Cover Story with Fitness Trainer Sophia Martelly - Winter 2020 Edition of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Winter 2020 Edition with Sophia Martelly

Happy 2020 everyone! We are now officially living in the future, or so we thought just a few years ago building those seem-to-be far away year 2020 plans. How did we do? I think it’s been great so far! Artificial Intelligence has gotten way more intelligent and became an essential part of our lives. Google literally wakes me up and puts me to bed every day 🙂 And all it wants back is data, oh well, I personally generate gigabytes of it every day, so there is no shortage here. Back to Hudson Valley Style though: Fitness and Wellness (one […]

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Red, white and sparkling: How to choose the right wine glass

Wine connoisseurs know something even more important than facts about vintages and varietals: It makes a big difference in how your wine is served. From the correct temperature to the glass you drink from, how any wine is presented can change the entire experience. (BPT) – And it’s not just about aesthetics — although a beautiful glass may enhance your visual experience, the size, and shape of a wine glass can alter any wine’s aroma and taste, for better or worse. The size and shape of the glass affect not just how the wine responds to its environment (exposure to […]

Maria Cabrera Bridal Collection Launch Event in Kingston, New York

Save the Date: Maria Cabrera Bridal Collection Launch Event in Kingston, New York

Maria Cabrera is very pleased to announce the launch of her own bridal collection including wedding gowns, veils, and headpieces, making all of your wedding dress dreams come true. The collection is modern, and sophisticated with familiar shapes and fabrics. A feminine aesthetic is present throughout the collection. Soft tones, sequin, and beaded sparkle embellishments, layered skirts, and exclusive laces are some of the elements featured. Each design evokes classic while expressing a vision of modern romantic style, and sophistication. Maria Cabrera’s Hallmark is customization, each bridal design may be modified to suit a bride’s individual style. Offering a range […]

Cover Story with Fitness Trainer Sophia Martelly - Winter 2020 Edition of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

#FitLife #CoverStory | Interview with Fitness Trainer Sophia Martelly

Maxwell Alexander: Wow, congrats on an amazing cover photoshoot, Sophia! I must say, natural beauty always rocks! Let’s don’t waste any time and get to your #FitLife cover story right away: What happened? How did you arrive at the decision to become a personal fitness trainer? Sophia Martelly: I went to college. I picked a random major. I wasted time and money. I had no idea what I wanted to do in life. I feel like many young people go through a phase of figuring out how to find themselves and their purpose in this crazy life. It seemed like […]

Portrait of a Perfumer by Helena Palazzi

Portrait of a Perfumer by Helena Palazzi

If you have ever heard of or read Marcel Proust “Remembrance of all Things Past” you are most likely also familiar with the famous passage where he recalls long-forgotten childhood memories from one tiny bite and smell of a madeleine cookie. The first time I was invited into Janette Bower’s study, where her compositions come together, I was allowed to sample one of her perfumes in the making. Upon my first scent, I was immediately brought back to my own childhood; remembering my mother and her ever-present large purse where she kept various mysterious items such as a small flowery […]

Psychology of Visual Perception: Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big by Maxwell Alexander

Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big

It’s all about Psychology of Visual Perception: Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief / Hudson Valley Style Magazine Whether you live in a small apartment in New York City or want to make the most of a compact room in your suburban Hudson Valley home, decorating to amplify the feel of square footage is a must. Here are three design tips to help you do just that. Maximize light and use of mirrors What causes a room to appear spacious? Light. To make your home’s smallest areas feel bigger, […]

Indoor survival guide for guys

Beat Winter Boredom – Indoor Survival Guide for Guys

Indoor survival guide for guys (BPT) – The winter months are known as a leading cause of indoor stir-craziness. Colder temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and shortened daylight hours all mean we spend more time inside than we would like. This poses a particular challenge for guys, who after months of hibernation are surely climbing the walls. The male head of the family needs some creative outlets that will keep him from driving the rest of the house — not to mention himself — crazy. Here are some outside-the-box ideas to support inside pastimes for guys to help maintain sanity. B.Y.O.B. […]

Photo Story by the Best Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander - Luxury Summer Paradise in Rock Tavern, New York

Photo Story by Photographer Maxwell Alexander: Luxury Summer Paradise in the Heart of the Hudson Valley

This photoshoot literally took more than 6 months to accomplish, just because summer is not a permanent thing for Hudson Valley. In fact, I know a lot of people who weather the winter months in warmer climates such as Florida in the US or Caribbean Islands for those who are even luckier. Well, for those who can still bear the snow and frigid temperatures here in the Modern Rustic Capital of the World, please enjoy this warm and fuzzy photostory from Rock Tavern, New York! Photo Story by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander – Luxury Summer Paradise in Rock Tavern, […]

Avoid these first-time home seller mistakes if you are trying to sell your Hudson Valley home

Selling a home in the Hudson Valley can be exciting and frustrating all at the same time. Of course, you’ll increase your excitement and lessen your frustration if you sell your house quickly and efficiently. But to sell your house fast, you’re going to need to make sure you’re not making any mistakes that could lead to buyers passing over your home. If it is your first time selling a house, consider these common mistakes that sellers make prior to putting their home on the market. Common Mistakes People Make When Trying to Sell Their Home in the Hudson Valley […]

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Random Portrait Photography Tips For Stunning Photos

When you take out your camera to take portraits, how do you do it so that you will have them with wow factor? Do you adhere to the rules usually known as standard with portrait photography? Don’t you find your portraits boring and monotonous? If so, why not break some rules and think out of the box when snapping those moments away? Random Portrait Photography Tips For Stunning Photos by Photographer Maxwell Alexander For all you know, capturing moments without following the rules may come out with pictures that are not only beautiful but striking too? Want to try it? […]

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 […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Sell Your Rental Property in the Hudson Valley

Owning rental property offers a wide range of benefits and is an excellent source of steady cash flow for many people. However, you may want to consider selling your rental property due to a variety of reasons. Discussing all of your options with a financial advisor can help you make the best decision for your situation.  5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Sell Your Hudson Valley Rental Property by Licensed Real Estate Broker Dino Alexander, CEO, Alexander Maxwell Realty Here are five of the most common reasons why now is the best time for you to sell your rental property. […]