Judyta Watek-Podlaski: Hudson Valley Style Wedding – Interview by Maxwell Alexander

Interview by Maxwell Alexander Max: Hi Judy! Thanks for the amazing cover photo shoot and congrats on your wedding! I’ve known you and Paul since grad school at FIT, but how did you guys first meet? Judy: Hi Max, and thank you for thinking of us and our wedding. We both are honored to be featured in the Hudson Valley Style Magazine. Paul and I first met the summer of 2010 during The Nautical Mile Festival in Freeport, NY. I was out with my girlfriends celebrating my birthday when a friend introduced us. We spent the whole night talking, laughing […]

The Golden Rules of Renovation - Nate Berkus - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Tricks of the trade: How to maximize your kitchen renovation

Tricks of the trade: How to maximize your kitchen renovation The golden rules of home improvement (BPT) – Considering a kitchen renovation but not sure how to get the most out of your space and budget? Expert tips can help you focus your plans so you get the kitchen of your dreams for less money and less stress. “Redesigning your kitchen is a big investment,” says A-list designer Nate Berkus, Artistic Advisor of LG STUDIO line. “It’s not just about the money; you’re also investing a lot of time and emotion. There are so many decisions to make, and you […]

Bria Tavakoli: Wellness is the New Beauty. Hudson Valley Style Magazine Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Bria Tavakoli: Wellness is the New Beauty. Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Bria Tavakoli: Wellness is the New Beauty. Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander Max: Hi Bria, thank you so much for the opportunity to shine the light on your life! I’ve known you for years, but please, tell us about yourself 🙂 Bria: I’m Bria Tavakoli. I have been leading yoga retreats in the Hudson Valley for nearly 8 years now. I teach yoga full-time in New York City. I also offer Reiki healing sessions and more fitness-oriented core/Pilates sessions. Max: This is our wellness issues. What is wellness and beauty to you? How has your definition and understanding […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Designer Profile: Jewelry Designer Sara Golden

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Designer Profile: Jewelry Designer Sara Golden

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Designer Profile: Jewelry Designer Sara Golden by Maxwell Alexander [ Executive Editor ] Hudson Valley Style Magazine Hello, Sara! What do you do and how in your opinion it impacts the World around you? – I design and make jewelry out of my small studio in the Catskill Mountains. For so many years I designed jewelry for big companies in New York City where all the work was outsourced and where quality was too often compromised to meet sales goals. By working out of my own studio I can focus on making the best possible product, through using […]

5 Smart Technology Upgrades to make the Bathroom the Brainiest Room in the House

5 Smart Technology Upgrades to make the Bathroom the Brainiest Room in the House (BPT) – Smart technology has found a place in virtually every room in the home, even the one where we take care of our most low-tech needs. In fact, thanks to innovations like sensor-operated, self-cleaning toilets, moisture-sensing ventilation fans and digital shower controls, it’s possible to turn an ordinary bathroom into the brainiest room in the house. If you’re ready to upgrade your bathroom with the latest smart technology, here are five elements to put at the top of your must-have list: 1. Smarter shower From […]

Hudson Valley Hidden Trails - Story and Photography by Maxwell Alexander

Hudson Valley Hidden Trails – Hiking Tips for 2018 Hiking Season

Hudson Valley Hidden Trails by Maxwell Alexander [ Executive Editor ] Hudson Valley Style Magazine Hudson Valley is famous for its amazing views and hiking trails. In fact, this is one of the main reasons people are moving into to the area or coming to visit from all around the World. For an avid explorer Breakneck Ridge, Mount Beacon, and Bear Mountain Park are on the bucket list, but that’s only the top of the iceberg! We moved to the area years ago (Dino, Vicka, Jack and Max on the picture above), and established a consistent nature’s beauty exploration schedule: […]

Hudson Valley Winter Landscape

Feel Good Style – Winter: Time to get ready for Spring

Are your new year’s resolutions now a distant memory? Did the simple thought of them cause you to cringe? by Bria Tavakoli [ Health & Wellness Contributing Editor ] Hudson Valley Style Magazine Let’s be honest. Some of us feel an intense internal resistance to new year’s resolutions, then feel bad when our resolutions and good intentions fizzle out or even flop. I’m here to tell ya…there are natural reasons why we feel this resistance. Before we continue here, let me state that if you are into new year’s resolutions, I support you. Do you, do what works. Personally, I’m […]

Walnut Street (Hudson Valley, New Windsor, NY) Design & Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio

Walnut Street (New Windsor, NY) Design & Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio By Maxwell Alexander, Executive Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine This Kitchen really worth its own cooking TV Show! The kitchen is the heart of any home and this particular kitchen is 16 ft. long and is a perfect playground for a seasoned cook or aspiring cooking TV show host. It’s not just the size of the kitchen, but also the amazing contemporary features that are also spectacular. Industrial Style Concrete Countertops Concrete Countertops have gained a lot of attention recently. They are very flexible in design […]

Infographic: Real Estate Photography 101

Each Home has its story and unique charm. Duncan Avenue Real Estate Photography Studio specializes in revealing that story through professional yet artistic and creative photography all around Hudson Valley area including Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Westchester, Greene, Rensselaer, Columbia, Saratoga and Albany Counties. Your World-Class Real Estate Photographer and Art Director Maxwell Alexander is Chief Design Officer at Duncan Avenue Group and holds Master of Arts Degree from Fashion Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in New York. Max has more than a decade experience in branding and marketing Fortune 500 Companies and […]

Contemporary Fine Art Sculptures - Home Decor Line by Maxwell Alexander | DESIGN™

Maxwell Alexander | HOME™ – Uniquely Sophisticated Home Accents

Maxwell Alexander | HOME™ Unique and Sophisticated Home Decor Line is inspired by Nature and the idea of a mind travel through the Universe and provides an opportunity for visual meditation in every space or landscape. The aesthetics of this collection are meant to bring elements of peaceful harmony with the solid yet comforting and infinite rounded edges, shapes and surfaces. Each item in the Collection is hand carved and unique. Materials are plaster of Paris, steel wire, and gold leaf. Some of the items are available for sale from the Shop on this website or from fine art retailers in the greater […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Issue No.5 - Stephanie Reppas - Lighting the Way 2018

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Issue No.5 – Lighting the Way 2018

Hudson Valley Style Magazine is Lighting the Way! Featuring exclusive cover story and interview with Hudson Valley’s Own Lighting Designer Stephanie Reppas (October Design, Hudson, NY. She creates amazing light fixtures from reclaimed materials found all over upstate, New York. Her projects are true work of art and an explicit definition of the authentic Hudson Valley Style.   – Editors Maxwell & Dino Alexander

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: 5 Top Trends for Your Kitchen in 2018

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: 5 Top Trends for Your Kitchen in 2018

(BPT) – It’s your home’s focal point. The site of some of your best moments and the base of operations for entertaining — it’s your kitchen, and no room in your home is more valuable. A magnificent kitchen defines a home, and bringing your kitchen to this level means capitalizing on today’s top trends. Many of the trends that will define kitchens for the year appear first at KBIS, the kitchen and bath industry convention held every year in January. More than 600 brands attended this year’s event, and here are the five trends that stood out from the show […]