City Ditties

  1. Genius or Vandal:  New Banksy Immersive Art Experience

    We’ve long been fans of the talented Mr. Banksy, ever since we did that Babesta Beat photoshoot with Katrina Tang (check our video out here) where we recreated some of his most famous works (Pranksy & the Playground Mob)! We just went to see the immersive Banksy exhibit in NYC, which is a fun afternoon and will inspire some good, provocative family conversation around topics like consumerism, war, equity, police, government or, if that's not their bag, at least about apes & rats :)

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  2. Staycation: Glamping on Governor's Island

    One of our favorite off beat things to do in(ish) the city! For residents and visitors alike, a mini-get away (with a tremendous view) to Governor's island to glamp overnight at the Collective Retreats property. Great food, great fun for a date-overnight or with the whole fam. Check it out!

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  3. Don’t Miss: Alex Da Corte on the Roof Garden/MET

    One thing we never miss when the weather gets nice is the roof garden at the MET, a spectacular view and a nice nibble in our quest for culture.

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  4. Gotta Go: Little Island Park

    We were so excited to check out Little Island on New York City’s west side! What once was Pier 54 has been transformed into a spectacular bouquet of greenery,
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  5. Around Town: Tune Into Cartoon Culture

         Time for a culture fix! This week we are excited about the throwback exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts. 

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  6. Summer Kickoff: Travel Roundup

         Who's ready to kickoff summer in high style? We have our picks for all the gear you need to know about this holiday weekend. Major bonus! These pieces will take you through the steamy days of summer whether you are sea or city bound!

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  7. Outta Dodge: Time for an Autumn Getaway

    Looking for an autumn getaway full of foliage? Let us recommend Winvian Farm, just a few miles north in beautiful Litchfield Hills, Connecticut. The 113 acre property features 18 individually designed resort cottages, some with quirky themes. Kids' choice: the helicopter cottage, a hanger with fully restored 1968 Sikorsky Coast Guard rescue chopper parked inside. If that's not your speed, choose the tree-house, 35-feet in the air, or a golf cottage where you and the kids can putt your way around the room.winvian farms                                                        Treehouse cottage at Winvian Farms.Both elegant and family friendly, the offerings are plentiful: Fill the day with a s'mores roast, horseback riding and hiking, to

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  8. Inspiration: Newport Rhode Island

    chic getaways for families in Newport Rhode IslandWe were inspired this week by Newport Rhode Island, a beautiful and elegant town replete with seaside mansions, museums, great restaurants, beaches and more.The "Must Do List" in Newport, includes Cliff Walk, where visitors can take a walking tour of the shoreline dotted by spectacular mansions, home long ago to the Vanderbilts and their ilk. If just seeing the outside is not enough, get a ticket to go inside and enjoy the opulent furnishings and lush settings- saddle up to a tour guide, as some of the stories are entertaining, especially for the kids, of well dressed dog companions, table manners and dining habits.Speaking of dining, when you're done drooling over these
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  9. Modern Tots need Modern Toys: Hittin' the Beach in Style

    beach toys 2_ by QuutWe think that every modern tot needs modern beach toys. These sleek and artful toys are beautiful objects in their own right, but to boot, they're super fun. Meet the Quut sand rake, Ballo pail, sand sifter and sand castle maker. Let the fun in the sun begin! Shop Quut!coolest beach toys by Quut 
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  10. Off the Walls: 1970s Punk Poster Scene

    Andrew Krivine posters IIAnarchy has left the U.K. and it's relocated to Philly. The Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia shows off a collection of punk era artwork and ephemera, celebrating the rage against the machine, safety pins, combat boots, studs and grommets that symbolized the period. "Pretty Vacant, The Graphic Language of Punk" brings together works by Peter Saville, Gee Vaucher and more collected by Andrew Krivine, on view until March 15. Via Huffington
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