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4 Reasons Why You Want a Sarasota / Bradenton Beach Wedding

If the sand and surf are calling your name when it comes to your wedding, there are many venues throughout the U.S. to choose from. However, not all beaches are created equal, and there are none so beautiful as the ones that line the shores of Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida. From private beaches with pure, glittering white sand to stunning sunset views of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, these beaches are the perfect backdrop for any beach wedding. From Lido Key to Siesta Key, there are four main reasons why this coastal city has everything you need for the beach wedding of your dreams.

1. The Wide Selection of Beaches

Sarasota boasts a large number of beaches that range from private to public, and no matter what type of beach setting you're looking for, you'll find it in the Sarasota Keys. From Greer Island Park, which has secluded beaches hidden away near the Longboat Pass Bridge, to the Lido Key beaches that range from those with snack areas, picnic tables, and trendy shops to those that are completely secluded, you're sure to find a beach that suits your ceremony's theme. Keep in mind that some of the more secluded beaches, especially those that are on Greer Island Park, can be a challenge when it comes to public access and parking, so this is something you'll have to deal with if you choose a beach in this area.

2. The Selection of Beachfront Resorts

If you want to add five-star service to your beach wedding and accommodate your guests in the best way possible, then a beach wedding in Sarasota is the right choice, thanks to the huge number of resorts in the area. Whether you want a room with a balcony and a commanding view of Sarasota bay or a beautiful open-air locale in which to have your reception, you can find them all here. There are a number of resorts that will even assist you with your wedding, providing you with affordable wedding package that include everything you'll need for your beach wedding and the reception, including food and access to quality sounds systems so that you, your, spouse, and your guests can dance the night away after the ceremony.

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Pet Boarding: How to Choose Facilities for Dogs, Cats, and Unusual Pets

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As much as you love your pets, you cannot always take them with you when you travel, and sometimes the decision must be made to leave them behind at a kennel. Boarding facilities are available for a number of different pets, from dogs to cats to small exotics to larger pets such as horses, but choosing such a facility must be done carefully so that you can match your pet's needs to the right one for its optimum care and comfort. There are several different criteria to consider when you're choosing a boarding facility, as well as understanding what other choices you have for exotic pets, and you should do as much research as possible before making your final choice to ensure that your pet receives the kind of treatment, attention, and affection that it gets from you on a daily basis. After speaking with Breanna Wright, owner of a dog walking service, Park City, UT, here are some tips.

Choosing a Dog Boarding Facility

Dog kennels are the most common type of boarding facilities, which is an advantage if you're dog owner and want variety of different services all in one place. Many dog boarding facilities offer exercise programs, grooming services, and many have qualified staff that are capable of giving your pets any medication it may need while you're gone. One factor to consider when you're choosing a dog boarding facility is your pet's energy levels and how much playtime it will get depending on those levels. For example, if you have a high-energy dog such as a Jack Russell Terrier, does the facility have enough employees to guarantee that it will get the daily exercise that you usually provide? A lack of activity may make a high-energy dog destructive, so this is an important point to consider.

Once you have your choices narrowed down, be sure to visit each facility so that you can assess each one's safety features and cleanliness. Don't be afraid to ask what kind of cleaning solutions they use and how they guard against contagious illnesses such as kennel cough. Keeping your dog healthy and reducing the risk of accidents will give you peace of mind while you're away.

Choosing a Cat Boarding Facility

While cat boarding facilities are not as common as those for dogs, you still may have several options in your area. While cats have some needs that are similar to dogs, such as clean water, food, and exercise, their stress levels may be higher when they are boarded, as cats are less adaptive to change and may be more territorial than dogs. When choosing a cat kennel, visit each facility and consider how your pet might react to the noises levels and the number of cats that are being boarded there. If your cat needs privacy and a place to hide, are there kitty condos where it can climb up and be away from other cats? Are the litter boxes covered to reduce stress during potty time? Much depends on the overall temperament of your cat, so choosing a facility that can provide it with the type of care that will cause as little stress as possible is vital.

Horses and Exotic Animals: Are There Other Options?

If you own large animals, such as horses, goats, or other livestock, or if you have exotic animals such as ferrets, large birds, or reptiles, your boarding choices may be severely limited (really I thought I could just take them to the dog boarding place :)   ). However, there are other choices, and one of the most affordable is to hire a local pet sitter. Many pet sitters are experienced with a wide variety of animals that include large or exotic pets, which is an advantage for you as a pet owner if you happen to have more than one kind of large or exotic pet. Pet sitters who have experience with horses are especially beneficial when you consider what kind of transportation, food, and veterinary fees you would have to pay to board your horse at a professional stable. Many pet sitters have the know-how to feed your horse, groom it, turn it out to graze, and if needed, even exercise it, and all in familiar surroundings. Remaining in familiar territory is also vital to the health of many exotic pets, as they may feel stress more keenly than cats or dogs.

