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Wine by the Glass at Home? Yes, It’s Possible with a Coravin Wine Preservation System

Why concern yourself with wine preservation? Doctors now say that wine has benefits, yes, but one five-ounce glass per day is the healthy limit for women. Alas, that's bad news for singles or couples who wish to enjoy quality wine at home! There aren't many options of single-serving and split (half… Read more

Food and Wine

Romantic Dinner Menu for Two

If you want to have a truly romantic dinner menu for two, it's important that it be easy to prepare and the result, moan-able. Steamed lobster is the perfect choice. Enjoying this elegant meal in your home, using your special china and plenty of candlelight, roses and romantic music is… Read more


How to Get the Most Out of Your Good Deeds

Winter is full of holiday cheer, which sometimes fades as the cold weather drags on. But, here is some science that might brighten our February. Research shows that good deeds - our holiday gift-giving, caring and taking time for others is not only good for our mood, it is good… Read more

Featured Destinations

Scotland’s Outlander Series Locations – Part I

Set in Scotland and telling the story of a young woman who unwittingly falls through time, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels take us from standing stones to castles and battlefields, sweeping us across the Highlands with their powerful network of clans. The lives of Claire Beauchamp Randall, her husband Frank, and… Read more


The Best Hair Styling Tools for Women Over 50

Everyone wants to have a good hair day. Most of us need a little help to achieve that perfect hairstyle. I've chosen some of my favorite tools I use everyday on my clients. I consider them the best hair styling tools for women over 50. With these products, you're sure… Read more

Food and Wine

Abbess Hildegard and Her Hops: Cheers to Female Brewers

Hildegard of Bingen Knew a Thing or Two About Beer In Diana Gabaldon’s popular book series Outlander, her heroine, Claire, brews the beer while husband Jamie tends to the whiskey. This casual mention of Claire’s beer production opened my eyes to the possibility that women actually brewed beer. Call me… Read more

Skin Care & Make-Up

What You Need to Know About Color for Beautiful Lips

As early as 1,000 B.C., women were crushing precious gems to adorn their lips. They also used fish scales and insects. Thank the Lord above that we have less-repugnant, and easier, ways to get some extra “oomph” in our beauty routines these days! Choosing a lip product, let alone color,… Read more


Snow Bunny Alert: To Ski or Not to Ski?

Winter resort check list: Chalet booked. Check. Chic new ski jacket. Check. Body conditioning. Hmmm? Has it been decades since you’ve carved your way down a mountain? Or, you’ve always wanted to learn but are now reluctant to give it a try? Think again! With some thoughtful preparation and ski day… Read more

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