weekend wanderlust: hudson, new york
11 can’t-miss destinations for your next weekend upstate.
Published Sep 14, 2016 5:00 AM
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Text and photos by: Alyssa Clough
Domino recently took a trip up north to Hudson with Target’s style team and their Home Style Expert, Emily Henderson, to kickstart the season of fall. Boy, did it work. Together, we explored the bustling small town that is full of locally owned shops, inspiring stories, and decor that made us want to—quite literally—stay forever.
Close your eyes. Now imagine the most adorable boutique hotel, filled with thoughtful, modern pieces you wish you owned. That’s the River Town Lodge. Originally a movie theater (from 1928 to 1958!), the space is now a 27-room hotel, designed by Workstead.
Or Gallery and Tavern
This place… Where to even begin? The food was beyond delicious, but the decor was so delightful I was distracted the entire time I was eating. The outside patio with the cascading cinder block planters was a favorite, as was the tiny shop with inspired finds, the cozy floor cushion corner, and the main event—the bar.
Expect to find impressively curated antiques, ranging from this wide selection of beautifully crafted chairs to sophisticated accessories for your home.
This fair trade textiles shop is a pattern lover’s dream. Enter and you’ll find a store full of handcrafted cotton table linens, bedding, and more.
Bike ride to the river
We took these adorable green and cream bikes (complete with a basket, thank you very much) down to the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park to catch some incredible views—and get some unintended, leisurely exercise. I think the photos speak for themselves. And yes, there is a gigantic willow tree.
After biking about a mile down Warren Street, we swung around to the Antique Warehouse (near the river) where we found a funhouse of rare finds. Think an oversized chair, the front of a vintage van (seen here!), and lots of knights in shining armour.
Source Adage NYC
The candles and fragrances in this shop smell divine, but it was naturally the masculine interior and expertly placed decor that caught my eye.
Hawkins New York
Already a devoted fan of Hawkins (see: this rug), walking into their Hudson outpost was almost an out of body experience. It was seeping with inspiration and I wanted to buy it ALL. The whole store.
Come hungry and share entrees and sides with friends—you’re going to want to taste it all. And that very much includes a cheese plate. And dessert… And cocktails.
Talbott & Arding Cheese & Provisions
Fresh. Local. Cheese. Does it get any better than that? Actually, yes. It does. The shop also sells homemade breads and baked goods and is run by three very cool women. This is a must-stop destination.
I highly recommend bring an arrangement home with you to carry on your trip to Hudson. They also have cute greeting cards, an abundance of succulents, planters, and macrame plant hangers.