CRAFTSMEN BY DESIGN, POUGHKEEPSIE NY

One thing I love about the Hudson Valley is the abundance of local artists in the area. A ton of stores in the area tend to stock local items, and there always is Etsy, but its hard to fine one spot were you can shop 100% locally made.  I always try to shop local for housewarming, bridal shower, or wedding gifts and I was so happy to find Craftsmen by Design, a central place stocked with artist work that was only Hudson Valley locally made.

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BRANDI NICHOLE’S MASSAGE & WELLNESS, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

I frequent Brandi Nichole’s Massage & Wellness, located in Red Oaks Mill intersection, because I absolutely love this place! They offer many different massage services and therapies that fit each individual taste. You can even choose what type of room you’d like to be in based on your preferences or mood (they have a wind, earth, water, and fire room).  Brandi, the owner, was a winner for two years in a row for The Best of the Hudson Valley Massage Therapist, as well as a nominee for DCRCOC’s 40 under 40!

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BARKS AND RECREATION PETS, POUGHKEEPSIE NY

This past weekend, RJ and I went away to a wedding and had to leave our girl, an Australian shepherd mix named Shy, behind. We chose to use Barks and Recreation Pets, owned and operated by Christie VanHorne, to take care of her while we were away.   I was so happy with the way things went between Shy, Christie, and her dog Dexter that I wanted to make sure every one of my followers was aware of this business. Continue reading “BARKS AND RECREATION PETS, POUGHKEEPSIE NY”