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Woodbury Common A Simon Premium Outlet in Central Valley is the #1 Tourism Destination in Orange County. It is also the FLAGSHIP Outlet for the Internationally known Simon brand.

Woodbury Common has been going through a huge expansion that will be completed in 2018. But, don’t let that stop you from visiting if you haven’t been there.

They are known World-Wide for the #1 LUXURY Brands in the Retail Industry. There are over 220 shops with more on the horizon.


The aesthetics of the exterior have changed and grown and include several waterfalls throughout, as well as outdoor sitting area’s nestled with Hudson Valley views.

You’ll find brands like Tory Burch, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Burberry, Coach, Tommy Hilfinger, Kate Spade,  J. Crew, The North Face and more all at savings of 25% to 65% every day.


Let’s Eat

Market Hall is the indoor Foodie Experience At Woodbury Common. There are now 15 different dining experiences offered from Just Salad  to Shake Shack. Market Hall is located between the Hamptons and Adirondack districts. Shake Shack, Yo! Sushi and Le Pain Quotidien are located in the Niagara district and we recommend you visit these eateries as well. Le Pain Quotidien offers simple organic fare that includes coffee, amazing salads, signature tartines and baked goods. Magnolia Bakery (which originally started in NYC) is scheduled to open soon.



View from inside Market Hall at Woodbury Common

Besides Bringing the #1 Luxury Brands, Woodbury Common offers added value in customer service and amenities like Wi-Fi. Locals shop here as well as tourists from all over the world.

Coach and Shortline USA offer daily buses almost on the hour from the Port Authority in NYC. 


Besides offering TOP Lifestyle Brands, consumers love the “Shopping Trolley” offered by guest services that runs on weekends and holidays, and the additional “guest service” locations located throughout the shopping experience. You’ll find Ambassador’s throughout the outlet to assist you.


Woodbury Common employs over five thousand people and that makes them one of the top employers in the area. 

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Photo by www.Ramirezpix.com


Making Strides of Hudson Valley is an American Cancer Society Walk in it’s 21st year! Over 10,000 walkers participate in this outdoor walk annually. This years event is on Sunday, October 16th. To sign up and participate click here!

Photo Courtesy Woodbury Common

Photo Courtesy Woodbury Common

Holiday Shopping

The Holidays are always a special time at Woodbury Common. With the kick-off of Black Friday sales to strolling carolers and of course Santa Claus! 

11/27/2015 Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Black Friday

11/27/2015 Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Black Friday


Simon Shopping Destination International Campaign is Focused on TOURISM. That is the reason Woodbury Common is the FLAGSHIP Outlet Known Around The World!

Woodbury Common also offers a VIP Shopper Club that offer additional savings, exclusive online offers, invitations to local events, inside info on your favorite brands, email updates and more! Become A MEMBER By Clicking Here!


WC also has an extensive Social media program where you can follow on Instagram  Watch the arrival of Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato promo + video below

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New Form Prospective

NFP Studio



We LOVE Finding out about Fashion in the Hudson Valley.  Living so close to Manhattan and knowing that NYC is the fashion capitol of the world, it’s surprising there aren’t more young fashion designers finding their way to the Hudson Valley with it’s less expensive rents for studio’s and design shops.




We’re so glad Gail Travis of New Form Prospective (NFP Studio) found Beacon!

In these rapidly changing times, NFP fosters the concept of transition, transformation and evolution. Gail Travis has designed a collection of smart geometric shapes and styles that are of the moment, but NOT bound by time! Each piece has the ability to LINK, LAYER, FOLD, SNAP, SHIFT or CONNECT, creating a platform for PERSONAL EXPRESSION.

Ultimately, encouraging each individual’s NEW Form & Prospective!

NFP: Spring 2017 – new perspective coming soon….

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NFP: Sag Harbor Trunk Show @shop_addo this weekend! Getting ready for Fall!

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NFP: Getting excited to leap into Fall!

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Designer Gail Travis calls the flagship Beacon studio her base. What started as a pop-up store a few years ago is now open by appointment only. She also has a store in NYC at 215 Mulberry Street. 

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Beacon NY Flagship Store & Studio

After working in the high-end fashion design world in NYC for 10 years for companies such as Calvin Klein, Shelly Steffee and Vera Wang, Gail was fatefully guided to design her own brand free from mainstream trends. The GAIL TRAVIS Collection is inspired by her surroundings, personal interactions, experience of movement and architecture and structure. Ultimately, these inspirations morphed into the modular building-block of her designs.  

