Amber Waves of Grain

Amber Waves of Grain

Joy is such a consistent contributor to Mac's creative process. He finds fun in selecting the wood, sanding is fun, looking for the ocean in the grain is fun, creating three-dimensional art with a holographic effect is fun. The story depicting the twists and turns in life that brought Mac to this specific time in his life is really fun.

The Kombucha Shop

The Kombucha Shop

I'm a big believer in gut health. The link between healthy bacteria in the digestive system and immune function is clear. A healthy gut leads to a stronger immune system. I routinely incorporate probiotics in my diet. For me, kombucha is an effective way for me to ingest probiotics throughout the day.

Kombucha is a fermented beverage. During the fermentation process, bacteria and yeast form a mushroom-like film on the surface of the liquid. This film is a living symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or a SCOBY, and can be used to ferment a new batch of kombucha.

While readily available at almost any grocery store chain, commercially made kombucha has more added sugars than what is necessary to encourage the SCOBY to thrive. I've also thought how much money I'd save if I could make batches of kombucha at home. While the process is relatively simple, I never seemed to have the time to figure it out until I came across the kombucha shop.

Your kombucha brewing kit includes a gallon brew jar with lid, kombucha culture, liquid starter, organic sugar, organic tea blend, reusable cotton tea bag, temperature gauge, cotton cover, rubber band, ph strips, pipette, wet erase marker and step by step directions. brewing kombucha at home with the kombucha shop brewing kit could not be easier or more fun with results that are both delicious and nutritious.

Big Weekend at the Carlyle in the Big Apple

Big Weekend at the Carlyle in the Big Apple

Arriving at the Carlyle is magical. The doorman welcomed us as he swept up our luggage then led us into the lobby. The contrast between the bright white high ceilings and the black marble floors creates a visual treat. As your eye is peers around the room the bright orange florals, the lovely mustard chairs, and the moody oversized art are all part of the charm that draws you in. Greeted with a smile by the front desk personnel, the check-in process took less than a minute and we were expertly guided toward the lobby elevators.