This is the first time in awhile we haven’t had a trip on the docket. In a way, it’s nice to think of all the possibilities… & of course, to realize it only means we have more time to enjoy our beach home and NYC!

Lately I’ve realized how many amazing spots there are locally in the New York/New Jersey area I have yet to explore. I’m making it a goal of mine to start arranging more weekend trips to places on my bucket list that are way overdue, and totally accessible!

This summer my best friend Cate is having her bachelorette party in the Hamptons. Being a Jersey Shore gal, I’ve never really been! Super excited for some girl time and how could you not look forward to this house (above)?

A few other local NY/NJ bucket list spots:

  • DYING to try Blue Hill at Stone Barns and spend the weekend at Richard Gere’s B&B, the Bedford Post Inn. Hint hint hubby? 🙂
  • A North Fork weekend! The Long Island vineyards are such a great NYC getaway. We stayed at Shinn Estates a couple years ago and it was so much fun. Post to come on that experience.
  • Spending a bit more time exploring the outer boroughs! We usually head west to Jerz instead of east. Really want to try Lillia in Williamsburg along with see new parts of BK – Prospect Park & Cobble Hill.
  • Some Jersey Shore restaurants I’ve yet to make it to :: Larimar in Spring Lake, Atlantic Bar & Grill in Seaside Park and 9th Avenue Pier in Belmar.

Let me know your NY/NJ bucket list reccos to add!