Escaping the Big Apple for Another Kind of Apple – Adventures and Apple Picking in Hudson Valley

img_7624Fall – The most glorious time of year in the northeast. The leaves are turning bright hues of red, yellow and orange. The air is crisp. The fabrics are lush. And the fireplaces are starting to crackle. It’s simply fabulous.

And there’s no better way to celebrate this magnificent time of year than with an all-American weekend in New York’s gorgeous Hudson Valley. Now sure there are endless activities around the state and the region to participate in, but Hudson Valley has a sort of enchanting and extra special vibe.  Continue reading “Escaping the Big Apple for Another Kind of Apple – Adventures and Apple Picking in Hudson Valley”

A Toast to Nikki Takes New York – One Year Blogiversary!

cheersIt’s been just over one year since I took a bite of the Big Apple, and I’m still chewin’! I moved to NYC last January and exactly one year to the day, I started my blog sharing all things food, fun, fashion and fabulous in this City of Dreams! For 365 (give or take) days, I’ve been exploring the Big Apple searching high and low for the best, coolest, quirkiest, and most fun things to do in NYC. I’ve explored Manhattan from Uptown to Downtown and just about everywhere in between, crossed bridges and tunnels into Brooklyn, Queens, and even New Jersey, and, I’ve certainly been on multiple subways and trains to do some extra special exploring outside these boroughs’ borders. There really is nothing quite like New York City, in all its greatness, to help you go beyond your comfort zone, push the boundaries and discover things about yourself you never really knew! So in honor of the one year anniversary of Nikki Takes New York, here’s a little recap of some of the amazing adventures I’ve embarked on. Go ahead dive in to New York City, it’s been waiting for you! Continue reading “A Toast to Nikki Takes New York – One Year Blogiversary!”

Fun on the Farm – A Fabulous Fall Day of Apple Picking & More

apple2When I first discovered apple picking a couple years ago, I promised myself I would make it a yearly tradition during the crisp fall months. Usually lasting from late August to late October, the apple picking harvest is a family friendly fun activity to embark on during this season. So this season, I decided to contact the Orange County Tourism Board for some suggestions on where to go. Continue reading “Fun on the Farm – A Fabulous Fall Day of Apple Picking & More”