Backpacking in the Hudson Valley: Don’t Forget to Bring a Natural Bug Repellent

Posted Posted in Beacon, Bodybuilding Coach, Catskills, Environment, Environmental Justice, Exploring Hudson Valley, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Hiking, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Living, MIllennials, Natural Bug Repellents, Natural Skincare, Natural Tick Repellent, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Photo Gallery, Travel, Upstate, Upstate NY

Natural bug repellent is important for any outdoor adventurer, but it’s especially crucial to bring along on backpacking trips in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Unlike DEET and Picaridin repellents, natural bug repellents won’t harm the environment or leave you feeling sticky and smelling like chemicals, so you can still enjoy long days of hiking without worrying about annoying bugs flying into your face all day long. With a few simple ingredients from your kitchen, you can make your own natural bug repellent that will last all day long – read on how to do it yourself! Backpacking in the […]

Jessica Mojica – Making Deals in Hills – Spring 2022 Cover Story

Jessica Mojica – Making Deals in Heels – Spring 2022 Cover Story

Posted Posted in 2022, Best Hudson Valley Realtors, Best Real Estate, Cover Story, Fashion, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Realtor, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Maxwell Alexander Photography, MIllennials, Real Estate, Sponsored Content, Spring, Women in Business

Jessica Mojica, Principal Broker, Eleven Real Estate – Making Deals in Heels – Spring 2022 Cover Story – Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Makeup by @makeupbyzerina_ – Purchase the print version on Amazon >> Maxwell Alexander: Hi, Jessica! Congrats on your photoshoot! It was such an amazing experience and I felt all this creative energy during the entire process! You are a natural beauty and it shows in your photographs. So what’s your story? How did you end up in the Hudson Valley? Jessica Mojica: Thanks, Maxwell. Yes, it was a lot of fun! I Moved to the […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents

Posted Posted in Environment, Environmental Justice, Essentials, Fitness, Gift Guide, Gift Ideas, Health, Health & Wellness, Hiking Adventures, Hiking Trails, Hudson Valley Living, MIllennials, Natural Beauty, Natural Bug Repellents, Natural Pet Care, Natural Skincare, Natural Tick Repellent, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Natural tick and mosquito repellents can be just as effective as chemical-based products, but they have numerous benefits that the latter do not. Here are 10 reasons why you should use natural tick and mosquito repellents over the chemical options available today. 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents – Presented by DA Aromatherapy Natural Bug Repellents 1) They are effective Organic essential oils are renowned for their insect-repelling properties, while DA Aromatherapy Natural Bug Repellents are also designed to smell amazing and give you an aromatherapy boost for your hiking adventures. In fact, several studies […]

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

Posted Posted in Antiques, Catskills, DIY, Farmhouse, Farmhouse Living, Farmhouse Style, Fixer-Upper, Home Decor, Home Decor Ideas, Home Decorating, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Style Decor, MIllennials, Modern Rustic, Rustic

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 […]

The Style Guide to the Best Skinny Jeans for Men – Atheltic Men's Style 101 with Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander

The Style Guide to the Best Skinny Jeans for Men

Posted Posted in 2022 Trend, Accessories for Men, Apparel, Best Fitness Photographer, Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding for Men, Bodybuilding Photography, Fashion, Gift Guide, Gift Ideas, Gifts for Him, Maxwell Alexander, Mens Fashion, Mens Fashion Accessroies, Mens Style, MIllennials, NYC

Skinny jeans have been a fashion staple since their inception in the early 2000s, and it shows no signs of going out of style any time soon. With modern styling and unique details that are updated every year, skinny jeans are sure to stay relevant well into the next decade. Whether you’re looking to update your closet with your new favorite pair or buy some as a gift for your boyfriend, these stylish jeans for men will do the trick! Here’s our guide to the best skinny jeans out there, starting with our pick as the most stylish pair on […]

Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New York – Real Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media

Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New York

Posted Posted in Airbnb, Best Real Estate, Cabins, Catskills, Farmhouse, farmhouse for sale upstate ny, Farmhouse Living, Farms for Sale in Upstate, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, MIllennials, Nature Photography, Photo Gallery, Real Estate

