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Femme au Foyer · 3d ago

Chester State Park

It can be hard to tear ourselves away from the spectacular State Parks of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, but the parks in the Midlands have their own allure. Especially this time of year (before...
Femme au Foyer · 5d ago

Starry Nights at the newly-renovated Hooper Planetarium

The T.C. Hooper planetarium at Greenville’s Roper Mountain Science Center (RMSC) reopened early this year with more than $1 million in improvements. The 1989 planetarium was forced to close ...
Femme au Foyer · 1w ago

Food on Friday - ASADA

It seems that there is a new restaurant opening in the Upstate every week, and while we enjoy trying out the trendy spots (which often become favorites), we also have our go-to restaurants. ...
Femme au Foyer · 1W ago

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6

My last visit to Brooklyn Bridge Park was some time ago: Mikus was still flying for free and One World Trade still stood unfinished across in Manhattan. We explored DUMBO, saw Jane’s Carouse...
Femme au Foyer · 1W ago

Eight years

This picture was taken during mičošana, the Latvian “capping ceremony.” Mičošana was a very important part of the ancient Latvian wedding, which usually lasted three days. During mičošana, t...
Femme au Foyer · 1W ago

Central Park - from Hallett to Belvedere

I could spend an entire NYC vacation in Central Park and it wouldn’t get old. Every time we visit, I get a new perspective of the 842-acre refuge: sometimes seasonal, other times depending o...
Femme au Foyer · 2W ago

Easter in Brooklyn

 “How will the Easter bunny know we’re in New York?”“Where will the bunny hide the eggs?”When Easter morning rolled around, the bunny had done its job; plastic eggs had been hidden all aroun...
Femme au Foyer · 2W ago

Back to Manhattan: 30 Rock to Hallett Nature Sanctuary

We lucked out in that krusttēvswas able to shuffle his schedule around a bit and join us on one of our daily explorations of New York City. Everyone had a yen to return to Manhattan, and so ...
Femme au Foyer · 2W ago

NYC and Jamaica Bay

The next day in Brooklyn arrived cool and overcast, and instead of hopping on the subway to go east into Manhattan, we elected to go west, to Jamaica Bay. After our two days in Manhattan and...
Femme au Foyer · 3W ago

Five on Friday: the May edition

May in Greenville is possibly the busiest month of the year, with fun summer programs for kids kicking off, farmers markets ramping up with a bounty of spring produce, and a multitude of pro...