In This Issue

Plan for a Better You

Look Back, Check Up and Plan for a Better You

by Valerie Demetros These days, resolutions seem to be more of a tradition than a solid plan. Studies show that about 22% of New Year’s resolutions fail after the first week. But that’s no reason to skip planning for a better year. And honestly, resolutions and a firm strategy for

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Follow These Traits to Success

Success — it means something different to everyone. It can mean earning enough money, reaching your career goals or having a home and family. It is, in fact, more of a journey than a destination. And it is the journey that helps you along the way to reach your goals

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Pair Luxury & Fitness at These Great Escapes

Nothing sets you up for success quite like building your physical and mental strength. It gives you energy and stamina, builds your brainpower and keeps chronic illnesses that could sideline your goals at bay. Why not go to a luxury resort that sets you up for that success? Check out

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Demystifying the World of Private Jet Memberships

by Jordan Brown, CEO, Jet Agency In recent years, private jet travel has become more accessible and appealing to a wider range of travelers. The pandemic contributed to a surge in private aviation use, highlighting the benefits of this mode of travel. As more newcomers experience private jet travel, they

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Dream Cars for Sale

No matter where you are in Arizona, one of the biggest events of each year happens in Scottsdale. The Barrett-Jackson Auction brings people in from around the state as well as all over the world to buy and sell vehicles, new and old. Since its launch in 1967, the event

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When Should you Meet with your Financial Adviser?

It’s the beginning of a new year, and if you’re working with a wealth or financial adviser you likely have scheduled or held your annual planning meeting. These meetings help you review the state of your assets, set financial goals, discuss allocation of your investments toward reaching those goals, and

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Planning your Vacation Early Nets Big Rewards

by Valerie Demetros If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to get out and see the world more, then start planning now. The earlier you make your travel plans, the easier your vacations will be. For one thing, going on trip brings a sense of joy and anticipation as

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Get Thee to a Luxury Digital Detox Retreat, Pronto!

We all are unduly tied to our phones, but the end-of-year holidays might be the worst time of all. We coordinated plans for festive get-togethers and took tons of photos. We did our last-minute online shopping; checked flight schedules; and coordinated gift-giving with friends and relatives. This makes the first

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Luxury Real Estate Depends on Exclusivity, Features

Despite the current market conditions with high mortgage rates and low inventory, investing in luxury real estate is still a great place to park some of your savings. The housing shortage is expected to keep home values elevated, and if you have difficulty finding a buyer right away, luxury rentals

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Build a Quiet Luxury Wardrobe

Wealth and success are frequently indicated by flashiness, even back in ancient times. Your status was determined by the number of jewels you wore or these days by how many logos you wear.

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5 Ways Men Rock Cashmere Sweaters

by Blake Herzog Little is quite as luxurious as it feels as the classic men’s cashmere sweater. Whether it’s a turtle- or mock neck, crewneck, V-neck or vest, these sweaters are woven to flatter the physique while looking and feeling divinely soft and supple. They’re also one of the most

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These Colors Lead the Way

by Michelle Beck, Owner, Purple Clover Boutique With a new year comes resolutions, expectations and a desire for change. Health habits, organization and fashion all fall under this category. With clothing, usually the new year starts with articles about dressing for success. A different way of looking at this is

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Start Stocking your Gift Closet

The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to your usual day-to-day existence. If you have a gift closet, it has probably been depleted by now. If you don’t have one, why not? Basically, a gift closet is a stockpile of gifts. It guarantees that when life throws

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‘Sandwich’ your Outfits for Surefire Success

If you’re always trying to style yourself for a fashion triumph but feel like you aren’t quite hitting the mark, consider “sandwich dressing.” Its only relation to the everyday diet staple is in its construction — two similar items on the top and bottom with something else in the middle

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Adventuring by Rail to Salzburg, Austria

by Tori Ward, Cruise and Resort Specialist, ROX Travel We took a beautiful rail trip from rainy Salzburg to crisp and clear Vienna. We waltzed from the train to our hotel just 3 minutes from the central rail station, a hub where transportation to and from all parts of the

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Find Honeymoon Luxury off the Beaten Path

