Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Favorite Film Locations from Award Winning Movies

Fargo North Dakota
Credits: FEMA wikimedia.org
Public Domain
 Fargo, North Dakota may not seem quite as interesting as Paris, France may, however, it does hit the spot in the movie aptly named "Fargo." The accents and dialect as in " oh geez" made we want to sit in a Fargo coffee shop like a fly on the wall just to listen. The desolate snowy by-ways and the matter-of- fact demeanor of the people especially the star performers in this movie all made me intrigued with Fargo, a place that never would have made it on my bucket list of places to visit were it not for the movie. That is what a great film location should accomplish. READ MORE>>>

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Great Gifts from Smashbox Cosmetics: Wish for the Perfect Palette

Tiffany Booth

by contributing writer Tiffany Booth           As a makeup junkie myself, I have to say this is by far the best gift you can give any makeup lover. The Palette comes complete with everything you need to create a stunning holiday look and it even comes with step-by-step expert application tips. READ MORE>>>>
Xarah's Face
Credit: Andres Saavedra/Wikimedia Commons
Copyright: Andres Saavedra/Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pixar, Dreamworks and Their 'Mega Mind' Random One Liners

written by Loraine Alkire
Dreamworks and Pixar are the "megaminds" of the animation industry, but stepping back, there is no doubt that these movies are compelling since they don't leave it all to animation. The glorious one-liner is what breathes humanity into these movies, making Dreamworks and Pixar's writers and the improvisational actors they employ, the kings of quip for more than two decades.

I often wonder who comes up with the memorable lines that leave me laughing. In Pixar's " Finding Nemo " that line comes from a sleep-talking Dory (a blue tang fish with short- term memory loss)," Yes, I'm a natural blue." Who came up with that?  READ MORE>>>

Green and Eco Presents with Style and Purpose

Green and Eco Presents with Style and Purpose
Monkey See, Monkey Do- Eco Minded Presents for Kids and Teens

Written by Loraine Alkire
Be Love , an online store, is not only a great store to get terrific T-shirts for children and teens it also has a great cause, promoting non-violence. Two of my favorite T-shirts for children are Earth Angel and "My life is My Message". All the T-shirts are made with 100% cotton using low impact fabric dyed and washed for a wonderfully soft feel. Most of the Shirts are about $30.00. Founders, Kyle Finch and KamGi note on their website, "The 'Be Love' apparel brand has been designed to inspire and sustain the work of service through education. We believe in the power of education to transform people and communities and have made the teachings of nonviolence a central focus of our outreach to youth."  READ MORE...

Hit Movies to Inspire Parents Hit by Hard Times

by Loraine Alkire

The dramatized bio based movie,"Mahanagar "(1963) is as relevant today across all cultures as it was when director and internationally acclaimed filmmaker Satyajit Ray interpreted this true story. This movie is about a woman in India facing the prospect of going to work to help make ends meet as opposed to serving a more traditional role as a stay at home mother. Fortunately, her husband is equally committed to his family. Read More....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Photo of the Week by Sara Leonard of OWGtravel.com

Lone Seal in Redondo Beach, California
Photo by Sara Leonard of OWGTravel.com
This picture appeals to me and reminds me of the great day we had out on the boat, laughing, looking at all the great things to see from the water in Redondo Beach, California.
To see more great photography from all around the world check out OWGTravel.com where Sara Leonard has taken thousands of pictures from trips all around the world and under the sea.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Winter Snow Packages- From Los Angeles Go-to Source OWGtravel.com


Mammoth Moutain California
Released into the public domain Sean Lynch

 Hey you snow passionistas, it's time to check those bindings, get out the long underwear, find that missing glove and start booking great trips like this one. 
Mammoth Mountains, California
Westin Monache Resort - Available 01/03/2011 to 02/17/2011
From $831 PP, January Package: 4 nights lodging, 2 bedroom, 3-day lift tickets Quad occupancy - price per person (Price range reflects mid-week / weekend / seasonal travel. All packages subject to availability.) Discounted coach and business class air is available from most North American cities - please call us for a fare quote.

Off We Go Travel! Sara Ching Leonard Travel Consultant
706 N. Guadalupe Ave. # 4 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 310-372-8130 Fax310-376-1079 OffWeGoTravel@aol.com http://www.owgtravel.com

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Secret Love Affair with Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis
written by Loraine Alkire Yahoo-Movie News and Gossip My Secret Love Affair with Daniel Day-Lewis is so secret even he does not know about it. My boyfriend suspects, but until now I have just left it to "He's the best actor ever." or "They should call De Niro the Day-Lewis of the United States, not the other way around." To think I didn't even know who Daniel Day-Lewis was until "Gangs of New York!"I'd spent most of my life studying, raising children and working and hadn't become a true movie buff until my children were wearing short skirts and putting mysterious dents in my car. READ MORE...
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Duo from Forbes Magazine, Inc Magazine, Have Some Halloween Fun

Left Julia McConnell, Right Stephanie Goldman
Co-Director's of Family Creations
This Duo, still in their twenties has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Inc Magazine and many an article,  across the country for their most successful and serious commitment to  providing the highest quality services of any  International Egg Donor- Surrogacy Agency on the map. After spending 4 days in Colorado with some of the greatest minds in reproductive medicine, they decided it was time for trick or treat. It was great to see this almost all work, no play Duo have a little Halloween fun. You can contact Family Creations at http://www.familycreations.net/ for a completely confidential caring consultation. Family Creations, LLC® is an internationally recognized Egg Donor and Surrogate Program. Family Creations experience and devotion to their clients has earned Family Creations the reputation of being one of the most renowned Egg Donation and Surrogacy agencies in the world. 21300 Victory Blvd. #760Woodland Hills, CA 91367Phone: 818-225-1700
- Member, American Society for Reproductive Medicine- Supporter, American Fertility Association - Supporter, Resolve- Fully licensed by the New York State Department of Health.
Physicians all over the country refer their patients to Family Creations because they trust their services.                                                  
Family Creations,Stephanie Goldman as Wednesday Adams and Julia
McConnell nerding it on Halloween, because it's fun to be a kid!