Wow I can't believe how time flew by right after New Year's. I spend my New Years at a little town called Hudson right along the Hudson River. It's a very nice, quite, and quaint little town with spectacular view.
Hudson is known for being the antiquing town, on Warren street you will find the whole stretch with antique shop and great restaurants. So if you like antiquing, or are looking for something special this is the place to go. If you go, keep in mind that the antique stores are close on Mondays and Tuesdays, this is their weekend, since Saturday and Sundays are their busy days. Here some great pieces that I saw there that piqued my interest:
Aside from Antique shops they also have some great B and B's where you can stay at for a couple of days while antiquing and walking around town. My husband and I stayed at the Country Squire Inn, our gracious host and owner, Paul was very welcoming and made us feel just like home, he is very knowledgeable about Hudson and it's architecture and was very helpful with our stay at the Inn. And the breakfast was just divine. There are also alot of great restaurants, like Ca'Mea, where we had an absolutely delicious pasta, Da Ba where we had our 8 course dinner for NYE, and Swoon where the porkloin was so moist and smoky, my mouth gets watery just by thinking about it. For brunch/lunch Le Gamin is the place to be, this french bistro is rocking, besides having really good food, you also get a treat for your eyes, you will see the most beautiful and the coolest looking people here. Besides antiquing the town is also an architectural delight, with the houses still retaining their artchitectural details, and I heard from Paul that the town of Hudson is starting an Architectural walk soon, this will be interesting.
The First slide below is the Country Squire Inn where we stayed.
Not far away is the site of Olana, the famous house of Frederic Church that sits atop of a hill. It's an artchitectural feat of it's time, built in 1872 to the style of Persian design. The view from the house is extraordinary, you should definately visit it, if not to see the house, to just walk around the property it's amazing.
I love taking weekend trips like this to small towns, they are so rich with culture and architecture that I always learn something from, and discovering new and exciting stores or products. I hope to have many more of these short tips to come. As of now, I will be going back to Aruba in February for Carnival, I will be blogging from there, and bringing you all the excitement of Carnival and the costumes. Next up, I am hoping to visit Falling Waters by Frank Lloyd Wright in March. Launch my full fledged Interior design...Online business in March, get an interview or a write up on Decor8 for my interior design venture. Then there's a wedding in London that we got invited to in April that I want to go, I might go to Holland for my baby brother's graduation in July, by this time I expect to be working full time from home, enjoy summer at the park and dream and scheme about my next idea, make a baby, earn $50K from my solopreneur biz, and then chillax in Aruba for Xmas and New Year's and say Hello to the New Year 2013!!
To a happy and fruitfull 2012!!
P.S. I started Kriss Carr's 21 Day Cleanse, I'm on my 4th day now!! Yay!!Made the Green Guru Smoothie today, it's delish so soft and velvety, YUMM...!!