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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Had enough politics but still want your vote to count? Voting for the Best of the Hudson Valley may not change the political climate of the US, but it will help shape where we shop, eat, drink, pamper, celebrate, workout, and have fun! If you haven't already, check out this year's ballot immediately. For real. That email can wait, the dishes need to soak, and/or if you wait long enough, someone else might do the laundry anyway.

Obviously, Zimmer Brothers Jewelry is your choice for Best Jewelry Store. Like, duh.  Also the best place to get an engagement ring, as well as best place to have your jewelry repaired. Don't forget best place to pick up a gift, or yourself a little something. We're proud to be your go-to jewelry store for all your sparkly needs! Help us help the Hudson Valley with theirs with your vote today.

It's exciting, having this opportunity to share our picks for Best Of with the rest of the Hudson Valley. Letting some of the hidden gems (we, literally, can NOT keep our minds out of the cases) get more love is important. Unlike politics, there's no ban on the discussion (Ha! remember those days when that and religion were persona non grata on the what's ok to chat about list?) of our top choices.

Best Comfort Food... have you eaten at The Matchbox Café on Route 9, just outside the village of Rhinebeck? Sam & Joann Cohen are not only super sweet, they make one heck of meal. Tossed salad with grilled chicken is a fav of the Rhinebeck staff. & if you've had an enormous salad for lunch, you deserve a homemade cookie, right? Right!

Best Place for Lunch... Twisted Soul Food Concepts on Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie makes us weak in the knees. It might just be Brenda's cupcakes, but really, if you haven't sampled from their fusion menu, you're so totally and completely missing out.

Best Boutique... Elizabeth Boutique on Collegeview Avenue in Poughkeepsie is our first stop whatever the occasion. Beth and her staff will help style an entire EB ensemble perfect for your needs. Looking perfectly put together is always a confidence builder and when is that a bad thing?

Best Bookstore... No trip to Rhinebeck would be complete without a stop at Oblong Books. Seriously. If my husband only knew how much of my paycheck wound up in their till, yikes!

What are some of your picks for Best of? We'd love to know!

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