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inside this issue
on the cover 18 I ACCENT ON YOU IN THE SPOTLIGHT 28 I DIET SOLUTIONS
36 I TREK BICYCLES OF ARLINGTON
P E T- P UR R I
An extra helping of pet-related fun
FLOW E R S A ND S HOW E RS
Fun looks with an eye on spring
C R E AT ING C R E AT IV E K IDS
How to encourage thoughtful play
M E M O R A B L E M O M E NTS
Valentine’s Day outside the chocolate box
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A special look at where you and your family live and grow
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30 WELLNESS ROUTINE MAINTENANCE JUMPSTART YOUR WELLNESS PLAN
TALK OF THE TOWN
FRUIT OF THE VINE
LIVING PET CLUB
WEEKEND IN MIDTOWN
YARD TO TABLE
FRESH FROM THE GARDEN
A CLOSER LOOK HEAD TURNING MEN’S GROOMING
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publishing PUBLISHER Misty Daniels
“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” - DR. SEUSS
Being in love is such a beauti-
During the month of February, it’s nice to stop and celebrate love—in all its incarnations. We love our parents. We love our children. We love our friends and coworkers. And if we’re really blessed, we have that one person in our lives we can love and be lovable for. After all, God’s greatest command is that we love one another (1 John 3:11). Whatever your stage or situation in life, find time to be kind, be forgiving, be available, be loving—and be loved.
Love is in the air!
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ful thing, isn’t it? I haven’t known this type of love for much of my life, and then along came the man I truly had been dreaming of. And not some mediocre man, but a husband who adores me and would do anything in this world for me. Not a day goes by that I don’t thank my Lord and Savior for giving me such an amazing blessing of a man of God to live my life with.
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Are you ready to take the challenge?
Mansﬁeld residents are already stepping up to participate in the IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge, sponsored by Texas grocer H-E-B. The eight-week competition is designed to mobilize a city and its residents, schools, businesses and organizations and toward the goal of transforming the community’s health. The year’s challenge runs through March 3. Mansﬁeld held its kick-oﬀ event Saturday, Jan. 12, at Katherine Rose Memorial Park where dozens of individuals were making a pledge to take the challenge and focus on living healthier. Whether it’s exercising every day with your or choosing
health eating, the ITT Community Challenge has the potential to transform our city and our state. Already there are 297 Texas communities involved. And I joined 49 other mayors in accepting the challenge for our city. So what do you need to do? Go to www.ittcommunitychallenge.com to register then log your activities. Right now we’re about to crack the Top 10 in the mid-size city category.
On March 23, the city’s Big Event will match volunteers with service projects all over town. This award winning program is a one-day, city wide vonuteer day patterned after Texas A & M’s legendary Big Event, which has been adopted by 125 university campuses natioinwide. Last year more than 1,200 volunteers tackled about 100 jobs creating a cleaner Grand Prairie, improved property values, unity in the community and a chance for neighbors to help neighbors. We think those numbers may double in 2019. The Big Event will be 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Volunteers will meet at The Epic to kick oﬀ the day, then dispatch to their jobs. Individuals and groups may register to volunteer at www.gptx.org/bigevent.
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It was a routine shift for veteran police sergeant, VaNessa Harrison, as she was assigned to traﬃc control operations during a recent Dallas Cowboys game. She heard a call over her police radio for medical assistance. She jumped into action and before long, she was administering chest compressions on the lifeless body of a citizen who had collapsed at the wheel of his car. Thanks to her quick actions and the coordinated eﬀort with other First Responders, Mr. Jeﬀ Kempf was able to be transported by ambulance to Arlington Memorial Hospital where he received additional life saving measures and started down the path of complete recovery. One month later, the City of Arlington took the opportunity to thank Sgt. Harrison and other First
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Likewise, Grand Prairie residents with projects may enter those for consideration at the same web address. All jobs are outside and do not require the use of power tools. Live Life Grand,
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Responders at a ceremony held at AT&T Stadium. During the ceremony, Sgt. Harrison said, “We take this job because we want to help people. To see an outcome like this, it makes every day of my career worth it.” The ceremony also celebrated Arlington police Lt. Tracie Baker, Arlington ﬁreﬁghters Chris Banz and Tyler Smith, AMR EMTs Jayci VanCleave and Ashley Brant and Dallas County Community College police oﬃcer Patrick Nwadinigwe. These are outstanding examples of the ﬁne men and women who work every day to make Arlington the American Dream City and a designated Heart Safe Community. We cannot thank them often enough for the selﬂess jobs they do.
