Tivoli has always been one of our favorite little towns. It’s a tight knit community with strong artistic ties—from Bard students to independent artists (in fact, we carry the work of multiple artists who live in town) and of course Hotel Tivoli, which is owned by the painters Brice and Helen Marden. And then there’s the food scene! For a small town, it’s packed with culinary gems. In the summer, people travel far and wide for the inventive, homemade ice cream at Fortune’s. (We’re partial to the labne sour cherry flavor.) GioBatta is hands down one of the best Italian restaurants in the Hudson Valley with a very authentic menu—fun fact: the owner, Francesco Buitoni, comes from pasta royalty. Rojo has an amazing backyard garden and delicious tapas. And Tivoli Bakery is a breakfast staple with the best sausage rolls and danishes you will ever taste.
We opened our store last summer to showcase the work of local designers and makers alongside unique vintage pieces from primitive and folk to mid-century modern. We also saw the need for a curated bookstore in the area—so we decided to bring in an assortment of art, architecture, and design books and, more recently, monthly magazines and journals. Tivoli is a town of creatives and aesthetes and we wanted to create a homey atmosphere where people would want to spend time and talk about design. We also offer classes so locals can learn new skills from collaging and ceramics to lamp wiring.
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A beloved food shop in town run by owners Cameron Price and Andrea Shilling. They are hospitality veterans and have curated an amazing selection of groceries, including local cheeses and hard-to-find Japanese snacks. They also have the most delicious breakfast and lunch sandwiches (including a few with their own house-made focaccia).
54A Broadway tivoli-general.com
A sweet little boutique run by Jill TerMolen-Cornillon. She regularly changes up the inventory but it’s always cool and interesting—with a little something for everyone. Jill has great taste, so whether you’re looking for a gift or you want to treat yourself to a new summer tote, this is the place to go!
60 Broadway shoptivolimercantile.com
Thrift 2 Fight
Run by Jillian Reed and Masha Zabara, this relatively new secondhand store has an inspiring mission. Thrift 2 Fight helps raise funds for social justice initiatives through the sale of donated clothing and artwork.
48 Broadway thrift2fight.com
Natalie and Kazio Sosnowski run this cozy, modern shop with home goods, accessories, and clothing. We love their selection of homewares from cool bathmats to elegant Japanese cast iron cookware. P.S. Kazio is also a baker and you can grab fresh baguettes and biscuits out of the shop’s tiny café called Open Secret.
63 Broadway winnstivoli.com
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