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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Hoop For A Better Tomorrow, Rhinebeck

Author: Holly J Coley Hello Hooping Ashley Gannon spins round as she twirls a brightly colored hula hoop like it’s a natural extension of her body. She reminds you of an acrobat and like any good performer, she smiles the entire time, each move flowing to the next like a dance. She makes it look…

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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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A Look Behind Holistic Skincare Brand, Mira’s Naturals

Mira’s Naturals creators, Mike and Meghann Reimondo, are a lot like bees but I’m not sure if they know this. I don’t even know when I first meet them and I’ve been researching the pair for two weeks. Here’s what I do know: For a new company (they’ve been operational since 2014), they’re doing very…

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Om Aroma: The Luxury Skincare Brand Made in Hudson Valley

Some people treat themselves with clothes, others with beauty products. I’m in the latter category. I’m gaga for Sephora. I see an Ulta and swoon. There’s a Ricky’s around the corner? I’ll race you there. Lotions, lip balms and scrubs, I want, I need, I love. Given my skin care obsession, I was (understandably) devastated…

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Vegging Out at Nimai’s Bliss Kitchen, Newburgh

If you think vegetarian cuisine is nothing but salads you haven’t stopped by Nimai’s Bliss Kitchen. Located in Newburgh, on 94 South Robinson Avenue, the two room restaurant features an Ayurvedic menu made up of vegetarian and vegan fare. Along with a lunch buffet and Thali specials, diners can choose from an array of entrees,…

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