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DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE 2019 A r l i n g t o n P a r ks a n d R e c re a t i o n
Daughters and Dads you are invited to have a magical night floating up and away as the world awaits at our 18th Annual Daddy Daughter Ball! February 1 from 7pm-9pm. Or February 2 from 4pm-6pm or 7pm-9pm. The cost is $37 no limo and $42 with limo. Prices are per person. Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St. N AT U R A L LY F U N . O R G / D D D 2 0 1 9
ARLINGTON MUSIC HALL
DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE
Come check out some amazing performances that are scheduled! Visit arlingtonmusichall. net for information. 224 N. Center St.
Daughters and fathers of all ages are invited to attend this special evening of dancing and dining. All participants will receive a memorable gift. Limo rides and a photographer will be on site for an additional fee. 6 pm-9pm. Ruthe Jackson Center, 3113 S. Carrier Pkwy. Tickets are available for $25 per person by pre-registration only. No door sales. For ticket prices and information call 972-264-6890.
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AMALUNA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEI G ra n d P ra i r i e
Cirque du Soleil is bringing Amaluna to Grand Prairie. Drift away with Amaluna to a mysterious island. Plunge into a thrilling adventure filled with amazing acrobatic feats that unfolds to the beat of a vibrant energetic sound. Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, 1000 Lone Star Parkway. For more information visit cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna and to purchase tickets CIRQUEDUSOLEIL.COM/AMALUNA FEBRUARY 1- 28
YOUTH SPORTS REGISTRATION A r l i n g t o n P a r ks a n d R e c re a t i o n
Visit naturallyfun.org for schedule. Register online at coapar.siplay.com. N AT U R A L LY F U N . O R G
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PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIP Arlington
Led by fourteen of the United States’ top bull riders, and coached by former PBR World Champions, Team USA will battle against Teams Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and Australia for bragging rights and the honor of being named the world’s best. Can they win it on home turf? See for yourself. AT&T Stadium. AT TSTA D I U M . C O M / E V E N TS / P B R G L O B A L C U P FEBRUARY 9
CRAFT MY VALENTINE M a n sf i e l d
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Come to the Eunice Rec Center for chocolate dipped snacks, punch, games and prizes! Pre-registration is required. 2pm-3:30pm. FREE. Call 817-277-8091. 1000 Eunice St.
