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The French Workshop and Cheapest Months to Travel to 10 World Destinations
Good morning. Good Day. Good Evening - depending on when you read our Daily Scoop!
What a gorgeous day here on Long Island- a bit chilly, but lovely nonetheless.
My poor cuz, Tanya - you may have noticed that she never wrote her Scoop yesterday. Although she is in Phoenix for Spring Training, she is suffering from an awful sinus infection. When I texted her yesterday, she told me she just couldn't work on the laptop, as her head was still pounding.
I'm sending her lots of healing vibes and hope she will be joining us today!!
With the approach of the new week, I'm getting ready to publish another article for Elisa's Long Island and Travelin' 25.
Alice Austen House on Staten Island (photo credit: nps.org)
With the bad weather and being homebound with Gianna being sick this past week, I was unable to make my planned trip back to The Bronx - I had planned to do a full story about Little Ireland, Woodlawn Heights to be published tomorrow.
Fear not, I will be visiting The Bronx quite a bit in the coming months for a number of stories, including this one! I'll keep you posted!!
As for tomorrow's feature, I will surprise you!
Now, let me tell you about yesterday!
Kelsey and I had to postpone going to see In The Heights at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport, to stay close to home for our sick Gianna. What we did instead, was to go into town, here in Garden City and have lunch together.
After grabbing some pizza, we headed to one of the newest places to join the ranks of others on Garden City's Seventh Street, The French Workshop.
Having opened a few weeks ago, this was the first time, we stepped foot in this new corner bakery and cafe and boy did our eyes activate our taste buds!! The two of us spent the first five minutes acclimating ourselves to the cases of breads, prepared sandwiches and yes...cookies, sweets and baked desserts!!!
In fact, while Kelsey and I were "admiring"some of the cookies, the manager of the store was gracious enough to offer Kelsey a raspberry filled cookie. In a word - YUM (of course, I took a bite!!)
I'm going to do an in-depth story about this new foodie paradise in the very near future, as I'll be eating her with a friend this week.
However, I did want to give you a picture preview!
The French Workshop - Garden City's newest Foodie Destination on Seventh Street (c) travelincousins.com
Mommy & Kelsey selfie in front of The French Workshop (c) travelincousins.com
Kelsey munching on her raspberry cookie (which Mom took a bite of shortly thereafter!) (c) travelincousins.com
One of the many counters of goodies (c) travelincousins.com
Some lucky individual's food, which I snagged a photo (c) travelincousins.com
We walked out of there with a small box of cookies and an herb bread. Gianna was pretty much losing it when I was texting her the above pics as she is my number one foodie! We did a fine job devouring our purchases when I returned home. More to come on The French Workshop!!
I was going through my email today and was intrigued by an article by Tim Winship in SmarterTraveler, advising the most economical months to travel to 10 world destinations.
1. New York City, New York Least expensive month: August
2. Maui, Hawaii Least expensive month: October
3. Las Vegas, Nevada Least expensive month: April
4. Oahu, Hawaii Least expensive month: November
5. Orlando, Florida Least expensive month: August
6. Chicago, Illinois Least expensive month: December
7. San Diego, California Least expensive month: April
8. San Francisco Least expensive month: April
9. New Orleans Least expensive month: August
10. Island of Hawaii Least expensive month: August
It looks like August rules for the cheapest month for travel, with April coming in at a close second.
One thing I can attest to is that traveling in August to those places listed, is surely not the most comfortable with temps being quite high that time of year. On the other hand, if the heat doesn't bother you, it can clearly be worth the monetary savings!