"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."
"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."
"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."
"In Cold Springs there is truly one of the chicest collections combined with exceptional architecture created just for the collection. This is a private warehouse art space created by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu for their personal collection of Italian Post-war and Contemporary art."
"Located in a beautifully restored black barn, the shop contains a mix of antiques and artisanal goods curated by Ron Sharkey, formerly of Downtown Accord and Katherine McMillan, formerly of Northern Grade, a market and retail concept store in Manhattan. The experience provides a mix of home, beauty, workwear, gourmet dry goods and country living supplies. They also play host to a field market each month with local antiques and makers on the lawn. It’s the closest thing we have to the Marches Aux Puces in Paris!"
"Farther afield BUT so worth the scenic drive is Sean Scherer’s, for lack of a better term, Cabinet of Curiousity Shop! An interior decorator himself, I could imagine Sean also being a set decorator for movies, plays and tv. His quirky shop is chock full of his vintage finds and I dare you to walk out without making a purchase or two! I mean, how can you resist a taxidermized crow, vintage photographs of affectionate cowboys, or even an anesthesia device from the 1920s!"
"Located in Kinderhook in a building that was previously a schoolhouse it’s an extraordinary reuse of an old building. The scale of the rooms, the textures and the pallet all add up to create something fresh and beautiful."
"Rural Residence is the nicest gift shop in Hudson, founded by Tim Dunleavy. Its current owner Steven Bluttal has held on to the spirit of what Tim created, but has also made it his own. A few favorite objects I’ve found there are ebony tape measures, [the best] linen blankets, marbleized wrapping paper and the best books on country living."