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Affluent Magazine Mar / Apr 2011

Mar / Apr 2011

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Spring Cleaning and Sorting Out Your Garage

by Tonia Tomlin

Spring Cleaning and Sorting Out Your Garage Here’s a new twist  on Spring Cleaning. Instead of cleaning out the inside of the house, why not make a change and organize the garage.  After all, a lot of  time is spent with outdoor sports  activities, golfing, biking, and perhaps some home improvement projects. Read More

Fertilizing the Commitment Seed With Love

by Debra J. Slover

Fertilizing the Commitment Seed With Love What does love have to do with commitment and leadership? Love is at the core of extraordinary leadership and all human relationships. In the traditional definition of leadership where one guides or directs another, it is all about creating bonds and relationships with those you lead. Yet there is a missing piece in training for such leadership. Read More

Spring Cleaning Your Wardrobe

by Dayna Brandoff

Spring Cleaning Your Wardrobe Spring is just around the corner! Frigid temperatures and grey skies will soon make way for cheerier blue skies and colorful blooms.  In anticipation of the perfect sunshine days ahead, why not take these last few weeks of winter to do a thorough closet clean-out? Read More

Crying is a Turn Off: How to Stop the Waterworks

by Debbie Mandel

Crying is a Turn Off: How to Stop the Waterworks We don’t mind spring showers because we know that at the end of the proverbial rainbow lush vegetation will dazzle our senses. When we grieve and it rains, we feel that nature empathizes with our personal  sorrow.  However, concerning the rain that drops down a woman’s cheeks, there is great negativity attached and men wish they would turn off the waterworks. Read More

10 Simple Rules That Can Change Your Life

by Dianne Orwig

10 Simple Rules That Can Change Your Life Life can be magical when you have a clear set of personal rules to live by.  Here are my top 10 picks for living a happy, abundant life. (I hope they inspire you to create your own set of rules for living life to its fullest.) Read More

The BOND: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them

by Affluent Magazine

The BOND: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them Humane Society of the United States president and CEO Wayne Pacelle’s first book, The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, is a wide-ranging look at our connection with the precious animals who share our world. Pacelle delves into the history of the relationship between people and animals, as well as examining pressing issues of animal cruelty  such  as animal fighting, factory farming, and the Canadian seal hunt. Anyone who loves animals will find this a fascinating read. Read More

Easy-To-Grow Edibles are Pretty and Delicious

by Nicholas Staddon

Easy-To-Grow Edibles are Pretty and Delicious Love your ornamental landscape and not sure you’re ready to give up space for a vegetable garden that needs to be replanted every year? Fortunately, there are dozens of easy-to-grow edibles that add beauty and style to the garden— like fruiting  shrubs  and trees. Most are very attractive and complement an existing ornamental garden. Fruiting plants have beautiful flowers that precede the fruit; some, like citrus blossoms, are highly fragrant. Best of all, they will reward you with a bounty of delicious, organic fruit year after year, without a lot of effort on your part. Read More

Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette

by Joy Weaver

Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette All attention goes to the big wedding day and the fabulous reception! The rehearsal and its dinner are only the warm up to the  big  show, and are  many times overlooked for their importance. There are certain rules that go along with the rehearsal dinner, just as there are proper etiquette guidelines for the wedding. Read More

Hotel '41': Worthy of Its Royal Address

by Madison Freeman

Hotel '41': Worthy of Its Royal Address With all the excitement surrounding the Royal Wedding, London has become  a hotspot tourist destination. Some hotels, of course, are more likely to give you the Royal treatment than others. Even before you arrive at the hotel, you know that the five-star award-winning ’41,’ fittingly located directly opposite the Royal Mews and just behind Buckingham Palace, is a hotel fit for royalty and those who want to be treated that way. Read More

W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak: A Luxurious Escape That Balances Style and Soul

by Madison Freeman

W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak: A Luxurious Escape That Balances Style and Soul Perhaps you’ve  spent time on the amazing island of Bali.  Perhaps you’ve seen the Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem film Eat, Pray, Love – parts of which were set in stunning Bali. Or perhaps you’ve had Bali on your “must visit” list for years. In any event, now is the time to get your resort wardrobe ready and make your spring travel reservations, as W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak opens its doors in the uber-cool beachfront enclave of Seminyak. Read More
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