Every spring, I compile a little to do list of things and places I want to go and see all summer long. This summer, I knocked off a ton of my personal goals: mainly things like learning to play tennis, working out every day, and trying new sports. I am also considering doing a mini triathlon. FUN or organized torture!?!
I managed to haul ass to Europe, but its the little weekend trips that never seem to happen. Why? Once I’m settled in Jersey with the kids- it’s hard to transplant and move somewhere else. ‘I’m already on a vacation- why would I go somewhere else’ type of thoughts abound, especially with the hub. Now I realize, I should have been taking these weekend trips while I was still in NYC this spring before summer hit full swing and I STILL can do some of it this fall! Its still summer for most of September and every New Yorker knows September is one of the few bearable months in NYC, when life couldn’t be better (Except for Fashion’s Night Out, which is a small miniature hell). I went back to the city for a meeting and THIS is how I felt about being back. My summer was awesome and I loved every minute of NJ but I cant say Im sad to get back to the crazy city that holds us captive.
Anyway, the little trips I wanted to take:
1. The Surf Lodge, Montauk
Everyone and their mother has gone to Montauk this summer. EVERYONE. Every weekend Im treated to more delightful photos via instragram of people delighting in the surfy east coast campy vibe that is The Surf Lodge and I am jealous. Only problem is that this place is booked into oblivion. Its probably still gorgeous all through fall though, right? Learn more HERE.
2. The Pollock Krasner House, East Hampton
While hanging out in the Hampton’s, I would be remiss if I didn’t visit the studio and home of artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Learn more HERE.
3. The Phillip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan CT
I wrote about this earlier in the spring, The Glass House is only about an hour out of NYC and open from May- November. There is definitely still time to get this one done, as a little Sunday day trip with the kids. (Who brings kids to a glass house filled with art? Me? My grandma would. This is how kids learn about important things!) Learn more HERE.
4. Newport, RI
Mansions + beach town = Nuff said. I havent been there since I was a kid, and plus Courtney lives there when she is not in NYC.
5. Monet’s Gardens at New York Botanical Gardens
The New York Botanical Garden’s tribute to Monet’s gardens in Giverney is supposed to be amazing. Since I saw nothing of this in Paris (I saw nothing of anything) I owe myself a trip uptown to see this exhibit. And its open until October 16. So definitely possible. Learn more HERE.
Oh, plus glamping, and then all of the West Coast. Yea.
What did miss? Have you made summer lists like this? Have you done any cool weekend trips in and around NYC? Arent driving trips very underrated?