Hi Hart Beat. This weekend was super snowy in Brooklyn. Seeing all this snow outside my window in Brooklyn has me missing my hometown in the Berkshires. Lucky for me (and you) I recently discovered an amazing Instagram and ecommerce site called And North, a site and brand dedicated for sharing a curated look at upstate New York. The founders and contributors to the site are based in Brooklyn and use their love for exploring new places to share with us urban dwellers the beauty of upstate.
I love the And North website but most of all, I’m obsessed with the Instagram account @andnorth curated by the group that runs the site. The photos are a combination of shots that they’ve taken while traveling upstate and crowdsourced by their hashtag #andnorth. Even though I didn’t technicaly grow up in Upstate New York, the Berkshires in Massachusetts we’re that far off. I love seeing the hills, fields, forests and small towns that I miss all the time. For anyone (even those living outside of New York) this is an Instagram account that I couldn’t recommend any more.