5 Star Living from the Inside-Out: Creating Your Dream Lifestyle


Have you already reached your dreams and are ready to create a more expanded vision for your life?

Or are you seeking to become more in alignment with what you really want? Would you like to know the secrets to becoming AGELESS? I’ve been in search of this illusion since I reached the mid-century mark. It’s an elusive slippery slope, searching for the Fountain of Youth, but there are some real keys to unlock your personal path to vibrant health and radiant beauty, naturally.

One important first step is taking time out to envision the life of your dreams. Most of us spend time in fear  of the future or rehashing the past, but creating a vision board of your dreams, like the one above is a great pastme

John Assaraf, best known for sharing his story in the movie, The Secret,  about the dream home he found and posted on his vision board. He put it away and forgot about it, but when unpacking to move into his beautiful new home, he found the board. He was amazed to discover that the beautiful home he had just purchased was the same home on the vision board!

If you saw The Secret, you know the story of how I discovered the amazing power of vision boards. The story about how I envisioned my actual dream home years ahead of time, and then how I found myself in it one day is absolutely true. Once you gain clarity on what you really want and understand the universal laws of attraction, vision boards can help you bring that desire into reality – and my life today is living proof! John Assaraf

 Jack Canfield, of the Chicken Soup for the Soul, also encourages people to create vision boards.
Another is learning the habit of MINDFULNESS MEDITATION-The first step to healing from the inside out.

Your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind. And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them! – Jack Canfield

By representing your goals with pictures and images you will actually strengthen and stimulate your emotions because your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation…  and your emotions are the vibrational energy that activates the Law of Attraction. The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words,” certainly holds true here.

I am on my own personal search to create my dream life into reality and this includes becoming ageless. I have found that adding mindfulness meditation to my daily life, as well as yoga, relieve stress. If boosting your confidence, releasing limiting beliefs and creating an authentic relationship with yourself is a goal,  you can take back your power, and be open to new possibilities.

Baobob gummies-BEST/ Bonga Food Demos with JoAnn at Whole Foods

Do you want to lose weight to feel great and be more fulfilled, wearing your favorite outfits, feeling confident going out and even working out?

Did you know that most weightloss gimics are not healthy, effective or long lasting?
It has been statistically proven that working out does NOT make you thin, but it does make you FIT.

Did you know you can be fit but still FAT even though you are doing cardio, sweating and working so hard until you drop out?

You’ve seen those hard core cardio slaves working out and doing all the right stuff but they are still overweight.

There’s a secret, which I will explain to you in depth and it’s very simple.

Most nutritionists, doctors and specialists  make it sound complicated, because they want you to follow their intricate programs and buy all their supplements and products.

Iyengar Yoga is my saving grace: healthy habits can be good addictio

But I have discovered a better way. Believe me, those photos above are recent and I am telling you that I‘ve studied this for decades. I was a Jane Fonda Aerobics fanatic and worked out for almost 40 years. ( I won’t say how old I am but you can guess because I was committed to training in college!) But I went for the burn and got burned out! Now I’m not pushing myself and cannot do exhausting workouts-when suffering from adrenal fatigue, it is more important to do less, a slow burn is best.

I am not a super model/superstar and don’t have a perfectly lean body, but I am in shape and you can be too. I spent days, weeks, months and years training with the pros. Now I’m still dealing with the ups and downs of my weight, but not stressing over it any more.

Create the life of your dreams today. If you want REAL RESULTS, and if you’ve tried the rest, then go for the BEST and contact me today!


I am going to be perfectly honest with you, I don’t care about being on the cover of the next bikini issue of Sports Illustrated! But I do care about having vibrant health, radiant beauty and being fit. The system I use is great for men and women of any age. We have fabulous results which I will share with you in our first phone meeting.

Here I am with the lovely, amazing and ageless Catie Norris, founder of Simply Young at a health expo.

It’s all about the cleanse, getting rid of toxins, letting go of stress and becoming the radiant person you know is inside of YOU! Another factor is having a coach, a cheerleader and someone who truly cares about you, your results and helping you to become your best self, NOW. Not next week, next year or someday! With the proper help, you too can become your picture perfect self, whatever that means to you!

