Eat, Shop, and Play Your Way Through New York City

911 Memorial Museum and reflecting pool

911 Memorial Museum and reflecting pool

What’s not to love about the Big Apple? It’s high energy, a great walking city, has wonderful neighborhoods, terrific food, and yes, even friendly people. You can’t possibly do everything you want to in one trip, so choose a few things and have fun!

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Passion for the Palate: Channing Daughters Winery

Walter Channing’s sculpture

Walter Channing’s sculpture

When choosing a term to encapsulate Channing Daughters, the word that comes to mind is “passion.” What happens when a venture capitalist, a viticulturist, a French Culinary Institute-graduate-turned-sommelier, and a nonprofit theater manager contribute their collective talents to a winery partnership? An authentic, creative approach to winemaking is the inevitable result. The sparklingly sincere Allison Dubin, winery manager, explains Channing Daughters is a magical place that seems to draw people with a true dedication to the craft of winemaking. For these reasons, a visit to the 26-acre vineyard in Bridgehampton, New York, is an immersive experience in artisanal winemaking at its very finest.

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Experience New York City as a Local

Views of magical Manhattan make New York City an unforgettable experience

Views of magical Manhattan make New York City an unforgettable experience

When we travel to a destination, we try to find ways to visit as if we’re locals. Sometimes that means staying in an apartment in a cool neighborhood. Other times it might mean working extra hard before the trip to find the newest hidden restaurants the locals are only now beginning to discover. Or it might include avoiding the tourist attractions altogether and just finding a neighborhood to explore.

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Hamptons: Summer Fit & Fun

Paddle Diva Stand Up Paddle Yoga class on Three Mile Harbor

Paddle Diva Stand Up Paddle Yoga class on Three Mile Harbor

When the rooftop bars are packed, it’s time for the ultimate city escape: summer season in the Hamptons. For the uninitiated, it might seem as though Hamptonites arrive for the weekend bikini-ready. But if you intend to transition from renter to regular, it’s best to know how to keep in shape in between martinis at the Surf Lodge and late-night libations at Ruschmeyer’s.

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