Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hudson Valley, NYC & Toronto bound

larisa and i are off on an east coast jaunt, visiting the hudson valley, nyc and toronto. i'll start by saying i'm absolutely in LOVE with the town of Hudson, NY. it's as though the founders in 1785 said "we'll make this town so perfectly gorgeous that in 2014 sarah will want to relocate here." though the town has seen its share of fires, decay and misguided redevelopment, much of the original colonial and victorian architecture remains. we looked at a 15 acre property outside of town with a home on site that was built in 1745. yep, 1745. it included barns, a silo, a creek, pond and small waterfall. the home still has its original beams, posts, and wood floors, along with the rugged grey stone exterior. and, it all can be yours for $375,000! i mean, seriously. 

but, beyond the incredible structures and beautiful landscapes, for me, lies the most intriguing element of the hudson valley region- THE PICKING THERE IS INSANE. plentiful and varied beyond comprehension. like i said, this place is my jam. it's bananas.

a major highlight of where we stayed in Hudson was our airBNB apartment, named Six Ten Inn. it's situated in an ancient row house and is perfectly bright and airy with a seamless blend of old and new. it's right across the street from the saturday farmers market, and just a block from the main vintage shopping drag, warren ave. (warren also houses many restaurants, bars and boutiques. it's where you want to be.) make sure you stay here if you visit the hudson valley- you won't regret it. 

here's a few shots of what caught my eye. 

the front door of our apartment. don't be fooled- few people in hudson upgrade their facade in order to keep their property taxes down, as theyre awfully expensive as it is. but, once you open the door, you'll know you are exactly where you want to be....

seattle's Red Bear beans at Swallow Coffee, Hudson, NY. it was fantastic. 

a couple picks.

the Hudson River & the Catskills at dusk.

anyway, now it's on to nyc and then toronto.... loving my seattle junk love life. 

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