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The forgotten magic of Untermyer Gardens

The forgotten magic of Untermyer Gardens

September 22, 2014 |  Category:   favorite posts life outings

Discovering a gem like we did on Sunday makes you wonder how many other little known places remain hidden. You know how we love to visit old mansions and estates in the New York area. This one was never on our radar until we happened to casually do a last minute search on things to do within an hour’s drive of the city. Untermyer Gardens may currently be in a period of restoration, but there’s no denying that the state of ruins add to the magic and nostalgia of days gone by (the foggy weather helped too). You know a place is really special when you turn a corner and find something unexpected that completely surprises you. I was taking… CONTINUE READING

summers at wave hill

summers at wave hill

August 12, 2014 |  Category:   life

Hard to believe this is NYC, but it is. Wave Hill has been on our list of places to visit for years, but we only got around to it this summer a few weekends ago. It might very well be one of my favorite places in the city now. The various gardens are beautiful, but I love that there are so many things to look at – in the cracks along the stone walls, in the archways, and in the many little pots that house succulents and plants that I’ve never even seen before. It’s peaceful here and I’ve been seeking out places of refuge in the city this summer just to think.   We’re going to spend a week… CONTINUE READING

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