With all the excitement surrounding DRIVEN’s August 15th Cold Spring Community Day and its participating merchants, it might be a nice idea to explain why we chose this location for our annual event in the first place. Well, it’s similar to the reasons why Deborah and I once chose to make Cold Spring our home.…

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“Getting outside, detaching from devices, and reconnecting with people and nature….it doesn’t get any better than that”. Those are the words of someone who merely saw pictures taken at last Saturday’s Cold Spring Community Day (CSCD), our favorite WAC event of all! This eagerly-anticipated “Party on the Hudson” was conceived of last summer as an…

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Back in the spring, I had posted an article titled A Place Called Hudson: A Must-Visit for New Yorkers, detailing my weekend getaway with Deborah to the city of Hudson, NY. Our new favorite nearby escape, Hudson is a treasure trove of antique shops, art galleries, funky boutiques, trendy cafés and fine restaurants, all nestled…

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Exploring historic Hudson Valley villages can become a New Yorker’s hobby. Deborah and I have done our share, and I periodically report upon all the worthwhile nooks and crannies that are just a Zipcar ride away from NYC. One special village that we’ve visited enough times now to finally call it a “home away from…

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Joseph’s Fine Jewelry 171 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY Having lived in Cold Spring for over a decade, we got to know a thing or two about who to patronize for higher-end goods. For example, when you’re shopping for fine jewelry and want personalized service from a dealer who knows their trade inside and out,…

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Others’ Oldies 93 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY   When it comes to collecting or investing in old money, it’s an absolute must to deal with numismatic experts with a solid track record stretching back for decades. Tom Valentino and his partner Dennis are the faces of expertise and honesty, and stand proudly behind their…

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Last month I raved on and on about the Channing Daughters Winery portion of the trip Deb and I took to the South Fork of Long Island. Having waxed so nostalgic about the week-old experience sampling Refosco and Lagrein, I made it seem as if we didn’t even eat. The truth is, there was a…

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Spring may have taken hold for us here in NYC, but spring takes a bit longer to arrive in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Thus, I’ve been holding out all winter to let you in on my newly-discovered staycation destination, which lured Deb and me for 3 nights last September. This one’s for the foodie…

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For years Goldie and I have been hyping our former home town of Cold Spring, NY as a charming and practical weekend getaway for NYC couples. The slow pace, friendly shopkeepers and mountain views offer the illusion that you’ve somehow landed in an old European village. For the savvy culture hounds amongst you, this naturally…

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It took a few extra years, but Deb and I finally made our way back to The Hamptons, in pursuit of……what else: food and wine! To avoid the temptation to spend our entire trip sunning on the beach, we planned our visit while the weather was still a bit chilly. This proved beneficial, as we…

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