Summer Reading – The Nightingale

The Nightingale

Are you looking for a good summer read?  Look no further – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is our recommendation.  I dare you to put this book down, it was engaging from the first to the very last page.  We are always looking for suggestions, so be sure to let us know your recommendation for your favorite summer read on our Facebook page.


Show Some Shoulder

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Bare those shoulders, girls!  Whether to the beach, out with your friends or on date night, this flattering silhouette can go anywhere.  Pair your off the shoulder wear with highwaisted pants, long skirts or as a dress and remember, half fun!


Pressed Vibrance – Drink your way to Healthy!

Pressed Vibrance


Pressed Vibrance, formerly Winwood Health, juices are the creation of Lake Forest resident, Eric Cooper.  With an arsenal of over 150 juices to choose from, Pressed Vibrance emphasizes that you can drink your way to healthy.  Just tell Eric what benefits you are seeking from the juice (ie., cholesterol, arthrits, blood pressure) and he will create a customized juice to fit your request.  Created out of a personal desire to heal from within, Eric, believes that pressed juices are the key to wellness as they are easy to digest and allow for maximum absorption of nutrients, vitamins and enzymes.

The Fire Killer was one of the the first juices that Eric created and has become a part of his every day regiment for wellness and longevity of life.  It is a potent blend of ginger and tumeric (fresh lemon can be added upon request) with robust anti-inflammatory properties designed to strengthen your immune system.  A shot of Pressed Vibrance Fire Killer each day mixed with warm water and lemon can help you fight sickness, prevent cancer, clear sinuses, stimulate blood flow, relieve inflammation, and neutralize free radicals, along with many other impressive health benefits.

Today, Eric sells his juices at The Dailey Method in Lake Forest, which range in price from $8.75 to $9.50. He also prepares juices and custom cleanses upon request.  You can reach Eric to purchase your juices at Eric@pressedvibrance.com.



Fish Hook Belt for Women – Vineyard Vines

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Finally, the Vineyard Vines Fish Hook Belt made for women!  I have been admiring my husband’s for years.  The brass buckle doubles as a whale silhouette and gives that classic Vineyard Vines nautical look against the Nubuck leather belt.  Lucky for you, now they are on sale – you can fine them here.


Amazon Echo – Your New Best Friend in Technology

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We refer to our Echo as, Alexa.  Yes, it has a name and that is how it knows to “wake up” …as a command is soon to follow.  More than just a sleak looking speaker for your music, Alexa, is our virtual assistant.  She has many functions and Amazon continues to expand her scope.  How does it work, you may ask?  The Echo syncs with your wifi and Amazon’s smarkphone app and, Voila!, you have an internal concierge.  You simply give it a command and Alexa is happy to oblige.   “Alexa, what is the temperature today”?  “Alexa, what is our schedule for July 1, 2015″?  “Alexa, play the soundtrack from Frozen”.  Done, done and done.  It is so easy our 5 year old can do it, however, Alexa, doesn’t quite understand 2 year old commands, yet.  The Echo definitely has room to increase its potential and, rest assured, it is coming, in the meantime, I will be dancing to Taylor Swift in our kitchen with the girls while making dinner.

Thanks, Alexa.