Knitted sweaters (NIT), hand felted dresses (FELT) and tops and foundation jersey pieces of TANKS, BODYSUITS & LEGGINGS (PHRAME) collectively present a unique line of architectural building blocks.

NFP additionally offers a distinctive line of TUNICS, DRESSES and FLOOR-LENGTH GOWNS using a signature felting technique, one of the oldest methods of fabric-making.

NEW  FORM PROSPECTIVE marries felting with diaphanous featherweight jerseys in subtle, muted colors creating stunning, sophisticated, modern foils for layering knits. 





We Encourage you to View Gail Travis NFP Collection by clicking the NFP logo below

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When in NYC Visit the NFP Shop at 215 Mulberry Street

Photos Courtesy NFP Studio 

Fall Fashions Arriving at Groovy Blueberry Clothing Co

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Groovy Blueberry Clothing Company

Embroidered Sheer Tunic Top available in Black, Blue + Turquoise

Western Pattern Shawl

Western  Pattern Shawl 

Navy & REd Poncho

Bold Chunky Stripe Navy and Red Poncho also available in Gray + Brown

Women’s Autumn Rainbow Yoga T-shirt, Hoodie + Yoga Pants


See The Blue Spinner, Eclipse Jawbreaker, Charcoal Swirl and other original Groovy Blueberry tie-dye selections.


Browse N Buy Their NEW Arrivals

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Did You Feel That

Something’s Happening…Did You Feel That

No, Listen! I’ll wait for you.

Yup, I felt it…I bet you did to! It’s that time of year, fall is coming and we need to start thinking what are we going to wear!

You see, something happens after July 4th.  While we are enjoying Summer barbecues, beaches and HOT Summer days, retailers are putting their summer season clothes on sale.


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It starts innocently enough, a few transitional pieces start showing up in stores and online. I’m sure your getting emails from your favorite stores that strategically show a brands inventory. By August 1st, it’s official! We are in full swing Back to School mode, or in my case, time to build your work wardrobe for a new season.  Last week, I visited the Eileen Fisher Lab Store in Irvington. If you follow my features, you may have read my previous story on Eileen Fisher and you know that Irvington is the headquarters of the Eileen Fisher brand.


Eileen Fisher – The Lab, Irvingtoon. Photo By Melissa Tyler

Dear Reader, Something is happening in my life and it’s effecting my my closet. Maybe it’s my age, maybe it’s the times we are living in, Maybe it’s HOW the world is changing. Maybe I am changing. Whatever it is…take heed…once you learn to LET THINGS GO…Change is Good! Um… Sometimes. GC-T3931-BONE-ALT

Take some advice. Start looking through your own closet. Take time to take some stock of what you own, what looks great on you and what doesn’t. A new season gives us the opportunity to do this.


If your looking to update your look or fill in pieces this is the time to get organized and really be honest with yourself.

Go ahead…go to your closet and try on EVERYTHING…create some new looks and outfits. You know that sweater you love from a few years back? It may not look that great anymore. Or, on the other hand, you may find something that needs to be replaced or matched up with something new.


Make sure you have the basics. This means a basic black dress, white shirts, skirts that are the right length and look flattering for your age and figure and tops and sweaters to get you into Indian Summer and cooler days.

Taking it easy.

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I updated my closet with a NEW black suit that is modern and I can’t wait to wear it for work and events. Eileen Fisher offers modern polished looks that are classic.

Browse + Buy online for the latest looks from Eileen Fisher

Visit The Lab in Irvington, Bloomingdales in White Plains, and the Eileen Fisher outlet store in Central Valley.



Less but better.

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Green jeans. 🌎 (And by that we mean 100% organic cotton.)

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Essentials with potential.

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Emerson Resort & Spa Debuts NEW Look

Essence of the Catskills

The Emerson Resort & Spa

If you’ve never visited the Emerson Resort & Spa in the Catskills,  2016 is the year to go!  So, we did!  Yes,  The Hudson Valley Story just spent a couple of days experiencing the resort, spa and new restaurant, Woodnotes Grille, and we were impressed by the service, accommodations, spa and Catskill inspired cuisine. 


