Sustainability for 2019

I spent a large portion of 2018 organizing my life. For a few weeks, my apartment was filled with boxes that I stuffed with keepsakes, clothes and papers. I was in a cleaning frenzy, spending hours scrubbing grout and painting rooms. It seemed that overnight I had discovered my life was filled with clutter and…

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A Visit to SallyeAnder | Beacon, NY

Once upon a time, we thought seeing the word “natural” on a bar of soap meant that it was just that. Now we know better. Even when we flip over a product and its ingredients pass muster it doesn’t mean we won’t have a negative reaction to what’s inside. After all, just because something is…

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The Work of Caleb Stein

I’m like a lot of people when it comes to art. I can’t tell you much about it, except that I know what I like. I immediately connected to the photographs by Caleb Stein. The first time I came across his work was when scrolling through the Huffington Post where his Down by the Hudson…

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Eucalyptus Wall Hanging

Ever since I taught myself how to macrame last year I haven’t been able to get enough of fiber art, especially if I’m the one making it. What I love most about this specific wall hanging is that one) It only requires you to know one knot- the larks head and two) it incorporates eucalyptus. …

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DIY: Reindeer Holiday Ornaments

From Thanksgiving to about February, I tend to become very introspective about my life and the direction it’s headed. Recently, I’ve been reaccessing what I have in my home and have began to declutter what’s inside. One of the first things to be placed into storage was my holiday ornaments and decorations, since I only…

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DIY Holiday Gift: Whipped Body Butter

This DIY whipped body butter recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift. It’s customizable, easy with skin loving ingredients you probably already have at home.

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Molten Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies (Pss, they’re gluten free + vegan!)

Truth be told, these brownies are more like a lava cake and work better with a spoon than fork. But if you don’t mind a messy dessert, you may find yourself making this Thanksgiving themed dessert year round. It’s gluten-free and vegan, but don’t let that put you off. It’s seriously good. Ingredients Brownies 1…

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10 Hudson Valley Holiday Markets to Visit

Hate shopping the mall? Check out ten Hudson Valley based holiday markets to visit instead.

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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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Field Trip: The Boutique Bringing Indie Brands to Newburgh, NY

113 Liberty Street | Newburgh, NY Hours: Wed-Sat 10-6pm | Sun 10-4pm   In the last ten years we’ve seen many Hudson Valley areas (Kingston, Beacon, Poughkeepsie) find new life as more  entrepreneurs begin opening eateries and stores. Newburgh is no exception. In the last few years we’ve seen some amazing small businesses emerge, such…

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