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The Beck: Hudson Valley Artists Shine in the Rhinebeck Gallery and Office Space

The Beck: Hudson Valley Artists Shine in the Rhinebeck Gallery and Office Space

Husband and Wife’s Shared Workspace Doubles Showroom for Local Makers
Interior designer Ana Claudia Schultz and her husband Aaron Smyle created a shared office space that doubles as a showroom to help support makers in the Hudson Valley.


Berte: A Curated Home and Lifestyle Boutique

Scandifornian Design Finds a Home on Beacon's Main Street
“Scandifornian” style fuses clean edges and airy spaces of Midcentury Modernism, which originated in California, with the blonde wood tones and minimalist styling of Scandinavian design. It’s earthy yet fresh, clean yet warm. That’s exactly what you’ll find at the new Beacon boutique Berte, which brings together a curated selection of sustainable, handmade home and lifestyle products from small makers around the world.


Baird's General: A Big Treasure Hunt

Antiques, Local Provisions, Curiosities and More in the Heart of Woodstock
From pickles to pitchers, soap to stemware, Baird's General in Woodstock brings artisanal provisions and vintage finds together under one roof. Whether you're shopping for yourself or a friend, the new shop offers a fun treasure hunt.


Everyday Magic

Find Your Healing Spark at this Woodstock Shop
Everyday Magic owner Lizzie Rose Reiss first visited Woodstock on the advice of a friend in March 2019.


Lovewild Design: Sustainability and Artistry in Woodstock

Women and Family-Run Woodstock Shop Meets All Your Sustainability Needs for an Eco-Friendly Life
Lovewild Design specializes in eco-friendly goods meant for gift-giving as well as home life and has found a home for its second location in Woodstock.


Retail Winners

2021 Chronogrammies winners in the categories of Retail.


How to Spend an Idyllic Weekend in Mountaindale

A cozy Sullivan County hamlet with artsy vibes and good eats
Tucked in the bucolic Sullivan County Catskills, the secluded hamlet of Mountaindale has become known in recent years for its cultivated resurgence. Its once-sleepy Main Street is now home to a vibrant constellation of hip independent businesses, from well-curated lifestyle shops to a sound meditation studio to a pizza shop slinging naturally fermented pies and biodynamic wines. Here, we’ve rounded up some places to dine, shop, and rest your head during your weekend stay.


WYLDE, Hudson's New Hybrid Retail and Community Space

The newly opened WYLDE in Hudson is many things rolled into one: retail store, café, local hangout. France built WYLDE around a sense of community––a place where locals can come and stay awhile to work or to chat, even to build relationships. WYLDE has its own pop-up market on Warren Street, running bimonthly on Saturdays through October 30.


Ritualist: New Paltz's Site for Spirituality, Wellness, and Witchcraft

Ritualist, a "modern witch shop" per owner Dana Cooper, is newly open in New Paltz. They carry tools for healing and magic making, which can be divinations and spells or simply connecting with one's inner power––you get to choose. Inside you can find apothecary goods, herbal tinctures, altar candles, journals, tarot decks, and houseplants. Ritualist stocks products almost exclusively by small and independent brands and makers, and is committed to making every customer feel welcome, in part by offering products made by creators in the POC and LGBTQ+ communities. Sustainability is also top of mind for Ritualist, as is equity: they donate 10% of monthly revenue to an organization that uplifts marginalized communities.


Artists and Makers Reshaped the Digital Economy During the Pandemic. Will it Last?

The pandemic changed everything: businesses closed, schools shut down, unemployment surged, hundreds of thousands of Americans died.


Get Your Home Goods Where the Crows Nest

A New Boutique in Red Hook Offers Sustainably Artisanal Goods for Your Home & Life
After working for years under titans of textile and design like Holly Hunt and Stephanie Odegard, Sarah Carlson struck out on her own with The Crows Nest. The new Red Hook storefront brings together both local and global makers. Handmade baskets from Ghana; rugs from Afghanistan, India, and Nepal; and pottery from Morocco can be found alongside photography and collages by an artist who lives down the road in Rhinebeck.


SallyeAnder: Simple, Natural Soaps Handmade in Beacon

In 1982, Oswego chef Gary Austin set out to craft a simple soap that he and his wife Karen could use for their first child, Aaron, who was allergic to grocery store soap. Drawing on his culinary background, he came up with a simple, natural olive oil-based version that would become the recipe for the gentle soap bars that have made the Austins’ handmade soap company, SallyeAnder, a cult favorite for almost 40 years. Today, the second generation, family-owned and operated company calls Beacon its home, where Gary and Karen’s daughter, and SallyeAnder’s president, Sallie Austin Gonzales moved the small team and its factory in 2015.


Rest & Heal: Curated Care Packages to Support Women through Life's Challenges

“With the pandemic, people have taken stock of their lives,” says Anna White, founder of the Chatham-based brand Rest & Heal.


Raven Rose: Flowers, Plants, & Gifts to Brighten Up Your Life

From floral design to cookbooks, houseplants to tea towels, this lil' Beacon shop has it all
As you reach the end of Beacon’s nearly mile-long Main Street, heading toward the Fishkill Creek, you’ll find Raven Rose perched inconspicuously on the corner.


7 Boutique Plant Shops for All You Indoor Gardeners

If you dream in green and your quest to cover every square inch of shelving in your house in plants is never complete, than this list of independent boutique plant shops in the Hudson Valley will be your best guide.


Kaaterskill Market: An Aesthetic Entry Point to Sustainability

A Fashion Industry Veteran Puts her Creative Eye to Work Selling Sustainable Products for the Home
It's easier than it's ever been to find a coconut fiber toilet brush or an organic cotton dish towel—online, that is. While the sustainable home goods movement is off and running, there is still a dearth of brick and mortars stocking these kinds of products. But in Catskill, reformed fashion industry veteran Katie Hartsough is sourcing functional, beautiful tools and products for the home, with strict standards for social and environmental sustainability. International Fair Trade products share the shelf with ceramics and cutting boards from local artisans in a bright, soothing environment that uses sharp aesthetics to lure in even those least committed to the cause.



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