MICHAEL BRUNO

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MICHAEL BRUNO

  • Entrepreneur
  • Home Base: Tuxedo Park
  • Weekend House: North Haven, Maine

Michael Bruno is the founder of Tastemakers Guide, Valley Rock Inn & Mountain Club, and 1stdibs.com the world’s leading online destination for art and design. Michael is recognized globally for changing the way high-end purchases are made by using the internet. 1stdibs now has operations in 18 countries.

Michael came up with the idea for Tastemakers Guide over a decade ago as he traveled the world building 1stdibs. He learned the difference between having a good and a great experience was simply gathering a short list of not-to-be-missed places from friends and influencers who were familiar with where he was going. Bruno says, “Of course it’s fun to explore and find new places on your own, but time is precious, so why have a bad meal or night’s sleep when you can have a great experience?”

Tastemakers Guide draws on the world’s leading tastemakers to share with you their experiences of where to, eat, stay, shop, see and do from their adventures around the world and their own backyards.

Michael’s shortlist for Upstate New York

"Blooming Hill makes me feel connected to the land and I know I am eating fresh, delicious and beautiful food that was probably picked the same day."

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @bloominghillfarm

1251 NY-208, Monroe, NY 10950 - map  • 
(845) 782-7310

“Harriman has what feels like endless trails and lakes, when I need to escape the world I head into the park."

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @harrimanstatepark

7 Seven Lakes Dr, Sloatsburg, NY 10975, USA - map  • 
(845) 947-2444

Instagram @valleyrockinn

27 Mill St, Sloatsburg, NY 10974, USA - map  • 
(845) 618-9112

“Biking through the Storm King sculpture garden is otherworldly, one of the great outdoor museums is in our backyard.”

MICHAEL BRUNO

1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553, USA - map  • 
(845) 534-3115

“Nothing like a quick pit-stop at your favorite shops at 50% off.”

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @woodburycommons

498 Red Apple Ct, Central Valley, NY 10917, USA - map  • 
(845) 928-7467

Cheymore Gallery

Tuxedo Park, NY

“Mae Shore is a trailblazer who is creating a new art scene in our area—we are seeing artists opening studios and galleries following her lead.”

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @shorepublishing

233 Route NY-17, Tuxedo Park, NY - map  • 
(845) 351-4831

“How can we end the day without a quick peek at what's new at the French Resistance?”

MICHAEL BRUNO

215 NY-17, Tuxedo NY 10987 - map  • 
(845) 618-9112

“I love houseguests that stay at Valley Rock Inn.”

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @valleyrockinn

27 Mill St, Sloatsburg, NY 10974 - map  • 
(845) 618-9112

The shortest trip from farm to table

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @bluehillfarm

630 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591 - map  • 
(914) 366-9600

“Love to look at historic properties that are for sale—Tuxedo never disappoints. Contact Tuxedo Hudson Realty for details: contact@tuxedohudsonrealty.com”

MICHAEL BRUNO

Tuxedo Park, NY 10987, USA - map  • 
(845) 915-4567

“My first stop when searching for lighting.”

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @earlyelectrics

115 N Water St, Peekskill, NY 10566 - map  • 
(914) 257-1664

“Getting there is as beautiful as being there when you take the Bear Mountain Bridge through Cold Spring.”

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @diabeacon

3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA - map  • 
(845) 440-0100

“The studio looks as if Russel Wright was there this morning—a must-see for design lovers.”

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @visitmanitoga

584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524 - map  • 
(845) 422-2380

“Who doesn’t want to tour one of the great Federal-style homes overlooking the Hudson?”

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @boscobelhg

Bear Mountain-Beacon Highway, Cold Spring, NY, USA - map  • 
(845) 265-3638

“The John Russell Pope-designed Tudor mansion is only outdone by the beautiful gardens.”

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @skylandsmanor

Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456, USA - map  • 
(973) 962-9534

“The Cooper Hewitt family home, with all of its original contents from 1938, is open to tour.”

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @ringwoodmanorarts

1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456, USA - map  • 
(973) 962-2241

“If I didn’t own Valley Rock Inn, I would tell my friends to stay at Glenmere Mansion.”

MICHAEL BRUNO

Instagram @glenmeremansion

634 Pine Hill Rd, Chester, NY 10918, USA - map  • 
(845) 469-1900