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summer’s midpoint, and chasing sunsets

summer’s midpoint, and chasing sunsets

August 2, 2016 |  Category:   life

Taking any kind of extended leave from full time employment is a delicate dance between truly enjoying myself and suppressing any feelings of guilt for taking time off. To be fair, it wasn’t entirely intentional. But summer dictates its own unique rhythm and pace in terms of freelance work (clients don’t seem to be in any kind of hurry) and thus, I’ve had more free time on my hands than anticipated. If I’m counting myself as my own client in terms of my impossibly long list of tasks for our business, I’m guilty of some serious procrastination myself. But if there’s any season that’s best to slow down, wouldn’t it be summer? Ironically, trying to slow down life might just… CONTINUE READING

Sands point, the guggenheim estate

Sands point, the guggenheim estate

May 8, 2014 |  Category:   life outings

Our fascination with the Gold Coast Mansions of Long Island continues and we found a new one to visit last weekend at Sands Point, which is the home to the Guggenheim Estate. There are walking trails and acres of grass to set up a picnic, and access to a quiet beach which hands down sealed the deal when we were thinking of places to go on that sunny Saturday. We had space to run, think and enjoy the view; pretty much the perfect place to spend a day.   And you know what I did? Read. Not on my phone, not on the computer, but an actual book. Sadly, I can’t remember the last time I read a book uninterrupted… CONTINUE READING

remembering the north fork

remembering the north fork

May 16, 2013 |  Category:   life outings

I will confess, I have never been to the Hamptons. Not once in all my life long years as a New Yorker. When we think of Long Island beaches, we usually head to Robert Moses or Jones Beach as it’s a quick drive from my parents’ house, but when we want to spend a day tootling around the island for some peace and quiet, we head to the North Fork. It’s kind of like the anti-Hamptons and it might just be one of our favorite places to go. Things are quiet out here. Yes, you might hit some traffic as there really is only one main road going all the way to the end until there is no more land,… CONTINUE READING

an evening walk around New Suffolk in the North Fork

an evening walk around New Suffolk in the North Fork

August 26, 2009 |  Category:   travels

We didn’t do so well in keeping up with our after-dinner evening walks in the city, but it was so much easier to get out of the house at the beach when we didn’t have life and work in the way. There’s something about the ocean air and breeze that motivates you out the door. The light is different and shifts continuously. Many of the houses in the town of New Suffolk are as old as the mid-1800s and many have retained some of the original details like the interior doors and door handles. We got to see the inside of one such house on one of our walks when Mia befriended a little toddler boy who came running out… CONTINUE READING

a good time at the aquarium

a good time at the aquarium

July 7, 2008 |  Category:   life

We made a day out of the Atlantis Aquarium over in Riverhead, Long Island this weekend and while I’m usually underwhelmed by these things (too hectic with the crowds), we all had a really good time. The aquarium had a huge banner that said “voted top 10 aquariums for kids by Parents Magazine” and it really was especially good for kids. Even better, I think, than the big aquarium over at Mystic Seaport that we visited last year (by the way, when did aquariums get so expensive? $26 for adults, $21 for kids? Sheesh). It was the first time Claudine was old enough to really be aware of the exhibits and it was fun watching her reaction to things. She… CONTINUE READING

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