Sunday, December 28, 2014

Favorite Things In Westchester And Beyond

A Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Yonkers: great movies, unique preview short clips, bottomless bowls of  popcorn and the best peanut butter chocolate milkshakes anywhere!

B Broadway Shows - My family has been fortunate to see a wealth a shows this year: Heathers, Book of Mormon, Curious Incident of the Dog in Nighttime, This Is Our Youth, Once, On the Town, Kinky Boots, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, All the Way, Nutcracker

C Classic Christmas in NY - Window shopping, visiting Santa at Macy's, and hot cocoa at City Bakery. yum!

D Driving, driving everywhere has taken on new meaning with a new driver in the house working on his permit. 

E Edgemont - Our small but spectacular community in southern Westchester.

F Film Festival in Telluride, Colorado - Eating, drinking, hiking, good friends and fabulous films.

G Gaucho Grill in White Plains - Delicious steaks, great service, but most importantly: Mojito perfection!!

H Hudson River - Beautiful views, lovely to hike along and great restaurants dot the shoreline.

I Immaculate Heart of Mary - Spending a lot of time at church this year readying my daughter for her Confirmation.

J Jack o Lantern Blaze - Unique Halloween-tastic display of jack o lanterns at Van Cortlandt Manor.

K Kensico Dam - Awesome place to ride a bike up around and down, with beautiful views.

L La Bella Havana Cuban food in Yonkers. How could something so simple as rice & beans be sooo delicious!

M Maplewood Club - My absolute favorite place to play tennis in the summer.  Where else can you find courts in the *shade*?

N Noni's in Scarsdale - has the best sandwiches. Period.

O The OCA (Old Croton Aqueduct) Trail - In 2014, I have been thoroughly enjoying continuing to walk this 44 mile trail a few miles at a time with my family.  Great conversation, fresh air and great exercise!

P Planet Fitness - convenient, right around the corner from Starbuck's and super cheap at $10/month.

Q Quenching my thirst at the aforementioned Starbucks's

R Rye Playland - love the boardwalk, perfect place to get my salt-air fix and view of Long Island Sound

S Snow Days - nothing beats being housebound with family while watching the white stuff pile up outside.

T Travel - As much fun as Westchester is to be in, it is also fun to occasionally get out.  Travel this year included the obligatory tri-annual trip to Walt Disney World, Hawaii, Norway, and Dallas.  

U Universities - Time to start the college tours.  So many to choose from....

V Volunteering - Plenty of opportunities to do unto others here in Westchester: in the school district, through the Junior League of Central Westchester, etc.

W Westchester Mall - Been around for 20 years and still a great mall to shop at!

X eXploration - love that you can drive 20 minutes north and go apple picking at an orchard or drive 20 minutes south and go to a comedy club in the City.

Y Yoga Haven - Best place in Westchester to get your Namaste on!

Z Zoo - Bronx Zoo, that is. The closest you can get to gorillas ever - side by side through a glass wall.

Thanks for reading. 

- Eve

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