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5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – by Maxwell Alexander

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. Measure the Space One of the most essential parts of choosing the wall art that will look great is finding pieces that will be big enough to make an impact but not so big that they overwhelm […]

Fall 2020 Cover Story: Hudson Valley's Own Style and Beauty Expert Miranda Weinberger Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Group)

Fall 2020 Cover Story: Hudson Valley’s Own Style and Beauty Expert Miranda Weinberger

Maxwell: Wow! we are so fortunate to have you on the cover of the Fall 2020 issue, Miranda! Amazing photoshoot and what an inspiring story we are about to share with our readers! So tell us about yourself! What is your story? Fall 2020 Cover Story: Hudson Valley’s Own Style and Beauty Expert/Realtor Miranda Weinberger Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander Miranda: Thank you! It is an absolute honor to be the cover feature of the Fall 2020 Issue! I was born and raised in Kingston, New York. I graduated from Kingston High School in 2006 and immediately obtained my […]

How to Shake up Mealtime: 10 Creative Kitchen Ideas

How to Shake up Mealtime: 10 Creative Kitchen Ideas

(BPT) – Due to quarantine and social distancing measures, Americans have found themselves cooking at home more than ever. However, after creating some of the same meals week after week, you might be hitting a home-cooking rut. To shake things up in the kitchen, consider these 10 ways to add excitement and creativity to your dishes. Explore cultural dishes: Look to other cultures for food inspiration. Whether inspired by a book you read, a movie you watched or a place you have visited (or want to visit), there are a lot of dishes that can open your eyes to the […]

Thanksgiving Home Decorating with Dino Alexander

Thanksgiving Home Decorating with Dino Alexander

Thanksgiving is a time of year in which families from all across the nation gather together and enjoy the presence of each other and give thanks for the fact that we live in this great country and have the means with which to celebrate in this manner. It is a great time that is representative of the hand of friendship that was extended to us in the past and the season of harvest. Thanksgiving Home Decorating with Dino Alexander Photography by Maxwell Alexander Thanksgiving takes place during the autumn season, which makes it an ideal time to decorate in the […]

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 […]

Make meals more festive with a unique fall ingredient

Make Meals More Festive With a Unique Fall Ingredient

(BPT) – Looking for new ways to elevate fall favorites? Add a ruby red pop of color and sweet burst of flavor to your dishes with a unique seasonal ingredient: pomegranates. Known for their sweet taste, brilliant red color, and antioxidants, pomegranate arils, or seeds, bring a touch of sweetness that elevates savory and sweet recipes like no other ingredient. The good news is, you don’t have to go through the hassle of opening a pomegranate and removing the arils yourself — POM POMS Fresh Pomegranate Arils make enjoying pomegranates easy with their convenient ready-to-eat packages. Available October through January, […]

5 Affordable Ways to Dress Up Your Home Office Space with Kei Kullberg

5 Affordable Ways to Dress Up Your Home Office Space by Kei Kullberg

Spending a lot of time working from home these days? I hear ya! As a mortgage broker here in the Hudson Valley, I see how the area basically turned into a “work-from-home capital” of North-East, just because seems like everyone moved out of New York City… 5 Affordable Ways to Dress Up Your Home Office Space Paid Content by Kei Kullberg, NYS Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS# 1740248 So the last thing you want is for your home office to look drab. You need a space where you can be excited about starting your workday. Design a home office that […]

Home for Sale: 186 Bowne St, Port Ewen, NY 12466 // 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1400 sq.ft. //$239,000

Cozy Up in This Hudson Valley Home for Sale in Port Ewen, NY

This charming home is located in the desirable Town of Esopus, conveniently nestled between Kingston and Poughkeepsie. Featuring all the original woodwork, well-maintained hardwood floors throughout, a newly renovated eat-in kitchen, a deck with an above ground pool, a fenced-in yard, and a barn structure with plenty of untapped potential. Just minutes to the Downtown Kingston Waterfront. Hudson Valley Home for Sale: 186 Bowne St, Port Ewen, NY 12466 // 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1400 sq.ft. //$239,000 Listing information provided by: Alexander Maxwell Realty – Hudson Valley’s Best Realtors / almaxrealty.com / 845-518-2750 / 3109 Laurant Dr, Wappingers Falls, NY […]

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 […]

3 healthy home projects to improve indoor environmental quality

3 Healthy Home Projects to Improve Indoor Environmental Quality

(BPT) – How healthy is your house? After spending more time at home due to quarantine and social distancing, many homeowners are asking themselves this question. This has inspired an increase in home improvements that go beyond aesthetic enhancements. Homeowners want eco-friendly upgrades that improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which means improvements that support the health and wellness of the people who live in the home. If you’re curious how to improve your home’s IEQ, here are three key projects to consider: 1. Hydronic radiant heating systems Conventional forced-air systems push heated air through ductwork in the walls and ceilings. […]

Home Staging 101 with Realtor Jessica Hill

Home Staging 101 with Realtor Jessica Hill: Start with a Deep Decluttering Process

To get your home staged for a fast sale, you need to start by deeply decluttering the rooms. When you declutter a home, you make it look bigger like it has more living space, which is something that appeals to potential buyers. It also prepares you for letting go and moving on the process and lets you show off your home. Most people use some rooms in their homes for things they weren’t intended to use the room for – and that can make a house look cramped to a buyer. Home Staging 101 with Realtor Jessica Hill: Start with […]

The Story of Weightlifting Competitions with Certified Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

The Story of Weightlifting Competitions with Certified 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 Story 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 […]