Amal Ishak - Queen of the Valley - Exclusive Interview by Miranda Weinberger Style by Cream, Hair by Liberty & Beauty, Makeup by Miranda Weinberger, Photography by Maxwell Alexander

Amal Ishak – Queen of the Valley – Cover Story and Exclusive Interview by Miranda Weinberger

Miranda: It is such an honor to be interviewing you for the next cover feature of our Winter 2021 issue! So tell us about yourself, where did it all begin? Amal: I am 35 and a mommy to 2 beautiful boys Christian & Noah, and I live and breath everything fashion. I am not really sure how it all it began… It feels like love of fashion was born with me LOL! Miranda: That’s amazing! I can definitely relate to balancing motherhood and entrepreneurship! It’s obvious you have a passion for fashion. What about the fashion industry was most attractive […]

8 Tips for Decorating Your NYC Apartment, or Hudson Valley Home – By Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

8 Tips for Decorating Your NYC Apartment, or Your New Hudson Valley Home

Here are some easy tips to decorate your NYC rental apartment or your new home in the Hudson Valley. After answering these questions for yourself, you might also see the benefits of the spacious Hudson Valley living and the highly dynamic, but sometimes spatially confined New York City lifestyle. Taking a few moments to think about your home will help you fully enjoy it. 8 Tips for Decorating Your NYC Apartment, or Hudson Valley Home – By Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Think about your home, and answer these questions: 1. What do you want it to […]

Age Gracefully Without The Fountain Of Youth – with Rebecca Yodice of Hebe Med Spa – The Best Medical Spa in Hudson Valley

Age Gracefully Without The Fountain Of Youth – with Rebecca Yodice of Hebe Med Spa

When we are young, we think it’s forever, though the search for the fountain of youth has been a quest as long as the history of human civilization. Consumers pay millions of dollars every year in hopes of finding the magic solution or remedy to aging. Some people resort to surgery to remain having a youthful appearance. Instead of spending money on the painful and expensive surgery, you can age gracefully with some attention to the needs of your body so you can age naturally and beautifully. Age Gracefully Without The Fountain Of Youth – with Rebecca Yodice, Aesthetician, Hebe […]

Digital Photography Tips for Your Hudson Valley Staycation – by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander

Digital Photography Tips for Your Hudson Valley Staycation

Few families would consider leaving home for a vacation these days without reliable, high-quality digital imaging equipment-whether it’s a camera or a camcorder. At the same time the COVID-19 Pandemic turned our vacations into staycations, however all the same photography tips apply. Here are some tips from Photographer Maxwell Alexander to help you make the most of memorable staycation moments: Always be prepared: Don’t forget to bring backup camera batteries or memory cards so you’ll never miss a shot. Creativity is key: Sunsets and mountain ranges are always great backdrops for family pictures. By using your surroundings in interesting ways, […]

Farmhouse Style – Interior Design and Home Decorating Tips – by Designer Maxwell Alexander

Farmhouse Style – Interior Design and Home Decorating Tips – by Designer Maxwell Alexander

When choosing a theme or style for decorating your home, there are many to choose from. One of the most popular decorating themes today is farmhouse style home decorating. Perhaps it is the most popular because it provides an inviting atmosphere and overall friendly feeling. Farmhouse style home decorating, because of its warm environment, is enjoyed by the people who live there as well as all those who visit. Farmhouse Style – Interior Design and Home Decorating Tips – by Designer Maxwell Alexander As with any home decorating project, a homeowner must first decide where they want to use the […]

Selling Your Home in Hudson Valley? Be Ready to Answer These Questions – Real Estate 101 with Dino Alexander

Selling Your Home in Hudson Valley? Be Ready to Answer These Questions – Real Estate 101 with Dino Alexander

With any type of home sale, potential buyers will always have questions they want to ask. If you’re represented by one of the best real estate agents in Hudson Valley, he or she usually knows ahead of time the kinds of questions that’ll be asked because they’ve heard most of them in the course of their career. But there are many common questions asked and it will be helpful for you to know the answer to them. Potential buyers usually ask how much you pay for property taxes. While any home might have a great sale price, the amount of […]