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Why is Diamond her best friend? Tip Don't buy TW Diamond Rings

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“Diamonds are women’s best friend” – this quote is often used but, what we wonder is why? We feel that all women on earth, love diamonds as much as they love themselves. Well, the brilliance of the diamond that flatters her looks seems to add grace to her beauty every time she puts a diamond in her attire. Gifting a diamond to a woman is always a brilliant idea, she could be your sister, mother or wife, but a diamond would always add that extra little spark to their beauty.

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Moving Up-Market From Off-The-Rack in Cambodia

 

 

By Jody Hanson

South East Asia has some of the most beautiful natural fabrics in the world – silk, linen and cotton – and the people to whip up the clothes for you. When it comes to getting a new wardrobe, the basic problem is that most people don’t think it through. Instead they wander into some shop in Bangkok that offers packages and end up with things they don’t like and will never wear.

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Top 10 faux Pas by Celebs

You love them, adore their artistic work or contribution to society but celebrities can at times disappoint in terms of fashion. This is quite ironic because in the fashion world they serve as trend setters.  However if you are keen, especially in the best jewellery trends, you must have seen some eerie styles by celebrities that cannot just go unnoticed.

They say that to become the best you must learn from the best but in this case you can learn from the worst mistakes made by these public figures. Before you buy online diamond jewellery, take a lesson from these celebs on how ‘not to wear it’ to any event:

Accessory overload: Unless you are Johnny Depp in the pirates of Caribbean, avoid excessive jewellery. This is what Lady Gaga offers on the fashion red carpet and before you go ahead and copy it, consider that she gets away with even a meat dress. So just wear what is reasonable and leave the rest at home, after all there is a tomorrow. If you are not Mr. T, please do not overdo it.The signet ring: You must have come across multiple of these in online jewellery stores. Now unless you are Prince Charles (and he rightfully wears one) do not wear a signet. Of course if you are royalty go ahead and have your family crest engraved on it.Over beaded necklace: It was probably a good idea for Sarah Jessica Park to wear Carrie Bradshaw' but the beaded necklace is not really the way to go. It really gives you a 90s look in the 21st century.The J-Lo engagement ring: It might have cost $3 million but it was really wrong for J-Lo to wear that ring after the cancellation of the engagement. It really shows desperation, why not wear something else?Zarah Philip’s tongue stud: What would the queen’s granddaughter have been thinking while piercing her tongue? You must be wondering this but it is true and you can see why she is not the most popular royal.Angelina Jolie’s blood necklace: It makes sense to commit yourself to a relationship but is wearing a diamond chain with your husband’s blood vial really necessary? What if the relationship goes south? Mind you, it did!Ugly Pat Butcher’s earrings: You must have seen this combination of earrings on her ears. Probably calling them trinity rings would be much kinder.Multi coloured hair: Unless you are Nick Minaj or Miley Cyrus, avoid this bubble gum look that makes you look like a kindergarten denizen.Lily Allen Christmas decoration: You definitely love her but wearing a dress top with all those Christmas-like frills as accessories is going to change your opinion of her.Nick Minaj’s sweet ice cream cone necklace: By now you know this is one character whose fashion sense should not inspire you.  This necklace was to say the least just forgettable.

There are many more crazy jewellery celebrities out there who get it wrong every time.  The rule of thumb is to never copy just because of the hype, after all hype can both be negative or positive.

 

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An example of me being weird

I am weird it is often said, and here is an example. A small thing that makes me happy : Im taking today an item to the rubbish tip that has had its full life and beyond. I'm talking about my dive bag. The zip had stopped working luckily it had 2 openings and had jammed shut ! The linings inside had gone but it still worked. The cockroaches from antigua decided to find a better life elsewhere and today it is getting its rightful place on the landfill. It worries me that we throw so much away, moreso that this bothers only me. Today i got a full life from a product tool, we all ask a full well lived life and we should do the same of our products. The bag was an old carlise roller duffle and i managed to replace with the same kind as it was so useful. It said dont bother trying to find anything of value inside too.

