Meet Anne H.: antique lover, fashionista and Renaissance woman. Anne grew up in the Chelsea and Brighton areas of Boston, MA, where she remained until her move to the Big Apple.
In 1961, Anne married her late husband Fred H., who hailed from Brooklyn, NY. After they wed, the couple lived in Manhattan but later moved to the New York suburbs of Suffern to raise their family. Anne would tell you that her greatest achievement is her family: 2 children Michael (Chevy Chase, MD) and Stacy (Nantucket, MA) and her 5 grandchildren Frederick, Clea, Maddie, Ruby and Phoebe.
Anne and Fred’s passion for antiques, particularly clocks and antique jewelry led to the realization of “Anne-Tique-Tock,” a store she owned for many years in Nyack, NY. In addition to the store, the couple also enjoyed participating in various antique shows. According to Anne, “We had a house full of antiques, and we would go antiquing whenever we could.”
Anne’s other passion was fashion. After taking a fashion designing course when she was young, she would make her own clothes, including her own wedding dress! With a love and an eye for design and sewing, Anne had a closet filled with her very own custom designs. She enjoyed creating her own pieces but shopping at her favorite stores like TJMaxx, Filene’s Basement and Marshalls was just as thrilling. If she was not out antiquing, you could find her at any of her favorite stores.
Throughout her life, Anne enjoyed many other pursuits, like singing in choirs, knitting for her grandchildren, or listening to music from Frank Sinatra, Enrico Caruso, Lena Horne, Perry Como, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.
If you ever have a wardrobe question, Anne is your girl! You can find her people-watching in the lobby of the Groves, where she ensures that your sweater is not bundled up in the back, your pants are straight, and you are not committing any fashion faux pas. Thanks for being wonderful, Anne!