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NOVEMBER 2019

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

Thankful AS NOVEMBER ROLLS AROUND, WE’RE EAGERLY AWAITING THE APPROACH OF THANKSGIVING, THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND TIME SPENT WITH OUR LOVED ONES.

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The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remem-

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bering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on tur-

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key disaster stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day parade or afternoons spent curled up on the couch after one too many pieces of pie; and thinking of the people, experiences and things we’ve been blessed with in the last year. As we press pause on the hustle and bustle of life putting together a monthly magazine, we’re able to look back on the past year and, most meaningfully, the stories from all of you that have made what we do possible. We also take this chance to

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think of those less fortunate and encourage you to take the opportunity this giving

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season to donate to local organizations or charities giving back locally. We hope

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that as you read this issue, you—like us—find inspiration in the lives and experiences of your neighbors and the connections that have been made. Happy Thanksgiving, Ocean to Ranch!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2019

FEATURES 12 Citizens of the World How Gabe and Hannah Bahlhorn Are Making a Difference through Missionary Work

16 Cozy Up Your Home Take a Cue from the Scandinavian Concept of Hygee and Welcome the Transition of Summer to Autumn with a Relaxing Refresh

20 Holiday Wine Pairings Perfect Palates from Jennifer Ingellis, Director of Procurement at Tasting Room

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22 Romantic Santorini Plan Your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea

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16 DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Culinary Creations

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Inspired By

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Renovate & Refine

20 Trend Setter 22 Travel Destination 26 Parting Thoughts


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CULINARY CREATIONS

FAMILY DRINKS 1

THE POLITICAL UNCLE

INGREDIENTS + 2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon + 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup + 2 dashes Angostura bitters + 2 dashes orange bitters + Cinnamon stick and candied orange slice for garnish

DIRECTIONS Combine maple syrup, whiskey and bitters in an old-fashioned glass until syrup is dissolved. Add a single large ice cube and garnish with orange peel and cinnamon stick, if desired.

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WE LOVE THEM, BUT IT’S NO SECRET THAT SOME FAMILY MEMBERS MAKE THE HOLIDAYS A LITTLE MORE INTERESTING. CHEERS TO THEM!


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THE HIPSTER COUSIN

INGREDIENTS

+ 1 1/2 ounces vodka + 1 1/2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream Pumpkin Spice Liqueur + 3 ounces cereal milk (steep cereal of your choice—we like pumpkin spice Cheerios— in milk for 25-30 minutes, then strain)

DIRECTIONS Fill a rocks glass (or any unconventional container you have laying around) with desired amount of ice. Add vodka and pumpkin spice liqueur, then top with cereal milk. Cheers!

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THE MOTHER-IN-LAW

INGREDIENTS + 1 1/2 ounces vodka + 1 part club soda or tonic + 1 part Sprite or lemon-lime soda + 1 part cranberry juice + Lime and cranberries for garnish

DIRECTIONS Add vodka, club soda or tonic, Sprite and cranberry juice to a glass of your choice—the more ornate, the better. Garnish with lime and cranberries if desired and enjoy!

