"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."
"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."
"Everyone has their favorite stops. Here are a few of mine:
Galerie Gris – An intriguing range of contemporary art bound with a singular curatorial vision—love the bent for colorful abstraction from artists including Lisa Corinne Davis, Marina Abrams, Robert Cronin, Lizzie Scott and many more.
Behida Dolic – I am saving up for one of her broad-brimmed straw hats. Obsessed!
Hawkins NY – Modernism with a human touch.
And, when one can’t resist browsing the kind of great stuff Hudson’s known for—who can?—we go for vintage at Gris Antiques, Stair Galleries and Sutter Antiques."
"Mark Naylon has expanded his NYC operations and opened in the former High Falls Mercantile and offers mid-century furniture featuring original pieces, restored furnishings and M/n, Mark’s own line of period inspired creations with a timeless visage. And there is nothing kitschy about Mark’s mid-century offerings. His mid-century is chic and modern! His wife Molly, a fashion executive, also throws in some chic antique textile inspired tunics that are just perfect for a weekend in the country."
"You'll find me at Blooming Hill Farm with my family most weekends for brunch. Blooming Hill is all organic and their brunch and dinner menus feature their fabulous produce. Founder, Guy Jones, is a fountain of information regarding farming and growing a vegetable garden."
"Gilded Owl has a more urban Euro-sophisticated edge—Gio Ponti meets eighties Memphis with a decidedly contemporary spin. Andy Goldsborough and Elizabeth Moore have pushed Warren Street into the future with their views on art and design."
"If you’re ever in Hudson you MUST go to this incredible little cheese and provisions shop. Not only do they have one of the best selections of curated artisanal cheeses I’ve ever seen, their sandwiches are absolutely delicious. They have amazing baked goods and salads, and their prepared foods are excellent, too. Everything is so thoughtfully done; you can tell a lot of love goes into it."
"Cherries, lettuce, rhubarb, peas or peaches—whatever they’re growing, whatever’s in season, it’s all fresh, all local, and all delicious from these wonderful family-run farms. Plus, I can never resist a taste-test of the jam selection."