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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. 

Photo by www.Ramirezpix.com

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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Feature Photos By Melissa Tyler

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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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Earrings Accessories & More!
Groovy Blueberry Style

The Groovy Blueberry makes the the softest tie dye fashions and ships WORLDWIDE. They are known for their YOGA Pants, HOODIES, Dresses and T-SHIRTS.

But did you know they are a GO-TO Source for costume jewelry and accessories too! You’ll find the most unique earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and accessories at both New Paltz store locations.

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Hoops, Chandelier, Metal, Gemstone, Feather, Studs They are all here!
Find the latest fish-hook earring collection of thousands of styles all priced from $5.99 to $99.99. They also carry belly jewels!

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There’s a vast selection of handcrafted sterling silver and 14K, semi precious costume fun bracelets and necklaces.

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Hand patched from antique sar bags, backpacks, tribal bags, silk bags, organizers and wallets.

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We found these feather headbands we love! You’ll find an assortment of wool and acrylic hand knit scarves in an incredible array of colors. Plus the winter wear– HATS, GLOVES, PONCHOS and SHAWLS.

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Keep your feet warm with MUCKLUCKS. They are 100% wool hand-knit with leather bottom. They are available in fun patterns and styles and are incredible cozy!

Photos By Melissa Tyler

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1 Water Street & 57 Main Street, New Paltz 12561
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Cold Spring General Store

Wikipedia says…A general store is a rural or small town store that carries a general line of merchandise. It carries a broad selection of merchandise sometimes in a small space where people from the town and surrounding rural areas come to purchase all their general goods.

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Well if that’s the case…people should make the Cold Spring General Store a destination visit from wherever they are in the Hudson Valley because this store is filled with a feast for the eyes and your tummy! Foodies this shop is a must visit!

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Craig and Deanna Muraszewski opened the Cold Spring General Store March 2014. I recently found this shop on my return to the area. The shop has been carefully curated by Craig and Deanna for a modern day general store!

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This shop has an energy you can feel when you first set eyes on it from outside. There’s something inviting about it! Once inside…everything catches your eye! Maybe that’s because Craig was Director of Operations at Foragers an Organic Food company in NYC prior to opening the Cold Spring General Store with his wife. He had become tired of the commute and the couple decided to pursue their dream and open the shop in the town they lived in. It’s a good thing they did!

The store is filled with handmade NY state goods and local provisions. They carry diversified items from maple syrup to handmade hats by a local artist in Garrison. Craig says one of his favorite items in the shop is BJORN QORN which is sun popped popcorn made here in the Hudson Valley.

Cold Spring General Store

The shop is part grocery store, part home store, part gift shop. It stocks local produce, cheese meats and beverages. There are candles, carrying bags, barware and a nice modern book section with books about what people are doing;Raising children, forging berries and wild flowers, vegan and gluten-free lifestyles.

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Upon entering the shop the catchy bar area draws one’s attention not only to the gift items but bottles of Cocktail Crate Lavender Bloom, Ginger Bee and Spiced Old Fashioned that are dedicated to make drinks more exciting!

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We encourage you to visit the shop. It would be great to visit on a Sunday drive or any other day and we’re sure you would find something special for your home or holiday gift giving. Plus you can check out the other shops and restaurants in Cold Spring! Be sure to sign up for the newsletter on their website.

Photos By Melissa Tyler

61 Main Street Cold Spring 10516

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I’d love to tell you that Amy and Jonathan Cohen packed up an old Volkswagon Beetle Bus and left Long Island for the Hudson Valley!

Well, Most of that is true! It’s just the order they happened in that’s a bit different. You see, Jonathan did make a trip to New Paltz in a VW Beetle Bus with some friends; as he often did growing up…and Amy her first trip up was with Jonathan after they had met and been dating for a while. They were looking for a place that had a Greenwich Village Vibe but more affordable. That was in 1998 and you can say they have NEVER looked back!

THE GROOVY BLUEBERRY CLOTHING COMPANY is Worldwide!  They are in major department stores like Bloomingdales, Lord and Taylor and Buy Buy Baby a 150 store chain. They are on Amazon, Ebay and Etsy. They ship to England, Australia and Canada…and it all started from a storefront here in the Hudson Valley, in New Paltz on Main Street!

