Sabrage: The Ultimate Party Trick

The next time you have a cocktail party, why not consider impressing your guests – or perhaps scaring the daylights out of them – by opening a bottle of champagne using the sabrage technique. Sabrage, or the art of opening a bottle of champagne with a saber, is...

Gotta Getaway?

My husband and I are trying to decide between 2 spas for a weekend getaway. The problem is, that both of them offer identical amenities and are comparatively priced as well. One is new and modern and one is rustic and historical. They are even located within miles of...

Going Green for Going Back to School

For those with kids in school, each year you have to go buy school supplies. My son is still in elementary school and at the end of each school year he brings back left over supplies that the teacher divides up between students. Which means we have a ton of crayons,...

Anniversaries

The Anniversary…everyone loves to be remembered…Anniversary literally means to return yearly. The Wedding Anniversary originated in Central Europe in the Middle Ages. Medieval Germans presented their wives with a wreath of silver for 25 years and a wreath of...

Making Scents

Recently I was out celebrating a birthday with a girlfriend, and we went to one of her favorite French restaurants in downtown Portland. I don’t think I will ever forget the aroma that greeted us when we walked through the door. It was sheer heaven! As we were seated...
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