Upstate New York and the Hudson Valley: The Perfect Film and Photo Shoot Locations

Upstate New York and the Hudson Valley: The Perfect Film and Photo Shoot Locations

Live just outside of New York City? Or maybe you’re visiting and need to find some locations around the Hudson Valley? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Alluvion Media Locations Scouts has been scouting locations throughout Upstate New York and the Hudson Valley since 2015. We’re experts in our field, with over 10 years of experience in every single kind of production setting imaginable – from small scenes to large-scale productions, both indoors and outdoors, around town or out in the middle of nowhere – you name it, we’ve scouted it! Upstate New York and the Hudson Valley: […]

Miz Cracker Makes Poughkeepsie Debut at Revel 32’s Cannon Hall – Out Loud Hudson Valley

Miz Cracker Makes Poughkeepsie Debut at Revel 32 – Out Loud Hudson Valley

Out Loud Hudson Valley is proud to welcome the legendary drag queen for her Poughkeepsie debut. Miz Cracker will bring her new show Foolish up the Hudson River to Revel 32’s Cannon Hall in Poughkeepsie, NY. Miz Cracker, whose real name is Maxwell Heller, appeared on Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, as well as RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 5. Heller originally started her drag career as Brianna Cracker in New York City. In NYC, she was friends with Bob the Drag Queen, who was her drag mother. Since her original appearance on Drag Race, Miz has been featured with […]

Finding the Perfect Film or Photo Shoot Location in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

There are countless reasons why you should shoot your film or photo project in the Hudson Valley and Catskills region of New York State, but finding the perfect spot can be an overwhelming task. The Hudson Valley offers numerous locations of historical significance and natural beauty, from high-profile cityscapes to off-the-beaten-path gems hidden away from the public eye. Here are some tips to help you find your ideal film or photo shoot location in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. What is the Hudson Valley? The Hudson Valley is an hour north of New York City and is one of the […]

Apples, Autumn and Ulster County - Hudson Valley Style Fall Dinner with Toni Ann Perry

Apples, Autumn and Ulster County – Hudson Valley Style Fall Dinner with Toni Ann Perry

Hudson Valley is a wonderful place to live. We have the majestic Hudson River and its now world-famous Walkway Over the Hudson. The rich fertile land lends itself to extensive agriculture, whether plants or livestock; and its proximity to New York City with rail, bus, or auto choices accommodates all to its vast cultural experiences. Having the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America located smack in the middle has helped in raising the bar for all types of culinary options and enjoyment. Hudson Valley Style Kitchen – Apples, Autumn and Ulster County – Hudson Valley Style Fall Dinner with Realtor Toni […]

Cajun Craving: My First Time Trying Crawfish at the Tasty Crab House – Hudson Valley resaturant reviews with Maxwell Alexander – Presented by ALLUVION VACATIONS

Cajun Craving: My First Time Trying Crawfish at the Tasty Crab House Restaurant

A friend of mine had recently tried crawfish for the first time and she told me how much she loved it. I couldn’t understand why she was so crazy about something that looked like it just came out of some swamp, but when I finally tried it at the Tasty Crab House I understood completely! The Cajun seasoning made the whole experience feel like an out-of-body experience, where I had left my body to be taken on this delicious journey to savory heaven! If you’ve never tried crawfish before, I recommend giving it a shot if you have an opportunity. […]

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

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, […]

Osun Zotique, officially withdraws from the race for the 118th United States Congress

Osun Zotique officially withdraws from the race for the 118th United States Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The United States’ first transgender non-binary individual to run for federal elected office, Osun Zotique, officially withdraws from the race for the 118th United States Congress. Effective June 30, 2022. Hudson, New York | 06/27/2022 In the words of female entrepreneur Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, don’t worry: you won’t break my soul. We have determined, after traveling through the counties of New York’s 19th Congressional District, and consulting with the NYS Board of Elections, that I do not have the necessary means to win an election against Republican Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, and our best decision will be […]

