"Le Belle Juliette Hermant has exquisite taste and a talent for sourcing out-of-the-ordinary objects whether it’s taxidermy, mismatched plates and glasses, door handles, a chair – they have it all. In winter she creates the most beautiful Christmas wreaths."
"I used to love visiting the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton and if you like Dia:Chelsea, Dia: Beacon is well-worth the drive. This 300,000-square-foot former industrial building, now houses one of the world’s most distinguished collections of contemporary art along the banks of the Hudson River."
“Many people combine a trip to Storm King with a trip to Dia. While you could spend a day (or more) exploring each, experiencing both allows you to see works by some of the same artists in two very different settings.”
"Danny and I spend our week day evenings in Manhattan either ordering in or eating out and so we really cherish being able to cook and entertain at home on the weekends. But ever since Chris Turgeon opened up Wilde Beest in Kingston this past year, we find ourselves cooking less and less! It pains us to admit it for fear of not being able to score a table there ever again but the truth is that the dinners they are serving there are by far the best we have ever had dining out while living in the Hudson Valley over the past 12 years, and rivals the best we have had in NYC as well! They are making pure magic in that kitchen."
"I really enjoy Gaskins, a great restaurant in Germantown. It’s our go-to spot when we’re looking for delicious local farm-to-table fare and to have a really charming and fun evening. The location is cozy and it has a delightful sparkle to the interior. Plus, the owners are consistently warm and friendly."
"Not to be missed is the recently constructed round barn at the Churchtown Dairy funded by Abby Rockefeller. There’s a small farm store that sells meats and yummy cheeses made onsite, as well as and raw milk. That’s it. There’s a medicinal garden and handsome critters. One is free to roam about and I would definitely recommend doing so."