IKEA introduces KRÖSAMOS – home decor collection designed with a focus on living a sustainable life

IKEA introduces KRÖSAMOS – Home Decor Collection Designed with a Focus on Living a Sustainable Life

Thoughts behind the collection The KRÖSAMOS collection by IKEA was designed with a focus on living a sustainable lifestyle at an affordable price. The collection is full of products to help people savor fresh ingredients, prepare food in a healthy way, and enjoy meals this autumn. We want to help families to make smart, healthier choices. And encourage them to harvest and take care of the food that grows close to them, whether that’s from their garden, balcony, local farmers’ market or foraging in the woods. It’s all about harvesting, homemade, and hosting — enjoying good food together. While raising […]

4 Reasons Why You Should Buy Preowned Designer Fashion Accessories

4 Reasons Why You Should Buy Preowned Designer Fashion Accessories

For many people, buying preowned designer fashion accessories can feel strange and uncomfortable at first, especially if you’re not used to getting secondhand items from friends or family members. The truth is that you should consider buying preowned fashion accessories more often — they can have many benefits both to you and the environment. In this blog post, we’ll be talking about 4 reasons why buying preowned designer fashion accessories can be good for you and the environment. Save Money We all know buying used can save us money. In fact, in some cases, it’s as much as 50% cheaper […]

Backpacking in the Hudson Valley: Don’t Forget to Bring a Natural Bug Repellent

Natural bug repellent is important for any outdoor adventurer, but it’s especially crucial to bring along on backpacking trips in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Unlike DEET and Picaridin repellents, natural bug repellents won’t harm the environment or leave you feeling sticky and smelling like chemicals, so you can still enjoy long days of hiking without worrying about annoying bugs flying into your face all day long. With a few simple ingredients from your kitchen, you can make your own natural bug repellent that will last all day long – read on how to do it yourself! Backpacking in the […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents

Natural tick and mosquito repellents can be just as effective as chemical-based products, but they have numerous benefits that the latter do not. Here are 10 reasons why you should use natural tick and mosquito repellents over the chemical options available today. 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents – Presented by DA Aromatherapy Natural Bug Repellents 1) They are effective Organic essential oils are renowned for their insect-repelling properties, while DA Aromatherapy Natural Bug Repellents are also designed to smell amazing and give you an aromatherapy boost for your hiking adventures. In fact, several studies […]

Three Lakes Trail, Fahnestock State Park – Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

Three Lakes Trail, Fahnestock State Park – Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

One of the more popular hikes in Hudson Valley, NY is the Three Lakes Trail at Fahnestock State Park. Touted as one of the most scenic trails around, it’s one of the best ways to spend a weekend warrior trip. Before you go through, there are some things you need to know about hiking in the Hudson Valley, so read on to get yourself prepared. Why do it? For your spring NYC escape and the first hike of 2022? Maybe a weekend warrior looking for inspiration to explore new trails in New York State? If you’re interested in hiking in […]

Roundout Reservoir in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Roundout Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

It was a rainy/foggy and even snowy (up in the mountains) day and I had to shoot a property in Napanoch, NY. Before I got to Catskills, I had to drive over the Gunks (Shawangunk Ridge) near Ellenville, and that was pretty intense because the rain switched to a snowstorm and a thick fog, so I was hardly navigating through the winding mountain roads. Roundout Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander – Nature Photography – Canvas Photo Prints – Presented by DA Aromatherapy Natural Repellents After my photoshoot, I clicked on a different route (there […]

Save the Salamanders by avoiding tick and mosquito repellents with picaridin and DEET. Use natural bug repellents instead!

