Chicks in the Sticks: Narrowsburg Edition
You know A+S loves a good weekend getaway. (Check out our ever-growing Jet Lag Journals.) There are a flurry of upcoming getaways in our Fall future that all take place in the countryside. We’re talking upstate in beautiful country cabins with nothing to do except cook, drink wine, and have dance parties. So welcome to our latest “Wanderlust” editorial series: Chicks in the Sticks, baby!
Ever been to Narrowsburg, NY? Me neither. No one has. Oh, except for that murderer-slash-survivalist living in the woods that no one can seem to catch after he killed a Pennsylvania state cop. Apparently, he was nearby and none of us seemed to be too concerned when we heard multiple gunshots.
Narrowsburg is a tiny little town on the banks of the narrowest part of the Delaware River – hence, “Narrowsburg.” There is one block lined with beautiful boutiques and one farm-to-table restaurant, The Heron. We went to The Heron twice because it was so delicious. So let’s start there, and please ooh and aah over my fabulous “crispy eggs” over jalapeño grits:
The boutiques sold darn cute things like dahlias in old glass bottles, bright purple cauliflower, and jam jars. Of course, my sidekick Lindsay didn’t buy jam. No, she seized the opportunity to turn her back on affordable farm fresh goods and buy herself some diamond rings. As you know, this is a chicks-only weekend out in the sticks, so don’t be confused, there was no engagement. This was a Girl Power moment – vintage diamond rings from the 1920s used to be provided for you by your gentlemen caller, what a bummer. Now you can buy your very own in Narrowsburg, NY!
I spend so much time drooling over AirBnb over the course of the year that I have a nice fat wish list of homes to visit. There are so many drabby, dark houses in need of paint jobs (and in desperate need of the expulsion of frat boy black leather couches – where do you even buy those?). But sometimes you come across such a lovely gem that has been so carefully built and designed. This modern country house is such a happy haven in the middle of the countryside. With two indoor fireplaces and a beautiful kitchen, we spent hours chatting and playing Citizens Against Humanity.
We spent Saturday night cooking and foraging through the yard for a tablescape. One lovely chick in the sticks actually brought wine and cured meat that she smuggled through airport security from Italy. We feasted on homemade bolognese sauce and roasted brussels sprouts and bacon, then lit up the outdoor fire pit and roasted s’mores with peanut butter cups.