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Making your Wedding Frames Perfect - Wedding Photography Checklist

Making your Wedding Frames Perfect - Wedding Photography Checklist

Your D day is without doubt the most important day in your life which you want to cherish forever. And as they say it, a camera can literally still the world and capture much beyond than just what we see. Weddings are meant to be absolutely beautiful and in order to capture those special frames of your important day; you need a certain someone who not only is adept at clicking perfect frames, but also captures the best of you. Your wedding photographer should be able to capture the true essence of the wedding and every bit of grandness your wedding showcases. Although you wedding is the most memorable day in your life, it only lasts a day and what lasts forever are memories, perfectly caught in your wedding frames. Hence, if you want to feel like a bride all over again while turning pages of your wedding album, it is extremely essential to book a good wedding photographer.

Wedding photography these days, image by Amy Bramley

Since picking a good wedding photographer is one of the most essential parts of a wedding it is important to pay attention to few points. Now, for the ones living in Perth, you are in luck sincewedding photography Perth is quite exceptional courtesy the ace wedding photographers. Find below few tips to help you choose the best wedding photographer Perth.

Time is money: Be very particular about the number you hours or days you want to engage the photographer. For instance do you just want your wedding to be covered or do you want other days on the list as well such as your engagement day, your pre wedding shots, post wedding shots etc. The cost of the photographer can vary according to the time devoted by him; hence talk to him clearly and well in advance.Develop a detailed shot sheet: If you are particular about few must click pictures, it is a good idea to communicate that to the wedding photographer Perth WA, so that he can perform his job well. Develop a detailed list of shots and hand it to the photographer and he can incorporate that in his own list.Usage of photos it important: Be sure as to how you are going to use your wedding photographs. For instance, do you want them in a printed album or soft copies or just the negatives? Communicate it to the photographer, since cost can vary accordingly.Budgeting is crucial: This is one of the most essential determining factors of choosing your wedding photographer. Different photographers have varied budgets, depending on their experience, style of work and published work. You can pick according to your budget constraint. Now, compromising on quality isn’t advised, however keep a pre fixed budget in your mind with a upper and lower limit. Make it a point not to cross the upper limit.Liking in person is important: You must be able to gel well with the wedding photographer on a personal level, since he can only capture the personal candid snaps if he understands you well enough.Keeping track of all the photographers: Make a detailed note of the photographer you have talked to, the costs involved, their style of work etc for future reference.References do work: Don’t forget to ask for references and take a look at their port folio.Lock and seal, once sure: Finding a perfect wedding photographer can be tricky. Thus once you have found him/her, don’t delay and lock him.Sign a contract: Carefully read the contract and sign it once sure.Litmus test: As a litmus test, you can ask you wedding photographer to click a few snaps before your wedding to see how good he/she is.

 

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Battlefield 4 meets gamerdj

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Huerta and Goischke: The Spirit of Silk in Peru

By Barbara de Mul

I always thought that silk was just for pyjama's and maybe the occasional scarf, so I was quite thrilled to stumble upon Huerta-Goischke, a full-fledged collection of luxury poncho's, necklaces, shoes, wallets, in a happy marriage between colourful pre-Columbian and luxurious Asian silk. 

Want to see your memories of your flight over the Nazca lines eternalized on your favorite scarf when you wear it to the office? Do you work with Peruvians and want to send an appreciative message by offering a personalized (business) gift? Do you wish to convert your tie into a conversation starter?

If your answer is yes to one of the three questions, chances are you’ll want to add Huerta-Goischke to your shopping address book. Expect to see the famous Nazca condor in a bright sky blue flying over a desert yellow tie, a series of tumi’s (ceremonial sacrificial knives) adorning a shawl, or fun espadrilles with drawings from the Chimu found in the famous adobe city in Chan Chan.

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Different Types of Organic Clothing and Their Benefits

Different Types of Organic Clothing and Their Benefits

While a lot of people are aware of the benefits of organic food, not everyone considers the impact that using more organic clothing could have on the environment and the health of the people wearing it. There are a number of different eco friendly textiles out there, and since clothes production is one of the largest industries, making sure that more clothes are made in the accordance with environmentally friendly principles and practices could make a huge impact on the world we live in.

Organic Fibers

Even though organic clothing is not as strictly regulated as organic food, there are certain standards that have to be met in order for a piece of clothing to earn this prestigious label. For one, materials used in the production of organic clothing have to be of natural origin, and have to be grown without the application of different chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Additionally, processes involved in the production of such clothing can’t rely on chemicals, which includes using artificial dyes. This means that clothes made in this fashion are biodegradable and that their manufacture doesn’t contribute to pollution.

