The Hudson Villa - Hudson Valley's Hidden Luxury Gem

The Hudson Villa – Hudson Valley’s Hidden Luxury Gem

The Hudson Villa – Hudson Valley’s Hidden Luxury Gem by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine In New York City, everything you see is dynamic, even the luxury market. The old industrial areas here are transforming into high-end bohemian neighborhoods such as Tribeca, a vacation destination frequented by VIPs and has many trendy restaurants, boutiques, and luxury apartments. There’re stylish lofts in SoHo, an old commercial place where warehouses are converted into residential studios for artists. Attracting a trendy crowd looking for spacious luxury houses are the neighborhoods of West Village, Greenwich Village, and small Italy, all of which […]

Help Alima's Cuisine To Get a Food Truck!

Celebrate Juneteenth by making a difference today – Help Alima’s Cuisine To Get a Food Truck!

Wow! Great job, Hudson Valley, and the rest of the World! In just a few days Alima’s Cuisine Food Truck Campaign has reached its $25K goal and still going up strong! Let’s raise $50K so Alima could expand with 2 food trucks? Go donate here before its too late: Help Alima’s Cuisine To Get a Food Truck! About Alima’s GoFundMe Campaign: After three years of Alima’s Cuisines serving delicious Burkina Faso West African food out of tents at farmers’ markets and pop-up restaurants, Alima is ready to step things up with a food truck! She has found a truck that […]

5 ways to help pollinators flourish

5 ways to help pollinators flourish

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 […]

Simple ways to beautify your outdoor space and enjoy time at home

Simple ways to beautify your outdoor space and enjoy time at home

(BPT) – Whether it’s a quaint patio, a simple garden, a rolling expanse of land or the many possibilities in between, the backyard is the perfect place to unwind. As people spend more time at home, creating a personal outdoor sanctuary is more important than ever before. Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of time or space to create an outdoor escape you’ll enjoy for months to come. Here are some simple, affordable ideas for transforming any space into an outdoor oasis where you can release stress and reconnect to Mother Nature: Step 1: Pull up a chair A place […]

Ducalm Skincare – 2020 Style and Design Awards Nomination

Ducalm Skincare – 2020 Style and Design Awards Nomination

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2020 Style & Design Awards Nomination: DUCALM SKINCARE in Style & Design, Innovation, Social Responsibility, and Sustainable Design Categories. DUCALM SKINCARE WAS BORN OUT OF MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. – Danielle Pitts, Founder and CEO As an athlete and a person with sensitive and reactive skin, I am conscious of using non-toxic and natural ingredients, but also the need for ingredient synergy. I craved simplicity, fewer products, and efficacy. I like to go makeup-free so I like to have balanced, even skin. I also happen to be an avid multi-studio per day/week fitness addict. I wanted the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 4 Ways to Stay Healthy this Flu and Coronavirus Season

Top Four Ways to Stay Healthy this Flu and Coronavirus Season 

Top Four Ways to Stay Healthy this Flu and Coronavirus Season  by Maxwell Alexander, Certified Fitness Trainer  Every year, between 9 and 45 million people get the flu. This nasty virus is one of the biggest causes of distress worldwide since its symptoms can range from a mild case of sweating to a high fever and uncontrollable shaking. This flu season has another surprise – coronavirus that has already spread all over the globe with first cases here in New York and the Hudson Valley. As an airborne virus, the flu and coronavirus transmit from person to person very effectively. […]

What's next in outdoor living? Top trends for 2020

What’s next in outdoor living? Top trends for 2020

(BPT) – The appeal of all things al fresco has never been higher with homeowners across the country investing more time and money than ever before into their outdoor spaces. Based on insights from decking contractors, retailers and home design experts, industry leader Trex Company has compiled its annual outdoor living forecast, predicting the top design trends for 2020 and beyond. “It’s always fascinating to compare the trends reported by our customers with those projected by the industry at large,” said Leslie Adkins, vice president of marketing for Trex. “This year, we also engaged celebrity designer Alison Victoria to take […]

Training the New generation of Bodybuilders: Millennials!

Training the New generation of Bodybuilders: Here we go, Millennials!

Training the New generation of Bodybuilders: Millennials! by Certified Fitness Trainer/Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander I must assume that most of my bodybuilding clients will be Millennials, representatives of the new generation of consumers currently holding the most purchasing power in the United States, plus within the prime age for getting into a hobby like bodybuilding. Millennials are very different from the previous generations of athletes, bodybuilders specifically. There are several factors that distinguish them, especially when it comes to goals and motivation behind their decisionmaking. First of all, they are very environmentally and health-conscious. Fitness goals, including bodybuilding goals, must […]

2020 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards Nomination: EcoCapsule - Sustainable off-grid micro-home - Sustainability and Social Responsibility

2020 HudsonValley.Style Awards Nomination: EcoCapsule – Sustainable Off-Grid Micro-Home

Ecocapsule® is a smart, self-sustainable micro-home, which utilizes solar and wind energy. It allows you to stay in remote places out of reach of infrastructure, with the luxury of a hotel room. Ecocapsule® is a stylish way to approach off-grid housing. It can serve as a cottage, pop-up hotel, caravan, mobile office, research station, or anything you want it to be. The product has been designed and engineered from scratch to be as self-sufficient, practical and functional as possible. Join Ecocapsule® and change the World! 2020 HudsonValley.Style Awards Nomination: EcoCapsule (Slovakia, EU) Nomination Categories: Style, Design, Sutainability, Social Responsibility Read this […]