Thursday October 15 2015 Online Reviews by Stella Carrier

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If You Like Supperclub Themed or Dinner Party Theme Shows/Movies

I admit that I have only got two episodes into Season 1 of Rocco’s Dinner Party hosted by Rocco DiSpirito but I intend to post another update by Christmas at the latest (ideally a few days before that once I watched the remaining episodes).  However, just from the two episodes that I watched so far I have gleaned the following details;  Episode 1 of Rocco’s Dinner Party has a Speakeasy Dinner Party Theme. The 3 chefs that feature in the first episode are; Geoff Johnson who proclaims himself a Jersey Boy and is a chef at the restaurant Copperfish on Broadway.  At the time of the filming of Season 1 of Rocco’s Dinner Party Geoff Johnson had worked as a chef for 19 years and considers cooking akin to being a composer conducting a music orchestra except instead of composing music he is composing via his cooking (reluctantly I admit that I might have mixed up what he originally said on that episode).  Britt Kurent lives in New York City  and is the Owner of Kurent Event Catering. J.J Johnson is an executive Sous Chef for an executive dining facility. The episodes also feature Celebrity Event Producer (Event Planner) Jes Gordon.   The winner gets $20,000 for throwing the best dinner party.  The following are some of the celebrity/famous guests from this episode; Michael Kenneth Williams Actor HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Kelly Choi Host & Producer Eat out New York, Christine Ebersole Tony Award Winning Actress , Bryan Batt Interior Decorator and an actor who was featured in the Mad Men television series, Bill McCudy Media Critic Forbes.com,  Marcus Samuelsson  Top Chef Masters Champion & Owner Red Rooster.  J.J. had just ate at the Red Rooster a few days before which was a pleasant surprise to him the Marcus Samuelsson was one of the Dinner Part Guests.  Geoff’s Sinner Party meals included; Chili Seared Scallop Sweet Potato Bisque with Cactus Pear Grand Marnier and Cactus Pear Confit-Wild Black Cod Yellow Split Pea Pilaf & Carrot Puree-Braised Short Ribs Pureed Roasted Cauliflower & Sauteed Brussell Sprouts-Geoff’s dessert was Crème Brulee Napoleon Vanilla Bean Custard Cinnamon Phyllo & Sugar Tuille. J.J’s Dinner Party consisted of;  Shrimp & Grits Jalapeno Scallion Emulsion-Wild Mushroom Salad Frissee & Ricotta Sala-Braised Oxtail Carrot Ginger Puree & Brussell Sprouts-Christine Ebersole had a vegetarian version that consisted of Cauliflower & Baby Beets Carrot Ginger Puree & Brussel Sprouts. J.j’s dessert was Banana bread pudding spiced walnuts and Chantilly cream.  Episode 2 of Rocco’s Dinner Party consisted of contestants King Phojanakong who owns two restaurants and is both one of the chefs/owners of two restaurants; Kuma Inn and Umi Nom. Phojanakong mentioned that his mother is from the Phillipines and  his father was from Thailand. He learned much of his cooking during vacations to I think what he said was the Phillipines (once again I could have unintentionally mixed it up and he might have said something else). Contestant Michelle Karam is a private chef who runs the business Dishes by Michelle. Karam is from Los Angeles California and cooks a lot for affluent families who rent out exclusive homes just for the weekend due to them usually just staying for the weekend. She mentioned that she is married with three children.  Contestant Joel Gargano is listed to be a full time Culinary teacher at West Haven High School in Bramford Connecticut. The Dinner Party Theme for Episode 2 is Mystery Guest. The following are some of the facts listed on the guests;This guest’s favorite place to visit  is Bali and favorite city to live in is Rome Italy (but they are not Italian).  Another guest loves fresh ingredients, theme flavors, and food in its natural state.  Another guest is a star in the Culinary community (guesses were Marcus Samuellson, Anthony Bourdain, someone even guessed Sarah Jessica Parker). Another guest said that choosing a favorite spice is like choosing a favorite child. The guests at the dinner party turned out to be; Mary Alice Stephenson Style and Beauty Expert, Bebel Gilberto Brazilian Singer/Songwriter-Gilles Mendel fashion designer-Cindi Leive Editor In Chief Glamour magazine.- D.L. Hughley Comedian and Actor- and Padma Lakshmi Host, Top-Chef.  The dinner party chefs were given five thousand dollars to shop at gourmet grocery store called Garden of Eden (listed online to be Garden of Eden marketplace in Morningside New York City zipcode 10025). For the appetizers Chef King did Pan Seared Salmon with an Afro-Carribean Spice Blend while Chef Joel did an appetizer that was a Afro Carribean Spice Seared Tuna.  Chef Joel Gargano’s dinner party consisted of; Parmesan Tuise Cherry Tomato Salad with Proscuitto, Steamed Mussells and Clams with Fennell Parsley Salad-Borlotti Bean Stew with Dijon Spiced Sausage, and for dessert-Sour Dough Bread Pudding with Cardamom and Scotch Ice Cream. King Phojanakong’s dinner party consisted of; Grilled Shrimp & Papaya Salad, Pork Spare Ribs, Pork Spring Roll-Scallop Mussels & Shrimp Curry with Chicken and Crab Fried Rice, and Coconut Lemongrass Panna Cotta.

