How to Find the Best Hudson Valley and Catskills Real Estate Photographer – Presented by ALLUVION MEDIA

How to Find the Best Hudson Valley and Catskills Real Estate Photographer

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the Hudson Valley or Catskills, there are many important details to consider. Perhaps one of the most important details is finding the right real estate photographer. Whether you’re hoping to move into your new home next month or several years from now, take these steps to find the best real estate photographer in the area today! How to Find the Best Hudson Valley and Catskills Real Estate Photographer – Presented by ALLUVION MEDIA Great Resources for Finding Local Real Estate Photographers Finding a great photographer can be difficult, even if […]

Renting a Chevrolet Silverado Truck on Turo is the Best Way to Experience Hudson Valley – Presented by Alluvion Vacations

Renting a Chevrolet Silverado Truck on Turo is the Best Way to Experience Hudson Valley

Renting a Chevrolet Silverado Truck on Turo is the Best Way to Experience Hudson Valley – Presented by Alluvion Vacations Hudson Valley is the most popular destination in the state of New York, attracting visitors from all over the world year-round. The gorgeous landscape, incredible fall foliage, and plentiful wineries make it a top-notch destination for tourists looking to explore the state’s natural beauty. But if you’re looking to really get off the beaten path and away from crowded tourist traps, then there’s no better way to see Hudson Valley than with a Chevy Silverado Truck on Turo. Here are […]

Farmhouse Finds: A Fixer-Upper in the Hudson Valley – Presented by ALLUVION Real Estate

Farmhouse Finds: A Fixer-Upper in the Hudson Valley

Have you ever dreamed of building your own house from the ground up? For some, the thought of finding land, designing the home, and constructing it from scratch can seem like an unattainable fantasy—even if they’re already living in their dream home. If you’re one of these people and would love to move into a fixer-upper instead, you’ll want to check out this property listing by Farmhouse Finds Realty in the Hudson Valley area of New York State, specifically in the Catskills region. Farmhouse Finds: A Fixer-Upper in the Hudson Valley – Presented by ALLUVION Real Estate Let Go of […]

Roundout Reservoir in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Roundout Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

It was a rainy/foggy and even snowy (up in the mountains) day and I had to shoot a property in Napanoch, NY. Before I got to Catskills, I had to drive over the Gunks (Shawangunk Ridge) near Ellenville, and that was pretty intense because the rain switched to a snowstorm and a thick fog, so I was hardly navigating through the winding mountain roads. Roundout Reservoir in the Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander – Nature Photography – Canvas Photo Prints – Presented by DA Aromatherapy Natural Repellents After my photoshoot, I clicked on a different route (there […]

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson valley Style Magazine

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Hudson Valley Home

Whether you are selling your home to move to a new city or just to relocate to the other side of town, you will no doubt want to receive as much money for the property as you can. Luckily, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure your final selling price is as high as possible, such as: •    Stage the Home in Style When prospective buyer walks into your home, they don’t want to see a space cluttered with all of your belongings. Nor do they want to see a home totally devoid of fixtures or […]

Coach Maxwell Alexander shares his favorite Spring hikes in the Hudson Valley

Coach Maxwell Alexander shares his favorite Spring hikes in the Hudson Valley

Coach Maxwell Alexander, personal trainer and author of the book “The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding” on Amazon Kindle, shares his favorite Spring hikes in the Hudson Valley. Check out these hike descriptions below to find an activity that will bring you closer to nature while getting you one step closer to achieving your fitness goals! And don’t forget to let us know your favorite Spring hike by commenting on our Instagram pics! Bodybuilding Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander You can hike practically anywhere with Coach Maxwell Alexander on your side. A professional fitness coach, outdoors enthusiast, and wellness blogger, Max will […]

The Best Places to Hunt for Fixer-Uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York – by Dino Alexander, NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker 

The Best Places to Hunt for Fixer-Uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York

