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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Weekend in Saugerties, NY

The Smythe House B&B photo by Chefs David & Justine Smythe

Every now and then my hub and I like to pack up the pets, stock up the car and get lost. We're especially fond of finding North Eastern US towns that we have yet to experience. For this past Valentines day I asked for one small thing (an object) and an experience. So we invoked the 'overnight -day trip' and found a B&B in Saugerties NY (which would allow us to see Kingston and Woodstock NY in the same trip).

We chose the Barclay Heights Bed and Breakfast at Smythe House because of its pet friendly status and because it is owned by two hospitality specialists who are both graduates of the Culinary Institute of America. Needless to say the breakfast was extraordinary! It was personalized and began with a surprise kind of strawberry shortcake!

I got to hit some wonderful antique shops and thrift stores (which I love to do) and I found some fantastic design-life objets d'art which I am posting immediately after this post. So come back soon!

I also got to take some fun pics, that I thought I would share with all of you.

Esopus studio vignette photo by marisol diaz my babies by marisol diaz marie antoinette-like chair in the Esopus studio photo by marisol diaz

For anyone who knows me, you know I love all Marie Antoinette inspired things and when I saw this chair as we walked into the B&B Esopus Studio I said, 'Oh, I'm going to have to photograph that!" to the owner.

The view from our bay window in the Esopus studio photo by marisol diaz Some fake flowers in the studio photo by m. diaz The whole wall piece photo by marisol diaz another window view photo by marisol diaz winter nest photo by marisol diaz sculpture in municipal parking lot in Woodstock NY photo by marisol diaz Lucky Chocolates in Saugerties NY photo by marisol diaz dusk photo by marisol diaz Cafe Tamayo where we ate our VDay dinner by m.diaz Hub and me on Vday weekend photo by m.diaz

Ciao- Amarettogirl

Reader Comments (2)

I love this post and loved Valentine's Day this year with you in the midst of a beautiful little town, in a little teeny house by a frozen stream. great dark chocolate peanut butter cups after an amazing meal...thank-you for immortalizing it in cyber world!

February 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstainboy

Looks like a great way to spend Valentine's Day! What pretty puppies you haveeee!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, we can be school buddies in the indie business class hehe. :)


February 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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