Create a Backyard Oasis to Enjoy Hudson Valley Staycation This Spring

Create a Backyard Oasis to Enjoy Hudson Valley Staycation This Spring

The Hudson Valley region is comprised of some of the state’s most scenic counties. Views from backyards are stunning year-round. Instead of only enjoying the natural beauty from your windows, turn your backyard into a comfortable oasis. Spending more time outdoors helps soothes the soul.  Plant Native Species Native plants are sustainable, benefit the local eco-system, and help bring the region’s natural beauty closer to home.  Perennials like Bee Balm and Cardinal Flower Lobelia grow back every year. The native plants also require less watering. Along with adding color to your backyard, the perennials also provide a habitat for bees, […]

Top Five Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

Top Five Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

Decluttering your home can seem daunting, but it’s actually a lot like exercise. Once you start, you feel better, and you want to keep going. Getting your home decluttered means that everything you have in your space is something you find valuable, and this is good for your spirit and your mind. The Early Steps: Make One Decision The first step in decluttering your home is to start with a focus in just one room. Take multiple containers with you into just one room. You will need  a bag for trash a box for things you want to donate a […]

Creating a Naturally Healthy Home

Creating a Naturally Healthy Home

(BPT) – The pandemic has changed the way many of us think and feel about home. More than ever, it has become a place of refuge, safety and comfort in an uncertain world. The need for our dwellings to be sources of both physical and emotional well-being has never been stronger. Architects and designers looking to maximize the unique and personal qualities of a residence — the subtle factors that turn it from a house into a home — have long recognized that specifying wood offers a natural means of achieving that goal. Now COVID-19 is making that strategy even […]

Maintain Younger Looking Skin Reverse The Aging Process – with Dr Z. and Irina Damyanidu, Hebe Medical Spa – The Best Spa in Hudson Valley – Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios)

Maintain Younger Looking Skin to Reverse The Aging Process – Dr Z. and Irina Damyanidu – Hebe Med Spa

If you are already blessed with younger-looking skin, then consider yourself lucky. If you wish your skin looked younger than it does now, then all hope is not lost, as there are things you can do to reverse the aging process. Either way, once you have it, you need to do whatever you can to maintain younger-looking skin. Maintain Younger Looking Skin to Reverse The Aging Process – with Dr Z. and Irina Damyanidu, Hebe Medical Spa – The Best Spa in Hudson Valley – Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios) The first step is to minimize or completely […]

Welcome aboard, Naomi Harris! – Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Welcome aboard, Naomi Harris! – Interview with Maxwell Alexander

Maxwell: Hello, Naomi and welcome to the Hudson valley Style Magazine’s Editorial Team! Wow! We are really fortunate to have you and so looking forward to creating amazing Fitness, Lifestyle and Wellness Content with you! I know it all, but please, tell out readers about yourself! What is your story? Welcome to the Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Naomi Harris! – Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios) Naomi: Thank you for having me here, I am honored! I am a true local to the Hudson Valley, born & raised in Kingston. Having grown up athletic, I earned my […]

5 quick tips for improving the airflow in your home

(BPT) – With COVID-19 cases up in most parts of the country families are weighing the pros and cons of gathering. Experts encourage maintaining a steady flow of fresh, quality air within your home to help slow the transmission of coronavirus. Proper air circulation is crucial in any home, because airflow regulates temperature and creates a more pleasant and safe breathing environment. By contrast, poor air circulation can actually endanger your health. In fact, the levels of indoor air pollutants are often two to five times higher than outdoor levels, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Here’s how to improve […]

Newburgh Brewing Company Review with Kei Kullberg

Exploring Hudson Valley with Kei Kullberg – Newburgh Brewing Company Review

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 […]

5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – with Designer Maxwell L. Alexander

5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – Interior Design Tips

A blank wall can be dead space, especially if you’re not going for a minimalist style. You might want your home to look homey and vibrant, and you might have already decided that the blank wall needs to be filled with some kind of art. But how do you choose the piece? Here are five steps that should be in your decision-making process. 5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – with Designer Maxwell L. Alexander Measure the Space One of the most essential parts of choosing wall art that will look great is finding pieces that will be big […]

