Weekend in the Hudson Valley
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean weekend getaways are over. Upstate NY always makes for a great getaway, but there’s something extra special about this destination during the Fall and Winter. With leaf peeping season in full-force during the fall months, it’s the perfect time to plan a cozy, scenic weekend to the Hudson Valley. Read on for recommendations of places to visit and some Nili Lotan sweater, jacket and pant recommendations to keep you warm during your next escape upstate.
Weekend in the Hudson Valley
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean weekend getaways are over. Upstate NY always makes for a great getaway, but there’s something extra special about this destination during the Fall. With leaf peeping season in full-force during the fall months, it’s the perfect time to plan a cozy, scenic weekend to the Hudson Valley. Read on for some recommendations of places to visit during your next escape upstate.
Magazzino Italian Art in Cold Spring, NY
Where to See Art:
Upstate NY is famous for its incredible art and design scene and Dia:Beacon is a space that never disappoints. With works by Donald Judd, Dan Flavin and Richard Serra, Dia:Beacon is focused on art of the 1960’s and 1970’s, a particular source of inspiration for Nili. Not far from Dia is Magazzino Italian Art in Cold Spring. Magazzino, meaning “warehouse,” is an art-space celebrating Italian artists and is currently showing Constantino Nivola’s modernist sculptures. Art Omi in Ghent, NY is a must-see. This 120-acre sculpture and architecture park is the best way to spend a full day outside, intaking the Valley’s natural beauty and stumbling upon beautiful art.
Where to Stay:
Dedicated to the modernist architecture lovers, Piaule Catskill is an excellent choice with its private cabins and pool with breathtaking views of the Catskill Mountains. With its great interior design, The Maker Hotel is a space dedicated to creatives and delivers on its promise of a luxurious stay. This 11-room boutique hotel feels like a trip through time with beautiful antiques and a European-style café and restaurant that’s not to be missed. If you want to wake up surrounded by nature, Woodhouse Lodge located in the foothills of the Catskills is a great choice for anyone looking for a more rustic-chic vibe.
Where to Eat:
Le Perche is an airy, light-filled French bistro serving delicious twists and updates on traditional French fare. The restaurant also has a wood-burning oven and doubles as a bakery, serving the best sourdough bread in the area. With its incredible selection of local cheeses and wine, Swoon Kitchenbar is a great place to spend a cozy fall evening. Bartlett House is a wonderful coffee shop and bakery that also boasts a selection of local cookbooks, specialty foods and housewares, making it a mandatory stop for anyone who loves cooking.
Where to Shop:
Not only does the Hudson Valley have great a great art and design scene, but its antique scene is not to be missed. Magic Hill offers one of the best selections of Mid-Century Modern furniture in the Hudson, taking you back to the 50s and 60s with original pieces by Milo Baughman and Marcel Breuer. For a mix of new and vintage clothes, records and antiques, head to Antigo in Beacon. Be ready to spend hours browsing through their well-curated selection of gems during this delightful stop.