One Essential Take-Away:  A is for Assumption  One thing is for sure: We all tend to make assumptions in life. What we fail to recognize when we act on those assumptions is that assumption is directly linked to perception— an enemy of focus, productivity, happiness and relationships. This proved a valuable lesson, even to the…

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Art to Wear Too 75 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 23 Years ago, Cold Spring newcomer Marilyn Heberling had a realization about the village she’d come to love: There were no clothing shops to be found! Marilyn’s vibrant personality and background as artist-in-residence in schools and doing costume design sparked the idea that she should…

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Side Effects NY 137 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY  When you visit Side Effects NY, you’ll be visiting Cold Spring’s first and only East Village-style Boutique. This funky and flair-filled emporium is owned and operated by Patty Villanova, who intentionally set out to emulate the 1970s East Village shop scene by stocking upscale costume jewelry,…

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Reigning Dogs & Cats Too 169 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY What’s a village full of proud pooches and cuddly kitties without a creative and playful pet supplies shop? As everyone knows, pet supplies and accessories are not just for pets, but for their people too! Mary Jane Nagel, owner of the meticulously-stocked Reigning Dogs…

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Back In Ireland / Suzie Q’s Emporium 65 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY This duel outlet, which is one of the most playful and unique on Main Street, will unfortunately be closing its doors for good on New Year’s Eve (we’ll miss them). But you, the patron, can take advantage of a 50% discount on…

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  The Hudson Valley has caught on: New Yorkers love art and the art scene. Now that our region is overflowing with noteworthy artists, the villages that are ahead of the curve are featuring them in their own hip and trendy galleries. Cold Spring has several such galleries, the newest and hottest of which is…

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Moo Moo’s Creamery 32 West Street, Cold Spring, NY Most homemade ice cream parlors hype theirs as being the world’s greatest. However, we are convinced that Moo Moo’s has earned the right to do so! Owner Alexi Katsetos crafts 16 of his own unique ice cream flavors right in-house, fresh each day, and staffs his…

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The Country Touch 97 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY   Connie Kelley opened a little country gift shop in Cold Spring over 20 years ago, which has long since become a local and visitors’ highlight. The immediate draw is her window-full of handmade signs with whimsical, ironic sayings (which she customizes to order as well).…

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Foundry Café 55 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY Famous for his huevos rancheros, French toast, organic quiches, hearty soups, and the BALT— a bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato sandwich on whole wheat bread with bean sprouts and spicy jalapeño mayonnaise, chef/owner Jeff Consaga established the Foundry Café with the aim of creating a local dining…

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Bijou Galleries, Ltd 50 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY For the ultimate Hudson Valley antiquing experience, it’s hard to top “The Bijou”. Proprietors Michael and Jane Timm are famous around the world for the horde of vendors they’ve gathered together in this extensive, multi-room outlet seated warmly on the street level of an 1880s home…

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