Last week, Henry and I decided to take a mini mid-week getaway to Hudson, New York.
The small city sits right along the river (about two hours north of NYC by either car or train) and
is one of our favorite destinations. Aside from the rows of beautiful old buildings and cute
antique shops, there's an array of great restaurants serving quality food. The stresses of the
city fell away as we cruised up the Taconic State Parkway and, after dodging a few sketchy
speed traps, pulled into our home for the night, The Rivertown Lodge.
I packed a few changes of clothes in myCatalina Deluxe from Lo & Sons, which has
become my go- to bag for one- night trips. Somehow, it’s exactly the perfect size. I brought a
few blouses, an extra pair of jeans, and (obviously) my vanity bag. The bag also has this really
cool bottom compartment for shoes, so I had some options. I wanted to look my best because
this was sort of a pre-Valentine’s Day trip for me and my boyfriend and I. He's out of town a
bit, and I have to work for fashion week around the actual date, so we wanted to celebrate
ahead of time.
Rivertown Lodge is a great place for a night upstate. It's only a few years old, but has such
great Americana style that it feels like it has been there forever. Their lobby is incredibly cozy
and always has a fire going in the winter time. We found ourselves hanging out there a bunch
even once after we'd checked in to our room. Every piece of our the hotel is really well
designed and just gives off relaxing vibes. They lady at the front desk suggested we try some
beers at Suarez Family Brewing, so that was our first stop. The tap room is only a open a few
hours a day, but had a fun local crowd and was a great way to start the evening.
Henry and I love to eat, so we decided to try two places: we'd get appetizers from Fishand Game, then if we were still hungry, we'd go to Aeble for a main course. Fish and Game is a
really special restaurant. It's a bit expensive, but so comfortable in winter and they have a
great cocktail program. We ordered drinks and split some handmade pasta. It was perfect.
When we got to Aeble, we learned it was friend chicken night :) so of course we had to try it.
My mom is from South Carolina, so I know my friend chicken, and let me say that this was
amazing. We walked back to the hotel after dinner and collapsed into bed, tired and happy.