Posts Categorized: Our Favorite Things

Flea Markets in New York City

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It’s still warm enough to enjoy a day trip into New York City, and my whole fam­ily likes wan­der­ing around a flea mar­ket. Here are some of the best in town: Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market (HKFM) offers a place where col­lec­tors and top-​notch hag­glers includ­ing the fash­ion éclat, artists, celebri­ties, tourists, and res­i­dents shop the… Read more »

A Hike For The Family

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Last Sunday, my friend and I threw cau­tion to the wind, blew off soc­cer games and home­work, and took the kids for a hike in Harriman State Park. They had a blast, rac­ing ahead of us, climb­ing over fallen logs till we reached a mined iron ore cave. The kids explored the huge cave, scrab­bling to the top very… Read more »

Fall Leaves Are Coming!

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As many of you may know, the Gingko leaves at Pier A in Hoboken turn a vivid yel­low for approx­i­mately 10 days at the begin­ning of November. It makes a mag­i­cal back­drop and ses­sions are always in high demand. We are now book­ing for the fol­low­ing dates: November 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th As long as we can get you into… Read more »

Plants For Your Kid’s Room

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Succulents and cac­tus are quite dif­fi­cult to kill so they make a great choice for your kid’s room. Obviously, the cac­tus will not work for younger chil­dren, but my girls love their col­lec­tion, and they only need very lit­tle water. Make a trip to the nurs­ery and have your child pick out the plants that catch their… Read more »

New Location…Hartshorn Arboretum

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We love the name! The Hartshorn Arboretum is located in Summit, New Jersey and makes a mag­i­cal set­ting for a Fall ses­sion. The arbore­tum includes over 16 acres of wood­land and a bird sanc­tu­ary. Mac took our girls for a test shoot at this loca­tion, and although we are biased, I think that the results are pretty cool. Call the stu­dio… Read more »

Alsted Farms is the place to be!

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Knowing that apple pick­ing sea­son is com­ing to a close, I took the girls to Alsted Farms last week­end. The farm is about an hour from Hoboken and just out­side of Chester. This place is amaz­ing! Not just apple pick­ing but a huge corn maze and a vari­ety of ani­mals to pet. It is a won­der­land for kids and also for adults… Read more »

Baked In A Cup

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Do you have a sweet tooth? This bak­ery makes the most fan­tas­tic cup­cakes that I have ever tasted. Madhuri Premnath, a hard­work­ing mother of two, has a loca­tion in Ramsey and also in Cedar Grove. They use fresh ingre­di­ents and no preser­v­a­tives — their but­ter­cream is a dream. Stop by and enjoy one of their 30 cup­cake options.