The Graham and Co. held their second weekend of the Phoenicia Flea over Columbus Day weekend and it was the perfect fall weekend retreat. Just a short 3 hour bus ride from New York’s Port Authority, Phoenicia is a town on the cusp. A hipster getaway, thanks to the stylish and very instagramable Graham and Co hotel, the crowd at the Phoenicia Flea looked like a scene right out of Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg, albeit a bit quieter. The Flea was a highly curated group of artisans, designers, and creatives including brands like Escape Brooklyn, Straw and Gold, Owlkill Studio, Local Creative, Thorneater and more.
With fall in full force and Halloween just around the corner, now is the ideal time to escape New York City and head upstate, or in my case to New Jersey, to partake in some classic autumn activities. I drove to Secor Farms, just a quick one hour drive from Brooklyn for their farm fresh activities. Continue reading
Happy almost Halloween! With pumpkins gracing every corner market and decorations lighting up the streets at night, it’s natural to want to partake in the holiday spirit. If you’re not a fan of the generic costume, or just want to start joining in the Halloween festivities early, here is some sartorial inspiration. Break out your fall wardrobe and spread some festive spirit throughout the month of October.
Pebbled beaches, bright blue water, winding, cobble stoned streets are a few things that come to mind when picturing Nice, one of the jewels of the Côte d’Azur. The tip of Southern France is filled with tiny coastal towns, each more picturesque than the last, and Nice (pronounced like niece) is no exception. The smell of warm, buttery croissants fills the air each morning as the patisseries open, and by noon the stony swath of sand fills with sun seekers. My favorite element of the town was visiting its daily outdoor market, where local vendors sold fruit so fresh and mouthwatering that it was hard to believe they were real.
Stories of Marie Antoinette and her royal excess are far more easily imagined after a visit to the palace of Versailles. From the chandelier decked hall of mirrors to the cloud topped canopied bed and the maze-like grounds, each corner of Versailles brings a new form of luxury and opulence.