Exploring Home: Ice Skating and Christmas Village- Blogmas Day 22

December 22nd 2017


I’m a sucker for cute little places to walk around and explore.

So originally, this post was just supposed to be about my ice skating adventure in Port Jefferson, NY, but I don’t think that I have enough to say to warrant a full post. However, lucky for me, my friend Michaella and I went to a Christmas village the night before which gives me a little extra to talk about while still being able to discuss exploring home!

So on Wednesday night, my friend Michaella and I went to explore the Christmas Village at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho, NY. I had only been to the Milleridge Inn once for my friend’s graduation dinner in the fancy restaurant part, but I never experienced the Christmas Village. Fun fact, one of my parents’ first dates was at the Milleridge Inn which is super cute.

The Christmas Village was great, especially since it was a Wednesday night which meant it was not crowded at all. At the village there is a lot to browse around at such as a cafe, a bakery, a general store, a Christmas shop, and a candy store. My friend also recalls there being a toy store, but that may have been condensed to make room for Santa’s Workshop.

The first stop my friend and I made was to the cafe for some dessert because we just came from our work Christmas party and they didn’t give dessert (lame). We got The Revolutionary Sundae (a lot of the ice cream had colonial era names) which had 2 scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry all on top of a soft baked chocolate chip cookie. It was amazing and one sundae was more than enough to feed 2 people.

After, we went through the shops and tried our best not to break anything. Then, we finished our night by trying to get back to my car without getting attacked by wandering chickens. I didn’t think the chicken crossing sign was something to be mindful of in mid-December, but those chickens seemed ready for a fight and didn’t care if you ran them over with your car.

The next day I ventured out to Port Jefferson to hang out with my friend Michaella in her county area for a change. Port Jeff is a nice little village by the port for the ferry to Connecticut. There are a lot of independent shops and restaurants and it’s an overall charming place to wander around.

Our objective for the day was to get food, go ice skating, and get some Starbucks. For lunch, we went to a restaurant called Tiger Lily Cafe that had some great wraps. They have a very artsy aesthetic and offered everything from wraps to sandwiches to chili to coffee to juices and smoothies and more. My friend and I decided to get 2 different wraps then swap halves. The wraps we got were the tomato mozzarella wrap and the crab cake wrap and both were amazing and super filling.

After, we went over to the ice skating which overlooked the water. The rink was small but it was a Thursday afternoon so it wasn’t too crowded. I haven’t been skating in years, but I am proud to say that I didn’t fall at all and I spent a majority of my time away from the wall which was great because I find being a wall hugger to be boring!

Lastly, we ventured to Starbucks to warm up. I got my usual, a soy chai tea latte which has become my favorite go to drink over the course of this year. If anyone has any recommendations for non-coffee Starbucks drinks for me to try let me know, I am always trying to expand my horizons!

Overall, I had a great couple of festive days and I think they were a great way to round out the end of the Christmas season!


Blogmas is almost over, but go back and check out the rest of my Christmas season here!

Day 1- Introduction
Day 2- Reason for the Season
Day 3- Winter Bucket List
Day 4- Wishlist
Day 5- Holiday Playlist
Day 6 – Finals Prep
Day 7- Ugly Sweater Lookbook
Day 8- Layering Lookbook
Day 9- December Bops
Day 10- Charity 
Day 11- 18 Things for 2018
Day 12- Night-in Routine
Day 13- Holiday Snack Guide
Day 14- Top Holiday Movies
Day 15- Blanket Scarf Appreciation Post
Day 16- Exploring Home: Holiday Light Show
Day 17- Hot Chocolate 2 Ways
Day 18- Last Minute Gift Guide
Day 19- Immediate Gratification
Day 20- Christmas in NYC
Day 21- New Traditions


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Jess, 25, yogi, believer in things, book worm, shy, aspiring human of Earth. I like to spend my time on a yoga mat, typing away with my thoughts, or taking pictures of anything and everything. Stop on by for everything from self-care to book reviews to fashion posts and more!

8 thoughts on “Exploring Home: Ice Skating and Christmas Village- Blogmas Day 22

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! I loved reading your post. As a new blogger myself, I particularly loved how you shared your previous posts from Blogmas. Thank you for making it easier for me as a reader to find those posts! I love what you’re doing! Keep up the great work!

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