Do you have an inner vision of your life that seems to elude you? Are you tired of repeating the same patterns over and over again and hoping for different results?  Are you seeking to find guidance but feel blocked? Are you feeling stuck, not recovering as easily from loss in work and relationships, feeling emotionally dis-connected from your partner, healing a broken heart, or feeling un-enthusiastic about love & life? Would you like to get access to the inner wisdom that is always within you?

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*****Weight weightloss and management
*****I represent the most comprehensive, pure whole food wellness products available.

This includes a cleanse that is used by Celebrities, world class athletes and rock stars for detoxing the system and allowing you to eliminate the toxins that are contributing to your weight issues. With this system you are guaranteed a healthy weightloss that will not come back if you are committed. I have been trained personally by the nutritionist to the stars who is the founder and formulator of this outstanding system

Please contact me for more info and a free consultation

As a lifestyle coach, I cover a broad spectrum of issues and provide solutions to everyday challenges. I have listed some but not all of my expertise in helping others to live their BEST LIFE NOW!

Additional Coaching Specialties:
Career Goals
Health and Wellness
Healthy Food Prep
Life/Work Balance
Relationships/Intimacy
De-Stress Solutions
Exercise/Training/Coaching
Image Makeovers
Home:Organize/Design/Declutter

Improving Overall Lifestyle Challenges, including decades of research, providing source and Resource

Trained for over 35 years in different workout modalities and attended workshops :
Reiki
Iyengar Yoga
Kundalini Yoga
Yin Yoga/Stretch
Strength Training
Jane Fonda Aerobics
Low Impact Workouts
Power Body Sculpting
Mindfulness Meditation/Breathwork

If you’re seeking out-of-the-box creative solutions that are above and beyond the rest of the crowd, you will appreciate this style of coaching. When everyone else says, IMPOSSIBLE, we will say, “I’m Possible”! When you are open to receiving the right harmony and balance of mind/body/spirit anything is possible!

Mindfulness Meditation and Hypnosis Training with Chris Howard

With the right guidance, you can not only thrive and flourish, but create the life of your dreams that is waiting for you now!

I have personally experienced many of the challenges my clients experience and discovered the keys to unlock the doors to ‘finding your own bliss.’ I have used life coaches for my own guidance and realized that all the answers were inside of me, beyond anything in their limited experience. Through my mindfulness meditation practice, I have experienced life-changing results which has catapulted me into this form of healing work to share with my clients.

I have been researching, exploring and discovering the secrets to creating the life of my dreams. Sometimes we have an ideal that we think is our true hearts desire, but life has a way of throwing us curve balls to redirect us to another trajectory. It may seem like we are going off course but in reality we are being guided to another, more desirable destiny. In process, I have experienced many miracles in spite of the years of challenges. It is my thrill to share these secrets to a fulfilling life and helping my clients overcome the blocks and manifest the life of their dreams. It is my greatest pleasure to have my clients experience Beauty for the Soul each and every day.

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Would you like to explore creating your own dream lifestyle? I will help you!

Here’s how it works:

1. First is a brief phone conversation to find out a little bit about the client and see if there’s a good fit.(Free)

2. Then I send a  questionnaire forms to have them fill out to explore the areas they are interested in working on.

3. Then we set up a series of sessions (after the first initial session) to discuss and work on the issues, including different methods and processes to do at home.

4. There are dozens of books and processes out there which I will recommend, but I believe the best way to make the changes is to have a personal coach to assist you. That is why I am offering my services.

The experts always say:We teach what we need to learn most…….so after decades of study to create my own dream life (which is still in process ) I am now offering to share the best of the best with my readers. 

Bullet Proof Coffee King-Me and Dave Asprey at the Natural Products Expo 2017

Here are a list of just a few of the credentialed seminars from my decades of exploring creating my dream lifestyle.

