This Date Involves All-Day Rosé and Stargazing From a Castle
A mysterious island hosts an adventure you’ll never forget
Take a train about two hours of
It’s the erstwhile keep of an eccentric millionaire, and most days, no one is allowed ashore.
But this summer, they’re opening it to small groups of ne’er-do-wells for nighttime stargazing and castle exploring.
It’s going to be a late one, so practice that raspy sick voice now. Monday’s are for the birds anyhow.
Be prepared. And look good doing it. A little drizzle won’t rain on this parade, so the
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The Vine’s airy layout offers quintessential Sunday vibes, with a reflecting pool and large multimedia screen just in case you need to check the score. Brunch highlights include maple sausage and cheddar pancakes with crispy bacon, fried eggs and hollandaise sauce, and a smoked salmon flatbread with cream cheese, avocado, capers, red onion and lemon zest. It’s comforting and classic, with an extensive rosé list putting a cherry on top.
This is going to be awesome. You’re hopping a train north of the city to Pollepel Island, the site of Bannerman’s Arsenal. Tickets here; don’t dally. There, you’ll meet up with your hosts from Atlas Obscura to tour a turn-of-the-century