Bamboo

Even though bamboo clothes are often labeled organic, there is a special caveat associated with this type of clothing. Bamboo itself can be successfully grown without the use of pesticides of fertilizers, and provides for a very decent yield even if you don’t replant it after harvesting, so when it comes to the material itself, it is completely organic. However, in order to convert bamboo cellulose into usable fiber, chemical processes have to be involved, and they are what makes the label ‘organic’ somewhat questionable. However, if these processes are conducted in an environmentally conscious manner, with care when it comes to the disposal of the chemicals used, bamboo clothing can be called eco friendly. Bamboo clothing offers great insulation, it is wrinkle resistant, and very absorbent.

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Create Great Wedding Photos Tips

Create Great Wedding Photos Tips

The job of a wedding photographer might only seem like it is one of the easiest and most relaxing in the world. It is definitely a beautiful job, full of opportunities to be creative and meet wonderful people, however, the amount of stress that comes with it can sometimes be overpowering. Here are a few tips how to minimize the fuss and create beautiful photographs which will live up to your clients’ expectations.

- Chances are, the most nervous person at the wedding will be the bride. She will also be the one to judge your photos in the least of details so make sure you pay the most attention to her. Search fashion magazines for interesting and stylish poses and instruct her carefully.

- Before the wedding, ask about the venue and, if possible, go visit it. Look for some interesting places to take photographs at. You will usually want to look for long lines which will add to the overall look and feel of elegance in your photos.

- Do not plan weather dependant photo sessions. The weather is fickle, it changes before you know it. Think of a theme which can be adapted to different conditions.

- While horizontal and vertical photos are the norm, consider experimenting, tilting your camera every now and then. It adds the motion to your photographs and looks great in photo book albums, where it destroys monotony.

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My music of note for Summer 2014

Starting with this Greatest Creation Riddim - awesome lyrics beat and general feel good under the sun track. The only hitch is that you wont get to hear this on your regular radio :) unless Pete Tongue pics it up ?

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Jeggings

Simply 4 humorous videos in order..

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLZ8L6SZmaA

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Top Tips on Choosing Linen Shirts

When the summer sun is at its worst, the best way to beat the heat is to go the natural route with your fabrics and fibers. So, whether you are dressing for a formal event or a casual one, consider linen shirts. The key factor that makes most men think twice before choosing linen shirts is the fact that they wrinkle. But if you let this stop you, you are losing out on all that linen has to offer, from the wide range of textures, weights and forms to colors and even natural, undyed fabric. This is one fabric that is easy to care for and extremely comfortable to wear.

How to Choose Linen Shirts

The long and lustrous fibers of the flax plan have been processed into linen, possibly since the time man decided to wear clothes! These fibers are dirt resistant, free of lint and much stronger than cotton. The natural wax in this fiber gives it a luster, unlike any other natural fiber. Linen is the choice summer, given its highly absorbent quality. Best of all, manufacturers have responded to the consumer’s concerns about wrinkling by developing methods, such as fusing synthetic resins with the flax fiber, to keep linen shirts looking crisp, yet soft, even with wear.

Now that we’ve convinced you that linen shirts are the way to go this summer, here are some of the things to look for while making a purchase:

$1·         Check the stitching: One thing that you should know about linen shirts is that this fabric makes every seam stand out. Therefore, the stitching should be seamlessly (pun not intended) integrated with the pattern and weave of the shirt. Whether there are pin-tucks, welt pockets or stitched hems, the stitching should follow the inherent geometry of the design. They type of stitching also varies with the weight of the fabric.

$1·         Pleats: This is one fabric that gives beautiful pleats. If folded properly lengthwise or across the grain, the shirt will not ripple at the pleats. Pleating will affect the way the garment falls over your body. Make sure you iron the pleats well to keep them from splaying open when you wear the garment.

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How to select a best office furniture in usa

Office Furniture Solutions is female owned and operated. We have a combined 41 years experience selling office furniture and workstations in the South Florida market. Our client list includes top corporate businesses, the local business owner and the homeowner looking for an office desk and chair. We are a full service office furniture dealership focusing on giving our customers the best value and service possible. The first priority of Office Furniture Solutions is customer satisfaction. Office Furniture Solutions, located at 1751 West Copans Rd, #9, Pompano Beach, FL 33064 maintains a showroom of new and pre-owned office furniture and cubicles and has a variety of products on display to allow the client choices in purchasing their office furniture. Visit our 6800 s/f showroom that is filled with the latest designs from top furniture manufacturers in the US and abroad.