The Catskills region of New York State offers a wide variety of options if you’re looking to buy a vacation home or cabin upstate. Some areas, like the vicinity of Woodstock and the Ashokan Reservoir, are heavily populated with vacation homes and cabins, while others such as Kingston, Ellenville, Saugerties, and Ulster County offer more secluded properties. No matter where you want to buy your vacation home or cabin upstate, it’s important to consider these factors before diving in. Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New York – Real Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media The Catskills […]

Bracelets, Rings, and Duffel Bags – What Men Will be Wearing in 2022 – Presented by HARD NEW YORK – Fashion Accessories and Jewelry for Men

Bracelets, Rings, and Duffel Bags – What Men Will be Wearing in 2022

Posted Posted in Accessories for Men, Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Fashion Photography, Gift Guide, Gift Ideas, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, LGBTQ, LGBTQ+, Men's Accessories, Men's Fashion, Men's Fashion Accessories, Mens Accessories, Mens Bracelets, Mens Fashion, Mens Style, MIllennials, Sponsored Content, Style

In 2022, bracelets and rings are going to be the key men’s fashion trends- it will be no longer enough to simply wear clothing that is functional and fashionable, men will need to wear these items in order to flaunt their sense of style while also making sure they can still carry things around with them easily. In 2022, you’ll see duffel bags everywhere, as they’re going to be the go-to method of holding all your fashion accessories and other items. What will men be wearing? Let’s find out! Bracelets, Rings, and Duffel Bags – What Men Will be Wearing […]

Flexibility, Remote Work, and the Benefits of Hiring Millennials

Flexibility, Remote Work, and the Benefits of Hiring Millennials – Guide for Baby Boomers

Posted Posted in Health & Wellness, Labor Market, MIllennials, New York City, Pandemic, Public Health, Racial Justice, Social Responsibility, Wellness

If you’re like many business owners, millennials are a mystery to you. The generation that immediately followed your own (the baby boomers) is made up of very different workers who want very different things from their jobs than you and the people you grew up with did. If you haven’t hired millennials yet, it’s not too late to start! Below are the top benefits of hiring millennials and tips for keeping them happy in the workplace. Flexibility, Remote Work, and the Benefits of Hiring Millennials – By Maxwell Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Flexibility For millennial workers who are […]

Work from Home: Starting the Journey of Claiming Your Freedom – Presented by Maxwell Alexander and his new book "Millennials – The Balancing Act of Working from Home" on Amazon Kindle

Work from Home: Starting the Journey of Claiming Your Freedom

Posted Posted in 2022 Trend, Gift Ideas, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Health & Wellness, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Maxwell Alexander, MIllennials, Work from Home, Working from Home, Workplace

It’s important to recognize that if you run a business from home, you’re going to live a completely different lifestyle from most people you know. You’re on an entirely different level from most people you’ll know if you don’t commute in the morning, don’t spend the whole day in an office, and have the ability to generally set your own hours. Work from Home: Starting the Journey of Claiming Your Freedom – Presented by Maxwell Alexander and his new book “Millennials – The Balancing Act of Working from Home” on Amazon Kindle Most of the time, this is a good […]

Millennials are NOT Supercharging the Housing Market – Here is Why

Millennials are NOT Supercharging the Housing Market – Here is Why

Posted Posted in MIllennials, Real Estate

According to the U.S Census Bureau, millennials (those born between 1982 and 2000) make up 25% of the current American population, and this number will only grow over time. Millennials are NOT Supercharging the Housing Market – Here is Why – by Maxwell Alexander, Millennial, MA, BFA, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Because millennials are the largest generation in history, they have been labeled as lazy, entitled, and not hardworking enough to own houses – but are these claims true? In short, no. And in fact, what has collapsed is the whole idea of babyboomers’ American Dream=Financial Slavery. Millennials are […]

Hometown Mover Moving Company – The New Generation of Moving Services Created in Hudson Valley – Interview by Dino Alexander – Photography by Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Studios

Your Hometown Mover Moving Company – The New Generation of Moving Services Created in Hudson Valley

Posted Posted in 2021 Trend, Duncan Avenue Studios, Exploring Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Realtor, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Maxwell Alexander Photography, MIllennials