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INSPIRED BY

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD

HOW GABE AND HANNAH BAHLHORN ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH MISSIONARY WORK

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THE GIVING SEASON IS OFTEN A TIME WHEN WE THINK OF OTHERS AND PUT THEIR NEEDS BEFORE OUR OWN. For Hannah and Gabe Bahlhorn, however, the giving season is year-round.  “My husband—with a couple of his friends a few years ago—started this organization called Missions. Me,” Hannah says.  “It’s a faith-based organization that does a lot of humanitarian [work]. They have one aspect of it that does human trafficking homes for girls who’ve been trafficked in Nepal. They do orphanages for street children in India. Another aspect of Missions. Me is their medical branch. In a lot of our faith-based outreaches, we like to bring in a very strong part that is tangible and practical as far as building houses and doing clean water wells. Where I played a role is with the medical clinics.” As a dentist and Mission.Me’s medical director, Hannah is involved in setting up clinics and providing care for people in need. “I’ve organized [trips to] Haiti; I’ve organized trips in the past to Honduras and Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic,” she says. “Recently, we went to the nation of Peru. We had nine or 10 clinics across the country where we brought medical professionals from all over—Australia, we had some from the UK, all over the States—and we bring these doctors, nurses—you name it—chiropractors, EMTs. … We work with organizations like Blessings International and other medical outreaches that do reading glasses or pharmaceuticals, and we open up clinics that are shortterm. They’re run almost like an urgent care for people who have very limited access to care, people who don’t get to see a doctor in their lifetime.” The Bahlhorns were living in Dearborn, Michigan, where Hannah was practicing dentistry, and they both continued their work with Missions.Me. When the organization relocated to Dana Point in 2017, Gabe, Missions. Me’s co-founder and chief communications officer, would often travel to California, which Hannah says became strenuous on their family. In January 2019, they decided to move to San Clemente to be closer to Missions.Me. The short-term medical clinics Missions.Me organizes provide care such as the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, dentistry work such as cleanings and extractions, handing out reading glasses and more. “These types of clinics are meant to be a practical way that we can show love and who we are and what we’re committed to doing, which is a faith-based role, so we always have some aspect of that,” Hannah says. “What we like to do is a short trip that leaves a really large CONTINUED >

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INSPIRED BY

(CON TI N U ED)

“I DO HAVE A PASSION THAT WE ARE CITIZENS OF THE WORLD. WE’RE NOT JUST CITIZENS OF OUR ONE COUNTRY. SO FOR ME, IF I’M TOUCHING ONE PERSON FROM PERU OR TOUCHING SOMEONE FROM INDIA, IT’S THE SAME THING AS TOUCHING SOMEONE FROM RIGHT NEXT DOOR.” —HANNAH BAHLHORN

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impact and to follow up with that because we don’t want to do one little short burst and then never see the nation again. We do a lot of follow-up with discipleship programs and work with the local churches.” Missions.Me

also

has

a

movement

called

1Nation1Day, which started in Honduras in 2013. The vision of the movement is “the salvation and transformation of entire nations.” “That’s where we bring people from all over the world,” Hannah says. “We’ve actually had to charter our own planes because we’re bringing such a large scale of people in—like when we were in Honduras, we’re literally bringing that many missionaries in at one time.” Gabe says he and his wife are involved in missionary work because they are giving their lives for

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something that’s greater than themselves. “We are the most connected generation that’s ever been … yet we are the most isolated,” Gabe says. “We feel, personally, we can’t love God unless we love people. We esteem them as more important than ourselves. If you look at the life of Jesus ... to know him is to love God and to love your neighbors as yourself. We live in a world that has forgotten that in so many ways.” “I have a passion for travel, and I love people,” Hannah adds.  “I do have a passion that we are citizens of the world. We’re not just citizens of our one country. So for me, if I’m touching one person from Peru or touching someone from India, it’s the same thing as touching someone from right next door.” While the Bahlhorns have done extensive outreach to nations around the world, they also help people at home. Hannah works at Ivory Pointe Dental in Vista, California, and Gabe is spearheading 1DayLA, an event scheduled for July 2020. “This will look very different from anything else we’ve ever done before,” Gabe says.  Hannah adds, “We are hoping to bring up to 20,000 volunteers for one week … So that’s what

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we’re working on right now. We’re not going to reinvent the wheel. We’re just going to put a lot of muscle behind what people are already doing.” 1DayLA’s message is “Love Has No Limits,” a message Gabe says is crucial due to a general consensus that 2020 will be a divisive year politically. The movement aims to partner with organizations already working in Los Angeles “to provide the greatest display of love the city of Los Angeles has ever experienced.” To date, Missions.Me has reached more than 2.5 million people globally. For more information, visit Missions.Me and 1DayLA.com.

