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Three SoCal Locales Where Holiday Spirit Runs High

Courtesy Hilton Anaheim

Southern California is known for having more than its fair share of hot spots, from the trendiest happy hour haunts, to hotels and resorts with out-of-the-box offerings that proffer an exceptional travel experience. Here are a noteworthy few that have hit my radar of late: Eddie V’s San Diego Launches New Happy Hour Menu (www.EddieV.com) […]

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Five Great Wine and Spirits Gifts Suited for Any Season

Courtesy Prodiguer Brands

There’s no better way to usher in the holiday spirit than with a tasty cocktail or two. And, with 2-year worldwide sales volume of spirits exceeding 21.29 million liters, it seems the marketplace is thirstier than ever. This is good news for would-be gift givers seeking to tender items that’ll never go out of style.  […]

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Celebrity Chefs to Convene at the 13th Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival

Photo Credit: Joey Hernandez

There are few annual events that get me as excited as the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival—a week-long extravaganza showcasing the best of San Diego’s flourishing food scene and the talented chefs (and other skilled food and beverage purveyors) that make it all happen. As one of the largest wine and food events […]

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Nine Great Ways to Achieve Diet and Weight-Loss Success

New York, N.Y. As health-seekers strategize their diet and fitness approach for the holiday gluttony season and those inevitable New Year’s resolutions just beyond, there are a few simple but key considerations that can make all the difference between a successful—and even profitable—weight-loss endeavor and a wellness endeavor that falls far short. In seeking expert […]

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Anatomy of Grand Weekend Getaway at Boulders Resort & Spa Arizona

Courtesy The Boulders Resort & Spa

::: Turnkey, print-ready 3-night itinerary chock-full of fun and fabulosity ::: Phoenix, AZ. Amid my considerably hectic work schedule and family life where there’s nary a moment to spare, let alone full weeks (or more) to take extended trips, I’ve become a master of the “micro-vacation”—those long weekend getaways that strike just the right balance of […]

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The Queen Mary’s ‘Dark Harbor’ Halloween Attraction Unleashes It’s ‘Evil 8’

Courtesy of The Queen Mary

In Southern California and looking for a haunting good time this Halloween season? Then  head over to the city of Long Beach, which is once again playing host to the majestic Queen Mary ship’s spooky spirits of Dark Harbor: Captain, Graceful Gale, Half Hatch Henry, Ringmaster, Scary Mary, Samuel the Savage, Voodoo Priestess and, as a […]

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Sixteen Tech-Driven Wellness Innovations

Courtesy CureUV.com

New York, N.Y. With all of the excitement and buzz surrounding the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) coupled with the fact that the fall and winter flu, holiday survival and New Year resolution seasons are all on fast approach, now is the perfect time to explore some innovations—gadgets, appliances and other science-based solutions aimed at […]

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Leveraging UV Light for a Healthier & Odor-Free Home

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The dreadful multistate E. coli outbreak at Chipotle, which hospitalized 21, is among a number of high profile situations underscoring the danger of—and our collective vulnerability to–bacterium-born illness. Whether you’re frequenting a restaurant, retail store, business office, sports complex or any other facility where clients, customers, business associates, patrons, visitors and even resident employees can […]

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