Five Things You Need To Know About Smoking Cannabis

Numerous publications including the Vox magazine, published articles on the legalization of cannabis for both medicinal use as well as for recreation in numerous states across the US. Read more

Tubs And Salt: How To Create A Perfectly Relaxing Bath

Are you accustomed to quick, short showers? How long has it been since you relaxed in a bathtub with a glass of wine in your hand?

If it’s been a while, you are missing out on an ultimate bathing experience. You can enjoy a free spa-like treatment in the comfort of your bathroom; all you need are few essential things.

How To Get The Ultimate Bathing Experience

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For the Shear Fun of Things: Hairstyles for the Summer

We all have our preferences when it comes to different things.

Chocolate ice cream vs. vanilla crunch, buying a car vs. buying a bike, watching a movie vs. reading the book it’s based on—we all have our own tastes.

That’s exactly what makes us human. We all have things we like and dislike, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Some people like their pizza cold, some like it hot. Some people like coffee and others prefer tea.

And when it comes to hair, there are tons of hairstyles to choose from. Some like ‘em braided, some like to rock a short bob.

And with summer approaching fast, more and more women (and men) are looking for ways to create the perfect summer look.

Let’s take a look at some hairstyles that are worth taking into consideration:

Double French Braided Bun

All throughout winters, we lay in bed, snuggling with our blanket (and furry friends), wishing for summer. A bit of sunshine, s’mores, and beach parties with friends. But when strands of hair stick to our forehead and the back of our neck, it can be frustrating to deal with.

After all, who wants sticky, greasy hair getting in the way of some summer fun? This where the double French braided bun comes in!

Basically, it’s a stylish French braid that you tuck into a bun. It seals your scalp so that there’s zero heat and dust going in. You don’t need to worry about moisture building up and you get to rock a chic summer look.

Furthermore, no hair sticking to your forehead and back of the neck is always a double-win.

Pull-Through Braid

Stuck between a pony and a braid? Why not try both? This is exactly what a pull-through braid is.

The first step involves tying your hair in a ponytail and the second step involves braiding it. It’s a simple hairstyle and you can get creative with it by trying different types of braids. After you’re done, gently pull the knots of the braid apart to complete the look.

Volumized Ponytail for Short Hair

Just because you have short hair, does not mean you need to miss out on the fun. Take the top layer of your hair and tie it into a curled-up ponytail. Then take the other half and tie it into a full ponytail.

The result? Added volume and a unique, chic hairstyle.

French Twist for Short Hair

For this hairstyle, you’ll need a good hair conditioner. It’s recommended that you use a fragrancefree one. If your hair is greasy, conditioning it will give it a volume boost and make it easier to style.

Then use some mousse and part the hair into two sections—top and bottom. Clip the top so you can start with the bottom. The trick is to tease the bottom and then roll the hair and pin it with a bobby pin.

Then unclip the top section and repeat the process.

Styles for Men

Why should women have all the fun during summers? If you’re a guy who is growing out his hair, here are a few hairstyles to take into consideration:

The Samurai Look

This one is extremely simple but gives a nice, sexy look. Take a tooth-comb and comb your hair back. Twist it around until you get a nice, small bun. Tie your hair with a rubber band or ponytail.

You can create a nice, messy look by letting out a few loose hairs.

The Chic Side-Part

This one is a classic take on the traditional side-part look. Basically, you part your hair from the side and tease it a little so there’s volume. You can get the other side (where the partition is) trimmed so that it gives a nice, “undercut” look.

Faded Waves

If you have short hair, add a bit of personality to your style by teasing the top and giving it a “beachy” look. Since heat and humidity already give hair some texture, just use that to your advantage and create your own style!

It’s important to protect your hair from sun damage and other problems during the summers. Make sure that you drink plenty of water and use natural products on your hair to maintain them.

Use fragrance-free conditioners, carrot seed oil, and aloe vera gel to take care of your tresses.

If you’re looking for a select list of natural ingredients that offer results for your locks, visit Allurials. Helping individuals maintain their hair naturally, they provide solutions for all your hair care-related woes, one strand at a time!

Indulge in Luxury Transport on these Occasions

You may have a perfectly good car but there are particular occasions in life where you want to get that that VIP treatment to make the day extra special—luxury transport services give you just that.

You may not be royalty but you’ll definitely feel like one for those moments where you sit back in a comfortable, deluxe vehicle and let a chauffeur drive you around the city.

Here are some occasions you should consider booking luxury transport services for:

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Classic Hip Hop Jewelry Pieces

Jewelry appears to have become an essential part of Hip Hop culture. Not all Hip Hop artists may flash bling the way Jay Z and Kanye West do, but it’s safe to say that it’s rare to see a Hip Hop artist that doesn’t wear any jewelry at all. Read more

What Are Dab Rigs and What Do They Do

New to dabbing?  Dab rigs, also known as oil rigs, are a water pipe used for smoking oils and extracts. A dome and a nail come with it. Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Make Your First Anniversary Magical

It feels like it was only yesterday when you saw your beloved walk down the aisle toward you, decked out like royalty and looking like the most beautiful person on earth.

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If It’s The Last Thing You Do: 5 Wines You Need to Try in Your Life

For seasoned wine enthusiasts, there must be a vintage or three on your bucket list of wines you need to try. Given that there are numerous countries, each producing varieties of wine, it is easy to miss out on some worthy gems while trying to keep up with the gold rush!

