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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: FEATURED ARTICLES

RETIREMENT • INVESTING • VACATION

RECOMMENDED SERVICE DIRECTORY

TRAVEL • LIVING • HEALTH • DINING

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Luxury Living

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Destination Vacations

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Local Event Guide

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Saving For Retirement

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LUXURY

LIVING IDEAS

Upgrading your home is only limited by your imagination and budget. Is it a luxury bath, fabulous kitchen, incredible master suite or home theatre that you desire?

KITCHEN Your kitchen is probably the heart of your home. This is where memories are made and shared as families love to congregate in the kitchen. The possibilities are endless. White is the most popular color for cabinetry but combining cabinet colors is the latest trend in kitchen design. Blues and greens are also becoming popular. Quartz is the latest for countertops and islands. Commercial-grade appliances, extra sinks and dishwashers all add to the luxury kitchen. Also popular are pizza ovens, appliance garages, warming drawers and under- counter refrigerators for wine and other drinks. If you have space, consider a butler’s pantry which acts like a second kitchen - great for caterers or just an extra space for food prep without disturbing the main kitchen area.

BATH For a luxurious bath, create a spa-worthy retreat. Consider heated floors and towel racks, a steam shower and a large soaking tub. Create a separate water closet for the latest in remote controlled toilets that feature a night light, bidet and self cleaning feature. Turn a great piece of furniture into your double sink vanity for a sophisticated look. And why not have a sofa and television for added ambiance. 4


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MASTER SUITE Add a mini-kitchen which includes a small fridge and coffee bar along with a sitting area so that you can enjoy your wine or coffee first thing in the morning or at the end of the day. Fireplaces are another nice touch for a romantic setting. If your home is equipped with gas, they are an easy addition.

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MOVIE ROOM If you have a spare room, create your own private theatre with a high-definition flat screen tv, surround sound and theatre seating. A popcorn machine and fridge for drinks are nice additions. 5


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TRENDING LOCATIONS TO VISIT THIS YEAR

Destination

Vacations

If you are looking for an exciting and affordable travel destination, consider the following locations. 1. Hawaii is a tropical paradise loved by all. It offers a rich marine life, unmatched underwater experiences, gorgeous landscapes, volcanoes, and interesting history. Of the six largest islands, Maui has the state’s most beautiful beaches - some with white sand and others with red or black sand. Oahu has Hawaii’s largest city and capital, Honolulu, which is known for Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor’s World War II memorials. The weather is perfect and there are endless opportunities for adventure. 2. Barcelona is both a beautiful city as well as a renowned beach town. It boasts a lively nightlife, lots of activities, and restaurants galore. There are amazing museums and galleries; Including the Picasso and Salvador Dali Museums, La Sagrada Familia, and other buildings by renowned architect Antoni Gaudi. Las Ramblas, the main walking street ends with a monument to Christopher Columbus honoring his discovery of the new world. 3. The Bahamas, which is made up of a series of islands, has the clearest turquoise water on the planet, as well as white sandy beaches.

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Underwater adventures abound dive for Spanish galleons, seek out the caves, or go sailing or fishing. The Bahamas offers a plethora of Ecotourism options, from bird watching to hiking. Nassau offers a few cultural sites like Ardastra Gardens and the Conservation center, in addition to being the capital city, but the Bahamas is great for island hopping as well. Or just pick one of the great resorts and relax at the beach. 4. Tel Aviv, known as the non-stop city, is a vibrant and exciting city on the Mediterranean Sea. It offers beautiful beaches, great cafes and restaurants, exciting night life and a 8

24 hour a day culture. History abounds and there are interesting museums including the Tel Aviv Museum and the Eretz Israel Museum which covers archeology, folklore, crafts and features an onsite excavation of 12th century-BC ruins. Tel Aviv is also the technology and financial center of Israel.


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BAKERSFIELD DECEMBER

DEC 6-22 | A Christmas Story - Musical This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-yearold Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. For more info visit: https://bmtstars. com/portfolio-view/christmasstorymusical DEC 13 | Nutcracker Ballet Civic Dance Center presents Bakersfield’s 42nd Annual Nutcracker Ballet. December 13th, 14th, 15th at the Rabobank Arena Theater. Don’t miss this Bakersfield Holiday Tradition! Tickets available at the Rabobank Box Office and ONLINE at www.rabobankarena.com. Adults $40, Students $20, and Children (6 and under) $10. For more information, contact the Rabobank Box Office at 661-852-7300.

