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7 Gotta Get Summer Gadgets

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I just love summer. Aside from the longer days, jaunts to tropical locales, weekend barbeques and balmy nights out on the town, it’s a season during which my thirst for innovative and utilitarian gadgetry is thoroughly quenched. Indeed, there’s a myriad of totally awesome tech that are particularly well-suited for the summer lifestyle. Here are a few relating to lawn ... Read More »

The Ambrose Hotel Santa Monica Mastering Boutique Hospitality

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There’s just something about a boutique hotel. Maybe it’s the quaint locales or the stylish upscale accommodations. Perhaps it’s the extraordinarily personalized level of service or the charming and unexpected touches that make it abundantly clear you’re not at a cookie-cutter chain operation.  It’s these things and more that draw me to boutique properties time and time again, especially when ... Read More »

Via Veneto Santa Monica Dishing Star-Caliber Italian Cuisine

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Los Angeles is a city known as much for its distinctive award-winning eateries as it is for its celebrity residents. In fact, many of the city’s restaurants—particularly those frequented by Hollywood’s elite—often become as revered as the star clientele, themselves. One such establishment is Via Veneto in Santa Monica, which enjoys its fair share of celebrity patronage. From David and ... Read More »

Culinary-Forward Seafood at Eddie V’s San Diego

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Next time you have a hankerin’ for swordfish from Block Island, scallops from Georges Bank or Yellowfin Tuna from the Caribbean, there’s no need to charter a jet to satisfy your craving for seafood sensations like these. Instead, those fortunate enough to be in “America’s Finest City” can just head downtown to Eddie V’s San Diego location—adjacent to the waterfront ... Read More »

Summer Health & Beauty Boosters

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Summer is a great time for a health and beauty reboot, since many of us are far more body conscious during this sizzling season. Below are some wellness boosters you might consider embracing to keep your skin smooth and supple, mitigate the effects of too much fun-in-the-sun, enhance your grocery game and ensure your energy stays elevated throughout the elongated ... Read More »

7 Summer Saviors

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This summer why not gear up with items that’ll ease and enhance the season? Here are a few hot product picks relating to fashion, functional décor, technology and travel that’ll please and appease in the months ahead. ***TECH & TRAVEL*** AT&T Unite ‘Explore’ Mobile WiFi Hotspot by Netgear (www.ATT.com) – $49.99 This summer enjoy Wi-Fi on-the-go with the AT&T Unite ... Read More »

I.D. Theft Protection Perfection with ‘Pagalli’ Fine Leather Wallets

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As recently as January 2016 the FTC announced the escalating incidence of identity theft, revealing that it had received nearly 500,000 consumer complaints about identity theft, “representing a 47 percent increase over the prior year.” The report also cited the ominous  Department of Justice estimate that “17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014”—with the vast majority of ... Read More »

7 Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

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With another Father’s Day on approach, many are racking their brains on what to get for “Dad” that will not only surprise him with the unexpected, but that’ll also genuinely delight and excite him. This holiday, demonstrate your present-giving prowess with these fantastic Father’s Day gift ideas: TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch (www.TomTom.com) – $249.99 Dad can forget about wearing ... Read More »

11 Key Considerations for Prize-Driven Diet Programs

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What you MUST ponder before partaking in a ‘dieting for dollars’ program Let’s face it, sometimes our love for food and beverages gets the best of us, widening our waistlines beyond that which is comfortable–or healthy. Since research has proven financial incentives and penalties (“carrots and sticks”) to be highly effective in motivating weight loss, many health-seekers are turning to ... Read More »

Helpful Lifestyle Hacks: 8 Great Product Picks

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Let’s face it, life can be frustrating. Luckily there are throngs of products on the market to help alleviate common annoyances and generally provide sound solutions for things you wish were better or just easier in some way, shape or form. I’ve assembled a few such items below—some tried and true gadget, beauty, style and health fixes and tricks that ... Read More »