Featured by our friends at The New York Times.
The weather has changed in the Berkshires… there is more snow. And it’s colder.
But we’re not complaining.
This brings us to part two in the search for a quality cup of coffee.
B) Coffee out, brought to you by three local coffeehouses.
No. 1 Rubi’s Coffee & Sandwiches
Tucked in the back of Rubiner’s Cheesemongers, Rubi’s simply pulls the most luscious shot of espresso. Take it straight or au lait. Either way, something inside of you will melt.
264 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA
No. 2 Bizalion’s
A satisfying fix for a «français de café» craving. Pair with un pain au chocolat or an authentic French tartine. Every morsel whispers Marseilles.
684 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA
No. 3 The Southfield Store
Even locals are unaware of this high-quality, low-key café. Yet the aroma of freshly baked sweets and steamed lattes soothes every soul who enters. The eatery is off the grid… and we hope it stays that way.
163 Norfolk Road, Southfield, MA
The warmth of a good roast. (Part I) featured the Chemex Drip Coffee Carafe, offering a clear, full-bodied coffee and fine taste. Available at G E R M A I N.
It’s cold out there. Freezing, actually. Which is good cause for a quality cup of coffee.
And here we have two options:
A) coffee in, or
B) coffee out.
A) Coffee in, brought to you by the Chemex Drip Coffee Carafe.
We don’t know which we like better: the sleek hourglass vessel or the pure flavor of drip coffee contained within. Good thing we don’t have to choose. Chemex, said to be “one of the 100 best modern devices” by the New York Times has a permanent home at MOMA. And one in ours, too. The carafe has been around for decades, yet we can’t get enough of the truly clear, full-bodied coffee and fine taste. Barrington Coffee Roasting Company is the perfect pairing.
Luckily, both are available at G E R M A I N.
The warmth of a good roast. (Part II) will guide you to the best local coffeehouses.
A powdery snow is falling on Great Barrington! Whether you take part in the outdoors this season or prefer to stay tucked inside, indulge yourself in the style of an authentic Norwegian winter getaway. My Scandinavian Retreat blogger, Vilde, takes inspiration from Kvitfjell, a ski resort in Ringebu, Norway, for her own summerhouse on the Norwegian coast. The rustic, simple and modern interiors are a admired by G E R M A I N.
Germain, Belle Fete, Dabney McAvoy Home, and Petria Boutiq warmly thank those who contributed to the incredible turnout at last weekend’s Open House! And a special thank you to our special guest vendors:
Francis Palmer Pottery
Dudley Reed Photography
Lisa Anderson Jewelry
Bittersweet Baked Goods
Fall has arrived, along with crisp leaves and cool air. A favorite season among many Northeasterners, the shorter days and brisk nights call for cozy elements. One of our favorites is the Swiss vintage wool legerdeken - offering a weight and warmth that has become rare in modern blankets.
G E R M A I N has picked up a few of the original military pieces, many of which were stored within caves of the Swiss Alps, having served as a military depot. Limited in quantity, the authentic legerdekens are handmade of sheep’s wool.
New York Times Style Magazine’s Men’s Fall Fashion 2010 issue spotlights
J. Crew’s Men’s Shop, the brand’s new store featuring premium officer’s chinos, narrow cut suits, and handpicked collectibles. The collection, inspired by head designer Frank Muytjens, subtly weaves casual and classic style through threads of vintage appeal.
Our hats off to J. Crew! And to Muytjens’ nod to G E R M A I N, stating, “It’s dangerous territory for me.”
We hear “Danger” is Mr. Muytjen’s middle name.
J. Crew Men’s Shop is located on the Upper East Side at 235-237 West Broadway, NYC.