An Instagrammer's guide to: Hudson, NY

If you are planning a trip to New York any time soon and fancy doing something a little different to the usual tourist sites, then why not consider heading out of the city to explore Hudson? The Shopkeepers tell us a little more about the town and shares their top spots for shopping, eating and staying….

Hudson is the perfect weekend destination or day trip out of the city. A scenic two hour train journey from New York city along the Hudson River, it’s a journey that is stunning in all seasons. Hudson’s rich history - a former whaling town and active port in the eighteenth century - is evident in its architecture and buildings that have been lovingly restored by independent business and home owners over the last few decades. The train arrives into Hudson’s waterfront, where everything in this guide is easily accessible on foot (or you can always avail of one of the waiting taxis). The mile-long Warren Street is lined with historic buildings that have been transformed into a vibrant array of shops, from antique stores and art galleries, to interior design shops and eateries. This vibrant community of shopkeepers have created a truly unique experience, each shop a joy to discover, here are a few of our favourites…

Red Chair - Instagrammer's Guide to Hudson NY - 91 Magazine
Red Chair - Instagrammer's Guide to Hudson NY - 91 Magazine

Red Chair

Red Chair is home to a wonderful assortment of French, Belgian and Swedish antiques. Founded by Jocelyn Sinauer, the store is famed for its selection of white ironstone, French linen, silver flatware, and glassware. Jocie sources everything herself, often traveling to France and Belgium, but also Brimfield - a bit closer to home. When time allows, she loves to drive around local towns to see what she can unearth.

IG: @redchair_hudson

Minna - Instagrammer's Guide to Husdon, NY - 91 Magazine
Minna - Instagrammer's Guide to Husdon, NY - 91 Magazine

Minna

Minna specialises in ethically sourced textiles and home goods. The brightly-lit shop displays a range of cushions, rugs, and throws that are designed in the studio at the rear of the shop and produced in Central and South America in collaboration with master artisans.

IG: @oh_minna

cafe le perche- Instagrammer's guide to Hudson, NY

Cafe Le Perche

A former bank houses this classic French bakery and bistro that bakes its baguettes and sourdough loaves in their wood-fired brick oven imported from France.

IG: @leperchehudson

Hawkins - Instagrammer's guide to Hudson, NY - 91 Magazine
Hawkins - Instagrammer's guide to Hudson, NY - 91 Magazine

Hawkins

A home goods store where country and city living intersect. The overall look is modern with an emphasis on colour and texture. Hawkins work with small scale producers to create their namesake products as well as other designers and makers around the globe.

IG: @hawkinsnewyork

Finch, Instagrammer's Guide to Hudson, NY - 91 Magazine

Finch

Finch is a wonderful mix of modern and vintage goods for the home. A variety of styles that reflect the owner’s personal preference for their relaxed Hudson Valley lifestyle, and their love of entertaining and gardening.

IG: @finchhudson

Flowerkraut - Instagrammer's guide to Hudson, NY - 91 Magazine
Flowerkraut - Instagrammer's guide to Hudson, NY - 91 Magazine

Flowerkraut

Flowerkraut is a sister-owned flower shop offering a local, seasonal selection of fresh flowers, succulents, and gifts and stationery from a range of local makers.

IG: @flowerkraut

Paula Greif - Instagrammer's Guide to Hudson, NY - 91 Magazine

Paula Greif

Ceramicist Paula Greif has a petite shop with a studio to the rear of the space. Inspired by American and Mexican folk art, her pieces are organic and unique, often decorated with delicate lines or painterly brush strokes.

IG: @paulagreifceramics

Rivertown - Instagrammer's guide to Hudson, NY - 91 Magazine
rivertown - Instagrammer's guide to Hudson, NY - 91 Magazine

Rivertown Lodge

A former early 20th century movie theatre has been converted into Rivertown Lodge, a 27 room independently-owned hotel. The owners worked with New York design studio Workstead and a local community of craftsmen to bring the space alive. The open plan lobby area is book-ended by wood burning fireplaces and a small retail shop offers a collection of locally-sourced gifts.

IG: @rivertownhudson

Rural Residence - instagrammer's guide to Hudson, NY - 91 Magazine
Rural Residence - instagrammer's guide to Hudson, NY - 91 Magazine

Rural Residence

Rural Residence was the first home furnishing store on Warren Street, opening in 1999 amongst 60 plus antique stores. Custom wooden cabinetry line the walls of the interior lending a refined, understated atmosphere to the shop, and offer a range of stationery, glassware, tableware, bed and bath textiles.

IG: @RuralResidence

the_secret_gardener - instagrammer's guide to Hudson, NY - 91 Magazine
the_secret_gardener - instagrammer's guide to Hudson, NY - 91 Magazine

The Secret Gardener

The Secret Gardener nursery is located between a break in the historic storefronts on Warren Street, tucked behind large iron gates. Owner Ben Easton dismantled three burnt-out buildings by hand to create this urban oasis. Ben has a collection of antique toys, with a fondness for little trucks, which are artfully displayed in the shop and make an appearance in the garden, often planted with succulents.

IG: @secretgardenerhudsonny

Check out The Shopkeepers Going Places feature for even more places to check out in Hudson.

Instagrammer's Guide to Hudson, NY - shops, cafes, places to stay by 91 Magazine