During our trip to the East Coast we packed in visits with a lot of friends from Central Park to Bushwick to the East Village and it seemed that the buzzword of the moment was ‘Upstate’. The hipster crown were all either planning long weekends ‘Upstate’, had just come from fabulous restorative getaways ‘Upstate’ or had friends who had just moved ‘Upstate’ to larger homes and were living the dream. Towns like Saugerties, Phoenixa, The Catskills and Woodstock were on the exodus list – boasting more space, more natural terrain and a slower pace of life.
One of these such towns on my bucket list was the mythically titled Cold Spring. An hour and ten minutes on the train from Grand Central Station – the small and perfectly formed town serves as a weekend getaway for many New Yorkers with charming painted and slatted homes dotting its leafy avenues, and the majestic Storm King Mountain and the Hudson River serving as an idyllic background. Attracting visitors is the town’s charming Main Street – perfectly curated by the right amount of antique stores, design stores, homespun eateries and the store that drew my attention to the town, Cold Spring Apothecary.
To me it seemed to me like Soho or upscale Brooklyn had been scooped up and nestled into rugged terrain – I could see why every trendy New Yorker was flocking here…
My friends over at The Women’s Room share the same fascination with the newest happenings in the US so are hosting my day trip to Cold Spring over on their blog today. Head on over to read A Town Called Cold Spring.
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
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