Moving to the suburbs can feel like you're leaving behind all of the excitement and options in the city. But Francine wants to convince you otherwise. Taking full advantage of her surroundings, she knows how to find the best local spots, enjoy a good time and stay connected to the city. She's here to show you how you can too.
"I recently took time off from work and had a self-care day. I visited Hand & Stone in Mamaroneck and had a massage with Yalitza. Yalitza is my go to at H&S.
I then made my way up to Greenwich, CT to visit Danielle at the J House Spa. Danielle has been my aesthetician for many years. If you mention you read this and it's your first time visiting, receive 15% off your service."
A QUIET PLACE TO WORK
"I have not been WFH for quite some time, but when I was I would head over to Slave To The Grind in Bronxville and sit outside and read books for professional development. I found this was a way of still working without actually feeling like I was working."
CONNECTING WITH NATURE
"I found when I was quarantining and doing the WFH thing that I was taking frequent rides down to Bronxville and walking along the Bronx River. I've always loved the village of Bronxville and find something so peaceful about it. During the summer I found myself taking trips up to Cold Spring and walking their trails and trying out the places the locals go to."
SHOWING YOUR FRIENDS
A GOOD TIME
"The Little Pub in Greenwich, CT, which they describe on Google as a 'cozy, rustic tavern with a stone fireplace offering pub grub with a twist & a variety of craft beer' -- and that is an accurate description."
"The Blind Pig in White Plains, NY for unique cocktails
Sam's Bar & Grill in Port Chester, NY for a fun bar with good bar food"
"Slave To The Grind in Bronxville,
Pop's Espresso in New Rochelle,
First Village Coffee in Ossining, NY,
The Good Witch in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY and
The Climbing Wolf in Dobbs Ferry, NY, which doubles
as a coffee bar and a brewery."
"Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers, NY
and Rye Beach if the weather permits."
And a trip into the city is a must!
It's a quick trip by car or Metro North
"Speakeasy: The Up & Up in the West Village
Fun Bar: Cabin Life in the East Village and Trailer Park in Chelsea
Great Bar Food: Gilligan's at the Soho Grand Hotel
Food: Catch NYC
Coffee: 787 Coffee in Yorkville
Activity: Axe Throwing at LiveAxe in Tribeca"
Francine is a Manager at a Peloton Showroom who resides in Port Chester, NY. When she’s not riding her Peloton or sipping on some coffee from her favorite local coffee shop, you can find her spending the day in NYC or around the tristate area trying new restaurants or fun activities like axe throwing.