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Dec 12

Need a Boost this Month?

Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 in Beauty Boutique, Ding Dong, Toxic Twists

Holiday parties, shopping, day long family get-togethers, drinking, eating and all the classic traditions this month bring with them tired eyes and exhausted bodies….stay ahead of any colds and find a little extra energy with these available products.

 Airborne:  Supporting your immune system is our focus, enabling you to be proactive about your own health. The immune system is a balanced network of cell and organs that works together to help keep your body healthy. The Airborne health formula is a blend of vitamins and minerals. It’s unique blend of herbal extracts all work together to create the formula that people swear by.





Emergen-C: You know what takes energy? Living. Emergen-C is loaded with 1,000 milligrams of Vitamin C , fully stocked with those energy-boosting B vitamins and it has a whole bunch of minerals and electrolytes to top it all off. It’s the natural, non-caffeinated health and energy boost that comes in just about every flavor you can imagine.


FRS: Whether stomping the pedals, pounding the pavement or just needing to stay on your toes, everyone can benefit from the sustained energy of FRS. FRS Healthy Energy is the perfect way to shift gears before a workout, help you recover after a day on the playground, chase around town or help those extra pounds at bay.



Odwalla: Easy to C. This Sweet C-ferrying smoothie blends orange juice, peach puree, apple juice, pureed guava, pineapple juice, acerola cherry juice, raspberry puree and passionfruit juice. Each 8fl ox serving contains 1000% DV of Vitamin C- an important antioxidant that your body needs. It neutralizes free radicals and plays and important role in supporting a healthy immune system. With multiple sources of Vitamin C in a delicious multi-fruit smoothing, this Monster is a wonderful way to “C for Yourself”



 Juice Plus Juice Plus+ provides the nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains in convenient and inexpensive capsule form.  Juice Plus+ Orchard Blend contains seven of the most nutritious fruits around: apples, oranges, pineapple, cranberries, peaches, acerola cherries, and papaya.  Juice Plus+ Garden Blend contains ten nutrient-dense vegetables and grains: carrots, parsley, beets, kale, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, and rice bran and oat bran. 


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Exercise Hitting the gym or taking a brisk walk can increase energy levels and fight fatigue. Find the gym nearest you through the link above,

Nov 25

Non-Wine Charm Charms

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 in Ding Dong, Gift Guide, Toxic Twists

Wine Charms serve a great purpose for all those who love to entertain. The standard has been a metal ring and beads that clank, clink and swing around the bottom of the stem. Here are some cool alternatives that will make great gifts too.


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Wine Glass Decals WINNER!

Expect to see these in PA this summer

Nov 24

Cheers to a Purple Tongue

Posted on Monday, November 24, 2008 in Gift Guide, Ticket Trips, Toxic Twists, Wallet Wise

As a right of passage from young to mature adult you will inevitably trade in your pilsner for a merlot.  I think that the best practice for learning about wine is to DRINK. Living in San Francisco afforded me the luxury of napa valley day trips. These trips broadened my appreciation for the grape growing and wine making process. It also gave me the confidence to open the restaurant wine list and buy cases at a time. Never forget that while there are some wine connoisseurs, it is all about personal preference.


Here are some of my favorite Napa & Sonoma valley vineyards:

Gloria Ferrer  

Chateau St. Jean


Robert Mondavi Winery



If you are fortunate enough to live in a state with permitted wine shipping laws,, step up and buy a case or join a wine club. I totally underestimated this gift until I had received it.


Ordering Online? I can personally recommend & Bottle Notes. The Wines of the World with mixes one red and one white each month and membership can be for 3 – 12months. This is a great way to hone in on vineyards considered to be the greatest wine regions in the world. offers the one stop shop for personalized and social driven packages. I personally benefited from picking a region like Argentina and get to know that county’s varieties inside and out.


I recently joined the Wall Street Journal’s Wine Club. The special introductory offer averages $7 per bottle in the first case. There is no penalty for cancelling so if you are unhappy you can get out before the price hikes to $11 per bottle in all future orders. We were happy with our red & white selection in the first case.


If shopping locally never pass up a Trader Joe’s, Stew Leonard’s Wine or BevMo store. Go with the intention of taking home a case, because there are many choices. No matter where you shop you should receive a 20% discount when you buy a case and if they don’t switch suppliers. is a great resource if you are trying to track down that special Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block bottle.


 * Not all Trader Joes and Stew Leonard’s sell wine so be sure to check out online.


Enjoy Sipping,




If you live in a state that has strict ship to customer laws join the FREE THE GRAPES campaign, to get change.