I Am (Vox Mix)
I Am (Vox Mix)
Price: $0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Metaphorical Dialogue of the Soul, October 15, 2015
This review is from: I Am (Vox Mix) (MP3 Music)
I Am by Simmonds & Jones (feat. Kate Cameron) is a beautiful and haunting chillout and electronica song that sends out a healing message of what appears to be the meaning of a person’s soul, i.e. higher self (I admit that when I first heard this song via Pandora the song’s message was healing to me as I first heard it around late 2012/early 2013). This song is great for those who like spiritual chillout/electronica type of songs.

Wake Up
Wake Up
Price: $1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars An Upbeat Pop Song, October 15, 2015
This review is from: Wake Up (MP3 Music)
Wake Up By The Vamps is a combination of 80’s pop, dance, and slight hints of electronic music. The song appears to be about the singer gently telling someone that they love that they have been right there for them all along and wants the other person to realize how much they can accomplish together. Wake Up by The Vamps is also great for those who have liked and/or enjoy Somebody To You by The Vamps feat. Demi Lovato.

Drag Me Down
Drag Me Down
Offered by SONY Music Entertainment Downloads LLC.
Price: $1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Cheerful Pop Song, October 14, 2015
This review is from: Drag Me Down (MP3 Music)
Drag Me Down by One Direction appears to be a musical tone about showing appreciation for someone who sticks by you through both good and challenging times. I was obviously inferring from the lyrics with your love nobody can drag me down. There is also an online music video for Drag Me Down with the setting theme of the NASA space center in the U.S.A.

Want To Want Me
Want To Want Me
Price: $1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars 2015 Daring Song by Jason Derulo, October 14, 2015
This review is from: Want To Want Me (MP3 Music)
Want To Want Me by Jason Derulo is a catchy pop dance song that appears to be about someone admitting that they want the person to like them back romantically. It is a catchy high energy beat with an online music video that appears to also match the theme of the song.

Unbreakable
Unbreakable
Price: $11.49

5.0 out of 5 starsAn Eclectic Blend of R&B, synth-pop, Jazz, October 14, 2015
This review is from: Unbreakable (MP3 Music)
I admit that both a family member and a close friend influenced me to check out the Unbreakable music collection by Janet Jackson. I’m glad to have done so because of the music experimentation within Unbreakable with songs such as Take Me Away (a dreamy synth pop vibe), and other experimental songs such as Black Eagle, Lessons Learned, Promise, the No Sleep music track (feat. J. Cole and more.
Marvel’s The Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Theatrical)
DVD
Price: $4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Duality As Well As Gifts of Good and Evil, October 15, 2015
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
Avengers Age of Ultron feature the return of the Superhero characters such as the Ironman (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson), and Ultron (James Spader) (there are more actors that also tie into the film as well). Anyhow, there is also the plot development of the growing relationship between the Bruce Banner character and Natasha Romanoff. The Avengers are dealing with formidable characters who have the gift of implanting certain beliefs and/or thoughtforms into people and making them believe that they are their own (I admit that this is all a fictional story but it gave me unexpected insight of being more wise/discerning as to when others are projecting their beliefs for you to have versus my own beliefs as well as developing your own potential boosting beliefs regardless of what even your most gifted critics may say unless their proposed solution is obviously better and/or more empowering than yours). They are also dealing with having to outsmart and outwit a dangerous and gifted being that was actually the unintended creation of at least two of the Avenger characters.

