Summer Style: Travel With the Workshop/APD Team

August 19, 2021

Summer’s winding down but there’s still plenty of time for one last getaway. Take a trip with the Workshop/APD team – our recommendations for local excursions, food, cultural outings and fun are below.

Tyler Chavers, Senior Project Manager, Interiors: “For a great weekend trip upstate, head to Hyde Park, NY. I went recently and had the best time- I didn’t want to leave!”



The Journey Inn – aquaint, homey B&B serving incredible breakfast



Tour the Vanderbilt Mansion and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s home

Check out the truly magical Innisfree Gardens

Head to a drive-in movie



5-Star Indian at Cinnamon

A modern, Hudson Valley Interpretation of Irish cuisine at Bia, Rhinebeck


Andrew Kline, Design Director, Sr. Associate: “Let’s talk about Sullivan County in New York’s Catskills. There are so many cool, lesser-known towns along the Delaware River to explore!”



Nonneta and Friends Pottery Studio –  My friend and teacher runs this wonderful gift shop/gallery in Barryville

Visit the Narrowsburg Farmers Market at the Union on Saturdays

Shop Catskills Curated for local goods – Narrowsburg

Great gourmet foodstuffs and housewares at Spruce – Callicoon

Shop chic, artisanal clothing at Mayer Wasner – Narrowsburgh

Peruse the antiques at Maison Bergogne – Narrowsburg

1 Grand Books‘ selection is curated by celebs who answered “what 10 books would you take to a deserted island?”


If you can’t escape the heat – we’re talking Alaska, Iceland or Arcadia National Park, Maine – Product Designer Ruoxi Wang recommends a NYC staycation (or a quick overnight) that will truly transport you:



Take a tour of Asia with these authentic NYC restaurants – Uluh (China); Yakiniku Futago (Japan); Hao Noodle (China) Pinto Garden (Thailand), Laut (Malaysia)



Head to a nearby cultural center like Dia:Beacon; The Parrish Art Museum; Clark Art Institute; Noguchi Museum; and Four Freedoms Park/ Roosevelt Island

Pick fruit at its peak at Kelder’s Farm, Kerhonksen, NY

The Hudson Valley has incredible hiking. Try Breakneck Ridge, Anthony’s Nose, Giant Ledge, or Bonticou Crag