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Affluent Magazine May / June 2011

May / June 2011

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Entertaining Royal Style: How to Have a Legendary Wedding

by Tony Conway

Entertaining Royal Style: How to Have a Legendary Wedding Every bride should feel like a princess on her wedding day.  Recently, Princess Kate and Prince William wowed the world at their exquisite April nuptials.  The buzz about the grand occasion was so vast, brides all over the world were inspired to create a wedding fit for royalty.  While the British royals value tradition, there are many ideas you can take from the Windsor’s and incorporate into your legendary events. Read More

Disaster Planning for Pets, Family

by Tanya Mulford

Disaster Planning for Pets, Family A person who plans for disaster is going to be far more able to safeguard herself and her animal companions. Don’t let the recent tragedies paralyze you— be motivated by them to create a comprehensive plan for taking care of yourself and your pet. There are things you can do to get ready for natural disasters with pets, horses, and farm animals in mind. Read More

Forget Time Management… Are You Managing Your Energy?

by Jean Kelley

Forget Time Management… Are You Managing Your Energy? Manage your time. Do more with less. If you can manage your time well, you’ll be more productive in all areas of life. The flaw in this thinking is that time is finite. You can manage time all you want and continually push yourself to get more done. This tires your brain, drains your spirit, and disengages your soul. The key is not to simply manage your time, but also manage your energy. Read More

Growing the Curious Leader

by Debra J. Slover

Growing the Curious Leader What is too much, too little, or just enough questioning? It is a question that has no real answer, but does represent the value of curiosity. And no, curiosity did not kill the cat, as many were told when young. Without questioning, there is little hope for new solutions to old problems, and no hope for new solutions to new problems. Read More

A Sense of Place: The Connection Between Wine and the People Responsible for It

by Brian Freedman

A Sense of Place: The Connection Between Wine and the People Responsible for It Few things are as personal as wine--it’s one of the reasons that it means so much to so many people. Personally, I cannot imagine an important moment passing by without having marked it by popping the cork from a bottle of something special.  Much of this, I think, is a result of the fact that wine is not just an expression of a particular grape or blend of grapes, but, rather, of the people who shepherd the juice through the process of becoming the finished product in the bottle. Read More

Wedding Beauty

by Mary Jo Matsumoto

Wedding Beauty Whether you’re a blushing bride or just attending spring weddings, stepping up your beauty routine is a priority, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, easy breezy beauty is the motto of the season! One of the top wedding trends is the advent of the relaxed bridal gown for the “non traditional” bride. The workmanship and elegance is every bit on par with traditional gowns, but there’s something more modern and less fussy about the flowing romantic gowns hitting the aisle these days. Read More

Fairmont Turnberry Isle: Full of Surprises at Every Turn

by Madison Freeman

Fairmont Turnberry Isle: Full of Surprises at Every Turn While recently touring the expansive chef’s garden at the legendary Fairmont Turnberry Isle and helping to pick ingredients for the evening’s dinner, the resort’s Executive Chef Daniel Buss excitedly pointed out a brand new addition to his prized botanical wonderland. “This is a Jabuticaba tree,” says Daniel. “It bears some of the finest grapes and will enhance some of the homemade fruit preserves I put on the breakfast buffet at our Cascata Grille restaurant.” Read More

Luxury Collection ITC Maurya: Contemporary Luxury That Echoes India’s Golden Era

by Madison Freeman

Luxury Collection ITC Maurya: Contemporary Luxury That Echoes India’s Golden Era Situated in the heart of the exclusive Diplomatic Enclave, one of the prettiest areas of town with views of New Delhi’s green belt, and slightly distanced from the hustle and bustle, Luxury Collection’s ITC Maurya hotel is a luxurious home base to return to recharge after exploring the city. An award-winning hotel, the impressive list of past guests includes royalty and heads of state including former U.S. Presidents, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George Bush and current U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Read More

The Internet and the Earth

by Jeffrey Gitterman

The Internet and the Earth The phrase “World Wide Web” literally conjures up an image of a spider web made up of six billion lines connecting all the people on the planet.  During our lifetime, this amazing technology has emerged and can be seen as an outward manifestation of the idea that we are all one large system.  Although spiritual mystics have told us for millennia that we are all One, it does seem that science and technology are starting to confirm this insight.  Just a decade or two ago, it would have been much harder to describe this notion to people without it seeming abstract. Read More

How to Create Understanding and Believability

by Joseph Sommerville, Ph.D.

How to Create Understanding and Believability In your presentation, proof points give the audience ways to understand your ideas and reasons to believe you. They help you create both logical and emotional resonance with the audience. There’s no reason presentations, even highly technical presentations, have to put audiences to sleep. Strategically placing proof points throughout your presentation reinforces your key messages, adds interest to the material and builds your credibility. Read More
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