“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom 
and a little flower”
~ Hans Christian Andersen

This Month in the Garden
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My summer garden transforms during hydrangea season. I don't do anything to adjust the color of the hydrangeas, so usually end up with pinks and purples in varying hues. They are “endless summer” hydrangeas which do best with morning sun and dappled afternoon shade. Hydrangeas are so lush because they bloom on the previous and current season's growth. The flowers will turn burgundy in late summer, which seems a fitting transition in September.
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PPT Tip:
Use an acrylic paint pen to write names on hydrangea leaves for seasonal place cards or to identify items on a cheese board. 
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Going straight into my beach bag! Annabel is an adored author in my town. Her last book, Nora Goes Off Script, was an all time favorite. This one promises to be another smash hit! Pub day is June 6th.

Summer in nYC
June is the perfect time to visit NYC! It's not too hot and there's lots to do outdoors. 
Restaurants got creative with outdoor dining over the past few years…and much of that creativity remains. For an indoor activity, Broadway is back! Big names are taking the stage and drawing people in. Lea Michele in Funny Girl! Laura Linney in Summer, 1976 until 6/18. Erich Bergen (of Madame Secretary fame) is in Chicago
More of my ideas are below!

New York City Favorites
ABC Cocina
Cafe Cluny
Jack's Wife Freida
Polo Bar
Via Carota
Bemelmans Bar (at the Carlyle) Martini Master Class
Broadway is back - take your pick
Central Park - Take a stroll through Poet's Walk or play pickle ball at Wollman Rink
The High Line: look for People's Pops and try the peach jasmine flavor
2 hour Harbor Lights tour via Circle Line
Jane's Carousel  - closed Tuesdays
The Met Museum: Van Gogh Cypresses & Karl Lagerfeld exhibit + the Rooftop for views
Have coffee at Ralph's (as in Lauren)
Summit One Vanderbilt for amazing views

Summer To Do List:
Read a book with toes in the sand
Play pickleball with friends
Rosé on ice, with an orange slice
Picnic night at the beach
Soak up some sun 
Take long walks
Have more adventures
Relax in the garden

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LivE Give Entertain
Until next time…. xxElizabeth