You warm, Hart Beat? If you’re living anywhere near the East Coast right now then you’re being dowsed in a heavy slam of snow. Right now outside our Brooklyn apartment we already have one foot! Pedro and I both braved the weather this afternoon (he went into the city and I visited Marina in Park Slope for pie and coffee) but now we are snug as two bugs in a rug in our cozy apartment. What’s keeping us alive? You might ask. The answer is simple. The answer is Hudson.
Early in the Fall Pedro and I visited Hudson, NY for the day and both of decided it was the best place to escape NYC for the day. Tonight, he and I are both realizing that “Hudson” branded products are keeping us sane. (That, my bean boots and a kitchen stocked with Annie’s Mac & Cheese and Genius Chicken.) Between the two of us we have Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey, a Hudson scented candle from Hawkins New York, and Hudson Standard Bitters. Why are these things keeping us alive? Two words, drinks and candles. What more could you want on a snow day?
P.S. This playlist is killing it right now.
Oh Monday, we meet again. This past weekend was the perfect fall weather so Pedro and I decided to take Saturday and go up to visit Hudson, NY. The small town of Hudson is about a two and a half hour drive from our apartment in South Brooklyn, so considering it takes me an hour to get to work on the subway that’s amazing! Hudson New York is, you guessed it, on the Hudson river and, wait for it, up in the Hudson Valley region of New York. It’s only about an hour away from where I grew up but was far enough that I never went there until this year.
As much of Brooklyn and the Berkshires have experienced it, I know that Hudson has changed so much over the past ten years. People move in because they like the charm and then because people are moving in the charm starts to leave. Even if this is the case in Hudson I still LOVE IT and seriously recommend it for a weekend day (anytime of year). There are a few places I loved visiting so I thought I would make a little list here in case you find yourself up there this fall.
First off, we have the bar and restaurant Fish & Game right off of Warren Street. When Pedro and I stopped in on Saturday they had TWO FIRES GOING. I mean, do I need to say more? The top photo here and the one of the fancy drink and beer come from there.
The second recommendation is one that I really have no business to be making but I will anyway because it looks amazing. If you want to stay overnight stay at the River Town Lodge! They have bikes! And the most amazing building! (See above.)
A few other places I recommend are the store Hawkins New York and taking a little trip on the adorable ferry that runs down the Hudson. Dios mio, this town is everything I’ve ever wanted. Except winter, it has winter and that’s maybe not something I’ll be able to forgive.
All photos by me and Pedro.