Save the Salamanders by choosing a natural tick and mosquito repellent without Picaridin or DEET

Turned out, Picaridin (chemical pesticide found in many insect repellents) not only repells mosquitos, temporarily comforting consumers but also kills predators like salamanders that control the populations of mosquitos, hence permanently increasing the number of mosquitos in the habitat. What a clever idea! Spray Picaridin bug spray to get rid of bugs, then go back to the store and buy more since the number of mosquitos will increase. By harming mosquito predators, picaridin may help mosquitoes survive “Insect repellents containing picaridin can be lethal to salamanders. So reports a new study published in Biology Letters that investigated how exposure to two common […]

Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellent by DA Aromatherapy

Spring is here! Hiking Adventures Await! Hiking tips and more…

Strap on your boots and hit the trails Before you head out on your next big hike, be sure to check out these Hudson Valley hiking tips. We’ve got everything from expert advice to personal stories of local trails, so you’ll be prepared with the knowledge you need to have an amazing time on your hike! If you’re ready to start planning your Hudson Valley hiking adventure, read on! How to prepare your body It might sound cliché, but you have to make sure you’re mentally ready for a hike. The most important thing to remember is that hiking is […]

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander: Why You Should Hike for Health

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander: Why You Should Hike for Health

Hiking can be extremely beneficial to your health in many ways, from reducing your stress levels to improving your cardiovascular health to helping you manage your weight by burning off extra calories. As an avid hiker, explorer, and certified elite fitness trainer and bodybuilding coach, I’ve personally experienced how hiking can change your life, so I’m excited to tell you all about my favorite pastime and some of the great things it can do for you! And if you are looking to get peace of mind and a piece of my hiking adventures, check out the Hudson Valley Style Shop […]

The real Dangers of Picaridin - Fire Salamander

The Real Dangers of Picaridin – Yet again, Big Pharma Tricks Consumers into Destroying Ecosystems

We’ve been there before: tobacco, lead, DEET, and now Picaridin! Big Box stores along with Big Pharma are selling lethal poison to consumers wrapped in sweet and shiny marketing. In recent years awareness of the health and environmental dangers caused by the chemical pesticide DEET has increased dramatically and it has led to a dramatic decline in sales of insect repellents containing the poisonous pollutant. The chemical industry had to synthesize something fresh, new, and cheap, so they did: marketed as a “safer alternative to DEET” pesticide Picaridin has become a staple in chemical insect repellents. Turned out, Picaridin not […]

The Future of the Electric Car is Not a Car – Meet ZOOX

The Future of the Electric Car is Not a Car – Meet ZOOX

The future of the electric car is not a car, it’s an app. The fact that electric cars are expensive to manufacture and maintain, and still have a limited range, has slowed their adoption by consumers who are accustomed to internal combustion engines. The Future of the Electric Car is Not a Car – Meet ZOOX – by Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine But ZOOX Technologies has been able to design an electric car that eliminates all of these disadvantages while making transportation safer, more accessible, and more convenient than ever before. It’s time to rethink the […]

The Ugly Truth about Snake River Dam

The Ugly Truth about Snake River Dam

Though many people think of the Snake River Dam as the lifeblood of America’s burgeoning agricultural industry, it’s actually one of the most dangerous and corrupt government projects in recent memory. The true story of this dam helps shed light on why it should be immediately removed from operation and scrapped altogether. Here are some ugly truths about the Snake River Dam that will show you why its time has come. The Ugly Truth about Snake River Dam – by Maxwell Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine What is the Snake River dam movement? The Snake River dam removal movement […]

Finding the Best Natural Tick Repellent for Dogs

Finding the Best Natural Tick Repellent for Dogs

If you’re taking your dog with you on the next camping trip, keep him free of ticks with natural repellents instead of chemically-laden products that aren’t always safe or effective. As your furry companion’s guardian, it’s up to you to make sure he stays healthy and happy while in the great outdoors, so make sure he doesn’t suffer from tick bites. Discover how to find the best natural tick repellent for dogs, as well as other tips on keeping them safe, here. Picaridin, DEET, and pesticide-free options To find a tick repellent that doesn’t contain these chemicals is tricky—after all, […]

5 Tips to Get Your Home Through the Winter More Comfortably

5 Tips to Get Your Home Through the Winter More Comfortably

5 Tips to Get Your Home Through the Winter More Comfortably (BPT) – As you’ve likely stayed indoors more over the past couple of years, you may have realized there are things about your home that need to be changed or upgraded. Rising heating costs may also have you concerned about the upcoming chilly winter months. With cold temps already here, it’s important to be sure your home is ready — and that your family will stay sufficiently warm and comfortable throughout the coldest time of the year. Follow these tips to help you stay warm, save money — and […]

