Month: January 2017

Are you Forgetting Your Lips? Simple Tips to Beautify Your Lips

Some people tend to concentrate on certain areas of their face like their eyes or skin, but the lips are sometimes overlooked. Some put a little lipstick on their lips, but the fact is that lips matter. America’s interest in lips seems to be growing, which some have linked to the social media boom. The following are just a few tricks to help make those lips pop. Tips to Beautify Your Lips To take care of your lips, you will need a little knowledge. For example, lips do not have oil glands, which means that the protective layer to fight outside...

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California Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir has been increasing in popularity in the United States in recent years. But that popularity has resulted in many sub-par examples that don’t reflect what Pinot Noir truly is. Pinot Noir is an ancient grape that reflects a strong sense of place. A good Pinot should be complex, interesting, yet subtle, a graceful wine that demonstrates the best characteristics of the terroir. Fortunately, there are many California winemakers who are embracing the best qualities of Pinot Noir. They carefully tend special vineyards from places like the Santa Rita Hills and Anderson Valley and aim for quality and uniqueness over...

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Long Island Wine: New York’s Big Grape

Just like Rodney Dangerfield, Long Island wines sometimes get “no respect.” Just this past April, John Oliver of the Last Week Tonight show swigged North Fork Chardonnay out of a bag and called it “terrible.” Congressman Steve Israel defended his bailiwick’s vineyards in an email. “The Long Island wine industry is no joke. Our vineyards produce award-winning wines, attract more than a million visitors each year, employ hardworking New Yorkers and stimulate our local economy.”  The congressman was right. With New York State the third largest wine-growing region in the United States, Long Island is considered the premier region...

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Luxury and History: Two Historic Seaside Hotels

Oceanfront hotels are a dime a dozen along the East Coast seaboard, but it’s a real treat to find two that have survived decades and still exist as stunning destinations. Their unique stories are woven into a tapestry of Southern charm and hospitality. I recently had the opportunity to visit the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort located on St. Simons Island, GA, and The Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville, FL. Both have fascinating histories and offer unique oceanfront experiences. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort This legendary hotel, a member of the National Register of Historic Places and a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America, is located on one of the barrier islands that make up Georgia’s coast. It first opened in 1935 as a seaside dance club. Six years later, the main hotel building opened to the public as the King and Prince Hotel. During World War II, the hotel served as a naval coast-watching and training facility. The center of radar operations was housed at the King and Prince, which also provided officers’ quarters and classrooms. The bar at the hotel was an after-hours gathering spot for soldiers, their wives and members of the local Civil Air Patrol. The hotel’s current restaurant “Echo” pays tribute to the hotel’s crucial part in the island’s naval history. As radar sent its electromagnetic waves...

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