Healthy skin has always been in style, especially this Spring season - interview with Dr. Brooke Bair, DO

Dr. Brooke Bair, DO: Healthy skin never goes out of style – Interview by Maxwell Alexander

Dr. Bair, a Manhattan-based dermatologist, originally from Florida, has laid down roots in the Hudson Valley and expanded her dermatology practice to the area. She gives us the skinny on her favorite aesthetic procedures and how her new landscape has played a role. Dr. Brooke Bair, DO: Healthy skin never goes out of style Interview and Photoshoot by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine “When I set out to start my dermatology practice in Manhattan, of course, I was scared. But, mostly, I was excited. After getting my city practice underway, I decided to open a part-time location in […]

Celebrate Spring with DA Aromatherapy's Brand New Lemongrass and Rosemary Blend - Natural Hand Sanitizer

Celebrate Spring with DA Aromatherapy’s Botanical Joy Essential Oil Blend

Celebrate Spring with DA Aromatherapy’s Botanical Joy Rosemary and Lemongrass Essential Oil Blend Celebrate Spring with Our Brand New Lemongrass and Rosemary Blend! DA Aromatherapy’s Best Botanical Joy™ Hand Sanitizer Mist with Lemongrass and Rosemary Essential Oils is effective against 99.9% of common germs, viruses, and bacteria. Any hard surface at home or in public places can harbor germs and bacteria. Hands coming in contact with tabletops, desks, phones, etc pick up these germs. Our hands are one of the most frequent transmission routes for many types of infections as they come into direct contact with known portals of entry for pathogens […]

Odiele Rose Serum - Product Review

Odiele Product Review. Rose Sérum

For several years, I was continuously experiencing an issue with the skin on my face – dryness, and dullness. I thought, using a regular moisturizer would solve the problem – but it was not helping. Finally, I sought professional advice and quickly learned that my skin was severely dehydrated – the factor I was not familiar with before. That’s why I was very curious to try Rose Sérum by Odièle and see if it could help restore the hydration, energy, and elasticity of my skin. Odiele Product Review. Rose Sérumby Katya A Williams Rose Sérum is made of 600 Bulgarian […]

6 tips for advancing your at-home cooking

6 tips for advancing your at-home cooking

With everyone spending more time at home, the kitchen is becoming a major hub for daily activities. Whether it is dusting off an old cookbook, perfecting a family recipe, mastering the latest recipe to take over social media, or baking cookies with the kids, people are creating new memories in the kitchen. That’s why we asked the cooking and baking experts in LG’s home appliance consumer insights lab in Chicago to compile a list of the best tips, tricks and hacks to help get the most out of your time in the kitchen right now. 1. Create recipes that need […]

Discover Home Workouts for That Perfect Body - Fitness Motivation Book Series by Maxwell Alexander

Discover Home Workouts for That Perfect Body – Fitness Motivation Book Series by Maxwell Alexander

You may have tried various workouts in the past, or known someone who has done so, without any degree of satisfaction. You may have seen little or no results, or you may have dealt with pain or even injuries. These problems only occur from not having the facts beforehand – and not choosing the home workout plan that is right for you! You may have had other difficulties associated with the wrong kinds of workouts. You may have spent a fortune on various kinds of exercise equipment, only to find that none of them worked as well as you had […]

Ducalm Skincare – 2020 Style and Design Awards Nomination

Ducalm Skincare – 2020 Style and Design Awards Nomination

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2020 Style & Design Awards Nomination: DUCALM SKINCARE in Style & Design, Innovation, Social Responsibility, and Sustainable Design Categories. DUCALM SKINCARE WAS BORN OUT OF MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. – Danielle Pitts, Founder and CEO As an athlete and a person with sensitive and reactive skin, I am conscious of using non-toxic and natural ingredients, but also the need for ingredient synergy. I craved simplicity, fewer products, and efficacy. I like to go makeup-free so I like to have balanced, even skin. I also happen to be an avid multi-studio per day/week fitness addict. I wanted the […]

Spring cleaning for spring allergies: 6 steps from the experts

Spring cleaning for spring allergies: 6 steps from the experts

As days grow longer and new blooms appear, it can only mean one thing: Spring is here and with it comes the task of spring cleaning. For people with allergies, spring cleaning does more than spruce up a home. When done correctly, it removes dust, mold, dander, and other allergy triggers so you can feel your best. “There are specific things you can do while cleaning that can dramatically improve allergy symptoms,” says Dr. J. Allen Meadows, allergist and president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. “When you spring clean to remove allergens, you can breathe easier […]

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, […]

The Best Natural Hand Sanitizer

DA Aromatherapy Hand Sanitizer – Hudson Valley Style Magazine Product Review

This is my first time using a natural hand sanitizer – what a difference! by Katya A Williams, Sustainability and Social Responsibility Editor I love to cook, so I spend a lot of time browsing around the grocery store, where I use a lot of hand sanitizer. Calming and energizing hand sanitizer with essential oils is a life saver. I tried Zen Garden and Feel Awesome with organic lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and chamomile essential oils. Not only they are 99.9% effective against most germs, they also smell AMAZING and feel really good on my hands. It’s a small 2.7 oz. […]

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 […]

Get your glow on: 6 tips to make your skin and hair shine

Get your glow on: 6 tips to make your skin and hair shine

(BPT) – Face it, winter is brutal for your skin and hair. Between the harsh, cold wind outside and the dry, overheated air inside, it’s hard to look your best all winter long. On top of that, everyone tends to overindulge in unhealthy food and drinks during the winter months. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to enhance your looks while boosting your body’s natural ability to fight off the ill effects of winter. Here are some tips to look your best — even when the weather does its worst. Treat your skin with TLC Gently cleanse, exfoliate 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 […]