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How to Gift Happiness in 2021 – Flower of the Year

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 24, 2021

There are no two ways about it: 2020 was a lot to take in. We forged ahead and made amazing things happen in the face of enormous uncertainty, but it wasn’t an easy task. In 2021, everyone’s looking to grow their happiness and share it with others. It’s only natural, and fortunately research has given us some solid ideas of where to start. A 2008 study out of the Harvard Business School and the University of British Columbia has shown that the act of giving gifts makes people happy. Even happier than if we spent the money on ourselves. So, […]

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Why It Might Be a Good Time to Sell Your Hudson Valley Home – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 23, 2021

The decision to buy a new home and move can be a difficult one. Your current dwelling is “home” to you, the place where you’ve put down roots and made lasting memories. You’re probably very attached to it. So, you’re not going to move on a whim. You’re not going to move just for the sake of moving or because you’re tired of waking up in the same bedroom every day. Why It Might Be a Good Time to Sell Your Hudson Valley Home – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Dino Alexander That said, not every house is a “forever” […]

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4 questions to ask before getting a new pet

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 23, 2021

One good thing about last year? More people are fostering and adopting pets who need homes. And during the pandemic, pet adoption increases even more because families have more time away from work and school. Before you foster or adopt — and especially when considering a pet as a gift — it’s best to make sure you’re ready not just for the fun and companionship pets can bring, but also for the responsibilities. Preparing thoughtfully in advance will ensure you and your new pet are happy and comfortable at home. “This year has been so unexpected, but one constant is […]

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Hudson Valley Style Living with Naomi Harris – 5 Things to Do Before Starting A Kitchen Design Project

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 23, 2021

In deciding on what to do in hiring a kitchen designer a well thought out plan is necessary for any kitchen design project to be successful. A good kitchen designer should be able to work with you to create the design that will both fit your desires and needs and that squares with your budget. 5 Things to Do Before Starting A Kitchen Design Project – by Naomi Harris, Contributing Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine 1. How Much Are You Willing To Spend? Level with the designer just how much you will be willing to spend on your kitchen design […]

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Finding fulfillment: Is this the right time to switch careers?

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 23, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people in countless ways. From quarantine and social distancing to remote working, furlough and job loss, many people are reassessing how they spend their time and make money. Turning proverbial lemons into lemonade, people of all ages and backgrounds have decided to pivot their careers to do something that they truly enjoy. Time provides the gift of insight With extra time at home, people are taking stock of their jobs and paths for the future. They are exploring hobbies and passions that may have been put on hold. Finding enjoyment in these activities and realizing […]

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8 Tips for Decorating Your NYC Apartment, or Your New Hudson Valley Home

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 17, 2021

Here are some easy tips to decorate your NYC rental apartment or your new home in the Hudson Valley. After answering these questions for yourself, you might also see the benefits of the spacious Hudson Valley living and the highly dynamic, but sometimes spatially confined New York City lifestyle. Taking a few moments to think about your home will help you fully enjoy it. 8 Tips for Decorating Your NYC Apartment, or Hudson Valley Home – By Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Think about your home, and answer these questions: 1. What do you want it to […]

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Age Gracefully Without The Fountain Of Youth – with Rebecca Yodice of Hebe Med Spa

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 17, 2021

When we are young, we think it’s forever, though the search for the fountain of youth has been a quest as long as the history of human civilization. Consumers pay millions of dollars every year in hopes of finding the magic solution or remedy to aging. Some people resort to surgery to remain having a youthful appearance. Instead of spending money on the painful and expensive surgery, you can age gracefully with some attention to the needs of your body so you can age naturally and beautifully. Age Gracefully Without The Fountain Of Youth – with Rebecca Yodice, Aesthetician, Hebe […]

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Digital Photography Tips for Your Hudson Valley Staycation

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 17, 2021

Few families would consider leaving home for a vacation these days without reliable, high-quality digital imaging equipment-whether it’s a camera or a camcorder. At the same time the COVID-19 Pandemic turned our vacations into staycations, however all the same photography tips apply. Here are some tips from Photographer Maxwell Alexander to help you make the most of memorable staycation moments: Always be prepared: Don’t forget to bring backup camera batteries or memory cards so you’ll never miss a shot. Creativity is key: Sunsets and mountain ranges are always great backdrops for family pictures. By using your surroundings in interesting ways, […]

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Farmhouse Style – Interior Design and Home Decorating Tips – by Designer Maxwell Alexander

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 14, 2021

When choosing a theme or style for decorating your home, there are many to choose from. One of the most popular decorating themes today is farmhouse style home decorating. Perhaps it is the most popular because it provides an inviting atmosphere and overall friendly feeling. Farmhouse style home decorating, because of its warm environment, is enjoyed by the people who live there as well as all those who visit. Farmhouse Style – Interior Design and Home Decorating Tips – by Designer Maxwell Alexander As with any home decorating project, a homeowner must first decide where they want to use the […]

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Selling Your Home in Hudson Valley? Be Ready to Answer These Questions – Real Estate 101 with Dino Alexander

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 14, 2021

With any type of home sale, potential buyers will always have questions they want to ask. If you’re represented by one of the best real estate agents in Hudson Valley, he or she usually knows ahead of time the kinds of questions that’ll be asked because they’ve heard most of them in the course of their career. But there are many common questions asked and it will be helpful for you to know the answer to them. Potential buyers usually ask how much you pay for property taxes. While any home might have a great sale price, the amount of […]

