Designer Alicia Adams keeps style, comfort and wellness in mind on her picturesque Hudson Valley family farm.
In 2006, Alicia Adams and her husband decided it was due time for a change in scenery. The family left their home in Germany and leaped across the Atlantic, landing in the rolling hills of upstate New York, where they began breeding Suri alpacas. While her husband was busy establishing the breeding business, Adams’ proclivity for creation and attraction to fashion led her to take the farm’s excess wool and transform it into an alluring assortment of accessories, homewares and clothing. Not only did Alicia Adams Alpaca (aliciaadamsalpaca.com) mark its 10-year anniversary this year, but the brand also opened a boutique in Aspen this fall—and her brand’s cozy offerings are a natural fit in the locale’s snowy slopes. Here, the Hudson Valley resident reveals the tried-and-true favorites that get her through the day.
“If you cannot travel to Italy, Talia di Napoli brings authentic, handmade Neapolitan pizza straight to your home. The most delicious indulgence, even better because of the carbon-neutral shipping and eco-friendly packaging.” taliadinapoli.com
“One of the first products I ever designed was our classic throw made in 100% baby alpaca, all-natural and hypoallergenic. The Buckley throw is one of our coziest ones with a lush, thick cable-knit pattern.” Buckley throw, aliciaadamsalpaca.com
“Our Casablanca capes are light while still incredibly warm and cozy, perfect for walks outdoors or curling up at home with a book.” Casablanca cape, aliciaadamsalpaca.com
“All of the fragrances from Frederic Malle are amazing. I discovered Carnal Flower first because I love the scent of tuberose.” Carnal Flower, fredericmalle.com
“The embroidered sheets from Scandia are so soft and beautiful—I love the Arezzo pattern.” Arezzo sham, scandiahome.com
“Bastide products are all-natural, which I love. The hand creams are so luxurious, and I love the scent of the Fleur d’Oranger. I always have a travel size in my bag!” Hand cream, bastide.com
Photography by: Portrait by Al Silfen; all photos courtesy of brands