Rock the Boat

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In the summer and fall, one of the best things to do in New York is to park up along the West Side Highway or on a rooftop and watch the sunset. Rarely does time slow down here, but for that magical hour that seems to pair so well with a cold glass of wine, the sun seems to melt slowly and effortlessly away.

I recently got to spend a little time in the city with my east coast friends, including Billie, who is always up for a new discovery even after living in the city for so long. This time was a first for both of us at Grand Banks, a new floating schooner on the Hudson that boasts a full restaurant with an expansive oyster selection and “nautically inspired” cocktails. The crowd and vibe reminded of a popular bar in the Hamptons called Surf Lodge – lots of pretty people, good views, great music, and competition for solid real estate (re: bar stools are in limited supply, especially on a boat).


I’ve heard great things about the food but this late Sunday afternoon for us was just about a couple glasses of chardonnay and catching up in a city we both love with an epic view.


Oh but if I could give you one piece of advice, don’t come too late on your Sunday Funday. It’s a smallerish boat so when it rocks, you rock.

You can bank on it.

Xo, Tara

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