“What do Austria, Sensational Homes and Beautiful People have in common? They are all in this issue!
I didn’t just decide to write a story about Austria. I had an exclusive insider’s view of this very affluent and breathtaking country. Honorary Consul General Ferdinand Seefried took me on a fascinating journey of more than the beautiful landscape of this historic land, but into Austria’s economic culture that has made it one of the wealthiest countries in the world. The story is an enlightening look at their industrial dynasties passed on from generation to generation.
The sun has finally broken through the chilly spring air – summer is here! Each year, I find myself drawn to the outdoors for hiking, swimming and relaxing under an umbrella with a glass of chilled wine and a great book.
Challenge Yourself to Learn about Elephants
Absolute certainty on an issue can be a weakness. Our world is changing so fast that we must continuously examine our ideas and views and be willing to learn new information from unlikely sources to challenge our own experiences and assumptions. This isn’t easy. But for me, protecting our planet’s wildlife, lands, water and air for everyone living today and for all who will come after is strong motivation to confront my own biases and knowledge gaps.
6 Ways to M.O.V.E. O.N. after Divorce
I have been divorced. Twice. This used to be a place of great shame for me. Maybe like you, I never thought I would divorce and felt completely unprepared for the pain. I was scared no one would trust me again if they thought I had failed. I was scared I would never recover from the wounding or figure out who I really was. Then I found out this WAS the path to finding out who I truly was. Now I use my education, insight and expertise to help others find the same positive transformation in their lives.
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ – West Coast Recipes SENSATIONAL FOOD ON A SUNNY SUMMER DAY
Entertain this season with an effortless, chic BBQ prepared the West Coast way. These easy-to-make dishes will absolutely earn rave reviews from guests of all ages. Encore, please!
“Nature’s First Green is Gold”
I love springtime! It is the time of year when life renews itself. I look forward to Atlanta’s flowering trees, perhaps a new puppy, the new tax cuts (yay!) and Fashion Week’s divine treasures in the stores and on the market. Our spring Style section presents the over-the-top and the elegant. But let’s talk shoes! I have to salute Freya Rose for the awesome stillettos pictured below. Even though the days when I could rock 4” heels are past, I can still dream!
Luxury Marketing Packages – Print with Digital
When I began my career many years ago, faxing out press releases and elaborate mailings were the norm (does it age me too much to admit that I also had a pager?). With my degree in marketing, branding and advertising, I’m enjoying the current, ever-evolving online opportunities that are available and am actively adding these products to the Southern Seasons Magazine advertising offerings.
The Nuclear Threat: Let’s Race to Elimination
I grew up during a time where we practiced “duck and cover” drills in school, anticipating a bomb scare. It’s hard to believe that we are reentering this scary period in human history. Regardless of where you fall politically, it’s pretty clear that the world is uneasy. While North Korea persists in its belligerence, the more traditional diplomacy of the past has given way to mean Tweets. Putin’s Russia and Trump’s administration have reversed decades of non-proliferation policy and have signaled efforts to potentially modernize and expand their nuclear arsenal. Our relationship with China continues to degrade, and the oft-overlooked conflict between Pakistan and India continues to escalate.
Good Vibrations What is all this I am hearing about vibration? You have likely heard words like vibration, frequency and energy pop up in the self-help world the past several years. If you are wondering what the heck they really mean and if they hold any merit, you are not alone. I wanted to shed some light on why they deserve your attention.
Roasted Lavender Leg of Lamb
Liven up your table this season with a beautiful spring spread featuring a traditional lamb roast. Adding fresh herbs to these dashing dishes will produce a bountiful burst of flavor, fragrance and color. Here, we’ve put together an elegant yet easy menu that is sure to delight the most seasoned palate.
How Accessories can Complement your Face
Think about when you enter a store and start trying on earrings, sunglasses or hats. What determines the items you purchase? Without even knowing it, you may have selected the best item because of how it complements your facial shape. However, oftentimes when selecting a piece of jewelry or accessory for the facial area, facial shape does not enter into the decision. In fact, that choice is based on how the jewelry or even eyewear looks on a model in an ad.
7 Tips to Stay Looking Young
Virtually every magazine in the past six months has featured stories on how to look younger. Many offer somewhat costly methods as the best approach, but others that can really help cost very little. This article offers some of each, and I am willing to bet that you may be guilty of one or more behaviors that could be making you appear older than you really are.
Feeding the Future
Professing their love in the splendor of a summer vineyard, Bailey Reid Anders and John Richard Meyne Jr. were united in marriage August 8, 2015, at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega. The day dawned on a hillside overlook, where the bride and groom swapped gifts and shared a few quiet moments, and ended with a late-night sparkler send-off filled with hugs and warm wishes from family and friends.
The wise Mahatma Gandhi said, “Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” But how? How can we find and hold onto a sense of peace within a world that seems to continuously make us afraid?