Here's what to see and do in this upstate summer weekend getaway:
GETTING THERE: Hudson is just over two hours north of New York City, by train on Amtrak or by car via Interstate 87.
Above, from left: Democracy of Nevermind Jean Vest, $118, available at Farfetch; Samantha Pleet Herbaceous Romper, $240, available at Bona Drag; Kurt Geiger Sienna Sunglasses $205, available at Kurt Geiger; LOFT Printed Bucket Tote, $34.99, available here; Ouidad Moisture Infusing And Refreshing Spray, $16, available at Sephora.
STAY: Union Street Guest House: This early 19th Century Greek Revival hotel is an old-school architect's dream, with period details that even a novice will appreciate. Steps from Courthouse Square, the hideaway has got some pretty modern amenities—think wireless internet, a space-age Gym, and 24-hour service. Book the Thunderbird suite if you're feeling extra special.
349 Union Street; 518-828-0958; doubles from $100.
Above, from left: Dogeared Friendship Bracelet, $50, available at Nordstrom; Bantu High Waist Printed Bikini, $200, available at Net-a-Porter; Adriano Goldschmied Khaki Cutoffs, $165, available at Calypso ; Anthropologie Striped Spectrum Journal, $28, available at Anthropologie; LOFT Coral Bib Necklace, $44.50, available here.
SHOP: Mark McDonald: This alum of the NYC retail scene shipped off to Hudson in 2003, turning an 8,000-square-foot former department store into a shop selling mid-century modern furniture, lighting, objects, ceramics and jewelry. Swing by to pick up (or just ogle!) everything from an Alvar Aalto lounge chair to some Art Smith earrings, but don't forget to bring your credit card: The prices are not as vintage as the wares.
555 Warren Street; 518-828-6320.
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