Spring and Summer NYC Getaways

Escape the city heat and head for the hills

New York City is infamously sweltering in summer, and most full-time residents begin thinking of escape sometime in spring. While the Hamptons, Fire Island, Montauk, Asbury Park, et al are top priorities for some, there’s plenty of charm and relief in a beach-less getaway (provided there are pools, lakes or springs for you to dip in). From the Adirondacks to Saratoga Springs, Woodstock, and all …

Stoneleaf Retreat’s Open Call for Women Artist Residents

An idyllic escape in the Catskills offers inspiration, dialogue and artistic guidance

Across 20 acres of land in the Catskill Mountains, Stoneleaf Retreat provides space for thought, inspiration, guidance and collaboration. The location plays host to the Stoneleaf Residency, wherein cycles of women artists can settle in, produce work and conclude their time on site with an open studio showcase. Helen Toomer (former director of the Pulse Art Fair) founded the residency last year with husband Eric …

Upstate New York’s The DeBruce Inn

A 14-room lodge and restaurant showcasing the best of the state's wilderness

For New Yorkers googling “Livingston Manor,” the bar in downtown Brooklyn pops up first, before the hamlet in upstate New York. It’s likely due to proximity but also maybe the search engine algorithm doubts interest in a town whose population clocked in around 1,000 in the last US census. Why visit there? It’s the same question you could pose to the owners of The DeBruce, …

Outpost Upends the Trade Show Format

Swapping fluorescent lights and convention center fatigue for the great outdoors

Twice a year the outdoor industry descends on Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer, a massive four-day event at the Salt Palace Convention Center featuring next season’s products. From athletes and buyers to media, the cavernous hall is packed with the kind of people who cringe at the thought of a sunny day spent indoors. While many brands and attendees make the most of it, …

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge

Upstate New York's cozy mountain escape reopens after extensive upgrades

Forever on a quest to discover escapes within arm’s reach of New York City, we found ourselves at the recently reopened Scribner’s Catskill Lodge in Hunter, New York. The hotel itself isn’t new (its bones were constructed back in 1966) and during its decades of operation, the facility accrued a storied history all while falling into disrepair. That is, until it was purchased by first-time …