Hudson NY is one of those towns that has been a great escape for so many people from NYC for the last 20 years. Nestled up in Columbia County it has a ” Main St” feel, tons of gorgeous houses from the late 1800′s, and a booming art, home design and, oddly, a huge jewelry scene.
I ran into a ton of people from NYC who have summer houses there. For example, the director of West Elm, an agent who represents up and coming designers, as well as an ex go-go boy from the 1985 club “The World” who is now selling books on the street. It’s kind of weird, but whatever… Anyway, it reminds me of the West Village in the early 80′s. I think it’s probably a haven for interior decorators.
I met this lovely girl from Serbia who designs hats. I thought they were some of the most creative I’ve seen in a long time. She uses classic millinery with a modern twist. Not to mention she seemed like one of the most beautiful down-to-earth designers I’ve met. You can visit her website here.