A Garden Party by And North

If you haven’t heard of And North yet, brace yourself. If you are a New Yorker that likes to escape the city on the weekends or if you’re a world traveler that likes to get the inside scoop on all things beautiful, say hello to your new best friend: And North. The blog will feature a carefully curated everything-you-need-to-know guide to Upstate, NY. Photographer, Julie Holder and Straw and Gold Creative Director, Lauren Musacchio took a ride up to the countryside to celebrate the launch. We were so enamored by the delicate design of the venue: Church des Artistes, the perfect amount of sunshine and all of the thoughtful touches created by the And North team.  And North launches next week.

The Flowers: Hops Petunia
Who doesn’t love a floral arrangement? Hops Petunia put together wedding caliber displays. Even the And North girls sported some envy worthy crowns. 

The Treats by Bread Alone and Fresh Company 
The food was not only beautifully presented but was out of this world delicious. Fresh fruits, cheeses, spreads and breads, oh my.  

The Drinks by Tuthilltown Spirits and Kingston Wine Co. 
Lucky for everyone, if it wasn’t 2pm in the afternoon, you might have seen me breaking some moves on the dance floor with these drinks. I couldn’t figure out which I wanted more:  the most perfect gin and tonic or the crisp rosé, so I tried both. (Keyword: tried)  Everything in moderation, right? 

The Guests:
I think we did a pretty great job at having a darn good time.

All of our photos are taken by extraordinary photographer Julie Holder 
You can follow her on Instagram @julieholderphotography

Visit the And North blog here
Follow them on Instagram to see their lovely photos: @andnorth