JANUARY

JAN 30 Winter 2020 Exhibition Opening Join us for the Opening Reception of our Winter Exhibitions featuring: One Night in California: Contem10

porary Nocturnes, Black & White: Photographs from the Julie Riegel and Suzette Clerou Collection, and Texture: Selections from the Bakersfield Museu of Art Permanent Collection. For more info visit: https://www.visitbakersfield.com/ events-calendar/winter-2020-exhibitions-opening/bmoa.org/current JAN 10 Full Moon Community Bike Ride Join us for a family-friendly, all-ages cruise starting at Beach Park and following the bike path to the Marketplace. Experience a gorgeous Bakersfield night at 7 p.m. while feeling the wind blow as you pedal your bike with friends and family down Kern River Parkway Trail. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to come. The ride is a comfortable, 10-12 mph pace and welcomes riders of all kinds.. For more info visit: http://bikebakersfield.org

FEBRUARY

FEB 21-23 Old Time Peddler’s Faire Timeless antiques and vintage finds with dozens of exhibitors for your hunting needs! Admission to the Bakersfield Home and Garden Show provides you access to this amazing show as well! For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/ events/218332482533422/ (. . .continued on page 12)



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FEB 8-9 | Stories on the Sidewalk Back by popular demand, Stories on the Sidewalk is a fun, educational walking tour of past characters in history in Kern County. The tour takes place in downtown Bakersfield and features an actor in character every half block who performs a monologue. For tickets go to kernarts.org

MARCH

MAR 7 Annual “A Chocolate Affair” “A Chocolate Affair” is a fundraising event showcasing the finest and most innovative uses of chocolate in our region. For more info visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=85138338061 MAR 9 Red Rock Canyon Photo Tour Tim Elam will take you on a rich photographic tour of the geology and history of the Red Rock Canyon. The presentation will be informal, and no geologic background is necessary to enjoy the event. There will be no extra charge for attending this event…just the normal Museum entrance fee. For more info visit: http://www.sharktoothhill.org MAR 29 Annual Chile Verde Cook-Off Come celebrate with us at the 10th 12

Anniversary Cook-Off! Celebrating a decade of fun at a New Location!The amazing neon sign garden at the Kern County Museum! To get your team signed up, please contact Mike Miller via email at: thai_mm@ live.com .$15 Admission includes Chile Verde tasting & music. Additional food and drink vendors will be on site! 1PM: Mento Buru & DJ Mikey performing LIVE!. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/2IpfU3N

APRIL

APR 2 | Bee Gee’s Tribute John Acosta’s Bee Gees Gold tribute Is the ultimate salute, and experience of seeing the Bee Gees in their prime, LIVE ONCE AGAIN! With the detailed vocal stylings of John Acosta (Barry) , Daryll Borges (Robin) , Jeff Celentano (Maurice) as the brothers Gibb, there is a sensation that will make you blurt out , “wow!” bakersfieldmusichalloffame.com APR 17 | HP Themed Beer Festival We will be hosting a Harry Potter themed beer festival! The festival will have 12 different breweries that will be providing over 20 different types of brews. There will be live music, dj jams, and trivia for entertainment. Food and merchandise will be available for purchase. Elements venue will be transformed into the Wizarding World for an all


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BAKERSFIELD out experience. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/2IoXujk APR 19 | Spring Village Flea The Kern County Museum will host their biannual Village Flea from 8am-4pm. Village Flea will feature vendors of true antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, art, vintage home furnishings, and handmade goods. There will also be local musicians, food, and family fun. For more info visit: https://kerncountymuseum.org/village-flea APR 20-25 | Kern County Plein Air Painting Festival This event features some of the best Plein Air painters from California and the western U.S., who come to Bakersfield for a week and paint urban and rural scenes from around Kern County. The general public is given opportunities to meet the artists and watch them paint. All the fun culminates at the end of the week with a juried Sales Gala, where the paintings are sold amidst a fabulous party. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/2v0YIhV