When Amy and Jonathan met she had already graduated from Cornell with a fine arts degree. She was recruited by Macy’s and was hired as a floor manager in their womens accessories department. At twenty-one she managed a crew of fifty employees. She then became a trimmings designer and salesperson followed by a job as a national sales manager and buyer for a luxury womens fabric company. At twenty-four she was traveling the world! Her favorite trips were to trade shows in France where she was inspired by the new lines.  Jonathan AKA: Mr. Blueberry operated Jonathan David a retail store in Brooklyn for fifteen years. One thing led to another and they started doing flea markets in Long Island. At this time Jonathan also had a career in publishing in Long Island… Fast forward to after the birth of their first child they were looking to leave city life behind.  They opened their first location at 57 Main Street and New Paltz welcomed them saying they “Brought A Rainbow To Town”. They say what was a dreary town turned brighter and cafes and other shops started to follow. That Christmas they started designing clothes.

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Amy, how did you conceive the brand name the Groovy Blueberry Clothing Company?

It was a lightning bolt that went thru my husbands brain as he was approaching exit 18 on the NY State Thruway.

 How is it your cotton so soft? 

We only use combed ring spun yarn. It’s high quality cotton and the ring spun process is what makes it so fluffy.

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 Where is your hand dyed clothing made in the USA?

Our signature pieces are cut and sewn in Brooklyn, New York. We are proud to use the very best domestic fabrics in our clothing line. Because we are domestically sewn and locally dyed we are able to provide a quick turn on our products to better large department stores and mail order catalogs. Anything we can source locally from small family business. We are the maker; so our products originate with us! That’s about as local as you can get!

 What are your 3 best selling categories and what items are best sellers in those categories?

Childrens Clothing such as baby onesies, baby & girls dresses and yoga clothes for kids. Womens Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry. . . dresses, tops, tees, bottoms scarves, hats, fashion accessories, costume jewelry and handmade fine jewelry. Our Best sellers are Tee shirts, babies, kids, adults and plus size too!

 Tell us about your amazing yoga pants?

They are a second skin! Women Live in Them! Many Women collect them! We offer over a hundred colors and have just added plus sizes to this category.

They do not fade or shrink when you wash. The items are always preshrunk as we wash them two times in dyeing process. Women Live in them!

How did the Groovy Blueberry bandaids come about?

We were invited by OUCHIES the Designer Band-aid Company. We designed the boxes and bandaids and they sell to customers in 11 countries and we get a small commission. These are also available at our shops and on our website.

  Your worldwide…How does it make you feel? 

I feel Proud!!! This is a good example of the little train that could! Groovy Blueberry is a miracle. It just goes to show you that if you believe in yourself you can do anything!

 What are new projects you are working on?

Wow!! Besides NEW products: dresses, special jewelry and the usual! Groovy Blueberry is working on a campaign to empower artists and women in town. We have been featuring local artists, crafts people, musicians etc., on our property adjacent to our company store at 1 Water Street in New Paltz. We are bringing new life to the riverfront in New Paltz and helping to create a better community. I am also considering running for an office in our local government as I do not feel the needs of our business community are being represented.

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What Should People Know about the GROOVY BLUEBERRY ClOTHING COMPANY brand?

It’s about feeling good & being who you are!

Fall 2014 The Groovy Blueberry Clothing Company Promo Video


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VIDEO: Fall 2014 Zephyr Rhinebeck

See THE Hudson Valley Story Hot Pics for Fall 2014 at Zephyr in Rhinebeck!

We LOVE the Monserat DeLuca Zip Clutch Bags in assorted metallic colors.

This is a perfect Fall Accessory for crisp COOL nights in the Hudson Valley!

Whether you are having cocktails and dinner out in Rhinebeck or for a evening in NYC.

ZEPHYR in Rhinebeck features Louie Lucie polka dot rose dress, Isle Jacobson shearling rainboots, Trouble at Mill Maxi Tweed Seaters, 100 percent cashmere wraps and more.

Visit them at 11 West Main Street in Rhinebeck – across from the Beekman Arms and Like them on Facebook.



Watch The Hudson Valley Story Hot Looks from Zephyr Fall 2014 


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