It is hard to believe that the unofficial end of summer is this weekend, anyone else in denial? For some reason this summer I have been carrying on like summer will last forever. It has been an interesting summer, more on that later. If you are looking to flea the City, or make a run for the countryside, I cannot recommend Hudson, New York enough. The first time I went there was few years ago for a fashion shoot for ROSE & IVY - you can see that here. We stayed in a glorious Georgian style home right in from of the Hudson River. Flash forward almost two years later, I returned for an upcoming story for the next issue of the magazine and took a whole day to enjoy the town. The architecture in the Hudson Valley is noteworthy - some of the homes have such exquisite details. Since my last visit, the town is bursting with curated boutiques in addition to a host of antique shops. Here are the places that caught my eye and taste buds!
WHERE TO SHOP
Finch Hudson - A lifestyle shop stocked with everything from antique pieces to more modern finds like cookbooks and Astier de Villate candles.
Mutiny - A minimally designed shop that includes clothing brands for men and women like Yield and and Norse Projects, in addition to magazines and other items for the home. Be sure to check out their stone courtyard, it is memorable!
MINNA - This shop stocks beautiful pillows, blankets and other household items like tapered candlesticks and kitchen items.
Rural Residences - Another boutique stocked with oddities from Caldrea soaps to vintage linens.
Hawkins New York - A delight for the eyes, Hawkins New York's first location, filled with minimally elegant furniture and pottery - you will want to scoop everything up.
Flowerkraut - A wonderfully styled floral shop where you can pick up a bouquet and a one of a kind notebook or card, this can be your one stop shop for gifting.
Source Adage New York - Step into this perfumery that formulate their own scents.
Valley Variety - This boutique stocks 'tools for life' from items for the home to design-forward necessities for the pet.
Red Chair Antiques - For those with a weak spot for French and Swedish antiques, this shop sells small items like silverware to furniture like perfectly aged armoires.
WHERE TO EAT
Talbott & Arding - This larder shop stocks local cheeses, vegetables, fruit and other provisions.
Wm Farmer & Sons - Located a stone's throw from the train station, this is a great place to stop to or from the train. They serve small and large plates.
Rev Coffee Shop - This cozy café is like sipping coffee from a friend's living room.
Le Gamin - A quick and easy spot to enjoy an omlette and an espresso.
Olde Hudson - This gourmet grocer and café is your destination for cheese and charcuterie, plus they brew delicious coffee served with pastries.
Photography by Alison