Escape the City this Weekend: Discover the Best Restaurants in the Hudson Valley

Escape the City this Weekend: Discover the Best Restaurants in the Hudson Valley

If you’re from the Big Apple, you know how difficult it can be to get away from the noise, the pollution, and the busy streets of New York City. With so many distractions around every corner, it’s hard to find any time to yourself—and even harder to remember what exactly you love about living in this city that never sleeps. But if you’re looking for some space to clear your head and recharge yourself, then it’s time to get out of town this weekend! The best restaurants in Hudson Valley The Hudson Valley is an area that’s just south of […]

Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 Presented by Eleven Real Estate Group

Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 with Jessica Mojica

What makes the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains region so great? First, there’s the scenery—pristine forests and creeks set against the breathtaking backdrop of the majestic Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, or America’s first river, the majestic Hudson River to the west. Then there’s the culture—New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C., all accessible within an hour’s drive, with world-class dining, theater, and entertainment options wherever you go in between. Searching for the Best Home for Sale in the Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 Presented by Eleven Real Estate Group Research local real estate When you’re searching […]

Discover Hudson Valley with Morning Wood – Sunny Catskills Airbnb Cottage near Hudson, NY – Photography by Maxwell Alexander / ALLUVION MEDIA

Discover Hudson Valley at the Morning Wood – Sunny Catskills Airbnb Cottage near Hudson, NY

Discover Hudson Valley at Morning Wood – Sunny Catskills Airbnb Cottage near Hudson, NY – Photography by Maxwell Alexander / ALLUVION MEDIA Stunning at any time of the year, Morning Wood is a gorgeous 4-bedroom country home central to everything the Catskills and Hudson Valley have to offer. During the day, hike the picturesque mountains, hang out by the lake, and grub on delicious food in Hudson. Once the sun sets, the backyard becomes alive with string lights twinkling overhead, setting the ideal ambiance for an evening with friends on the patio or s’mores around the fire pit. Discover Hudson […]

Discover the newest flavor of Senegal brought to you by Café Touba Coffee Roasters – Interview with Khadija Beye by Dino Alexander – Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Studios

Discover the newest flavor of Senegal brought to you by Café Touba Coffee Roasters

Today I am enjoying some phenomenal coffee with Khadija Beye, the founder of the specialty coffee brand Café Touba, also known as the liquid magic! She has such an interesting story and I can’t wait to share it with you. Discover the newest flavor of Senegal brought to you by Café Touba Coffee Roasters – Interview with Khadija Beye by Dino Alexander – Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Studios Dino: What exactly is Café Touba? I am assuming it’s not just regular coffee. Khadija: Café Touba is Senegal’s best-kept secret. “It’s not just coffee” for sure. The coffee tells […]

Three Lakes Trail, Fahnestock State Park – Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

Three Lakes Trail, Fahnestock State Park – Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

One of the more popular hikes in Hudson Valley, NY is the Three Lakes Trail at Fahnestock State Park. Touted as one of the most scenic trails around, it’s one of the best ways to spend a weekend warrior trip. Before you go through, there are some things you need to know about hiking in the Hudson Valley, so read on to get yourself prepared. Why do it? For your spring NYC escape and the first hike of 2022? Maybe a weekend warrior looking for inspiration to explore new trails in New York State? If you’re interested in hiking in […]

How to Make Your Lawn Look Like a Lush Golf Course

How to Make Your Lawn Look Like a Lush Golf Course

How to Make Your Lawn Look Like a Lush Golf Course (BPT) – Have you ever been on a golf course or watched a tournament on TV and thought, “How do I get my lawn that green?” While thick, lush, healthy grass takes some strategy (and time), it is possible to achieve at home with some tips and tricks from lawn care experts. As the Official Lawn Care Treatment Provider of the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and TPC Network, TruGreen knows what it takes to achieve a golf-course ready lawn. Both TruGreen and the PGA TOUR implement science-driven agronomic […]

Roundout Reservoir in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Roundout Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

