Continuing our Catskill journey, on that hot, muggy Sunday in July, we drove to the city of Hudson, New York after our visit to the Thomas Cole Historic Site. Hudson has become a mecca for the creative set, particularly antique dealers and interior designers. You can go there by train and it's only a couple of hours out of Grand Central. The station is at the bottom of Warren Street, the main drag, and you have only to hike up the hill to find dozens of smart shops in which to browse.
Back in the day of 2003 when we moved back to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, after some years in the West Village, Orchard Street was a happening place and none so happening as Marine Penvern, a native of France, painter and designer of chic, avant-garde clothing. Hint: If you go to Hudson, weekends are best because shops close during the week.
Oui. You guessed it.
Marine has moved to Hudson and opened a shop.
Marine in her workshop with one of her paintings.
I am a winged thing in this little chapeau.
When she was on Orchard Street, I loved stopping in to see
what Marine had cooked up in her atelier.
Marine's talents are many,
including playing this beautiful saxophone.
An array of Marine's portraits.
Mannequin with portrait by Marine.
She not only has her own creations in the shop,
but also showcases other artisans from Hudson.
An elegant dress with unusual sleeve treatment
Someday you may go to Hudson and