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Boston Common - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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T R A V E L & R E C R E A T I O N g e t a w a y Normally, fall foliage has virtually no competition in the bucolic beauty department— unless, that is, you happen to be in Woodstock, Vt. ere, autumn's natural splendor vies for your attention with some of New England's most historic sites and charming shops. And this year, that includes some equally dazzling newcomers and revitalized longtime spots. On your drive from Boston just before you hit Woodstock, swing through the artisan institution Simon Pearce and check out its latest renovation. After scouring the exquisitely arranged shelves for hand-blown glass and heirloom-quality pottery, head out to the on-site restaurant's gorgeous screened porch dining room and dig into lavender- poached salmon or sweet pea-mascarpone ravioli as the frothy waters of the Ottauquechee River rush by. In town, there's a newer trove of agrarian- chic treasures at Farmhouse Pottery. Good luck choosing between the wares here; you'll want it all: the hand-loomed table runners, the oversize salad bowls carved from beech wood, the intensely scented candles, and definitely the vintage-inspired ceramic milkmaid pitchers so streamlined and architectural in design, they'll steal the show on your dinner table back home. Once you're hungry again, swing by Worthy Kitchen, the farm diner and craft beer spot where cult followers line up for unpretentious but absolutely delicious specials like buttermilk fried chicken with sweet potato puree and pesto goat cheese. And finally, settle into your retro- yet-modern suite at 506 On e River Inn (from $299 per night, 1653 W. Woodstock Road, 802.457.5000, which opened in 2015 and is as stylish as any Boston boutique hotel. Don't bypass the sprawling upstairs library, or the Jacuzzi, wet sauna, and indoor pool, all of which have a bird's eye view out to the impeccable grounds—including (you guessed it) brilliant, color-dappled foliage. LOCAL COLOR With killer autumnal colors and new additions to its roster of chic diversions, the quintessentially Vermont town of Woodstock is the epitome of rustic refinement. By Alexandra Hall 10 4 B O S T O N C O M M O N S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M

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