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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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By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | May 19, 2018

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui by Dino Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group Principles of Taoism as a religion emerged around the 4th century BC in the work of Chinese philosopher and writer Laozi. Practices and traditions of balancing the natural energy (chi) in the environment are closely linked with concepts of Taoism and historically were widely used t orient spiritually significant structures and places of worship and took in account references to local topography, bodies of water, astronomical position and directions of Earth’s magnetic field. Over the period of hundreds of years, these traditions and principles have […]

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Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Issue No.7 – Dino Alexander – Selling Real Estate in Style

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | May 12, 2018

From the Editors: Spring is finally here! Time to wake up and get it done! We are trying to spend as much time outdoors as possible before the Summer heat waves are here.  Spring in Hudson Valley is magical and it’s a perfect time for the Hudson Valley Style to shine through even brighter! Maxwell Alexander & Dino Alexander

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Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview - Duncan Avenue's Villa 9W

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview – Duncan Avenue’s Villa 9W

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | April 3, 2018

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview – Duncan Avenue’s Villa 9W Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

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Lighting the Way - Hudson Valley Designer Stephanie Reppas

Lighting the Way – Hudson Valley Designer Stephanie Reppas

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | March 31, 2018

Lighting the Way – Hudson Valley Designer Stephanie Reppas Interview by Maxwell Alexander Max: Congratulations on the amazing cover shot, Stephanie! We are proud to have you lead the Winter Edition and shine the light on your beautiful work. When and how did Hudson Valley become your home, and how did you realize your lighting design talent? Stephanie: I moved to the Hudson Valley in 2008. Before that, I lived in NYC, which was amazing, but after a few years I really missed having space and quiet. I’d read an article in The Times about the village of Sleepy Hollow. […]

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10 reasons to plant a tree this spring - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

10 reasons to plant a tree this spring

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | March 28, 2018

10 reasons to plant a tree this spring (BPT) – Did you know planting a tree is one of the easiest and most powerful things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment? It’s true. Trees clean the air, prevent rainwater runoff, help you save energy and even combat global warming. And they’re a snap to plant! No horticultural degree required. With Arbor Day just around the corner in April, there’s no better time to give Mother Nature a little TLC by planting a tree. From the single homeowner in Nebraska planting a maple in her backyard […]

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Dr. Erik Brower (Innate Chiropractic) - The Gift of Health - Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Dr. Erik Brower (Innate Chiropractic) – The Gift of Health – Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | March 27, 2018

Dr. Erik Brower (Innate Chiropractic) – The Gift of Health Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander Max: Hi, Erik! Thank you for the cover story in our first holiday issue! It was a life-changing experience for both Dino and me to find out about Innate Chiropractic. Please tell our readers about yourself, what you do and the role your practice plays in the local community. Dr. Erik:  Innate Chiropractic was founded in Newburgh, New York in November of 2010. Our mission is to assist individuals and families in gaining victory over their health and having better lives through neurologically based […]

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Barn doors go indoors: an ideal Winter project

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | March 27, 2018

Barn doors go indoors: An ideal winter project (BPT) – Known for their versatility, barn doors have been popping up in homes across the country – in contemporary and rustic designs. Read on to discover why adding a barn door is an ideal winter home-improvement project. Transitions in open floor plans As homeowners seek more open floor plans, interior doors are evolving. Barn doors meet homeowners’ desire for fluid room flows by seamlessly connecting adjacent rooms, allowing the flexibility to close spaces off or join them. “The rolling feature of barn doors creates a fresh look in any home,” says […]

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Hudson Valley Style Design Profile: Elisa Finoli (Aglaia Jewelry)

Hudson Valley Style Design Profile: Elisa Finoli (Aglaia Jewelry)

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | March 25, 2018

Interview by Maxwell Alexander [ Executive Editor ] Hudson Valley Style Magazine Max: Hi Elisa! Thank you for the opportunity to shine the light on your amazing talent and highlight your work of art in our magazine! What do you do and how in your opinion it impacts the World around you? Elisa: I’m a jewelry designer based in Red Hook, NY and the way I want my life and my business to impact the world around me is surely by being a responsible, attentive and resourceful person. It is not always easy and it comes with challenges and compromises, […]

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

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | March 24, 2018

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 […]

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

Tricks of the trade: How to maximize your kitchen renovation

By Hudson Valley Style Magazine | March 24, 2018

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 […]

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