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The Upstate Edit is a lifestyle website centered on the Hudson Valley from the local perspective. Focused on the hangouts, restaurants, and homegrown brands and shops that make upstate culturally rich, it shares what makes the real cut when it comes to authentic upstate living.

The Editor

The Upstate Edit is the brainchild of Holly J Coley.  As a fashion + beauty writer for Organic Hudson Valley Magazine and the Founder of The Mighty Mite: The Hudson Valley Wellness Hub, she has long been a lifestyle local content creator and the person to know when searching places to shop, eat, and visit.

Born in Flat Bush, Brooklyn and Hudson Valley raised, she spent her youth traveling the back roads and unearthing the “hidden gems” of the area. Inspired by the local hustlers, entrepreneurs and creative geniuses who have given new breath to the Valley, she began using her editorial background to showcase their work. The Upstate Edit is dedicated to them and her love letter to The Hudson Valley and the state of New York. Holly is one of the founders of Self Made: A Makers Collective. She resides in Beacon.


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