A few week ago some friends and I took a little trip upstate. Just a two hour drive to a little town called Hudson, New York. After a month of watching Hallmark Holiday movies, now I felt like I was on the set of one. Too cute, and possibly too much perfection, but I am okay with that! I don’t mind if life feels like I am on a movie set all the time. It was antique store after antique store and every little restaurant or diner was filled with vintage finds. So much inspiration, my artist eyes were in heaven. Where to Stay: we stayed at this little bed and breakfast Union Street Guest House. In a historic neighborhood surrounded by beautiful architecture, and just a short walk to Main Street. Our apartment was as charming as ever and filled with a sunlit porch, perfect for sketching while drinking morning coffee. Where to Eat: while I didn’t have time to explore everywhere. There were a lot of options, we ended up having a quiet italian dinner(I don’t remember the name, but guessing the only italian place in town?) and then brunch at Le Gamin the next day. A french little bistro filled with antiques, what a surprise right! Clearly the theme of Hudson. Where to Drink: a few blocks from Main Street is The Half Moon. To me was the perfect mixture of a small town bar feeling, with a bit of Brooklyn to the mix. My kind of place : )
The Half Moon
Union Street Guest House
Happy Monday! Hope you had a fantastic weekend. I have some new lil iphone cases on Society 6, check them out here!
1. Reusable bags made of cloth, canvas and etc. have the possibility to replace the use of 1000 plastic bags or more in their lifetime!
2. Plastic is made of petroleum, therefore very harmful to the environment. It takes hundreds of years, let me say that again HUNDREDS to completely break down in landfills.
3. FACT.Americans use, on average, anywhere from 300 to 700 plastic bags each year, per person. There is currently more than 7,250,00 tons of plastic polluting the world’s oceans at this very moment. Eeeeeek.
4. More than 46,000 pieces of plastic contaminate each square mile of our oceans. Okay, now think about that and then all the cute things you love in the ocean. Dolphins, starfish, seahorses or if it helps the things you like to eat in the ocean as well!
So now that you have a few facts that make you cringe. You say, but how am I supposed to remember to always bring a bag with me? Well here are a few helping points:
5. Buy a couple different small packable bags such as baggu that you can carry in your purse. I am always switching purses so I try to have a couple different ones.
6. Have large durable ones for grocery shopping, make a habit of keeping them in your car. Or if you live in the city keep them next to your fridge or grocery list so it is easy to grab them before you run to the grocery store.
7. Keep one bag at where you work, also keep them by your coat rack or by the door. Some people store coupons in them so they definitely do not forget.
8. Many grocery stores give you a discount to bring your own bag. or like Trader Joes they put your name in the raffle : )
9. Bringing your own bag is good for the animals, it means that wildlife won’t get tangled in them or eat them.
10. And IF you do forget and have to pick between plastic or paper. Pick plastic and then make sure to recycle it. Plastic bags require less energyy to produce and generate less solid waste than paper bags. ** And if you do use plastic you can reuse it for many uses, mini trash bags for small trash cans, broken glass, or many other reasons.
beautiful winter sunsets on the rooftop
Rolf’s on 3rd Avenue is always dressed up especially nice this time of year.