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 […]

Sneak Peak of the September Issue ft. Dr. Z of the Hebe Med Spa

Sneak Peak of the September Issue ft. Hudson Valley’s own Dr. Z of the Hebe Medical Spa

We are thrilled about our biggest September Fashion Issue yet! This is just a glimpse of meaningful fashion trends this fall presented by Hudson Valley’s own Dr. Z of the Hebe Med Spa and featuring Fabled Scrubs and “just a few” other designer brands. Social responsibility goes a long way when it’s paired with style, comfort, and functionality, so we are excited to elaborate more on the topic this September. September 2021 Fashion Issue ft. Hudson Valley’s own Dr. Z of the Hebe Medical Spa – Model: Dr. Zainab Mogul Ashraf IG: @drzmogul, Makeup/hair: Tonya Carter Ayer IG: @tonyacarterayer , […]

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 […]

Travel North America (And Avoid Being a Tourist) by Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati – Hudson Valley Style Book Club

Travel North America (And Avoid Being a Tourist) by Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati – Hudson Valley Style Book Club

As many Americans are beginning to consider travel again, Travel North America (And Avoid Being a Tourist), a new Hardie Grant title releasing May 11th, by the authors of Travel Anywhere, is the most timely travel guide! While the book highlights the best experiences and stays throughout North America, it most importantly guides readers on how to be travelers, not tourists. Authors and founders of travel website Fathom, Pavia Rosati and Jeralyn Gerba are the ultimate insiders and travel experts. In the book, they share their tips on urban adventures, spiritual escapes, and national park exploration, and also how to […]

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, […]

Should You Accept an Offer or Should You Counteroffer? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander – Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agents in Hudson Valley

Should You Accept an Offer or Should You Counteroffer? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander

Selling a house can be a tricky business, but one you can easily do when you have the right information. The amount of money that you can make or lose will depend on how you handle an offer. Should You Accept an Offer or Should You Counteroffer? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander – Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agents in Hudson Valley There are times when you should accept an offer – such as if your home is in an area where homes are harder to sell. Some places, like out of the way rural […]

Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Tips to Make a Great First Impression by Realtor Jessica Hill, Alexander Maxwell Realty - Th Best Real Estate Agents in Hudson Valley

Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Tips to Make a Great First Impression

Presentation. Yes, that is the keyword you always need to keep in mind. “First impression is the last impression” is a proverb that not many people are willing to buy into these days. But in case of homes, especially an old home that you are showcasing to others, this may very well be the case. It is a time tested way to make sure that your house gets liked by whoever comes to view it. Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Tips to Make a Great First Impression by Realtor Jessica Hill, Alexander Maxwell Realty To make sure that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Skincare for Men Demystified: How Five Common Ingredients Help Your Skin – Presented by HARD NEW YORK BRAND – Luxury Skincare for Men

Men’s Skincare Demystified: How Five Common Ingredients Help Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is important at every stage of life, both to mitigate health risks like skin cancer and to look your best. Unfortunately, skincare ingredients can be confusing if you don’t know where to begin! This article presents what five functional ingredients actually do and how to use them effectively. Men’s Skincare Demystified: How Five Common Ingredients Help Your Skin – Presented by HARD NEW YORK BRAND – Luxury Skincare for Men Hyaluronic Acid Acid on your face might sound like a nightmare, but hyaluronic acid is actually proven to benefit even sensitive skin. Hyaluronic acid is […]

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 […]

Natural Alternatives to DEET and Picaridin Mosquito Repellents

Natural Alternatives to DEET and Picaridin Mosquito Repellents

DEET is one of the most popular insect repellents in the world. It has been estimated 30% of Americans use it every year and the results of many studies suggest it is safe to use. However, DEET (diethyltoluamide) is a chemical, and many people do not like the idea of placing poisonous chemical compounds onto their skin. There is also some concern that DEET may no be 100% safe for everyone. In 1998, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported 14 to 46 cases of seizure, including 4 deaths, that may have been caused by DEET. After stating, “It […]

