The Berkshires, the bucolic area in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut known for its many cultural offerings, is fast becoming beauty central. The Connecticut contingent includes Sonia Kashuk and Daniel Kaner, L’Oréal’s Carol Hamilton and Salon Ruggeri’s Greg Ruggeri and Craig Longhurst, while in Massachusetts, you’ve got everyone from W magazine’s beauty director, Jane Larkworthy, to mineral makeup magnate Jane Iredale. Here, their favorite places to frolic come summer.
This story first appeared in the June 5, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
“A table in the bar is so cozy and the food is always delicious. A difficult reservation.” —SONIA KASHUK
“Fabulous teas and scrumptious cakes.” —GREG RUGGERI
The Olde Inn on the Green
“The dining rooms are only lit by candlelight. So romantic.” —JANE LARKWORTHY
“Our Saturday lunch spot and the best takeout in the area.” —SONIA KASHUK
The Southfield Store
“The best breakfast in the world—and they allow dogs.” —JANE IREDALE
“Owner Mark Firth was an owner of Marlow & Sons in Williamsburg. Moved his family up to the Berks and now they live on a farm and own the hottest restaurant in town.” —JANE LARKWORTHY
“I never walk out empty handed. So chic and stylish.” —SONIA KASHUK
“Affordable, wearable clothes and a staff that knows how to style.” —JANE IREDALE
“A hidden gem for the unexpected. A true cabinet of curiosities. Do not miss!” —SONIA KASHUK
“The chicest home-goods store in town.” —JANE LARKWORTHY
“Purveyor of great produce.” —GREG RUGGERI
“This is a nursery that only sells native plants.” —JANE IREDALE