MAY

MAY 7 | Rod Stewart Tribute It’s a tribute that’s lasted the past 25 years and gained Wolfe no small dose of respect and notoriety among his fellow faux rock peers. While others are looking to cash in

on the lucrative look-alike scene, Wolfe says he’s not just another pretty similar face. “With me it’s the music. The acting part is only to duplicate what Rod does on stage.” For more information visit: bakersfieldmusichalloffame.com MAY 28 | The Who Tribute Fronted by New Jersey native Keith Steven Caplan as lead singer Roger Daltrey, Keith plays the role to perfection, capturing Daltrey’s powerful, yet sensitive voice, mane of blonde hair, and chiseled physical presence. The Spirit of Keith Moon is channeled by New Jersey native Pat Caruso, who drives the band as he emulates “Moon the Loon’s” dynamic, freewheeling, stick twirling, powerhouse drumming. On “Lead Bass” as John Entwistle is Toronto, Canada native Alf James, who plays “Thunder Finger’s” signature spider bass with total authority and is the stoic, anchoring cornerstone of the group. The slashing Rhythm/Lead playing Pete Townshend is captured in every nuance by Las Vegas native Aaron Archer as he roams the stage with Townshend’s guitar bruising style. For more info visit: bakersfieldmusichalloffame.com

JUNE

JUN 12-14 | Home & Remodel Show G&G events are all about you - the homeowner. YOU are in charge! We (. . .continued on page 14)

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have spent over 25 years providing the consumer with a unique way to connect with home improvement experts. You are able to evaluate your potential provider on your terms. And we like that … and so do our attendees. The proof is in the pudding. Year after year, the Bakersfield public has come to trust our shows as the best source for finding that right fit for your next home improvement project. Thank you! http://bit.ly/2TtdQxH

JUL 15 | Wine Flight Wednesdays Wine Flight Wednesday! Come enjoy a flight of 4 wines from our by the glass options for the price of 3! Every Wednesday! This is the perfect opportunity to explore our ever growing selection of wines! Come in from 4-7 to enjoy Happy Hour with 20% off wine by the glass, beers and starters! This is a free event - no registration or tickets required. Make your reservations on our site at: www.complexitywine.com today!

JUN 27 | Car and Motorcycle Show All Proceeds will benefit American Legion Squadron 507. Castaic Lake RV Park is hosting its 2nd annual car/motorcycle show with Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Great Music, Lots of raffle prizes and 50/50 drawing. Several categories, with 1st and 2nd awards in each and a Best of Show. http://bit.ly/2IqNRRo

AUGUST

JULY

JUL 4 | Stars & Stripes Extravaganza Head to Lake Isabella for its annual fireworks extravaganza and barbecue celebration. There will be food, games, vendors, waterslides, face-painting, pie-eating contest, tug-of-war and, of course, barbecue and fireworks. For more info visit: http://kernrivervalley.com

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AUG 6 | Foreigner Tribute With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including Juke Box Hero, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, Head Games, Say You Will, Dirty White Boy, Long, Long Way From Home and the worldwide #1 hit, I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner also features strongly in every category in Billboard’s Greatest of All Time listing. For more info visit: bakersfieldmusichalloffame.com (. . .continued on page 16)


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10 Year Countdown

To Retirement

Money See Where You Stand - It’s time to assess how prepared, or unprepared, you are financially for retirement. • Take a quick test: Assuming your retirement is about 10 years away, you want to have roughly seven times your current salary in savings, according to research from Fidelity. That puts you on the road to having about 10 times your final salary saved by retirement and maintaining your present standard of living. Retire before hitting 67 and you’ll need more saved; after, you’ll need less. • D . o a deeper dive: Plug your current numbers (such as earnings, savings and future pensions) into an online calculator to estimate your retirement income. Experts say you’ll need 75 to 80 percent of preretirement income to live well — debatable but a good starting point. • D . on’t despair: You have 10 years to act, by earning more, trimming expenses or delaying retirement. “Whatever you can do can only help,” says George Papadopoulos, a financial planner in Novi, Mich.