Hudson Valley Farmhouses for Sale – Farmhouse for Sale in Upstate, NY

Hudson Valley Farmhouses for Sale – Your Dream Escape to Upstate, NY

In just a few recent years Hudson Valley has become one of the top destinations for real estate investors from all around the World. People are flocking to enjoy the opulent lifestyle that Hudson Valley has to offer and the real estate investment opportunities that come with it, whether they’re attracted by its antique farmhouses and breathtaking views, or newer developments yet so close to the New York City. Hudson Valley’s luxury real estate really offers you the best of both worlds – acres of picturesque land coupled with the perks of rich culture and metropolitan living. Hudson Valley style […]

6 refrigeration trends that will make your life easier

Top 6 Refrigeration Trends that Will Make Your Life Easier

(BPT) – The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house — especially now, when we’re all at home more than ever. And while we’re cooking more meals in and stocking up on necessities, having the right features and appliances can help make our lives in the kitchen easier when we all need it most. Whether you’re looking to improve capacity for storing essentials, or you simply want the most useful kitchen innovations, these are the top refrigeration trends to keep an eye on as we head into the holiday season and beyond: 1. Fast, freshly filtered […]

Men's Leggings, Bodybuilding Clothing, Men's Tights, Tights for Men, Fitness Apparel, Bodybuilding Apparel, Men's Fitness Pants by Sokowear

The Canadian Rockies: Trail Of The Grizzly – Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

Over and over the huge grizzly bear stabs her powerful paw into the mountain river, fishing for her breakfast in the chilly, shallow water. A cool, crisp mountain breeze drifts through the valley; moist morning dew blankets the ground. The soothing sound of running water plays continuously as the sun scales the mountain peaks and illuminates the dawn sky. There can be few places on earth with the raw, natural beauty displayed throughout the Rocky Mountains. Vast forests race up the huge grey, granite faces until the grade becomes too steep to support the great myriad of roots. Songs of […]

Start New Year with Fresh Home Decor on a Budget! Home Decorating Guide by Maxwell Alexander

Start New Year with Fresh Home Decor on a Budget! Home Decorating Guide by Maxwell Alexander

2020 is out and 2021 is in! Who-hoo! It’s time to change everything, including your home decor… But I hear you, pandemic left our home decor budgets dry, so what do you do? Being stuck with last year’s decor and awfully painful memories is not an option! Now You Can Redecorate With Amazing Styles at Bargain Basement Prices. Download my eBook Today! Don’t waste tons of money on a professional interior decorator… Instead, grab the only source of quality information for doing it yourself for pennies on the dollar! Start New Year with Fresh Home Decor on a Budget! Home […]

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. Apples, Autumn and Ulster County – Hudson Valley Style Fall Dinner with Realtor Toni Ann Perry Photography by Maxwell […]

The SAVED collection brings old world traditions into the new with unique designs influenced by Victorian ephemera, French ironwork and early 20th century textiles. Each item is hand-crafted in fine, sustainably sourced Mongolian Yak Down, Cashmere and Camelhair. Designed to be loyal and lasting - A Warm Friend.

Spend Your Cozy Holidays with a Warm friend – the SAVED Collection by Sean McNanney

The SAVED collection brings old world traditions into the new with unique designs influenced by Victorian ephemera, French ironwork, and early 20th century textiles. Each item is hand-crafted in fine, sustainably sourced Mongolian Yak Down, Cashmere, and Camelhair. Designed to be loyal and lasting – A Warm Friend. The SAVED collection brings old world traditions into the new with unique designs influenced by Victorian ephemera, French ironwork and early 20th century textiles. Each item is hand-crafted in fine, sustainably sourced Mongolian Yak Down, Cashmere and Camelhair. Designed to be loyal and lasting – A Warm Friend. YAK DOWN Yaks have […]

