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Affluent Magazine Nov / Dec 2010

Nov / Dec 2010

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Love Your Legacy

by Rena M. Reese

Love Your Legacy Mention the names of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Eleanor Roosevelt, and people immediately associate each of them with their legacies. Reflecting on the lives of Albert Einstein, Gandhi, and Helen Keller will naturally call us to celebrate their life’s work and achievements. The achievements of each of these people were quite varied, important and far-reaching. But don’t be fooled into thinking you’ll have to win the Nobel Peace Prize to have a legacy that matters; a modest life holds a powerful legacy too. Read More

Enjoy the Holidays Without Dieting and Without Gaining

by Susan Burke March, MS, RD, LD/N, CDE

Enjoy the Holidays Without Dieting and Without Gaining Why should anyone dread the holidays, for fear that they’ll undo all the good they’ve accomplished over the year? You don’t hear people saying that they typically gain weight over the summer, but the average American gains weight over the fall holidays: somehow begins overeating, giving in to temptation at Halloween, continuing through Thanksgiving and on through the December holidays all the way through early January. Not this year! Read More

Art and the Presenting of Oneself

by Sandy Dumont

Art and the Presenting of Oneself The late L. Ron Hubbard is best remembered for his association with Dianetics and Scientology.  
What is not generally known is that he was a successful science fiction, adventure and detective writer. Hubbard also worked on many Hollywood film sets, and his masterful knowledge in this arena came as a result of his lifelong interest in art. His massive book “Art” is a masterpiece. Art, Hubbard says, includes painting, music, photography, poetry and the presenting of oneself. Read More

Cookbooks Uncovered: A Few Cookbooks that are Sure to be on Everyone’s Wish List…

by Tony Conway, CMP

Cookbooks Uncovered: A Few Cookbooks that are Sure to be on Everyone’s Wish List… One of my favorite gifts to give to close friends and family are cookbooks. As president of an award-winning hospitality company A Legendary Event, I personally know the power of a fabulous recipe that will become legendary in its own right with your family and friends. Here are several cookbooks that will not only make great gifts, but are also great resources for hosting your own holiday celebrations. Read More

Sparkling Holiday Beauty

by Mary Jo Matsumoto

Sparkling Holiday Beauty The question that arises every manic holiday season is how to stay beautiful while juggling all the additional tasks, parties, and events added to our already hectic schedule. Keeping things simple (note I did not say sparse) will keep you looking shiny and fresh. Focusing on hair, sleep, skin, nails, and general well-being with a little sparkly fun thrown in should do the trick! Read More

Matakauri Lodge: Remarkable Views Set the Scene for the Newest Luxury Lodge on New Zealand’s South Island

by Madison Freeman

Matakauri Lodge: Remarkable Views Set the Scene for the Newest Luxury Lodge on New Zealand’s South Island Queenstown New Zealand is the undisputed outdoor adventure capital of the Southern Hemisphere, and also home to some of the world’s most spectacular scenic beauty.  Thanks to the cinematic power of  Lord of the Rings, the natural wonders are no secret and with the recent opening of Relais & Châteaux property Matakauri Lodge,  the latest offering on the already impressive New Zealand luxury lodge menu, Queenstown and the South Island of New Zealand  are set to top any “must visit” lists of discerning travelers. Read More

Castlemartyr Resort: Escape to an Elegant Manor-House Retreat in County Cork, Ireland

by Madison Freeman

Castlemartyr Resort: Escape to an Elegant Manor-House Retreat in County Cork, Ireland The charming 18th-century manor-house hotel at the five-star Castlemartyr Resort is just a twenty-minute drive from the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Cork, yet nestles amidst 220 acres of breathtaking countryside; with woodland, rolling meadows and a glistening lake providing the idyllic backdrop for this heavenly retreat. Read More

Socializing Your Way to Longevity

by Debbie Mandel

Socializing Your Way to Longevity This is the season of dinners, parties and structured celebrations. Many find these joyful obligations stressful or annoying: “I dislike small talk and walking around with a frozen smile,” or “I know Aunt Helen is going to interrogate me about my diet.”  Have you become critical like you can’t help but notice the flaws? Have you turned into Scrooge? Your negative perceptions might be due to projection. Read More

Quikwash: Eco-Friendly Luxury Auto Care

by Affluent Magazine

Quikwash: Eco-Friendly Luxury Auto Care Quikwash, is a mobile, waterless car washing business so it’s Green.  And Green is good for the Earth.  Quikwash is powered by Eco Touch Inc,  a US manufacturer leading the way in the introduction of waterless car washing in the US and around the world.  Eco Touch is a non toxic biodegradable formula that effectively cleans and polishes the vehicles surface. Clients who use the formulas repeatedly find that their cars stay cleaner longer. Read More
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