Reiki 1 & 11
Insight Seminars
I: The Awakening Heart Seminar
II: The Opening Heart Seminar
III: The Centering In The Heart Seminar
IV: Knowing the Purpose of your Heart Seminar
The Reconnection 1& 11 with Eric Pearl
Break Costin

Unprocessed 30 Day SOS Challenge with Chef AJ (Vegan lifestyle training )
Kundalini Yoga Healing with MahanKirn
Peak Potentials Training Series with T. Harv Eker
including Train the Trainer

       Living Legend Deepak Chopra at his new book signing, “You Are the Universe”

Ayurvedic Healing Workshops with Dr.s Deepak Chopra and David Simon
Simply Young Longevity and Wellness Coach

Mindfulness Meditation and Hypnosis Training with Chris Howard 
Life Work Planning with Dr. Richard Bolles (author What Color is Your Parachute?)

Now I am offering my unique lifestyle concepts for a select few and am available for in person and online sessions.

You may contact me to set up a free consultation

Red Carpet Ready With a Touch of Romance: The 2017 Oscar Festivities


More fun events for the pre-Oscars gifting suites, celebrating the talent and getting ready for the big event.

 

 

  (Handsome Hunk) Award Winning Actor Vince Spano and moi
This swanky gourmet hot spot for the uber elite was the gifting suite for the upcoming Oscars. Doris Bergman’s style lounge, honoring the upcoming 89th Annual Academy Awards was buzzing with some of Hollywood’s finest. This legendary event is a noteworthy celebration honoring the Oscar® Nominated actors, former Oscar® winners, presenters, stylists and industry VIPS.

This year’s hosts were: BUYWINE.COM, with some fab wine gifts, trendy couture gowns and menswear including tasteful ties, suits and tux’s, the best in beauty finds for skin & hair, bejeweled collections, trendy accessories, including handbags, scents, leading edge electronics, Napa wines and spirits, yummy sweets and much more!

Dr. Sal “Rejuvenation in Motion” Mobile Med Spa (Have Botox, etc. will Travel)
 Photo Courtesy: Susan Edwards Martin

Celebs and attendees enjoying the festivities: Oscar Nominees Benj Pasek (“La La Land” Best Song), Justin Paul (“La la Land” Best Song), David Greathouse, Executive Producer (“Hacksaw Ridge”) Best Picture, David Permut, Producer (“Hacksaw Ridge” Best Picture), Saniyya Sidney (“Fences” Best Picture & “Hidden Figures” Best Picture), joined multiple Oscar Nominees Bruce Dern, Golden Globe Nominees/Winners Allen Maldanado (“Black-ish”), Dale Goldboldo (“People vs. O.J.”),Grammy Nominee Renee Olstead, (“Do You You Want To Know A Secret?”), Frank Stallone, (“Stayin’ Alive”), Prime Time Emmy Nominee Matt Walsh (“Veep”), Primetime Emmy Winner Patrika Darbo (“Acting Dead””), “Dancing With Stars” beauties Karina Smirnoff and Edyta Sliwinska, Sam Trammell (“True Blood”), Steven Bauer (“Ray Donovan”), Lauren Makk (“FABLife”),

More must-have gifts from sponsors such as Celeb Skincare for Ageless Beauty with Dr. Nicholas Perricone and celebs that enjoyed the goodies- like Michael Campion (“Fuller House”),  Tony Denison (“Major Crimes”), Hollywood Icon Dee Wallace and Naomi Grossman (“American Horror Story”)

 ” Dancing With The Stars” Karina Smirnoff with Footmate

Photo Credit:
Bergman Public Relations

Title Sponsor BUYWINE.COM with Allen Maldanado (Black-ish, 2017
Golden Globe Nominated Series)

Photo Credit:
Bergman Public Relations
 Multiple Oscar Nominee, Bruce Dern with Hearts By Hillel

Photo Credit:
Bergman Public Relations

Sam Trammell with Fibrum Virtual Reality

Photo Credit:
Bergman Public Relations

The spotlight was also on guests & sponsors that donated unwrapped gifts for young adults (ages 13-18) for a Post-Holiday Gift Drive benefitting ‘Wednesday’s Child’ — a weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with Anchor Christine Devine. ‘Wednesday’s Child’ highlights ‘harder to place’ children in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families. “In Los Angeles County, alone, there are over 35,000 children receiving child welfare services,” says social worker, Professor  William Wong.  Two foster children are invited to attend and get the royal treatment like the rest of the VIP’s.

