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 […]

Focus your bathroom remodel with a striking visual statement

Focus your bathroom remodel with a striking visual statement

There is nothing more inviting than a luxurious, well-appointed bathroom, but no matter how ambitious the remodel, there are unique challenges that come with every project. Whether updating the guest powder room or redesigning the master bathroom of your dreams, from plumbing and lighting to budget and space limitations, there is a lot to be considered. One way to approach a project is by defining the space through singular choices that will move an everyday interior into a space to remember: an extraordinary marble vanity, exquisite lighting fixture, classic vessel sink or deep soaking tub — pivotal pieces can set […]

Boost your home's curb appeal

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Sustainable Building Materials

(BPT) – Looks matter and first impressions count! So to pique the interest of potential buyers, refresh your home’s exterior and boost the curb appeal with new siding. In-the-know design pros are choosing cypress siding for the upgrade. It looks great and can last a lifetime, no matter what Mother Nature might have in store. “Cypress siding offers the complete package,” says Zack Rickman of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association, www.CypressInfo.org. “It’s not only beautiful, but it also offers proven outdoor performance by naturally repelling insects — like termites and carpenter bees — and minimizing decay, chemical corrosion, and other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maria Cabrera Bridal Collection Launch Event in Kingston, New York

Save the Date: Maria Cabrera Bridal Collection Launch Event in Kingston, New York

Maria Cabrera is very pleased to announce the launch of her own bridal collection including wedding gowns, veils, and headpieces, making all of your wedding dress dreams come true. The collection is modern, and sophisticated with familiar shapes and fabrics. A feminine aesthetic is present throughout the collection. Soft tones, sequin, and beaded sparkle embellishments, layered skirts, and exclusive laces are some of the elements featured. Each design evokes classic while expressing a vision of modern romantic style, and sophistication. Maria Cabrera’s Hallmark is customization, each bridal design may be modified to suit a bride’s individual style. Offering a range […]

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 […]

Portrait of a Perfumer by Helena Palazzi

Portrait of a Perfumer by Helena Palazzi

If you have ever heard of or read Marcel Proust “Remembrance of all Things Past” you are most likely also familiar with the famous passage where he recalls long-forgotten childhood memories from one tiny bite and smell of a madeleine cookie. The first time I was invited into Janette Bower’s study, where her compositions come together, I was allowed to sample one of her perfumes in the making. Upon my first scent, I was immediately brought back to my own childhood; remembering my mother and her ever-present large purse where she kept various mysterious items such as a small flowery […]

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, […]

Indoor survival guide for guys

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. […]