really enjoyed our stay at The Graham & Co. (pool not heated sadly)

thrifting in Woodstock

comfy brand appreciation

calzone and spaghetti at Brio's in Phoenicia with wine, covid style.

we stayed in the bunk style roomswhich we didn't mind at all. silver lining to covid is having our own shared bathroom :-)

there really is a charm in the very small town of Phoenicia we appreciated

secured the den to ourselves! Martin the owner helped us start the wood burning stove (not pictured) which then led to Eree mentioning Korea's ondol floor heating system. brilliante smart and functional, why can't the US ever get anything right for the common good -_-

hers and hers when we aren't wearing Hopp ;~)

borrowed bikes from the Graham for a little neighborhood ride. came the perfect weekend to catch this fall foilage. if only there were more daylight hours and weather stayed the same to hike and do a milli other upstate things! next time.

we love the Sardinian donkeys (cry) at Magazzino Italian Art

enjoyed the art at Magazzino 




both from the New Yorker. HOPPositions that we constantly think about...




any diehard HOPP fans who remembers these handpainted sandals we did back in 2017? the leather paints we used were from our favorite online leather and shoe care store and family-owned business, Angelus. they sell all kinds of products to customize shoes as well as the best leather upkeep products -- conditioners, finishes, cements, repellents, cleaners, you name it. they also have some great tutorials on how to customize shoes or bags on their blog. an amazing resource.