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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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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Editor Notes: August

This month I tried to do as many “summery” things that I could. I ran outside, attended some events but try as I did, August whooshed by before I completed everything on my to-do list. It’s hard #adulting some days, isn’t it? Trying to work and enjoy the summer is something I still don’t have…

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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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