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Marvelous Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100

In 2017, the National Retail Federation’s annual survey forecasted that Americans would spend more than ever on Mother’s Day gifts, with anticipated spending pushing $23.6 billion –the highest in the survey’s then 14-year history, topping the prior year’s record of $21.4 billion. For 2018, tens of billions more will surely be generated for the holiday once again as we collectively seek to ... Read More »

New Bicycling Power Meter Boasts Revolutionary Nanotech with Breakthrough Pricepoint Allowing All Cyclists to Train Like a Pro

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Leading-edge iQ2 Power Meter offers next-gen nanotechnology while shattering prohibitive marketplace price barriers to blaze an exciting new trail for beginner, amateur and professional road cyclists, mountain bikers and triathletes seeking pro-level advantages and performance improvements by measuring leg power on the pedals   Emerging cycling brand iQ2 (pronounced iQ square) has developed an all-new, cutting edge Power Meter offering performance-improving ... Read More »

Fab Fare and Frivolity at Barton G Los Angeles

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::: Exclusive interview reveals nixed dish concept ‘too offensive’ to offer as well as a new menu item determined to make a debut :::   When considering the seemingly disparate business model concepts of “fun” and “elegant,” it’s not exactly intuitive—or even advisable—to pair the two, particularly in the realm of fine dining. However, with an A-list chic ambiance juxtaposed ... Read More »

STK LA a Must Do-or-Dine Destination

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When it comes to steakhouses, Los Angeles is a carnivore’s cornucopia. While the City of Angels is replete with meat-minded eateries, one such restaurant—STK in the W Los Angeles in West Beverly Hills—rises above thanks to an inimitable mix: a well-conceived and expertly executed menu proffered in a high-intensity, chic club-like atmosphere where dining is far more than eating: it’s ... Read More »

Stay and Play at Jamaica Bay Inn Marina del Rey

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If your idea of a good vacation involves water as the prime attraction, then Marina del Rey is for you. Billed as Los Angeles’ “coastal playground,” this city boasts water activities abounding year-round. Surprisingly just a short four mile drive from the LAX airport, Marina del Rey is central to the LA coastline. It’s a short walking distance to the ... Read More »

North Italia Santa Monica Founded on Food with Integrity

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Sometimes a restauranteur comes along who changes the game. Raises the bar. Ups the ante. That’s very much the case with Sam Fox—the creative visionary behind Fox Restaurant Concepts, which has taken hip and healthy hospitality to new heights. From dropping out of college and siphoning the tuition funds into his first restaurant endeavor at the age of 20, to ... Read More »

8 Products Smart for Spring

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Spring is known as “the season of new beginnings,” so there’s no better time than the present to change up the way you do a few things in your day-to-day lives and, even better, solve some pesky problems in the process. Toward this end, I’ve curated eight great solutions that simply make life better. Weatherman Umbrella (www.WeathermanUmbrella.com) – Starting at ... Read More »

Savvy Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets

Courtesy of William Henry

Last year, the National Retail Federation reported spending for the Valentine’s Day holiday was expected to top $18.2 billion, which is an average of $136.57 per person. Romantic getaways, flowers, jewelry, candy and greeting cards aside, other findings show apparel, accessories and personal care products contributed about 1.65 billion U.S. dollars to Valentine’s Day sales in 2017. Even though Valentine’s ... 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 »