It was a rainy/foggy and even snowy (up in the mountains) day and I had to shoot a property in Napanoch, NY. Before I got to Catskills, I had to drive over the Gunks (Shawangunk Ridge) near Ellenville, and that was pretty intense because the rain switched to a snowstorm and a thick fog, so I was hardly navigating through the winding mountain roads. Roundout Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander – Nature Photography – Canvas Photo Prints – Presented by DA Aromatherapy Natural Repellents After my photoshoot, I clicked on a different route (there […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Designer Profile: Jewelry Designer Sara Golden

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Designer Profile: Jewelry Designer Sara Golden

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Designer Profile: Jewelry Designer Sara Golden / Phoenicia, NY by Maxwell Alexander [ EIC ] Hudson Valley Style Magazine Hello, Sara! What do you do and how in your opinion it impacts the World around you? – I design and make jewelry out of my small studio in the Catskill Mountains. For so many years I designed jewelry for big companies in New York City where all the work was outsourced and where quality was too often compromised to meet sales goals. By working out of my own studio I can focus on making the best possible product, […]

8 Rustic Fixer-Upper Home Decor Ideas from Hudson Valley Thrift and Antique Shops

8 Rustic Fixer-Upper Home Decor Ideas from Hudson Valley Thrift and Antique Shops

The Hudson Valley has no shortage of beautiful, historic homes that have seen better days—but with some work and a little elbow grease, they can be restored to their former glory. Hudson Valley from Newburgh, NY to Hudson, NY, is known as one of the nation’s best sources of antique furniture and home decor, thanks to local thrift shops and antique shops you can find some real gems if you look hard enough! Here are eight rustic fixer-upper home decor ideas from Hudson Valley thrift shops that will add character to any space in your home. 1) Old doors Since […]

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson valley Style Magazine

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Hudson Valley Home

Whether you are selling your home to move to a new city or just to relocate to the other side of town, you will no doubt want to receive as much money for the property as you can. Luckily, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure your final selling price is as high as possible, such as: •    Stage the Home in Style When prospective buyer walks into your home, they don’t want to see a space cluttered with all of your belongings. Nor do they want to see a home totally devoid of fixtures or […]

Save the Salamanders by avoiding tick and mosquito repellents with picaridin and DEET. Use natural bug repellents instead!

Save the Salamanders by choosing a natural tick and mosquito repellent without Picaridin or DEET

Turned out, Picaridin (chemical pesticide found in many insect repellents) not only repells mosquitos, temporarily comforting consumers but also kills predators like salamanders that control the populations of mosquitos, hence permanently increasing the number of mosquitos in the habitat. What a clever idea! Spray Picaridin bug spray to get rid of bugs, then go back to the store and buy more since the number of mosquitos will increase. By harming mosquito predators, picaridin may help mosquitoes survive “Insect repellents containing picaridin can be lethal to salamanders. So reports a new study published in Biology Letters that investigated how exposure to two common […]

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Spring is here! Hiking Adventures Await! Hiking tips and more…

Strap on your boots and hit the trails Before you head out on your next big hike, be sure to check out these Hudson Valley hiking tips. We’ve got everything from expert advice to personal stories of local trails, so you’ll be prepared with the knowledge you need to have an amazing time on your hike! If you’re ready to start planning your Hudson Valley hiking adventure, read on! How to prepare your body It might sound cliché, but you have to make sure you’re mentally ready for a hike. The most important thing to remember is that hiking is […]

Brand New Stunning Light-filled Airbnb Rental in Woodstock, NY – Airbnb Photography by Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Studios

Brand New Stunning Light-filled Airbnb Rental in Woodstock, NY – Catskills, Hudson Valley

Any season is a magical season in the Hudson Valley, and especially legendary Woodstock, NY – one of the best places to enjoy nature in the Catskill Mountains. Enjoy the photo tour of the brand new Airbnb Listing in the Village of Woodstock. Brand New Stunning Light-filled Airbnb Rental in Woodstock, NY – Airbnb Photography by Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Studios During fall and winter, enjoy the changing seasons from your own private patio, complete with barbecue grill, hot tub, and fire pit (note that outdoor dining furniture is put away during these seasons), as well as outdoor string […]

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

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… […]