Tickled PINK at Le Cordon Bleu


Ask Mr. S what I make for dinner, and he’ll say “RESERVATIONS.” It’s an old joke, but it still fits. I had a master plan when I married him. He owned restaurants and was a wonderful chef. I could barely make a cup of ramen noodles. I am NOT a natural cook. I am not […]

Going all the way with Chris Pratt

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Watch out Kevin Bacon, because Chris Pratt has his dancing shoes on and the competition is HOT. Champagne Living sat down with Chris Pratt to ask him about his dancing skills, playing a super hero, one of our ALL TIME favorite soundtracks, and tidbits about his time on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy. […]

5 Secret Disney Cruise hacks!

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I’ve looked out at the Disney Wonder and the Disney Magic a number of times from the balcony of my stateroom as we pull up along side her. On more than one occasion we had a similar itinerary, docking within minutes of the mouses ship. Since it’s usually just Mr. S and I traveling, we’ve […]

Working it out – 5 training myths

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Does MORE always equal BETTER? To learn the ins and outs of what is best for our bodies, The Gin Joint went straight to the source and got the 411 straight from Dr. Brett Osborn – neurosurgeon and bodybuilder, and author of Get Serious, A Neurosurgeon’s Guide to Optimal Health and Fitness. 1. More exercise is […]

The zen of Groot with Vin Diesel

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He walked into the room to hoots, hollers, and screams from 25 bloggers who had seen his performance in Guardians of the Galaxy the evening before.  I considered asking him if he ever played a tree in elementary school, but once he started telling his compelling tales of how he came to take this role, I […]

Almost Human


Critiquing one of our OWN writers projects isn’t always easy. Almost Human  Almost always when left to my own devices as a teen I would watch horror movies.  There was something about them I always connected with.  I would watch anything-possible good and bad and the awful.  They were all magnificent in their own way,  you […]