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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Multipurpose Matcha Scrub: A Natural Cellulite Treatment

Fact: Anyone can get cellulite.

The benign skin condition pushes fat through the layer of connective tissue of the skin, causing a lumpy exterior. You can have it regardless of your age, gender or weight. Strength training is a natural way to reduce its appearance but if you’re looking for other means to lose the thigh dimples (cuter term than cottage cheese thighs, right?), keep reading.

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Getting Sipsy at Firefly Juice Bar | Fishkill, NY

Looking for a filling, delicious smoothie? Then you got to check out Firefly Juice Bar in Fishkill.

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Beguiled by Binnacle Books in Beacon, NY

Binnacle Books opened in late 2015. Being that it’s early 2018, I really should have become more familiar with it by now. I mean, I love books. No-lurve them. But between all my work and planning for Self Made, I’ve only been in the bookshop a handful of times and haven’t really browsed. Sort of…

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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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Flowered: The Farm + Apothecary of Gardiner

With little regulation over the cosmetic industry there are more people in search of natural products for their hair and skin. And while some companies are rushing to meet the public’s demand for healthier products, many of the offerings are pricey to say the least. That’s why we were psyched to discover Flowered, the Hudson…

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