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 […]