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Historic Hudson Celebrates at the Tin Ballroom

Rural Intelligence Parties and OpeningsVince Mulford‘s antiques showroom offered a hushed, candlelit prelude for guests at Historic Hudson’s lively Post-House-Tour cocktail reception on Saturday, October 2, as they made their way to a staircase in back leading to the magical “Tin Ballroom.”  (RI’s advice: Do not attempt this witty take on Ballroom Baroque at home, unless your eye is as unerring as V.M.‘s, which, of course, no one’s is.)  There, between delicious bites of locally-sourced hors d’oeuvres by chef Jeff Loshinsky (Savory Pumpkin Wonton Cups with Pepita Salsa; Crostini with Sprout Creek Farm’s “Camus” Blue Cheese, Walnut Dust and Roasted Apples; Grilled Smoked Pheasant Kielbasa with Quince and Calamansi Dipping Sauce; Chick Pea, Asian Chive and Black Pepper Fritters with Rustic Harissa Dip & Pomegranate Quark Dip—who knew that quarks were edible?), the talk was of the amazing houses that had been on the tour that day, and of the high style and good living that lays behind those innocent historic facades.

Abel Ramirez, Historic Hudson president Timothy Dunleavy, owner of Rural Residence, Juan Carretero and journalist David Usborne, whose house was on the tour, and Aaron Enfield

Benjamin Wilson and Charlotte Belote; Benjamin Feldman, Frances Stern, and Stephen King

City of Hudson Common Council President Don Moore and Bill Hamilton, whose house was on the tour, as was Brooke and Malcolm Travelstead‘s

Locations wizard Dena Zemsky and fashion designer Haldora, owner of the eponymous Rhinebeck boutique; hardware king Ed Herrington and Janis Cronk

Guy Winig and Debra Gallo; Kari Rieser and Ellen Thurston, of Ellen’s Picks, a weekly must read e-mail for Hudsonians

Writer Rudy Wurlitzer and photographer Lynn Davis; Stephanie Aeder, Cristiane Yamamoto, and Peter Watson

Trisch Arbib, landscape designer Peter Bevacqua, and Stephen King; Paul Barrett, proprietor of The Country Squire B & B, Rick Brater, and Albert Gnidica, who handles communications for the New York State Museum.
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Set designer Peter Frank, whose house is in this month’s House Beautiful and was on the tour, and writer Jonathan Lerner.

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