When I found out that our 10th wedding anniversary we would be living in New York I started to think about possible ways to celebrate. When in Spain I took it for granted that we would have dinner in one of those fancy places you go… well, when you celebrate ten years of marriage. Living here, like so many things that are different from what we imagined, we changed our plans and decided that the best way to celebrate was a gateway to the Hudson Valley with Porthos (he was not going to be left without a celebration, poor boy!), a place I was looking forward to discover and that exceeded my expectations -which were already high.
One of the advantages that I find as a Spaniard when I travel by car here is the price of gasoline, much (but much) cheaper than in my country. Regarding the price of hotels and restaurants… not so much. However, we found the perfect hotel we were looking for, for a reasonable price (considering that now is high season in the Hudson Valley and we wanted something special).
We were looking for a hotel that we could also enjoy. The one I found (searching a lot) is one of those that I will recommend with eyes closed in the future: Old Mill by Audrey’s Farmhouse. A charming yet full of character property thanks to their owners’ keen eye for design in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley. One of those businesses that you can tell are personal projects into which they have put heart and soul, which I love. They won us over when we walked into our room on Friday and were welcomed with a bottle of Rioja Spanish wine. But they topped it off when they knocked on the door half an hour later with a bottle of champagne for our anniversary. That was so nice.
From then on, and until Sunday morning, we experienced one of the most special weekends I can remember. Saturday discovering the charming -maybe too touristy for me- town of Cold Spring, walking along the banks of the majestic Hudson, visiting markets, and admiring the spectacular scenery of the Hudson Valley, which begins to change little by little to the colors of autumn (I can understand why this place is so famous later in the fall, what a spectacle it has to be with its colors). A lot of it we keep to ourselves, but I share with you some moments in this week’s video. It’s a special one, watch it with love.
Thanks for being there. Next week, more ♥