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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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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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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Bottega Organica, Hudson

Natural skincare doesn’t have to be all DIY yogurt masks and coconut oil.  Sometimes it can be luxurious and even more effective than its chemical laden counterparts. Take the products from Bottega Organica, the organic skincare brand that blends the power of mother nature with science. With ingredients harvested and naturally processed at farms in…

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Blessed Brewery, Beacon

Before you reach for that cola, consider trying something naturally energizing. The kombucha from Blessed Brewery is what we jones for, even when we’re not fighting the dreaded afternoon slump. Ever since we started following the brand on Instagram we’ve been dying to get our hands on the stuff and when we did, we weren’t…

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Cleaning Up with Michelle Boyle, Founder of Tidy Thyme

There’s something about the New Year that makes us want to organize and start fresh. Many wait for spring to give their home a good cleaning but we’re not big fans of waiting. Cleaning is good for you. In 2013, The Huffington Post published an article detailing a study  showing those who had neat homes…

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Gaga for Grok Bites, New Paltz

  It’s hard to keep a diet in check this time of year. There are so many cookies lying about! Naturally, we’re happy to discover Grok Bites, the moist and chewy snacks made in New Paltz, New York. They’re the perfect way to quell sugar cravings without the aid of a chocolate Santa. The mini…

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A Day with Christina Silvestris of Hudson Naturals, Gardiner

There’s a memorable scene in Fight Club (the movie, not the book) where Tyler Durden and the narrator hop the fence of a plastic surgery office to steal medical waste-namely, liposuctioned fat. Tyler, played by Brad Pitt, is a soap maker (amongst other things) and believes the best fat comes from rich women trying to…

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