Hi Hart Beat! Sorry for my delay in this post. Life has been happening fast since the summer/spring weather hit New York (!!) and I’ve been spending my non working hours away from the computer. Plus, Pedro and I headed up to my hometown of Stockbridge, MA over the weekend to celebrate his 30th birthday. Big. Deal.
My parents still live in the house I grew up in and I feel super lucky that I have a beautiful Berkshire County house to escape to any weekend I need to. To get from Stockbridge to Brooklyn is only a three hour drive or a two hour train ride. Since we went up this weekend with the two pups, Pedro and I drove up Thursday night. We were able to both take off work Friday and Monday so had an extended time in the country. Ugg, I miss it so much up there.
This weekend we did some of my favorite things to do in the area like hiking, drinking cocktails and coffee, and exploring Great Barrington and Hudson, two towns really close to Stockbridge. Here are some photos that I took over the weekend with where they were shot just in case you’re planning a weekend getaway out of the city anytime soon.
Great Barrington, MA // Drinks at Allium
Great Barrington, MA // Rubi’s Cafe
Great Barrington, MA // Hiking Monument Mountain
Hudson, NY // Historic District
Bandit the pup at my parents house
Melo the wild animal also at my parents house
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.