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After a multi-million dollar renovation, the resort has a new look that is more reflective of the properties namesake, legendary poet  Ralph Waldo Emerson.  His famous essay “Nature” was the incentive for the development of the Catskill Forest Preserve surrounding the Emerson grounds. Emily Fisher, the owner of the resort worked close with designer Rosyln Cama. Together, they were inspired by the Essence of the Catskills. They brought the outside in with open spaces, large windows that expose stunning outdoor views and an earthy color palette of browns, blues, whites and greens. The resort also commissioned a variety of new NATURE based artwork that includes sculptures, art pieces and paintings by several notable artists.  

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The Great Room at the Emerson Resort & Spa

We toured the new looking contemporary resort, and stayed at the Adirondack-Style Lodge which overlooks the Esopus Creek. Tamara Murray, Marketing Director for the resort tells us that guests that come up from the metropolitan area are surprised at how big the rooms are. The Lodge is one of two accommodation styles.  Guests can stay at  the contemporary style Inn and the mountain inspired Lodge. Both types of accommodations have multiple room styles, including suites with 2 floors.

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Downstairs is a a big living space with a big fireplace, vaulted ceilings,  a full bath and includes a porch and grounds that lead to views of the creek. Upstairs is the loft with and a full bath that includes a Jacuzzi.

The Inn rooms were renovated and include  new furniture, light fixtures and carpeting. Renovations to the Lodge include converting the old Front Desk area to a seating area with couches, tables and the grand fireplace. It’s a great place for families and groups to gather.

Photo Courtesy Emerson Resort Spa & Resort

Photo Courtesy Emerson Resort Spa & Resort

The lobby of the Lodge is picture perfect and an additional space to soak up the atmosphere with friends or just read a book. The Emerson is a place for families, couples, wedding parties, escapes from the city or a great place to stay while visiting family and friends in the area. Some rooms are pet friendly. The grounds feature the Catamount Dog Park,  a place to picnic, play volleyball and bonfires on Friday + Saturday night during Summer.

If you live in the Hudson Valley or upstate this is also a great place to get away for a night and experience a Stay-cation in unique relaxed surroundings, get spa treatments and enjoy delicious  Catskill cuisine. 

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The Spa

Photo Courtesy of The Emerson Resort & Spa

Photo Courtesy of The Emerson Resort & Spa

The Spa renovations will be complete in June 2016.  In the meantime,  spa services are still being offered on-site. Traditional Massages + European Facials + Luxury Spa Pedicure’s are available by appointment. The HVStory suggests you make as many of these appointments as you can! The Emerson Resort provides an experience of relaxation  and well-being in a picturesque setting. The new Spa will debut a new menu of treatments that will combine their natural surroundings with the deep relaxation effects of stone therapy.  A fitness center, steam room and sauna are on premises and yoga classes are also offered.  This is a place to go rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

Spa Treatments Are Part of the Emerson Experience!

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Besides the views from indoors, the Emerson offers paths to walk and places to sit with views of the Esopus Creek and the peaks of Mount Tremper.

Woodnotes Grill 

Woodnotes Grill

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Catskill Creative Cooking

A highlight of the renovation is the launch of The Emerson’s new restaurant Woodnotes Grille.  The Woodnotes Grille features traditional American dishes. Catskill Creative Cooking is Food you know done the Emerson way, with fresh locally sourced foods, unforgettable flavors and ingredients with little innovative twists! Burgers, Steak, Seafood and Vegetarian fare are all available. The locals as well as tourists are surprised of the level of wine selection. You will find a lot of small batched made wines and spirits. Many guests from Brooklyn, Long Island and Connecticut love the redesigned restaurant and menu.

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 Dinner is served from 5pm to 10pm.

Cocktails are served Friday – Sunday starting at 3pm.

The Emerson Resort & Spa

Photo Courtesy of The Emerson Resort & Spa

Woodnotes Grille puts a spin on the classic cocktail by using high-end artisanal spirits, bitters, fresh squeezed juices and the finest ingredients.  Hand Crafted Cocktails are offered. Tell them your favorite spirits and flavors and they will create an original cocktail paired to your tastes.

Happier Hour is served Monday thru Thursday from 5-7 + Friday from 3-7  with $5 Appetizers.

Thursday Night is Oyster & Wine Night

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After spa treatments, It was time for those hand crafted beverages and an appetizer. I chose a selection of air dried + cured meats appetizer that was delicious.  My spirit of choice that evening was Tequila.  Greg Gagne, General Manager of Woodnotes Grill made me a SMOKY Mezcal Molasses Gimlick.  This blended and complimented the meats, cranberry chutney and old fashioned mustard very well!

