Don’t let the frivolous pink façade of Lefèvre House fool you. Behind the Victorian frippery is a sleek, European-style inn. The 1870’s farmhouse in New Paltz, New York, a funky mountain town 90 minutes north of Manhattan, puts a contemporary spin on the entire B&B stereotype. Grandmotherly antiques have been updated (a Regency love seat is covered in faux fur), starchy bed linens replaced with soft Versace sheets, and dark closets transformed into airy, walk-in showers. And forget blueberry muffins for breakfast—the morning menu now includes pears poached in pink champagne.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.