a country weekend

it's nice to get away sometimes (all the time). i was upstate last weekend with some friends. there was a lot of lounging about, swimming, grilling, aimless (but sometimes weirdly heated) discussions about celebrities, and a really lovely early morning walk.

chatham-pond
chatham-farmhouse

we went into hudson one day. lunch was grilled cheese at grazin, and then window-shopping down warren street. steph and amy picked up some plants at the secret gardener on warren street. 

hudson-nursery
hudson-nursery-succulents

i saw this pretty pink house, which reminded me of this one.

pink-house-hudson

and then back at the house, i ogled the decor some more before jumping into the pool.  

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chatham-stairs
chatham-fireplace
chatham-pool

man, this summer has really sucked so far.

off to hudson

a few weeks ago, we took a weekend away upstate. our lodgings were historic, the food surprising, and hudson's streets completely irresistible. i can't wait to go back. 

along warren, the main street.

along warren, the main street.

colorful townhouses along the courthouse square.

colorful townhouses along the courthouse square.

willa enjoyed the vintage sofa...

willa enjoyed the vintage sofa...

while we slept in this comfortable bed.

while we slept in this comfortable bed.

there were lovely housewares and plants at  valley variety

there were lovely housewares and plants at valley variety

and loads of vintage shops, like  neven moderne .

and loads of vintage shops, like neven moderne.

i especially enjoyed these 1950s hotel soaps, collected by a traveling electrolux salesman. they are for sale at  hudson supermarket .

i especially enjoyed these 1950s hotel soaps, collected by a traveling electrolux salesman. they are for sale at hudson supermarket.

on the way back to brooklyn, we stopped in beacon. there is a dim sum go go there. as betty  put it: "mind = blown." 

i am ready to move upstate.

i am ready to move upstate.