Contemporary Colonial Luxury Home in Poughkeepsie, New York by Toni Anne Perry, Licensed RE Salesperson, Alexander Maxwell Realty Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Group

Forbearance, Foreclosure and Home Selling in 2021 – Real Estate 101 with Toni Ann Perry

First and foremost, before forbearance or foreclosure – talk to your lending institution!  An open dialog with your lender may quell many problems before they happen; they are not there to scold or judge, just to help. What is mortgage forbearance?  The simplified answer, according to consumerfinance.gov: forbearance is when your mortgage servicer or lender allows you to temporarily pay your mortgage at a lower payment or pause paying your mortgage. You will have to pay the payment reduction or the paused payments back later. Forbearance is an option if you have a temporary situation that will be resolved over […]

How to Design a Modern Farmhouse – Interior Design Tips by Designer Maxwell Alexander – Photography and Featured Farmhouse Interior Design Project by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

How to Design a Modern Farmhouse – Interior Design Tips by Designer Maxwell Alexander

It’s been around for a while, and a hit GHTV show made it even more popular. But it doesn’t seem like it will go away anytime soon, and we couldn’t be happier! We’ve got all the stuff you need if you’re planning a remodel! Let’s get started with our inexpensive interior design tips, then read on for our farmhouse interior design tips with a modern twist! How to Design a Modern Farmhouse – Interior Design Tips by Designer Maxwell Alexander – Photography and Featured Farmhouse Interior Design Project by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York Every farmhouse-style home has a different […]

How Long Will It Take to Sell Your Home? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Xiomara Marrero, Realtor, Home Staging Expert, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Hudson Valley Realtors

How Long Will It Take to Sell Your Home? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Xiomara Marrero

When a home is ready to go on the market, homeowners always want to know how long it’s going to take to sell it. If you have a real estate agent, they’ll give you an estimated time because he knows all that’s involved in it. They know the average amount of days it takes to sell a place. How Long Will It Take to Sell Your Home? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Xiomara Marrero, Realtor, Home Staging Expert, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Hudson Valley Realtors While you might think that selling a home quickly means you have to […]

Interview with the eyebrow sculpting master and beauty expert Chelsea Weyant – Hudson Valley beauty with Dino Alexander

Interview with the eyebrow sculpting master and beauty expert Chelsea Weyant

Today I am enjoying the company of the amazing Chelsea Weyant, the owner and beauty expert of Cherie Beauty Lunge. She is an eyebrow sculpting master certified in Microblading and Nano Shading and she shared some great insight and advice when it comes to permanent makeup, how to prepare and what to expect from the services. Interview with the eyebrow sculpting master and beauty expert Chelsea Weyant (Cherie Beauty Lounge) – Hudson Valley beauty with Dino Alexander – Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Studios Dino: We know the meaning of the words permanent and makeup separately but what […]

How to Choose the Right Bracelet for Men – Presented by HARD NEW YORK

How to Choose the Right Bracelets for Men – Presented by HARD NEW YORK

An elegant bracelet is a great accessory that can be worn with just about anything. In our busy world, we often find that a few extra pieces of leather or beads can give an outfit that extra bit of panache, and they can also instantly reveal a little bit of who we really are even without saying a word. Bracelets could definitely be a symbol of freedom, creativity, and confidence. How to Choose the Right Bracelets for Men – Presented by HARD NEW YORK When it comes to wearing a bracelet, effortlessness is the key. When you grasp this concept, […]

The Best Summer Accessories for Men

The Best Summer Accessories for Men

To get into summer looking on-trend, fix your haircut, update your wardrobe, and hit the gym. Make sure you have your accessories! You can create an effortlessly chic look by having stylish accessories with every outfit. Fashionable accessories are worn by men for a number of reasons. Fashion is a way for many people to express themselves. You can dress up an outfit with a fashionable bracelet, and a leather belt will add a touch of elegance. When you wear stylish accessories, you get noticed yet feel more confident at work or during social gatherings. You can also use fashion […]

On the Magical Journey of Experiencing the World through Scents – Hudson Valley Perfumer + Sommelier Kelly Jones – Interview by Naomi Harris, Contributing Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Fashion and Brand Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios, New York)

