The Best Balloon Stylist in the Hudson Valley and Beyond – Interview with Latwan Banks of Madeline's Room – Exploring Hudson Valley with Dino Alexander

Latwan Banks of Madeline’s Room – Interview with the Best Balloon Stylist in the Hudson Valley

Just a few days ago, I joined Latwan Banks, the owner and balloon stylist of the Hudson Valley balloon decoration salon Madeline’s Room, at one of her latest balloon styling sessions at Cream Boutique in Newburgh New York and we had an amazing time chatting about balloons and styling, and art. Her work is so fascinating and I had tons of questions about it. The Best Balloon Stylist in the Hudson Valley and Beyond – Interview with Latwan Banks of Madeline’s Room – Exploring Hudson Valley with Dino Alexander Here is how it went: Dino: Why ballon decorations? How did […]

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 chemical pesticide DEET has increased dramatically and it has led to a dramatic decline in sales of the 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 […]

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 […]

Foster's Coach House Tavern - Hudson Valley Style Restaurant Review with Dino Alexander

Foster’s Coach House Tavern – Hudson Valley Style Restaurant Review with Dino Alexander

Foster’s Coach House Tavern – Hudson Valley Style Restaurant Review with Dino Alexander ★★★★★ – Location ★★★★★ – Brand ★★★★★ – Ambiance ★★★★★ – Food ★★★★★ – Service ★★★★★ 5-Star Rated Restaurant “The Most Deliciously Authentic Baked Potato in Hudson Valley” Photo Gallery: Foster’s Coach House Tavern Hudson Valley Style Restaurant Review with Realtor Dino Alexander / Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Photography Studio Simplida.com – World’s Finest Wall Art on Canvas

What Is More Exciting Than Getting Fit During Your Adventure Travel?

There is not much in the world that is more exciting than adventure travel. When you are taking part in adventure travel you are taking a risk, you are getting out there and finally living life to the fullest. When was the last time that you actually did that? Probably a long time ago right? Well, there is no time like the present to change things for the better and to experience all that life has to offer. What Is More Exciting Than Getting Fit During Your Adventure Travel? by Certified Fitness Trainer and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander There are […]

Hudson Valley is a Great Option for Your Outdoor Adventure Plans

Hudson Valley is a Great Option for Your Outdoor Adventure Plans

Outdoor adventure travel is catching on in a big way and there is a good fine reason for it too. When you are starting to get into adventure travel you have a multitude of choices to choose from and they are all as great as the next one. Hudson Valley is known for its amazing nature, beautiful lakes, gorgeous mountains, and hundreds of big and small hiking trails. Outdoor adventure travel does not have to mean traveling far away or overseas, instead, you can catch a train from NYC and immerse in the beauty of the Hudson Valley region. You […]

Miranda Weinberger, Realtor, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, AlmaxRealty

Home or Vacation Getaway in the Hudson Valley: Either Way The Hudson Villa is an Absolute Perfection – Home Tour with Realtor Miranda Weinberger

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 bang for their buck and to alleviate concerns over the rising sea levels and effects of climate change.” A mini breakaway to the valley has led many […]

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

Contemporary Colonial Luxury Home in Poughkeepsie, New York – Photography by Maxwell Alexander

On the New York real estate map of the best places to reside, Hudson Valley is the rising star. Residents love the region for its historical charm, natural surroundings, and luxurious yet organic lifestyle so close to the World’s Capital – New York City. The Hudson Valley is a world-class destination with everything you could want and more. It is home to a vibrant and sophisticated community of people who appreciate finer things in life and authentic quality experiences. Expect fine dining, art galleries, wineries, hiking trails, and fascinating historical sites all set amongst lush countryside and of course the […]

Villa Ashokan - Catskills - Take Me There! Story and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Villa Ashokan in Catskills – Take Me There!

It’s no surprise the Hudson Valley area is a favorite place for many people who appreciate a lifestyle including the peaceful beauty of nature as well as the luxury of modern urban life. The Hudson Valley truly is a place you can have it all. Villa Ashokan – Catskills – Take Me There!Story and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Imagine getting your morning fitness fix hiking through scenic nature trails, finding an afternoon of culture at a National Historic site, and enjoying a stunning sunset while sampling cheese and wine at your local winery. On the edge […]

Luxury Hudson Valley Villa for Sale: 19 Greentree Lane, Chester, NY 10918, Orange County

Luxury Hudson Valley Villa for Sale in Chester, NY

Welcome to The Hudson Villa where you can experience the true magic of the Hudson Valley! Inspired by the majestic Aspen Summits, The Hudson Villa is a sophisticated and luxurious retreat that merges absolute privacy, inspiring architecture, and a dreamy summer paradise. The moment you see the distinguished waterfalls, exceptional masonry, and the warm cedar finishes throughout, you will know you are home. The Hudson Villa is named after its historic origin. Created by the renowned architect Paul Rudolf, the estate is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship featuring a private white-sand beach and a resort-like setting less than an […]

The Hudson Villa - Hudson Valley's Hidden Luxury Gem

The Hudson Villa – Hudson Valley’s Hidden Luxury Gem

The Hudson Villa – Hudson Valley’s Hidden Luxury Gem by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine In New York City, everything you see is dynamic, even the luxury market. The old industrial areas here are transforming into high-end bohemian neighborhoods such as Tribeca, a vacation destination frequented by VIPs and has many trendy restaurants, boutiques, and luxury apartments. There’re stylish lofts in SoHo, an old commercial place where warehouses are converted into residential studios for artists. Attracting a trendy crowd looking for spacious luxury houses are the neighborhoods of West Village, Greenwich Village, and small Italy, all of which […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bringing the indoors out: 2020 outdoor living trends

