The Magic of Spring – Photographer Maxwell Alexander Shares a Photo Story from Hudson Valley's Bowdoin Park – Nature Photography – Photo Gallery

The Magic of Spring – Photographer Maxwell Alexander Shares a Photo Story from Hudson Valley’s Bowdoin Park

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What does spring look like in the Hudson Valley? Photographer Maxwell Alexander shares with us his vivid photography of one day in Bowdoin Park, one of his favorite places in the Hudson Valley. We see a glimpse of the real beauty and wonder that surrounds us this time of year, and how it’s best captured through the lens of an artist’s eye. The Magic of Spring – Photographer Maxwell Alexander Shares a Photo Story from Hudson Valley’s Bowdoin Park – Nature Photography – Photo Gallery The Magic of Spring After a busy day in the office (processing endless photoshoots from […]

How to Improve Your Airbnb Listing with Seasonal Nature Wall Art – Hudson Valley Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander

How to Improve Your Airbnb Listing with Seasonal Nature Wall Art

Posted Posted in Art, Gift Guide, Gift Ideas, Home Decor, Home Decor Ideas, Home Decorating, Home Decorating Ideas, Hudson Valley Airbnb, Hudson Valley Art, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Photographer, Hudson Valley Photography, Hudson Valley Style, Interior Design, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Photography, Natural Beauty, Nature Photography, Photo Gallery, Photography, Spring

The Hudson Valley region of New York provides the perfect backdrop for all kinds of photography, from landscapes to portraits and more, and local photographer Maxwell Alexander of the Duncan Avenue Studios has made it his mission to showcase the best of this beautiful area in his fine art nature photography print collection. If you’re looking to improve your Airbnb listing and give your space that extra spark, these nature wall art prints might be just what you need! Check out some of the photos below to see how your space can benefit from these stunning photographs and prints that […]

Top 5 Restaurants in Beacon, NY to Eat at on Your Weekend Getaway – Exploring Hudson Valley with Maxwell Alexander

Top 5 Restaurants in Beacon, NY to Eat at on Your Weekend Getaway

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Beacon, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Art, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Restaurants, Hudson Valley Style Review, Maxwell Alexander, Restaurant Review, Restaurants, Travel

The weather is warming up and it’s a perfect time to plan your weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of New York City. How about seeing some art at Dia Beacon, and then trying some new restaurants in the area? Top 5 Restaurants in Beacon, NY to Eat at on Your Weekend Getaway – Exploring Hudson Valley with Maxwell Alexander The Hudson Valley area of New York offers some of the most amazing scenery in the entire country, and it’s also home to some of the best restaurants in the state as well! If you’re planning on visiting Beacon, […]

Friends in Fashion – a Creative Collaboration of Marla Beth Designs and Zaltas Gallery of Fine Jewelry – Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Studios

Friends in Fashion – a Creative Collaboration of Marla Beth Designs and Zaltas Gallery of Fine Jewelry

Posted Posted in Accessories, Community, Design, Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Hudson Valley Art, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Designer, Hudson Valley Fashion, Hudson Valley Style, Sponsored Content

Zaltas Gallery of Fine Jewelry has been a go-to destination in Mamaroneck, NY for over 27 years. Their Gallery is filled with custom creations of diamonds and gemstones, and designer brands such as Yossi Harari, Anzie, and Michael Bondanza, to name only a few. Friends in Fashion – a Creative Collaboration of Marla Beth Designs and Zaltas Gallery of Fine Jewelry – Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Studios Always staying ahead of the trends Zaltas Gallery launched their first artist collaborative with Marla Beth Designs, Inc. Friends in Fashion – a Creative Collaboration of Marla Beth Designs and Zaltas […]

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? A Checklist for Your New Minimalist Lifestyle

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? A Checklist for Your New Minimalist Lifestyle

Posted Posted in Health, Health & Wellness, Home, Home Decor Ideas, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Art, Maxwell Alexander, New York, Sponsored Content, Wall Art, Wall Art Ideas, Wellness

