AppleFest

truck.jpgApplefest is Orange County’s largest fall festival. The historic village of Warwick, surrounded by apple orchards, is celebrating the harvest with hundreds of craft and food vendors, live music and entertainment all day on several stages, a wonderful Farmer’s Market, Apple Pie contest, children’s carnival and so much more. Come for the day – there’s fun for the entire family! 10am-5pm.  845-986-2720. Held rain or shine. INFO

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This Popular Designer Couple Just Launched a Chic Shop on Amazon Prime

novogratz-products-amazonGetting HGTV-approved interior decor has never been so easy, thanks to the duo behind The Novogratz. Robert and Cortney Novogratz have recently paired up with Amazon to give decor-lovers and Amazon Prime fans alike a seamlessly chic shopping experience with their new storefront.

The Novogratz Amazon shop is filled with 150 pieces of furniture, art, lighting, and so much more. If it’s not the incredibly adorable designs that draw you to the shop, maybe the low price points and Amazon Prime efficiency will convince you.

In addition to their entertaining home life with seven children, the couple’s love for decorating has been featured on Bravo and HGTV, and now, we’ll be able to decorate our homes with their taste in mind. Read on to see some of our favorite pieces from the collection, and bookmark these items for your next redesign!

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Ideally Located Near Orange Regional Medical Center; Southgate Middletown Draws Former Manhattan Couple

Testimonial PhotoSituated less than 10 minutes from the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, N.Y., Southgate Middletown has become a popular residential address for the many student resident, doctors, nurses, and others relocating to the historic Hudson Valley to work at the state-of the-art hospital.

Such was the case for Lisa and Peter Romoff and their dog Ollie.  The couple had been enjoying the bright lights of Manhattan in an Upper East Side apartment until Peter was assigned to Orange Regional Medical Center for his residency in internal medicine.  With the primary condition they wanted to stay close to the medical center, the former New York City residents began a search of apartments in Orange County that offered the kind of luxury, space and amenities that fit their lifestyle.

“We researched apartments and single-family homes that were closest to Orange Regional Medical Center, including Sterling Parc at Middletown,” Ms. Romoff says.  “We came across Southgate online.  When we visited, the price for the amount of space, the luxury looks and style of the homes and the amenities immediately sold us.” Continue reading

The Fundamentals of Space Planning Your Bedroom

2017-08-09_12-44-25So you just moved in (that, or you’re itching to move some things around in your existing home). Now what? I don’t know about you, but I’m always so excited at the prospects of a blank canvas floor plan, until I actually have to start making decisions on where to put everything. I start questioning everything! Is my rug the right size? Should my sofa go against the wall or float in the room? Do my nightstands have to match? Before I know it, I’m completely paralyzed by the whole situation and need my trusted design friends to rush over and help ease me into the right decisions. I rationalize my indecisiveness to the fact that space planning and room layouts are so crucial to the overall vibe a home puts forth.

To help, we turned to California designer Becki Owens to lay out some fundamentals when it comes to the art of placement. She consistently creates fresh, swoon-worthy interiors that always feel right on the mark. Below, Becki outlines four things to remember when setting up a bedroom to introduce good, healthy flow. Sleep tight!

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The 5 Things Interior Designers Always Notice in Your Home

what-interior-designers-notice-homesWouldn’t it be so nice to know what an interior designer actually notices in your home? Having this information would make it that much easier when you clean or decorate new spaces, or even when you decide what to renovate and what to leave as is. It can be somewhat difficult to take a critical eye to your own space that you see consistently day after day, but knowing where to place your focus and creative energy would certainly help to take out some of that guesswork, so we decided to reach out to design professional Shelly Gerritsma from Canter Lane Interiors instead. Read on to learn the five design elements she always notices first and wants you to focus on first as well.

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Stone Wave Yoga

stonewave-2565e4b7Created by Liz Glover Wilson, Artist and Yoga Instructor and Keith Buesing, Landscape Designer and Topiary Artist – Stone Wave Yoga and Wellness Retreat Center opened in June 2017 and offers a space for everyone.

Stone Wave facility is located just 1.7 miles from the Hamlet of Gardiner and 4 miles from Mohonk Preserve’s visitor center. They offer two yoga studios, an art studio (www.sunflowerartstudios.community), a changing room, shower facilities, a full kitchen and fresh mountain air.

Classes and events will be offered for all levels and various types of yoga, families, kids and private groups.

Facilities are also available for retreats, private sessions, and special events.

Perseids: Summer Meteor Shower Peak Weekend in the Hudson Valley

The Annual Perseid Meteor ShowerThe always anticipated Perseids meteor shower began July 17 as Earth passed through the path of the Comet Swift-Tuttle, but the shower known for its blazing bright meteors won’t peak until Aug. 12. If your eyes have feasted on any meteors already, they could be part of the Delta Aquarids meteor shower, which started last week and continues through Aug. 13.

Westchester Amateur Astronomers, a nonprofit group, has scheduled its next Starway to Heaven Star Party at the Meadow Parking Lot,Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, for Aug. 18, weather permitting. The bad-weather make-up date is August 25th. Click the Star Parties tab for more information and directions

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Open Days Program Garden Tour

nydc_hyland-wente_dsc_0254Explore five private gardens in Millerton, Millbrook, and Pawling, NY and West Cornwall, CT open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. Highlights include an extensive naturalistic rock garden, ornamental vegetable gardens, several ponds and water features, a large collection of native plants, and a wild and rocky ravine planted with giant ferns and hot colors. Begin at the Kaye Garden, or see website for additional locations; hours vary. No reservations required; rain or shine. Admission is $7 per private garden; children 12 & under free.

For More Information: See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.