Strawberry Laser Lipo: An Easy Way to Lose a Few Inches

May 9, 2017

With a cruise scheduled in about a month and less and less time left to lose a few inches, when Spa 810 in Buckhead reached out and offered for me to review their new Strawberry Laser Liposuction treatment, I just figured it was serendipity. I immediately asked them to tell me more. I then went to my good pals Google and YouTube to do a little research of my own, and was relieved to hear it was a ‘non-invasive, painless and speedy’ treatment that even the FDA has cleared for use. […]

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, Where Dreams Start

May 5, 2017

Strolling down Ocean Avenue, savoring the chocolate-covered macaroon I’d just treated myself to at the Carmel Bakery, I realized this little one-point-one square mile city known as Carmel-by-the-Sea is a land unlike any other. It’s a tiny little corner of slow calm in a world of fast-paced chaos, an area filled with back alleyways that lead to flower-filled gardens, a food-lover’s dream where each corner has another quirky, often quite romantic, restaurant. It’s an art lover’s mecca, complete with a gallery where a world-famous sculptor stands in front of you, […]

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Birmingham: Food, Fun and Unique New Ideas in the Magic City

May 5, 2017

Driving through Birmingham at least a dozen times over the past few years, it never occurred to me that this little Alabama town would house so many amazing shops and eateries, including a speakeasy-inspired bar that can instantly transport you back to the days of Prohibition. And it certainly didn’t occur to me that there would be so many fun options for fun with the family, from a massive beanstalk to climb to a ropes course that will challenge every muscle in your body at Red Mountain Park. Birmingham is […]

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Family Fun on the Beaches of Alabama-Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

May 4, 2017

We were still packing up the car to leave Gulf Shores, Alabama, on our last vacation, when we started talking about wanting to come back again. Between the nights celebrating sunset, the afternoon spent parasailing over the Gulf of Mexico, and the amazing burgers we devoured two days in a row at The Gulf restaurant (and yes, the Surf’s Up drinks were pretty delicious, too), we had one of those trips you know your children will never forget. And we wanted to do it again as soon as possible. Most […]

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Making Sure Your Child’s Car Seat is Safe: Parenting Win

April 24, 2017

You know I deal with parents of newborns all the time for the Atlanta Baby and Child Expo, and connecting them with the right car seat is one of the most important parts of the event to me (shout out to Britax here—they go above and beyond when it comes to safety standards). Why does it really matter? Well, keep reading. Every 33 seconds, a child under 13 is involved in a car crash in the United States. Car seats, if used correctly, can dramatically reduce the risk of death […]

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Atlanta Baby and Child Expo Features Sessions to Educate New Parents

April 13, 2017

The Atlanta Baby and Child Expo is THE premier extravaganza of “all things baby” for new moms and moms-to-be, as well as their friends and family, and the event returns for its seventh year on April29th. This year’s event has a new feature that will help educate new and expecting parents on topics that will help them navigate their critical role in their child’s life. Sessions include topics on the following: Cloth Diapering—How To (from Make Cloth Mainstream) Infant and Toddler Car Seat Safety-Top Mistakes and How to Avoid Them […]

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Atlanta International Auto Show Has a Car for Everyone

March 24, 2017

If you want to check out the newest models of cars—in many cases, not even on the market yet–you’re going to want to head down to the Georgia World Congress Center between now and Sunday for the Atlanta International Auto Show. You can sit in most of them, and see for yourself how technology is making time in your car a whole lot more comfortable, whether it’s a camera INSIDE the car so that you can see what’s happening in the back seat, or high-tech additions that will let the […]

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New Fireworks Show and Nighttime Entertainment Top Disney Changes

March 8, 2017

If there’s one thing you can count on at Disney, it’s that things are always changing, improving in most cases, with the end goal to hold on to the magic that we all love, while incorporating exciting updates into everything from the parks to the cruise line to the movies we see in theaters. Here’s a roundup of what you can expect in the coming months: DISNEY PARKS: Animal Kingdom launched its new Rivers of Light show in mid-February. This dazzling display on the water rivals what many love at […]

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Beauty and the Beast Review: Emma Watson Transforms as Belle

March 3, 2017

Disney has managed to make ‘a tale as old as time’ brand new again with its latest production of “Beauty and the Beast”, and those who were afraid to watch because they couldn’t picture Emma Watson as anything other than Hermione from Harry Potter–they can relax, because she captures Belle, well, beautifully. The new movie (set to hit theaters March 17th), is as enchanting as Disney’s other hits from recent years, Cinderella and Maleficent. Belle is still bright, beautiful and brave, true to the original versions, but there’s more humor […]

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Dave Mullins on the making of LOU, a new Disney Pixar Short

February 27, 2017

There’s a new animated short Pixar movie, called LOU, that will play at the beginning of the Cars 3 moving (being released in June), and I personally am just as excited about LOU as I am about Cars 3. I recently got to hear from Dave Mullins, the man behind the short movie, about what it took to bring the idea to creation. He explained that John Lasseter, the Executive Producer of all Pixar movies (since Monsters Inc in 2001), requires every Pixar film to have heart and entertainment, right […]

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