Staying at The Lake House on Canandaigua

A design destination in the picturesque Finger Lakes region

NYC residents who venture out on weekends away are likely familiar with the state’s splendors in the Hudson Valley, the Catskills or the Hamptons. A five-hour drive in a northwesterly direction from the city, however, takes you away from the more commonly frequented regions and into the pastoral Finger Lakes. Rolling, vine-covered hills and pools of crystalline fresh water dot the landscape. In the midst …

Road Trip: NYC to Kenoza Lake

Exploring the towns of Sullivan County in the Catskills

The drive Upstate from New York City to Kenoza Lake can look like fast-moving swaths of green, but if you take a few days, stopping in towns throughout the picturesque region, there’s much to be discovered. Between rolling mountains and the Delaware River, there’s dining at unique spaces and tucked-away cafes, shopping for local treats and treasures and more. From Narrowsburg to Livingston Manor and …

Word of Mouth: Chinatown, Los Angeles

Exploring and celebrating the past, present and future of the historic downtown neighborhood

To celebrate LA’s Chinatown, it’s crucial to understand and appreciate its dynamic past. In the 1870s, the original Chinatown began in downtown LA between El Pueblo Plaza and Old Arcadia St and expanded east. In 1931, a California Supreme Court decision upheld the construction of the new Union Station on the site of Old Chinatown, leading to the formation of the Los Angeles Chinatown Project Association …