Catskill Creative Cooking, I like it!


Menus do change seasonally and a new Spring menu is about to be released for May.


Breakfast is served from 7am to noon. The Veggie Benedict was delicious!  Poached eggs served on sweet potato kale hash with avocado, salsa Verde + Pico  Degallo. The fresh squeezed grapefruit juice was particular sweet, fresh and flavorful.  Other Breakfast entree’s include: Smoked Salmon Omelette’s, Cinnamon Challah French Toast Stick served with Catskill Mountain Maple Syrup and Quinola Granola with seasonal fruit and a complete offering of juices are available.

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Breakfast  or Dinner the mood and views are very relaxing at Woodnotes Grille

Woodnotes Grille

 Before or After Breakfast or in the evening is also great time to walk around the grounds of The Emerson Resort & Spa along the Esopus Creek. Esopus Creek Country Stores + Worlds Largest Kaleidoscope 

The Emerson Resort & Spa

The Country Store is a must stop! It’s a place for coffee and light sandwiches and fresh baked cookies, as well as Catskill Mountain local products like Phoenicia Honey and Ariston Gourmet Olive Oils.. There are tastings on the weekends.  You will find something for everyone here in terms of shopping. The Toy Chest, the Emerson Men’s Shop, a  Home & Garden Shop and Melina’s Boutique.

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Ah, But one of the most unique things about the Emerson Resort & Spa and The Country Stores is that it is home

to the  World’s Largest Kaleidoscope   

Whether you are a collector or a tourist, you will want to see this! Standing 56 feet tall and 38 feet in diameter, the silo from the original farm (which was once an ice cream stop) built on the former Risley Flats was transformed into the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope.  The connected barn on the property was built in 1860 and is now home to the Emerson Country Stores.  Collectors + Tourists make this a destination stop, not only to view the show but to collect unique kaleidoscopes.

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A 20th Anniversary celebration is planned for Saturday, July 9th to debut a new Kaleidoscope show. Viewings that day will be complimentary and many events are planned for the 1 day celebration. The Spa will also be completed with it’s renovation. This is a great kick off to Summer and just another reason to plan your visit to The Emerson Resort  & Spa.

To Learn More About The Emerson Resort & Spa + Make Your Reservations Click Here

To Learn More About Destination Weddings at The Pavilion Click Here   

 A Conference Room is Available for Corporate Functions

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Photos By Melissa Tyler Except Where Noted

Supplied Courtesy of The Emerson Resort & Spa


Holiday Time is Adams Fairacre Farms Time – 10 Reasons Why to Shop

1) Produce

95  years ago Ralph and his wife Mary Rogers Adams bought a farm on Dutchess Turnpike in Poughkeepsie. They worked the land, selling fresh produce to area retailers. By 1933, they had four children Diana, Dorothy, Ralph and Donald and a successful farm stand was born!

First they sold fruits and vegetables, but soon people were asking for more. “once you sell the produce, they want cheese, then meats, then a deli. It was a slow natural progression” Donald explains. “…As we had supplies for the farm, people wanted fertilizer or plants…so we added a garden center”

Today, Adams  Fair Acre Farms works with over 32 local farms that supply their four locations in the Hudson Valley. You will find nicely displayed varieties of farm fresh as well as organic fruits and vegetables.

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2) Meats

  The Meat Department offers a local options for beef and chicken. The Adams Meat Department is different than the typical grocery store. Their butchers will custom trim and season meats to your specifications. Instead of following the pre-cut, pre-ground enhanced mead product trend that exists in the industry. Adam’s adheres to a more traditional approach. Ground meats are prepared in-store and contain no fillers of any kind.

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3) Grocery

Gourmet, well known national brands and local Hudson Valley favorites are all availabel, from local honey, cider and other seasonal favorites

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4) Seafood

Fresh, Daily, Assortment! Three words that describe the Seafood Department. Deliveries are received daily (except Sunday) from The Fulton Fish Market, Boston Fish Pier, Portland Fish Exchange and New Bedford Landing, just to name a few.

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Much of the fish is received whole and cut in-store, just like a neighborhood fish market. Their fishmongers have years of buying and selling experience which allows them to provide competitively priced, high quality seafood. Each store’s seafood department may be a bit different but all carry a selection of pre-prepared  fresh options as well as tips to cook your own.