Join us in crafting Valentines for the special someone! The entire family is welcome at the free come and go event. All of the supplies are provided. 11am-1pm. Mansfield Public Library, 104 S. Wisteria. FEBRUARY 9 AND 23
MOBILE PET ADOPTION EVENT Arlington
Adorable adoptable pets looking for new homes will be available at the mobile adop-
tion unit for immediate adoption! Visit with adoptable cats available inside PetSmart! Adoptions will be at the Petsmart® in South Arlington, 203 E. I-20 (Arlington Highlands) 10:30am-3:30pm. FEBRUARY 14-16
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER A r l i n g t o n P a r ks a n d R e c re a t i o n
Join us at Ventana Grille for a very special dinner. Price is $49 per person, this includes an appetizer, a salad or soup, an entrée and a dessert. Seating beings at 6pm and last seating is 8pm. Limited seats available. Make your reservations online. 7005 Golf Club Dr. B I T. LY / VA L E N T I N E S D AY D I N N E R 2 0 1 9 FEBRUARY 15
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Watch a big screen movie in the gym! Folding chairs provided but feel free to bring your own comfy seating. Movies will be family friendly, adult supervision is required. 7pm9pm. Cost is $3. Cliff Nelson Rec Center, 4600 W. Bardin Rd. FEBRUARY 21
AGING WELL EXPO
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Over 100 health and wellness vendors, fitness demonstrations, health screening and more! 9am-2pm. Must pre-register by February 7 to receive free lunch. For more information go online or call 817-277-8091 or 817561-2819. Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way. A R L I N GTO N T X . G O V / A G I N GW E L L
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Heart and Soul Tributes to the Black Crowes and Heart Jim Messina Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson Spyro Gyra Steven Curtis Chapman BJ Thomas w/Opening Act: Alex Harvey John Denver Tribute Starring Jim Curry Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Atlanta Rhythm Section Tracy Byrd Stevie Ray Vaughan vs Jimi Hendrix with Texas Flood and Forever Hendrix Poco
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It’s hard to imag ine a time before we were familiar with Jim Carrey, who ridiculously mugged his way into the hear ts of Americans ever ywhere 25 years ago this month as the deranged but lovable Ace Ventura, a pet detective who has to track down the Miami Dolphins’ mascot Snowf lake and save Dan Marino in the process. Alrig ht y then.
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FEBRUARY 12 // THE SISTERS HEMINGWAY ANNIE ENGLAND NOBLIN
Raised by a mother obsessed with author Ernest Heming way, the four local-legend Heming way sisters of Cold River, Missouri—each named af ter one of the author’s four wives—return to town to repair their relationships and discover the truth about what happened to their mother while staying in their childhood home.
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THE HISTORIC ARLINGTON MUSIC HALL OPENS ITS 70TH YEAR WITH GRAMMY A WA R D W I N N E R S , H A L L O F FA M E R S A N D #1 HIT MAKERS.
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Since 1949, the Arlington Music Hall has been providing live music to North Texas. The first band to perform on the opening night, before the movie Seabiscuit, was the ‘Flying Ranch Hands’ who later became known as ‘The Light Crust Dough Boys’. Over the years the likes of LeAnn Rimes, LeAnn Womack, Willie Nelson, Graham Nash, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Charlie Pride have graced The Hall’s stage. 2019 will continue the tradition of featuring national touring stars from a wide array of music styles as well as local bands and tribute acts. February line up will consist of Jim Messina, Spyro Gyra, Symphony Arlington, BJ Thomas, Gatlin Brothers, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Tracy Byrd, and POCO. Other performances slated for 2019: Steven Curtis Chapman, Rich Little, Jim Adams Jazz Fest, Frame 4 Frame Film Festival, Tanya Tucker, Rhonda Vincent, Beatles Tribute, The Steel Drivers, Mark Wills and Jethro Tull, Nathan Carter, Ricky Skaggs, Billy Dean, Judy Collins, Heart Tribute, Gene Watson, Center 313 Vickie Lawrence, Ricky Nelson Tribute, and Tony Jackson.
