Catskills boutiques bridge country with contemporary
The Catskills may be more famous for hiking trails than home wares, but the design-minded will be pleasantly surprised by the bevy of retail opportunities to be had up there in the woods.
First, make Mohonk Mountain House your base for browsing. The historic landmark resort with staggering Hudson Valley views offers Mohonk Red massages, which incorporate soothing herbs from the resort's breathtaking gardens.
Shoppers with a taste for rustic luxe must visit High Falls Mercantile in High Falls, which carries a spot-on selection of furniture and accessories like limited-edition Obrigado pillows, mismatched vintage silverware and Americana General Stoneware cups and bowls.
Also in High Falls, Spruce Design + Decor is packed with sleek antiques by Paul McCobb and T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, and glam, contemporary home accessories like Jurg Lanzrein's boldly graphic ceramic pieces.
And in the nearby hamlet of Shokan, Scandinavian Grace will please fans of all things Aalto and Iittala. Contemporary designs like these zappy side tables from Denmark's Muuto mingle with vintage, midcentury furniture. Be sure to pick up a cup of locally roasted Monkey Joe coffee from the adjacent café before you call it a day.