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Affluent Magazine Feb  2009

Feb 2009

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Barclay Butera Home

by Affluent Magazine

Barclay Butera Home

Barclay Butera Home recently launched a new association with the Hearst Castle Collection®, reflected in upholstery and pillows.

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

by Affluent Magazine

Red Velvet Cupcakes

This mini version of the classic Red Velvet Cake is one of the more popular offerings in bakeries all across the country. Whip up a batch this Valentine’s Day for that special someone in your life… as well as your family and friends… and share the LOVE! xoxoxox

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The Great Underdog of Piedmont

by Brian Freedman

The Great Underdog of Piedmont Barbera, the vastly underappreciated grape of Italy’s Piedmont region, is finally catching on outside of wine circles. It’s about time: Barbera’s range of styles, its easy pairability with food, and, yes, its ability to age gracefully, make it one of the truly great grapes of a country with no shortage of them. Read More

Polish-up! A perfect time to shine.

by Joy Weaver

Polish-up! A perfect time to shine. There’s not a great deal we can do about the national economy, but there is a lot we can do about our own personal economy. Polish-up on the basics! Read More

Still Cold Calling? You're Doomed

by Landy Chase

Still Cold Calling? You're Doomed

Most salespeople still seem to think that the only way to find new business is through that tried-but-true technique known as "cold calling." For those of you who need to be enlightened, this involves getting a list of people who have never met you, know nothing about you or your company, want to know nothing about you and your company, and are not expecting a call from you and your company.

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The Hunt for Opportunities

by Jay Forte

Ours is an unpredictable world. Many times, regardless of how effectively we plan, some things just fail. The dinner party that should have been great based on the planning, but the meal was a disaster. The meeting's presentation that was well prepared, but then the equipment failed. Or, a disciplined and diligent savings plan that lost nearly half of its value in today's recession. These challenging situations define our days. Some curse and yell; others see them for the opportunities they present. Read More

Advanced Solar Window Film Technology

by Daniel Venet

Advanced Solar Window Film Technology

With the economy faltering and real estate values declining, many homeowners have decided to stay put and upgrade their homes to make them more cost efficient and comfortable.

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Celebrating the Month of Love with Chocolate

by Tony Conway, CMP

Celebrating the Month of Love with Chocolate

Have you ever noticed the way people react when you mention the word “chocolate”? Faces flush, eyes soften to a heavenly gaze, and a grin on one or both sides of the mouth emerges. Make chocolate the topic of conversation and watch even the most uptight, buttoned-down, pragmatist slip into dreamy, moon-beamy magical thinking.

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Beautiful Valentine

by Mary Jo Matsumoto

Beautiful Valentine

This year's sobering financial outlook has caused most of us to look within; for strength, for courage and hopefully for love to give to ourselves and to others. I thought I would change the focus slightly for this Valentine's column and really make it about what you can do for yourself to find more comfort.

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Be the Change

by Jennifer Read Hawthorne

Be the Change

Almost everyone has ideas about how to change the world. We all want it to be a better place, even if we differ about how to bring about change. Sometimes we rail against the government, or against large corporations, seeing only greed and corruption in high places. We might get extremely angry about all the injustice in the world, and think, If I were in charge, things would be very different. But would they?

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