The May Agenda

The May Agenda

In an effort to make sure that I get out of the house at reasonable intervals (#bloggerlife) and enjoy the nice spring days ahead, I’ve set an ambitious agenda this month. As much as I love making my way to New York City (because there are always fun things to do there!), I’ve decided to stay close to home and enjoy all that Long Island has to offer.

Try: If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I think brunch is all day, e-v-e-r-y-d-a-y. Luckily, Long Island does not disappoint in the brunch category. Now that the weather is nicer, a good weekly Sunday brunch is in order. And I’m on the hunt to find some new places to share with you all.

Read: I’m still looking for some good book recommendations (#helpagirlout). I’ve never been into fiction — favoring more of the empowerment genre — but I think I’m ready to give it another chance. Have you read any good books lately?

Go: There is no shortage of things to do on Long Island. Trips to the East End and Fire Island are always on my itinerary come spring and summer. But recently, I realized that there are a whole bunch of museums and attractions that I haven’t been to since I was a kid. I would love to visit Sagamore Hill, the Vanderbilt Museum, and the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. While I’m sure I won’t be able to cross all of these things off my agenda this month, it’s good to have goals. Right?

Do: Emily over at Cupcakes and Cashmere has inspired me to visit a farmers’ market and try to make a brunch with fresh ingredients. She shared the recipes on her blog for lemon ricotta pancakes and blueberry buttermilk crumb cakes that looked beyond delicious. Fortunately, Long Island has plenty of farmers’ markets this time of year, so I plan on heading to one this coming weekend.

See: I’m not much of a movie-goer, nor do I care for the superhero genre, but the new Captain America: Civil War movie has piqued my interest. It looks like it has just the right amount of action to keep me entertained!

What’s on your agenda this month?

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22 comments

  1. I had no idea that Long Island had all these attractions and museums! I only ever travel up there come summer to lounge out all day at Robert Moses or sometimes, we’ll go to Splish Splash (still a BIG kid, haha)! I’ll have to tell my husband because we’re not planning on traveling abroad this year, so it would be nice to visit some of these places that aren’t too far. I must admit, I’ve never favored Long Island, only because of the drive, which seems like FOREVER!!! Yes, I’m one of those people that can’t stay in a car for longer than an hour and I do get car sick when I’m a passenger, but I’ll have to just suck it up because these place sound so fun and interesting! I saw Emily’s post on Instagram for those pancakes, though I didn’t check out the blog post, I’ll have to now because they sound so delicious and interesting. My husband and I were just talking about how we want to start going to famers’ markets because Whole Foods can get so expensive and from what I understand, the prices are a lot cheaper at these markets. Plus, you’re supporting your local farms, which is always great! As for reading, I’ve been loving Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money, it’s amazing! I had started it a couple of years ago, but never finished. Now, I’m more than half way through and it’s just wonderful, he’s SO real and provides a lot of great advice on managing your money. I remember you sharing on here that you’re into reading books like this, so perhaps you’d enjoy it! Thanks so much for sharing your May agenda with us, looks like a lot of fun! I hope you’re having a great week so far, lovely!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    1. I hope you come visit Long Island, Jalisa! The traffic can be a pain in the summer, but it’s worth the wait. I love the beaches, and while I haven’t been to Splish Splash in years, I say every summer that I want to go again. Thanks for the book recommendation, too. Financial literacy books are always a great choice!

  2. I love this time of year here on Long Island! You should definitely check out the Vanderbilt Mansion. I was there the other month and it’s beautiful! You won’t be disappointed! Also, check out Old Westbury gardens. Everything is blooming and the house and grounds are gorgeous!

    Taffeta & Tulips

  3. I’ve never been into fiction either. I love a gripping real-life story that has a message of hope (I don’t ask for much, haha). One of the best books I’ve ever read is A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown. It’s an amazing story, have you read it? Angharad x

    welshandwonderful.com

    1. That’s great to hear, Carina! I’m looking forward to seeing it. You should definitely visit Long Island, if you get the chance. There is so much to do here in the spring and summer!

  4. Emily’s farmers market post inspired me as well! I’ve really got to start going as soon as it warms up here a bit! It seems like there is so much awesome stuff to do on Long Island, I feel like I’d really enjoy living there!

    1. You would love it here, Kasie! There’s lots to do in the spring and summer. Of course, spending time at any of the gorgeous beaches is always high on my list in the summer. I’m looking forward to heading to a few farmers’ markets, too!

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