The monthly lifestyle magazine for New England
By Rob Saint Laurent, MEd
Despite a nearly 70-billion dollar industry built around it, expanding waistlines in the US and their subsequent health problems (cardiovascular, joint-related, etc.) remain a growing concern.
According to data from the ongoing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, roughly 33 percent of US adults aged 20 and up are overweight, 38 percent are obese and eight percent extremely obese; while the most susceptible ethnicities are Hispanic, non-Hispanic White and non-Hispanic black. 1
The Miami Yacht Show Hosts the World’s Largest and Most Luxurious Super Yachts for Sale and Charter
Find the Boat That Will Fit Your Lifestyle
Held annually in mid-February, Miami’s premier yachting event covers more than 1.2 million square feet of space with the world’s most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts and superyachts on display.
Christmas at the Newport Mansions returns to The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House with newly imagined holiday decor through January 1, 2019. Rosecliff will also be open in December, with a new exhibition, Bill Cunningham: Facades, featuring photographs by the late New York Times photographer.
The Audi FIS Ski Women’s World Cup Tour at Killington Resort for the Third Year
If you’re a loyal reader of the publication in your hand, then you’ve likely read our coverage of the last two World Cups that have revisited New England after a long hiatus.
Exciting—perhaps, more than most women’s sporting events, athletes from around the world will lock and load into their boards to compete at the Beast in the East, the weekend of Thanksgiving day.
Okay, before we begin, let’s put aside the sordid history, claims, and rumors that have filled the pages of nearly every tabloid—from around the world—about Eldrick Tont Woods.
We’ve heard the reports of screaming and dressing down photographers on the golf course, the everlasting torment directed at a man who is an easy target because his personal life has been on display since childhood, and the character assassinations by the unrelenting media, all of whom continue to berate the golfer over infidelity, and other personal matters.
Ostensibly, it was a media event for the review of Buick’s luxury brands; and after four days of testing and product reviews, the mission reached its finale with the reveal of the 2019 Regal Avenir, causing guests to raise their glasses and toasting another milestone in Buick history.
With a comprehensive lineup of premier luxury cars and SUV’s, Buick leaves their rivals in their innovative rear-view mirror system, (a new technology which allows an expanded view behind the vehicle by capturing crystal-clear video and transmitting it to the driver), while leading the industry with sculptured exterior designs, cutting-edge interior comforts, refined performance, and technology focused on safety and a ground-breaking driver experience.
Located on the idyllic shores of the Westport River, and set upon some 50 plus acres of fields, stone walls, and open space, this one-of-a-kind waterfront estate is an extraordinary example of architectural splendor and exceptional living. Atop an elevated bluff allowing expansive views of the river and the Atlantic Ocean, the home is hidden from view except at great distances; even then, it offers only a small glimpse of its astonishing grandeur.
Best Comedy Festival: Nantucket Comedy Festival
While it may not be a seafood festival, it is a significant event. Whether you attend or donate to the cause, know it will be a worthwhile endeavor. Plus, the island is home to plenty of fresh seafood to go around after you’ve “Laugh[ed] your ACK off!”
The Nantucket Comedy Festival began in 2007 when professional stand-up comic, Kevin Flynn learned of the horrific rash of teen suicides that were occurring on the island. Understanding the healing power of laughter, he decided to make a difference by applying his craft to those who need it most.
This quintessential waterfront home is well beyond an ordinary dream of paradise. A short drive from nearly everywhere in New England, and serviced by convenient jet-ports at three nearby facilities, Point Road in Marion, Massachusetts is an integral part of an inspiring settlement of quiet lanes and private compounds.
A grand oceanfront home, the property consists of a 9,088 square-foot primary residence, offering exceptional modern-day living due to its astonishing conceptualization and thoughtful planning. Its extraordinary form was designed and built in 1999, conceived by a team of architects and designers, with the assistance of the owner’s flawless attention to detail and refined taste.
We recently attended a lecture by Valerie Steele in Rhode Island at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) followed by a book signing and dinner at the Faculty Club at Brown University. Steele’s pleasantness and self-confidence shine when in public. Gracious and humble, she triggers a gravitational pull, causing audiences to thirst for more of her insights, while her fans behave as if she were a rock star. We had the opportunity to spend some time with Steele, and she kindly shared her thoughts about a topic of personal passion.