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!



JORDAN RHODES IN HER BRIGITTE DRESS

July 29, 2021
Jordan Rhodes, founder of the luxury travel site Glimpse Guides, wore her Heidi Wynne white linen Brigitte Dress during her stay at Grand Hotel Villa Feltrinelli. We adore Jordan, and Glimpse Guides is our go-to resource for chic travel tips.
Jordan Rhodes of Glimpse Guides in the Brigitte Dress in Lake Garda, Italy



STACIE FLINNER IN THE BRIGITTE DRESS

June 01, 2021
Stacie Flinner in Tuscany in her Heidi Wynne Brigitte Dress



SUMMER MOOD BOARD

May 30, 2021
Our Summer 2021 Mood Board



STACIE FLINNER & SARAH FLINT IN ITALY

May 15, 2021
The incomparably chic Stacie Flinner and her friend Sarah Flint, the talented founder of Sarah Flint Shoes, recently visited Italy. Sarah wore her Heidi Wynne Brigitte Chambray Dress (coming soon!). They visited the factories where Sarah's beautiful collection of footwear is made, and took the most incredible photos of their trip. 
I just love a Vespa and this image makes me want to hop on a flight to Italy.
Stacie wore her Heidi Wynne St Tropez Hat (and we love Sarah's chic hat as well!). Please follow Stacie Flinner and Sarah Flint for more photos of their stylish trip to Italy. Sarah's beautiful collection of handcrafted shoes is available on sarahflint.com, and Stacie's inspirational site, filled with chic outfit suggestions, can be found at stacieflinner.com. They will have you planning your next vacation to Italy!



SPRING BEAUTY WITH CAYLI CAVACO RECK

April 08, 2021

 

Cayli Cavaco Reck

 

This week on Wynne's World, we have the honor of interviewing my friend Cayli Cavaco Reck, the Founder of Knockout Beauty. I look forward to reading their emails (sign up for the newsletter!) because I learn so much about skincare, am able to discover brands I never would have found on my own, and she offers only the best products including the Westman Atelier Clean Makeup Collection.

About Cayli Cavaco Reck: Cayli may be the only woman on the planet whose parents both worked at American Vogue. Immersed in a world of high fashion, famous photographers and elite hair and makeup talent all throughout her teens and 20s, Cayli parlayed that knowledge and exposure into her own early career.  

Her exciting career has included roles such as fashion and accessories editor for Teen Vogue and Elle Décor, among others, as well as set design for for Patrick Demarchelier, Michael Thompson and other esteemed photographers. 

But throughout those fashion-centric years, Cayli was developing her true professional calling: becoming a completely self-taught expert in beauty. While building a growing clientele of beauty brands seeking her branding expertise, Cayli was also learning everything she could about skin function and physiology, ingredients, formulation and cutting-edge scientific advances. And because hormones play such a pivotal role in how skin behaves, Cayli was becoming exceedingly knowledgeable about endocrinology, too.

Cayli had always been the go-to resource for friends seeking the best facialist or dermatologist in New York City. Now, she was becoming a skin diagnostician – with the full capability of prescribing a game-changing protocol - in her own right. She attracted a loyal following on Instagram due to her expert knowledge and willingness to share.

The success of Knockout Beauty on Instagram, combined with her growing passion for helping women achieve their skin goals, led Cayli to where she is now: Knockout Beauty, a 360-degree, full-service business that encompasses both highly in-depth, one-on-one virtual skin consultations and meticulously curated retail spaces in New York City, Bridgehampton and Los Angeles. 

The Knockout Beauty Bridgehampton Store

  

Heidi: Could you share your spring beauty tips? What are your top products, what are you loving now, and what is your end of winter/beginning of spring routine?

Cayli: In spring I like to take the opportunity do the last of my peeling and exfoliating so that I don’t damage my skin inadvertently in the sun. I think of it as a sort of spring cleaning. I love to do a treatment like the MZ Skin Glow Boost Ampoules or the Vitamin C Power Treatment Cure from MBR. 

MZ Skin Glow Boost Ampules

 

Heidi: What are you currently reading and watching?

Cayli: I am fully obsessed with Call The Midwife. My love for the show runs DEEP. 

 

Call The Midwife

I am currently reading Principles by Ray Dalio. He is one of the great entrepreneurs of our time so I felt I could learn a thing or two. I am only a third of the way through and I have already learned more distinctions than I can quantify.

 

 

Principles by Ray Dalio

Heidi: What are your travel plans (once it is safe)?