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RENOVATE & REFINE

COZY up your HOME TAKE A CUE FROM THE SCANDINAVIAN CONCEPT OF HYGGE AND WELCOME THE TRANSITION OF SUMMER TO AUTUMN WITH A RELAXING REFRESH

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PUMPKIN SPICE, APPLE CINNAMON AND A HOT CUP OF COCOA. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer. As the nights grow longer, we’re embracing the Scandinavian secret of hygge by creating a space that emphasizes simple pleasures and finding joy in everyday moments—even when the weather is dreary. A burnt orange adirondack rug and woodland pillow set a ‘cozy cabin’ mood. Wicker baskets filled with apples and gourds are a reminder of the importance of the harvest, and a fun way to help teach young kids about the changing of the seasons. During this transitional time, light wood, fluffy blankets and scented candles beckon crisp autumn evenings, while a vase of fresh flowers—particularly mums—are an ode to the bright, sunny days we’re not quite ready to give up yet.

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RENOVATE & REFINE

(CON TI N U ED)

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Pumpkin spice, apple and warm cinnamon are scents that bring the autumn air indoors. Adding these scents to your home will create a comforting and inviting atmosphere for your family and fall guests. MAD FOR PLAID Plaid patterns are a staple for the fall season. Find unique ways to pull the pattern into your decor in the form of blankets, pillows and even rugs if you’re feeling adventurous!

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MUM’S THE WORD Mums’

blazing

colors

and

long-lasting blooms are almost as much a marker of autumn as football, shorter days and cooler weather. Incorporate some warmer-color blooms into your decor for a fresh addition that’s reminiscent of changing leaves. AU NATURALE Wicker and natural materials like wood and jute are great ways to bring the outdoors in. Create a woodsy feel with dried flowers, natural wood accents and lots of baskets—great for storing your knit blankets!

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TREND SETTER

H O L I D AY WINE PA I R I N G S PERFECT PALATES FROM JENNIFER INGELLIS, DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT AT TASTING ROOM + PAIRINGS FOR YOUR CLASSIC FAMILY THANKSGIVING DISHES

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TASTING ROOM IS THE WORLD’S FIRST PERSONALIZED WINE CLUB. Tasting Room starts by sending you a selection of fine wines in miniature bottles, then guides you through a quick, fun, interactive tasting. This allows you—and them—to discover what type of wine you love. After completing your tasting you’ll receive regular shipments of full-size bottles of wine selected to match your preferences—all at substantial savings.TastingRoom.com.


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WHITES Rich,

full-bodied

whites

like

Chardonnay, Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Rhône White Blends pair delightfully with many of the dishes found on the Thanksgiving table. For example, pumpkin soup or butternut squash with brown butter and sage is a delicious match for a richly textured Chardonnay. The warmer spices of autumn, like nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, are complementary to this style of wine, as many have similar notes interwoven with toasted oak nuances.

REDS Pinot Noir, Beaujolais and lighter bodied Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley make excellent companions to the savory, herb-inflected dishes at a typical Thanksgiving feast. The elevated acidity, as well as the nuances of mushroom and dried herbs, make these wines stellar accompaniments, keeping your palate refreshed while elevating the complementary notes found in the food.

ROSÉS In years past, most people wouldn’t think to pull out their favorite rosé to

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pair with Thanksgiving dinner, but it’s actually a fantastic wine to have handy this time of year. Fuller-bodied rosé made with Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Franc are excellent matches for the richer foods that make their way to the holiday table, the juicy acidity keeping your palate from becoming tired and overwhelmed from all the sumptuous dishes.

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

PLAN YOUR ROMANTIC GETAWAY TO THE HISTORIC ISLAND IN THE AEGEAN SEA

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Did You Know?