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
DVD
Price: $1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected Destiny?, October 15, 2015
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I admit that I found out about The Librarian Quest For The Spear through seeing The Librarian tv series featured as an advertisement on the Castle Tv Series that I happened to see on tv (as a result through a search related to the tv series I found this movie and was intrigued). The Librarian Quest For The Spear stars Noah Wyle as Flynn Carsen. Carsen gets offered a job interview at the Metropolitan Public Library and his life is dramatically changed one he decides to go for the interview. He’s extremely close to his mother Margie (Olympia Dukakis) who is rooting for him to find a romantic relationship and a stable job. Charlene (Jane Curtin) and fellow library director Judson (Bob Newhart) go ahead and hire Flynn Carsen for the librarian position. The job that Flynn Carsen is hired into ends up being even better than he expected. He discovers that a woman by the name of Sonya Walger (played by Nicole Noone) is hired to protect him after he is sent on a mission to retrieve back an important Destiny Spear stolen from the library. He finds this out after an attempt on his life from an encounter via the Serpent of Brotherhood group members of Lana (Kelly Hu), Rhodes (David Dayan Fisher), and Edward Wilde (Kyle Maclachlan).

The Perfect Host
The Perfect Host
DVD
Price: $2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Film That Highlights The Adage Sometimes People Are Not As They Seem,October 15, 2015
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
I admit that I checked out the Perfect Host because the description was listed to pertain to dinner parties (the film was an unexpected find after looking up another celebrity who is affiliated with their own tv show and past talk show but is not on this movie). I definitely watched a movie that was different than expected but taught me quite a bit about imagination, story –telling, character profiles, and plot development. You have the character of John Taylor (played by Clayne Crawford) whose life dramatically changes when he decides to go into the house of Warwick Wilson (David Hyde Pierce) after only telling him part of the story on how he might have got there. Taylor realizes what he got himself into after some time at Wilson’s house. Wilson gives Taylor a strange wine that induces hallucinations and the ability to imagine whole scenes and people unexpectedly. Taylor’s memories of a woman who he fell in love with Simone Demarchi come into his mind (played by Magahn Perry). Warwick Wilson’s neighbor Cathy Knight (played by Helen Reddy) becomes concerned for what she hears next door but goes back to her house after Wilson uses his storytelling skills to explain away the moans and his dinner guest wearing a mask. Viewers are then eventually treated to the job where Wilson is actually employed at to where his coworkers (played by both Joseph Will and Nathaniel Parker) are unaware of Wilson’s double life persona.

Troublemaker
Troublemaker
Price: $1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Song For The Rebel Within?, October 15, 2015
This review is from: Troublemaker (MP3 Music)
Troublemaker by Grizfolk is a high energy rock and indie pop song that appears to be about enjoying company around someone who self-confidently makes waves wherever they go and/or shakes things up wherever they go.

Diva
Diva
Offered by SONY Music Entertainment Downloads LLC.
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars If You like Pop and Classical Music Hybrids, October 15, 2015
This review is from: Diva (MP3 Music)
Diva by Annie Lennox contains many of her classic hits such as Walking On Broken Glass, Why, and Little Bird. Listening to Diva by Annie Lennox is great for those who are open to listening to a mix of pop and classical music. I admit that I first heard of Annie Lennox’s music as a 1990’s teenager both through the radio and from VH1 featuring her colorful and storyteller themed video Walking On Broken Glass.

How To Run A Pop-Up Restaurant or Supper Club: Turn Your Passion For Food and Drink Into Profit
How To Run A Pop-Up Restaurant or Supper Club: Turn Your Passion For Food and Drink Into Profit
by W. Steadman Aldis
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.56
20 used & new from $8.32

5.0 out of 5 stars Entrepreneurial Restaurant Guide, October 15, 2015
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
How To Run A Pop-Up Restaurant or Supper Club Turn Your Passion For Food and Drink Into Profit by Abigail Alldis and William Alldis contains some ideas from professionals within the industry. Topics include; weighing the investment on opening for a set period of time or occasional nights every now and then, an example is then given for the pop uo restaurant opened in London through finalists affiliated with the MasterChef TV Show (page 30), finding your customers whether opening a pop-up-restaurant or supper club (page 64), make sure to see what is out there in the market while aiming to study and/or work in events companies. Hospitality catering etc.

Backroads & Byways of Virginia: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Backroads & Byways)
Backroads & Byways of Virginia: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Backroads & Byways)
by Bill Lohmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.95
45 used & new from $3.34

5.0 out of 5 stars Outside The Way Virginia, October 15, 2015
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
Byroads&Byways of Virginia; Drives, DayTrips, & Weekend Excursions by Bill Lohmann covers areas of Virginia that are outside the Washington D.C. area. However, as a side note, Northern Virginia magazine and Washingtonian magazine are both good for those who would like information on areas such as Arlington Virginia, Arlington Virginia, Fairfax Virginia and other area of northern Virginia. Anyhow, this book covers some of the following content; Chapter 6 features getting to the area where Patrick Henry gave his Liberty or Death Speech via the Road to Revolution Trail, St. John’s Church, Hanover County, Scotchtown, Ashland, Red, Hill, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Chapter 11 Road to Appotomax-pg 130 mention of Hopewell Quick Launch, a brick diner that has been open since 1927 and known for the chili dogs. Chapter 15 covers places such as the Scottsville Museum and Canal Basin Square, the Blue
Mountain Brewery and Hops Farm. Obviously, there is more Virginia information within this book (such as Chapter 18 pertaining to the live music scene and shows at the Barter Theater in Abingdon, Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Ralph Stanley Museum, and Traditional Music Center in Clintwood and more.

