You know what’s even better than scoring that expensive moisturizer at a Sephora sale or finally finding the purse you’ve been lusting after for half-off on Ebay? A weekend away in the mountains, where life just seems to fade away and the most difficult decision you’ll have to make all weekend is what book you want to read by the fireside and whether you want a glass of red or white wine to sip along with your book.
Matt and I took the perfect retreat up in New York a few weeks ago and let me tell you, Scribner’s Catskill Lodge is the place to go if you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway in the upstate area.
As I’m sure is the case for many of y’all, I’m the kind of person who takes approximately a million photos while on vacation. I like to think that I have somewhat of an artistic eye, so I spend a decent amount of my vacations squatting and angling my body in an attempt to perfectly capture each moment. While I’m sure it can be annoying for those around me, I can’t help but want to try to capture the beautiful moments that I might otherwise forget (i.e. the way the sun shone through the cherry blossoms or how perfect the streets look after a rainstorm).
I’ve been in love with Granger & Co.’s ricotta hotcakes since I first tried them three years during a morning trip with friends out to Notting Hill. I’ve tried to recreate them a few times since but their never turn out quite the same–maybe because I don’t have honeycomb butter readily available??–which means that I’ve just been drooling over the memory of the hotcakes for the past few years.
So when I was planning/trying to figure out what restaurants I wanted to eat in while Matt and I were in London for a few days, I immediately put Granger & Co. at the top of the list.
There’s very little that I love more than a good meal in life (other than binge watching shows on Netflix, of course). So when I was in Paris, I was excited to eat all of the chausson aux pommes, cheese, meats, and croissants that my heart desired.
I was especially excited when Matt surprised me with lunch Le Relais de l’Entrecôte on our third day in Paris, after we had spent the past few hours building up an appetite walking through the Musée d’Orsay and admiring some of the best works of the Impressionist movement.
As I’ve said (probably way too many times), I’m a big museum nerd. Whether they focus on art, natural history, or science, I love them all. And, as y’all probably already know, Paris has some of the best museums in the world, rich with history and culture. So when Matt and I were in Paris the other week, I dragged him along with me to a few of my favorite museums.
I’ve always been a wanderer at heart. Whether it be flying across the world to see the Great Pyramids of Giza, taking the train down to Washington, DC, or simply walking out my backdoor to see if anything new is going on in my city, I’ve been incredibly lucky to see so much this world has to offer.
But now that I’ve been working full-time for the past few years, it’s definitely a little more difficult to be sporadic when it comes to traveling–both time-wise and expense-wise. And while I’m the first to admit that I’ a bit of a shopaholic (I’m looking at you Sephora and Amazon Prime), if you put your mind to it saving for your dream vacation will become a breeze!