Friends in the New York tri-state area... if you have access to a car - you should get in it and drive to New Preston, Ct. this weekend. The famed PRIVET HOUSE emporium of all things chic is having thier annual "backyard sale" under the tent, for one day only. The sale draws a dedicated crowd every year, as those in the know, know Privet House has incredible items all year long, with excellent bargains at the sale. The store also brings together a network of antique dealers and unique makers that normally don't sell directly to the public. They don't say exactly what will be there.. but you know it's good. Remember - One Day Only - Saturday June 7th. (click images to shop the store's fun to navigate website).
Make it a weekend. There are very affordable inns and bed and breakfast spots just a few sun filled, rolling country roads away. The village of Washington Depot is around the corner, and Sharon is just up the road. In that quaint little town you can stay at the Sharon Country Inn (recently renovated from top to bottom). Also home to one of the best BBQ spots in the North-East - When Pigs Fly South. Cross the line into NY state to reach Millerton, NY - where you can spend a lazy afternoon eating, shopping, and even checking out the latest Hollywood blockbuster or indie film at the art-house style Movie House. This laid back town also has a super chic teahouse that has become it's own destination - Harney & Sons. (it started here).
See you under the tent. If you can't make it to the Sale.. click around the site.. they also have a easy-as-a-snap web-store with so many great finds!