CLASSIC FALL STYLE

October 13, 2021
Classic Fall Style: Harris Wharf London Tie-Waist Wool Coat, AERA New York Gisele Boot, Ray-Ban Gold Frame Unisex Light Brown Aviators, Heidi Wynne Fisherman Knit Crewneck, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Blush, Max Mara Wool Midi Skirt, Kendall Conrad Thick Oval Hoops, Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Voile Lipstick, Heidi Wynne Black Cashmere Isabelle Wrap



STACIE FLINNER IN HEIDI WYNNE

October 10, 2021
Chic Stacie Flinner in her Heidi Wynne Cream Knit Turtleneck. We absolutely love Stacie's classic style, and are grateful for her support!



FALL FLOWERS

September 30, 2021
Our Favorite Fall Flowers



FALL MOOD BOARD

September 30, 2021
Heidi Wynne Autumn 2021 Inspiration



ANN CARUSO IN HER HEIDI WYNNE CARDIGAN

September 30, 2021
Our chic friend & celebrity stylist, Ann Caruso, in her Fisherman Knit Cardigan



GIVING BACK: GLIMPSE GUIDES-CITY GUIDES

September 17, 2021
One of my favorite activities lately is planning future travel, and I'm so excited about the new Glimpse Guides Travel Guides. The two city guides that are now available are at the very top of my travel list: London and New Orleans. 100% of the proceeds go to the Give a Glimpse charity, which provides the educational gift of travel to students in need, as well as covering travel expenses for the artisans that produce their goods. They also look very chic on a coffee table, as the Founder, Jordan Rhodes, has exceptional taste.

From Glimpse Guides: Jordan Rhodes launched Glimpse because she found a gap in the luxury family travel space, and while these guides work for solo travelers and couples, we have written them for families, as well. Jordan loves introducing the world to her little ones, and we hope these guides will make travel with your own a bit easier.


 

From the best hotels & restaurants, to shopping & packing tips, Glimpse Guides has you covered. I can't wait for them to publish the next cities:

Charleston (launching December 2021)

Los Angeles (launching December 2021)

Florence (launching Spring 2022)

New York (launching Spring 2022)

Nantucket

Hong Kong

Paris

Washington DC

Aspen

You can follow glimpseguides on Instagram here: @glimpsguides 

 




GUIDE TO THE HUDSON VALLEY

September 16, 2021

 

 

Living upstate in the Hudson Valley has been a dream. I still have so many places to visit and explore, however I've put together a little guide based on my favorite spots. 

Hasbrouk House, pictured above, is an 18th century Dutch Colonial stone mansion, and the perfect place to stay in the Hudson Valley. The pool is over 100 years old (it has been restored), and they offer fun events like outdoor yoga and film nights and a fire pit with s'mores. The rooms are chic and the staff is wonderful. The restaurant, Butterfield, is one of the best in the area and the service is excellent.

The Wynkoop-Lounsbery House, pictured above, is a few doors down from the Hasbrouk House in the historic hamlet of Stone Ridge. On November 15, 1782, George Washington slept here. It's one of my favorite homes in the area.

Restaurants in Accord:

Westwind Orchard & Cidery has become a favorite spot and a great place to bring your guests and your dogs.

Arrowood Farms is pictured above in a photo by Steph Mossey. Enjoy live bands, a brewery and a tasting room. I love this place!

Saunderskill Farms, above, is a casual spot that is also a farmer's market. Enjoy the blueberry lemon scones and a cup of hot tea at an outdoor table for breakfast. 


Best Casual Restaurants near Stone Ridge:

Ollie’s Pizzeria, High Falls, pictured above, is delicious! I've probably eaten here more often than anywhere else in the Hudson Valley. 

A few others:
The Egg’s Nest, High Falls
Hash, Stone Ridge
The Roost, Stone Ridge
The Phoenicia Diner
 

 

Woodstock Restaurants:

Sylvia’s is more upscale for the area and has a lively atmosphere.

The Garden Cafe is casual vegan, however even non-vegan diners will enjoy this spot. It's one of my favorites.

 

Kingston Restaurants:

Hotel Kinsley is pictured above. They have such a nice brunch.

Boitson’s is so good. I recommend sitting upstairs on the covered deck.

 Kingston Bread + Bar is a great casual spot for lunch.

Hiking/Nature:

O & W Rail Trail in Stone Ridge.

 

The Ashokan Reservoir is a beautiful place to go for a run.


Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a favorite place to hike and swim. 

Mohonk Preserve is another great spot for nature lovers.