Having too much stuff might sound like an oxymoron to some people but the reality is that too much of anything can be a bad thing. In fact, this is pretty much the central maxim of minimalism! What you learn as a minimalist, is that the more you cut back on unnecessary ‘stuff’ and clutter, the less stress you have, the freer you become, and the more you can appreciate the few items that really matter to you. But what is “too much”? Take a look at this checklist and let’s find out together if you fall into this category… […]

How to Improve Your Interior Design with Strategically Arranged Wall Art

How to Improve Your Interior Design with Strategically Arranged Wall Art

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When artwork groupings are nicely arranged, they create a collage effect; when they are improperly hung, they become a mess. To maximize how well each piece reads as a group, decide if you need to rearrange the pieces, alter the spacing, or leave them as they are. How to Improve Your Interior Design with Strategically Arranged Wall Art Seeing your pieces too close to each other is like being in a crowded mall: overwhelming and uninspiring. Consider removing only the smallest pieces to give the arrangement some breathing room. Taking down every piece will make the collection look sparse. Put […]

Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander © 2021 Duncan Avenue Group

Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander

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Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Buy Photo Prints on Canvas at hardnewyork.com Discover Fine Art Nature Photography Prints by Maxwell Alexander at hardnewyork.com Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander © 2021 Duncan Avenue Studios Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander © 2021 Duncan Avenue Group Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature Photography by Maxwell Alexander © 2021 Duncan Avenue Studios Fall Season in the Hudson Valley – Fine Art Nature […]

Valentine's Day Shopping in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

Valentine’s Day Shopping in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

Posted Posted in 2022, Exploring Hudson Valley, Gift Ideas, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Art

A Valentine’s Day gift from the Hudson Valley and Catskills can be one of the most memorable ways to show your love this holiday season! We’ve put together some local ideas so that you can surprise your loved one with something truly special, whether it’s handmade artisanal jewelry, gourmet chocolates, or a romantic getaway. If you know someone who has their heart set on skiing or hiking in this winter wonderland, you’ll find plenty of things to do all year round! Romantic Things to Do in Newburgh, NY Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so now’s a good time […]

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

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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 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

Posted Posted in 2021, 2021 Trend, Art, Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Fashion Edition, Hudson Valley Art, Hudson Valley Fashion, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley News, Hudson Valley Style, Marist College, New York, Sponsored Content

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: […]

Flea-ing back to your roots – a music festival in the Catskills celebrating local artists and businesses

Flea-ing back to your roots – a music festival in the Catskills celebrating local artists and businesses

Posted Posted in 2021, Art Festival, Catskills, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Art, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Music Festival

The Flea Valley Festival is a one day event with live music, a variety of craft and food vendors taking place in the idyllic Catskill town of Roscoe, NY at the Roscoe-Rockland Fireman’s Field on August 14th, 2021. Tickets go on sale March 31st on eventbrite for $20. This music and arts festival is the ideal escape from the summer heat, flee the boroughs and spend the day listening to live music surrounded by the rolling Catskill mountains. Flea Valley Festival’s inaugural lineup will feature a mix of artists across multiple facets of indie rock and folk with sounds inspired […]

Venus Reimagined as the New Divine Feminine – Art Exhibit at Shakespeare's Fulcrum

Venus Reimagined as the New Divine Feminine – Art Exhibit at Shakespeare’s Fulcrum

Posted Posted in Art, Art Exhibit, Hudson Valley Art, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Who is Venus? She is a symbol that holds great power, from ancient antiquity to the postmodern world. Reigning as the goddess of love in Roman mythology, Venus also represents sex, beauty, fertility, along with victory and even prostitution.  Perhaps the most famous image of Venus that we are all familiar with is one depicted in Boticelli’s Birth of Venus, with the goddess gracefully emerging from the sea naked with locks flowing, on a clam shell. The image of this goddess of love and beauty has been celebrated and depicted in various forms over the centuries in literature, paintings, and […]