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What to Expect When Visiting a Turkish Bath in Istanbul

Visiting a Turkish Bath in Istanbul was a highlight of our trip. Hamams or Turkish Baths, are primarily found in Turkey and Morocco. These opulent bathhouses were built as a place for people to cleanse before heading to the mosque. They were also used as social centers where men and women gathered to relax. Traditional hamams contain three chambers: a hot room to steam, a…

LuxAnthropy: Shop with a Conscience

Each time you make a purchase, you have the power to change the world a little. I’m making it a point to shop more thoughtfully. I’m trying to shop with a conscience. A conscious consumer, is someone who looks beyond the label. When you decide to make a purchase from a company, you’re actually funding this company to continue doing…

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Unique gifts to give

Some people are easier to shop for than others. If you’re having a hard time finding just the right gift to express your sentiments, this unique gift guide can help solve your shopping dilemma. I’ve compiled my 2019 Holiday Gift Guide sharing items I would love to receive and items I personally use. Disclosure: Many of the companies listed below in the…

Halloween Event: Haunted Cocktail Soiree

If you’re looking for a unique and spooky Halloween event in Los Angeles, add The House of Spirits: Haunted Cocktail Soiree Los Angeles to your list! This spooky interactive Halloween party is unlike any other party in town. We arrived at the spooky old mansion in Los Angeles, (exact location is given a couple of days before the party… adding to the…

Healthy Smoothies: 10 Important Health Benefits

I love healthy smoothies, but hate the hassle of keeping my kitchen stocked with fresh fruits, veggies and other ingredients (vitamins, powders, minerals, seeds, etc.) needed for healthy homemade smoothies! In my quest to make self-care a priority, I’m trying to add more fruits, vegetables and fiber into my diet. When I heard about the ‘Secret Smoothie Society‘ which delivers…

College Drop Off: 18 Important Lessons

Magic Castle Hollywood is Truly Magical!

The Magic Castle in Hollywood is a private club for professional magicians and members of the Academy of Magical Arts and is one of Hollywoods most iconic sites. I love magic! Even the simplest card trick dazzles, leaving me wondering in disbelief what my eyes just saw. We all know these tricks aren’t ‘real,’ yet it’s still thrilling to…

Last Summer Before College With Son

It’s the last summer before college with my son. In fact, if you think about it, we only really have half a summer left since he needs to be on campus early for pre-season training. August 10th is hurtling towards me like an out-of-control freight train.  That’s the day we get on a plane to fly cross country…

Senior Year: Where did High School go?

Senior year is almost over for my ‘practice kid’. My firstborn. The one who helped me figure out how to be a mom. As I wrap my head around the logistics of moving him into college across the country, there are so many things I want to do. So many things I want to say. So many things I want to share. And I’m…

10 Best Places to Travel in 2019

People ALWAYS ask us what is the best place to travel. And our answer is always the same. Travel is so subjective. Each trip is so different, and it’s hard to compare a city destination with an adventure destination with a wonder of the world. Here are 10 places that blew our mind. I’d strongly recommend you try to carve out the time…