A caldera is a large volcanic crater typically formed by a major eruption leading to the collapse of the mouth of a volcano. Forming the southernmost member of the Cyclades island group, Santorini is the remains of the Minoan eruption that, 3,600 years ago, destroyed a formerly single island and created the current caldera.

stay SUN ROCKS BOUTIQUE HOTEL Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner— features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side of a volcanic cliff featuring amazing caldera and sea views. SunRocks.gr Photo by Artiom Vallat on Unsplash

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

(CON TI N U ED)

Traveling Foodie There are so many flavors to explore in Santorini! Some must-try Greek foods include tomato kefthedes (tomato fritters), saganaki (fried cheese in phyllo topped with honey, Santorini salad, baklava (phyllo filled with honey and chopped nuts), spanakopita (Greek spinach pie) and Greek fava.

dine CASA DI TE Just a short stroll from the Sun Rocks Boutique hotel is this restaurant dedicated to creating the perfect combination of flavors and atmosphere to create unique moments in Santorini. Ranked on Trip Advisor’s top 10 romantic restaurants in Santorini, Casa di Te is inspired by Greek modern cuisine, Mediterranean cuisine and a touch of local flavor. Start with steamed mussels with saffron and Assyrtiko wine, followed by sea bass fillet fricassee with greens and lemon sauce, and finish it off with Semolina halva in a kadaifi nest with vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup. CasaDiTeSantorini.com

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experience SUNSET VIEWS

About 25 minutes up the coast is where you can catch sights of what people often refer to as arguably the best sunsets you’ll ever see. Catch some of the best panoramic views of Santorini from 15th-century Byzantine castle ruins. Situated on the side of caldera cliffs, Oia village offers tons of breathtaking viewing spots. Be sure to get there well before sunset—because of the area’s sundown popularity, you’ll find crowds of people gathered on streets, rooftops and stairs anticipating the one-of-akind experience.

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PARTING THOUGHTS ARTICLE NICOLETTE MARTIN

W I NTER’S R E VEL YOUR GUIDE TO A SIMPLE AND STYLIZED NEW YEAR’S SOIRÉE

FOLLOWING CLOSELY ON THE COATTAILS OF AUTUMNAL AND WINTER HOLIDAYS, THE NEW YEAR CAN OFTEN BE OVERLOOKED DUE TO AN UNDERSTANDABLE DESIRE TO TAKE A BREAK FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE SEASON. But, a holiday that celebrates past memories and the opportunity for a fresh start shouldn’t lack any of the glitz of its celebratory predecessors. Round out the final days of the year reminiscing on or saying goodbye to the experiences of the previous 12 months with a simple end-of-theyear gathering that isn’t lacking any of the glamour.

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TH E D R INK S

Champagne has long been a traditional drink to toast to the new year. Keep it simple but step up your game with your own DIY Champagne cocktail

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THE D ECOR There’s no need to go out and buy a ton of additional decor when you just decked the halls (quite literally) with holiday ornamentation. Make those decorations work as hard as you did by repurposing all the greenery, pine cones and wood place settings you just couldn’t say no to. Throw in some neutral napkins, some natural twine and some dried orange peels for a woodsy (and fragrant) twist.

bar. Consider stocking your bar full of custom Champagne or bubbly choices, festive mixers like cranberry juice or rosemary simple syrup and unique garnishes like fresh fruit and herbs or decorative ice cubes with edible flowers.

WHAT YOU NEED + Cheese board or serving plate + Assortment of cheeses

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(We recommend Brie, Port Salut, Muenster, Camembert or Gruyere) PUTTING IT TOGETHER

THE SNACKS

Keep your guests happy with the perfect cheese plate. Consider how many people you’ll be serving, whether you’ll be serving before or after dinner and what cheeses you’ll want to include. According to WineFolly.com, sparkling wines pair best with creamy, sticky cheeses due to the high acidity and carbonation.

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Cheese is best served at room temperature, so be sure your cheese has time to rest prior to serving. Slice the cheeses and arrange artfully on your cheese board with labels for each. Consider providing separate serving knives for each cheese to avoid any mixing of flavors. Add any additional bites you’d like and enjoy!


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