Free Home Decorating Ideas – with Hudson Valley Real Estate Agent Jessica Hill

Free Home Decorating Ideas – with Hudson Valley Real Estate Agent Jessica Hill

Everyone appreciates home decorating ideas when planning to make improvements to their home. You may have visions of your own about how your new home décor would look but it’s always nice to have an alternative plan. There’s definitely home decorating ideas that you haven’t discovered. There are constantly changes being made regarding trends in home decorating. Checking out new home decorating ideas may give birth to a new home decorating plan for your space. Free Home Decorating Ideas – with Hudson Valley Real Estate Agent Jessica Hill Being able to find home decorating ideas is a treat but having […]

5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – with Designer Maxwell L. Alexander

5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – Interior Design Tips

A blank wall can be dead space, especially if you’re not going for a minimalist style. You might want your home to look homey and vibrant, and you might have already decided that the blank wall needs to be filled with some kind of art. But how do you choose the piece? Here are five steps that should be in your decision-making process. 5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – with Designer Maxwell L. Alexander Measure the Space One of the most essential parts of choosing wall art that will look great is finding pieces that will be big […]

DIY Tips for Amazing Portrait Photography – by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander

DIY Tips for Amazing Portrait Photography – by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander

Long before digital cameras have come to existence, people have been fascinated by portraits mainly because it captures the essence of a person. Portrait photography has the power of capturing one’s image and depicting that person’s character, at the same time imprinting such images for all to remember. However, people do not realize that ever since cameras have been developed and made available to everyone, they have been secretly becoming a threat to the techniques that professional photographers have studied for years. Learn about portrait photography and you’ll see how amazing this hobby can be! DIY Tips for Amazing Portrait […]

Tips on Getting Real Estate License – Dino Alexander, CEO, Alexander Maxwell Realty

Too Much Time on Your Hands? Getting a Real Estate License Might be a Solution!

Working from home has become a norm after the COVID-19 pandemic forcefully introduced so many changes into our lives back in 2020. Being a real estate agent is one of the options that provides freedom and flexibility of an independent contractor yet with so many benefits that are provided by real estate brokerages. Real estate industry in the United States is known as a very lucrative business and a lot of people are working as real estate agents throughout the nation. Not only are they making good money, they are also contributing to the society in a way i.e. by […]

Hudson Valley Farmhouses for Sale – Farmhouse for Sale in Upstate, NY

Hudson Valley Farmhouses for Sale – Your Dream Escape to Upstate, NY

In just a few recent years Hudson Valley has become one of the top destinations for real estate investors from all around the World. People are flocking to enjoy the opulent lifestyle that Hudson Valley has to offer and the real estate investment opportunities that come with it, whether they’re attracted by its antique farmhouses and breathtaking views, or newer developments yet so close to the New York City. Hudson Valley’s luxury real estate really offers you the best of both worlds – acres of picturesque land coupled with the perks of rich culture and metropolitan living. Hudson Valley style […]

Interior Decorating Ideas to Help Boost Productivity in Your Home Office

Interior Decorating Ideas to Help Boost Productivity in Your Home Office

The overall look and feel of your home office can greatly affect how productive you are while working from home. And while designing for productivity can seem like a difficult task, there are ways to do it easily, even for those who don’t hail from creative backgrounds. As designer Maxwell Alexander explains, “Turning your bare walls into a stunning art gallery is not as daunting a process as you think, and you do not need a ton of money to make it happen.” With that in mind, here are some ideas that can help you turn your residential office into […]

Wall Art Ideas – Fine Art Photo Prints on Canvas – Shop Authentic Hudson Valley Style Decor

Choosing Home Decor for Your Hudson Valley Lodge or Cabin With a Rustic Theme

If you own a hunting lodge in the Hudson Valley, or just a country lodge or cabin retreat to get away from the daily stress of New York City life, then you have an opportunity to create an ambience totally different from your main city or town home. You can use a variety of appropriately designed and themed décor to create an atmosphere that is not only in keeping with your rustic home from home, but quite in contrast to that which you might normally have in your main residence. Choosing Decor for Your Hudson Valley Lodge or Cabin With […]

5 Tips To Improved Skin Care – with Daniele Pacione-Barr of the Hebe Med Spa

5 Tips To Improved Skin Care – with Daniele Pacione-Barr of the Hebe Med Spa

Your skin is the first thing that people notice about you and that is why a proper skin care regimen is so important. There are many products that claim to help improve skin tone and promote a flawless complexion, but the truth is that there is no such thing as instant results. An effective skin care regimen is one that is done consistently over a time before results will begin to develop. 5 Tips To Improved Skin Care – with Daniele Pacione-Barr of the Hebe Med Spa Skin Care Tip 1: Always use some type of exfoliation product, which will […]

