10 Ways to Cut Costs While Having a Truly Joyful H ...
You know “stuff” isn’t what makes the holiday season truly fulfilling. Yet each year, despite your best intentions, you end up shopping too much, rushing too much, stressing too much…and savoring the moment too little. Here, financial adviser Donna Skeels Cygan offers 10 suggestions to help you maximize your joy by making small, deliberate changes in the way you spend (or don’t spend) your money this holiday season:
Set a budget for gift-giving. By the time we reach adulthood, Cygan says, most of us have learned that giving and receiving unneeded gifts is an enormous waste of money. (“Many clients have told me they do well all year and then lose control during the holidays because of gift-buying expectations,” she shares.) Consider the following cost-cutting strategies:READ MORE
Are you familiar with this holly-but-not-so-jolly cycle? As the holidays approach, you promise yourself that this year you won’t get caught up in a frenzy of overspending. You know that piles of gifts do little to enhance your family’s seasonal joy—and you definitely don’t want a debt hangover that carries into January. And yet, every year, your resolve disappears under a mountain of shopping bags and wrapping paper.
You can’t seem to stop yourself from adding one more person to the list…agonizing over finding gifts at the “right” price point so recipients won’t think you’re cheap…charging “just” one more gift for each kid so that the pile under the tree will be big enough…and so on.READ MORE
It’s hard to imagine, but it was only six years ago when Google introduced Android to the world. By creating an open platform Android has become the most popular mobile operating platform. Nowadays there are over a billion devices in the world and growing by the millions every day. This month, Lollipop 5.0, the latest and most advanced platform is unleashed to the masses. We at HOMBRE had the privilege of being first to test the platform and the latest devices. In the coming days and weeks we’ll be bringing you individualized reviews. Launching this month, right in time for the holidays, is the Nexus 9 tablet (Nov. 3) and Nexus 6 smartphone (Nov. 12). Also available on Lollipop are the Nexus Player and Android Wear.READ MORE
PETROSSIAN Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Tasty ...
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Petrossian, the premier name in Caviar is celebrating 30 years in America. To toast the occasion we joined Messr. Alexandre Petrossian for a sumptuous afternoon of caviar, champagne, vodka and cocktails. The tasting included a full range of decadent delights, newly created treats, single-servings of caviar, and exciting innovations designed to prolong the brand’s legacy and take it beyond its long established success.READ MORE
BALLET HISPANICO Premieres Evening-Length Narrativ ...
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Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, makes its annual return to the Apollo stage to present the New York Premiere of its first evening-length narrative work, CARMEN.maquia,choreographed by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, in a one-night-only engagement on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8pm.
Hailed as a “masterpiece” by the Chicago Sun-Times, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s CARMEN.maquia, like Georges Bizet’s iconic opera about a passionate gypsy, is riveting from start to finish. The physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with the subtleties of the Spanish paso doble and flamenco dances. A stunning set design by Luis Crespo and minimalist black-and-white costumes by fashion designer David Delfin evoke the paintings of Pablo Picasso. Highly original and full of elaborate partnering, CARMEN.maquia is a bold and electrifying reimagining of this tragic tale.READ MORE
Thanksgiving in Vegas With MGM Resorts Internation ...
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Family and friends will enjoy the festive dishes prepared at MGM Resorts International restaurants for the Thanksgiving holiday. Traditional harvest fare will be served at participating restaurants at Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur and Circus Circus.
You may start their holiday feast with starters made with comforting, seasonal ingredients such as Heirloom Baby Beets with coffee vinaigrette, Ibérico ham, pomegranate and Bayley Hazen blue cheese at Sage at ARIA. STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay will offer Graffiti Cauliflower Salad featuring Tuscan kale, dried cranberries, pomegranate and ginger vinaigrette. At TENDER Steak & Seafood at Luxor, guests can honor the harvest with Pumpkin and Fuji Apple Soup made with roasted pumpkins and apples, apple cider and cream reduction. Guests can indulge in a different type of seasonal splendor with Lobster Bisque served with dill crème fraiche and mini croutons at Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York.READ MORE
LOS CABOS Intl Film Festival Kicks Off Wednesday W ...
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Starting on November 12th through the 16th, Los Cabos, one of Mexico´s most beautiful destinations, will host a forum for dialogue and collaboration between Mexican cinema and its North American cultural commercial partners. Los Cabos International Film Festival, is an event dedicated to the shared vision of this multicultural and vibrant region that brings international audiences bold, reflective and inspiring films year after year.
Strategic partners from Mexico, USA, Canada and friends from around the world will jointly build a platform for cultural and business exchange in the cinema field in this wonderful Baja California Sur location.
Some of the highlights include:READ MORE
BAHA MAR Will Offer World Class Culinary Experienc ...
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Baha Mar, the $3.5 billion integrated gaming resort opening in the Spring of 2015, is introducing the first four signature restaurants of its highly anticipated culinary experiences. The resort’s food and beverage selections complement an elite collection of hotel brands – The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Grand Hyatt and SLS LUX - as well as a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, and ESPA spa among other remarkable experiences.READ MORE
From November 14, 2014 through January 18, 2015, HistoryMiami will present an exhibition featuring the work of renowned Cuban-American photographer Mario Algaze. A Respect for Light: The Photography of Mario Algaze is the first comprehensive exhibition highlighting the Miami-based photographer’s body of work, including images captured throughout Latin America, panoramic images of South Florida and concert photography.
The exhibition focuses on images taken in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico and Cuba, among other Latin American countries. Over the course of more than 30 years, Algaze captured these photographs, which feature the people and locations of the places he visited in the early morning light as each day begins.READ MORE
There’s nothing quite like a good ‘Old Fashioned,’ the classic drink for a real man. With Knob Creek bourbon you can create the perfect drink. As we get ready for the holidays we bring you two versions to start the celebrations early.
Knob Creek Mulled Old Fashioned
Created by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon
2 parts Knob Creek® Bourbon
1/3 part Mulled Demerara Syrup*
4 dashes Angostura® Bitters
Add Knob Creek Bourbon, Mulled Demerara Syrup and Angostura® Bitters in a rocks glass with ice.
Stir and add an orange peel for garnish.
First Look: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARM ...
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THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, the third and final installment in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic novel The Hobbit, in theaters December 17th. Here we bring you a first look of the latest artwork and newest trailer of the upcoming blockbuster.READ MORE
Vintage Wheels, the new website designed to make classic car shopping fun, fast and simple has launched the “Classic Car Taste Test,” a unique and entertaining way to discover cars that might be the perfect fit for your driveway, collection – or dreams. By answering just ten quick questions about automotive preferences, aesthetics and lifestyle, a participant gets a curated selection of “matches” that might include anything from a 1912 Ford Model T to a 1992 Ferrari F40.
With seven times more inventory than any single pre-owned car site, Vintage Wheels is the definitive destination for finding a top-quality retro ride or collector car.READ MORE