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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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2015 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

2015 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance The bluffs of La Jolla, California are the spring destination for thousands of classic car buffs. With 3 packed days of activities from VIP soirees to a double-decker bus tour of San Diego’s most elite private collections and to the concours itself, the 2015 La Jolla Concours will please even the most casual of enthusiasts. Just Registered: 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo This 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo, known as “The Grey Ghost,” has just been registered by owner Joseph DeMeo to appear at the 2015 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance. This divine driving machine retired from...

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St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day is more than green beer and leprechaun’s. Why not give these St. Patrick’s Day cocktails a try? Éirinn go Brách! Amarula Mint Splash 1 ​ shot​ fresh cream ½ ​ sh​ot Amarula Cream ½  shot Peppermint liqueur Place all ingredients into shaker with ice, shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with crushed peppermint crisp chocolate and add fresh mint.   St. Patrick’s Surprise by Junior Merino 1 oz. G’Vine Floraison gin ½ oz. blue curacao liqueur ¼ oz. white creme de cacao liqueur 1½ oz. freshly squeezed orange juice Foam: 1 egg white and...

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Impact of Temperature on Wine

By Gabriel Matagne In an article published in a major wine publication, Decanter, in February 2013, Christy Canterbury MW is reporting the conclusion of a study by Christian E Butzke from the Department of Food Sciences of Purdue University: “Wine is aged to allow chemical reactions to occur. At a consistent, typical cellar temperature of 13°C, they materialise gradually. At higher temperatures, the processes accelerate and at different rates. A study by Butzke shows these processes begin in earnest over 16°C. Damage includes oxidisation, browning and a change of aroma and flavour. Extremely low temperatures, assuming the wine does not...

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