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It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin. When we were little kids we never thought about skin health. I never wore sunblock (nobody ever thought about that). When we became teens, we were more worried about hanging out with friends on the sand and frying in the sun.  We used to mix baby oil with iodine and I would turn the most beautiful walnut brown color!  We all tried to get as dark as we could be thinking it was the healthy thing to do. Even in college, we didn’t care. Then one day, I got the message. I was on a friend’s sailboat to Catalina. And, in my typical youthful careless attitude, I wore a swimsuit and little else. I even turned down my friend’s offer for sunblock. “Sunblock??” I thought. “Heck, what a great time for tanning!”  You know, the reflection of all that…

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How to use Magnums as a centerpiece for your dinner table. Entertaining at home presents a fun challenge for me because I’m always looking for a way to do something a bit more extraordinary than before. I find the small touches that make a big statement, something that adds sophistication and makes the event more memorable. “Magnums” contain 1.5 liters of wine or champagne, or the equivalent of two regular 750ml bottles. Two bottles in one! When you use magnums of wine on the table you get to enjoy the party more because you don’t have to keep jumping up and opening wine bottles as often.  But, there’s more than just the convenience of having to open fewer bottles for your gathering. No matter how you look at it, magnums create a great party atmosphere.  Whatever the size of your gathering – large or small – when you have magnums…

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Lucky you if you’re a LA Local: “Exotic” Beverly Hills’ is just a drive away! I love to vacation in exotic places. But who says “exotic” has to be far faraway? I’ve been living in Beverly Hills for more than twenty years. I’ve owned restaurants here, raised a family, made all kinds of friends, and I’ve learned so many things. Like anywhere else though I suppose, it’s easy to take your own backyard for granted. But I don’t like to take anything for granted. I’m constantly looking for places in my own neighborhood to eat and be entertained. So, I’ve taken it upon myself to do more exploring locally – even to places that are very well known to me and my friends. I’ve mapped out of a few favorite places around Beverly Hills that are so fun, I think they definitely qualify as part of the “local exotic” scene.…

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