How to Make Your Hudson Valley Rental Feel Like Home - Home Decor Ideas with Jessica Hill

How to Make Your Hudson Valley Rental Feel Like Home – Home Decor Ideas with Jessica Hill

According to Statista.com, “The share of Americans who rent their home is 27%, the share of non-homeowners who can’t afford to buy a home is 43%, the share of renters living in single-family homes in the US is 42%, and the share of renters under 30 years old in the US is 49%.” How to Make Your Hudson Valley Rental Feel Like Home by Jessica Hill Maybe you are a new renter or someone who has been renting for a while and you want to make your rental feel more like home. Consider the following tips to transform your rental […]

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Welcome Fall with Jessica Hill Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Photo Studio)

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Welcome Fall in Your Hudson Valley Home by Jessica Hill

When the cooler temperatures of autumn put a little bounce in your step, enjoy this special season to its fullest, especially here in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Indulge your senses in the look, feel, taste, and aromas typically associated with a fall day. Keep reading to discover 10 budget-friendly ways that you can welcome autumn this year. 10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Welcome Fall in Your Hudson Valley Home By Jessica Hill, Contributing Editor (Home & Decor), Realtor (Alexander Maxwell Realty) Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Photo Studio) (1) Yummy Baked Goods Autumn is the ideal time to treat yourself […]

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

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 […]

The Story of Weightlifting Competitions with Certified Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

The History of Weightlifting Competitions with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

In ancient times, testing of one’s manhood was done by weight lifting. They would lift heavy stones such as Bluestones of old Dailly, Dinnie Stones, and Inver stone to show the power moreover it was a matter of prestige to the tribal kingdom in ancient times. The History of Weightlifting Competitions with Certified Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander Considering the available facts, weightlifting competitions first began in Europe in the late 1880 and the champion of the competition was crowned in 1891. In those periods, there were no other subdivisions and the crown went to the man able to lift the […]

Exploring Outdoors in the Hudson Valley while Encouraging Activities To Stay Healthy by Maxwell Alexander, Certified Fitness Trainer and Bodybuilding Coach

Exploring Outdoors in the Hudson Valley while Encouraging Activities To Stay Healthy

Outdoor activities are the best ways of staying healthy and at the same time, it provides you with fun-filled entertainment. You can engage yourself in a variety of outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, cycling, horseback riding, white water rafting, kayaking, skiing, mountaineering, and rock climbing. Exploring Outdoors in the Hudson Valley while Encouraging Activities To Stay Healthy by Maxwell Alexander, Certified Fitness Trainer and Bodybuilding Coach A lot of people taking part in outdoor activities do so to stay healthy since it provides a very good way of exercising. Apart from the health point of view, people engage in outdoor […]

Hudson Valley is a Great Option for Your Outdoor Adventure Plans

Hudson Valley is a Great Option for Your Outdoor Adventure Plans

Outdoor adventure travel is catching on in a big way and there is a good fine reason for it too. When you are starting to get into adventure travel you have a multitude of choices to choose from and they are all as great as the next one. Hudson Valley is known for its amazing nature, beautiful lakes, gorgeous mountains, and hundreds of big and small hiking trails. Outdoor adventure travel does not have to mean traveling far away or overseas, instead, you can catch a train from NYC and immerse in the beauty of the Hudson Valley region. You […]

Woodstock Tower House – Photo Story by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander

Tucked away in the mountains surrounding Woodstock, NY, this architectural marvel has been recently renovated with authentic modern-rustic style in mind. It features reclaimed wood finishes, sustainable quartz countertops, exposed ceiling beams, woodblock floors and many more interior design features worth a feature in The Hudson Valley Style Magazine. Enjoy the photo story by Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Real Estate Photography Studio. https://hudsonvalleystylemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Drone1.mp4 Woodstock Tower House – Photo Story by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Real Estate Photography Studio Woodstock Tower House – Photo Story by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander The property is available on […]