Your Hometown Mover Moving Company – The New Generation of Moving Services Created in Hudson Valley – Interview by Dino Alexander – Photography by Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Studios Millennials are generally speaking a generation of renters and move a lot. Who likes that though? Moving is painful, expensive, frustrating, and extremely stressful. But what if there was a new generation of moving services created by Millennials with the goal of making the moving process easy and enjoyable? There is a company like that and today we are having a lengthy interview with them to find out how they […]

Top 5 Men's Fashion Accessories this Spring – Accessories for Men – Presented by HARD NEW YORK

Top 5 Men’s Fashion Accessories Spring 2021 – Accessories for Men – Presented by HARD NEW YORK

Posted Posted in 2021 Trend, Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Fashion Photography, HARD NEW YORK, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Review, Men's Accessories, Men's Fashion, Men's Fashion Accessories, Mens Accessories, Mens Clothing, Mens Fashion, Mens Fashion Accessroies, Mens Style, MIllennials, Modern Rustic, New York, Perfume for Men, Perfume Review, Perfumes, Perfumes for Men, Sponsored Content, Style

Are men fashionable? This is not a question any longer! – Top 5 Men’s Fashion Accessories this Spring – Accessories for Men – Presented by HARD NEW YORK A few decades ago if you would have asked this question, the term fashionable more or less was associated to women. However with growing times the word fashionable can now be heard in men’s vocabulary too. If you have a look at the Men’s fashion trends you will notice that it is very large and encompasses innumerable items ranging from designer watches and leather wallets to sleek eyewear, trendy belts, comfortable socks, […]

Newburgh Brewing Company Review with Kei Kullberg

Exploring Hudson Valley with Kei Kullberg – Newburgh Brewing Company Review

Posted Posted in Happy Holidays, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Kei Kullberg, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Photography, MIllennials, Organic Living, Product Review, Real Estate, Sponsored Content, Things to do in Hudson Valley, What is it to do in Hudson Valley this Weekend

I miss the good old days when you could simply grab a friend or ten and go breweries hopping in the Hudson Valley! But even though having experiences outside of your home has become quite a logistical enterprise, they seem to be more special and meaningful. Newburgh Brewing Company – The Best Beer in Hudson Valley – Brewery Review by Kei Kullberg. Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios) Last Saturday I’ve got a chance to visit Newburgh Brewing Company’s Tap Room near Newburgh waterfront. Saturday night or not, the area looked a bit deserted, but it was great to […]

Are You Already Failing Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions? The New Book on Fitness for Busy Professionals Might Save You by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, BS, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, ISSA Certified Bodybuilding Specialist

Are You Already Failing Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions? This New Book Might Save You

Posted Posted in 2021, 2021 Trend, Health, Health & Wellness, Hudson Valley Living, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Fitness, MIllennials, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Greetings, my busy-busy professional very likely  millennial friend, can’t fit a minute in edgewise to your busy schedule? When you’re waking up at the crack of dawn, zooming to work, racing back to take care of the kids – all while trying to create time for your significant other – making the decision to start exercising can seem insane. But listen. If you re-evaluate your habits. Re-evaluate the decisions you make each day. Then I promise no matter how busy you are, you can fit simple and quick exercises into the cracks in your day. (Even if you have to multi-task). Are […]

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf (Dr. Z) of Hebe Medical Spa Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf (Dr. Z) of Hebe Medical Spa

Posted Posted in 2020 Trend, Beauty, Beauty Products, Health, Health & Wellness, Hudson Valley Style, MIllennials, Natural Beauty, Natural Skincare, Organic Living, Skincare, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf (Dr. Z) of Hebe Medical Spa Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander Maxwell: Thank you for the interview opportunity and an amazing photoshoot, Dr. Z! I must say you are a natural when it comes to modeling. Great job! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how did the idea of Hebe Medical Spa manifest in your life. Dr. Z: Well thank you! 🙂 We have done a few photoshoots the last couple of years and I can say I definitely feel more comfortable with it now! Not so much in the […]

In the Business of Beautifying Hudson Valley, One Face at a Time - The Hebe Medical Spa in Fishkill

In the Business of Beautifying Hudson Valley, One Face at a Time – Hebe Medical Spa in Fishkill, NY

Posted Posted in 2020, Beauty, Beauty Products, Health, Health & Wellness, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Style, MIllennials, Natural Beauty, Natural Skincare, Skincare, Sponsored Content