Save the easy way If you’re among the 82 percent of workers paid via direct deposit, save more by splitting your pay across accounts. Have your payroll department put part of each check into an online savings account, where it’s out of sight and out of mind. The direct-deposit users who split their deposits save up to $90 more per month than those who use another method to save, according to a recent study. (. . .continued on page 17)

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AUG 21-SEP 12 | The Little Mermaid Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film that was produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements. Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/2Txk6Vv AUG 25 | Jazz Workshop The Bakersfield Jazz Workshop features FREE Live Jazz EVERY Tuesday Evening at Temblor Brewing Company. Featuring structured Jam Sessions and Pro Performances open for all Musicians, Vocalist and Listeners. All Ages Welcome! For more info please visit our site: bakersfieldjazzworkshop.com

SEPTEMBER

SEP 06 Haggin Oaks Farmers Market Join us at Haggin Oaks Farmers Market every Sunday from 9A-2P. Enjoy fresh and organic fruits and veggies, breads, meats, salsa, tamales, yogurt, pho, and other tasty foods and snacks, including vegan options as well. Also enjoy items from crafters, and bring your cutlery for sharpening. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/38quClD

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SEP 26 | 2020 Walk Like Madd & Madd Dash We walk and run to end drunk and drugged (impaired) driving. Since 2009, our community has seen at least 4,000 DUI arrests made each year, according to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office. That’s more than 11 DUI arrests per day. Sadly, many impaired drivers weren’t stopped in time, and instead caused major damage to innocent lives through DUI crashes. Bakersfield’s Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash - presented by Chain | Cohn | Stiles - is your chance to do something about drunk driving in our community. For the seventh year, Kern County will come together on Sept. 26th to proclaim, “No More Victims.” For more info visit: walklikemadd.org/bakersfield

OCTOBER

OCT 1 Songwriter Series - Larry Stewart Though Larry Stewart was exposed to music early on, it was sports that initially captured his attention. After receiving a baseball scholarship to Nashville’s Belmont College, Larry, whose father had passed away from a heart condition, found music as a way to close the gap he was feeling without his dad. “In some ways, I moved to Nashville to live out my father’s dream,” admits Larry Stewart (. . .continued on page 18)


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Pad your nest egg If you already have significant savings in a 401(k), 403(b) or IRA, open a Roth IRA (in 2019 you can contribute up to $7,000 if you’re 50 or older), or put money into a regular taxable account. •

Why do it? You’re laying the groundwork for lower taxes later. Say you need a new roof on your house in retirement; If you take money from a 401(k) or traditional IRA, it is taxable as ordinary income, and you may end up in a higher tax bracket, explains Carolyn McClanahan, founder of Life Planning Partners. But you can pull your contributions from a Roth IRA tax free (earnings, too, if you’re at least 59½ and have had the Roth at least five years). You can also invest via a basic taxable brokerage account; when you sell securities, you’ll pay only (usually lower) capital gains taxes on the profits.

Pay down the mortgage The problem with a mortgage in retirement is that you may have to sell investments to cover payments. And sometimes that will be when the markets are down - the worst possible time to sell, says Shelley Giordano, chair of the Funding Longevity Task Force at the American College of Financial Services. Her advice: 1. In place of your monthly payments, make half payments every two weeks. Those 26 payments per year are the equivalent of 13 monthly payments, resulting in a faster payoff and lower total interest costs. 2. Got a tax refund? A bonus? A side job? Apply that to your principal. 3. Avoid refinancing your mortgage, since a new loan with a later payoff date means more of your monthly payment goes to interest expense, not an increase in your home equity. 4. Don’t use a home equity loan or line of credit for purchases. The new tax law makes that less attractive, says Giordano. And this is the wrong time to be growing your mortgage debt. (. . .continued on page 19)

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of what was to become his musical destiny. “It comes from growing up in a small town where the people respected each other and looked after each other. The values I learned there pretty much shape the way I look at the world around me. bakersfieldmusichalloffame.com OCT DAILY Bakersfield Scavenger Hunt One city in California has had its ups and downs, yet it always comes back better than ever. On this funfilled Bakersfield scavenger hunt, head straight through the heart of downtown, exploring the iconic buildings and tranquil parks. Who built the Rabobank Arena’s plaza? What feeds the river at Beach Park? Find out on this scavenger hunt of Bakersfield! You can do at any this interactive scavenger hunt at any time. Explore the art & culture & history of Bakersfield. Find out more at: http://bit.ly/39wRVLE