Cayli's home in Brentwood

 

Cayli: I am currently in Ojai, it’s a short car ride but a much needed change of scenery. I miss my hometown of NYC and I am very excited to visit our store in the Hamptons which I didn’t get to last year.

Cayli lounging at home

Heidi: What are you wearing this spring?

Cayli in her Heidi Wynne Cream Fisherman Knit Crewneck

 

Cayli: I am wearing Mother Denim straight jeans called The Scrapper.

I have taken many of my white dresses and added a black bow at the waist.

I live in my Heidi Wynne Fisherman’s Sweater as you know.

I love it over a silk slip dress from The Gradient Studio… makes me really wish the cream cardigan was in stock in my size… but I digress. (Editor's note- we hope to have it back in stock soon!)

My Loeffler Randall Leonie Ballet shoes that look like the ones little girls wear with the elastic over the foot are beyond comfortable and I rarely take them off.

Loeffler Randall Leonie Ballet Flats

 

I also love the boxy fit of Zara t shirts at the moment.

 

Heidi: What are your favorite summer beauty products? 

Cayli: The Daily Dose Vitamin C Sunscreen from Supergoop and I are having a total love affair at the moment. The glow is so good. 

 

Supergoop Daily Dose Vitamin C

 

In Summer I like to add in more hyaluronic and less cream. Ubuna Drench Intense Hydration Serum feels amazing on the skin and gives it a massive drink of water. 

 

 

Ubana Drench Intensive Hydrating Serum

 

I love to treat my body to a gorgeous body oil and Agent Nateur Holi (Oil) Body Serum feels and looks great on the limbs. 

 

 

Agent Nateur Ageless Body Serum

I like to use an enzyme cleanser in Summer for a gentle exfoliation and to remove stubborn sunscreen. The MBR Enzyme Cleansing Booster leaves my skin silky smooth and fresh. 

 

 

MBR Enzyme Cleaning Booster

 

I am never without my B3 but in summer it is key to keep my skin from breaking out.

 

 

 

With breakouts and hydration on mind in summer I am constantly spraying Lumion Mist on my face for the glow and amazing cleansing properties. I generally spray before I re-up my sunscreen.

 

 

Lumion Mist

 

 Heidi: Who is your fashion or beauty icon?

 

Breakfast at Tiffany's

 

Cayli: Maybe because I grew up in fashion, I have never had a singular icon. I love moments in fashion or beauty and there are specific images that are inspiring to me. So when people will say that they love Audrey Hepburn, as an example, I love her in the final scene in Breakfast At Tiffany’s in the rain with her bouffant pigtails and neutral ensemble.

 

Breakfast at Tiffany's 

I love the color of her jacket when she and Paul are running through the streets in masks. It’s similar to the orange red of the Essie nail lacquer “Clambake”, which is actually being re-released for a limited time.

 

Essie Clambake

 

I love Romy Schneider in a cream cable knit much like your fisherman’s cardigan. It’s a sort of elevated version of what is now referred to as cottage-core. 

Romy Schneider

  

In terms of personal style I love the way Shala Monroque and Giovanna Battaglia mix femininity and form.

 

Shala Monroque

 

Giovanna Battaglia

 

My beauty and style icon is my daughter, Reed Reck.

 

Reed Reck

 

Heidi: What is your favorite city and any other favorite places to visit?

Cayli: Paris always brings me joy. As the late, great, and brilliant Bill Cunningham said “You need to go to Paris to educate the eye.” 

Photo of Paris taken by Heidi's friend, the designer Danielle Fichera

A couple of years ago we visited an incredible place in Mexico called Cuixmala. It is an eco-resort with all of the luxuries you can imagine. It is very healing. The wildlife is extraordinary. Wild zebra and sea turtles are both on property. If you go at the right time of year you can witness the baby turtles making their maiden voyage out into the sea. 

 Cuixmala

Cuixmala
Cayli in Cuixmala

At the moment I am visiting Thatcher House in Ojai. It is a beautiful homestead in the heart of the wilderness. You are truly off the grid while staying here there is no cell service and the only WiFi is in the main house that I will need to go to in order to transmit this. The owner is an incredible chef. 

 

Heidi: What is meaningful in your life right now?

 

Cayli: Motherhood is always my most important job. This last year of having my children home and with me has been a huge gift. I do worry that they are both at critical ages for socializing and relationship building so I do try to find as many ways to keep them engaged. 

Cayli with her daughter Reed

My team at Knockout Beauty has also been a huge source of strength and friendship during this time. There were months when the only people I saw were my family and my LA team. Our collective energy to support our clients, vendors, landlords, and each other has been inspiring.

Follow Cayli on Instagram here

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