Author: Maralyn D. Hill

Bravdo’s Merlot 2012, a Fall and Holiday Israeli Wine

Planning a dinner menu is always an experience at our house. My boyfriend Brian is the chef in our kitchen and each meal is well thought out and that includes the wine. Recently, I stumbled across a kosher wine and we decided it would make a nice accompaniment to our lamb dinner. In tasting this kosher wine, we were not familiar with Karmei Yosef wines. We discovered that this Israeli wine bearing the Bravdo label has many fine wines and the Bravdo’s Merlot 2012 happens to be the one we were fortunate to enjoy. This medium to full bodied...

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Inn by the Sea debuts Impossible® Burgers & the future of food!

Sea Glass Chef Andrew Chadwick exclusively introduces the popular plant-based burger to Maine that smells, looks, feels -and most importantly- tastes like meat. We are excited to introduce this new trend by Sea Glass Chef Andrew Chadwick. In a few weeks we will be featuring an in-depth interview with him and we’ll be highlighting many of his hidden talents. He’s amazing and always open to discovering new exciting healthy avenues. This Tuesday Portland, Maine area residents can be the first in the state to bite into the now famous ‘bleeding’ Impossible® veggie burger by visiting Inn by the Sea....

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Shoes, Comfortable Shoes

There are so many beautiful shoes available, but they are not all comfortable and certainly not all attractive on large feet. I fall into the large old feet category. I take good care of my feet, but there really is nothing I can do about the size 10.5. So, when I find well-made shoes that are attractive and comfortable, I am happy. This summer I came across two companies: Charleston Shoe Co. and Arcopedico. They each reach a different market. (At Luxe Beat Magazine we do test the products we review, so the information we give is as accurate...

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Book Review: On The Road With The Cooking Ladies, Let’s Get Grilling

Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay, The Cooking Ladies, have outdone themselves one more time with another exceptional, entertaining, easy to follow cookbook. At Luxe Beat Magazine we are familiar with their outstanding work, as they are contributors, and I personally met them when I was president of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. These two women continue on an ongoing lifelong journey of food and exploration. You may see their stylish motorhome on the highways or back roads of Canada and the United States, but they have also made it to Mexico and the Arctic Circle. On...

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Historically Inspired Modern Luxury Lamps

Lamps are a necessity that often intrigue me. When I see one that is interesting, I’ll frequently do a double take. When I saw the handcrafted iconic historically inspired table lamps from Pendulux, that combine functionality and modern luxury, I was really taken. An elegant tabletop or desk space is often a dream. More often than not, at least for me, the surface becomes a “function-only” zone. At one point, I had a glass table so I would be sure to clean my desk before leaving town. Now I have a beautiful desk in dire need of help. These...

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