In the upcoming Fall 2020 Issue of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine, we are featuring HEBE Medical Spa – a local Hudson Valley Small Business located on Main St in Fishkill and is owned and operated by two women – Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf, a board-certified internist who specializes in medical aesthetics, and Irina Damyanidu, a former bank executive. In the Business of Beautifying Hudson Valley, One Face at a Time – HEBE Medical Spa in Fishkill by Irina Damyanidu, CEO, HEBE MedSpa // Featured Hudson Valley Style Small Business The name Hebe comes from the Greek word for youth. Hebe […]

5 ways to help pollinators flourish

5 ways to help pollinators flourish

Posted Posted in MIllennials, Modern Rustic, Natural Beauty, Organic Living, Outdoor Living, Sponsored Content

5 ways to help pollinators flourish (BPT) – You may already be aware that pollinators are important to everyone on the planet. But did you know that one in every three bites of food is made possible by native pollinators? Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, flies, bats, and hummingbirds transfer pollen between flowers and other plants, helping them grow and produce the fruit and vegetables we all eat — and that our beloved pets eat. Because pollinators help grow the pumpkins, apples, and cranberries used to make Beyond, a sustainability-minded natural pet food, the team has collaborated with The Nature […]

Miranda Weinberger, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Alexander Maxwell Realty - Hudson Valley's Best Realtors

Negotiating Tactics to Get the Best Price for Your Hudson Valley Home – Real Estate 101 with Miranda Weinberger

Posted Posted in Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Realtor, Hudson Valley Style, MIllennials, Real Estate, Sponsored Content

Negotiating Tactics to Get the Best Price for Your Hudson Valley Home by Miranda Weinberger, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Alexander Maxwell Realty Selling a home doesn’t have to be a difficult situation. If you have a real estate agent, she’ll handle all the negotiating tactics and act as a buffer between seller and buyer. You’ll be ready to handle anything or discuss anything that might arise during the negotiation process. You have to start by knowing what it is that you want out of your home when it comes to the price and a real estate agent has the […]

Bodybuilding Nutrition with Certified Fitness Trainer Maxwell Alexander

Bodybuilding Nutrition 101 with Certified Fitness Trainer Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in 2020, Bodybuilding, Fitness, Fitness Trainer, Health, Health & Wellness, Maxwell Alexander, MIllennials, Sponsored Content, Wellness

Bodybuilding Nutrition 101 with Certified Fitness Trainer Maxwell Alexander Nutrition in bodybuilding is very important for anyone serious about the sport. Good nutrition is essential for a healthy life, but it is most important for a bodybuilder to have effective workouts and grow muscles quickly and efficiently. What type of nutrition should you have to become successful in your bodybuilding quest? You need to first have a diet that is high in protein. That means eating a lot of chicken, fish, and meat. Chicken and fish are best for you because of their low-fat content. Although fats are important in […]

Millennials are taking over the real estate market, but what are they shopping for?

Millennials are taking over the real estate market, but what are they shopping for?

Posted Posted in 2020, 2020 Trend, Dino Alexander, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Realtor, Hudson Valley Style, Maxwell Alexander, MIllennials, Real Estate, Sponsored Content, Trends

Millennials are taking over the real estate market, but what are they shopping for? by Dino Alexander, Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty Here at Alexander Maxwell Realty | Best Hudson Valley Real Estate, we define “millennial” as a lifestyle choice and not just as a simple age bracket. But what about the actual millennial generation that is taking over the real estate market these days? Much is made of the home-buying habits and attitudes of the millennials, which has become the largest generation with the most purchasing power in the United States. Can millennials afford homes? Do they even want […]

Step by step instructions on how to start your own startup by Maxwell Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group

Step by step instructions on how to start your own startup by Maxwell Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group

Posted Posted in Maxwell Alexander, MIllennials, Personal Brand Coaching, Personal Branding, Personal Branding Coaching, Sponsored Content, Startups

Step by step instructions on how to start your own startup by Maxwell Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group Got an awesome startup idea? Get yourself a logo, put together a pitch deck and go chase venture capital they say… Not so fast! The only result you get from this strategy is to get yourself a reputation of an amateur hopeful who needs to grow up. I’ve branded hundreds of startups from every corner of the globe and even though I am great at branding, they still follow the same exact statistics as all others: most of them fade into dust […]