NOVEMBER

NOV (TBA) Dia de los Muertos Expo Annual traditional Dia de Los Muertos celebration with family altars, arts, crafts, Mexican food vendors, music, costumes, face painting, family-friendly! FREE ADMISSION! A cultural event the old Mexico way. Proceeds (donations) will benefit 18

the construction of a new church shrine. For family altar space information, please call: 661-401-4141. Vendor booths: 661-345-5842. NOV (TBA) Sister City Gardens Festival Join us in celebrating our city’s cultural diversity and community spirit. Explore the five Sister City Gardens and learn more about the people and cultures of Bakersfield’s current Sister Cities of Amritsar, India; Bucheon, South Korea; Cixi, China; Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico; and Wakayama, Japan. Also, learn about Bakersfield’s soon-to-be newest Sister City: Saint Jean de Luz, France—a Basque city on the Bay of Biscay. http://bit.ly/2wFg1VZ


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Put new retirement savings to work Not sure where to invest additional money? Aim for growth, somewhere between a trip to Vegas and stuffing cash into your mattress. The sweet spot •. Balanced mutual funds: Seek a mix of stocks and bonds;

a 50/50 or 60/40 ratio of stocks to bonds is reasonable. • Target-date mutual funds: These balanced funds automatically adjust investments to lower risk as you age.

Conservative but sound • High-grade corporate bond funds • Money market accounts • U.S. government bond funds • Certificates of deposit and online savings accounts (See bankrate.com for Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.–insured banks offering higher rates.)

• Series I inflation-protected savings bonds (sold at treasurydirect.gov)

Work Prepare Your Plan B - Ask yourself these questions, and be honest. 1. Do I work in a stable and growing industry? 2. Do I work for a stable and growing company? 3. Is my heart still in it? Have you answered no to any? It’s time to update your LinkedIn profile and see what else is out there.

• Why do it: Only about half of workers cruise their way to a planned, voluntary retirement; the rest of us exit prematurely, often as a result of job loss or burnout. You still have time to regroup. “With 10 years to go, there is still enough runway to make a mark,” says career and retirement expert Nancy Collamer.

• .How to do it: You know the routine. Tell people who can help you. Sign up for job alerts on the go-to site in your industry. Browse the postings that interest you, and note the skills that employers are seeking.

• .Want to stay put? Get busy anyway. “Whether you drive a bus or work in a store

or in a professional occupation, maximize your opportunities by building your capital,” Collamer advises. “Give talks or write articles to boost your profile, or take advantage of short-term training programs.” One option: Go to linkedin. com/learning and get online access to thousands of business, creative and technology courses for $30 per month. Miller, Mark and Powell, Robert, AARP (2019, Feb 6). Countdown to Retirement: 10 Years [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://www.aarp.org/retirement/planning-for-retirement/info-2019/10-year-countdown.html

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RETIRE WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR LIFESTYLE

Today’s upscale senior communities offer “resort style living” which is hospitality-oriented and resembles a 4-star hotel or cruise ship rather than a hospital or retirement home. Amenities Some of the more luxurious communities at the deluxe level even feature lively bars with chandeliers and overstuffed pillows. More standard amenities include:

Activities: Education and Entertainment, Fashion shows, Lectures from retired professors and various social and cultural events which are all examples of regularly planned activities for residents at higher-end facilities. In urban settings, planned outings to the city for museums, art galleries or theater visits are frequent occurrences as well. Grounds-keeping: Luxury communities are beautifully designed on the outside as well, from gardens to ponds to putting greens and walkways. Many include well-appointed courtyards for residents to socialize, relax, or enjoy a meal. Concierge Service: Offering ‘Concierge Service’ is what makes a Senior Living community a Luxury one. Similar to a hotel concierge, a resident can use the Concierge to arrange hotel flights or tickets to events, a service that makes these luxury communities clearly more desirable to prospective residents and their families. 20

Modern Therapies: Assisted living communities offer personal care to their residents, and the best communities often offer top notch therapy on top of standard care. In addition to specialized pet and physical therapy, upscale communities often also provide top notch occupational therapy, and music therapy, and always from trained and certified professionals. Residences: The kitchen is the focal point of any home and it’s no different when looking at the residence at an Assisted Living community. A standard assisted living apartment has a kitchenette, traditionally including a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a small amount of cabinet and counter space. The luxury assisted living residences feature full kitchens and appliances plus top of the line finishes, like granite counter tops for instance.