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What comes to mind when you hear that phrase? In a world where the word “love” is tossed about flippantly and defined in ways many of us never imagined, is love more than a mere perception? Can it be an absolute? It seems we often hear the word “love” in the context of tolerance. As Christ-followers, we are admonished to “Love God and love others,” but honestly, do we even know what that means? As the mom of five children (one of them a testosterone driven teenager), I question the meaning of love as it relates to a mother’s love for her children. Parenting has taught me more about the unconditional love of God for us and the heartache that comes from our rebellion more than any other experience. It has also made me realize that a key component of true love involves discipline. I Corinthians 13 is the “love chapter.” Most of us are familiar with at least a few of the verses: “Love is patient, love is kind.” How many of us know verse six? It says, “[Love] takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices over the truth” (ICB). Another version says, “[Love] does not rejoice in wrongdoing…” (ESV). Love and truth are inseparable; therefore, both love and truth are absolutes. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life; Jesus and God’s Word are the same. John 1 tells us that Jesus is the Word made flesh. So how does this manifest in our lives as Christ-followers? If we are “known by our love” just what does that love look like? I submit that love takes on different forms, but always, always looks like Jesus and His Word. We are comfortable when love manifests in a hug or taking someone a meal, but what about when love looks like discipline or correction? What happens when someone wants to know the truth about a sinful lifestyle? Does love omit the truth, or point them to Biblical standards where Christ Himself can be found? Jesus loved sinners so much he sought them out and they enjoyed His presence. He was loving, inclusive, and merciful, but when he forgave sins, He followed with, “Go and sin, no more.” Grace does not allow a lifestyle of sin to go unnoticed and uncorrected. Grace speaks the truth in love and offers assistance to
those in need. True love points to Jesus, and Jesus is the Word. Psalm 138:2 reminds us that God puts His Word above His Name. In these twisted, shaded, morally fluid times, we cannot forget the importance of Scripture. It is our foundation, and our manual for living and for loving. True love doesn’t distort the truth in order to make others feel comfortable. Ephesians 4:15a says, “Let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]” (AMPC). Beth Moore made a profound statement, one we should all heed as a warning. She said: You will watch a generation of Christians—OF CHRISTIANS—set the Bible aside in an attempt to become more like Jesus. And stunningly it will sound completely plausible. This will be, perhaps, the cleverest of all the devil’s schemes to our generations. Sacrifice TRUTH for LOVE’s sake. And you will rise or fall based upon whether you will sacrifice one for the other. Will you have the courage to live in the tension of both TRUTH & LOVE? Oh, dear reader let us have the courage to stand in tumultuous times. May we care more about God’s opinion than man’s. Rather than living lives entangled in harsh judgment, let us live lives so full of love that those around us accept the truth we live and speak as well. In a sea of uncertainty, children of God can be a lighthouse, a beacon of hope shining forth with an unchangeable standard of truth and love. Love is more than a feeling. Love is an action. Love the way God loves. Every day we are faced with the opportunity to show God’s love. May we not be pressured to define love by the world’s standards, but steadfast in our understanding of God’s absolutes, compromising neither truth nor love but living in the reality of both.
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are the least likely to have received a gift from their owners, at 46%,
OWNERS HAVE AN ELECTRONIC TRACKING DEVICE TO KEEP TABS ON THEIR PET, WITH ONEQUARTER HAVING A SIMILAR DEVICE FOR THEIR CAT.
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have received a gift in the last year. However, fish gifts are by far the most expensive, with the average fish gift costing $80 compared to the dog gifts costing an average of $14.
of dog owners and 5% of cat owners threw holiday or birthday parties for their pets.
Dog, fish, and bird owners are more likely to be married, while cat and reptile owners are less likely.
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After the final holiday celebration is over and that last slice of pie has been consumed, millions of Americans make their New Year’s resolutions. And by February the chances are good that the immediate post-holiday focus has vanished, we’ve slipped back into our regular daily routines, and those well-intentioned resolutions have fallen by the wayside.
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But recognizing that just means that it’s a great time to consider creating your own personal wellness plan, a specific, well-organized program designed by you to achieve certain changes and improvements in your life.
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Your plan doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Actually, the easier you make it, the more likely you are to stick with it, so consider these steps to create your personal plan.