We have an extensive pre-owned inventory of chairs, reception desks, cubicles, lateral files, conference tables, desks and credenzas. The pre-owned inventory can consist of the top furniture and systems manufacturers such as Steelcase, Haworth, Herman Miller, Knoll, Paoli, Gunlock and more.  Pre-owned inventory in prime condition turns over quickly. It is best not to hesitate on the purchase of something when you see it. Give us the opportunity to quote and fill your office furniture needs. For additional information regarding the products we sell, services offered or a quote to fill your office furniture needs, please call us at (954)973-7997.

Office Furniture Solutions offers buy backs and trades in. We can look at your existing furniture and cubicles and provide you with a quote that can be applied towards your new office furniture purchase of pre-owned or new furniture. If you choose not to purchase from Office Furniture Solutions, we may still be able to purchase your existing furniture. 

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Special Performances Only Seen in Myanmar

Like many people who go to a new destination, you probably want to see the popular sights and landmarks in an area, but part of doing things in style is seeing what makes a place truly special. With Myanmar, you can do that easily, such as going to one of the many special performances that are performed on a daily basis. Here is an introduction to some of your choices.

The Moustache Brothers

The Moustache Brothers consist of three men, Par Par Lay and Lu Maw, who are actually brothers, and Lu Zaw who is their cousin. The former trio had made their home in Mandalay, where the government put them under house arrest after they performed an “insulting” show at the home of Aung San Suu Kyi in 1996. Lay and Zaw even served 6 years in a labor camp for that performance.

Their performances, geared toward tourists, consist of slapstick humor, singing, and traditional Burmese dances and also act as mini politics and history lesson for the audience. Their act may not have changed over the years, but they feel, despite the change in government, there are still many basic issues not yet addressed.

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Mistura: Annual Festival of Food in the Gastronomic Capital of South America

 

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Quads Multi Rotor RC models aka Drones or UAV 's a new trend in luxury toys ?

I hate the word Drone, UAV is also not used often - quads could mean the wheeled variety and they often have more then 4 motors but most often 4. Toys like the parrot AR Drone are simply very impressive with what they bring to your smart phone or tablet. Aerial photograpy is another avenue of interest but by far and away the most interesting fature of these toys is the fact that you can FPV.

FPV - First Person View. This is where you pilot the model as if you were in it via a camera feed. This allows you to fly it far away and if it goes out of range features like RTH or Return to Home brings the thing right back to where you took off from. There is an amazing video of one that flies out to sea and comes back. 

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Malta is an excellent city or short break destination

Malta as an alternative sun destination ?Malta is an excellent city or short break destination | Hiking in Malta is scenic though it didn’t involve much climbing.

They say some things spoil Italy – take those away and you might have Malta. You wont get charged extra to have a seat while you enjoy your coffee.

For a family I might just recommend Malta but I heard that Gozo might be better in the beach holiday regard. I only had 3 nights on the island of Malta but saw an experienced a lot to tell you about.

In short there are some nice points to consider:

Malta has a lot of historyMalta has an attractive capital Valletta.Malta has great weatherMalta has perhaps the best diving in EuropeMalta has some nice beaches (check proximity to hotel and reviews carefully I don’t think it has the number that say Greek islands have)Malta has a great nature reserve where you can go for a hike.Malta has the Popeye film set for kids.Malta is one of the cheaper European destinationsMalta has an excellent area for cinema and nightlife including bars and nightclubs called Paceville sounds like patch-a-vil.

For people interested in a winter home away from the U.K. many love it. The British ties to Malta make things easy I met and spoke at length about this with one couple who were very happy in Mellieha.

I really wanted to have a great SPA experience in my hotel in Malta and was disappointed. Malta more than made up for it but I suspect they (my hotel at least) have little experience or have been left behind with what a good SPA offers. So really do your homework if this point is really important for you.

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The Artists Making a Noise in Dancehall

Mavado-home - thanks to https://urbanislandz.com/2015/11/19/mavado-house-gew-up-in-dancehall/

Dancehall is going to get bigger and soon. It's a prediction I have based on some observations not least that hip hop needs a new direction. Really pleased that MUZU's first track tis week was a dancehall track in a big summertime compilation..

Vybz KartelSummertimeJamie XX

Dancehall in Mainstream Music 2017

Popcaan

In this video early 2017 we see Popcaan ft Kyla titled Should've Been Me. I predict good things for this one its a fast but healthy burn as I think it may get old quicker but is instantly likeable.

MovadoCharly BlackAidoniaKonshensBeenie Man

 

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