Do Anti-Aging Products Really Work? – Beauty 101 Series Presented by Hebe Med Spa – Best Medical Spa in Hudson Valley

Do Anti-Aging Products Really Work? – Beauty 101 Series Presented by Hebe Med Spa

There are so many anti-aging creams, potions, and lotions that it can be difficult to figure out which claims are true. However, asking “do anti-aging products really work” is sort of like asking if babies cry: sometimes they do, and sometimes they don’t. Do Anti-Aging Products Really Work? – Beauty 101 Series Presented by Hebe Med Spa – Best Medical Spa in Hudson Valley Anti-aging products have been around for a long time, for as long as merchants understood that people wanted to look younger. The problem is that sometimes the profit motive encourages sellers to make wild claims that […]

How to design your kitchen like a Millennial - 2019 Kitchen Design Trends - Hudson Valley Style Magazine by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

How to design your kitchen like a Millennial – Kitchen Design Trends by Hudson Valley Style Magazine

How to design your kitchen like a Millennial – Kitchen Design Trends – Hudson Valley Style Magazine by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Ah, Millennials, it warms my heart writing about Us – the most consciously awaken generation humans produced so far. We literally design the world around us in sync with Nature and the Universe. So what does it means to design a kitchen like a Millennial? Kitchen is the new Living Room As Millennials are awakening to the wisdom of the Cosmic Intelligence and taking into account the experience of the previous generations, we […]

Unpacking Earth Day and Environmental Justice – by Naomi Harris, Contributing Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Kingston, NY

Unpacking Earth Day and Environmental Justice – by Naomi Harris

Millennials, our grade school Earth Day memories are probably very similar: images of “Save The Earth!” posters & discussions centered around the the “3R’s” – reduce, reuse, recycle. Protecting the earth responsibilities meant that we were encouraged to simply take shorter showers, turn the lights off in every room, & snip plastic rings on packs of soda cans to save sea turtles. While taking actions of sustainable living to protect our environment is very important, here is the uncomfortable truth: most of what we learned about environmental justice growing up was flat-out greenwashing to shield government & major corporations from […]

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? […]

Should You Buy or Rent Your Camping Gear

Should You Buy or Rent Your Camping Gear for the Next Camping Adventure in the Hudson Valley?

Are you planning on taking a camping trip in the Hudson Valley? If this is your first time going camping, you will need to get camping gear to take with you, as you may not already own it. While your first impulse may be to head on down to your local sports store, did you know that you have another option as well? You do. In addition to buying your own camping gear, you may also be able to rent it. When it comes to determining whether you should buy your own camping gear or just rent the camping gear […]

Study: Social isolation among seniors is widespread, but these resources can help

Study: Social isolation among seniors is widespread, but these resources can help

(BPT) – Because of the pandemic, we’ve all experienced social isolation — the loss of close contact with family and friends. We’re feeling that isolation even more acutely during the winter season, when we typically get together with those we love. For older adults who have had to take extra isolating precautions against exposure to COVID-19, these losses have been magnified, and in many cases, they’re layered on top of longstanding disconnections. With 36% of adults in America age 50 or older and 17% over 65, it’s reasonable to assume that social isolation is widespread. A recent survey of U.S. […]

Just Moved to a New Home? Decorate Like a Pro with These Easy Steps – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, MA, BFA

Just Moved to a New Home? Decorate Like a Pro with These Easy Steps

You’ve moved into your new home, unpacked the boxes, arranged and rearranged the furniture, hung a few things on the walls. Hmmm. You know, or think you know how you want your rooms to feel but can’t get from the builder white walls and your old stuff to that wonderful comfy inviting look you got when you were in the model of the home you purchased? Just Moved to a New Home? Decorate Like a Pro with These Easy Steps – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, MA, BFA Before you panic and true anxiety sets in know there are more […]

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. […]