In a recent Netflix documentary, designer Paula Scher jokingly mentioned, “I like leaving New York”. Indeed, sometimes the week’s buzz piles up and clogs creative thinking. For a breath of fresh perspective and inspiration, here are some destination ideas, all within 2 hours from New York City.

  1. If you like beautiful doors, head to Cold Spring
  2. If you’d like to meet new creative entrepreneurs, go to Woodstock
  3. For a vision of a modern village, head to Katonah
  4. For a dose of refined taste in interior design look no further than Hudson
  5. For some exquisite antiques, go to Kingston

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