Interested in finding out the best places to hunt for fixer-uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York? If so, you’re not alone! Houses that need some work, but are worth investing in and turning into your dream home are becoming more and more popular, but where should you start? This blog will help to answer that question, telling you about some of the best places to look for fixer-uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York, from the Catskills to Albany, from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse! The Best Places to Hunt for Fixer-Uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York […]

Buying a Farmhouse in the Hudson Valley or Catskills – Real Estate Photography by Alluvion Media

Buying a Farmhouse in the Hudson Valley or Catskills

Whether you’re looking to escape the city or just want to try something new, buying a farmhouse in the Hudson Valley might be the perfect move for you. Not only does the region offer plenty of picturesque scenery, but there are also plenty of companies, events, and attractions that call this area home. Although Hudson Valley real estate can be quite expensive, it could still be the perfect place to raise your family or retire. Read on to learn more about this beautiful area and what you can expect if you decide to buy farmhouse in the Hudson Valley, NY […]

Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New York – Real Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media

Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New York

The Catskills region of New York State offers a wide variety of options if you’re looking to buy a vacation home or cabin upstate. Some areas, like the vicinity of Woodstock and the Ashokan Reservoir, are heavily populated with vacation homes and cabins, while others such as Kingston, Ellenville, Saugerties, and Ulster County offer more secluded properties. No matter where you want to buy your vacation home or cabin upstate, it’s important to consider these factors before diving in. Buying a Vacation Home or a Cabin Upstate, New York – Real Estate and Airbnb Photography by Alluvion Media The Catskills […]

Farmhouses in the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley

Farmhouses in the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley

Farmhouses in the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley – Airbnb/Real Estate Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Alluvion Media Farmhouses in the Catskill Mountains were built to withstand the extreme winter weather and rugged landscape, and are architecturally different from other farmhouses around the country. The majority of farmhouses are either vernacular structures or have been designed using the Farmhouse Style, which was popularized by architect Andrew Jackson Downing in his 1842 book The Architecture of Country Houses. Those early farmhouses still dot the rolling hills of New York’s Hudson Valley, giving an authentic feel to modern-day farm life in America’s most […]

The Secrets to House Hunting in Hudson River Valley – Real Estate 101 with Hudson Valley Real Estate Broker Dino Alexander, CEO, ALLUVION INC.

The Secrets to House Hunting in Hudson Valley – Real Estate 101 with Dino Alexander

The Hudson River Valley has been ranked the best place to live in the United States by multiple sources. At the same time, it’s also one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country, and housing prices are high to match. Whether you’re looking for your first house or your fifth, here are some tips that will make your search as successful as possible and help you find a home that suits your needs. The Secrets to House Hunting in Hudson River Valley – Real Estate 101 with Hudson Valley Real Estate Broker Dino Alexander, CEO, ALLUVION INC. […]

Flea-ing back to your roots – a music festival in the Catskills celebrating local artists and businesses

Flea-ing back to your roots – a music festival in the Catskills celebrating local artists and businesses

The Flea Valley Festival is a one day event with live music, a variety of craft and food vendors taking place in the idyllic Catskill town of Roscoe, NY at the Roscoe-Rockland Fireman’s Field on August 14th, 2021. Tickets go on sale March 31st on eventbrite for $20. This music and arts festival is the ideal escape from the summer heat, flee the boroughs and spend the day listening to live music surrounded by the rolling Catskill mountains. Flea Valley Festival’s inaugural lineup will feature a mix of artists across multiple facets of indie rock and folk with sounds inspired […]

Kei Kullberg – Cover Story – Work and Play in Hudson Valley – Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Kei Kullberg – March 2021 Cover Story – Work and Play in the Hudson Valley

