Upstate New York’s Sophisticated But Playful Retreat, Habitas-on-Hudson

Minutes from Rhinebeck, this refurbished hotel provides the opportunity to connect or disconnect

While there is a summer-camp-for-grown-ups energy at Habitas-on-Hudson, it’s also a distinctly sophisticated countryside retreat. Opened in December 2022, it’s the newest HABITAS hotel and their first in the US (joining spots everywhere from Namibia to Mexico and Morocco). Located just outside of Rhinebeck (about two hours from NYC) on a large piece of land, the destination includes the main Manor House, two separate lodging buildings …

Brass Silk Cocoon Locket

Hand-cast from a real silkworm cocoon, this brass locket from Hudson Valley-based K/LLER COLLECTION (helmed by Katie deGuzman) is a nature-inspired accessory crafted to keep tiny trinkets safe and close. Hanging from a blackened brass chain, it’s a charming take on a traditional locket with a slight punk rock edge.

Custom Astrological Discs

Crafted by Michele Quan in New York’s Hudson Valley, these ceramic Astrological Discs are customized according to the zodiac signs you specify. Each disc is hand-painted with an astrological sign’s constellation on the front, and its name written on the back. More than a design object, these pieces (available as one disc or in a set up to six) can also serve as a reminder …