Hudson

The new Brooklyn

Left picture: WM. Farmer and Sons; Top right picture: Rivertown Lodge; bottom right picture: Bonfiglio & Bread. We are often asked what is the most trendy place in New York. You know, the neighborhood still under the radar but on the rise. The avant-garde place that attracts artists and craftsmen. With a spate of stylish inns and well-curated boutiques. Where hipster cafes open in motorcycle garages. Does Greenpoint or Bushwick  intuitively come to mind? Well, you’re mistaken. Brooklyn lost the monopoly on “trendiness” – we take you upstate for the…

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The Glass House

Better than the Hamptons

Left picture: The Inn at Pound Ridge; Top right picture: The Glass House; bottom right picture: “Narcissus Garden” by Yayoi Kusama. We know. You have your habits in the Hamptons: a ristretto at the counter of Sant Ambroeus in Southampton, a glass of rosé at sunset at the Surf Lodge in Montauk. But it is time to refresh your summer spots! A change of scenery with an upstate getaway in the America of the 50s. A throwback to Frank Gehry, Andy Warhol & Frank Stella’s parties! We…

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Pioneer Works

Exploring Red Hook

If you have ever ventured to Red Hook, it was probably on an Ikea mission. But you might want to know that DIY Scandinavian furniture is not the neighborhood’s only high point. Steps away from chic Cobble Hill and just blocks from Park Slope, Red Hook is still positioning itself in the Brooklyn hipster microcosm. There are not a lot of bars and restaurants, but some of Red Hook’s spots are definitely worth checking out. Follow us! First stop: Pioneer Works. Dustin Yellin’s collages and…

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Woodstock

Back to the Sixties

There are cities whose mere mention make you feel instantly transported. This is the case for Woodstock, with all that the imagination conjures with this name: rock & roll, flower power, the hippie community, the counterculture of the 1960s… How about we take you there? Two hours from Manhattan, nestled in the heart of the Catskills, Woodstock is the perfect getaway spot for the looming Martin Luther King Day weekend. Roam in Woodstock’s streets and discover a reconstructed folklore around the retro accents of the…

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Blue Hill Farm

An hour from NY

59 minutes – that’s how long it takes to reach this retreat from Manhattan. Need to escape crowded NY? To get away from rowdy neighbors? We suggest a respite weekend in a romantic getaway spot upstate. Book a room at Crabtree’s Kittle House Inn, a quiet hamlet in the small town of Chappaqua. The inn, built 200 years ago, has fifteen rooms, each more charming than the next. Head to the piano bar, relax at the massive ebony bar and order a cocktail. Lulled by…

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Autumn in New York

Announcement: we officially entered fall yesterday. Weekends lazing in the sun are over: put away your sandals and take out your trench coats! For all those nostalgic of afternoons chilling on terraces who dread the glacial period’s approach, we have decided to accept the challenge of proving you that autumn is one of the nicest seasons, especially in NY when the city and the surrounding countryside take on their velvet ceremonial of green and orange-ish hues. In October, one of the discoveries that will make…

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Escape the heatwave

It’s a fact: 85° is the temperature beyond which it is not bearable to stay in Manhattan on the weekend. To escape the heatwave, we put together a special daytrip program upstate for you – a good alternative to the classic Rockaway beach or the (very) popular Hamptons. Take your car or the train at Grand Central. Make sure to sit on the left side to enjoy the Hudson River scenery as the train rolls north on its east bank during the 70 miles to…

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