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5) Cheese

Big Selection! Variety! Who doesn’t like to peruse the cheese section, whether it’s for a finding a new selection for that favorite bottle of wine or choosing many varieties for a festive holiday party!

You’ll find an enormous selection of imported cheese: English Stilton, Red Leicester, Huntsman, Wensleydale, Irish Cheddar, Mexican Queso Fresco, French Morbier…the list is endless.

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Domestic options and hard to find varieties are here as well as handcrafted artisan cheese’s produced locally by the Old Chatham Sheep Herding Company, Sprout Creek, Coach Farm and others. Don’t forget to try the dozens of store-made dips and spreads, freshly ground butters, selection of olives, crackers and cheese accessories. Domestic options and hard to find varieties are here as well as handcrafted artisan cheese’s produced locally by the Old Chatham Sheep Herding Company, Sprout Creek, Coach Farm and others. Don’t forget to try the dozens of store-made dips and spreads, freshly ground butters, selection of olives, crackers and cheese accessories.

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6) Deli

Doing shopping for the holidays, then you will want to know about Adams party platters. While your there they also make to-go sandwiches and of course cold-cuts for the week. There is also a well-known salad bar (get in line)a hot buffet, hot soups and fresh made sushi!

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13 Bakery7) Bakery

The Kingston, Newburgh and Wappingers Falls stores include a Bakery Department. Cakes, danish, cookies, pastries,hearty pies and breads. Cakes are hand decorated and designed and custom cakes are available for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and holiday occasions.

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8) Sweet Shop & Gift Baskets

17 candy - specialty chocolatesFudge, Candy, Truffles and specialty items…there’s something for everyone here! You will find a collection of high  quality confections, family favorites and exotic treats. From hard-to-find gourmet chocolates, handmade fudge and more including organic and sugar-free selections.  Adams carries domestic and imported and an array of surprising new flavor combinations.

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A Gift Basket can be the greatest gift solution of our times. Good for friends, family, colleagues, clients and hostess gifts. Adams offers a long list of themes like fresh fruit, dried fruit, gourmet, snack, cheese, beverage, chocolates and nuts to name a few.  Click here for a whole brochure so you can shop online.

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Whether it’s “Don’s Favorite”, “New York Cheddar Wheel” , “Snack Attack”, “Chocolate Lover’s Dream” a “Hudson Valley Gourmet” or There’s over 20 varieties to check out and each store has variations as well. Local deliveries are made and they can UPS select gifts anywhere in the United States.

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Unique gifts for most every occasion can be found for that someone special here.  Adams gift department features gifts from a variety of up to a dozen different local Hudson Valley vendors like Hudson Valley Skin Care,  Toni’s Trinkets and  Wash with Joe.

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Unique gift items are found  year round…the holidays are always a favorite.

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1o. Garden Center

Adams Fairacre Farms has been ranked 19 in Nursery Retailer Magazine’s list of the Nations Top 100  Independent Garden Centers! Adam’s will do everything to test a sample of your soil and make recommendations to help you fight the pests in your garden. You’ll also find a unique selection of seeds, starting kits, garden tools, potting supplies, bird houses and feeders and everything you need for bee keeping or beer making!

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But….comes the holiday season they are a must not only to see Santa but to visit for tree trimming ideas, tees and holiday novelty items. Each Store has a unique Winter fest and it’s always a  family favorite. Be sure to bring your camera!

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Find out More about the locations in Kingston, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie and Wappingers Falls click on the Adams logo.



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Fashionably Prep Victory Cup Polo

This past Saturday, July 11th was the 10th Annual Victory Cup Polo Match at Beaver Creek Equestrian Center in Patterson, NY.

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It was a sold out event with over 1100 people attending the event according to event organizer and former New York State Senator Greg Ball. This year’s event benefited three charities: The Little Babyface Foundation, Purple Heart Homes and the Putnam County SPCA. The event sponsor was Lou Cardillo; owner of Cardillo Real Estate.

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Polo fans watched the match, bought art, smoked cigars, drank champagne, shopped at vendor booths and enjoyed a farm to table dinner on the field. Most importantly money was raised to support worth while causes!

