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4 SoCal Locales Where Holiday Spirit Runs High

Courtesy Hilton Anaheim

Southern California is known for having more than its fair share of hot spots, from the trendiest happy hour haunts, to hotels and resorts with out-of-the-box offerings that proffer an exceptional travel experience. Here are a noteworthy few that have hit my radar of late: iFLY Indoor Skydiving (www.iFlyWorld.com) – Starting at $79.95 iFLY is an experiential entertainment company that ... Read More »

5 Wine & Spirits Gifts Suited for Any Season

Courtesy Prodiguer Brands

There’s no better way to usher in the holiday spirit than with a tasty cocktail or two. And, with 2-year worldwide sales volume of spirits exceeding 21.29 million liters, it seems the marketplace is thirstier than ever. This is good news for would-be gift givers seeking to tender items that’ll never go out of style.  Whether as a gift for ... Read More »

9 Ways to Achieve Diet & Weight-Loss Success

Courtesy JBIT MedPro

As health-seekers strategize their diet and fitness approach for the holiday gluttony season and those inevitable New Year’s resolutions just beyond, there are a few simple but key considerations that can make all the difference between a successful—and even profitable—weight-loss endeavor and a wellness endeavor that falls far short. In seeking expert advice I connected with diet and fitness industry ... Read More »

16 Tech-Driven Wellness Innovations

Courtesy CureUV.com

With all of the excitement and buzz surrounding the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) coupled with the fact that the fall and winter flu, holiday survival and New Year resolution seasons are all on fast approach, now is the perfect time to explore some innovations—gadgets, appliances and other science-based solutions aimed at improving our collective well-being. Indeed, the health, wellness, ... Read More »

Leveraging UV Light for a Healthier & Odor-Free Home

Courtesy CureUV.com

The dreadful multistate E. coli outbreak at Chipotle, which hospitalized 21, is among a number of high profile situations underscoring the danger of—and our collective vulnerability to–bacterium-born illness. Whether you’re frequenting a restaurant, retail store, business office, sports complex or any other facility where clients, customers, business associates, patrons, visitors and even resident employees can use restroom facilities and otherwise ... Read More »

Great Gets for a Killer Cookout (or Tailgate)

Courtesy Char-Broil

There are few weekend activities I love more than a good ‘ole backyard cookout—whether at my place or someone else’s abode. As a bona fide foodie, my search for ways to elevate this perennial pastime never ceases, whether that be in the way of new and exciting recipe ingredients, condiments, beverages, cookware or serviceware. Here are some tasty finds in ... Read More »

6 Cool Summer Travel Solutions

Courtesy Daniela Degrassi

I get so much joy in helping fellow travel-lovers solve annoying problems and otherwise make their trips easier and more enjoyable. Toward this end, I’m always keeping an eye out for noteworthy innovations that can resolve common annoyances and expedite the fun and functionality of getting from point A to point B. And, of course, I’m ever on alert for ... Read More »

Mark West Wines a Winner for National Pinot Noir Day

Courtesy Mark West Wines

Today is “National Pinot Noir Day” so let’s celebrate this tasty varietal, which happens to be my personal favorite and a tasty respite after a day of sports and fitness. I know there are many other “Pinot People” out there who also adore California wines, so I wanted to mark the occasion by telling you about a few great options ... Read More »

Back to College Products Improving Campus Life

Courtesy Overstock.com

College students notoriously struggle on multiple fronts, most definitely to include their grocery and entertainment options…or even just scoring a quiet, private place to be productive. Often they’re relegated to whatever facilities their school offers. Vending machines, fuzzy TVs with limited channels, and noisy dorm rooms and crowded study halls can leave much to be desired.  Here are a few ... Read More »

Products That Score for Back to School

With summer nearing its end and the new school year in sight, now is the time to start planning for your student’s success both in and out of the classroom. Here are some inventive and otherwise snazzy finds that will have your child feeling good and looking great throughout the school day. Solo Active 17.3-inch Laptop/Tablet Backpack (www.Overstock.com) – $65.00 ... Read More »