STEP 1: SELF-ASSESSMENT Give serious thought to what you want to accomplish and why. If your most pressing need is losing weight, think about why and what this would do for you. Do you want to stabilize or prevent a chronic illness? Do you want to increase your core strength? Do you want to improve your self-image, and if so, what would the new you look like? STEP 2: CREATE SPECIFIC GOALS Not,” I’m going to exercise more,” but, “I’m going to exercise x number of minutes, x number of days a week.” Not, “I’m going to lose some weight,” but, “I’m going to lose 30 pounds in 6 months.” Whatever your goals, make sure they’re SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-limited (in 3 months, 6 months, or by a certain day). And it’s okay to make adjustments as needed. STEP 3: TRACK YOUR PROGRESS There are multiple tracking apps available, but you might want to go “old school” and keep a handwritten journal to encourage writing down your thoughts along the way, rather than just punching numbers into an app. STEP 4: REWARD YOURSELF Achieved a goal? Then reward yourself with concert tickets or a weekend trip to a nearby town. Just try not to use more food or unhealthy behavior as a motivator— it’s a bad idea to tie positive feelings to negative actions. STEP 5: DON’T GIVE UP Change is hard, and modern society encourages bad behavior. Fast food is everywhere, and it’s easier to take the elevator than the stairs. But when you realize those extra pounds you’re carrying may soon create serious problems, taking the stairs or walking from the back of the parking lot really aren’t such bad options. And if all else fails, remember that wellness is good for your pocketbook. The better your health, the fewer the trips to the doc-
tor and the less spent on prescriptions. It’s a new year, and you’ve got the power to create the self you want! EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR THE BRAIN, TOO We already know that exercise is necessary to preserve muscle strength, keep your heart strong, maintain a healthy body weight, and stave off chronic diseases such as diabetes. But there’s increasing evidence that it’s good for your brain as well. “There’s a lot of science behind this,” says Dr. Scott McGinnis, an instructor in neurology at Harvard Medical School. Exercise boosts your memory and thinking skills both directly and indirectly. It acts directly on the body by stimulating physiological changes such as reductions in insulin resistance and inflammation, along with encouraging production of growth factors—chemicals that affect the growth of new blood vessels in the brain, and even the abundance, survival, and overall health of new brain cells. It also acts directly on the brain itself. Many studies suggest that the parts of the brain that control thinking and memory are larger in volume in people who exercise than in people who don’t. “Even more exciting is the finding that engaging in a program of regular exercise of moderate intensity over six months or a year is associated with an increase in the volume of selected brain regions,” says Dr. McGinnis. He suggests aiming for a goal of exercising at a moderate intensity—such as brisk walking—for 150 minutes per week. Start with a few minutes a day, and increase the amount by 5 or 10 minutes every week until you reach your goal. Dr. McGinnis also recommends establishing exercise as a habit, almost like taking a prescription medication. And since several studies have shown that it takes about six months to start reaping the cognitive benefits of exercise, he reminds you to be patient as you look for the first results, and to then continue exercising for life.
Eddie Holsopple fell in love at a young age—with cycling. “Riding a bike was the first time in life that I felt my independence and freedom,” he said. “As a teen, I loved the thrill of speed and the challenge of distance, hills, and wind. Being a kid facing a 40-mile ride in a head wind taught me how to endure life’s struggles.” If more people felt as passionately about their career as Eddie, the world would be a different place. “I watched the first TV coverage of the Tour de France in 1984.” He said. “It caught my imagination. Up until that point, I thought I’d follow my older brother into the Marine Corps. But I began chasing the dream of a career as a professional cyclist. I soon realized a pro career wasn’t in the cards, but I could still have a career in the sport I love.” Eddie went to work as a bike mechanic. After nine years on the service side of the business, he moved into sales. “I began helping customers with simple discomfort issues on their bikes,” he said. “I sought out training and dove deeper into the fitting process. I was blessed to attend training under Dr. Andy Pruitt and Paraic McGlynn. Fitting became a great way to know and help my customers with their cycling ambitions.”
