I recently hiked part of the Delaware Raritan Canal with Reno. The area is absolutely gorgeous. Reno enjoyed walking by the water. The flat ground made for an easier hike with him because it is relatively flat. Reno is getting a little older now and I am looking for places that he can hike that don't put a lot of stress on his joints. Please check out the pictures below!
Here is Reno taking a short break.
We did it! Good job, Reno!
See you soon!
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Happy Halloween! xoxo, Stef & Reno
I am so excited to announce that my new adult coloring book, "A Festive Siberian Husky," is now available! I have been working on this book for quite awhile and it has been really fun to create. The idea for the book came to me as I walked my Siberian Husky, Reno, around on the New York City streets last winter. People just lit up seeing how happy Reno was in the cold weather. I decided that I would try and make a book that had all of my favorite elements of the fall and winter season.
"A Festive Siberian Husky" contains thirty-five illustrations in the book. A few illustrations contain Siberian Husky puppies, while most include adult male and female Siberian Huskies. Some scenes take place indoors in cozy homes, while others are outside in the fall leaves and snow. Most scenes are drawn in realistic-style, but there are several drawn in a more light-hearted cartoon style for fun. Some holidays are sprinkled throughout the book including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day. I hope you enjoy the book!
xoxo, Stef & Reno
This Week's Place To See In New York City:
Fraunces Tavern Museum and Restaraunt
One of my all time favorite New York City destinations is Fraunces Tavern Museum and Restaurant. Step back in time while visiting this historic site at 54 Pearl Street. The site served as a headquarters for George Washington and peace negotiations with the British took place here, too.
Enjoy touring the museum and then head over to the restaurant and have some delicious fare. I really enjoyed the pot pie. The drinks are superb, too.
Reno In Pictures
I love this dress from Free People! Head chain by Ettika.
See you next week! xoxo, Stef
This Week's Place To See in NYC
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
I was so surprised that I had never visited this hidden gem in New York City. This beautiful historic site is operated by the Colonial Dames of America. It is located at 421 East 61st Street. It is one of only eight still-standing buildings in Manhattan from this time period. It was originally built as a stable and carriage house in 1799. Later, it was transformed into a day hotel in 1826.
The hotel served as a great getaway from the busy day to day life of New York City. Visitors would stop in for refreshments, lemonade, spirits, and water. The interior of the hotel is beautiful and it feels like traveling back in time to that era upon visiting. Admission is available for $8.00 for adults and tours run from 11:00 - 4:00 on a walk in basis. It is also worth noting that the museum has many fun events that run throughout the year.
Next week I will be bringing you another fun place to visit in the tri-state area! Keep reading below for more Reno, nature, and fashion...
Reno In Pictures
This was one of my favorite shoots with Reno. Here he is my little dire wolf. This shoot we were depicting a modern Game of Thrones style. Dress by DVF.
It is almost trench coat season! I love looking for a trench coat that can last for many seasons. Trench coats are so versatile they can be worn over jeans to over a elegant cocktail dress. This one is by Karen Millen.
Central Park Nature
See you next week! xoxo, Stef & Reno
I thought I would start chronicling some of my favorite weekend activities in New York City. I visited the Hamilton Grange National Museum recently, and it was just beautiful. The two-story Federal-style house was completed in 1802. It was fondly named "The Grange" by Alexander Hamilton. It was Hamilton's country home in NYC and a place he loved.
The museum is a National Park site. The site is located at 414 West 141st Street. I took the express A train to 145th Street. The local B and C trains also are an option. I recommend looking up specific tour times before arrival. A guided tour by a park ranger allows you access to the second floor. Before the tour, you will see a short fifteen-minute movie about Alexander Hamilton's life. The movie is fascinating. I liked learning more about Alexander Hamilton's early life and all of the struggles he overcame as a young boy.
After the movie, a park ranger will lead you to the second floor. Here you will find a beautiful entryway, a living room that was used for entertaining, a stately dining room, and two smaller rooms. The high ceilings and molding within the house are quite impressive, especially considering the time period.
Towards the end of the tour, you will watch a short movie detailing how the house was moved in 2006 from its prior location two blocks away. The house was also moved in 1889.
Please join me next week and I will detail another fun weekend spot to visit in NYC!
Here are some other moments from this week. The weather was a bit cooler in NYC, and Reno and I had a blast taking advantage of many Central Park moments!
See you next week! xoxo, Stef
Hiya! Happy Friday! Today I felt like taking Reno to the park. I didn't feel like going on a long walk. It is so nice to sometimes just sit in one place and goof off! Reno really enjoyed just playing around. It was a bit too hot to do anything else. I have to make sure he doesn't get too hot in this weather.
Today I wore one of my cropped tops from my line that I designed. I love the design of the horse. Horses have become part of my life since 2009. I started riding for the first time then and I just absolutely love it! I really enjoy getting to know a bunch of different horses at my barn and learning about each of their different personalities. What works for one horse may not work for another. There is something about a horse that represents a 'free spirit.'
See you next week! xoxo, Stef
Happy Thursday! I love working out with my dog. Having a workout buddy can include a pet! Reno and I typically walk a few miles a day together. We take a lot of breaks during our walk in the warmer weather. During that time, I do stretches and some other parts of my workout routine. I will be posting more about our healthy lifestyle over the next month or so! <3 Stef and Reno
I hope you had a lovely week! It has been super hot here in New York City. We are taking our outdoor adventures a little more slowly due to the heat. I have posted some of my favorite photographs from this week below.
I am so excited that an audio book will soon be available for Reno The Mystic! I am working with a wonderful producer and I can't wait to share the final product with you. The book will be available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.
Scene from Reno The Mystic. Reno is being chased by evil Leopold.
Please also check out Portraits of a Siberian Husky available now!
This book contains over 50 of my favorite Reno pictures. This book is 8 x 10 and makes a great coffee table book!
See you next week. xoxo, Stef
Enter for a chance to win one of two copies on Goodreads!
I can't believe it is August 1st! Central Park is looking beautiful. I have really enjoyed taking pictures of Reno. Many people have asked me about a photography book the last couple of months. I decided that I will be compiling a book featuring my favorite portraits of Reno. I can't wait!
I am really excited to be teaming up with Venture Bracelets. Each bracelet sold provides one day of clean water to a person in need in Haiti. I just received my bracelet and I love it! It has beautiful blue beads with bronze detail. I love the charm and the bronze accent bead. I will be posting more photos of this bracelet very soon. Use code "Stephanie10" to receive a discount on your order.
See you next week! xoxo, Stephanie
I love spending my time outdoors and writing about my Siberian Husky, Reno! I also write about nature, beauty, fitness, and fashion. xoxo
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