Editor Notes: July Favorites

uly was a whirlwind of work and desserts. True to my word on Instagram (follow me on @theupstateedit), I started an #icecreamseries. This has basically involved me driving around Hudson Valley in search of local creameries. The funny thing is that when you’ve made it your job to eat dessert, you become quickly sick of…

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Kale + Apple Smoothie: The Way to Detox After a Long Weekend

Almost every Monday I reassess my diet, not only because I often food shop Sundays but because I want to set myself up for a strong productive week. I’ve found that making healthy food choices is one of the easier ways to do this. When I eat well, I feel better and therefore meet the…

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The Vegan Upstate + New Paltz

Once upon a time, a long time ago (2009-2010 to be exact) your girl was vegan. After almost 10 years of having some serious health problems, it felt like the best solution for solving digestive issues, lethargy and weight fluctuation. At the time upstate wasn’t really known for it’s versatile cuisine. If you enjoyed meat…

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Clean + Green: Homemade Cleaning Products (DIY)

These DIY eco-friendly cleaning products are easy to make and make cleaning less of a chore.

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June Favorites

This year, I couldn’t wait for the 21st to start celebrating summer. June came and I officially hit the Hudson Valley ground, running to various events because-duh, summer. In the beginning of the month I visited the 6th annual festival, Newburgh Illuminated, as well as Gardiner’s Craft Walk where I scored some lovely items, two…

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Treat Yourself: Favorite June Items

As we approach the end of June, I’m thinking of some of my favorite finds from this month. Along with Newburgh Illuminated, I hiked out to Gardiner, NY for the Craft Market Walk which was held on the same day. If you’re looking for unique, quality goods, consider checking out these types of events.  It’s…

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Gardiner Craft Walk

What type of things can you see at Gardiner’s Craft Walk? Check it out.

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Newburgh Illuminated| Newburgh, NY

  Newburgh Illuminated returned to the Hudson Valley last Saturday and did not disappoint. In its sixth year running, the festival brought out musicians, dancers, a variety of vendors and lots of people. It’s so encouraging to see the community’s commitment to revitalize and grow Newburgh. So often we see the revitalization of areas coming…

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