Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Our neighbors at the Catskill Country Store will have a few pieces of my jewelry for sale starting this week. The little market is our favorite for local produce, honey, eggs, milk, bacon and butter! We visited the store on our first visit to Catskill for their hot coffee, as it was very cold outside. Since then we returned on every visit, charmed by the friendly owners Chuck and Carol. This will be the first time my work will be back in stores since the hurricane last year!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
So! Here we are in Catskill. I'm in the midst of updating our website and loading it with new products for the holidays. I'm also working on some new pieces of jewelry, which has been a long time coming. Although we lost a majority of our inventory in the flood, some of the sturdier vintage pieces such as mugs, vases and ashtrays survived. And since I made an effort to recover my jewelry supplies, I have most of them too. They still might need more cleaning and polishing, but they're usable. Bryan has even repaired some of our power tools, which is a great thing.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
There can't be anything more adorable than letting your plant grow in its own little house. Hand made in Tokyo by Pull+Push products, the Mansion Planter is made of sturdy cement with tiny glass windows, and has a hole on the bottom for drainage. Designer Nobuhiro Sato is inspired by building materials, and the way they weather and age in our urban environments. He creates his miniature structures using the same materials used in construction- cement, stone, steel and glass. As all of his products are functional, each one will develop a gentle patina when used.
The Mansion Planter is now 30% off at Everbrite Mercantile Co.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
•low rates: $68 weekday, $80 weekend, during the season. $58/$68 off-season.
•strong internet connection. this is a rarity in the region.
•swimming pool is large and rectangular, perfect for doing laps.
•soda machine and ice- not always a given.
•angela's restaurant next door- pizza, pasta, etc. but also some options if you're gluten-free like me. their antipasto is great and they have a few dinner entrees like chicken and fish. their breakfast is supposed to be good.
•playground and game room! table tennis!
•the owners live there, so they are always around to take care of your needs
•quiet. did I mention quiet?
Friday, August 23, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Refreshed from the cool lake water, we hiked a bit up a trail. We could see people standing on top of cliffs from where we had been bathing- some scurried down the cliffs and got into the water from that side. Not that we were going to do that. When we got to the cliffs a guy of about 17 was there. His friends called to him from where we had just been, telling him to jump in. At first he said no incredulously and Bryan was telling him not to jump- the rocks jutted out too far. A kayaker came over and the kid asked him to measure the depth of the water. Pretty soon his two friends came along and they found a lower spot from which to jump. The wiry guy went first, then the athletic-looking one, but their chubbier friend hesitated. After his friends jumped twice- the drop was about twenty feet- he tore off his shirt and did it himself. This went on until the park rangers called from across the way and even the lifeguard at the beach was whistling like crazy. We hiked up the trail a little bit more, passed a couple of abandoned buildings, and found a gazebo perched high up, overlooking the lake. We sat there and talked, enjoying the shade and breeze. We could have sat there all day except Pamela was thirsty and I had to use a restroom. Minnewaska State Park is a low-amenities, carry in-carry-out, port-a-potty type place. Meaning that perpetually broke New York State and Ulster County would rather pay two guys to drive around in a golf cart harassing people than build and staff a second beach. But after talking with my cousin who lived in New Paltz for years, I found out that there is a second lake in the park, Awosting, two miles in. I assume that the rangers don't make it out that far. Conclusion- stunning lake, okay for swimming if you don't mind playing cat and mouse with the rangers, probably great for hiking in cooler weather. The park is enormous- 21,000 acres- and we only saw a tiny part of it. Across from the cliffs, the unsanctioned beach. The official beach is off camera to the left, and the boat launch is to the right.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The main street has little, but what it has is top notch.