Cover Story with Fitness Trainer Sophia Martelly - Winter 2020 Edition of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Winter 2020 Edition with Sophia Martelly

Happy 2020 everyone! We are now officially living in the future, or so we thought just a few years ago building those seem-to-be far away year 2020 plans. How did we do? I think it’s been great so far! Artificial Intelligence has gotten way more intelligent and became an essential part of our lives. Google literally wakes me up and puts me to bed every day 🙂 And all it wants back is data, oh well, I personally generate gigabytes of it every day, so there is no shortage here. Back to Hudson Valley Style though: Fitness and Wellness (one […]

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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 […]

Cover Story with Fitness Trainer Sophia Martelly - Winter 2020 Edition of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

#FitLife #CoverStory | Interview with Fitness Trainer Sophia Martelly

Maxwell Alexander: Wow, congrats on an amazing cover photoshoot, Sophia! I must say, natural beauty always rocks! Let’s don’t waste any time and get to your #FitLife cover story right away: What happened? How did you arrive at the decision to become a personal fitness trainer? Sophia Martelly: I went to college. I picked a random major. I wasted time and money. I had no idea what I wanted to do in life. I feel like many young people go through a phase of figuring out how to find themselves and their purpose in this crazy life. It seemed like […]

Psychology of Visual Perception: Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big by Maxwell Alexander

Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big

It’s all about Psychology of Visual Perception: Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief / Hudson Valley Style Magazine Whether you live in a small apartment in New York City or want to make the most of a compact room in your suburban Hudson Valley home, decorating to amplify the feel of square footage is a must. Here are three design tips to help you do just that. Maximize light and use of mirrors What causes a room to appear spacious? Light. To make your home’s smallest areas feel bigger, […]

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Beat Winter Boredom – Indoor Survival Guide for Guys

Indoor survival guide for guys (BPT) – The winter months are known as a leading cause of indoor stir-craziness. Colder temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and shortened daylight hours all mean we spend more time inside than we would like. This poses a particular challenge for guys, who after months of hibernation are surely climbing the walls. The male head of the family needs some creative outlets that will keep him from driving the rest of the house — not to mention himself — crazy. Here are some outside-the-box ideas to support inside pastimes for guys to help maintain sanity. B.Y.O.B. […]

Photo Story by the Best Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander - Luxury Summer Paradise in Rock Tavern, New York

Photo Story by Photographer Maxwell Alexander: Luxury Summer Paradise in the Heart of the Hudson Valley

This photoshoot literally took more than 6 months to accomplish, just because summer is not a permanent thing for Hudson Valley. In fact, I know a lot of people who weather the winter months in warmer climates such as Florida in the US or Caribbean Islands for those who are even luckier. Well, for those who can still bear the snow and frigid temperatures here in the Modern Rustic Capital of the World, please enjoy this warm and fuzzy photostory from Rock Tavern, New York! Photo Story by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander – Luxury Summer Paradise in Rock Tavern, […]

Staging a House for Sale: 10 Steps to Home Staging Success by Designer/Realtor Maxwell Alexander

Staging a House for Sale: 10 Steps to Home Staging Success by Designer/Realtor Maxwell Alexander

In a strictly rational world, buying a home would be largely an economic decision. Homebuyers would weigh the properties carefully, comparing factors like appreciation potential, relative value, and quality of life. But in the real world, the home buying experience is quite different. In the real world, home buyers shop with their eyes, and with their hearts, and that makes home staging an essential part of the sales process. And since so many home searches now start online, staging a house for sale is as much about websites as open houses. If you want to stage your home for a […]

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 […]

New Year’s Resolutions with New Better Meanings

As  I go online to search for the most popular New Year’s resolutions for 2020,  I find it satisfying to see more people focusing on truly important issues: reducing debt, maintaining financial responsibility and stability, self-care, emotional and physical health improvement, education. These are all great. However, I’d like to add one more resolution that would be beneficial to us personally and to the world as a whole. I want 2020 to be not only about us and what we do to improve our own lives, I want people to start thinking beyond and bigger. In the new year, we […]

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Could European EcoCapsule become a Solution for the Housing Crisis in the United States?

As a Designer, I firmly believe that Beauty will eventually save the World and looking at this egg-shaped aesthetically pleasing product of Design I feel that Europeans might be the new saviors of the American Dream that is currently experiencing a bit of a relevance problem. The Ecocapsule could be the first commercially available technological solution that will disrupt humanity’s understanding of how sustainable/eco-friendly housing looks like, with a shift from heavy, static and inefficient boxes of all sorts, to the sleek, compact and energy-efficient appliance-like personal pods that for sure look like a visitor from the future. But what […]

Call for Nominations: Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2020 Awards

Call for Nominations: 2020 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2020 Awards: Recognizing Outstanding Style, Design, Creativity, Innovation and Leadership Achievements while advancing Sustainable Design and Social Responsibility Principles in the Greater Hudson Valley Region and all around the World. Welcome to the 2020 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards! Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards are judged by an independent panel of judges who are experts in one of the 5 nomination categories. In 2020 we are adding Reader’s Choice Awards voted by the readers of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine and general public, plus the Editor’s Choice Awards voted by the Editorial Board. All nominees from […]

Innate ornamentation, fascinating subtleties, and the astonishing beauty in paintings by Gemma Kahng

Gemma Kahng Brown Boobie II, 2019 $1,750 Acrylic on canvas 40 × 30 in 101.6 × 76.2 cm Buy at artsy.net Gemma Kahng Baby Heron, 2019 $350 Acrylic 20 × 16 in 50.8 × 40.6 cm Buy at artsy.net Gemma Kahng Maroon Oriole, 2019 $2,500 Acrylic on Canvas 48 × 24 in 121.9 × 61 cm Buy at artsy.net Gemma Kahng About Gemma Kahng: Gemma Kahng is the Founder of the Beekman Arts Club and a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Best known for her work as a fashion designer, Gemma has dressed numerous celebrities including Madonna, […]