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Last Minute Holiday Gifts, Gets & Getaways

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As much as holiday shopping is a thrill-filled function, it can also overwhelm amid the glut of retail marketing messages asserting deals, steals and grand gifting opportunities galore. With so much to choose from, here’s a short list of a few tried-and-true gifts, gets and getaways that are well-suited for a holiday spending spree. ***** GADGETS ***** Funcl Earbuds (www.Funcl.com) Funcl ... Read More »

5 Must-Visit Southwest Vacation Destinations

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Whether for a stress-relieving holiday getaway or vacation in the New Year, or for experiential gift-giving targeted to those on your “nice list,” travel is top of mind for many this time of year. With that in mind, I wanted to share a collection of my top travel picks of late in the American southwest that are all tried-and-true…by yours ... Read More »

5 Reasons to Attend the 2018 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

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With the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival set to take the San Diego gastro-scene by storm for its 15th year this coming Nov. 11-18, there is a cornucopia of flavor-fueled activities poised to satiate the hearts, minds and palates of foodies throughout the week-long fest. As always, the event will showcase the best of “America’s Finest City’s” flourishing ... Read More »

Fox Restaurant Concepts Curating Culinary Devotees Across U.S.

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::: How two of its highly popular eateries—Olive & Ivy and The Henry—will continue to surpass expectations in the Arizona market and beyond ::: According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2017 State of the Industry report, the United States boasts more than one million restaurant locations employing as many as 14.7 million staffers. In a seemingly saturated industry that’s rife ... Read More »

Mezé Greek Fusion Flying High in Downtown San Diego

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Just a few short years ago, GBOD Hospitality, helmed by brothers Raymond and Patrick Davoudi, debuted Mezé Greek Fusion in the heart of downtown San Diego. Unlike any other restaurant concepts in the region, this eatery brought a fabulous new flare to the city’s famed Gaslamp Quarter by pairing contemporary Greek fare with modern, industrial-chic architecture and interior design. Through ... Read More »

Easy Ways to Improve Your Summer (and Beyond)

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With summer temperatures lingering on the high end of the spectrum, many are still out and about enjoying the longer days and extra leisure time. Of course, during the summer our desire for gadgets and gear that eases our travels, enhances our self-care regime, and just makes life more enjoyable is always in high demand. With that in mind, I’ve ... Read More »

New Book Tackles Unfortunate Truth: America Unhappier Than Ever Despite Record-Breaking Economic Growth (Study)

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::: New book examines why Americans are so unhappy and outlines 8 proven strategies to become happy 88% of the time :::   Despite achieving 4% GDP growth, America has fallen to 18th in the World Happiness Report’s annual ranking of more than 150 countries—an index based on variables including social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence ... Read More »

William Henry ‘Embrace’ Collection Offers Awe-Inspiring Groom’s Gifts

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When considering what to get a budding bride, the options are seemingly endless. However, buying a memorable and meaningful gift for the would-be groom—and also the wedding party of the male persuasion—can prove far more challenging. Luckily there’s William Henry, an American luxury brand for men that crafts unique artisan collections that include jewelry, writing instruments, money clips and award-winning ... Read More »

Rule Breaker Snacks Rebel Against Conventional Treats

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Ah, the chickpea. We love it in salads, stews, as hummus dip and more. But who knew this beloved legume, also known as the garbanzo bean, is versatile enough to bake sweet treats with? This is a surprising truth proven positive by the ambitious and skilled folks at Rule Breaker Snacks—a company that’s turned the chickpea into decadent brownies and ... Read More »