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The Cutest Things to do in Beacon, NY

Have you ever heard of Beacon, NY? If not, you should! It offers some of the best things to do in the Hudson Valley.

Beacon is a charming little town in upstate New York. Restaurants, culture, and art are embedded in this community. Not only does it make a perfect day trip up from NYC, but folks from all over the Hudson Valley flock here on weekends to peruse the shops, art galleries, and people watch.

It's been having a resurgence in the last decade fueled by artists leaving NYC with the promise of cheaper rents and less grit. (In fact, my husband and I moved here from Brooklyn for a year!)

Because of this, you'll find many art spaces (including the famous Dia Beacon) and a prominent live music scene thanks to folk legend Pete Seeger (Beacon was his hometown.)

It's the perfect sleepy town getaway with an artsy twist. There are too many cute little cafes to count. And you'll have the time of your life stopping at each an every shop on your lazy stroll down Main Street!

So I've put together a list of the best things to do in Beacon, NY. That way, you can create your perfect weekend in Beacon for yourself!

Cute downtown area




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Polka Dot Pretty Woman Dress / Style Dupe

Am I the only one who has fantasized about owning Julia Robert's polka dot dress in Pretty Woman? Ever since I was a little girl, I've wanted to get my hands on that dress. Oh, the casual elegance of it... that perfect shade of beige... and of course, the polka dots! Just laying eyes on that print somehow makes my day 100x happier.

polka dot dress Pretty Woman


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Let's Talk Instagram Hashtag Strategy (and Why You Need a Good One)


Guys, it's time to talk about Instagram hashtag strategy!

How many of you out there have a strategy for hashtags? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

And how many out there are frustrated with your rate of growth? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ If so, (and I'm guessing that's a lot of you) it's time to take a look at what you're doing and change it. That's why I recommend using a good Instagram hashtags strategy. This is the best way to increase your reach dramatically and find new audiences!


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Spring Outfit - Candy Colored Stipes 🍭


I hope everyone has been having a great week so far! I mean... considering 😏 I was just looking back at these photos from the end of March and decided that it might be time for a style post.

And I was just thinking... I know everyone goes crazy over everything floral in the spring... but aren't stripes in bright colors just as gorgeous?


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How to Meditate for Beginners

How to meditate



Have you ever considered a meditation practice? Also called practicing mindfulness, meditating is a wonderful way to manage stress and anxiety. Unfortunately, I was brought up with the idea that meditating was a little bit weird, and my family didn't really get it. But luckily, over the years times have changed, and meditation is now widely practiced by many people all over the globe.

Meditation is such a wonderful way to maintain a sense of calm and clarity in the most trying situations. How do I know? Because I've been personally meditating for years!


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