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Matcha Inspired Cocktails: The Revamped Martini

To kick off the New Year, we have cocktail recipes inspired by the trending ingredient for 2014 and 2015 called Matcha. These two hip revamped Martini’s are brought to you by Aiya, one of the biggest producers and distributors of the versatile green powder, with the help of OneMartini, a popular blog. Matcha is a perfect ingredient to revamp your cold weather cocktails. These recipes are sure to be delicious for a cold winter’s night in. Green Monk Serves 1 Ingredients: 1-1/2 ounces gin 3/4 ounce ginger honey syrup* 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice 1/4 ounce Green...

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Cocktail Hotspots in NYC

Whether you want to hear it or not, here’s the cold hard truth – winter is upon us and keeping warm when a chill is in the air is a must. What better way to heat up during a cold winter night than with a warm cocktail. New York City is booming with cocktail hotspots and we have the scoop on where the best hot toddies can be found.  Here’s a list of venues throughout NYC, serving up warm concoctions to get you through another season of polar vortexes. Cloud Social Cloud Social at nyma, the New York Manhattan...

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Healthy Recipes from Fitness Guru Denise Austin

Denise Austin is a well known fitness specialist who has sold more than 24 million exercise videos and DVDs and authored 12 books on fitness. She also starred in the longest running fitness show in the history of television. Denise has a zest for life, positive outlook, and a can-do attitude that shows through the work she does. A top-selling author and highly sought-after speaker and TV personality, Denise has a great motivational quality that makes you feel like she’s your best friend, cheering you on as you work to become a happier, healthier person. Denise is now starting...

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10 A-List New Year’s Resolutions That Give Back

If you’re still recovering from your New Year’s celebration or haven’t yet given much thought to what to put on your list of resolutions, IfOnly has done the work for you!  This year go for luxury when you’re thinking about the improvements you want to make in your life. From inspirational healthy eating with Chef Christopher Kostow to a private workout getaway with fitness pro, Joe De Sena.  IfOnly partners with A-list luminaries to curate dream experiences at every price point, with a trusted cause benefiting from each purchase.  As you work through your A-List of resolutions this year,...

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Anti-aging Skincare Tips for Winter

Register to win these products during the month of January. Go to our Facebook page to find out how! By Stacy Cox Let’s face it: the age-old question of how to look younger is something asked every day. This topic of discussion always garners the most interest and simultaneously, the most skepticism. When temperatures drop and skin becomes dry, chapped and raw, and you’re thinking about the must-have solutions to “shed the dead skin cells,” turning back the clock inevitably comes up. Here are three winter skincare and anti-aging tips, based on my own experience and product testing: Seek...

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Where Do The World’s Millionaires Reside?

According to the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report, 41 percent of the world’s millionaires live in the United States. Japan comes a very distant second with 8 percent. This gap wasn’t always so pronounced – Japan’s millionaire population fell considerably in recent years while the United States has experienced a significant increase. Globally, Europe has the highest density of millionaires. France is home to 7 percent of them while Germany and the UK follow closely with 6 percent each. Infographic provided by Statista. To read the Luxe Beat Magazine version of this article click on the title Where Do The World’s...

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Holiday Tips for Gifting and Pairing Wines

By Paula Moulton With the holidays right around the corner, some of us are asking the question: How the heck do I pick up a great wine? Tips for Gifting Wine: Be Adventurous: Dare to be different and pick your wine based on the beauty of its label as long as it fits in with your price range. You may be surprised to learn that wine labels oftentimes reflect the personality of the wine in the bottle so perhaps your eye will be your trainer for the evening. Don’t Forget to Share: Wine is about sharing, so bring the...

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Ring in the New Year with Tasty Treats

‘Tis the season for swirls of parties, gifts and tantalizing food. It tends to be an overwhelming time of year. However, with the help of Mrs. Prindable, you can find success in all these areas! Her line of homemade chocolate treats provide the perfect dessert to welcome in the New Year or delectable present for loved ones. New Year’s Specialties While a rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” ushers in the new year, serve up a delicious treat that doubles as an eye-catching decoration from Mrs. Prindable’s Handmade Confections. As they count down to midnight, guests will be delighted to find that...

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FOUR’s Top 10 Restaurant List

  2014 Top Ten Restaurant List Brought to you by FOUR As the world’s leading luxury food magazine, FOUR has revealed the Top Ten Restaurant list as a reflection of the essence of fine dining: “This list is synonymous with what is wonderful about fine dining: great tasting, beautiful food, with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, served in a flawless environment”, FOUR’s co-founders Antioco Piras and Jakob Siegeris stated. Drawn up by a world-class panel of food critics, journalists and devoted foodies, a repertoire of the finest international restaurants was researched and whittled down to ten. The FOUR team and...

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Perfect Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

Picture this. The holidays are quickly approaching, and you want to get a fabulous gift for your wine loving friend or family member, but you don’t just want to get their favorite wine like you usually do. In this list, we have many wonderful gift ideas for you to choose from to go with your wine lover’s favorite wines! From the simple gifts to the more extravagant, there is a gift here for every level of wine connoisseur. 1. Vinous Wine Tote Handmade by Moreschi This wine tote is handmade in Italy, made of French calfskin leather and Italian...

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Finding Myself In Ireland

By Barbara McNally Almost ten years ago, I took my first trip to Ireland, where I found images and parts of me that I didn’t know existed. I found them in faces and personalities all around me; in their laughter and ability to laugh at themselves; in scenery; castles and cottages; in the weather—stormy and changeable like myself; in the roads: driving on the “wrong side of the road” (the story of my life); in their music and dancing that made me feel alive and proud to be Irish; in their passion for independence and self expression in any form; and...

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Fall Cocktail Recipes

Wave goodbye to summer and get ready for the flavors of fall! As we go from flip flops to flats and boots, it’s time to relish the countless ingredients available to use in cocktails and cooking. Save the berry drinks for next summer; now’s the time to enjoy such favorites as apples, cinnamon, figs, pumpkin and pear. According to Partida Tequila’s Bartender Ambassador Jacques Bezuidenhout, fall is a time for experimenting with cocktail flavors. “Fall is one of my favorite cocktail seasons, because flavors like apple, pear, cider and baking spice blend so nicely with aged spirits like Anejo...

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