Maxwell: Hello, Kei, and congrats on the awesome cover photoshoot – turned out you are a natural fashion model on top of all other talents under your sleeve, great job! So you’ve already appeared in a few of our articles in the past, but please, tell our readers a bit more about you. What’s Your Story? Kei Kullberg – March 2021 Cover Story – Work and Play in the Hudson Valley – Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander Kei: Thanks for having me, Maxwell! I’m Kei, The Mortgage Guy, and I live in the amazing Hudson Valley just like yourself. […]

6 refrigeration trends that will make your life easier

Top 6 Refrigeration Trends that Will Make Your Life Easier

(BPT) – The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house — especially now, when we’re all at home more than ever. And while we’re cooking more meals in and stocking up on necessities, having the right features and appliances can help make our lives in the kitchen easier when we all need it most. Whether you’re looking to improve capacity for storing essentials, or you simply want the most useful kitchen innovations, these are the top refrigeration trends to keep an eye on as we head into the holiday season and beyond: 1. Fast, freshly filtered […]

Building an Eco-Conscious, Feel Good, Functional Clothing Company in the Wake of Loss

A year and a half ago I lost Jo, my wife, childhood sweetheart, and mother of our two joyful children. At 39, our kids were opening their worlds to possibilities, and Jo and I were tenaciously building our careers – Jo shaping public education around the country and I running my celebrity/luxury goods photography business – in New Paltz, our little corner of the Hudson Valley. But soon our lives flipped upside down as Jo’s undetected liver condition brought us into hospitals – where we stayed for months before she unexpectedly passed. Our time in the hospital was shorter than […]

Simple ways to beautify your outdoor space and enjoy time at home

Simple ways to beautify your outdoor space and enjoy time at home

(BPT) – Whether it’s a quaint patio, a simple garden, a rolling expanse of land or the many possibilities in between, the backyard is the perfect place to unwind. As people spend more time at home, creating a personal outdoor sanctuary is more important than ever before. Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of time or space to create an outdoor escape you’ll enjoy for months to come. Here are some simple, affordable ideas for transforming any space into an outdoor oasis where you can release stress and reconnect to Mother Nature: Step 1: Pull up a chair A place […]

Hudson Valley Style Home Renovation Project - Woodstock, NY

Featured Hudson Valley Style Home Renovation Project: O’Connell’s Summer Residence in Woodstock, NY

Featured Hudson Valley Style Renovation Project: Myles & Desire O’Connell Summer Residence in Woodstock, NY Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief / Hudson Valley Style Magazine Myles & Desire O’Connell Brooklynites Myles and Desire O’Connell were frequent visitors to the Catskills and the Hudson Valley, up until they bumped into each other on a hike near Woodstock. Soon after, Myles proposed to Desire on the top of the Panther Mountain in Shandaken. It was a matter of time for them to start thinking about putting their roots down (even just for the Summer season as it usually […]

Bringing the indoors out: 2020 outdoor living trends

Bringing the indoors out: 2020 outdoor living trends

(BPT) – 2020 outdoor living trends are all about enjoying your backyard alfresco — but with the comfort and ease, you expect from your indoor spaces. Today’s outdoor spaces are transforming into an extension of the home. The current outdoor design also takes into account the look and feel of your entire home, including the interior and exterior, building materials and surroundings. Connecting with nature: Biophilic design Biophilic design is achieved when natural elements are incorporated into space, helping people feel connected to the natural environment. It creates a calm, tranquil space and reduces stress. Biophilia makes sense for indoor […]

The benefits of Natural Hand Sanitizers

The Benefits of using Natural Hand Sanitizers

One of our major concerns in our health and keeping us void of germs and bacterial infection is with the help of hand sanitizer dispensers. With all the deadly diseases and pandemics that we have encountered in the past, it is very important for us to stay protected and maintain the cleanliness of ourselves and our surroundings not just on what our eyes can see, but even those that we cannot. Check out this natural hand sanitizer.   In our daily lives, we should be aware of where the most contamination and spread of the virus is possible. Crowded and […]

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 […]

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. […]