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Lavender fields on the North Shore, LI

Lavender fields on the North Shore, LI

July 13, 2016 |  Category:   life outings seasonal

Have you ever stood in the middle of a lavender field? It’s an experience that feeds all the senses. The blooming season is quite short though, and we’ve missed it the last couple of years, but I made sure to mark the season on my calendar because I’ve been wanting to go back for years. The lavender farm closest to us is located on the North Shore of Long Island. If you’re driving from the city, it’s a couple of hours drive, but you can make a nice day trip of it and visit farm stands, wineries and all the charming towns that line the North Fork. It’s one of our favorite places to go in the New York area.… 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

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