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Wine, Aston Martins and Beaches: A Santa Barbara Weekend

Santa Barbara, the land of wine, women, and Sean – Connery, that is. In an Aston Martin. Driving through wine country. Ahhhh, such is the life I lead. Well, sort of. This past weekend, Alexandra tasted wine, drove an Aston Martin, toured El Paseo and the Funk Zone, and even got in a beach walk.

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5 things wine and exercise have in common

5 Things Wine and Exercise Have in Common

How would you respond if you were asked to speak at a big wine event yet rarely drank wine? Of course, we raised our hands (if not our wine glasses). Then we came up with 5 ways exercise and wine are quite similar. Can you think of others?

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Free Health Screenings: Walgreens & the Way to Well Health Tour Came to Fitbloggin’

A few days before flying to Savannah to speak at the Fitbloggin’ conference, I got notice that Walgreens would be a sponsor, offering free health screenings as part of their Way to Well Health Tour that is traveling around the U.S. I totally admit to being a health screenings geek. I love knowing my body’s stats, plus I wear a fitness tracker so I can know even more numbers.

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Speaking of Fitness (to Whoever Will Listen)

My sister and I want to offer the healthiest, most relevant, helpful sessions possible that attract those who hire speakers and those who listen to them. Below are titles and descriptions of some of our presentations. Which two or three speak to you most?

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A Trip to The Past in a Car For the Future: Driving Around Los Angeles in a Chevy Volt

Thanks to Chevy, I was offered a Volt to drive around for the weekend anywhere I wanted to go in Los Angeles. Immediately I knew I’d head to Hermosa Beach (my hometown) and downtown L.A., as I fell in love with the downtown area when I took a tour with the Los Angeles Conservancy a few months ago. Come with me for some L.A. sightseeing.

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I Spa. Do You? A Visit to the International Spa Association Media Event at the Beverly Wilshire

We drove to Beverly Hills last Thursday as invited guests of the ISPA Media Event on behalf of the International Spa Association. Twelve different spas were in attendance, offering a variety of treatments and products to us lucky media people. Since many of you have asked us for spa recommendations, we thought we’d share our experience and info about the companies that were there.

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5 Worrisome Challenges Facing Older Adults

What would you do with 30 extra years of life? Give them back due to concern about adding years to your life without adding life to those years? Or make an active aging plan based on 5 key suggestions.

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Blue Diamond is my Golden Egg, or How I Made an Easter Coffeecake Using Coffee Almonds

Using a 1970s bread baking cookbook and Blue Diamond almonds, I made 5 recipes for Easter dinner to honor my sister. Oh, bacon is also involved!

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One Wine with Whole Foods: My First Wine-Tasting in 20 Years

Whole Foods in Santa Barbara held a One Wine Spring Release 2014 event, and I was invited. One Wine is a collaborative effort between the So. Cal. Whole Foods markets and specific Central California winemakers. The wines selected to be part of the One Wine label are not only affordable, but also produced locally, by hand, in small batches, and support the local economy and land stewardship.

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What is Your Health Worth?

Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA Retreat to A Week at Sky Ranch Fitness Is a fitness spa or resort vacation in your future? Alexandra: My physical, emotional and mental fitness is important to me. Ever since January, when I wrote about trying to lose the ten pounds  that found me, I’ve been working hard […]

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