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Ritualist: New Paltz's Site for Spirituality, Wellness, and Witchcraft

Ritualist: New Paltz's Site for Spirituality, Wellness, and Witchcraft

Ritualist, a "modern witch shop" per owner Dana Cooper, is newly open in New Paltz. They carry tools for healing and magic making, which can be divinations and spells or simply connecting with one's inner power––you get to choose. Inside you can find apothecary goods, herbal tinctures, altar candles, journals, tarot decks, and houseplants. Ritualist stocks products almost exclusively by small and independent brands and makers, and is committed to making every customer feel welcome, in part by offering products made by creators in the POC and LGBTQ+ communities. Sustainability is also top of mind for Ritualist, as is equity: they donate 10% of monthly revenue to an organization that uplifts marginalized communities.

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Artists and Makers Reshaped the Digital Economy During the Pandemic. Will it Last?

The pandemic changed everything: businesses closed, schools shut down, unemployment surged, hundreds of thousands of Americans died.

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Get Your Home Goods Where the Crows Nest

A New Boutique in Red Hook Offers Sustainably Artisanal Goods for Your Home & Life
After working for years under titans of textile and design like Holly Hunt and Stephanie Odegard, Sarah Carlson struck out on her own with The Crows Nest. The new Red Hook storefront brings together both local and global makers. Handmade baskets from Ghana; rugs from Afghanistan, India, and Nepal; and pottery from Morocco can be found alongside photography and collages by an artist who lives down the road in Rhinebeck.

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SallyeAnder: Simple, Natural Soaps Handmade in Beacon

In 1982, Oswego chef Gary Austin set out to craft a simple soap that he and his wife Karen could use for their first child, Aaron, who was allergic to grocery store soap. Drawing on his culinary background, he came up with a simple, natural olive oil-based version that would become the recipe for the gentle soap bars that have made the Austins’ handmade soap company, SallyeAnder, a cult favorite for almost 40 years. Today, the second generation, family-owned and operated company calls Beacon its home, where Gary and Karen’s daughter, and SallyeAnder’s president, Sallie Austin Gonzales moved the small team and its factory in 2015.

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Rest & Heal: Curated Care Packages to Support Women through Life's Challenges

“With the pandemic, people have taken stock of their lives,” says Anna White, founder of the Chatham-based brand Rest & Heal.

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Raven Rose: Flowers, Plants, & Gifts to Brighten Up Your Life

From floral design to cookbooks, houseplants to tea towels, this lil' Beacon shop has it all
As you reach the end of Beacon’s nearly mile-long Main Street, heading toward the Fishkill Creek, you’ll find Raven Rose perched inconspicuously on the corner.

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7 Boutique Plant Shops for All You Indoor Gardeners

If you dream in green and your quest to cover every square inch of shelving in your house in plants is never complete, than this list of independent boutique plant shops in the Hudson Valley will be your best guide.

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Kaaterskill Market: An Aesthetic Entry Point to Sustainability

A Fashion Industry Veteran Puts her Creative Eye to Work Selling Sustainable Products for the Home
It's easier than it's ever been to find a coconut fiber toilet brush or an organic cotton dish towel—online, that is. While the sustainable home goods movement is off and running, there is still a dearth of brick and mortars stocking these kinds of products. But in Catskill, reformed fashion industry veteran Katie Hartsough is sourcing functional, beautiful tools and products for the home, with strict standards for social and environmental sustainability. International Fair Trade products share the shelf with ceramics and cutting boards from local artisans in a bright, soothing environment that uses sharp aesthetics to lure in even those least committed to the cause.

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Emporium Square: Taking Back Strip Mall America

Local Makers, Artisans, and Vendors Converge Under One Communal Roof in Middletown
For years, the enormous warehouse building at 128 Dolson Avenue in Middletown housed a weekend indoor flea market.

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Your 2020 Hudson Valley Holiday Gift Guide

A short list of gift ideas sure to put a smile on anyone's face!

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Old Souls in Cold Spring is a Destination for the Well-Lived Upstate Life

The shop is home to a collection of outdoor gear from brands like Patagonia, Marmot, and Filson curated to the needs of the Hudson Valley and Catskills, as well as fly fishing gear and home goods
Whether you’ve lived upstate all your life or just made the move in the last few years, there’s one thing everyone can agree on: some shoes just aren’t made for the outdoors. Or, for that matter, are many coats, bags, sweaters, or socks. From heritage brands known for style and longevity like Patagonia, Filson, Marmot, Pendleton, Yeti, and more to fly fishing gear and home goods, Old Souls in Cold Spring is a must-visit for goods curated to the needs of everyday life in the Hudson Valley and Catskills.

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A Metaphysical Mercantile for Personal Liberation

How Sassafras Mercantile in Kingston cultivates space for a diverse community of makers, growers, customers, and more
The intimate, light-filled store, which opened in Kingston's Rondout district in June 2019, is stocked with an eclectic selection of products, all grounded in systems of care. There is an extensive selection of bulk herbs, tinctures, and potions, a wall of zines on topics from astrology to cultural appropriation, tarot decks and oracle cards, CBD products, candles, jewelry, and more.

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Retail Winners

The 2020 Chronogrammies winners in the Retail category.

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Grocery Store Spotlight: Adam's Fairacre Farm

A spotlight on Adam's Fairacre Farm, Chronogrammies winner in the Retail category.

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Remote Work Outpost Spotlight: Rough Draft

A spotlight on Rough Draft, Chronogrammies winner in the Retail category.

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Cabin Fever Fix: Newburgh Vintage Emporium Ware-House Reopens for Business

Phase 2 of New York’s four-part reopening process is finally underway in the Hudson Valley.

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Newburgh Mall Carnival @ Newburgh Mall

Newburgh Mall Carnival

Thu., June 17, 5-10 p.m., Fri., June 18, 5-11 p.m., Sat., June 19, 12-11 p.m., Sun., June 20, 12-10 p.m., Mon., June 21, 5-10 p.m., Tue., June 22, 5-10 p.m., Wed., June 23, 5-10 p.m., Thu., June 24, 5-10 p.m., Fri., June 25, 5-11 p.m., Sat., June 26, 12-11 p.m. and Sun., June 27, 12-10 p.m. — Enjoy midway fun for the whole family with rides and games for...
Manitoga: Design • Art • Nature Tour @ MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center

Manitoga: Design • Art • Nature Tour

Mondays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12-1:30, 1-2:30 & 2-3:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 8 — Visit MANITOGA, the House, Studio and Woodland Garden of pioneer industrial designer,...

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