Even in 2020, it’s still possible to experience the amazing beauty of the autumn season in New York, dear reader. This week we went in search of a forest ablaze with fall foliage, pumpkins and gourds and a bit of pre-Halloween spooky fun. And we found it all in the Bronx! Here’s our report on the astonishing fall adventures to be had right now at the New York Botanical Garden, including fall foliage and a display of pumpkins and kiku chrysanthemums. From now until mid-November, it’s the perfect place to revel in autumn joy.
New York City is coming back to life this fall after a brutal spell of loss and lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The surest sign that there is reason for hope? Our favorite museums are open again! We recently visited the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and discovered a marvelous new textile art exhibit called Taking a Thread for a Walk. We love art museum exhibits devoted to textiles and weaving, and this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s a fascinating look at gender, race and class in the arts – and an uplifting vision of how a simple thread could connect all of humanity.
What are the best cemeteries to visit – with the burial sites of famous people, and grounds that are truly beautiful? Especially as Halloween draws near? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the 13 most astoundingly beautiful, historic and haunting cemeteries in the world. Perhaps the autumn season holidays will inspire you to visit one.
Who are you going to be for Halloween this year? Your favorite Tiger King cast member? A cheerleader from Cheer? Beyoncé from Black is King? Tough call. The best idea we’ve heard so far is dressing up as a Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich. That’s a guaranteed way to be sure you’ll be welcome at any party, anywhere. Anywho, the only thing we’re sure of is that we need to find a world-class costume shop, since we’re not capable of DIY’ing this one. But where to find the best luxury Halloween costumes this year, even if we’re only wearing them to a Zoom dance party? We went in search of the best luxury Halloween costume shops at retail and online. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has the rundown on the best places to buy a luxury Halloween party costume this year.
Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year, and it’s also becoming more popular as a time to take a mini-vacation. What’s the best luxury trip destination for Halloween? Looking for ideas on where to go for a luxury Halloween experience? If money is no object, and you can get away for a few days, here’s our list of the best places in the world to celebrate a glamorous, adrenaline-fueled luxury Halloween.