Summer

LA: WEEK 2

LA: WEEK 2

Like I mentioned in my week 1 post, I am soulfully an East Coaster and initially didn’t get the whole California appeal. Though I don’t have a total change of heart, I’m still happy to report that LA is remarkable in less conventional ways, such […]

LA: WEEK 1

LA: WEEK 1

My 2 weeks in California were filled with just the right amount of amusement to keep this East Coast gal from yelling, “Where’s a damn bodega when you need one?!” I was invited by several friends to come bask in the California sun and take […]

Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain

The Hudson Highlands hold many treasures; one of them being Bear Mountain. I remember coming here once when I was a kid on a family outing, so it will come as no surprise that my second visit here was by way of another family outing. […]

Stamford Retreat 2017

Stamford Retreat 2017

For the past 3 years, I’ve taken annual summer trips to Stamford, NY in Delaware County. I come here for an all-women’s Torah retreat which leaves me feeling spiritual, inspired, and full of sisterly love. Though the grounds haven’t changed much from any of my […]

Stamford Retreat 2016

Stamford Retreat 2016

My much-needed vacation finally came around! If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you’ll know I travel to Scotch Valley in Stamford, NY every summer to reconnect with nature and learn Torah with my fellow Jewesses. This year, however, the rain came down […]

Stamford Retreat 2015

Stamford Retreat 2015

Immediately after checking into my room, I couldn’t wait to begin circling the grounds in search of new furry friends and critters. This was my second year in Stamford for the annual all-women’s Torah retreat. It provided me with the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted […]

Stamford Retreat 2014

Stamford Retreat 2014

I was ecstatic when I boarded the coach bus for my first Torah retreat in the gorgeous Delaware County, located just three hours north of NYC. Stamford particularly has the quaintest little town. I absolutely got the wanderlust country vibe and had a hard time […]