A Guide To Ending Summer Right

Labor Day Last Minute Trip

Being the procrastinating urbanite that I am, this summer has come and

gone with little opportunity for a summertime jaunt. Needing a trip to cap off the summer on a high note, and an excuse to use my luggage and travel accessories, a Labor Day weekend trip is in order. With our luxury carryon packed with all the white ensembles we can manage, we’re counting down until the weekend!

The Challenge: A long weekend is a great window of time to experience picturesque scenery, inventive food samplings, and to explore new cultures. The conundrum of a trip during this time is that you will inadvertently bump into many people from whom you were seeking a weekend’s respite.

The Solution: City and suburban dwellers alike who prefer the quiet seclusion of a small town to the bustle of city life, will immensely enjoy the city of Beacon, New York. An hours drive from Manhattan, and far from the congested Hamptons, Beacon is a great summer trip alternative. A haven for art with appealing exhibits, beautiful scenic riverside strolls, and host to various musical and food related events; the options of what to do in Beacon are quite limitless.

Try: If you can only visit for the day, we highly recommend touring Dia:Beacon. Dia Art Foundation displays art ranging from multi-media, painting, sculpture, and photography. Exploring the exhibits or sitting in for a poetry reading is reason enough to go to Beacon.


Making the Trip to New York City while you’re there? Be sure to check out a couple of our favorite spots:


Set in a 2000 square foot space located in the 10th Ave. retail corridor, STORY is a retail concept that takes the point of view of a magazine, changes like a gallery and sells things like a store. Always something new every time you go with the store transformed to highlight a new theme, trend or issue. Not to be missed.



You won’t leave uninspired (or likely empty handed) after visiting this gorgeous Brooklyn-based concept store. Located at 147 Front Street, the good people at AHALife take time to curate the best of the best and most unique items from the worlds of lifestyle, fashion, design. Always bringing in fresh designers and items, they have created a beautiful store and a shopping experience like no other.


All you need to do now is get packing! In the market for new luxury luggage and travel accessories? Be sure to visit Portmantos.com. With a wide range of the best premium options on the market, you are sure to find something that suits your needs.

The open road awaits…let the journey begin!