Awakenings from the Light: 12 Life Lessons from a Near Death Experience
Awakenings from the Light: 12 Life Lessons from a Near Death Experience
by Nancy Rynes
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.95
19 used & new from $10.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly Light Transformation?, October 15, 2015
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
Awakenings From The Light; 12 Life Lessons From A Near Death Experience by Nancy Rynes capture the intrinsic nature of the author’s journey after her near death experience. In Chapter 4, She describes her meeting with her Guide and how she remembered her to look ; Her Guide emanated love and did not appear as someone she knew from her current life. The guide had a slim figure and wore long brown wavy hair that fell almost to her waist. The fabric was a long sleeved tunic type of shirt that draped gracefully around her and she either was wearing a long skirt or full drapey pants (Rhynes couldn’t make out which but the clothing looked like either what she lists to be nicely worn-in linen or linen mixed with silk). On page 102 she also shares information on seeing the spirit within others and treating others with love and respect while also taking care not to abuse or mistreat others as well as not allowing others to mistreat or abuse you. She talks about building more connections on page 103 (which is something I reluctantly admit to still being in the process of working on due to the fact that I’m heart-centered but I’m learning to be more outgoing). The chapter on listen to your inner wisdom (chapter 13) is also healing because she addresses that it is actually understandable and encouraged to sometimes analyze if there is truth in a certain fear while separating that from unfounded fear. There is also information pertaining to love and gratitude for ourselves as well as gratitude for tough times (pages 180 and 181). Chapter 15 touches on how each person’s choices can greatly factor into their creative power and reality (something which I reluctantly admit to still being in the process of working on as I know from experience firsthand what she means after my life dramatically changed after I voluntarily chose to leave a financially comfortable and safe navy career in order to chase a career dream and what I felt was best to maintain a lasting marriage because my husband does mean the world to me). Obviously, there is much more to this book than what I just mentioned.

The Bones Of What You Believe (Special Edition) [Explicit]
The Bones Of What You Believe (Special Edition) [Explicit]
Price: $9.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Futuristic Indie Dance?, October 15, 2015
The Bones of What You Believe by Chvrches has a perfect blend of electronica, dance, and chillout music. The Mother We Share, Recover, Strong Hand, and You Caught The Light are some of the multiple songs that capture the soul stirring lyrics and the musical heart of Bones of What You Believe. A Strong An Novel Music Collection for those who like music with blends of indie dance and chillout.

Stars Dance (Amazon Exclusive)
Stars Dance (Amazon Exclusive)
Price: $7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Radiant Pop/Electronic Hybrid, October 15, 2015
Stars Dance by Selena Gomez contains gleaming hits such as Slow Down, Stars Dance, Come and Get Ir, and Undercover. What I enjoy the most about these solid pop/electronic hits are the sunny vibe of these songs that go along with the audacious tone of the romantic/love themed messages behind the songs. Other songs such as Birthday are not love themed but still evoke a fun having an exciting time of life type of aura.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Price: $7.99

5.0 out of 5 starsFor Eclectic Music Tastes and/or Those Who Like Taylor Swift’s Music, October 14, 2015
This review is from: Taylor Swift (MP3 Music)
Taylor Swift by Taylor Swift contains some soul stirring country songs such as Tim McGraw, Teardrops On My Guitar, One Song, A Perfectly Good Heart etc. There are also strong vocals on Taylor Swift by Taylor Swift. I admit that I was previously familiar with Teardrops On My Guitar because the song was frequently played on a few of the Jacksonville, Florida radio stations around 2006/2007 (I had been stationed there through the navy).
Marvel’s The Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Theatrical)
DVD
Price: $4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Duality As Well As Gifts of Good and Evil, October 15, 2015
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
Avengers Age of Ultron feature the return of the Superhero characters such as the Ironman (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson), and Ultron (James Spader) (there are more actors that also tie into the film as well). Anyhow, there is also the plot development of the growing relationship between the Bruce Banner character and Natasha Romanoff. The Avengers are dealing with formidable characters who have the gift of implanting certain beliefs and/or thoughtforms into people and making them believe that they are their own (I admit that this is all a fictional story but it gave me unexpected insight of being more wise/discerning as to when others are projecting their beliefs for you to have versus my own beliefs as well as developing your own potential boosting beliefs regardless of what even your most gifted critics may say unless their proposed solution is obviously better and/or more empowering than yours). They are also dealing with having to outsmart and outwit a dangerous and gifted being that was actually the unintended creation of at least two of the Avenger characters.

