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Affluent Magazine Mar / Apr 2010

Mar / Apr 2010


Magical Beauty

by Mary Jo Matsumoto

Magical Beauty Spring is in the air and I have some wonderful new beauty products to share with you that will make this fresh new season truly magical! While the sun makes bees happy and helps the flowers bloom, it can harm delicate skin, which is why being conscious of sun protection as the first hint of spring arrives is extra important! Read More

The Langham, Melbourne: An Enchanted Haven in the Heart of the City

by Madison Freeman

The Langham, Melbourne: An Enchanted Haven in the Heart of the City Nestled on the banks of the Yarra River in the exclusive riverside Southbank precinct, The Langham, Melbourne delivers an opulent and grand residential experience, in the heart of Melbourne. Named ‘Top City Hotel’ by readers of US Travel + Leisure in the magazine’s 2009 World’s Best Awards, the hotel affords you stunning views spanning across the city skyline and Yarra River. The city’s finest attractions are all within close proximity with Federation Square and Melbourne's best shopping, riverside restaurants, Royal Botanic Gardens, Art Galleries and State theaters all just footsteps away. Read More

The Elysian: Bringing 1920s Haute Luxury to Chicago

by Madison Freeman

The Elysian: Bringing 1920s Haute Luxury to Chicago Classic style and French elegance make up Chicago’s newest hotel, restaurants and spa. Located in the heart of the famed Gold Coast neighborhood, the Elysian is the city’s first home-grown luxury hotel brand. As guests walk through the doors of the richly detailed and beautifully designed property, they are transported to a timeless era reminiscent of the grand hotels of Europe in the 1920s. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, world-class dining or indulging in purposeful spa services, the property is built to accommodate the finest of tastes. Taking notes of inspiration from Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, the Elysian sets a new standard in gracious hospitality and luxury living. Read More

How to Prolong Happiness

by Debbie Mandel, MA

How to Prolong Happiness Happiness researchers have concentrated their energies on identifying the daily activities that help us to achieve joy as well as mapping corresponding areas in the brain that light up with happiness. However, this is not getting to the heart of the matter as even depressed people experience happiness; instead the next level of research needs to focus on how to maintain feelings of joy. In other words, it is not merely about finding your bliss, but rather about holding on to it. Read More

Sweet Silence

by Rena M. Reese, MS

Sweet Silence Can you recall a time when you woke in the middle of the night to the absolute silence of your bedroom? Perhaps the stillness seemed palpable, mystical and even sacred. Maybe there was something Divine in that moment of absolute quiet that affirmed that you too are divine and more than a physical shell. Experiencing this external silence so deeply is a hint of what our spirit craves internally.  Absolute outer silence is the gateway to the magical and transformative internal silence. Read More

Harlan Estate: One of the Greats of the Wine World

by Brian Freedman

Harlan Estate: One of the Greats of the Wine World When Bill Harlan set out to create an American “First Growth” 25 years ago, consumers could have been forgiven for thinking the endeavor was crazy. How, after all, could anyone really believe that we were capable of producing a wine that would achieve the same level of complexity, longevity, and--perhaps the most vexing part of all--terroir-specificity that the greats of Bordeaux had been peddling in for centuries? Read More

Minding Your Manners

by Joy Weaver

Minding Your Manners In a world where rudeness runs rampant, parents have the responsibility to raise children as well-mannered adults, ones who are properly prepared for their places in society.  Parents - it is crucial for you to consistently set the right example that you expect your children to demonstrate. Children always pay more attention to what you do than to what you say! Read More

The Case Against “Business Casual”

by Sandy Dumont

The Case Against “Business Casual” Younger employees are much like small children who have been permitted to indulge themselves with sweets, soft drinks and other things that may not be good for them in terms of healthy bodies. We would all agree that parents who let their children eat what they want are not dong them a favor. By the same token, indulgent companies who institute a “business casual” policy because employees demand it may not being doing their staff a favor. Read More

Tips for Home Office Organization

by Tonia Tomlin

Tips for Home Office Organization As a business owner working from my home office, having a well organized office is essential. Then, throw in twins in that whole mix. My life can become very chaotic at times.  Here are a few tips to follow when setting up your home office: 1.Plan your layout- Decide where you want to position your desk, filing cabinet, and chairs. Be sure your desk is not facing the door. This will ensure to keep you focused on your work and not when you will be done with work.  Read More

Thank You HSUS: Graduation Day for the Pit Bull Training Team

by Nadya Vera & Ariana Huemer

Thank You HSUS: Graduation Day for the Pit Bull Training Team In 2006, The HSUS launched its city-wide pilot program to stop street dogfighting, End Dogfighting in Chicago, which uses the innovative and proven community outreach methods to change attitudes and actions. Part of this program is the Pit Bull Training Team, which gives would-be fighting dogs and their people a much more constructive alternative to dogfighting. Read More
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