Montreal, Canada – Montreal Botanical Garden

Hi friends, welcome back to the conclusion of our long weekend in Montreal! I saved the best for last, especially if you are reading this on a drab winter day. The following morning was a Monday, so Jon headed into his office and I grabbed coffee from La Finca and headed to the Montreal Botanical…

NYBG Holiday Train Show & Glow – 2022

Hi friends, welcome back! Iโ€™m crossing another item off my NYC Christmas Bucket List, the New York Botanical Train Show! For over thirty years the New York Botanical Garden has transformed into a winter wonderland featuring model trains and over 190 replica NYC landmarks made entirely of natural materials. NYBG GLOW is also back and…

London – Kensington Palace & Gardens

Hi friends, welcome back to my Paris and London Anniversary series ๐Ÿ™‚ After exploring Notting Hill and taking a milkshake break, we headed to Kensington Palace. I wanted to see if we could get a glimpse of the front entrance, so we walked down Kensington Palace Gardens, one of the most exclusive and expensive streets…

Paris – Luxembourg Gardens & Eglise Saint-Eustache

Hi friends, welcome back to my Paris and London Anniversary series ๐Ÿ™‚ Jon and I were supposed to have our anniversary pictures this morning, but due to inclement weather, we postponed them until the following morning. This was the only day of slightly bad weather the whole trip so we got very lucky! We took…

Paris – Touring the Versailles Summer Homes

Hi friends, welcome back to my Paris and London Anniversary series ๐Ÿ™‚ Today is the final installment of our favorite day exploring Versailles. After touring the palace and gardens, we walked through The Park to get to the Trianon Palaces and Domaine de Marie Antoinette. You need additional tickets to visit these โ€œsummer homesโ€, and…

Paris – Exploring the Gardens of Versailles

Hi friends, welcome back to my Paris and London Anniversary series ๐Ÿ™‚ In case you missed the first post, you can check out our time visiting Saint Chapelle, the Concierge, and Notre Dame here, and the tour of the Palace of Versailles here. After Jon and I had walked through the palace twice, we headed…

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossoms

Hi friends, welcome back! As you know, Iโ€™m making my way through my Spring Bucket List and today Iโ€™m sharing the beautiful cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. My friend Liz and I went on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon and it seemed everyone had the same idea as us. The garden was PACKED with…

Central Park Fall Foliage Tour 2021 – Part 1

Hi friends, welcome back! Iโ€™ve been impatiently waiting for the leaves to change color in Central Park, but it seemed to be the last place in the Northeast to do so. Last week I took the subway all the way to 110thย Street at the northern most end of Central Park to explore and search for…