Samiah Hinton, Samiah Hinton Designs
Photo Courtesy: Susan Edwards Martin  

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2017 Awards: Always A Class Act at the TMG Oscar Suite/Academy Awards 2017


Royal Twin with Eufora
With all the buzz from the aftermath of the Awards, and many people still scratching their heads about the mishap, there’s that one perfect memory that the privileged VIP’s will remember. TMG, Beverly Hills based luxury goods public relations hosted it’s 11th Annual Pre-Oscar “Red Carpet Ready” Luxury Suite, at the legendary Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. In honor of the 89th Academy Awards, this was the swankiest suite. The lobby was a hotbed for hosted events, and the stars were out to see and be scene.

But upstairs, in the penthouse, a private, first class luxury event was the most coveted on the list of pre-oscar events. Celebrity offerings were plentiful but the most luxe were the personalized beauty treatments to make everyone feel like a star.

TMG-GILLES MARINI AND FAMILY/LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS

The list of sponsors were:

GOLDEN BOOKS: Part of Random House, it’s Little Golden Books 75th Anniversary this year.  Iconic Children’s books.

ESSIE: Manicures. Lots of colors and featuring a special GOLD MANI to honor Little Golden Books 75th Anniversary. Goldfinger’s never looked so chic!

KATHRINE BAUMANN HANDBAGS:  Beautifully crystal-studded handbags often seen on the Red Carpet carried by major celebrities. These are the kind of accessory handbags that are meant to be displayed after the event, in a special place at home. Truly a work of art!

Eufora and me……Livin’ it up in style with a complementary  style n’ curl at the event
Check out the rest of the fun festivities here

Top Tips for Living The 5 Star Life….On Any Budget….podcast link


I have lived my life through the eyes of an artist. Everything is a work of art to me. Clouds in the sky coming to life as the sunsets; flowers illuminated, singing in the rain; a home with heart, where the flow of color, design and art moves throughout the spaces. It is my passion to assist people to live in beauty, harmony and balance. Even the Feng Shui Gurus love working with me. I’m a natural intuitive with space, form and energy. It must be because of my years of training as a fine artist.

Check out this story/podcast….top tips

 

Valentine’s Day-Turn UP The Heat With These Natural Aphrodisiacs!


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Are you ready to rock your world with a healthy dose of fun? From fruits and veggies to herbal elixirs, there are ways to pump up the volume of feeling amorous, without drugs and artificial stimulators. These are nature’s way of giving us aphrodisiacs to experience the love connection to ourselves and others. The name comes from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexuality and love. In this modern age of love potions, potent elixirs, pills and synthetic chemicals, the Ancients had the right idea. They discovered foods, drinks and behaviors that increased sexual desires.

It is especially noticeable in plant foods which have aphrodisiac effects. Putting the placebo effect aside, Western medical science may not have any proven claims to their efficacy, many lovers still enjoy the presumed effects of aphrodisiacs because they turn up the heat in the body. One of the main effects is that they stimulate the senses: taste, touch, smell, sight and sound.

Author, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, is also a writer, chef, and speaker, with five ground breaking books, including the award-winning The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, and the Vegans Daily Companion.

As a compassionate animal lover, she is “A star in the vegan Universe” VegNews. 

Check out:The 30 Day Vegan Challenge, “you will learn about foods that increase libido – no powdered rhino horn or exotic oysters, but good wholesome foods for good wholesome fun.”
“Some aphrodisiacs are considered such because of their texture. Agave nectar, derived from a cactus-like plant, oozes a thick sweet syrup. The romantic effect of champagne has more to do with the bubbles than with the alcohol. And apricots, mangoes, peaches, and tomatoes – also known as “love-apples” – are on the list of sensual foods primarily for their built-in succulence.”

