When I first heard there was a spin studio coming to Poughkeepsie – I couldn’t have been more excited.  We have some fabulous workout studios here in the area but SPINNING has been the missing element.  Let me tell you…. The Wheel House does not disappoint! This new studio is a super high energy, exciting, positive-vibes only studio that welcomes all fitness levels and makes working out a blast.  Classes are at various times throughout the day so it can fit into any schedule (6am classes are where I will be!) and the location is really convenient for people coming from a different area. Continue reading “THE WHEEL HOUSE, POUGHKEEPSIE NY”


One of my favorite places to shop for my dog is Dexter’s.  For a few reasons – 1, their products are always bright, colorful and unique and I love to put my dog in some fun dog swag and 2, they fully support Hudson Valley local businesses with their product line.  Obviously, with a blog that features local businesses only, this is appealing! Not only are many their products locally made, but for the products made outside of our area they only allow products in the store that are 100% American made. Continue reading “DEXTER’S DOG BOUTIQUE, RHINEBECK NY”


I’ve had a cup of coffee pretty much every morning since I can remember. Probably high school at least.  At this point, it’s really not an option for me in the mornings. I also drink it black or with minimal additions, so I appreciate a GREAT cup of coffee.  It gets me going and starts my day off right. So when I discovered that North River Coffee Roasters opened up a location in Poughkeepsie, I had to come and check it out. Continue reading “NORTH RIVER COFFEE ROASTERS, POUGHKEEPSIE NY”