Farmhouse Friday: A Riverside Retreat in Stockton

80 River Rd., Stockton, NJ 08559 | TREND Images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

80 River Rd., Stockton, NJ 08559 | TREND Images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate

In the early 1700s, a fellow from Germany named Kugler decided to take his chances on a better life in colonial America. He made it to an area along the Delaware in New Jersey in present-day Hunterdon County and became one of the original founders of the community of Frenchtown.

His extensive landholdings in the area, which extended from Frenchtown into Kingwood and Stockton, were eventually divided among his children. Sometime around 1830, one of Kugler’s great-grandsons built a two-story farmhouse on a riverside plot in Stockton. That structure later became known as Hamish Lodge.

That lodge has been expanded on since. The original home got a newer companion many years later. Together they form a beautiful country retreat amidst the woods along the Delaware. Read more »

Old City Gets Another Awesome New Boutique


Another lifestyle retailer has joined the lineup of amazing boutiques along Old City’s North 3rd street. Bucks County Dry Goods – which has two other locations in Lambertville and Princeton – opened on Friday in an 800-square-foot space right next to the French-inspired florist Petit Jardin ev Ville.

The trio of BCDG shops (in business for 20 years) sells women’s apparel, accessories, and gifty goods, but you’ll really want to go here for an impressive collection of mid-century modern furniture, like Knoll diamond chairs, Danish coffee tables and bar carts, and vintage industrial tables. (Take a spin through the shop’s Etsy page to get an idea of what they’ve got in store).

The Details: 138 North 3rd Street, Old City. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11am-6pm. Call the Lambertville location for more details, 609-397-1288.

The Insider Guide to the Perfect Lambertville Day Trip


From left: Lambertville Trading Company’s quaint storefront; the eclectic goods at Zinc Home, and a plush setup in Bons Rêves. | Photography by Jauhien Sasnou.

Calling all Shore-weary travelers: The best reason to cross the river now is Lambertville, a postcard-perfect place big on charm and, come August, blissfully short on crowds. Here’s your plan for a perfect day in town, from breakfast to cocktails and everything in between. Read more »

Sale Alert: Everything at Smith + Scott is Twenty Percent Off Today

Smith & Scott's Doylestown location. | Image via Smith & Scott.

Smith & Scott’s Doylestown location. | Image via Smith & Scott.

Clear your schedule: Smith + Scott is having an anniversary sale today only. The womenswear boutique has two locations, Doylestown and Lambertville, and everything in both stores is 20 percent off until the end of the day today. Also on tap: free drinks and raffles while you’re shopping, plus free gift-wrapping.

The Lambertville location is open until 6pm; the Doylestown shop is staying open late for an anniversary party from 5pm to 9pm.

P.S., Happy anniversary, Smith & Scott! Love, Shoppist.  Read more »

New Jersey has Food Trucks Everywhere This Week


If you just so happen to be in Mercer County or Lambertville, and you just so happen to be looking for something social to do, check out the food truck fairs hitting Jersey this week.

The Lambertville Food Fair is happening tonight from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will be featuring some familiar food trucks like:  Nomad Pizza, Say Cheese and Bonjour Creperie. The Food Fair will have two beer gardens, 15 food trucks, and 20 restaurants serving up bites and brews. Tickets for tonight’s event are available here.

If you’re not available to party in New Jersey tonight, not to worry, Mercer County’s Fall Food Truck Fiesta is happening Saturday, October 18th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food trucks, including Cow and the Curd, KAMI, The Taco Truck, and Oink and Moo will all be at the event happening at the Festival Grounds of West Windsor Park. Hopewell Valley wine and beers will be on tap, and there will be plenty of children’s activities as well. Live music as well as DJ performances will also be happening.

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Lambertville’s Brookmill Farm: Formality Plus Lawn Chess

There’s quaint and then there’s a barn and covered bridge on your property, which strangers often rent out for weddings. There’s quirky and then there’s human-sized chess out back. This Lambertville home has its quaint and its quirky game on point.

The nearly 14-acre property includes a fieldstone and clapboard home, a carriage house, a pool house and a small barn. There are six bedrooms in all, and six full baths (plus two powder rooms). Interior design elements include stone fireplaces, wainscoting and exposed timber galore. Charming! The main home includes a private wet bar made largely of field stone, which current owners have used as a partial arcade. Quirky! The carriage house is just as lovely.

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Lambertville Nitefare: A Food Truck Festival For All


This Thursday, June 12th, Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting Nitefare, their first food truck festival. The free, public event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will be filled with food, food, and more food. Top Lambertville restaurants will be featured along with food trucks from the Philadelphia area and a Yards Beer Garden.

The Cow and The Curd will also be serving up, for the first time, its poutine, a dish that includes hand cut fries, gravy, fresh cheddar curds and hand chopped bacon to top it all off. Other food trucks include Say Cheese, Nomad Pizza, and Sweet Box. And as you eat your way through the festival, be sure to keep your ears open for the live music going on at every corner. The event will be held on four blocks of North Union Street from Bridge to York Street.

Nitefare [Official]

Mary Sheridan’s Lambertville Home and Saloon For Sale


Let’s go back in time for a moment. To 1988. Mary Sheridan is the matriarch of sleepy Lambertville, New Jersey. She has been working as a Democrat in city politics since she was hired as city clerk in 1937. And our own beloved Inga Saffron is but a staff writer at the Inquirer. State investigators are sorting through a financial quagmire in the city’s books and Saffron is detailing the discovery that Sheridan has been running the city as something of an anachronistic autocrat. This March 13, 1988 delight sums up the situation in Lambertville:

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Fleecy Dale, a Luxury Log Cabin Estate in Lambertville for $1.3 Million


In addition to its 20-acre plot, the Fleecy Dale estate comes with the easiest automatic response to compliments — and you will get compliments if you own this home. “Oh, this? It was a dead forest in British Columbia.” The magnificent Adirondack-style lodge was built out of full-length Engelmann Spruce logs from a dead forest in the western Canadian province. No word on the exact origins of the great room’s maple flooring or custom maple cabinets in the kitchen.

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