Now with experience in repairing, selling, and fitting bikes, Eddie was ready to take the plunge and open his own cycling business. So, in 2018, together with buddies, Nate Aust and Ron Wood, he opened Trek Bicycles of Arlington. “We wanted to be associated with the finest bicycle brand in the world,” Eddie said. “We have the most complete selection of Trek bicycles and Bontrager accessories in Tarrant county. Our staff has the experience to listen to what our customers need and take care of them. Our goal is to provide world-class products and services backed by the world’s leading brand in the cycling industry, Trek bicycles.” But they wanted to provide more than just a place to buy, repair, and be fitted for bikes and shop for cycling accessories. “We wanted to grow a community where people from all backgrounds would feel welcome to get out and enjoy the benefits of cycling,” Eddie said. “Our focus is on the relational capacity and the fulfillment of our customers’ needs for prompt, efficient service, a knowledgeable staff, coaching services, providing a gathering place for regularly scheduled rides as well as providing a destination for a mid-excursion on the River Legacy Trail. We pride ourselves in offering a workplace that works
hard, has fun, and serves our customers with quality every day.” So far, they’ve gotten an A+ in all of the above, as beginning cyclists and experts alike have found their way to Trek Bicycles of Arlington. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming and the staff is extensively trained yet friendly. Their seasoned mechanics service all makes and models of bicycles. “No need to schedule a time for repairs,” Eddie said. “Just come and visit for a free estimate. And count on us for quick turnaround times and quality bicycle repairs.” Just as important as buying the best equipment is buying the equipment that’s best for you. “Proper bicycle fit is essential to enjoying the ride,” Eddie said. “I am a certified fit specialist who takes time to learn about you, evaluate you in the riding position, and configure your bike to meet your cycling goals.” When you’re ready to get all you can out of your cycling experience, visit Trek Bicycles of Arlington at 1001 Northeast Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington.
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Plenty of things can cause or exacerbate dry skin, such as harsh soaps, hot water, and of course, the inescapable freeze of winter. Low humidity and wind, along with excessive heat to counter the cold, cause our skin to lose moisture at a faster rate, leaving it cracked, itchy,
and chapped. And though winter is the worst for many, naturally dry skin can be a challenge no matter the season. But not to worry! While a trip to your dermatologist is never a bad idea, self-care that’ll leave you and your skin feeling good is well within reach. The first step is to stay hydrated, which is easy to do with the bevy of delicious drinks at our fingertips. Herbal teas and tisanes are helpful for replacing fluids and for warming up, as is refreshing homemade fruit-infused water. And while too much heat can further dry out your skin, a nice, cozy beauty bath can help, as long as you take care to properly moisturize afterward. You might even break out a good book and some chocolates to enjoy (they won’t do much for the skin, but you may find your disposition to be sunnier). And don’t forget to enhance your bath with soothing, skin-sparing products. Get creative and try your hand at making your own—being crafty is good for you too. Try a DIY moisturizing soak and after-bath lotion to ensure your skin is thoroughly pampered, and have fun decorating the containers too. Your imagination (and perhaps the craft store) is the only limit.
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“The aesthetic community has realized the value of volume over the last 10 years in making people look more youthful,” said Dr. Rady Rahban, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. He’s right—in fact, injectables in general have increased in popularity by as much as 40 percent in the last five years, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
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Time might not be doing anyone too many favors when it comes to the physical effects of aging, but modern science has armed those who would rather turn back the clock a little bit with a few useful tools. One that’s been gaining in popularity in recent years is called Restylane, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2003. Since its approval, Restylane has become increasingly popular for plumping lips, diminishing deep laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines), and even filling out lost volume in cheeks,
Restylane is comprised of a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a clear, gooey substance produced naturally in our bodies. Basically, HA serves as a moisture magnet and gives skin its plump, hydrated look. But time, age, and other environmental factors like sun damage and smoking can cause our HA stores to deplete, increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear. Today, synthetic HA is used in moisturizers and other beauty products, but topical serums and ointments can’t replace volume that’s been lost from inside the skin, and that’s what Restylane can be used for. As an injectable, it can add to the natural plumping action of the HA in your skin or help replenish what has been lost, thereby adding volume and fullness to certain areas. Restylane is manufactured by Q-Med, a Swedish company with-
in Galderma. In recent years, the brand has expanded its offerings with Restylane-L (the L stands for lidocaine, a numbing agent), Restylane Silk for lip augmentation and fine lines around the mouth, Restylane Lyft for adding volume to your cheeks and hands, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne. “Restylane Refyne and Defyne are newer products in the Restylane portfolio that have XpresHAn Technology for a more natural look, feel, and longer lasting results than other Restylane products,” said Dr. Richard Torbeck, board-certified dermatologist with Advanced Dermatology PC. “The technology allows for more stretch while increasing the length of time the filler lasts.” The duration of the effects of Restylane can vary depending on the person and the place it’s injected. “Fillers are metabolized differently by each person,” Dr. Rahman said. “Some people have a faster metabolism and some are slower. If you inject Restylane in the lips, it may last three to four months, but if you inject it in the nose, it could last one to two years. It varies from place to place and person to person.” There’s no universal solution when it comes to feeling good about your appearance, but in the right hands, options like these might help you take a few steps in the right direction.
