Down by the Bay // livelovesimple.com

Down by the Bay

Every summer at the end of July, my family took a trip to the seaside. Through my childhood, those trips gave me life. I looked forward to it all year and there was so much magic in it all. My heart still explodes with joy to think about it. The sand, the ocean, the boardwalk,…

Woodstock Travel Guide

Travel Guide: Woodstock, New York

Woodstock has been on my travel bucket-list for awhile. Most people equate Woodstock with tie-dye, hippies and the 3-day outdoor music festival, but that festival did not actually take place there. It took place in Bethel, about 1.5 hours southwest. Still, Woodstock has become a beautiful bohemian destination in its own right. My recent trip…

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A Hot Day at the Fair

Yesterday we made our annual family trip to the county fair. Now I’ve been going to this particular fair for as long as I can remember, and being that it’s in August, it is always hot. However, yesterday took things to a whole other level. For the first time that I can recall, every single…

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend // 2018

My extended family on my father’s side has property in the Catskill Mountains of New York. I grew up in this place, celebrating warm weather holidays in the magic of these mountains. Our family calls this place “The Property,” a space where you are surrounded by nature, loved ones, friends, and breathtaking views. It’s far…

Bellvale Creamery // livelovesimple.com

Ice Cream is Always a Good Idea

It’s Friday and Memorial Day Weekend is kicking off! Despite what the calendar says, around here Memorial Day Weekend means summer is beginning! It is such a fun & exciting time of the year for us. With summer on the horizon, the magic of warm weather is dancing through our minds. BBQs, carnivals, fairs, days…