5 Elements of Interior Design – Wall Art Ideas

Five Elements of Interior Design

Whether you are working with existing furnishings and fabrics or “starting from scratch” with an empty room, you should always use the elements and principles of design as a guide in choosing everything. The elements are your tools or raw materials, much like paints are the basics to a painter. The elements of design include space, line, form, color, and texture. The principles of design relate to how you use these elements and are balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion and scale, and harmony and unity. Element #1: Space Space defines the boundaries and sets the limits on the functional and decorative […]

Starting Out in the Home Buying Process – Real Estate 101 with Dino Alexander

Starting Out in the Home Buying Process – Real Estate 101 with Dino Alexander

Many people dream of owning their own home. However, it can easily turn into a nightmare if a first-time buyer/couple is not prepared. There’s a steep learning curve in terms of everything that needs to be done and what paperwork will be required. Getting the right mortgage will also be one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make in your life. Starting Out in the Home Buying Process – Real Estate 101 with Dino Alexander, CEO & Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty Start from Where You Are Unless you have enough cash in hand to pay for […]

Bodybuilding Secrets Revealed – Fitness Motivation Book by Maxwell Alexander

Bodybuilding Secrets Revealed – Fitness Motivation Book by Maxwell Alexander

Dear Friend, are you looking for a way to build muscle? Would you like the body of Arnold Schwarzenegger without buying all kinds of expensive equipment and paying thousands for bodybuilding programs and apps? Are you going to the gym every day, but there are no noticeable results? You are not alone! The art, science and goals of Bodybuilding are very different from General Fitness, so keep on reading! There’s finally a new eBook created just for people like You! And, if you really want to know the facts about bodybuilding, this ebook is definitely for YOU! This eBook covers […]

6 refrigeration trends that will make your life easier

Top 6 Refrigeration Trends that Will Make Your Life Easier

(BPT) – The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house — especially now, when we’re all at home more than ever. And while we’re cooking more meals in and stocking up on necessities, having the right features and appliances can help make our lives in the kitchen easier when we all need it most. Whether you’re looking to improve capacity for storing essentials, or you simply want the most useful kitchen innovations, these are the top refrigeration trends to keep an eye on as we head into the holiday season and beyond: 1. Fast, freshly filtered […]

Thinking About Buying a Home? Here is a Quick Explanation of the Real Estate Loan (Mortgage) Concept by Dino Alexander, CEO and Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Homes for Sale in Hudson Valley, NY

Thinking About Buying a Home in Hudson Valley? Here is a Quick Explanation of the Mortgage Concept

Real estate loan is what a lot of people use to buy their home. Real estate loans have been instrumental in bringing joy to people by making that unaffordable house affordable. Some real estate investors too make use of real estate loans for buying properties. However, real estate loan is not free money and anyone who buys real estate or plans to buy real estate using real estate loan must understand the concept of real estate loan very clearly. Thinking About Buying a Home? Here is a Quick Explanation of the Real Estate Loan (Mortgage) Concept by Dino Alexander, CEO […]

How to Help Teachers in Hudson Valley Area During the Pandemic

How to Help Teachers in Hudson Valley Area During the Pandemic

Our nation’s teachers are facing unprecedented challenges this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some teachers are implementing new rules, procedures and classroom configurations to limit the spread of the illness. Others are creating entirely new online curricula for students who are learning from home. Many teachers are tasked with doing both at the same time, often without additional financial resources to make it all happen. A recent survey of 1,000 U.S. teachers by the education nonprofit DonorsChoose found that 42% of teachers were planning to teach in a hybrid format this fall, with students undergoing a combination of online […]

Begin Caring For Your Skin Early To Stay Beautiful As You Age

Begin Caring For Your Skin Early To Stay Beautiful As You Age

Being beautiful can mean so many different things to so many different people. Regardless of what it means to you, this article has a lot of wonderful tips on how you can be more beautiful and keep yourself looking that way for a long, long time. Begin Caring For Your Skin Early To Stay Beautiful As You Age Beauty Tips by Mary Ayres, Aesthetician, Hebe Medical Spa If your lips begin to appear thinner with age, you can use this makeup trick to make them appear fuller and more plump: opt for a lighter, creamy lipstick in a neutral shade. […]