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How to Spend a Perfect Saturday in Larchmont

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With attractions, boutiques, and restaurants galore, there’s so much to do in Westchester County’s walkable village.

At just 1.1 square miles in area, Larchmont is tiny — particularly next to neighboring New Rochelle, more than 10 times its size — yet the offerings are abundant, much like the Sound that laps its shores. No real need for wheels to spend a day here; just a good pair of kicks and a healthy dose of get-up-and-go are all that’s required to enjoy the vibrant shops, eateries, culture, and coast of this quaint, compact, and bountiful little village. What are you waiting for? Head to Westchester and enjoy your Saturday in Larchmont.

By Michelle Gillan Larkin & Anthony Tornatore

8 a.m. – Start Your Day on a Positive Note

Nothing like a nice stretch and a deep breath to start the day off right; a class at Balance Yoga & Wellness (2444 Boston Post Rd.; 914.833.9703) will set a positive tone for the whole weekend. If you require a cup of coffee first, pop into Sunshine Coffee Roasters (1932 Palmer Ave.; 914.341.1899), where beans are roasted on-site, and brewing begins by dawn.

 

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10 a.m. – Shop in the Village Heart of Larchmont

It is so time to shop, and Larchmont’s four intersecting, dynamic retail thoroughfares make it way too easy. Head to The Souk at maisonette (170 Myrtle Blvd.; 914.732.3330), which beckons browsers to “shop the world without leaving Westchester” for unique global home goods. Head back to the village heart for hot designer threads from the always on-point Palmer & Purchase (1905 Palmer Ave.; 914.481.8500) or a boutiquey new outfit from Love Bella (1907 Palmer Ave.; 914.630.2602).

 

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12 p.m. – Take Your Pick of Lunch at These Eateries

Lunch at local institution Stan’z Café (26 Chatsworth Ave.; 914.833.9760) is never a miss, with an inventive, upmarket take on salads and sammies, and be sure to dip your paper straw into an all-natural house-made soda. Apiary (157 Larchmont Ave.; 914.834.3572) is another solid spot for soup and paninis, like the one with fresh mozzarella and prosciutto, though you could also splurge on a lobster roll.

 

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2 p.m. – Buy Your Home a Present in Town

Still time to spend, and a piece from the always changing, finely curated, one-of-a-kind inventory at Fofie & Mia’s (2417 Boston Bost Rd.; 914.275.0375) will surely find a place of prominence in your home. Then, visit the iconic Village Mercantile (28 Chatsworth Ave.; 914.341.1066) for modern, thoughtfully made personal and home effects.

 

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4 p.m. – Sit and Relax at the Larchmont Manor Park

Take a short trek to the Larchmont Manor Park (108 Park Ave.; 914.834.4309), where residents hit the private beach and everyone enjoys the green space, walking trails, and 5,000 feet of shoreline with spectacular natural sculptures born from glacial rock.

5 p.m. – Devour Your Dinner at These Establishments

Have a satisfying meal at family-owned neighbor-hood gem Lusardi’s (1885 Palmer Ave.; 914.834.5555), an excellent choice for fine Italian classics. Or check out the new farm-to-fork hotspot, Heritage 147 (147 Larchmont Ave.; 914.292.5320) and the stellar Christopher’s by Chef Joe (2382 Boston Post Rd.; 914.787.8749), which is everything you’d want from a proper Italian steakhouse.

7 p.m. – Have a Cup or Cone at Longford’s

Made with premium ingredients, Longford’s (1941 Palmer Ave.; 914.630.4503) is your go to place for fresh and homemade ice cream in Westchester. Being open since 1992, Longford’s offers a plethora of flavors, including mint Oreo bomb, caramel sea salt, and so much more.

9 p.m. – Stay the Night at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel

The Sleepy Hollow Hotel (455 S Broadway; 914.631.5700) is where you want to be if you want to be pampered. With an indoor pool, sauna’s, a fitness center, and a bar & lounge, this hotel is the definition of relaxation. They also have an award-winning restaurant, Bistro Z, where creative chefs use locally sourced ingredients.

 

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Related: Best Places to Live 2018: Larchmont

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