The Donum Estate in Sonoma County

To the ordinary wine drinker, a glass of red pairs most naturally with a fine cheese. At the Donum Estate in Sonoma County, however, the preference is less obvious partners for their distinguished wines. These include a 9-foot stainless steel rhino (Captured Rhino, Li Hui, 2012). Or even a massive heart sculpture made of polished mirrored steel (Love Me, Richard Hudson, 2016). With an outdoor sculpture garden boasting of nearly ...

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Wellness Spas in Europe

The process of detox in health and wellness is much more comprehensive than shedding a few extra pounds. Therefore, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the past. And to reset your mind and body with a look toward the future. Turning a detox into a life-changing and unforgettable experience is possible. Especially by exploring one of the fabulous wellness spas in Europe. These spots are known for setting clientele on ...

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Meditation 101

It's that time of year when goals are made along with expectations to hit those targets. When tactics turn externally to enhance our-selves inwardly, this approach to self-improvement can often be confused with checklists, hyper-monitoring and eventual burnout. A more intuitive way to retain control and reach success is to locate an inner source of energy. A foundation built by merely doing absolutely nothing for five to ten minutes a ...

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Screen Escape Vacations

What was once a techie’s nightmare—no wifi or data—is now sweet rapture for those bogged down by devices. (Also known as: everyone.) Digital detoxes, or retreats from technology, have risen swiftly from quirky to downright essential. They’re brilliant in rehydrating relationships between families, couples, friends or even with oneself. Screen escape vacations cut out the incessant distractions faced by too much screen time. And being “off the grid” does not ...

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Fresh Holiday Music Hits

Each December we face the compulsory list that comes with properly celebrating the holidays. Has Miracle on 34th Street been watched? Has the tree been decorated? The menorah dusted off? Has the shopping list been ticked off, added to and ticked off again? Perry Como re-emerges into our homes as millions of Americans dutifully turn on their local holiday stations. Not because we’ve suffered at all without “Home for the ...

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Travel Bloggers to Follow

When planning your next trip, look to the next generation of experts, travel vloggers and travel bloggers. Know what travel bloggers to follow that have paved the way for your plans. Firstly, you might want Michelin-star dining or prefer to rough it on Everest. Second, others might want a seaside escape. Others, cobwebs and catacombs. Fortunately, trip planning has never been as simple and thorough as it is today. Certainly now ...

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Parisian Paradise

Experience la vie en rose this season like a local.   Four magical words: Paris in the summer. From sunny picnics along the Siene, to the glittering Eiffel Tower, to the red wine, the art, the croissants—it’s endless!—there’s a reason this breathtaking city is the world’s number one tourist destination. But for Paris first-timers, the City of Lights can seem as intimidating as it is alluring, from its size alone. Yet, in ...

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The Majesty of Mysore, India

Shopping, culture and some of the most exquisite palaces create the majesty of Mysore, India Ancient ruins, uncharted jungles and opulent palaces. All necessary pieces of a classic “Indiana Jones” film—or perhaps your next vacay. Known as one of the most fab states to explore, Karnataka, India has something for every traveler. The international hot spot of Bangalore is ideal for shoppers. Most travelers fly in here—the ritzy airport alone is ...

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