Beauty in the Bronx
It’s always fun to find peaceful places in cities like quiet cafes with nice staff who remember your name or random little well-kept corner parks on smaller streets. I compare it with finding a $20 bill on the street. You just feel lucky in that moment and then it brightens your days for a while afterward. That’s how I felt about going to Wave Hill Gardens in Riverdale this past weekend with my friend Alden, blogger extraordinaire at Clean Hippie (see her hanging out with the indentified gourds below – isn’t she adorable?).
The gardens are stunning, the food truck is really tasty and the views are worth the Metro North ride. It’s not a big park and the main mansion was closed (re-opening in June 2013, just in time for someone’s wedding) so we resolved to bring books next time. That way we can have an afternoon sitting in the Rietveld lawn chairs breathing some cleaner air and converting some Vitamin D in the sun.
Note to future hosts and hostesses of visiting parents: this is an awesome activity to show off the five boroughs. M and I have this one on the docket for next time our parents come visit!