DIY Turmeric Mask

Facial masks may be one of my favorite methods of self care.  Unlike manicures or exercise, they give themselves to multitasking very well. It’s easy to have one on and answer emails or other tasks while still doing something that’s really good for you. Face masks are like deep conditioners for your face. Depending on…

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Hudson Hil’s Market & Cafe

Hudson Hil’s Cafe and Market is an eatery and shop in Cold Spring, New York. It’s menu features ingredients from local organic farms and offers options for vegans and the gluten free. Things to Know Tip 1: If you go for weekend brunch, be prepared for a wait. This is a popular spot but the…

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DIY Spot Treatment

Let’s talk acne. It’s frustrating at any age but especially when you’re an adult because, hello…you’re an adult. Aren’t zits meant for teenagers? Not really. Acne can happen regardless of how old you are and can appear for a number of reasons including hormone changes, diet, and clogged pores. While there are lots of over…

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Road to the Stormville Flea Market

Since 1971, The Stormville Flea has been a go-to for treasure hunters. But is it worth the digging?

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Main Street Cooking Studio, Wappingers Falls

One of the most exciting things about living in the Hudson Valley right now is seeing the new and innovative businesses emerging.  Even a few years ago, I felt sort of hard press to find ways to entertain my friends who came up to visit. It wasn’t exactly like I could offer them rooftop brunches…

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Cupping at Tao Foot Spa in Fishkill, NY

You may not know what cupping is but you’ve probably seen it if you caught the 2016 Summer Olympics and saw Michael Phelps show up with a bunch of circular looking hickies on his back. The bruise-like marks may seem gnarly but they’re actually quite painless and the result of a traditional Chinese Medicine practice.…

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Finding A Home with nOMad in Beacon

What is yoga to you? Something to squeeze in or a calmer alternative to spin class? If so, maybe you’re approaching the centuries old practice wrong. “It’s living in the present moment,” explains Phoebe Miller, the Founder of nOMad, a yoga studio centered around travel and community. “It’s getting on your yoga mat, being mindful…

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Accessible Healing at Hudson Valley Community Acupuncture

For a long time, acupuncture has been a luxury that only the affluent could afford but practitioners like Evan Schwartz, L.Ac. are changing that. His facility Hudson Valley Community Acupuncture is part of a national growing wellness model aimed at providing quality care for a fraction of the price. It accomplishes this by offering personalized…

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Master of Suds: High Street Soap

If you’ve come across a raven haired beauty in the isles of CVS sniffing various products, you may have spotted Ardis Thompson, the Maker and Founder behind High Street Soap. Handcrafted and made in small batches, her soaps feature essential oils and locally sourced ingredients like honey and goats milk. Gentle on skin and delectably…

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Cycle, Barre and Sculpt at On The Fly in Cold Spring

There’s one local gym that knows the power of the personal touch and it’s On The Fly. Located in Cold Spring, New York, they specialize in barre, cycling, and sculpting classes, all in a boutique atmosphere. If you’re tired of big name gyms or craving a more specialized sweat session, pay them a visit. The…

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