Mornings O U T: DIA: BEACON

December 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Last weekend, Ashley and I ventured North for a BFF Day away.  We chose Beacon, NY because we’d both never been, it’s not too far from the city, and we’d heard good things. UM. BEACON IS GREAT. But Beacon’s jewel, DIA was really, really great.

Pulled from their site: Dia was founded in New York City in 1974 by Philippa de Menil, Heiner Friedrich, and Helen Winkler to help artists achieve visionary projects that might not otherwise be realized because of scale or scope. To suggest the institution’s role in enabling such ambitions, they selected the name “Dia,” taken from the Greek word meaning “through.” « Read the rest of this entry »

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Mornings Away: V E N I C E, Italy

December 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetVenice has an astonishing palette: pastels mixed with blues mixed with grays. I visited in the cold spring, and I’m now turning to those colors to get me through the cold winter (it is coming, I can feel it).

Looking back, I realize that I only posted photos from Murano & Burano, and Caffè Florian. I left out Venice’s best part: the water. The sinking buildings. The bright, bright blue.

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Weekend in L O N D O N

October 25, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Mornings Out: Biltmore Gardens. Asheville, NC.

July 29, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Mornings Away: Charleston, SC

July 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

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W E L C O M E to New York

August 7, 2015 § 1 Comment

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I moved to the city everyone talks about! It feels amazing and big and bold and right. My best friend and boyfriend happened to be here the weekend of settling. (Come back, please!) So taking everything in was somehow better. The metro. The park. The hoards of people. The infamous energy. It’s all here.

Some photos of the first week here. The last one of July. The summer going.

Bloggers, readers, friends! Please give me your recommendations. I have a lot to see and eat and drink. I’m here to stay.

P.S. Tell me Thi and Ashley aren’t the best? He takes really beautiful photos of her (not hard to do) and others in the city, which you can check out here.

D O W N T O W N Charleston

May 20, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Spring has been good to me. I was fortunate to spend a week in Charleston, SC to celebrate my graduation from The College.  Some vacations don’t feel like vacations. There’s stress. Or arguments. Or failed expectations. And poor weather. This was not the case.  This felt like a vacation in every sense. Sunshine. Lots of hugging. Champagne. More hugging.   All those emotions I’m known for (I get it from my mama, who teared up no less than five separate times). And well, you can’t beat the low country. Truly.

My family stayed in a farmhouse (no chickens or cows, just land) on John’s Island which was the best decision we’ve made maybe ever.  Kiawah Island wasn’t far, Angel Oak was even closer, and downtown Chs. was about half an hour drive. There was space, so much space.  Rocking chairs on the porches. Birds by the water. A dirt road. That.

For those considering visiting this city in the South. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Just. Freaking. DO. IT.

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I have posted a lot of Charleston recommendations throughout my blog’s two years of life, so excuse the repeats… but here are my ultimate Liz Recommends:

Fish and Oysters from Leon’s, juice from The Daily (their green lemonade + jalapeño is my jam), brunch at St. Alban’s, cocktails at The Belmont, beer at Closed for Business.  Sandwiches at Queen Street Grocery. More coffee at Black Tap (which officially roasts their own beans now!). Dinner at Chez Nous or if you are made of more money than I am, The Ordinary. If you’re made of no money, dinner at D’Allz or Santis. Shop at Blue Bicycle and Candlefish. Or get your hair cut and admire my best friend’s paintings at The Beacon on Spring, which just opened and is the coolest.  Walk around. Find gardens. Enjoy it.

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