Travel in Style: Kestrel Beauty Bag Review

Kestral Commonwealth Bag

I am always on the lookout for the perfect little beauty bag to store my various potions while I am on the road. Recently, I came across the Kestrel FW14 bag collection, and I loved the plaid Commonwealth collection. Reminding me of back to school style, I received* the beauty pouch and the large clutch, perfect for keeping my passport and travel documents safe along my journey. The coated canvas material is ideal for travel, as it’s easy to clean and keep from wearing along your trip. Continue reading

What to do in Phoenicia, New York in the Fall

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Where to Stay

The Graham and Co. is a hipster’s paradise up in Phoenicia’s mountain town. With the air of an adult sleep-away camp, this bungalow style hotel offers private rooms and bunk bed options. A large green yard with a fire pit is surrounded on all sides by the lush mountain views, visible from the pool as well. Grab a free bike and don’t miss the farm fresh breakfast. Continue reading

Leaf Peeping in Phoenicia on Foot and Freight

2014-10-13 12.27.27September and October are prime leaf peeping months to head upstate New York for a colorful weekend getaway. During a weekend at The Graham and Co. for the Phoenicia Flea, I took a day to explore the brightly tinted leaves in the Catskill region. For more adventurous travelers, there are many trails and hikes up into the mountains for a birds eye view and some prime photo spots. However, if you are looking for a leisurely afternoon, the Catskill Mountain Railroad offers a 45 minute foliage train ride. Continue reading

Vintage Treasures at Phoenicia’s Mystery Spot

2014-10-12 14.22.34If you like places that look frozen in time, haunted with a past that begs to be told over a campfire, then you’ll find it worthwhile to visit Phoenicia’s Homer & Langley’s Mystery Spot Antiques. Advertised throughout town as the home of Veronica Lake’s ashes, this store of oddities can draw you in for hours. From animal heads and old dolls, to musty books and vintage dresses, each crammed corner of this store is full of strange and mysterious objects, that all come with a story. Perfect to while away the hours of a rainy day, make your way back into the depths of the shop for some hidden treasures to take home.

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