Designer Ties Make A Statement – Mens Fashion Accessories 101 with Maxwell Alexander

Designer Ties Make a Statement – Mens Fashion 101 with Maxwell Alexander

Dress for success, we’ve all heard that advice and many cases, it’s true. The way you dress does send a message. When you’re in the business and corporate world, it’s important that the message you send is the right one. Here are different styles of ties and how they can reflect on you: Cartoon and Novelty Ties These convey a sense of humor, jokester, someone who doesn’t take himself too seriously. Designer Ties Make a Statement – Mens Fashion 101 with Maxwell Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine In some situations, a novelty tie is appropriate. In the business world […]

How to Turn Your RV into a Money-Making Machine

How to Turn Your RV into a Money-Making Machine

(BPT) – Have an RV, campervan or trailer sitting idle in your driveway? While you may have originally intended to use your RV throughout the year, a recent study by Go RVing found that most people use their RV only 20 days per year, on average. That means your RV sits unused about 345 days every single year — when it could be making you some serious cash. In the past year, travelers looking for RV rentals have increased exponentially, thereby boosting the wealth potential of your RV. Once you’ve learned how to rent, you could turn your RV into […]

How to vacation responsibly this year? Try these 7 tips

How to Vacation Responsibly This Year? Try These 7 Tips

(BPT) – After months of cautionary travel and shelving vacation plans, people, especially those with families at home, are researching how they can indulge their wanderlust safely again. The goal is to enjoy a vacation in a responsible manner, creating memories while keeping yourself and others safe. Heading to Coastal Mississippi: The Secret Coast is a good option as its location in the Southern United States brings warm weather throughout the year, plus access to the Gulf and plentiful opportunity to explore outdoors. Travel interest is up for The Secret Coast as its 62 miles of scenic shoreline dotted by […]

The Hudson Villa - Hudson Valley's Luxury Hidden Gem

The Hudson Villa – Forever Home or Vacation Getaway in Hudson Valley – Luxury Villa for Sale

The Hudson Villa – Forever Home or Vacation Getaway in Hudson Valley – Luxury Villa for Sale – by Miranda Weinberger, Contributing Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Welcome to the Hudson Valley, a place many have declared as the new Hamptons. Perhaps it offers even more. Dino Alexander, CEO and principal broker at Alexander Maxwell Realty in the Hudson Valley says smart New Yorkers are investing in this close-to-home paradise and are aware of its rising reputation. “We see luxury homebuyers are shifting their focus from the Hamptons and Long Island to the Hudson Valley and upstate markets to get a better […]

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 […]

Mens Fashion - From Fig Leaves To Designer Suits

Mens Fashion – From Fig Leaves to Designer Suits

As early as 50,000 years ago, our ancestral Homo sapiens used whatever was in their surroundings to shield themselves from the harsh climate. Anthropologists have unearthed human fossils from the Arctic Circle and saw evidence of men’s clothing made of fur and animal skin. In retrospect, in regions where the temperature was much warmer, evidences of men’s clothes made primarily, of leaves and grass were discovered. These were used to cover primitive man from the dust and heat. At that time, men’s clothing was nothing more that an ingenious invention borne from necessity. As centuries passed though, men’s clothing assumed […]

Top 7 Kitchen Interior Design Ideas in 2021

Top 7 Kitchen Interior Design Ideas in 2021

Kitchens have evolved a lot over the years. Once found only in the rear of the house, today’s kitchen design takes the kitchen out the background. The challenge for kitchen design is in creating a more open-faced kitchen, that is part of a dining area, a family room or a great room. In deciding on how to design your kitchen, you must take into consideration such things as: will your kitchen have an island? Will it be of a modern or traditional design? What kinds of appliances will you need for your new kitchen design? What kind of lighting design? […]

4 Tips on Choosing the Right Spring Perfume for You

4 Tips on Choosing the Right Perfume for You this Spring

With the thousands of fragrances on the market, it can sometimes be tricky to choose the one that is perfect for your taste, personality, the occasion, and other factors. 4 Tips on Choosing the Right Spring Perfume for You – by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Kelly + Jones Perfumes for Ladies and Gents – Vineyards and Beyond – Product Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Studios – New York Spring is here, so check out the following basic tips that you may find useful when choosing and even wearing the perfect perfume for you. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healthy Ways to Manage Change

Everyone’s life has been impacted by the pandemic in one form or another. Some circumstances are resulting in significant life changes — and some of which may be frustrating, while others, liberating. If you’re struggling with change, there are concrete steps you can take toward regaining a sense of control over your life. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the pandemic has actually given new awareness to personal issues many of us have ignored in the past, which can create the perfect place from which to grow.  Work-Life Balance Some parents are juggling working from home and caring for and/or educating […]