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Fashionably Prep

It was billed as the Best Party of the Season and for good reason! In addition to fundraising….We must talk about the fashion…and we can’t talk about FASHION without talking about KIEL JAMES PATRICK

American-Dream Kiel James Patrick

KJP is known for nautical bracelets, belts, moccasins, shirts, ties and sports coats. Inspired by years of exploring vintage clothing stores, antique shops and friend’s attics in search of the age-old quality, style and construction once easily found in American made goods.


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The KJP brand embraces simplicity of design and regal nature of old family tartans, regimental stripes and high quality woven goods from Scotland, England, Ireland and the USA.

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A passion grew into a business and allowed the brand to become a public symbol of elegant and understated styles and fashion. Kiel James Patrick has consistently been growing and developing into a recognizable name indicative of quality, style and integrity.

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From humble roots,a personal hobby, and selling out inventory at craft shows throughout New England to worldwide distribution, the Kiel James Patrick brand has always maintained its commitment to solid construction and American Made virtue. From the buttons to each individual stitch, KJP products are 100% USA Made.

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KJP design studio and factory is based in Rhode Island, just a few miles from the places the brand found its inspiration and provides jobs in the USA. Simplicity, superior craftsmanship and a timeless look help brand the lifestyle and products which represent this companies unique products and comfort you will find in wearing.

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Let’s Hear it for the Ladies

Whether you saw this event as the opportunity to get a new Lilly Pulitzer, raid your own closet or took on a shopping spree. It was clear that the must have items were a floppy hat, a mini or maxi dress, and accessories that work well on a warm summer sunny day.

We took to the field and tent and here’s an overview of some of our favorite looks from the ladies.

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We hope you enjoyed sipping bubbly, a beautiful weekend and hope to see you next year summer at the event of the summer.

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To see the latest Kiel James Patrick men’s fashions click on the logo

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HVStory Summer 2015 Fashion Travel Photo Shoot

Summer is the time for travel. Nobody knows this better then New Yorkers!  In Manhattan and the greater metropolitan area people are leaving by plane, train and automobile.

A great day or weekend trip is coming up to the scenic Hudson Valley. Whether you are Museum and art gallery hopping be sure to include  Dia: Beacon which includes world famous exhibits from the 1960’s to present.

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Spend a relaxing weekend visiting local wineries, take a narrative boat ride tour on the Hudson River, visit the Culinary Institute of America, Walk across the Walkway Over the Hudson. Relax while dining in restaurants and shop in unique local country shops. The Hudson Valley has something to offer for everyone! Be sure to visit the Dutchess County Tourism website to find out where to sip  + shop + dine + stay here in scenic Dutchess County!

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Recently, we partnered with Elizabeth Boutique in Poughkeepsie for a jump start on some great summer looks perfect for traveling via AMTRAK or Metro North into or out of the Manhattan or on your escapade whether it be here in the Hudson Valley or elsewhere.

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Here’s a look at our model Kate wearing a printed silk tunic and rolled denim skinnies paired with wedges gives you a summer ready look. Accessorized with a gold accent necklace, cuff and tote.

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Elizabeth Boutique in Poughkeepsie by Vassar College has something for everyone. Their clothes and accessories have  a feminine, edgy, boho and eclectic look for women of all ages.  Here is Kate wearing a  flirt skirt in bright papaya and paired with a basic white tank. Accessorized with blue accent summer sandals and a tassel pendant necklace for eye catching detail. This is a great outfit for visiting a local winery or a nite out with friends and family on the town or a great date nite outfit.

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When traveling you want to be comfortable and have clothes that have an easy look. That’s why we love this stylish outfit! It’s the same reason you will like shopping at Elizabeth Boutique. Owner Beth likes to focus on bringing quality, versatility  and unique clothing & accessories to your shopping experience by developing customer style and assisting them with their wardrobe needs. Customers are the foundation of EB. We buy for their needs!

Easy Weekend Style…A cargo skirt paired with a closet staple the “chambray shirt” tie at the waist for a fitted look and accessorized with a straw fedora and a metal & leather pendant.

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Be sure to visit Elizabeth Boutique in your travels whether your here in the Hudson Valley or visiting. They are in the Arlington section by Vassar College where there are other unique shops and restaurants. Their shop carries everything from jeans to dresses and skits and all the dress up or dress down looks you’ll need for a cozy comfortable summer. They also carry shoes, pocketbooks and jewelry.

