I was very excited to attend Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Buy Local Cookout, kicking off Buy Local Week here in … Continue reading Hey, Maryland! Take the Buy Local Challenge: July 21-29, 2018 (recipes here!) #BuyLocalCookout #BuyLocalChallenge
I am a Kentucky Colonel. Back when he was Governor, Paul Patton awarded me the Commonwealth’s highest honor for service … Continue reading The new way to cool off: Cherry Ale-8-One
Sometimes, it can be hard to get the perfect gift. What if you don’t know the person that well? What … Continue reading Get that Prosecco party going with Shimmer Bubbles Party Pack!
Call it “post Paleo”: it’s agriculture that built civilization and modern human strength. I’m a firm believer in heirloom produce … Continue reading Pereg’s cornucopia of ancient grains
Several years ago, I was a VIP media guest to watch Green Day induct Guns ‘n’ Roses into the Rock … Continue reading Drink coffee like a rock star! Green Day-founded Oakland Coffee
As one gets older, the type of products you used in the past to clear your complexion and body can … Continue reading Handcrafted in Vermont: Truly Clear anti-acne soap
On a dangerously rainy day across the Potomac in Berkeley Springs, WV, I found myself — as Johnny Cash sang … Continue reading You could happily spend half the day at Hancock, MD’s Buddy Lou’s Eats Drinks & Antiques!
In warm weather, there’s something just so festive about fresh seafood! Whether fried, broiled or steamed, the light, fresh flavor … Continue reading Start summer with the tastiest seafood: Costas Inn
According to the New York Times, the cuisine of the Italian region of Liguria — whose capital is Genoa — … Continue reading Do good, eat well: support traditional Italian olive oil with Nudo Adopt
Budapest is a popular docking point for luxury riverboats, and here, it seems, the Danube has a beach of … Continue reading Never Forget — Budapest: a guest post by Carol Stigger
I’ll admit it: I didn’t get the unicorn craze. Even when Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld would play with a little … Continue reading Brighten your day with a unicorn!
North Myrtle Beach, SC is the location for a great way to celebrate the seventh day of the week. Whether … Continue reading Tasty, fun and meaningful: House of Blues Myrtle Beach Sunday brunch
Elevated. Whether you’re staying at Antrim 1844 or coming for dinner, you’ll instantly realize that this isn’t the typical inn … Continue reading Sophisticated American cuisine, fireside: Antrim 1844’s Smokehouse Restaurant
What’s even more chic and intimate than a glamorous hotel bar? A grand inn’s bar! Carroll County, Maryland’s Antrim 1844 … Continue reading A secret Maryland get-together spot: Antrim 1844’s Pickwick Pub
As Americans, we’re supremely blessed with our food resources, especially with the bounty provided by Florida. We have access to … Continue reading Give your food luscious, low-sugar, tropical fruit flavor with The Royal Gourmet
Those of us who have sensitive skin have no trouble finding products for our condition — it’s a booming business … Continue reading Soothe your skin to beauty with Institut’ DERMEd
True BBQ isn’t made in an oven. It’s slow-smoked for hours and hours in an outdoor smoker. That’s labor-intensive, time-intensive … Continue reading Authentic ‘que for the beach: Cherry Grove Beach, SC’s Old South BBQ Co.
Way back when we were a British colony, before the American Revolution . . . and in fact, before 1750, … Continue reading Thoughtfully prepared food, deep Carolinas history: Calabash, NC’s Boundary House restaurant
For several years, I served as an editor at GI Money magazine and a contributor to Military Money. I also … Continue reading Ten-hut! Order The General’s Hot Sauce!
Recently, I visited my friend, fellow travel writer Carol Stigger, at her home in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. It’s a … Continue reading Secret gourmet find in North Myrtle Beach: Italian Kitchen Rapone
Julian Serrano Tapas incorporates the vivacity of the Aria Resort and Casino right into its restaurant: the construction is open, … Continue reading Lively tastes of Spanish this and that in Las Vegas: Julian Serrano Tapas
Sometimes, you want to get away from it all and sometimes you need to get away from it all. I … Continue reading Serious chill out time in Las Vegas: The Spa at Aria
Even approaching the entrance of Bardot, one tends to forget one is in a Las Vegas casino. The portico is … Continue reading In Las Vegas? Transport yourself to French brasserie Bardot
Back in the Midwest, I grew up with a kid who became a famous movie director. I don’t really like … Continue reading Heightened artistry of Mediterranean ingredients: Alain Ducasse’s Rivea Las Vegas
I have a hand-written letter that sits on top of my desk. It was written by my late father, many … Continue reading Lively and fun gourmet lunch at Las Vegas’ Lago by Julian Serrano
I get a kick reading that globally admired chef and restauranteur Jean-Georges Vongerichten first became enchanted with gourmet dining when … Continue reading Luxurious, world-class cuisine: Las Vegas’ Jean Georges Steakhouse
Okay, let’s put this out there right now: your office’s holiday party should be at Miss Shirley’s. I don’t even … Continue reading Fantastic brunch during the holidays: Maryland’s Miss Shirley’s Cafe
They say that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over and expect different … Continue reading Get youthful skin for the holidays with Karin Herzog
Are you like I am: you’ve got that well-used pie fork in your hand when you suddenly remember that fun … Continue reading A holiday gift you may want to give yourself: body firming with Palmer’s
Number 4 High Performance Hair Care combines Californian needs — active lifestyle, unabashedly coloring hair — with influence from the … Continue reading Perfect holiday gift sets for everyone from Number 4 High Performance Hair Care
Ever since the time of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and his exacting standards at Versailles, the French has mastered … Continue reading Get a beautiful complexion for the holidays with Phytomer
Check out the hair salons of the most luxurious spas and resorts: you’ll find many carrying the elegant line for … Continue reading Give the gift of glamorous hair with Pureology
There was a time when tuna was one of America’s favorite lunches. But with so much tuna found to have … Continue reading Enjoy safe tuna again with Safe Catch Elite + recipes!
Whether you haul out the rare whisky or the regular stuff when guests come to your home this holiday season, … Continue reading Get ready for holiday entertaining with Root7’s Geo glasses
For over 228 years, Kentuckians have been renowned for distilling the brown liquors: bourbon and rye whisky. Now it will … Continue reading Vodka made in Kentucky? Yes! Wheatley vodka
As first seen in Epoch Times The Milton Inn has been a favorite restaurant of “Maryland’s ladies and gentlemen” for … Continue reading Classic American elegance at Maryland’s Milton Inn [classic article]
How does a favorite get to be a favorite? Mix traditional flavors done beautifully with fond memories in a warm … Continue reading The cuisine of the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va
It was certainly an aristocratic evening at Ludwigsburg Palace, outside of Stuttgart, Germany. The palace featured dining, entertainment and fancy … Continue reading An aristocratic dinner at Germany’s Ludwigsburg Palace [classic article]
There are many Bluetooth speakers out there, but the Penny the Panda speaker has a lot to recommend it. It … Continue reading Cute, fun and super useful: Penny the Panda speaker