My name is Tess Kelly. Seven years ago my husband and I bought an old 1870′s house in the Hudson Valley. We packed our bags, and left New York City to live there full time (hence the name “City Refugee”). Two years ago we had to return to the city for work reasons, and now enjoy the best of both worlds. During the week we live in Cobble Hill Brooklyn, and are “weekenders” upstate. This blog is about trying to find balance between city life, country life, and all of the adventures in between.