The Latest in Drinkware

April 28, 2017 Drink

Aladdin Fresco Vacuum drinkware

We always leave home with a beverage in our hands, and that’s why drinkware has become a lifestyle accessory — something that offers functionality along with a bit of fashion to add personality to your day. Whether you’re a tea or coffee drinker, a rough-and-tumble outdoorsy person, a gym-bound warrior, or out for a stroll […]

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For the Love of Coffee: Giving Decaf Another Chance

November 30, 2016 coffee


A guest post from Andrea Piccolo, Brand Manager, Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc. Families are busy. But it’s “good busy.” Between making mud pies and real pies, coloring books and washing away scribbles on the wall, our homes are full of activities. To be ready to take on a full day, many of us […]

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Savoring Sagrantino: Enjoying Umbria’s Signature Wines

November 10, 2016 Drink


The Montefalco Consortium, which oversees the historic Montefalco wine producing region of Italy, located in Umbria, is celebrating the 5th annual Sagrantino Month in November. The promotion was created to educate consumers, press and the trade. Earlier in the week, I had the opportunity to learn more about Montefalco, a region in Umbria regarded for […]

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Celebrating German Wine

September 30, 2016 Blog


Last weekend we attended our neighborhood Oktoberfest celebration. It was a great evening filled with friends, German beer, some bratwurst, and a toe-tapping German band. While enjoying the beer and sausage, I reminisced about my time spent in Germany for business, noting the beauty of the country, the friendly people, the great food, beer, and […]

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Pique Tea Crystals

September 28, 2016 Drink


If you ever catch a glimpse of me in the grocery store, you’ll know that I’m a fast mover. I come with my list, which I don’t stray from, and get down to business immediately. I don’t take the time to chit chat, read labels, or partake in the sampling of the day. I’m on […]

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Somebody Moved my Cheese (or, Falling in Love with my Chemex)

August 9, 2016 Blog


Sixteen years ago as I was readying to move across country from Miami to Santa Monica, a friend gave me a copy of Who Moved My Cheese?, by Dr. Spencer Johnson. It was an appropriate gift. I had lived in Miami for 12 years and was happy with my life, my job, my friends. Basically, […]

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April 5, 2016 Drink


The idea of drinking tea for good health has been around for centuries, and is a concept that continues to prevail. Today, specialty tea consumption continues to hit new heights, and a host of teas from white, green, oolong and black, to herbal, iced, ready-to-drink beyond, are enticing consumers with exciting beverage choices. In fact, […]

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Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

January 11, 2016 Beverages

Smoothie Time!

  Refreshing mango and orange are combined with the goodness of coconut water and the smooth rich flavor of Greek yogurt – how can you deny this for breakfast, as a pick-me-up in the afternoon, or simply as a treat? 1 cup cold, pure coconut water 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1 cup frozen or […]

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Cuban Drinks

September 2, 2015 Cocktails

Cuba Drinks

  It’s hot in Cuba, and we found lots of drinks to quench our thirst along the way. Below we’ve shared our favorites, from coffee and jugos naturales to daiquiris and mojitos. Cuba refreshed our days and rejuvenated our bodies after miles of walking and investigating all that the island has to offer. Coco Frio […]

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August 16, 2015 Cocktails


The daiquiri is said to be discovered over a century ago by a worker in a village called Daiquiri, just outside Santiago, Cuba. It was then popularized in Havana’s La Floridita bar, where Hemingway discovered it. We enjoyed ours at La Foridita, which unfortunately is filled with tourists, but worth the visit. (especially is you […]

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