Bringing the indoors out: 2020 outdoor living trends

(BPT) – 2020 outdoor living trends are all about enjoying your backyard alfresco — but with the comfort and ease, you expect from your indoor spaces. Today’s outdoor spaces are transforming into an extension of the home. The current outdoor design also takes into account the look and feel of your entire home, including the interior and exterior, building materials and surroundings. Connecting with nature: Biophilic design Biophilic design is achieved when natural elements are incorporated into space, helping people feel connected to the natural environment. It creates a calm, tranquil space and reduces stress. Biophilia makes sense for indoor […]

Odièle Skincare- French Indulgence - Effortless, Effective, and Dripping Hudson Valley Luxury

Odièle Skincare- French Indulgence – Effortless, Effective, and Dripping Hudson Valley Luxury

If you ask Marie-Josée Leduc about her organic skincare brand Odièle, she’d likely say she’s playing around and making concoctions. It comes effortlessly to her because she is no newcomer to the world of beauty. Prior to starting Odièle, Marie-Josée has and continues to work behind the scenes as a professional makeup artist. With an extensive list of models and celebrities endorsing her work and products, if you need tips about how to care for your skin naturally after applying makeup day in day out, Marie-Josée is who you want to speak to. As a makeup artist, every day Marie-Josée […]

Dry Red Wine in big wine glass, autumn still life with leaves, wine tasting concept, rustic style, selective focus

Red, white and sparkling: How to choose the right wine glass

Wine connoisseurs know something even more important than facts about vintages and varietals: It makes a big difference in how your wine is served. From the correct temperature to the glass you drink from, how any wine is presented can change the entire experience. (BPT) – And it’s not just about aesthetics — although a beautiful glass may enhance your visual experience, the size, and shape of a wine glass can alter any wine’s aroma and taste, for better or worse. The size and shape of the glass affect not just how the wine responds to its environment (exposure to […]

Custom Lighting Design - Modern Rustci Interior Design - Luxury Hudson Valley Home for Sale - Almax Realty - The Best Real Estate in the Hudson Valley

Luxury Summer Paradise with Heated Pool and Organic Garden, right here in the Hudson Valley!

Listing Information provided by: Alexander Maxwell Realty  / Listing Agent: Dino Alexander (Licensed Real Estate Broker) / Phone: 845-518-2750 / Web: almaxrealty.com Welcome to the Luxury Summer Paradise/Winter Wonderland in Rock Tavern, NY! This luxury home has been completely rebuilt in 2010 and further improved with trendy modern rustic style interiors and exquisite landscaping design featuring Hudson Valley-native shrubs, trees, rocks, and grass, heated pool with LED lighting and standalone jacuzzi tub. Wake up to the sunrise shining through double glass doors on the east side of the house and watch the warm sunset rays shining through plenty of energy-efficient […]

Created by pioneering artist and Bard College professor Harvey Fite in 1978, Opus 40 is a world-famous nonprofit sculpture park and museum with more than 60 acres of meadows, forested paths and bluestone quarries — including 6.5 acres of earthwork sculpture — in the heart of the Hudson Valley in Saugerties, NY. 

Hudson Valley Style Holiday Shopping Ideas: Opus 40 Gift Shop

Created by pioneering artist and Bard College professor Harvey Fite in 1978, Opus 40 is a world-famous nonprofit sculpture park and museum with more than 60 acres of meadows, forested paths and bluestone quarries — including 6.5 acres of earthwork sculpture — in the heart of the Hudson Valley in Saugerties, NY. Opus 40 welcomes guests four days a week from May through November and is available for educational field trips, guided tours and weddings all year long; the site also plays host to nature walks led by Audubon educators, art workshops, and live music and theatrical performances — all […]

6 Ways to Save Time and Money This Holiday Shopping Season

6 Ways to Save Time and Money This Holiday Shopping Season

No matter what holiday shoppers are looking for this season, there are two things on everyone’s list: saving time and saving money. Whether you’re making memories with friends and family, or enjoying some JOMO (joy of missing out) cozied up with a holiday flick and treat, we all wish we had more time over the holidays. Picking out the perfect gift for everyone on your list can also be a drain on your free time — and your wallet — with The National Retail Federation predicting that holiday spending will increase approximately 4% this year. This holiday season, simplify your […]

Escape New York City life in this tranquil Hudson Valley Style retreat created by HUDSON DESIGN

Escape New York City life in this tranquil Hudson Valley Style retreat created by HUDSON DESIGN

Lake House Project by HUDSON DESIGN Interior Design by Jarlath Mellett Photography Courtesy of HUDSON DESIGN Hudson Valley is home to many world-renown architectural & design marvels and architecture firm HUDSON DESIGN is keeping up with the tradition of creating structures that merge art and architecture with aesthetic acumen. They just unveiled their latest project in Putnam Valley: a modern, minimalist home designed for a picturesque lakefront setting on Lake Oscawana. Escape New York City life in this tranquil Hudson Valley Style retreat created by HUDSON DESIGN In line with authentic Hudson Valley Style, the home is designed in sync with nature […]

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail - Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander If Hudson Valley is the official Fall Capital of the World, then Mohonk Mountain House would be the capital’s city hall. There is no better place to watch the fall fiery of colors than on a hiking trail around the Mohonk Lake. Even though I live in the Hudson Valley for quite a few years and have been exploring New Paltz are for a while, this was my very first sight of the Mohonk Mountain House or the surroundings to be exact and it was pretty impressive. […]