Create a Backyard Oasis to Enjoy Hudson Valley Staycation This Spring

Create a Backyard Oasis to Enjoy Hudson Valley Staycation This Spring

The Hudson Valley region is comprised of some of the state’s most scenic counties. Views from backyards are stunning year-round. Instead of only enjoying the natural beauty from your windows, turn your backyard into a comfortable oasis. Spending more time outdoors helps soothes the soul.  Plant Native Species Native plants are sustainable, benefit the local eco-system, and help bring the region’s natural beauty closer to home.  Perennials like Bee Balm and Cardinal Flower Lobelia grow back every year. The native plants also require less watering. Along with adding color to your backyard, the perennials also provide a habitat for bees, […]

Selling a Brand: Tips from the Biggest in the Business

Selling a Brand: Tips from the Biggest in the Business

What is a brand, and what makes a brand a success? A brand might be defined as a reputation, a story told by a company or individual about themselves which others recognize and interact with. It might be your favorite candy bar, a chain of restaurants or even a person. A brand is defined by what someone, or something, claims to be, but also how they act and develop as an entity. Branding has become very personal, as we discussed in our article The Story of How Branding Has Become Personal. It has done so in many ways, not least because in […]

Bedroom Design Trends: 3 Tips to Cozy Up Your Space

Bedroom Design Trends: 3 Tips to Cozy Up Your Space

(BPT) – You put a lot of care into curating your bedroom, but these days, it may look more like a gym or an office than your sleep sanctuary. In fact, Stanford News points to several nationwide surveys, which found that more than half of Americans now working from home are doing so from their bedrooms. To help reclaim your bedroom as a place designed for sleep, Joy Cho and Corey Damen Jenkins, interior design experts who work with Stearns & Foster — a luxury mattress company known for handcrafted style and comfort — have identified the following design tips […]

Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Never Try to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent

Spring 2021: Why You Should Never Try to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent

When trying to sell your home, it can be tempting to do it alone. However, when you take a look at some of the things that can go wrong during a real estate transaction, you will quickly realize why this is rarely a good idea. Indeed, there are a number of excellent reasons why you shouldn’t attempt to sell your house without the help of an experienced real estate agent, such as: 1.    They can devote time to the job and shield you fro the transaction-related stress Selling a house requires a dedicated amount of time, energy, stressful communication […]

Top Reasons why you should buy a home in Hudson Valley  – by Dino Alexander, CEO and Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agents in the Hudson Valley, New York

Top Reasons why you should buy a home in Hudson Valley – Dino Alexander

Hudson Valley is a gorgeous geographical region encompassing the valley formed by Hudson River and its surrounding communities. It is located in New York State and renowned for winemaking and grape growing regions. Hudson Valley is spread over an enormous acreage and it is blessed with outstanding natural beauty. If you are looking for a cool and relaxed lifestyle with diving food and drinks, there is no better place for you in the country than Hudson Valley. Top Reasons why you should buy a home in Hudson Valley  – by Dino Alexander, CEO and Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty – […]

Resolve to manage your weight in 2021

Resolve to Manage Your Weight in 2021

(BPT) – When you considered New Year’s resolutions this year, were getting healthier and more fit on your list? According to Statista, exercising and eating healthier are the top two resolutions for 2021. It’s not surprising that more people than ever are focused on their health and well-being, as a recent study published by the CDC found that about 74% of Americans are overweight. The hard part is following through. While many set lofty goals, it’s hard to keep the motivation past the first few months. The key is setting up small changes that are easy to keep going, plus […]

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 […]

Your Tasks to Do Before Spring 2021 House Hunting in the Hudson Valley by Dino Alexander, CEO & Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Realtors in Hudson Valley

Your Tasks to Do Before Spring 2021 House Hunting in the Hudson Valley

House hunting can be exhilarating, exhausting, confusing, and frustrating all at once. Purchasing a home is a big decision, and big decisions sometimes come with mental and emotional challenges. Not to mention COVID-19 pandemic and all the challenges associated with it. Your Tasks to Do Before Spring 2021 House Hunting in the Hudson Valley by Dino Alexander, CEO & Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Realtors in Hudson Valley One of the ways to lessen the blow of any challenge is to be prepared for it, and house hunting is no different. Of course, you’re not going to wake […]

The Growing Appeal of Townhouse Living in the Hudson Valley – Presented by Hidden Meadow Townhomes Community in Somers, NY

The Growing Appeal of Townhouse Living in the Hudson Valley

The townhouse concept of living is nothing new. Townhouse living has been around for quite a while but its appeal has really taken off in the last several years. Larger urban and suburban population growth and changes in the general lifestyle choices for society in the twenty-first century have driven the growing movement towards townhouse communities. The Growing Appeal of Townhouse Living in the Hudson Valley – Presented by Hidden Meadow Townhomes Community Townhouse living is being embraced by people for a variety of good reasons. It’s definitely a trend that will only continue to expand. But what is it […]