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Most Recent Hudson Valley Style Stories

Amal Ishak - Queen of the Valley - Exclusive Interview by Miranda Weinberger Style by Cream, Hair by Liberty & Beauty, Makeup by Miranda Weinberger, Photography by Maxwell Alexander

Amal Ishak – Queen of the Valley – Cover Story and Exclusive Interview by Miranda Weinberger

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 14, 2021

Miranda: It is such an honor to be interviewing you for the next cover feature of our Winter 2021 issue! So tell us about yourself, where did it all begin? Amal: I am 35 and a mommy to 2 beautiful boys Christian & Noah, and I live and breath everything fashion. I am not really sure how it all it began… It feels like love of fashion was born with me LOL! Miranda: That’s amazing! I can definitely relate to balancing motherhood and entrepreneurship! It’s obvious you have a passion for fashion. What about the fashion industry was most attractive […]

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Free Home Decorating Ideas – with Hudson Valley Real Estate Agent Jessica Hill

Free Home Decorating Ideas – with Hudson Valley Real Estate Agent Jessica Hill

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 12, 2021

Everyone appreciates home decorating ideas when planning to make improvements to their home. You may have visions of your own about how your new home décor would look but it’s always nice to have an alternative plan. There’s definitely home decorating ideas that you haven’t discovered. There are constantly changes being made regarding trends in home decorating. Checking out new home decorating ideas may give birth to a new home decorating plan for your space. Free Home Decorating Ideas – with Hudson Valley Real Estate Agent Jessica Hill Being able to find home decorating ideas is a treat but having […]

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

5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – Interior Design Tips

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 12, 2021

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 […]

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DIY Tips for Amazing Portrait Photography – by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander

DIY Tips for Amazing Portrait Photography – by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 12, 2021

Long before digital cameras have come to existence, people have been fascinated by portraits mainly because it captures the essence of a person. Portrait photography has the power of capturing one’s image and depicting that person’s character, at the same time imprinting such images for all to remember. However, people do not realize that ever since cameras have been developed and made available to everyone, they have been secretly becoming a threat to the techniques that professional photographers have studied for years. Learn about portrait photography and you’ll see how amazing this hobby can be! DIY Tips for Amazing Portrait […]

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Tips on Getting Real Estate License – Dino Alexander, CEO, Alexander Maxwell Realty

Too Much Time on Your Hands? Getting a Real Estate License Might be a Solution!

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 12, 2021

Working from home has become a norm after the COVID-19 pandemic forcefully introduced so many changes into our lives back in 2020. Being a real estate agent is one of the options that provides freedom and flexibility of an independent contractor yet with so many benefits that are provided by real estate brokerages. Real estate industry in the United States is known as a very lucrative business and a lot of people are working as real estate agents throughout the nation. Not only are they making good money, they are also contributing to the society in a way i.e. by […]

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

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

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 10, 2021

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 […]

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Interior Decorating Ideas to Help Boost Productivity in Your Home Office

Interior Decorating Ideas to Help Boost Productivity in Your Home Office

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 9, 2021

The overall look and feel of your home office can greatly affect how productive you are while working from home. And while designing for productivity can seem like a difficult task, there are ways to do it easily, even for those who don’t hail from creative backgrounds. As designer Maxwell Alexander explains, “Turning your bare walls into a stunning art gallery is not as daunting a process as you think, and you do not need a ton of money to make it happen.” With that in mind, here are some ideas that can help you turn your residential office into […]

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Choosing Home Decor for Your Hudson Valley Lodge or Cabin With a Rustic Theme

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 9, 2021

If you own a hunting lodge in the Hudson Valley, or just a country lodge or cabin retreat to get away from the daily stress of New York City life, then you have an opportunity to create an ambience totally different from your main city or town home. You can use a variety of appropriately designed and themed décor to create an atmosphere that is not only in keeping with your rustic home from home, but quite in contrast to that which you might normally have in your main residence. Choosing Decor for Your Hudson Valley Lodge or Cabin With […]

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5 Tips To Improved Skin Care – with Daniele Pacione-Barr of the Hebe Med Spa

5 Tips To Improved Skin Care – with Daniele Pacione-Barr of the Hebe Med Spa

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 8, 2021

Your skin is the first thing that people notice about you and that is why a proper skin care regimen is so important. There are many products that claim to help improve skin tone and promote a flawless complexion, but the truth is that there is no such thing as instant results. An effective skin care regimen is one that is done consistently over a time before results will begin to develop. 5 Tips To Improved Skin Care – with Daniele Pacione-Barr of the Hebe Med Spa Skin Care Tip 1: Always use some type of exfoliation product, which will […]

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5 Elements of Interior Design – Wall Art Ideas

Five Elements of Interior Design

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | January 7, 2021

Whether you are working with existing furnishings and fabrics or “starting from scratch” with an empty room, you should always use the elements and principles of design as a guide in choosing everything. The elements are your tools or raw materials, much like paints are the basics to a painter. The elements of design include space, line, form, color, and texture. The principles of design relate to how you use these elements and are balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion and scale, and harmony and unity. Element #1: Space Space defines the boundaries and sets the limits on the functional and decorative […]

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