Author: luxebeat

Ragtop Romance of Mine

When I was really young, I used to know all the automobile models, and would point them out when my parents and grandparents were driving. But somewhere between late high school and early college, my car passion, as it were, turned to convertibles. To be fair, these weren’t just any or all kinds of convertibles. After all, even Volkswagen makes convertible models. No, the objects of my affection were the big, boat-like kind. These were the kind that former auto executive George Romney derided as “gas-guzzling dinosaurs.” My goal was to own one of these in the non-too distant...

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New technologies help realise Vineyard of Future

By Nick Carne SOUTH Australia’s vision of a “vineyard of the future” is already producing results for the vineyards of today. University of Adelaide researchers with combined expertise in engineering and plant biology have developed three new techniques for monitoring grape and vine performance, with others in the pipeline. The first – an iPhone app to measure canopy growth – is being beta tested by a leading wine company prior to being released through iTunes. The second is a new way of measuring vine water status using near-infrared spectroscopy (wave lengths above our visual range). The aim is a...

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Escaping Busy Berlin – The Luxurious Hotel Zur Bleiche Resort & Spa

There is no doubt that exploring a capital city is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend your day. There is usually so much to see, from exciting tourist attractions to beautiful museums filled with history, never ending nightlife to exotic restaurants. One of the main struggles with visiting any capital city around the world is the fact that these cities never sleep. There is always a hustle and bustle on the streets, cars whizzing past, sirens off in the distance and the sounds of stray car horns bursting through your open window. Due to this very reason,...

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Travels of Wayward Wanderer Jenna Intersimone

People travel for different reasons. Personally, I feel travel is is more than a geographical exploration, it is an opportunity to uncover more about who you are as an individual, and a chance to grow. With every journey I discover a new interest, or reach a place in my mind that was previously untapped. My thoughts go to how travel can create a personal transformation, because over the last year, we’ve seen Luxe Beat Magazine contributor, Jenna Intersimone, blossom as a writer. She has been open to editorial changes and committed to listening to advice. As you move from...

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4 Free Weight Exercises for the Upper Body

By Beth Shaw In my book, YogaLean, “Lean Consciousness” is a state of mind that will help propel you toward weight loss and sustain your ideal weight when you get there. Achieving it, however is not only about a regular yoga and meditation practice. You must venture beyond the gentle, peaceful realm of poses, meditation, and breathing to do exercise that challenges your stamina and refines and builds your strength. Cardio exercises and weight training are essential in burning fat and keeping our muscles strong and toned. Yoga then helps us stretch, center, balance, and provide focus. When you...

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