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7 Camping Activities the Whole Family Can Enjoy



Over stressed, over stimulated, longing for that simpler time, or just looking to relax. Camping is part of our shared history, a time when family was more important than the minutiae of modern living. When camping, there are several activities the entire family can enjoy and bond during. We’ve highlighted 7 in this article.

1. Hiking

Depending on where you are camping, there could be some great hikes in the area to go on with your family. Hikes can range from all-day, 10 mile, uphill excursions to ones that are a couple miles round-trip. Before signing up for an extreme hike that may require everyone to be in tip-top physical condition, talk with your family to see how everyone is feeling.

2. Going for a Walk

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.– Henry David Thoreau

Maybe the best activity you can enjoy is a simple walk with no real destination. While not as extreme as a hike, walks are great for the entire family. Get into nature and experience it with one another. Walk into the woods and see what there is to see. Find interesting landmarks and enjoy the peace of nature. If you have young kids (or are pushing around a stroller), this is a great alternative to hiking.

3. Stargazing

If you lived in a city your whole life; getting out away from all the light pollution can change your perspective on life. Seeing the Milky Way cloud on a crisp clear night miles away from any artificial light source is awe inspiring.

If your kids have never had a chance to stargaze before, this is a perfect opportunity to teach them about something new. Be sure to download a stargazing app or buy a star map so you can look for all the constellations!

4. Hunting and Fishing

If you have the areas to hunt or fish near your campsite, living off the land can be one of the greatest experiences. Even if you have ethical concerns, many campsites are located near shooting ranges for rifles, shotguns, or archery that you can use to safely shoot at.

Learning and honing a skill is a great way to pass the time in nature and bond with your family. Additionally, if your kids have never hunted or fished before, this is a great time to teach them how to safely use guns and fishing equipment.

5. Cooking Over the Campfire

Sitting around roaring fire after a day of hiking and fishing is a great way to share stories and enjoy the company of others. Using a fire to cook a meal is a fun way to save money and make delicious food. Throwing potatoes, meat, and vegetables into a tinfoil container and finding just the right spot to slowly cook your meal is mouth watering fun.

For a fun and classic campfire treat, roast some marshmallows and see who can build the most epic smore. When doing this, be sure to find sticks or metal prongs that are long enough so your kids are not too close to the fire.

6. Snipe Hunts

If you have kids or a new camper in the group,snipe hunting is a tradition and a lot of fun. To give a quick break down of what snipe hunting is, it’s where you send your kids (or newcomers) out on an adventure to try to capture a snipe (which is an imaginary animal you make up). Here’s how you can do it:

  • Gather your family around and tell them all about this “snipe” animal that exists where you are camping. The goal is to get them excited and give them instructions for catching the snipe.
  • Provide them with flashlights and a large bag to capture the snipe.
  • Give them pots and pans to bang on to attract the animal.
  • Lead the family out into a clearing a little way from camp and start calling for the snipe

Once you’re done having a good laugh on your own, you can clue in the rest of your family about the practical joke and can all laugh about it together.

7. Campsite Games

Throwing a football or passing a soccer ball is a fun exercise while waiting for the fish to bite or the fire to cook food. If you have a tree nearby, hang up a dart board and play a round of darts. Consider bringing decks of cards and teaching your kids new card games at the picnic table.

Camp chores, getting lost in the woods, and every family has their own version of a campfire game. Often times, the games you make up in the moment are the best ones. The most important activities you can do while camping with your family is just be together and share the experience.

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Rosie O’Grady’s To Shut Down



COVID takes down another victim. Rosie O’Grady’s, located on 7th Avenue and West 52nd Street along with its event space, Manhattan Manor, will shut its doors on July 1st. For over 43 years the steak and seafood restaurant was a favorite of theatre goers. Owner Mike Carty rent of over $3 million per year as a significant burden has made it impossible to sustain business operations. Carty’s has also made it clear that he plans to re-open the establishment somewhere else.

