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STK Sizzles in San Diego’s Gaslamp District

Courtesy of The One Group

Americans are hungry. How hungry? According to Progressive Grocer, total supermarket sales for 2017 neared a staggering $685 billion. Beyond these homeward bound provisions, dining enthusiasts are also doing their part to feed the gastro-economy. This amid a National Restaurant Association (NRA) report that, for 2017 alone, revenue for the restaurant industry was projected to reach $799 billion (notably representing a ... Read More »

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Maintains Stronghold as Region’s Leading Luxe All-Inclusive

Courtesy of Velas Resorts

Today’s luxury all-inclusive resort industry has no shortage of options, with an increasing number of high-end properties around the globe getting in the game.  The all-inclusive model, which reportedly originated in the French Club Med resorts in 1950, is now more popular than ever—even among persnickety jet setters for whom an ordinary retreat just won’t do. In fact, a Hotel-Online ... Read More »

Monkey King San Diego a Late-Night Chinese Dining Destination

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San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter is a bustling community filled with vibrant nightlife, which indubitably includes dining to die for. Amid the burgeoning downtown culinary scene is Monkey King, an elegant late-night Chinese cuisine eatery that swung into action in late 2017. The current iteration of Monkey King is a reprisal of a restaurant by the same name, which actually claimed ... Read More »

Brunch Packs a Punch at Hundred Proof San Diego

Courtesy Hundred Proof

What’s not to love about Sundays in San Diego? With gorgeous year-round weather beckoning folks to get out and about, no matter what your plans are to see and do in the SoCal sunshine, by mid-morning you’ll have worked up quite an appetite. That’s the perfect time to head over to Hundred Proof on Park Boulevard for a bodacious brunch. ... Read More »

8 Reasons Families Flock to Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort Phoenix

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The city of Phoenix, Arizona’s capital, is located in the south-central part of the state at the midway point between Tucson in the southeast and Flagstaff to the north. With one of the largest populations in the American Southwest and famously warm weather amid year-round sunshine, the myriad of things attracting families to the area is nothing short of impressive. ... Read More »

Savvy Solutions That’ll Enhance Your Life

Courtesy Fusion Guitars

As one who is exposed to new product innovations as a regular course of business, I’ve seen my fair share cool gear and smart solutions that’ll make the rigors of daily life, well, that much less rigorous. From leading-edge technology to killer fashion and décor to helpful health and wellness resources to things that make life tastier and just more ... Read More »

Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel: Rejuvenation & Revelry in Beverly Hills

Courtesy Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel

By all accounts Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel is a distinctive destination in the center of Los Angeles’ most exclusive enclave. This prime property is, in fact, the only private boutique hotel located on the famed Rodeo Drive, itself. I recently stayed at the storied property to see what the buzz was about and left longing for more.  With 88 guest ... Read More »

Enchantment Abounds at Puerto Vallarta’s ‘Rhythms of the Night’ Dinner Show

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Rhythms of the Night is an immersive dinner show experience like none other, transforming your night into an enchanted evening on a mystical land. The experience begins with a relaxing cruise across the Banderas Bay where complimentary snacks and cocktails are served. As the sun sets across the sky, you will be rewarded with a stunning light display along the coastline, ... Read More »

BANANA WAVE Bananamilk an ‘A-peeling’ Non-Dairy Option

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Move over almond, soy, coconut and other non-dairy milk alternatives….there’s a new and decidedly tasty milk substitute in the supermarket aisle:  BANANA WAVE bananamilk. This natural, plant-based, non-dairy beverage is perfect for those athletes, sports fans and others who dislike—or are just bored—with the standard milk alternatives on the market. It’s also a particularly excellent choice for anyone who cannot ... Read More »

Personal Photos & Videos ‘Go Hollywood’ with UrLife Mini-Movies

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People have always snapped photos while playing sports and while on vacation, but the proliferation of smartphones has ushered in dramatic changes in the way we capture those photos and the myriad of ways the images can be utilized. Given forecasts that fully 2.53 billion people will own a smartphone by 2018, more and more vacationers will be capturing those ... Read More »