Buying a new home is an exciting time– but moving in and making it “cozy and yours” is a big part of the thrill. Decorating your home showcases your personal style - think color, texture, furniture choices and don’t forget about good lighting. Your home is your sanctuary whether you are entertaining or kicking back and relaxing - it should be your favorite place to be. 

Here are ten fabulous local home goods stores in the Hudson Valley to serve all your home decorating needs. #welcomehome

1. Beck Home & Goods / Woodstock NY  
If you’re looking for modern farmhouse inspired essentials for your home, then Beck Home & Goods is a must visit on your next shopping trip. Their vast array of home goods feature locally made ceramics, glassware, textiles, &…

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Love is in the air! It is the weekend before Valentine’s Day so don’t delay! Get your gift game on with these delicious local chocolates and/or floral extravaganzas! Here are six Hudson Valley vendors to help you find the perfect gift for your loved one.


HOPS & PETUNA   -https://www.hopspetunia.com/
Hops Petunia brings you the finest flower arrangements and gifts from the Hudson Valley and beyond.With flowers sourced from the best farmers and growers so you have the freshest arrangements.

Alps Hudson Valley
Established in 1922, this maker of fine chocolates and confections offers an array of classic, artisanal, and seasonal chocolates and sweets.

Jaritas  Woodstock
Share the love with the best and freshest flowers in Woodstock. They…

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A guide to visiting and living in Saugerties New York, Halter Associates Realty
The Saugerties Lighthouse

Like many towns situated along the Hudson River, Saugerties is both rife with history yet decidedly progressive, with farm-to-table dining, locally-owned boutiques, hip art galleries, and much more. Here’s just a glimpse at what Saugerties has to offer.

REAL ESTATE

One of Budget Travel Magazine’s “10 Coolest Small towns in America” and home to the Woodstock ‘94 reunion rock concert, the town of Saugerties, NY, is cradled by the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains in Ulster County.  Here you'll find a mix of high-end properties, affordable homes, residences within walking distance to the village, and places on plenty of land, mountain and/or water views. Click HERE for a Listing of CURRENT HOMES on the…

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Guide to Downtown Kingston New York, Halter Associates RealtyBrunette Wine Bar / Photo: AndNorth

The City of Kingston’s Downtown neighborhood sits at the edge of the Rondout Creek, a tributary of the Hudson River. Like most riverfront towns, Kingston has a history rich with stories of early-1900s industries that came and went, leaving empty buildings in their wake. But after decades of revitalization, the Rondout neighborhood today is thriving with locally owned businesses, world-class cuisine, hip wine bars, community celebrations, and plenty of slips to dock your boat. Here’s what to see and do in Downtown Kingston.

REAL ESTATE

Waterfront views, historic brick buildings, and tons of character can be found in the homes that make up Kingston’s Downtown neighborhood. Click HERE for a look at…

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Kingston’s historic Uptown neighborhood (also known as the Stockade District) has become well-known for its sophisticated dining, chic boutiques, and lively nightlife. But the community also works hard to preserve its storied past. For instance, the Four Corners — known as “America’s oldest intersection”— features colonial-era buildings on each corner at the intersection of John and Crown Streets. But while the past is honored, Uptown maintains a steadfastly modern vibe. Here’s a sampling of what this exciting neighborhood has to offer.

REAL ESTATE IN KINGSTON NY
From historic stone houses exuding character to light-filled contemporary gems designed with artists in mind, you’ll find a unique array of homes in this coveted…

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Travel guide to Stone Ridge NY   Hasbrouck HouseHasbrouck House, Stone Ridge NY

A Guide to Visiting and Living in Stone Ridge, NY
Nestled amidst the Catskill and Shawangunk Mountains (also known as the Gunks), is the historic hamlet of Stone Ridge, NY in Ulster County. A drive-through town of distinctive character, you'll find antique shops, farms and orchards, an eclectic mix of dining options and proximity to the falls, watering holes and hiking trails of Catskill Parks. Stone Ridge is also home to the main campus of SUNY Ulster. The Main Street Historic District, on the National Register of Historic Places, has remained relatively unchanged since the early 1900s and features famous stone houses such as the Hasbrouck House and the 1767 Cornelius Wynkoop Stone House, where George…

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