Food and sexuality have been associated in various ways throughout history. Foods such as chocolate, known as a sexy potion because of the release of dopamine in the pleasure center of the brain. Remember the incredible display of pure, raw sensuality in front of the refrigerator in movie, 9 1/2 Weeks? That may well be the most sensuous, sexually invigorating scenes ever!
Some provide symbolism, such as the biblical “forbidden fruit “or the cherry with its associations related to virginity. Seeing the color red may increase passion. Spicy foods like chili peppers increase heat, blood flow, blushed skin, swollen lips and also release endorphins.

An English herbalist from the 17th century, Nicholas Culpepper, wrote that asparagus “stirs up lust in man and woman.” It’s light and full of vitamins, and adds a welcomed freshness to many dishes.

Here are more:

Almonds have been regarded as a fertility symbol throughout antiquity.

Agave oozes a thick, sweet syrup.

Avocados have been considered an aphrodisiac since Mayan times — when they were eaten to improve sexual desirability. They are visually symbolic.

Bananas are noted for their obvious shape, but also chock full of potassium and Vitamin B, an important part of the proper function of sex hormones.

Celery is also high in essential nutrients necessary for great sex, and it contains two chemicals — androsterone and adrostenol — which serve as a sexual attractant when ingested.

Champagne is intoxicating but mainly used for it’s titillating bubbles. Prosecco is super bubbly!

Chocolate has always been an elixir with phenylethylamine (PEA), which stimulates the same hormone your body releases during sex.

Cinnamon heats up your body and, in turn, your sex drive

Figs have been a part of biblical history, one of the ancient fruits that were highly coveted because they are sweet and soft. The Greeks linked this sensuous fruit with love and fertility.

Garlic is another strong flavor enhancer and is known to get your juices flowing.

Ginger like chili peppers, ginger spices things up and increases circulation and body temperature.

Honey which is organic, raw and rich in B vitamins, supports testosterone production, which can increase desire. It also contains the boron used in estrogen production, which is important for female desire.

Pine Nuts since the Middle Ages, they have been known to increase sexual stamina. Loaded with zinc, which is essential for producing testosterone.

Pomegranates are a symbol of fertility. The seeds of this luscious red fruit improve blood flow and are rumored to increase genital sensitivity.

Sweet Basil is a sweet, pungent herb that not only appeals to the sense of smell, but the taste is energizing, and may boost your sex drive.

Vanilla is always a great flavor enhancer for desserts, but it is also a powerful spice, in foods and especially candles.

But you don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to experience these potent elixirs. This can be a year round delicacy, so make sure you indulge daily, especially when these delectable aphrodisiacs are in season.

If you have any personal favorites, please share below and don’t forget to sign up to my other blog for special postings! We’d love to hear from you!

Getting Fit for the Twentyfirst Century


Having a Ball-getting fit and having fun

Having a Ball-getting fit and having fun

Turning Potential Into Performance

How would you like to reach your peak potential?

The optimum 21st century workout helps you to align with your inner design. The gyms of the future will not use out-dated machines and equipment that dictate the movements of your body to fit with the programming. The workout of the future will be specifically geared to your personal body needs. No more noisy, grinding machines, no more dehumanizing workouts that make the body keep up without intuitive interaction. The 21st century body is lean, aligned and fit for peak performance. The future is NOW!

Top athletes in their field know that reaching their peak potential takes hard work, time and talent. Maximizing their potential to peak performance involves more than sweat equity. It is about working smarter, not harder.

RIM‘s advanced exercise program empowers you to reach your highest level faster, safer, longer than any method available. This scientifically designed, tested and proven system lets you achieve peak performance with less effort, whether you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior or Monday morning quarterback.

Fit, fun classes that really make an impact

Fit, fun classes that really make an impact

The key point is to lead the body to align with it’s inner design.

The body has it’s own inner alignment and sense memory. The difference between this method and all other methods is that your body will lead you to what it needs rather than imposing an inaccurate set of workouts that do not meet its current needs.

This is a precise method that attunes with your own body, personally designed to match its needs.