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Except for an inexplicable perm craze back in the 80s, men used to get by with a quick shave, washing their hair with whatever was on hand, and running a comb through it. Maybe they’d use a product or two to tame their locks or soften their beard before shaving. Enter the 21st century and everything changed. Stubble— once considered a look of the unkempt—became
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Midtown Hotel to the Miami Design District, which upon first glance looked like nothing more than an outdoor luxury mall, but upon further examination revealed fine art galleries, artist studios, and showrooms mixed in among the Fendi and Valentino stores. I could have easily spent the afternoon popping into contemporary art studios and designer shoe shops (those shoes are works of art themselves), but made sure to save an hour for the The Institute of Contemporary Art. The art museum is a new addition to the area, having opened in late 2017 with the goal of always providing free admission. The rotating exhibitions and programs ensure there is always something new to experience. If you happen to be in Miami on the first Friday of the month, stop by for First Friday where the museum keeps its doors open until 10 PM while offering special screenings, exhibits, and programming along with an open bar. It is perhaps the only place in Miami where you will find free booze on a Friday night.
adventure | WEEKEND IN MIDTOWN Later that afternoon, I met up with a local art and culinary tour guide to help me explore the uber-hip outdoor museum known as Wynwood Walls. The world’s best artists use the facades of six warehouses as canvases to paint oversized murals. The 1.6-acre gallery is one of the largest concentrated public displays of street art, showcasing more than 30 major works of art. It is also the primary catalyst for transforming what used to be a sketchy part of town into one of the nation’s hottest urban neighborhoods. Distinguished galleries, movie houses, culinary academies, microbreweries, artisanal bakeries, craft coffee shops, and art-focused restaurants dot the streets surrounding Wynwood Walls. “Ten years ago, nobody came into this area, not even police,” my tour guide
At 5 PM on a Friday night the sidewalks winding around the museum’s murals were packed with tourists, families, groups of friends, and couples. I continuously stepped around selfie-snapping Instagrammers while watching an artist hang from a ladder to spray paint the final touches of her work. My hometown of Austin is known for its great street art, but it had nothing on this. “Wynwood is the most unique place for street art in the world because they do it right. They roll out the red carpet, offer very good food, and treat the artists like rock stars,” Marika said.
TEN YEARS AGO,
After the art tour we stopped at the Wynwood Kitchen and Bar for a bite to eat.
“Miami cuisine pulls from all parts of Latin America, so we are basically eating Miami on a plate,” Marika said, pointing out that the ropa vieja empanadas were from Cuba, the fried cheese tequeño was from Venezuela, and the sweet plantains maduros were from Puerto Rico. Floor-toceiling Shepard Fairey (the artist behind Obama’s “hope” poster) murals decorated the bar area, while a sculpture of an 11-foot-tall rainbow-colored man stood at the head of the restaurant. We finished the evening a few blocks away with pear and ginger gelato from an Argentine gelateria.
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On my last day, I embraced the Miami culture by lounging poolside for the afternoon. Guests of the Hyde are allowed to use the pool at South Beach’s infamous Delano Hotel. The 1940s-era revamped Art Deco hotel, featuring leggy Eastern European waitresses in bikinis serving $300 bottles of champagne to cabana-dwelling guests, was more like my preconception of what Miami would be. I spent the day reading, people watching, and imagining the scene during the hotel’s heyday when Madonna and Versace graced the pool bar. And when the electronic music got to be too much, the turquoise waters of Miami Beach met me kindly just on the other side of the DJ.