If you’re planning your first, second or umpteenth honeymoon, you may be dreaming of a place not overridden by tourists but still has fascinating sightseeing and high-end, service-centered hotels and resorts to make you and your beloved feel like you’ve died and gone to hospitality heaven. You might assume that

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Don’t Get Cute with your Charcuterie Board

The charcuterie board, with its medley of delicious and complementary flavors and textures, has taken over the entertaining world for its ability to draw people together at any gathering. There’s a reliable formula for choosing the meats, cheeses and accompaniments that will succeed at this, so it’s wise to follow

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Monthly Spa Treatments Promote Wellness

Self-care is essential, so why is it so many people think regular spa treatments are a luxury and not a necessity? Facials, massages, manicures, pedicures or any service that helps us feel better is somehow seen as something for special occasions, pampering, vacations or recovering from an illness. Some people

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Which Acne Treatment is Best for you?

by Aymee Wilson, Owner & Founder, Wilson Aesthetics From high-tech procedures to specialized facial treatments, there are multiple ways to reduce or even eliminate the appearance of acne and acne scars.  Gentleman’s Facial Treatment Men’s skin care needs, influenced by higher testosterone levels, are distinct. This hormone makes men’s skin produce more

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High-End Oral Care Boosts Health and Comfort

Visits to the dentist’s office border on the nightmarish for some people with all the scraping and drilling, and oral care at home feels tedious at best. But using the high-end, low-stress home products on the luxury market can make those dental appointments much less tortuous, free of the needles,

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Beta Hydroxy Acids Exfoliate Oily Skin

If you want clear, even-toned skin, just cleaning your face is not enough —you need to exfoliate. A formula with beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) is the best plan for acne-prone and oily skin. Not to be confused with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids are exfoliating agents that break

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Embrace a Natural Path to Wellness

When you’re seeking improved overall health it’s easy to turn to your health care providers for pharmaceutical help or surgical interventions. But it’s even easier to pursue simple, nature-based actions and remedies to build a solid foundation for your body to function. You always have the option to pursue habits

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Mani/Pedi are Good for your Soul and Sole

Consider the mani/pedi. What may seem like an indulgence really is part of good health maintenance inside and out. Women want to look beautiful and men well-groomed, and both want to feel good. Manicures and/or pedicures help with: Skin care The skin on our overworked hands and feet needs to

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Sea Water Soothes & Heals

Ever wonder why you feel so much better after visiting the ocean or swimming at the beach? There may be something quantifiable about it and not just that good vacation feeling. Thalassotherapy is an alternative therapy harnessing the soothing properties of the sea. The term comes from the Greek word

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Contour Cutting for Hair Enhances Facial Features

Contour cutting is a relatively new technique in the hairstyling world inspired by the rise of contouring makeup on the face to highlight some features while letting others recede into the background. In the cosmetics world, this is done by deciding where you want the focus to be and using

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Fireplace Upgrades to Light up your Décor

Fireplaces, whether contemporary, bold or traditional, tend to be the focal point of a living room, bedroom or even outdoor patio. If your fireplace lacks that heart-and-soul vibe, it may be time to upgrade. Of course, fireplaces and mantels are excellent candidates for seasonal décor changes that give them a

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Microwave Drawers: Pros & Cons

If you’re planning a new kitchen layout or are lucky enough to be remodeling an existing kitchen, sooner or later you’ll get around to appliances and their placement. And although microwaves are usually countertop or built-in versions, a new space-saving consideration is changing the game — the microwave drawer. Microwave

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Mix & Match Traditional Modern Décor Elements

If your home has become a mishmash of Chippendale chairs, minimalist tables, Colonial dressers, shabby chic curtains and art deco mirrors, don’t despair — you don’t have to pick a lane. You may have to pare down some of your styles to achieve a more harmonious indoor habitat. Yet it’s

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Texture Brings Life to Any Space

Texture is an essential but often unexplored dimension of interior design. It enhances the tactile experience of a room and is just as important for adding visual interest to every setting. Texture is what makes a room appear cozy and inviting or sleek and exciting. The lack of it will

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