Chanize Thorpe

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Chanize Thorpe is a veteran lifestyle writer and editor. She's lived in the Hudson Valley for over 20 years and finds something new every time she takes a drive. Chanize is a proud mother of two daughters and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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HV Review

Culture Cream

Culture Cream serves live probiotic ice creams and sorbets made with kombucha and kefir.

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HV Review

Verdigris Tea & Chocolate

Verdigris Tea & Chocolate in Hudson is a great spot to have a cup of tea, glass of hot chocolate, or buy some tea-time essentials.

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HV Review


Grazin' is a good, casual option for lunch or weekend brunch in Hudson.

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HV Review

Savona's Trattoria

Savona's Trattoria has multiple locations in the Hudson Valley, but we like the Hudson location for the outdoor patio.

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HV Review

Stissing House

Eat a slice of coconut cake at Stissing House, a beautiful restaurant in Pine Plains that's perfect for a special occasion.

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HV Review

Gigi Hudson Valley

Gigi Hudson Valley is a Mediterranean spot in Rhinebeck that showcases locally-produced items.

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HV Review

Cold Spring Depot

Cold Spring Depot is where you should go if you want to eat a great burger in a place that feels like a different century.