The Circle of Death

While working with a client this week a big awareness was identified, she realized that her whole life is a routine on repeat. Admittedly; she wakes at the same time, sleeps at the same time, eats the same meals, takes the same route to work, and mimics the same workout routine every day. Out of her mouth, she blurted “circle of…

The Zoom Groom

Let’s face it… usually, men don’t spend as much time on grooming as women do. We say… “Gentlemen, let’s make every second count!”

You’re The Man!

OK, gentlemen. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. Based on the inspiring stories we discovered from some amazing men, we agree that there are so many more reasons why it’s great … Continued

Music Matters

When you ask Patti Compton and Anthony Small who their favorite musicians are, you won’t hear Billboard chart-toppers like Ariana Grande, George Strait or Imagine Dragons. Instead, you’ll hear names, such as Nathaniel Rateliff, Thelonious Monk, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. If you don’t know who those artists are or anything about their musical influences, a new foundation…

A Little Foam Board

The first thing I noticed as I pulled up to Tom Morey's place on the beach, was that he was waiting for me on the bench out front. The man is 83 years old, yet gave me the impression that at a moments notice if I were to have come up the street hooting and hollering about the waves being…

Interview With the Cocktail

The inspiration for a new cocktail can come from many places, but in the case of Robert Adamson’s “Eagle’s Fist,” it was a revisit on a previous cocktail attempt that hadn’t gone quite as hoped. “We were having this competition for Espolon (a Tequila brand),” Robert explains. “I created a chorizo-style cocktail with mole, agave, mescal, and a chorizo syrup…

From Trauma to Triumph

While many little kids are quizzed on the alphabet, when Lyn Hiner was growing up, her dad was quizzing her on a topic that was much faster paced. As he cruised his “earwax yellow” 1971 Porsche 912 through the streets of Santa Barbara, he was teaching his daughter all about driving a manual. “He’d be driving and say ‘All right.…

Lessons In Life

Today the phrase, “having it all” is used so often and facetiously that it has become akin to some negative joke. When the question is posed about whether women can “have it all,” the answer arrived at is typically no, along with some skeptical scolding of those women who ever had the nerve to think they could. There has been…

Let’s Hear it for the Girls

In the August 2018 State of Women-Owned Business Report, it was found that women-owned 12.3 million businesses, or 40% of businesses overall. Woo-hoo! 

Fabulous Gift Ideas For The Special Women In Our Lives

The month of May is always a special gift-giving time as we celebrate all the Mothers in our lives on Mother’s Day - our Mother’s, Mothers-In-Law, Grandmothers and if we are lucky enough Great Grandmothers!  However, finding just the right gift to say “I Love You” can be a challenge for some. Well, we asked our friends at Fiorina, San…