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We hope to see you in our travels. Be sure to tag #TheHudsonValleyStory and #ElizabethBoutique in your new summer clothes!Here is our model ready for travel at the station in an easy over-sized Linen Shirt and a Fitted Black Slip Dress paired with on trend Birkenstock’s with a twist and accessorized with an arrowhead pendant and a drawstring bucket bag.

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Click on Elizabeth Boutique Logo For more information about shopping. 

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35 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie

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Spring into Summer Fashion 2015 – The Hudson Valley Story

1.Fashion    2. Style    3. Spring!

Nautica Macys 2Oh how we missed Spring and warm weather! Golden sunrise mornings, drives with trees greening up and flowers blossoming in the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley! May is one of my favorite months in the Hudson Valley! If we are lucky, it’s not too hot and not too humid. It’s a great time for sitting outdoors on the back deck, in your favorite garden or for a ride down to the Hudson River.


We pooled our resources and are bringing you some of our favorite looks!

Kenneth Cole Reaction Macy 3Spring + Summer means time to lighten the colors in your wardrobe. Personally we are strong on that casual beach look!  We gathered some looks from our friends at Michael Kors, Nautica,  and Kenneth Cole Reaction available at Macy’s, Old Navy and Chico’s.

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Red, White & Blue striped Nautica Beach Coverup available at Macy’s Poughkeepsie Galleria.

Garden Hat from Adams Fairacre Farms


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Kenneth Cole Reaction Stripped Laceup Tunic Coverup Available at Macy’s Poughkeepsie Galleria. Silver Hammered Necklace available at Chico’s.

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Michael Kors Signature Tote Bag. Available at Woodbury Common Outlets.

Keneth Cole Reaction Michael Kors Macys

Old Navy Nautical Maxi Dress – Poughkeepsie Galleria.

Michael Kors Signature Tote – Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

Garden Hat – Adams Fairacre Farms

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Straw handbag – Michael Kors – Macy’s Poughkeepsie Galleria.

Maxi Dress – Old Navy Poughkeepsie Galleria

Necklace – Chico’s

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Ah the feel of Summer walks whether they are here in the Hudson Valley or your favorite beaches in New Jersey, Long Island or Cape Cod.

Pink Halter top Michael Kors. Tie Dye Scarf Calvin Klein. Available at Macy’s Poughkeepsie Galleria. White Bristol Lantern available Pottery Barn Danbury and White Plains

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The looks of Spring into Summer 2015


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Rockland County Has STYLE in Piermont at Abercorn Place

Fashion is alive in Piermont at Abercorn Place. The unique stylish shop with the emphasis on design, cozy comfy wearable fabrics and easy care clothes that look great on your body!


Abercorn Place has been a staple in the Piermont shopping scene for 20 years. The shop attracts a customer base from Rockland County, Northern Jersey, Westchester and New York City, as well as day trippers from all over to Piermont that enjoy dining at over a dozen of the the historic waterfront town restaurants.


Owner Nancy Kent started in the business as a designer. She bought the shop name and business a number of years back, At the time it was the only space in town available and was a resale designer clothing shop. The name of the shop is taken from a town in England. Nancy hopes to start bringing back some of her own designs in 2015.

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Abercorn Place is where you will find unique, comfortable, artsy clothing that fits and enhances every kind of body type and person. It is effortless clothing…meaning you can pull various items and mix and match…at home with ease. The fabrics are soft and yummy too! Customers say “They can find something different and easier on the body”.


The shop also has accessories. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, evening bags, belts, scarves, and more! If you like Unique this is the place to shop! They also feature a line of Rubber Jewelry. The shop also has a small collection of unique gift items for the home.


Nancy and her staff know how to dress you to be individual and comfortable. These pieces drape the body for comfort and style and keep working for you in your closet when other clothes give out over time. They are go-to pieces! ABERCORN PLACE is the place to experiment and DISCOVER NEW designs. It’s a NEW Year…Are you tired of your old look?


As long as you are willing to experiment and try a new look you’ll find unique clothes from designers from all over the world, some of the most comfy t-shirts you will ever feel and unique dressy outfits.

Take the ride to historic Piermont! There are many great places to have lunch or dinner and walk in town for all the other unique shops that have the Main Street feel. You can also take a walk or drive out on the pier to the middle of the Hudson River which is a unique thing to do in itself!

Winter Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:30 – 6:00pm
Sunday 12:30 – 5:00pm

494 Piermont Avenue, Piermont, NY

(845) 359-3212



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