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Last week I made a surprise visit to see my mom for an early Mother's Day. My mom was so happy and excited to see me! I was also really excited to see her new place at Ponte Vedra Beach. What's the verdict?Well I absolutely loved it there. Her balcony overlooks a lake with lots of trees around for privacy. We had breakfast out there this morning and it was so peaceful. The complex has all the amenities, a gym, hot tub, a pool, a couple volleyball courts, tennis courts (wish I'd brought my racket), a dog park (where we...

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Do you remember the anticipation of childhood the night before your birthday or Christmas when you couldn't wait to open your gifts? Shaking and holding your gifts to see if they would somehow reveal their secrets to you. Hoping they would whisper to you or accidentally tear slightly open to see what was inside. When each moment seemed to drag on until finally moment was here and you got to tear open your gifts.That's how we've been feeling the last couple of weeks.We've been waiting with baited breath filled with anticipation for our new packaging to arrive. We can't wait. If you follow...

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Some weeks are simply exhausting weeks. We cram so much into our schedules that we hardly have time to relax. After a few weeks or a few months it can catch up to us.This last week it happened to me. I hit a wall...got sick and could barely move off of my couch. Nothing...no energy for anything, no emails, no appetite and no putting on my makeup. Finally I surrendered and dragged myself late afternoon on Tuesday for a doctor's appointment. Thankfully I did and finally Thursday I started getting my energy back.I know the secret to keeping a healthy...

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The eyes are the windows to the soul....In the speakeasy world of 42 Dubonnet, the wink of the eye is the secret password to the most alluring you.  This week I engaged in an exercise known as eyegazing, where you stare into another person's eyes for a sustained period of time…4 minutes to be exact.  Have you ever stared into someone's eyes for a long period of time? It's uncomfortable, isn't it? The practice of eyegazing originates back to Ancient tantric tradition as a way to deepen intimacy. In recent years, Eye Gazing Parties have become a fad that fast became a popular...

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Last week I went to Cuba for the first time. As the prohibition era was once a time of hidden speakeasies, until recently for most Americans Cuba had been hidden.During the 1920s, the time of prohibition, many Americans went to Cuba. Vibrant bars sprung up to ease the Americans into their a new era of no libations. Little did anyone know only a few short decades later, Cuba would become the new prohibition to the Americans.Right before I left, I spoke to an old Cuban guy here in Miami. He reminisced about the old Havana, Cuba...I could see a twinkle...

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