 


Kingston Point Beach is one of my favorite spots to unwind and enjoy the view of the Hudson River.

Kingston Point Rotary Park and Kingston Point Rail Trail has an incredible view of the lighthouse, pictured above, and an old fashioned trolley.


Robert E Post Memorial Park has a great view of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.

 

Towns to visit:

Kingston Roundout is a quaint waterfront town with a marina, boats, restaurants and shopping. Visit Mariner’s Harbor for lunch or The Tortilla Taco Bar.

Uptown Kingston has become so popular and I've heard that it is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country right now. 

Enjoy the shops, dining, and history. Visit the historic Senate House, pictured above, and then walk around the village to view stone houses from the 1700's and old Victorians. 

Favorite shops include Hamilton & Adams and River Mint Finery. 

 

Rough Draft Bar & Books is a bookstore and cafe that is a must-visit spot in Kingston. Above is an older photo; they now have plenty of outdoor seating now for you to enjoy a cup of coffee and snack with your new book.

Rhinebeck Village:

Spend an afternoon in Rhinebeck for shopping and visit two of my favorite restaurants: Aba’s Falafel for the best Middle Eastern and Cinnamon for Indian cuisine.

Poet’s Walk in Red Hook near Rhinebeck, is perfect for a hike surrounded by nature. 

Visit nearby Saugerties including Saugerties Village Beach and Saugerties Lighthouse.


Hudson Valley Museums: Friends of Historic Kingston Museum, Fred H. Johnston Museum, Kingston, Hudson River Maritime Museum, Huguenot Historical Society, Delaware and Hudson Canal Historical Society Museum

 

Spend a day in Millerton, NY:

 


Millerton is nearby and is a perfect day trip. I try to visit as often as possible. My first stop is always Harney & Son's Tea Café for lunch (my favorite tea and such a lovely spot and menu), then Montage Antiques where I have found some of my favorite pieces, followed by shopping at Westerlind Shop & Pantry. My friend Carol Vargo of Gray Antiques & Interiors has excellent taste and originally introduced me to Millerton. I've been in love with the town ever since. This summer we saw La Piscine at The Moviehouse in Millerton.

 

Another favorite town is Millbrook. My friend Permele Doyle, President of the influencer marketing firm Billion Dollar Boy, introduced me to this charming town. The Millbrook Diner, pictured above, is an old school diner with one of the best menus. Angela Adams Alpaca is a must-visit for shopping, and be sure to browse the antiques shops in the village.

Finally, one of my favorite activities is to put the dogs in the car and drive around the countryside, stopping frequently to take photos of the farm animals and barns. I hope you are able to visit the Hudson Valley and will enjoy it as much as I do!

 





FALL IS IN THE AIR

September 17, 2021
Revisiting one of our favorite fall mood boards



ANN CARUSO WITH HER MINI FRENCH MARKET TOTE

August 26, 2021
Chic Summer Style: Ann Caruso with her Mini French Market Tote



LATE SUMMER HOLIDAY

August 25, 2021
Our Nautical Striped Tote at Clearwater Beach, East Hampton
 We recently enjoyed a lovely visit to East Hampton. The weather was perfect (right before Henri arrived), and I had forgotten how beautiful and relaxing the beaches are. I must say, however, that I wasn't sad to back come to the Hudson Valley, although it was very nice to get away. Here are a few images from the trip.
First stop: Main Beach in East Hampton. I find this beach so soothing and the sunsets are incredible.
Best place for a quick, healthy meal- Round Swamp Farm in East Hampton. Their vegan bikini muffins are so good for breakfast. The parking lot is chaotic (my friend Isabelle said it has sample sale energy), however it is very much worth the visit as their meals are delicious.
A favorite book store- BookHampton in East Hampton. Check out their staff picks- always interesting choices!
The hydrangeas in Amagansett never disappoint!
Clearwater Beach is a private beach on the bay in East Hampton. It's so peaceful and is an instant stress reliever.
 
Summer straw: our Romy Satchel and Vittoria Hobo.
Clearwater Beach resembles Martha's Vineyard in this photo.
The kayaks at Clearwater Beach reminded me of my rowing days.
A fresh juice and my Morgan Bag, available on theflairindex.com, at Babette's in East Hampton.
We went to Bostwick's Chowder House in East Hampton for lobster rolls, however The Dock House in Sag Harbor is also excellent!
Lunch at Tutto Il Giorno Sag with Jason and John in my Chambray Brigitte Dress and Montauk Raffia Hat.
Dinner at Sí Sí Mediterranean Restaurant in East Hampton
Ended the visit with a spectacular East Hampton sunset!