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
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
September 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
New York seems determined to hold on to its last vestiges of warmth during this autumn, but as the temperature slowly starts to drop and the leaves begin to fall, it is once again time to reassess my beauty essentials, both at home and on the road. Continue reading
If 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.