Gear up for the holiday with some long weekend inspiration from our friend Coco Baudelle!
No matter where you plan to be for the upcoming holiday, one thing that’s fact is the excitement that builds up around the long weekend. Time is of value, and with an extra day (or two), making the most of it should be on top of your to-do list. “Getting away” is whatever you want to make of it; is this is the year you’re reaching for the passport? Or maybe you’re staying around town and planning the best ‘staycation’ you’ve ever had.
If you need a little inspiration, take some tips from NYC ‘it’ girl Coco Baudelle. Below, she gives us the low-down on all of her favorite city escapes. The ones that make her feel as if she’s halfway around the world, when really she’s just a couple miles beyond her own front door. From backyard gardens to late night cinemas, take a trip on Coco’s Staycation…
Go To >> Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Peonies the size of my head and fields of purple flowers. It feels like the south of France. It feels like a dream.
Go To >> Rockaway Beach
Rockaway is so close, yet we always forget about it. The ocean is everything to me, even just the smell of it. There’s really good tacos nearby and piña coladas at Connolly’s.
Go To >> Coney Island
Coney Island at night is so much fun. All of the lights and games, all the popcorn and the candies. But nothing beats my favorite: The fireworks.
Go To >> Panna II
If you want to get out of NY and right into space, this is where you need to go. This is my favorite indian restaurant in NYC because it is delicious and mesmerizing. The jalapeño lights might touch the top of your head, but thankfully, they’re not as hot.
Go To >> Sunshine Cinema
They have the best movies playing at midnight. It’s also my favorite movie theater in the city. I always get a small popcorn and frozen Junior Mints.
+Where are your NYC escapes? Tell us below!
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Photos by Jana Kirn.