RIM’s founder, Dr Edythe Heus has applied her over 30 years’ experience to develop a way for achievers to advance, heal and protect their fitness as they push their performance to new levels.  For the last decade Dr, Edythe has fine tuned RIM with an elite group whose success relies on gaining and preserving a competitive edge – Olympians, top tier individual athletes and teams in the pro leagues, high powered executives, Hollywood celebrities and their stunt doubles and most recently dancers and performers in Broadway’s most physically demanding production, Spiderman Turn Off the Dark.  All of them experienced dramatic improvements.

RevInMo group class

RevInMo group class

One client remarked after the first session, ” I felt freedom in my tense areas, I felt an openness in areas that were shut down and tight, I felt alive and excited and hopeful. What I learned from Dr, Heus is that as the body ages, it goes into lockdown in parts where it is stressed and injured and then it affects the whole system and everything has to compensate for the injury or shut down. So my feet affected my quadraceps, my inner knees did not support my thighs and also went up to the groin. The body is a whole system and my lower left lumbar is unsteady. Now I know what needs to be done to heal and look forward to working it out with Dr. Heus”

Now with the opening of the first RIM Fitness Studio in midtown Manhattan a wider public has the opportunity to gain the advantages the elite enjoy.

Slip Slidin' Away with Dr. Edythe Heus

Slip Slidin’ Away with Dr. Edythe Heus

They offer a variety of semi private group routines  (limited to 8 people, personal sessions, certification programs for trainers and physical therapists who want to treat their clients most effectively.
Now there is even a new special class for women’s sexual empowerment

Another inspired client remarked that “After my session I felt more energy in my body, more freedom and the desire to PLAY. This work allows the body to feel more freedom and less fear, which is the best place to begin to play and have fun. Most exerciser routines tense the muscles, keep them in a pumped up state-then relaxed then pumped. This used my body to create a whole body experience that afforded me the luxury to play again, like a kid.”

http://www.RevInMo.com

The Hotel Bel Air: Every Guest Gets the Royal Treatment


The Favorite Hideaway of the Stars
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What could be better than being a guest in the palatial ‘home’ of a royal? When Prince Jefri Bolkiah, member of the Brunei Royal Family (BIA, Brunei Investment Agency) purchased the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, California, they closed down this landmark for over 2 years to remodel the already posh property. According to wiki, “His elder brother is the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah. While Prince Jefri is known for his extravagant lifestyle, he has assisted in creating a stunning portfolio of the finest hotels, http://www.dorchestercollection.com His personal holdings (were at one time) a huge art collection, the British jeweler Asprey, The New York Palace Hotel, The Beverly Hills Hotel, also in Los Angeles and Plaza Athénée in Paris.” Without digressing into the mystery of this backstory, suffice it to say that the level of taste is beyond extravagance.

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Even a true Royal appreciates the warmth and ambiance of this secluded hideaway. As Prince Charles once described, “it’s like staying at a rich friend’s home.”

The 3 most adored guests are still the gems of the Swan Lake in the picturesque front lawn. The original vision of “creating a natural California oasis, planting palms, coastal redwoods, ficus trees and perennial blooms” are still the focal point. Sun worshiping at the shimmering oval-shaped pool is still a private affair. The Celebs still love the secluded privacy and anonymity.

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When it opened in 1946, Hollywood flocked to the see and be scene at the fresh and luxe retreat. Even in the glam era, Hotel Bel-Air was a haven for camera shy celebrities including Grace Kelly, Jackie Gleason, Cary Grant, and Marilyn Monroe, served celebrities, heads of state and dignitaries. It is still visited by the uber rich and famous.

According to seeing-stars.com, “Virtually everyone who is anyone has stayed at the original 92-room Bel-Air hotel, including Britain’s Royal Family, Presidents, and the biggest names in Hollywood, who prize the hotel for its charm and its seclusion. Warren Beatty and his wife Annette Bening stayed here after the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Jim Carrey was recently spotted singing at the piano bar. Nicole Kidman and Hillary Swank were also guests. Oprah Winfrey threw a slumber party here when she turned 40, while Diana Ross recently stayed here to unwind.”

