Weekend Recap: Summer Strolls in Battery Park and Woodbury Outlets

Happy Monday! I can’t believe how fast June has come and gone. Time flies in the summer and I’m doing my best to take advantage of the warm weather and with New York offering so many things to do outside this season, we’re slowly crossing them off the list.


We’ve been addicted to The Flash for the last week, so we had a slow start to our day and watched a few episodes. By midday we went over to Regal Battery Park to watch Wonder Woman. One word for this movie? WOW. I had heard that this movie was good, but I really enjoyed it and at times got emotional? It was so full of ‘Girl Power’ and I loved every second of it.

We grabbed dinner at PJ Clarke’s; they have the best burger and fries in the neighborhood. From Brookfield Place, we strolled all the way down to the Staten Island Ferry. We walked through South Cove; a cove that resembled nothing like you’d find in the city. Only here will you find the blue lights that line the walkways and the greenery there resembled more wilderness than the neat and pristine planters New Yorkers are accustomed to.

We also strolled by Seaglass Carousel, a new addition to The Battery Conservancy.


Ray and I joined our friends, PJ, on a 1.5 hour drive north of Manhattan to have brunch at Blooming Hill Farm.

The farm is known for their unaltered, eclectic and broad produce offerings. They grow and forage over 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables on a hundred acres in Orange County, NY, and are proud to sell to some of the finest restaurants in New York City, New Jersey, and the Hudson Valley.

Blooming Hill Farm offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday on the property and every so often they’ll have dinner events. See brunch menu here. Ray and I ordered the French Toast Bread Pudding and BBQ Chicken Pizza. The food was delicious and the spot that were were seated at was so charming. We got caught in a rain shower but with the food we had and the scenery we were surrounded in, I didn’t mind it one bit.

After brunch we went over to Brotherhood Winery, America’s oldest winery, for wine tastings. We had 5 flights of a range of wines from rieslings to cabernet sauvignon and ciders. We purchased a few wines to take back home.

We spent a good chunk of our afternoon browsing Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. I always love coming to these outlets; I almost always walk away purchasing something. I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing..

I did find that the Coach x Disney collection was on clearance with an additional 50% off! I was most excited for this find — the coin purse was about $25 and the crossbody bag was $50. I’m proud of myself for not picking up the luggage tags ($17), Mickey ear bags, make up pouches, wallets, etc from the collection. Talk about restraining myself!

This weekend was so fun, in and out of the city!