Thursday, June 13, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
On that idyllic farm 30 minutes north of Manhattan...is a tractor. Colette found it and drove for a long while.
There are divine bouquets of freshly cut flowers from their fields.
Chickens grazing the way they were meant to, not in some terrifying factory-farmed broiler house situation.
Younglings growing in the greenhouse swelter.
Pig tails. Colette loved the pig tails and their constant snorting.
Long, winding trails in the woods. Colette took a long nap on a long walk where we got lost and enjoyed all the moments of the stillness around - the mushrooms and the water and the ripening strawberries.
Patchwork fields of crops. So beautiful.
On Sundays there is a farmer's market and a lovely cafe for baked goods and brunch (and of course, a renowned restaurant for the rather well-heeled - the restaurant purchases 70% of the farm's goods for its food).
Blue Hill at Stone Barns | 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills, NY
Friday, June 7, 2013
Right up the street from us is a new joint called "The Grange". It is a neighborhood eatery/pub and we are super excited about all the great new spots opening up around our part of Harlem: Hamilton Heights. I guess Xavier has a knack for choosing vanguard neighborhoods, because two years ago when we bought our house, you might not have guessed the potential around here (I certainly wasn't totally convinced). The owner of the "The Grange" is an Irish gentleman named Roy and we love what he has done with the place. We can't wait to take friends to brunch here on the weekend.