The Magical Journey of Experiencing the World Through Scents – Interview with Perfumer Kelly Jones

The Magical Journey of Experiencing the World through Scents – Hudson Valley Perfumer + Sommelier Kelly Jones – Interview by Naomi Harris, Contributing Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios) Naomi: Hello, Kelly! What an absolute pleasure it is to connect & create with you, thanks for chatting with me. Tell us about your niche perfume brand KELLY + JONES – what led you to launch it and how do you define your product? Kelly: We create olfactive experiences inspired by the vineyard and beyond. Did you know that you’re not supposed to wear […]

2021 Men's Fashion Trend: Bracelets to Elevate Style and Boost Confidence

2021 Men’s Fashion Trend: Bracelets to Elevate Style and Boost Confidence

Bracelets for Men have become very popular in recent years and there is no shortage of contemporary or modern rustic style options for stylish millennials and fashionable men of any age, especially this Father’s Day Gift Hunting Season. Lava rocks, stainless steel, wood, brushed gold and leather are the trendy materials for men’s bracelets in 2021. If you are looking for the best bracelets for men, consider our partner brand HARD NEW YORK at hardenwyork.com and see if any of their men’s bracelets will compliment your style and elevate your fashion. Black and Gold Collection from HARD NEW YORK looks particularly trendy this Summer, […]

Top 10 Perfume Choices For Women by the Hudson valley Style Magazine

Top 10 Perfumes this Summer – by the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

If you like to smell good, and who doesn’t, then finding the right perfume is at the top of your list. The shopping process may include sampling tester bottles at the store or simply by the old trial-and-error method. In an attempt to make your perfume shopping a little easier, this article takes a look at ten of the top perfume choices by the Hudson Valley Style Magazine. Top 10 Perfumes this Summer – by the Hudson Valley Style Magazine Notes of Chardonnay by Kelly and Jones – and addictive and sultry perfume, made to pair with a glass of […]

Decorating on a Budget – Make it Fun and Enjoyable

Decorating on a Budget – Make it Fun and Enjoyable

For anybody, decorating on a budget can be a challenge, but it also can be very rewarding. It will also teach you how to showcase your home. In this book, we will provide great ideas and tips for decorating various rooms within your home without going over budget. Just by adding a few small, but creative and decorative details, you can make any home look like a million dollars. As long as you approach your decorating on a budget creatively, it should not only save you money, but will be fun also. If you want to create the perfect look […]

The Runway Revolution: Marist Fashion Students Reinvent The Meaning Of A Fashion Show At The 35th Annual Silver Needle Runway

The Runway Revolution: Marist Fashion Students Reinvent the Meaning of a Fashion Show at the 35th Annual Silver Needle Runway

When you hear the words “fashion show,” a couple of images may come to mind. Flashing flickers set off by a sea of cameras, a spotlight illuminating a raised, linear runway, a synchronized assembly of models. However, you may perceive a fashion show to be, the student fashion show producers who created Marist College’s 35th annual Silver Needle Runway challenged the narrative and the concept around what a fashion show can be. The Runway Revolution: Marist Fashion Students Reinvent the Meaning of a Fashion Show at the 35th Annual Silver Needle Runway – Story by: Erica Capobianco – Photos by: […]

The Best 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide by HARD NEW YORK Men’s Accessories

The Best 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide by HARD NEW YORK Men’s Accessories

Father’s Day 2021 is just around the corner on June 20th, so it’s the perfect time to pick the best father’s day gift to be delivered on time. Here are the top 3 trendy yet simple ideas from HARD NEW YORK Men’s Accessories to help elevate your dad’s style this year: Black Leather and Gold Lasso Bracelet by HARD NEW YORK. This modern design features a woven black leather strap with brushed gold hexagon button closure. It will easily complement any casual or dressy styling. It is available at hardnewyork.com for $47 and free shipping. The next one on our […]

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 New York City Apartment, or the New Second Home in Hudson Valley

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 […]

The Best Summer Perfume Your Money Can Buy – Hudson Valley Style with Maxwell Alexander

