Offsite Camp is a community that believes there is a better way to live and work. We took advantage of this haven away from the city to encourage creativity, productivity and focus on a few soon-to-come coolstuff.nyc updates.
Despite being hidden privately in the trees, the pre-fab cabin at Offsite Camp is specifically set up for creative projects like ours: there’s high speed internet, an adjustable standing desk, and lots of design reference material (like Dieter Rams: Design as Little as Possible.) We took advantage of the whiteboard, Chemex coffee maker, and fantastic natural light. All in all working on coolstuff in a space that is not our living room really helped us to center on what we want to bring to our readers.
For those readers of the more *ahem* outdoorsy mind than us, there are a handful of hiking paths around the cabin that we’ve been told are beautiful - and one that even leads to a modern sauna!
FOR: a dose of classic English gardening and curiosities. Pick up a beautiful houseplant to take back to the city that’s more special than what you might find at the Clinton Hill Home Depot.
For: there’s no better way to describe this place than how it was once put by art critic Jerry Saltz, “great little book store in Connecticut!”
For: fresh flowers & books on flowers & seeds to grow your own! This little shop is the perfect spot to find a gift for your gardener bestie back in the city.
For: booths and booths perfect for classic antique hunting.
PS - we found our new “kitchen dresser” at this spot and we’re claiming this as the new IT thing for kitchens!!
For: a locals spot that is secretly slinging fantastic neapolitan pies and natural wine.
For: lunch in a beautiful and cozy little hotel. Take a lap around the grounds after you’ve finished eating your eggs & toast by the fire!
For: a warm meal in a warm dining room. This place probably has the best selection of natural wine in the area, including many bottles to enjoy with your meal. We especially loved a toast featuring a spread of local smoked trout.