Sometimes there are those perfect days where you can visit special places, really feel quiet moments, hear the calm in your head, breath deeper, and soak beauty right down to your bones. Everyone has those special places they like to visit where they can step out of the norm, refuel their fires, and generate creativity. Before I had children I was able to hop a plane and leap into new worlds on a whim – not anymore. Now I must find special places closer to home, short weekend trips to local cities, an afternoon antiqueing with a friend, a walk through an epic garden or a quick gallery stop.
I have always loved beautiful old estates with ritzy gardens and when in New York visiting my sister in the Bronx I love to go to Wave Hill.
A gorgeous 28 acres with far off views of Manhattan, Wave Hill sits high on a shelf above the Hudson River. Visitors freely stroll the grounds, taking in the manicured public gardens, greenhouse, art gallery, 100-year-old wisteria dripping over pillared stone walls and patio coffee shops. What’s not to love!
Today I am still dreaming my yard looks like this …. instead of the plastic toy, yard sale explosion it really is – back to reality and getting crafty with the kids tomorrow.