Villa Ashokan - Catskills - Take Me There! Story and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Villa Ashokan in Catskills – Take Me There!

It’s no surprise the Hudson Valley area is a favorite place for many people who appreciate a lifestyle including the peaceful beauty of nature as well as the luxury of modern urban life. The Hudson Valley truly is a place you can have it all. Villa Ashokan – Catskills – Take Me There!Story and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Imagine getting your morning fitness fix hiking through scenic nature trails, finding an afternoon of culture at a National Historic site, and enjoying a stunning sunset while sampling cheese and wine at your local winery. On the edge […]

Increasing Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home Faster - Real Estate 101 with Miranda Weinberger

Increasing Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home Faster – Real Estate 101 with Miranda Weinberger

If you have a real estate agent, one of the first things he or she will check is to see how appealing your home looks as they are driving up to it. An attractive home is one that can hook a potential buyer’s interest and make them want to know more.  Increasing Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home Faster – Real Estate 101 with Miranda Weinberger You want to make sure that the outside of your home’s exterior is clean. It can be easy for a home that gets shade to have areas where algae can grow. Get your home […]

A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander

A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander

When decorating a bedroom, keep in mind that the end result should produce a distinct and memorable impression. Colors, space, and decorations all set a bedroom’s relaxation mood, and when put together well, can create a definite, pleasurable look. When it comes to the arrangement of items in a bedroom, symmetry is the most important factor. The bedroom is your personal space and should not be cluttered with too many objects creating a claustrophobic effect. For a room to seem personal, special touches should be added that reflect your special loves and interests. This includes your favorite colors, books, photographs, […]

Building an Eco-Conscious, Feel Good, Functional Clothing Company in the Wake of Loss

A year and a half ago I lost Jo, my wife, childhood sweetheart, and mother of our two joyful children. At 39, our kids were opening their worlds to possibilities, and Jo and I were tenaciously building our careers – Jo shaping public education around the country and I running my celebrity/luxury goods photography business – in New Paltz, our little corner of the Hudson Valley. But soon our lives flipped upside down as Jo’s undetected liver condition brought us into hospitals – where we stayed for months before she unexpectedly passed. Our time in the hospital was shorter than […]

How to help maintain your immune system with fermentation

How to help maintain your immune system with fermentation

No matter what season or time of year, we all know the importance of a healthy immune system and the central role it plays in overall well-being. While sleep, healthy eating and a balanced lifestyle are all essential for a healthy immune system, clinical studies show fermented supplements are an effective approach to supporting good gut and immune health. “Your immune system is an important factor in maintaining health at any age,” says registered dietitian Keri Gans. “Fermentation is getting a lot of attention for its ability to support the gut and the immune system.” Gans answers top questions about […]

Villa Tondo - Luxury Vacation Home in Hudson Valley's Town of Saugerties Community

Villa Tondo – Luxury Vacation Home in Hudson Valley’s Town of Saugerties Community

The Hudson Valley has long been one of the world’s top destinations. Many of those who know how amazing this region is come from New York City, escaping the hustle and bustle of that incredible metropolis to experience a breath of fresh air in the luxurious Hudson Valley lifestyle that’s available here. Countless writers, painters, and other artists have come to this region for inspiration. Hikers enjoy its picturesque trails. History buffs love learning about the moments that occurred here that changed the course of history. Wineries provide oenophiles with plenty of joy as well. The Hudson Valley style that’s […]

Luxury Hudson Valley Villa for Sale: 19 Greentree Lane, Chester, NY 10918, Orange County

Luxury Hudson Valley Villa for Sale in Chester, NY

Welcome to The Hudson Villa where you can experience the true magic of the Hudson Valley! Inspired by the majestic Aspen Summits, The Hudson Villa is a sophisticated and luxurious retreat that merges absolute privacy, inspiring architecture, and a dreamy summer paradise. The moment you see the distinguished waterfalls, exceptional masonry, and the warm cedar finishes throughout, you will know you are home. The Hudson Villa is named after its historic origin. Created by the renowned architect Paul Rudolf, the estate is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship featuring a private white-sand beach and a resort-like setting less than an […]

How to Set Up a Home Studio for Portrait Photos

How to Set Up a Home Studio for Portrait Photos

How to Set Up a Home Studio for Portrait Photos Interest in photography and creative businesses is at an all time high, with lots of outlets providing tips for budding professionals. In today’s climate, and the near future, many photographers are going to need to find new modes of operation, with many now bringing their work into their homes. When you create your own home studio there are certain aspects you need to consider. But as long as you have a sizeable space at home, you can easily set up your own home portrait studio. So, what are the most […]

The Hudson Villa - Hudson Valley's Hidden Luxury Gem

The Hudson Villa – Hudson Valley’s Hidden Luxury Gem

The Hudson Villa – Hudson Valley’s Hidden Luxury Gem by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine In New York City, everything you see is dynamic, even the luxury market. The old industrial areas here are transforming into high-end bohemian neighborhoods such as Tribeca, a vacation destination frequented by VIPs and has many trendy restaurants, boutiques, and luxury apartments. There’re stylish lofts in SoHo, an old commercial place where warehouses are converted into residential studios for artists. Attracting a trendy crowd looking for spacious luxury houses are the neighborhoods of West Village, Greenwich Village, and small Italy, all of which […]

Finding Space Behind Closed Doors by Realtor Toni Perry

Finding Space Behind Closed Doors by Certified Professional Organizer/Realtor Toni Ann Perry

Finding Space Behind Closed Doors by Toni Ann Perry, Certified Professional Organizer & NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson For those of us who find we are out of space in our homes/apartments to put things, here is a solution that is accessible and easy.  Over-the-Door Shoe Organizers are ingenious for most everything other than shoes and they come in different options. I was tired of looking for gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves that I put in bins inside my coat closet.  I hung one of the shoe organizers on the inside of the closet door and filled the 24 compartments […]

The water is open: 5 tips to relax and recharge on a boat this summer

(BPT) – Looking to get away this summer while social distancing? With annual traditions such as camps and sporting events cancelled, the best way to seek relief and recharge with your loved ones may be to “Get On Board” for a summer on the water. Recent data suggests that interest in fishing and boating has grown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent Harris poll, 1 in 5 Americans said they’re more likely to try these activities than they were prior to the pandemic. And among parents, the statistic is 1 in 4. Numerous marine dealers across the country […]

Help Alima's Cuisine To Get a Food Truck!

Celebrate Juneteenth by making a difference today – Help Alima’s Cuisine To Get a Food Truck!

Wow! Great job, Hudson Valley, and the rest of the World! In just a few days Alima’s Cuisine Food Truck Campaign has reached its $25K goal and still going up strong! Let’s raise $50K so Alima could expand with 2 food trucks? Go donate here before its too late: Help Alima’s Cuisine To Get a Food Truck! About Alima’s GoFundMe Campaign: After three years of Alima’s Cuisines serving delicious Burkina Faso West African food out of tents at farmers’ markets and pop-up restaurants, Alima is ready to step things up with a food truck! She has found a truck that […]