4 Options for an ideal Outdoor Space: Pick the one that's right for You

4 Options for an ideal Outdoor Space: Pick the one that’s right for You

(BPT) – If you dream of the perfect outdoor living space for relaxing with a good book in the shade, entertaining family in your outdoor kitchen, playing with the kids in the sunshine — or just breathing in the sights and sounds of nature in your own personal oasis — here are some tips to help kickstart the planning process when the time is right for you. Modern landscaping and hardscaping offer limitless possibilities, so you can find the right solution to complement the way you live and your personal tastes. Whether you want a stylish lounge area for entertaining, […]

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

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 […]

Have time and energy? 5 affordable DIY projects homeowners can finish now

Have Time and Energy? 5 Affordable DIY Projects Homeowners Can Finish Now

We are all spending more time at home now and are increasingly finding that DIY home improvement projects can be fun, rewarding, and cost-effective. Especially today when it’s so important to have a comfortable, stylish home to enjoy more time with friends and family, DIY projects are a simple way to make our living spaces even better. Perhaps best of all, they empower you to personalize your home to reflect your tastes, preferences, and individual needs. Have Time and Energy? 5 Affordable DIY Projects Homeowners Can Finish Now (BPT) – Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Thanks in […]

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

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 […]

Putting Your Home to Work: 5 Things to Know About Solar Panels

Putting Your Hudson Valley Home to Work: 5 Things to Know About Solar Panels

As people have been spending more time at home and watching their utility bills increase, solar energy is becoming a topic of interest. In fact, even with more constrained purchasing practices in many households in the current environment, a recent Harris Poll research study revealed a 13 percent increase in consumer interest in solar energy since mid-March. That’s not surprising, given that the installation of solar panels can save homeowners hundreds of dollars in monthly utility bills, boost the value of their homes and provide peace of mind about helping the environment. Thankfully, making solar energy part of your daily […]

Choosing Home Decorating Fabric - Home Decorating with Jessica Hill

Choosing Home Decorating Fabric – Home Decorating with Jessica Hill

If you are thinking about spicing up your Hudson Valley home with some fresh decor, choosing home decorating fabrics would be an important aspect of creating a particular theme. When picking a theme such as Victorian, Modern, or Oriental, the choice of fabric makes a difference to the overall theme. There are many kinds of home decorating fabric. If you are looking for fabric that compliments a particular theme, perhaps doing a little research regarding the theme would be helpful. If you decide to use a Victorian theme for your decorating project, whether you do one room or the entire […]

Halloween 2020 is on: Guidelines to celebrate in a safe and fun way

Halloween 2020 is On: Guidelines to Celebrate in a Safe and Fun Way

Every year, we count down the days until Halloween. You love selecting costumes for your whole family, indulging in all your favorite treats, and celebrating with friends. But this year is different — while you long to celebrate the holiday to the fullest, you also want to make choices to keep your family and your community safe. Like many Halloween enthusiasts, rather than forgoing beloved traditions altogether, you are coming up with creative, out-of-the-box ways to celebrate safely and keep everyone healthy this season, but you still need some guidance. The Halloween and Costume Association, The Hershey Company, and other […]

Home Staging 101 with Miranda Weinberger: Focus on Rooms Where Staging Makes the Biggest Difference

Home Staging 101 with Realtor Miranda Weinberger: Focus on Rooms Where Staging Makes the Biggest Difference

Not every single room in your home needs to be staged. They need to be clean and well-presented, but there are some rooms in the home that don’t make or break a sale. For example, while you want a nice looking laundry room, that one doesn’t carry the same selling power that other rooms do. You want to start with the entrance to your house. Home Staging 101 with Realtor Miranda Weinberger: Focus on Rooms Where Staging Makes the Biggest Difference Your foyer area is a buyer’s first introduction to the inside of your home. Unfortunately, it’s also space where […]

Demystifying the martini: 4 steps for perfecting the classic cocktail

Demystifying the Martini: 4 Steps for Perfecting the Classic Cocktail

With all its many styles, variations and forms, the martini continues to be a mainstay among Americans. In fact, the wildly popular martini is the second best-selling cocktail nationwide, according to Nielsen. While the exact origin may be disputed, it is believed that the first martini was created with gin in Martinez, California, during the Gold Rush. Since then the martini has earned a place of honor in pop culture, marked as James Bond’s cocktail of choice (“shaken, not stirred”) and lauded as “so cool and clean” in Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms.” Though some may think of the martini […]

Tips for the best back-to-school skin-care routine

Tips For The Best Back-to-School Skin-Care Routine

It’s that time of year again — the new school year is starting, and this year is like no other. Whether you’ve headed back into the classroom or you’re continuing to learn remotely, this year presents new challenges for everyone. Amid all these changes, it’s easy to get so busy that you don’t take good care of yourself. The result? When you’re over-stressed and under-nourished, it shows on your skin. (BPT) – Tips For The Best Back-to-School Skin-Care Routine Why not start the school year off right by establishing good self-care habits? When you’re in the middle of midterms or […]

Bodybuilding Diet Tips by Certified Fitness Trainer Maxwell Alexander

Bodybuilding Diet Tips by Certified Fitness Trainer Maxwell Alexander

In bodybuilding, your diet is one of the most effective weapons you can have if you want to achieve maximum potential. Diet is so important to the bodybuilder as it not only supplies the body with the energy needed to perform your exercises as well as giving you the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A good bodybuilding diet will include a lot of protein. It is critical for building muscle, losing fat, and contributing to the overall health of our tissues and organs. You should be consuming 1 gram of protein for each pound of your body […]

Infographic: Americans are getting back on the road again

Infographic: Americans are getting back on the road again

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of Americans in many ways, including making families from coast to coast cancel or postpone their vacation plans. However, a new survey, conducted on behalf of Toyota, reveals that nearly half of U.S. adults are planning to get out and take a trip again soon and a road trip is a way to get there. (BPT) – Infographic: Americans are getting back on the road again The survey also shows how attitudes about travel — from destinations to modes of transportation — have changed since the pandemic began. How do Americans feel about […]