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  1. You really do have the best of both worlds there Lory and I can see why you love your town!

  2. Very jealous of your proximity to restaurants, malls and travel options. Living in the country is nice, my view out my window beautiful no matter the season, but more often than not I feel overwhelmed by the lack of places to go and things to see without driving for hours. You are very lucky to have found such a great spot for your lovely home.

  3. It looks so pretty in your area and you definitely are a close commute to the city. I love visiting NYC too, such a high energy city. Your antiquing looks fun too, always a fun highlight for me to browse antiques stores.

  4. Well now I know where you get your beautiful flowers! Your area sounds like perfection to me. The excitement of the city is just a stone’s throw away. I love your train station – the turquoise trim caught my eye!

  5. Lori, how wonderful to live in Manhattan. I was just there 2 weeks ago with a group of my college girlfriends. One of them is lucky enough to have a family apartment near the UN so we’ve done this little reunion trip a few times and just love it. That being said your actual town looks pretty fabulous too. We are at the point where our girls are on their own and we want to downsize. The question remains, Where will we live? I have a big family so moving to something smaller nearby may be the perfect solution.

  6. I grew up in northern NJ (and did the whole commute to work in New York City thing too) and recently returned for a wedding (after a decade of being away). I was surprised at how pretty parts of NJ really are! The trees were so lush and we were in a lake community that was simply stunning!

    Thank you for sharing the beauty of my home state!

    🙂 Linda

    P.S. I, too, love the vibrancy of New York City!

  7. I love that your so close to the city yet just far enough out that you don’t get that city feel. Beautiful pics. I always love that area and when were in NY we like to hit the surrounding areas to enjoy less noice and people.

  8. I live in Morris county and I agree wholeheartedly with you. Can u share the name of what looks like a great nursery/garden center. I currently use J and M home quite a bit in Madison

    1. I love J and M! That’s where I got my vintage garden statue… 🙂 The garden center in my pics is Metropolitan Plant Exchange. Morris County is beautiful!!

  9. What a fabulous place to live – so close to the city yet with so much more space. I love that “bring your own” policy – wish we had that here!

    1. Thanks, Krista! It’s so funny when people visit and they find it to be such an odd custom. But then when you save money… ?

  10. You really have a nice mix of suburban and city life! We absolutely loved bringing our boys to NYC two years ago and wanting to return! LOVE that city! xx

  11. After this blog hop I feel like I went on a little sightseeing vacation! There are so many wonderful places to find joy in this beautiful country of ours. 🙂
    Thanks to all~