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Dining: An upscale senior living community will most likely retain a registered dietitian on staff and employ experienced chefs who serve gourmet meals. Choice and variety are crucial for the success of a kitchen at a luxurious community and most have more than two restaurants within the community, each with their own menus. Personal Fitness Trainers and Recreational Facilities: Recreation rooms are always available to use at the residents’ convenience, with computer labs, fitness rooms and cinemas. Fitness programs supervised by physical therapists and personal trainers are also kept on staff by any upscale community. High-end assisted living communities also provide full service spa treatments, beauty salons for the women and barbershops for the men. Additionally, no luxury assisted living community would be complete without a heated pool and spa, which are always popular with residents.

allowing residents to have their pets on site. There can sometimes be limitations regarding the size and number of pets. They frequently provide pet care such as dog walking, nail clipping, grooming and litter-box changes as well as formal, certified pet therapy. Spacious Apartments: One can expect about 20% more square footage at a Luxury community (approx 600 sf versus 500 sf at a standard community). A Two bedroom apartment at an upscale community can be more than 1200 square feet. Clearly, senior living is not what it was years ago. And for the retiree with means, it can be a lively, active, and rewarding lifestyle full of growth and fun!

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Travel in Style – by Bonnie Roseman

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my 35 years as a stylist, it’s to “carry on,” and by that of course, I mean take a carry-on bag! In order to make travel easier for my busy clients, I’ve spent years developing techniques to make traveling simple and fun. A carry-on bag is key to making your journey more enjoyable; no more hauling multiple bags, or worrying about losing your luggage, which can ruin your trip before you even begin! In my most recent trip abroad, I traveled to the Scandinavian countries before flying to Greece for a little sun in the Cycladic Islands. After that, it was off to Italy and over the Alps. All the while, I had just one bag with me. 22


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To make the most of your luggage space, I suggest you wear your jeans and sneakers, and carry your leather jacket while you travel, to save space in your bag. Roll all items tightly! It saves space, and keeps everything from wrinkling. I usually prefer to stuff my undies and socks in my shoes. Select pieces with fabrics that can wash and hang to dry without needing to be pressed – it’s easier to keep things fresh and avoid using foreign cleaners that can be very expensive. Here are the basics for 6 weeks of traveling abroad across different climates. This short, gender-neutral list includes the basics for a great travel wardrobe. I recommend that your main wardrobe color for travel be black. It looks slimming on everyone, and doesn’t show dirt as easily. A few colorful tee tops can be added to give a little zip to your ensemble. All of these items will fit into your carry-on luggage and provide options for mixing and matching stylish looks while you see the world. You can then personalize your list by adding your toiletries, gloves, hat, or other essential accessories as needed.

TRAVEL WARDROBE Underwear 6 undergarments 6 pairs of socks Pajamas (your choice) Outerwear 2 tee shirts 2 button down shirts (one dressy, one casual) 2 pairs of pants (one jean, one black trouser) 1 pair of shorts 2 jackets (one leather, one raincoat) 1 cashmere sweater (pullover or cardigan) 1 bathing suit 1 basic black blazer (can be worn day or night) Accessories Scarves (colorful, lightweight) Belts (at least one black) Jewelry (a few pop pieces) 1 tie (traditional or bow tie) Shoes One heel or dress shoe One pair of flats (for day or night) One pair of sandals

Feel good, and look even better! Please contact me personally if you have any questions or would like to see my unique travel collection which can be dressed up or down. Bonnie@bonnieroseman.com | www.bonnieroseman.com | 917-209-0516 Bonnie Roseman Bio Fashion Designer. Style Consultant. Wardrobe Architect. The press has designated Bonnie Roseman as the ultimate fashion expert over the years. Featured on the NBC Today Show, People Magazine, and more, Roseman furthered her B-L-T brand by presenting her collection through the Home Shopping Network and Home Shopping Europe. Bonnie Roseman’s BLT has evolved into a full service boutique for women of all body types and lifestyles, featuring wrinkle-free fabrics and unique accessories that pack well and travel lightly wherever you go. Schedule with Bonnie and she’ll tell you all the secrets she’s been telling her clients for over 30 years. 23


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