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.
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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
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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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