母親節到了, 在這一天, 有沒有想好要怎麼回報媽媽的辛勞或是怎麼體貼另一半呢? 若是在紐約, 晚春初夏天氣宜人, 這次除了推薦幾個可以閤家一起參加幾個非常有趣的戶外活動外, 也帶給各位一些寵愛媽媽或寵愛自己的好地方。
Mother's day is here, have you thought about how to treat your mom or your better-halves? If you're in New York, the late Spring weather is perfect for long strolls. For that reason, I'm going to recommend a few outdoor activities along with some classic treats that you could consider to spoil the moms and yourselves.
在四季分明的北美東部, 一年只有六個月溫暖的時間, 這段時間內便有很多的市集可以走逛。
In the Northeast, there is only about 6 months of warm weather, and during this time, there are a lot of outdoor markets and street fairs to visit.
1. Hester Street Fair Essex Street, New York, NY 10002
Hester Street Fair是在紐約很潮的下東城每個星期六開市的二手/手作市集及吃食市場。4月28日開幕後, 一直到10月27日在每一個週六都會讓下東城熱鬧非凡。這是一個非常適合與家人渡過熱鬧歡樂週六日的市集, 有得吃也有得逛, 順便去找找送給她的特別禮物也是很不錯的選擇喔。
Hester Street Fair is a weekly flea/food market that's located in the trendy lower east side in Manhattan. The market season began on Saturday 04/28 and will continue to bring festivities to the LES every Saturday until 10/27. This is a street fair that's great for families to go together on a weekenedsince there is shopping to be done and bites to be had. Stopping by the fair alone to look up a special gift is not a bad idea either.
2. New Amsterdam Market 224 Front Street, New York NY 10038
New Amsterdam Market是一個週日農夫市集, 位於曼哈頓南端的South Street Seaport(原本是紐約最活躍的漁港), 和Hester Street Fair一樣也是在溫暖的季節才會開市。但它特別的是幾乎週日都會有獨一無二的活動, 例如4月29日開市時就有一個知名麵包師傅完全利用當地穀類麵粉烘培的麵包祭, 在今年的母親節也會有一個漁市集重生的特別企劃。加上周邊非常特別的店家及餐廳, 在紐約的話適合週日閑逸的散步, 順便買些當季食材給家人做頓飯吧。
New Amsterdam Market is a weekly farmer's market that happens on Sundays. It's located at the south east of Manhattan in South Street Seaport, which in the old days used to be one of the most active seaport and fish market. Just like Hester Street Fair, New Amsterdam Market only opens during the warmer seasons, but it's unique because of the special events. On the opening day of 04/29, the Bread Pavilion was presented along with the usual vendors. The Bread Pavilion gathered 15 local bakers to present unique loaves of bread made with the flour from locally grown grains. And on Mother's day, there is a fish market revival special event to bring back the old soul of the seaport. Along with the cafes, restaurants and boutique stores, the market is really perfect for a Sunday afternoon. And perhaps you could pick up some ingredients and make a meal for the loved ones.
3. Smorgasburg 27 N. 6 St. (btw. Kent Ave. + East River), Brooklyn, NY
Smorgasburg位於布魯克林的威廉堡(Williamsburg)區。一週一次, 大量的飲食攤位聚集在這個河邊的戶外空間, 很多的攤位都是別的市集找不到的, 愛吃的人不能錯過。威廉堡是紐約現今年輕才子才女都為之傾倒的潮流聖地。近幾年好逛的小店, 手工食品店及一些非常棒的餐廳一一開張。所以除了Smorgasburg外, 帶著心愛的人走走, 不一定能一起發掘屬於你們的驚喜。
Smorgasburg happens in Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Once a week on Sunday, large number of food vendors gather in the outdoor area by the East River. Many of the these food items can only be found at Smorgasburg, if you love food, definitely don't miss this. Williamsburg is also the most happening area right now for creatives and fashion-seekers. Boutiques, specialty food stores and incredible restaurants opened by the dozens in the past few years. So besides stopping by at the Smorgasburg, walk around Williamsburg as well, you might just find an adventure together.
Wanna spoil your loved ones with some classic treats?
1. Le Labo 233 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
有什麼比擁有屬於自己的香水更特別的呢? Le Labo除了能當場調製一瓶印上你的姓名的經典香水, 還可以和你討論並研發出完全屬於妳的香氛。所有的香水都是收到訂單或與你當場對談後才製作, 香水也是要講新鮮的, Le Labo這點堅持非常令人佩服。一起去替她製作一瓶專屬香水吧。
What's more special than owning your personal fragrance? Besides mixing the ingredients to make some Le Labo classic scent with your name printed on the bottle, you could also request a personal consultation to invent your own mix. All of the perfumes are mixed after the orders or the special requests are in because perfumes need to be fresh as well. The respect Le Labo have on perfume is admirable. Bringing her to Le Labo to create her own fragrance would definitely be a real treat.
2. Underground at Le Parker Meridien 119 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019
Le Parker Meridien has a famous brunch place called Norma's. Late last year they also opened a all-in-one beauty floor called Underground. There is drybar that give you a killer blowdry, there is Moonshine for some heavenly facial, there is 10 | 10 for beautifying your digits, and there is Petit Bluedogcafe for some healthy organic juice, salads and light meals. On Mother's Day, there is a special offer to enjoy all four places. Take advantage of this and spoil your mama!
3. Saipua 147 Van Dyke Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Saipua是布魯克林有名的花藝坊, 除了美麗但不造作的花束之外, 也生產了一系列的香氛肥皂。不想只買一束一成不變的康乃馨? Saipua絕對可以替你打造獨一無二的花束, 配上香皂或你親手挑的禮物, 讓她有被珍惜的感覺。
Saipua is a darling florist in Brooklyn. Other than the unpretentious beautiful bouquets, they also produced a line of fragrant soaps. Don't want to get the same old boring carnations? Saipua would definitely be able to help you make a unique floral arrangement, along with their amazing soaps or any special gifts you've picked out, mom would feel special for sure.
除了以上的推薦之外, 喜歡享用大餐也可以造訪料理鐵人的餐廳Morimoto享用主廚推薦餐點, 在「頂尖主廚」評審Tom Colicchio的Colicchio & Sons試試充分融入當季食材的新美式料理, 或是選擇超健康養生的Pure Food and Wine試試全素食的魔力。當然, 母親節最棒的禮物就是一聲感謝, 一張手寫的卡片及幾個小時不受干擾的交心闊談。這些小舉動有時比什麼樣的禮物都來得昂貴。讓身邊的媽媽分享你人生中的喜悅, 讓這個全世界最重要的人心滿意足以你為傲。
Besides the above recommendations, do you prefer to go out for a nice meal? Try the omakase at the Iron Chef restaurant Morimoto, the seasonal New American cuisine at Colicchio & Sons by "Top Chef" judge Tom Colicchio, or the health-focused raw vegan magic at Pure Food and Wine. But of course, the best present on Mother's Day is a persoal thank you. A handwritten note and a heart-to-heart session beat any expensive gifts. Let mom in on the happy things in your life, let the most important person in your life feel proud and content on this special day.