No Regrets

You don’t want to be ruminating on the things you didn’t do in life! Least of all, if you take your wine seriously, you don’t want to realize that you missed out on something worthwhile.

For this reason, we have listed 5 wines in this article along with a little bit on what makes them special!

Next time you buy wine online or visit a vineyard, it might be smart to see if you can find any of the following:

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Vintage Port

Port tends to experience something of an awkward phase 10 or so years post production. That being said, 40 – 50 year old vintage port is a whole other story. This wine is full of character and consuming it is like reacquainting yourself with a little history. This is not to mention the brilliant and powerful taste!

Barossa Shiraz

This wine packs quite the punch and is likely as bold and rich as wine can get. Though this might not be for those who are more attuned and show preference for softer, milder flavors, it is ideal for enthusiasts who enjoy their wine when it’s loud and expressive. Southern Australia is known for such wines and the aforementioned, is well worth a try.

First Bordeaux

Bordeaux is probably the most recognized names when it comes to international wine. This reason is known for and has a history with production of fine wines. So much so that they even introduced their own grading/ranking system, still used in the world today. First growth Bordeaux is landslides above second and third growth in both depth and flavor. If you have not tried a first growth Bordeaux aged for ten years or more, you need to.

Vintage Champagne

Champagne on its own is quite the treat. It doesn’t matter if you’re toasting a wedding, new job or just getting out with your friends for a night after graduation. Champagne spells two things; class and celebration. We’re still talking about regular or mid-range bubbly here!

Vintage Champagne though expensive is a class and flavor in its own league. This creamy and rich drink is aged in barrels, which contributes to its incomparable depth.

Classical Cabernet from Napa  

This wine was almost wiped off the face of the planet due to prohibition but luckily thanks to the efforts of certain individuals made a comeback. A nice change from the Bordeaux flavors and equally bucket list worthy, classic Napa Cabernet is the last wine on our bucket list!

Endnote

There you have it. Five types of wine you absolutely need to try if it’s the last thing you do! If you’re interested in buying wine online and want to see if some of these types are available, check out your options!

 

Vivino is an international wine community with an excess of 28 million seasoned enthusiasts as members contributing to make one of the world’s most expansive and popular wine clubs.

 

5 Best Food and Wine Pairings You Need to Try!

When buying wine either online or in person, what goes through your mind? A good time with a few close friends? A much-deserved quiet evening of reading on your couch with a plate of crackers and some wine perhaps? It would be no surprise if what came to your mind was simply; food!

Food and Wine

Wine and food have been friends for centuries. The two have been interlocked in an ancient relationship, ripe with its share of stories, legends, folktales and history. Today the relationship between wine and food is stronger than ever!

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Amazing Combinations

We’ve scoured the internet as well as the culinary world in general to bring you five divine food and wine pairings. This is not just so you try these as they are but also so you may develop a sense of what flavors go together.

Without further delay, here they are:

Chardonnay Shrimp

Among the various foods that grill well, only a few can match up to a nice batch of shrimp! The cutting sharpness of the shrimp needs something that both complements it and enhances the favors. For this reason, one of the best wines to go with grilled shrimp is in fact, Chardonnay.

A firm Chardonnay that comes packed with a hint of Oak would be ideal!

Pork and Nebbiolo

A spiced shoulder of good pork prepared with a strong mix of spice is brilliant when complimented with some aromatic Nebbiolo to iron out the creases. If seasoned apart from the spices with a mix of herbs, a little garlic and a dash of lemon, this superb combination is truly one that would make you and your guests beam from ear to ear.

Salmon Salad and Pinot

Salmon is rich and packed with character and flavor. In combination with a light and zesty salad, this alone could be considered a complete and fulfilling dish. On the flip side, you take the same salmon salad and pair it with your choice of Pinot and you have something else entirely. The pinot and salmon dance on the taste buds, one urging the other to show a little more flavor!

Pan Roast and Rioja

Roasted potatoes are comfort food. Pan roasted potatoes with sausage absolutely divine. Chop up some arugula and toss them in. Do the same with a bunch of chalets. Add a hint of lemon and you’ve got one hell of a dish. Of course if you throw in some sweet Spanish Rioja, the younger lot will likely pair beautifully with the ingredients mentioned above.

Pizza Rose’

This was a tough one as we were about to go with a combination of Carménère along with a medium or medium rare steak, but figured this one would be more fun. A simple sweet grilled pizza with a bit of cheese, tomato paste and whatever other light toppings you desire goes will with Rose! Yes we realize how that sentence is upside down but it is true!

Conclusion

These sure as hell aren’t the only food and wine combinations that are worth trying. There are many more and better yet, you could even experiment with your own combinations.

Buying wine online allows you to choose from an extensive range of wine types, origins and ages. Check out some of the most recognized and reputed online wine communities and see if you would like to join!

Vivino is an international wine community with an excess of 28 million seasoned enthusiasts as members contributing to make one of the world’s most expansive and popular wine clubs.

Hang in There: Fun Ways to Decorate Your Plate Collection

There’s nothing like investing in your own home, redecorating it and renovating every room, according to your tastes. It’s a chance to get innovative and unleash your creative side.

From the colour of the walls, to the furnishings, there’s nothing like giving your home a much-needed makeover! Read more