Neil Diamond, who was a customer for over two decades, stated “It honestly broke my heart.”

SL Green and Carty had been in a rent dispute that went to arbitration. The panel ruled in SL Green’s favor, who plans on seeking another tenant for the space.


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Start You Up This Morning with The Rolling Stones and Keurig



For coffee lovers who love to rock, we love the new Keurig partnership with The Rolling Stones. Of course, we all wish we had a summer break like being a kid again, but for the adult who has to report to work duty in the morning we could not think of a more splendid thing!

The limited edition “Start Me Up” iced coffee kit makes the perfect cup of coffee to jump start you day and will have you singing all day long. A special blend made just for this edition has a nutty roast that’ll start you up with electrifying notes of strawberry.


Each of the “Start Me Up” iced coffee kits includes a custom designed K-Iced brewer and tumbler, “Start Me Up” K-Cup Pods designed to be perfect over ice, as well as access to an exclusive Spotify playlist curated by the iconic band to rock out to while you sip.

It will start you up in a way you never knew possible! The kits are available to purchase on


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The Language of Spring: Understanding the Meanings Of Popular Blooms




The language of flowers is a powerful symbol of expressing emotion. As spring continues, you may be enticed by a colorful tulip delivery at your local florist or market. Behind every bloom is a distinct meaning that can convey serious sentiments and bring joy and solace alike. Here, we will uncover the stories behind six of the most popular spring flowers so you can give your loved ones the perfect gift this season.

What Do Flowers Tell Us?

Flowers have captivated us throughout the ages with their beauty, vibrant colors, and sweet scent. From ancient mythology to more contemporary literature, the symbolic language of flowers has been associated with expressing emotion, surprise, and joy. But have you ever wondered what each flower is trying to tell us? What secrets lie beneath these delicate blooms? We will explore what flowers mean and how they can help communicate feelings in an eloquent yet intimate way.

Tulips: Symbolizing Happiness

SA tulip delivery is a sure way to brighten someone’s day. This versatile flower comes in many varieties, including late winter and spring blooms, and is associated with expressing happiness. Pairs perfectly with other early spring blooms such as daffodils and hyacinths for an extra special bouquet!

Daffodils: Proclaiming New Beginnings

Brightly lit yellow petals of daffodils signify new beginnings in life. Their fresh color palette speaks to a seasonal rebirth, helping us celebrate all the potential that lies ahead. Perfect for those embarking on new journeys or looking to make fresh starts this spring!

Ranunculus: Expressing Ardent Attraction

Ranunculus are multicolored blooms that express intense attraction with their delicate layers of ruffled petals. This eye-catching flower draws admiration wherever it goes and is often used at weddings as a sign of passionate love between two people.

Freesias: Representing Innocence & Friendship

Freesias are thought to represent innocence and friendship due to their light fragrance that evokes feelings of purity and warmth when gifted. A fitting bouquet for any occasion where strong bonds are at play: whether between parents, siblings, or friends!

Hyacinths Conveying Playfulness & Joy

The vibrancy behind hyacinths embodies joyful playfulness like no other flower can – so much so that they were dedicated to Apollo in Greek mythology who represented youthful exuberance! Gift these sprightly blooms to any lover of life who enjoys living every day like it is full of endless possibilities!

Peonies: Representing Romance & Good Fortune

Last but not least, peonies come packed with symbolism representing good fortune, compassion, romance, and even bashfulness. It is no wonder these flowers (which can weigh up to 2 pounds!) have been revered since ancient times as symbols of wealth and beauty making them perfect for expressing your heartfelt love this season!

Bonus: Boost Your Knowledge about the World of Flowers

For those looking to explore flowers in greater depth and discover more of their hidden messages, several books offer a wealth of knowledge. From growing flowers to caring for them in vases to learning the language of flowers, these books can provide invaluable insight into the world of blooms. After all, it is always curious to find out more about the meanings behind the lovely bouquets that we give and receive.