“Oprah Winfrey has a long history with Hotel Bel-Air. As Oprah stated on her 50th birthday to People magazine and on national television, “Hotel Bel-Air is my favorite hotel.” She gathered friends on the front lawn where Celine Dion sang “Happy Birthday” to her as a surprise. She hosted a luncheon at which she was the guest of honor alongside 50 women, including Diane Sawyer, Toni Morrison, Ellen DeGeneres and Salma Hayek. As a frequent guest, the beloved Chalon Suite was also made over at Oprah Winfrey’s request.”
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“The hotel offers 103 rooms, all of them Mediterranean-style villa/bungalows, yet no two the same. Room 160 is known as the Princess Grace Suite, and according to L.A. Magazine, Carly Simon likes to stay there. Joan Collins prefers room 166. Room 138 is known as the Swan Lake Suite, because of its view of the swan pond. Other guests have included Prince Charles, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tina Turner, Al Pacino, Whitney Houston, Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer, Val Kilmer, Martha Stewart, Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro and even the very private, Michael Jackson.”

During the Academy Awards week, 2013, a couple of award nominees had their hair coiffed by Sam Kavenchy at the exclusive salon, Joseph Martin. One of the nominees sported a totally new look and when his name was announced as the winner, he was almost unrecognizable from his powerful character role in the academy award winning film. Another winner also had his hair styled by Sam and they both were beaming with their new, award winning looks! So if you intend on winning an Academy Award, you should definitely get a winning hairstyle at this tony salon!

The private enclave in the heart center of the property is the favorite restaurant for all occasions,Wolfgang Puck at the Hotel Bel Air. “To be a part of this extraordinary restoration is a great honor,” said Puck.  “The Hotel Bel-Air is one of the most beloved icons in Hollywood history and has created many wonderful memories for such a long time.  It was important for us to respect its heritage, keeping menu favorites like the famous tortilla soup, while creating an entirely new concept that features the wonderful, fresh and local ingredients which surround us.”
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Over the years, the hotel has developed into one of the most sybaritic and profuse properties, highly acclaimed throughout the world. As the hotel and city have matured, Hotel Bel-Air’s original ambiance has remained intact.  Some loyal guests are pleased with the new facelift, while others are reminiscing about this Grand Dame who has gone to the plastic surgeon and is now a bit too slick for her age. Whether you’ve been there before or are a newbie, it is still a must see beloved landmark in the shrinking style of true luxury and class in Los Angeles.

The makeover which took two years to complete boasts a new 12,000-square foot building with a fitness studio, loft guest rooms and a 4,134-square foot La Prairie Spa is a welcomed addition to this secret hideaway. The spa menu is a rich array of luxurious treatments and offers the one of the most exclusive, coveted skincare lines in the world.
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“What could be more relaxing than the sensation of gently floating on the ocean? Not much. Well, that’s the feeling the Advanced Marine Biology Facial will give you. For most people, ultimate relaxation is the destination. This is achieved when your brain sends messages to your entire body to release tension. This release of tension causes the blood to flow more easily allowing detoxification to occur. As you lay on a warm water filled mat, muscle tension is released and circulation is increased. The skin is then transformed using sea-born elements found within La Prairie’s Advanced Marine Biology Collection which work to encourage cell turnover, detoxification, hydration and provide anti-oxidant protection”  Joo-mee Song, aesthetician and beauty magician.
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Many guests fly across the globe to visit the hotel and spa. Locals swear by Joo-mee’s gifts and make up about 50% of the spa goers. The Hotel Bel Air is so loved by it’s neighbors, all they have to do is walk down the street to get pampered. Many are high end celebs live in the tony neighborhoods of Bel Air, Brentwood and Beverly Hills and just need an escape close to home for some R&R. It is so hush-hush that the locals never tell anyone about it. The Los Angeles glitterati want to keep this best-kept secret hideaway hidden from the maddening crowd.
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The most extravagant feature is the hotel’s new Presidential Suite, starting at $15,750 per night, is the piece de la resistance. For the uber rich and famous guests, it is over-the-top-luxury, this 6,775-square feet of suite with private dining for 10, a chef’s kitchen, a study, a great room with grand piano, even has a private pool! It is breathtakingly beyond words, and bank account. Unless you’re in the league with the Royals, perhaps this is just another place to hide away. There are a few more expensive suites around the world, like the Royal Penthouse Suite in the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva, at a whopping $52,000
The most fitting description of this enclave of pampering, is from a star of the glam years, Tony Curtis (Some Like it Hot) who lived at The Hotel Bel-Air.