Climatologists Warn Doomsday Glacier Collapse Approaching

Climatologists Warn Doomsday Glacier Collapse Approaching – Hudson River Valley Communities Affected as Far as Albany

Thousands of scientists have been studying the rapidly receding Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica since it began retreating in the 1970s, but only recently have they sounded the alarm over its accelerated disintegration. With global temperatures climbing toward unprecedented levels and summertime meltwater rushing into the world’s oceans at alarming rates, climatologists are now predicting that within 30 years the Ross Ice Shelf will completely disappear due to what they are calling unprecedented climate change. While Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica containing enough ice to rise global sea levels by 10 feet is about to collapse within 5 to 10 […]

Top 5 Reasons Why We Moved to the Hudson Valley – Hudson Valley Travel Adventures with Max and Dino

Top 5 Reasons Why We Moved to the Hudson Valley

After seeing much of the World on our own, we bumped into each other and fell in love right here in the Hudson Valley, and ever since calling it our forever-travel and staycation destination just because you’ll need more than a lifetime to explore it all around here. Top 5 Reasons Why We Moved to the Hudson Valley – Hudson Valley Travel Adventures with Max and Dino If you’re thinking about moving to the Hudson Valley, you’re in luck: there are plenty of great reasons to live here. From the region’s natural beauty and thriving arts scene to the easy […]

Maitopia - Modern Rustic Energy Efficient Retreat in Red Hook, NY - Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Fresh air, inspiring design, warmth and comfort… Maitopia Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Escape the craziness for a few days and keep a healthy distance from the rest of the World in Maitopia, Hudson Valley’s hidden modern rustic gem in the middle of the woods in Red Hook, New York. This beautifully designed passive glass & wood modern cabin offers elegant details and the warmth that only an upstate energy-efficient retreat could. With a soaking egg tub, fires at every turn, and a year-round hot pool you will fall in love with the place and the towns nearby. Not to mention Hudson Valley parks and hiking trails that are open for business and […]

3 healthy home projects to improve indoor environmental quality

3 Healthy Home Projects to Improve Indoor Environmental Quality

(BPT) – How healthy is your house? After spending more time at home due to quarantine and social distancing, many homeowners are asking themselves this question. This has inspired an increase in home improvements that go beyond aesthetic enhancements. Homeowners want eco-friendly upgrades that improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which means improvements that support the health and wellness of the people who live in the home. If you’re curious how to improve your home’s IEQ, here are three key projects to consider: 1. Hydronic radiant heating systems Conventional forced-air systems push heated air through ductwork in the walls and ceilings. […]

Support environment friendly business. Support local. Support each other.

Crisis and shelter in place allowed many to reevaluate the past, contemplate the present, and wonder about the future. These critical times brought us all together by making us want to reach out to our loved ones and even reconnect with long lost friends across the world and realize how much we care about them and how happy they are to hear from us. By looking at the most recent satellite photos, we are also learning that we might not be the only ones who’s been using this time to reflect – our planet took a deep breath as well, […]

Hiking Mount Beacon in New York with Fitness and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

Hiking Mt. Beacon in Beacon, NY with Fitness Coach Maxwell Alexander

Spring is officially here and I opened the 2020 hiking season in the Hudson Valley with my favorite hike of all times – the Mount Beacon in Beacon, NY. Even though the leaves are not out yet, the weather was nice and sunny, almost 60 degrees outside, so it definitely felt like Spring. I know that ticks are out and about, hunting for unsuspecting hikers when the temperature is above 45 degrees, so I knew for sure that when it’s 60 degrees out, it’s time to carry the best natural tick repellent you can find. It was a bit unexpected to see […]

Boost your home's curb appeal

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Sustainable Building Materials

(BPT) – Looks matter and first impressions count! So to pique the interest of potential buyers, refresh your home’s exterior and boost the curb appeal with new siding. In-the-know design pros are choosing cypress siding for the upgrade. It looks great and can last a lifetime, no matter what Mother Nature might have in store. “Cypress siding offers the complete package,” says Zack Rickman of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association, www.CypressInfo.org. “It’s not only beautiful, but it also offers proven outdoor performance by naturally repelling insects — like termites and carpenter bees — and minimizing decay, chemical corrosion, and other […]