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A long-time, local private school administrator had this advice: Ask your child to come up with an answer he or she believes no one else will think of.
A group of current and retired elementary teachers from across the U.S. pondered how to encourage creativity. Their number one piece of advice? Expose children to as many different places, experiences, people, and activities as possible.
Ask a Silly Question Ask questions that encourage creative thinking. This is a great activity for car rides, dinner tables, or while waiting in line at the supermarket. • • •
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2 tablespoons olive oil
In a small saucepan, simmer balsamic vinegar over medium heat until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in pepper and brown sugar. Set aside and keep warm over low heat.
2 large ripe tomatoes, in half-inch slices 4 marinated red pepper pieces 6 large fresh basil leaves
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10 ounce mozzarella cheese ball, in half-inch slices Salt and black pepper freshly sliced basil, for garnish
Whether you’ve got aspirations of a flourishing garden or are content to fully rely on your local farmers market, fresh produce punches up a dish in plenty of ways. From vibrant herbs to juicy vegetables, this month we’ve chosen an all-veggie menu that’ll help inspire you for the season to come.
for the reduction: ½ cup balsamic vinegar ¼ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon brown sugar
Season tomato slices and mozzarella slices with a small sprinkle of salt and pepper. To assemble the stacks, alternate layers of tomato slice, mozzarella slice, and red pepper. Top with a basil leaf and repeat these layers, finishing with a tomato slice. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic reduction. Top with a garnish of fresh basil.
GLAZED HERB BALSAMIC CARROTS
MAKES: 8 TO 10 CARROTS
1 pound carrots, peeled
Preheat oven to 375°F. Add peeled carrots to a large baking dish in an even layer. Drizzle evenly with oil and season with salt and pepper. Gently toss to coat well. Bake until carrots are tender, about 35 to 40 minutes.
½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ¼ cup honey 1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil
You can also use this recipe for other root vegetables cut into smaller pieces. Turnips, parsnips, potatoes, and sweet potatoes are great alternatives.
TIME: 65 MINUTES
ingredients: ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
TIPS & TRICKS
1 tablespoon freshly chopped thyme 2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, stir together vinegar and honey. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until reduced by half, stirring occasionally throughout. Let cool slightly in the pan. Drizzle carrots with balsamic glaze, tossing to coat well. Sprinkle with freshly chopped herbs. Serve warm.
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WHOLE WHEAT TOMATO, SQUASH, AND ZUCCHINI GALET TE
MAKES: 1 GALETTE
| TIME: 80 MINUTES
for the dough: 1 cup whole wheat flour ¼ teaspoon sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, in half-inch cubes ¼ cup ice water
for the filling: 2 ta bl es po o ns pes to s a u c e 1 cu p s hred d ed m o z z a re l l a 1 yel l ow s q u a s h, thi nl y s l ic e d 1 z u cchi ni , thi nl y s l i ce d 1 cu p cherry to m a to es , h a l ve d
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½ tea s po o n s a l t
If you want to amp up the fresh herb flavor of the galette, fold in 2 teaspoons of freshly chopped basil, thyme, or oregano into the flour mixture for the dough.
½ tea s po o n bl a ck pepp e r
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tween your fingers, until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add in the remaining butter, squeezing the cubes between your fingers once again, until the largest pieces of butter are approximately the size of a pea. Drizzle water over the dough and bring together, kneading 3 to 4 times. Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, then roll out the galette dough into a 12-inch circle. Spread the pesto sauce in an even layer on the dough, beginning approximately 1 inch from the edges of the dough. Add the shredded mozzarella on top of the pesto in an even layer. Top with sliced squash and zucchini, layering and alternating slices. Top with halved cherry tomatoes and sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Fold the pastry edge up and over the filling, forming pleats as you go, to create a 1 inch border. Brush the pastry border and edges with the melted butter. Bake for 35 minutes. Transfer the galette with the parchment paper onto a wire cooling rack for approximately 5 minutes. Top with chopped fresh basil and serve.
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