On any given weekend, mingling among the quiet community of creatives, artists, and locals who populate The Catskill Mountains you may find one Sarah Andelman. She is the creative director of Colette in Paris, and she likes to escape the hustle and bustle of the Champs-Élysées by posting to the state park about two hours north of New York City, much like half the population of Brooklyn. As the leading tastemaker for one of the world's first (and still, best) concept stores, Andelman has taken to the region to hone a particularly poetic design taste, which, starting this week, she'll be celebrating (and sharing) in the City of Light.
Sourcing from quintessential Catskill towns like Phoenicia and Woodstock, Andelman has captured the essence of this hilly landscape with a wide range of products made with good old American pride. Visitors to the store will find beard oils from Hudson Made, drawings by Woodstock-based Will Lytle, and T-shirts from the highly sought-out lunch spot Phoenicia Diner. Stock up on Westwind Orchard's organic jams and take a scent vacation with Hawkins New York candles, reminiscent of Wellfleet and Marfa, to the tunes of psychedelic folk band Burnell Pines. If you don't walk away from the collection feeling like a local Catskillian, you haven't drunk enough Wayside cider.
Catskills Week is on from November 16 to November 21 at Colette, 213 Rue Saint Honoré, Paris. See colette.fr for more details.