Westchester Life2

Posted by Deirdre // 09-14-2012


This started as just a link to Westchester Life’s latest post — a day trip to Upper Westchester — but it’s turned into an overall run-down of this awesome blog. We’ve featured the tips from its creator, the lovely Sarah O’Grady on our Hastings and Mt. Kisco Day Trips. We like that she has her struggles with the burbs and New York in general, but rather than just complain on social media, she has been doing amazing things for her town, like starting an Occupy Main Street and getting everyone out for a Summer Sunday bash that she built from the ground up. Both were to try to keep small businesses afloat in this economy, which of course helps your village seem more like a village and less like a strip-mall. I also like her slap-in-the-face reality of date night in the ‘burbs, which is only slightly off of what it is here.

Some of the “secret” spots from Westchester LIfe

She has also been working with Westchester County Tourism and The New York Mom (who knew?!) on a “Meet me in Westchester” Series, which you should definitely pour over if you’re considering the county. Part 3, posted today, is that day trip to Upper Westchester – Chappaqua, Bedford and Mt. Kisco. Be sure to check out Part 1 and 2, as well as other Westchester loves around her site, or secrets as she calls them. And you know what? I guess I should just add her to the Links I Love section, because she’s the kind of gal you’d want to follow, especially if Westchester is on your list or if you already live there! Really if you’re in or considering the burbs at all, take a gander. And let us know what you think!

UPDATE: Is it us? Seems that Westchester Life has gotten the ‘beyond’ bug and is picking up and moving to Raleigh! Check out her post announcing the big news.


2 Responses

  1. Tracy says:
    September 21st, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Despite the preppy factor, I’m a huge fan of Raleigh- downtown Raleigh specifically. Inside the beltline. FANTASTIC restaurants, stores, vibe, homes, etc. It’s a good move. I spent most of my years in Raleigh drinking Maker’s and ginger on my porch swing.

    • Deirdre says:
      September 28th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      I totally want to move to North Carolina! I went to the ‘triangle’ area once, for a meeting at IBM. My *very* suburban client sent us to a restaurant in a strip mall. I felt like where I was was all strip mall. But despite that (and the preppy factor) I do totally think it’s a great area. Friends from Bklyn moved to Durham (for work) and love it…