Weekend Getaways


It’s been a long week, and nothing helps you relieve your work stress like a weekend getaway. You don’t even have to travel far, as there’s always exciting events going on in the area. Here are some fun and relaxing ways to escape for the weekend.

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John Powers, Untitled (2013), hand-joined wood

Art-otel at JHouse Greenwich
The second exhibition of the Art-otel project of revolving free, open-to-the-public shows by emerging artists is debuting this weekend, with works by two New York and Brooklyn artists–sculptor John Powers and painter Jeremy Wagner. The exhibition is titled Per(pro)spective 2: Material Matters and features these artists works all crafted out of unexpected and challenging materials. The show portrays the artists use of non-traditional techniques and materials, from Powers’s rectilinear shaped building blocks in progressive sizes to Wagner’s steel “canvases,” painted with rust, charcoal and enamel. After visiting the show, book a room at JHouse and spend the night. This boutique hotel is less than an hour away from Manhattan, and features stylish guest rooms and suites. Enjoy seasonal American cuisine at the hotels eleven14 Kitchen restaurant, created by award winning chef François Kwaku-Dongo.

Mike Tyson at Caesars Atlantic City
Mike Tyson’s will be performing his one-man show entitled Undisputed Truth live at Caesars Palace on Saturday, Jan 25th. This show –directed by Spike Lee and recorded for HBO– is a funny and candid reflection of the darker side of his personality, his best punches in the ring, and some self-deprecating humor. Stay the rest of your night at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, and enjoy a fun weekend getaway.


Winemaker for a Day: VIP Blending Session at Sannino Vineyard and Bed & Breakfast
This exclusive session for two allows you the chance to be a winemaker for the day. You will have the ability to create your own custom bottle of wine with your own custom blend, and to learn about the life of a vintner. You will be given a tour of the winery and an overview of the winemaking process as you taste various Long Island wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and more. When you’ve completed your tour, you may need somewhere to stay the night. Book a room at their Bed & Breakfast and enjoy the rest of your stay on Long Island.

Private Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing at Duck Walk Vineyard
The famous Duck Walk Vineyard is hosting gourmet cheese, chocolate and wine pairing on the 25th in their private room overlooking the vines. You will be provided with pairings of various cheeses and chocolates to some of their award winning wines while learning wine knowledge and history. For dinner, make a reservation at North Fork Table and Inn, cooking up seasonal, locally grown, farm-to-table cuisine, and stay at one of their rooms for the night.

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