He describes it as the “best wife” he’s ever had. “If I could, I would marry Hotel Bel-Air tomorrow,” he said. “She doesn’t ask me where I’ve been all night. She doesn’t mind if I bring a girl home. She makes my bed every day, feeds me regularly, takes my messages faithfully and puts my laundry in the little boxes tied up with ribbon.”
http://www.hotelbelair.com

M.A.K.E.-Keeping it Real With Raw Food


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Matthew Kenny is crafting the future of food

You can finally indulge in a fabulous ‘tasting’ experience at the new Matthew Kenney’s M.A.K.E. without guilt. Located inside the Santa Monica Place Market, in Los Angeles, California, M.A.K.E. is a living foods, raw restaurant, featuring cutting edge plant-based cuisine. Everything is alive, radiant, nutritious, plant based food that is so full of energy, it is a delight for all the senses. The rich fuschia colored Chidori kale for the eyes, the ears get the crunch of the sesame-flax crisps, Kenney is a master presenting the tastiest raw food recipes with the biggest wow factor. Each bite has a continuous surprise of flavors, layered to discover for the whole palate. The most fun is ‘deconstructing’ the dish and sharing the guess work with your fellow foodies.

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Note: Matthew Kenney Culinary is right next door, with a state-of-the-art raw food Academy. It feels as if the student chefs are creating these unique recipes all at once and the dishes are designed in the moment, just for you.

This whole-food centered eating extravaganza is the result of innovative ideas inspired by seasonal, local produce, as well as many of Matthew’s classic raw food dishes.

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
Albert Einstein
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The manager and servers were very helpful and explained the dishes so that even a neophyte would understand. When each serving arrives it is like a gift, where you are aroused by the attention to detail and the artfulness of the plate designs.  Here’s a fun game: try to keep the beauty of the plate arrangement in tact (almost impossible) while awakening to the ingredients and enjoying the cacophony of flavors with a surprise in each bite.
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Matthew Kenney is taking on the food industry, and leading the global vegan/raw food movement, considered a top chef and trainer in the field, an author of several best selling raw food recipe books. He is also the founder of the renowned Raw Food Culinary Institute “105 Degrees” in Oklahoma City. In addition, “PlantLab is an experimental kitchen and laboratory redefining plant-based cuisine. PlantLab utilizes modernist techniques to develop new culinary innovations, pairings, and recipes. Through strategic partnerships, PlantLab is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, some of which is straight out of a laboratory. We believe that plant-based cuisine deserves the level of attention and analysis that only PlantLab can provide.”
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Follow him on the new afternoon cooking show, Fresh Take, on the Health and Wellness Channel. “Matthew is a wonderfully inspiring chef who is on the forefront of the movement to bring nature back into cooking and the culinary arts. We’re very lucky  to have tapped into Matthew and his enthusiasm for something so worthwhile and needed in society today,” says Health & Wellness Channel founder Drew Nederpelt.

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FYI-Tony Robbins says, “If you want to be alive, eat live foods”. He also brings up the point that our planet is 70% water and our bodies are 80% water. He says then, that it only makes sense for us to eat mostly water rich foods such as fruit, vegetables and sprouts. He explains that proper diet increases one’s energy, which is necessary for total success.
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For further information, books and the Apothecary of Chocolate, check out his site:
http://matthewkenneycuisine.com

He’s got two other restaurants:
IN THE RAW, a vibrant raw food bistro located in the beautiful North Shore region of Chicago.

And soon to be:THE WHITE LOTUS, located at The Space Miami, in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, The White Lotus will be a living foods restaurant, featuring cutting edge, plant-based cuisine with local influences.