Mezcal Verde by Kelly and Jones – The Best Summer Perfume Money Can Buy

As everyone is bouncing back to normal, it’s even more thrilling to see examples of amazing creativity and entrepreneurship rising up from ashes of the pandemic. New York City and the State have been hit the hardest and the exhaustion shows on faces of many when they are pulling their masks off. But yeah, it’s a great day if you get to witness the other side of the pandemic and everything that comes next will be amazing! Mezcal Verde by Kelly and Jones – The Best Summer 2021 Perfume Money Can Buy – Hudson Valley Style with Maxwell Alexander I was […]

Why 2021 is a Great Year to Start Your Career in Real Estate with Almax Realty by Maxwell Alexander, Co-Founder & CMO, Almax Realty

Start Your Career in Real Estate with the Best Brokerage in Hudson Valley

The way people buy and sell things has inherently changed in the last decade. Why should real estate be any different? The industry as you know it is lagging dreadfully behind, but Almax Realty is disrupting the system with a bold, new outlook on what is necessary to become a successful real estate agent. Why 2021 is a Great Year to Start Your Career in Real Estate with Alexander Maxwell Realty by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Co-Founder & CMO, Alexander Maxwell Realty Cutting-edge environment Contrary to the notion that we’re all lazy and entitled, Millennials are overtaking the workforce and the […]

Top 5 Men's Fashion Accessories this Spring – Accessories for Men – Presented by HARD NEW YORK

Top 5 Men’s Fashion Accessories Spring 2021 – Accessories for Men – Presented by HARD NEW YORK

Are men fashionable? This is not a question any longer! – Top 5 Men’s Fashion Accessories this Spring – Accessories for Men – Presented by HARD NEW YORK A few decades ago if you would have asked this question, the term fashionable more or less was associated to women. However with growing times the word fashionable can now be heard in men’s vocabulary too. If you have a look at the Men’s fashion trends you will notice that it is very large and encompasses innumerable items ranging from designer watches and leather wallets to sleek eyewear, trendy belts, comfortable socks, […]

Top 5 Factors That Impact How Quickly Your Home Will Sell – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Bruce Geiser, Realtor, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Team in Hudson Valley, NY

Top 5 Factors That Impact How Quickly Your Home Will Sell – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Bruce Geiser

When you put your house on the market, it can be difficult to tell how long it will be on there before it is sold. This makes planning for other things, such as moving out and buying a new place, harder to do. Here are five factors that can impact how quickly your home will sell. Top 5 Factors That Impact How Quickly Your Home Will Sell – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Bruce Geiser, Realtor, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Team in Hudson Valley, NY Neighborhood Appeal Consider your surrounding neighborhood. Is it close to restaurants or […]

The How To's of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson valley Style Magazine – Product Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

The How To’s of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling

If finding the right perfume for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife is one hard feat to conquer, follow these tips and you’re sure to win their heart in a jiffy! The How To’s of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer/Photographer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Product Photography – Duncan Avenue Studios – New York – Presented by Kelly and Jones Perfumes If you consider the wide array of choices that you can possibly give to your romantic partner, the possibilities are endless. Because of the availability of so many options, you […]

From Moms to Daughters: Easy-Peasy Low-Tech Beauty Tips and Tricks – Presented by HEBE Medical Spa – Best Spa in Hudson Valley

From Moms to Daughters: Easy-Peasy Low-Tech Beauty Tips and Tricks

The pandemic is almost over, places are opening up, and people are starting to venture out and socialize again! Well, now is a great time to get into beauty as well. You probably have a lot of questions on how to start and what to do, but never fear, this article can help you. Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your beauty applications. From Moms to Daughters: Easy-Peasy Low-Tech Beauty Tips and Tricks – Presented by HEBE Medical Spa – Best Spa in Hudson Valley To make your lipstick stay on longer, you need […]

5 Inspiring Ways to bring the Beauty of Nature into the Home

5 Inspiring Ways to bring the Beauty of Nature into the Home

(BPT) – It’s no secret that nature has the power to inspire, invigorate, restore and refresh. Research shows that nature can offer mental health benefits including decreasing stress and relieving anxiety. In fact, incorporating elements of nature into the home has been proven to improve happiness and well-being. Following are five ways to invite the beauty and benefits of the outdoors into your home. Get in touch with nature According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, 40% of people want a connection to nature in their kitchen. One way to achieve this is by choosing nature-inspired materials for focal […]