the gold edition

The New Yorkers’ guide to Summer Weekend Travel

With Summer in full swing the team here at goldno.8 thought this would be the perfect opportunity to launch a travel series.  We thought it only fitting to fill you in on our summer weekend go-to travel getaway spots that lie close to home.

First up, The Montauk Surf Weekend.

The Montauk Surf weekend is about laid-back fun with the potent mind clearing power of the ocean surf.  Pack light for a chill vibe with the goldno.8 Reversible Carryall – water resistant and durable, it will take you from the Jitney to the beach in a snap!  Stay at the Surf Lodge, Montauk’s modern bohemian escape – a causal destination thriving with artists, travelers and surfers.  Wake up early and start your beach day off right with the best (and healthiest) egg wraps in town at Joni’s.  Make sure you have packed your sunscreen, and sunglasses – our Reversible Clutch makes the perfect beach side protective pouch!  Surf your heart out at Ditch Plains, and have a magical twinkle light gilded dinner on the rolling lawns at the Crow’s Nest.

Next, pack your featherweight goldno.8 Reversible Backpack, and head off to Beacon for an outdoorsy weekend in style!

Hike the Hudson River Valley at Mt. Beacon for beautiful, lush senic views.  Once you have had your fill of landscape visit Dia Beacon, for some culture and inspiration via modern contemporary art.  Dia Beacon boasts the most wonderful large scale sculpture from the likes of Dan Flavin, Richard Serra and John Chamberlain.  Stay at The Roundhouse, a unique historic property with modern interiors overlooking a rushing waterfall and creek.

Antiquing in Hudson

Our foldable, packable Reversible Shopper makes for the perfect Hudson antiquing trip sidekick.  It packs easily and pops back into shape, making it the perfect container for little antique and interiors finds picked up on Warren Street.  Visit Chris Lehrecke, who’s modern furniture designs are influenced by African, Asian, Shaker, and Scandinavian inspirations.  Stop by Hawkins New York and grab up enamel and brass pieces for entertaining in a yummy sorbet color palette.  Our favorite antique shop is Finch who’s dreamy mid-century modern furniture offering is heart stopping.

Last stop, the Water Mill Art Weekend.

Head out east to get a breath of fresh air in the peaceful town of Water Mill.  Close to the beach but laden with farmland, its the perfect mix of seaside and country while being elevated at the same time.  Pack our Reversible Crossbody – its the ideal bag for casual convenience on sunny bike rides around town.  Stop by Halsey Farm for gorgeous fresh produce and wild flowers.  Make sure to tour the grounds at the Water Mill Art Center which are pretty amazing.  Various sculpture gardens and vignettes create moments of interest that merge landscape and art.  And a must stop is the Parish Art Museum which welcomes visitors with Roy Lichtenstein’s Tokyo Brushstroke at the front entrance.  As impressive on the inside as out, the beautiful structure of concrete and wood houses works by Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, and Dan Flavin.