Member’s Night at the Brooklyn Botanic: A Cocktail Evening around the Lily Pond

At the beginning of September the Brooklyn Botanical Garden hosted its last member event for the summer. It was a night filled with music, cocktails, fun and more. Ever since becoming a member by redeeming my membership back in September 2015, I’ve taken a lot of advantage of being in close proximity to the gardens. Read More »

Spending Labor Day at the Far Rockaways

Labor Day Weekend was special in a few ways. One of them was certainly the advent of our first hurricane since Sandy. Hurricane Hermine decided to circumvent the metro area but the mayor still decided to shut down all beaches, quoting riff waves and rough currents as a safety hazard. Read More »

Fire Island: A Weekend Trip to Ocean Beach (Part 2)


After our shopping and exploration tour we were finally ready for the beach. And boy was it hot that day! I forgot about those dog days which usually happen end of July through beginning of August. During mid-August they were certainly still around and it was a welcome change to hop into the water and cool off. The beach itself had a small wooden path leading to the sand. Read More »