The Language Of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a remarkable book that delves into the Victorian traditions associated with different types of flowers. Through poignant stories, readers gain a better understanding of why certain blooms have taken on such powerful meanings over time.

The Flower Expert by Dr. D. G.Hessayon is another great resource for mastering the art of flower care. Covering topics ranging from flower selection and cutting techniques to creating bespoke mixed bouquets, this book offers step-by-step instructions on how best to care for your flowers so they can last longer in your home or garden.

Grow, Harvest, & Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms from Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden is a must-have guide for any aspiring florist or home gardener. This book takes you through the basics of flower gardening and arranging so you can create beautiful bouquets with your home-grown blooms. From seed selection to harvesting techniques, it provides a comprehensive how-to manual on growing stunning seasonal flowers.

Flowers are truly magical gifts that unlock deeper emotional connections through their various meanings. Taking the time to consider which type best reflects what you wish to express helps create meaningful gifts that last much longer than their shelf life. With their amazing semantic and aesthetic value, flowers have everything necessary to offer both the giver and the receiver the pleasure associated with their timeless language this springtime!

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How To Help Your Adult Children




As parents, your main job is to support your children and help them grow into happy, healthy, successful adults. You do this by providing guidance, advice, and practical things like food, clothing, and shelter. You’ll also do this by giving them love and letting them know you’re there for them.

None of this changes just because they get older, and although parents would hope their adult children are equipped with all the knowledge they need to live their own lives well, sometimes they will be faced with challenges, and it could be that the parents need to be there to help them. With that in mind, here are some of the best ways to help your adult children.

Have Open Communication

One of the very best things parents can do for their children at any age, and certainly as they grow into adults, is to make sure the children are aware they can talk to the parents about anything and everything. Keep your communication channels open at all times. Ensuring that you can both have frank and honest discussions about whatever it is you need to talk about is vital. When your child talks to you, make sure you don’t judge and listen carefully before offering advice.

If you can have these open communication channels, your adult child is more likely to come to you when they have a problem, whether it’s something serious like needing drink driving solicitors or something smaller like wanting some dating advice. After all, you can only help if you know what the issue is in the first place.

Financial Guidance

One of the biggest issues many adults have is linked to money. Once they start earning money, it can be hard to deal with it responsibly, especially if they have no major bills to pay and they are still living at home. However, this is a bad habit to get into, and it can lead to some big problems in life. Debt can be debilitating, and it’s an easy thing to get into.

This is why you should offer financial guidance to your adult children. Give them practical help when it comes to budgeting and saving and ensure they understand how to build a strong foundation for their future.

It might be that your adult children have some financial problems and need some help. How you handle this will be your choice, but if you decide to loan them money, make sure you have a proper agreement in place and ensure they pay you back – this will help them be more responsible and help you financially too.

Encourage Independence

It’s hard to let children grow up and be their own person; as a parent, you’ll always want to guide them, and you might have ideas about what they should or should not be doing. When they are children, you can have your say and do things to stop certain behavior or encourage it. However, when your children are adults, you no longer have such control, and that’s a good thing – your children need to learn how to be independent.

To help with this, you need to be encouraging about their choices and help them only when they ask you to. It’s important that they work things out independently and learn from their mistakes, but they also need to know you are there for them when they need you.

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Tabitha Brown That’s Your Business Farmer’s Market in NYC



Tabitha Brown is coming to NYC! On Tuesday, June 6th. Vegan actress and social media personality Tabitha Brown and McCormick will be hosting the free one-day-only “That’s Your Business” Farmer’s Market pop up from 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM (or until supplies last) at Studio 525 in Chelsea, NYC. Tabitha will be on-site to meet attendees and share all her favorite healthy eating tips and tricks!

 The event will be in celebration of the recent launch of five new salt-free, vegan seasoning blends and recipe mixes as part of the McCormick by Tabitha Brown collection and will highlight local produce with family-friendly games and photo moments. 

The location is at Studio 525, 525 W 24th Street.

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