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We are so excited to be featured in Ann Taylor’s Fall 2015 campaign amongst other wonderful local Hudson small businesses! For the collection they found inspiration in the beautiful architecture and culture of the Hudson Valley.
The Hudson Milliner loves a parade, and this past Saturday, our love was sated by the Hudson Pride Parade! It was wonderful to cheer on so many of our friends celebrating diversity and pride within our community, and to make new friends too! This event just won Columbia County's Best Community Event of Summer 2015!
For more info on other upcoming pride events or to make a donation to Hudson Pride Foundation head over here: hudsonpridefoundation.org
Back in January of last year, the great crew of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING paid a visit to the HUDSON MILLINER for a spring accessory photo shoot for their March issue. Despite the frigid temperatures outside, the Milliner provided a warm, charming backdrop for the story. This was actually our first time hosting a fashion shoot, and the Milliner was game for it. It’s never looked lovelier!
One of the many wonderful things about visiting Hudson is stopping by the local farms. We visit Kinderhook Farm often where Shannon photographed Nugget the Lamb last year. This weekend he chased chickens around the yard, said hello to Nugget and had the good fortune of being given a farm tour by Anna the shepherd of Kinderhook Farm. While a flock of sheep was being herded in for the evening Anna received a phone call that Suzie the pig was giving birth to Piglets! Luckily Shannon was able to tag along, what an amazing spectacle to witness!
We’re looking forward to many more local farm excursions this summer, check out shanimals.com for more animal adventures!
PHOTOGRAPHY at The Hudson Milliner
The unique interior of The Hudson Milliner makes for a wonderful photography space. I can't wait to shoot there again, here are some images I did last year. AMANDA and BROCK played my couple in this lazy morning story, with great support from Dioji, LIZ, ASHLEY and ROBERT. The Milliner proved itself as great a location as it is a retreat. It was a lovely day, with a great meal together and some new images as reward for our efforts! - Shannon
The fabulous hair/makeup artist Sabrina Rowe and I having been working with each other for quite some time now. On a catalogue job in Charleston, SC, she informed me she was looking for a wedding venue to get married to her fiancé, Joe Holdsworth, a still life and food photographer. She was initially looking for a destination, Costa Rica and Jamaica were contenders. This January I asked her to collaborate with me on a shoot in Hudson for my website, and I invited her to stay at the Hudson Milliner. It was love at first sight! She adored the Milliner and Hudson, NY so much, that she knew that her search for a wedding venue had reached its obvious conclusion: The Hudson Milliner!
The wedding took place on 11 March 2015. It was a delight! It was wonderful to get to know Joe better and meet their terrific friends. Originally, the ceremony was to take place in a gazebo in a park around the corner, but snow and mud had them move inside to the Top Hat Suite for their vows. It’s actually quite a lovely room for a small wedding in a pinch! I had a blast photographing the events, and I am amazed any of the photographs of the ceremony were in focus, as I was shooting through many tears!
– Shannon, co-owner of The Hudson Milliner.
Charlotta's tile design in the Bowler Suite of the Hudson Milliner is featured in the blog Apartment Therapy! Check it out here: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/hex-tile-patterns-215301
Speaking of details, below are some more wonderful interior details of The Hudson Milliner:
The wonderful Hudson Farmer's Market on 6th & Columbia Street is open from May 3rd - Nov 22nd. Every Saturday the market is full of fresh local produce, herbs, breads, cheeses, meats and other delicious things! Learn more on their site here.
If you're in town during Thanksgiving weekend be sure to stop by the Basilica Farm & Flea on 110 South Front St. for Farmer's, Food and Craft vendors as well as Music. The Basilica is a gorgeous reclaimed 19th century factory building. Learn more about the event here.
Fish & Game
Fish & Game is just one of the lovely restaurants you’ll find on a stroll through Hudson. Their course-style set menu changes week to week in order to provide only the freshest local ingredients. Yum!
A Hudson Valley Magazine's Best of Hudson Valley winner - this casual dining spot is great for breakfast or lunch. Open only on week days, it's a local favorite and you're sure to find smiling faces here.