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
DVD
Price: $1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected Destiny?, October 15, 2015
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
I admit that I found out about The Librarian Quest For The Spear through seeing The Librarian tv series featured as an advertisement on the Castle Tv Series that I happened to see on tv (as a result through a search related to the tv series I found this movie and was intrigued). The Librarian Quest For The Spear stars Noah Wyle as Flynn Carsen. Carsen gets offered a job interview at the Metropolitan Public Library and his life is dramatically changed one he decides to go for the interview. He’s extremely close to his mother Margie (Olympia Dukakis) who is rooting for him to find a romantic relationship and a stable job. Charlene (Jane Curtin) and fellow library director Judson (Bob Newhart) go ahead and hire Flynn Carsen for the librarian position. The job that Flynn Carsen is hired into ends up being even better than he expected. He discovers that a woman by the name of Sonya Walger (played by Nicole Noone) is hired to protect him after he is sent on a mission to retrieve back an important Destiny Spear stolen from the library. He finds this out after an attempt on his life from an encounter via the Serpent of Brotherhood group members of Lana (Kelly Hu), Rhodes (David Dayan Fisher), and Edward Wilde (Kyle Maclachlan).

The Perfect Host
The Perfect Host
DVD
Price: $2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Film That Highlights The Adage Sometimes People Are Not As They Seem,October 15, 2015
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
I admit that I checked out the Perfect Host because the description was listed to pertain to dinner parties (the film was an unexpected find after looking up another celebrity who is affiliated with their own tv show and past talk show but is not on this movie). I definitely watched a movie that was different than expected but taught me quite a bit about imagination, story –telling, character profiles, and plot development. You have the character of John Taylor (played by Clayne Crawford) whose life dramatically changes when he decides to go into the house of Warwick Wilson (David Hyde Pierce) after only telling him part of the story on how he might have got there. Taylor realizes what he got himself into after some time at Wilson’s house. Wilson gives Taylor a strange wine that induces hallucinations and the ability to imagine whole scenes and people unexpectedly. Taylor’s memories of a woman who he fell in love with Simone Demarchi come into his mind (played by Magahn Perry). Warwick Wilson’s neighbor Cathy Knight (played by Helen Reddy) becomes concerned for what she hears next door but goes back to her house after Wilson uses his storytelling skills to explain away the moans and his dinner guest wearing a mask. Viewers are then eventually treated to the job where Wilson is actually employed at to where his coworkers (played by both Joseph Will and Nathaniel Parker) are unaware of Wilson’s double life persona.

Troublemaker
Troublemaker
Price: $1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Song For The Rebel Within?, October 15, 2015
This review is from: Troublemaker (MP3 Music)
Troublemaker by Grizfolk is a high energy rock and indie pop song that appears to be about enjoying company around someone who self-confidently makes waves wherever they go and/or shakes things up wherever they go.

Diva
Diva
Offered by SONY Music Entertainment Downloads LLC.
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars If You like Pop and Classical Music Hybrids, October 15, 2015
This review is from: Diva (MP3 Music)
Diva by Annie Lennox contains many of her classic hits such as Walking On Broken Glass, Why, and Little Bird. Listening to Diva by Annie Lennox is great for those who are open to listening to a mix of pop and classical music. I admit that I first heard of Annie Lennox’s music as a 1990’s teenager both through the radio and from VH1 featuring her colorful and storyteller themed video Walking On Broken Glass.

How To Run A Pop-Up Restaurant or Supper Club: Turn Your Passion For Food and Drink Into Profit
How To Run A Pop-Up Restaurant or Supper Club: Turn Your Passion For Food and Drink Into Profit
by W. Steadman Aldis
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.56
20 used & new from $8.32

5.0 out of 5 stars Entrepreneurial Restaurant Guide, October 15, 2015
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
How To Run A Pop-Up Restaurant or Supper Club Turn Your Passion For Food and Drink Into Profit by Abigail Alldis and William Alldis contains some ideas from professionals within the industry. Topics include; weighing the investment on opening for a set period of time or occasional nights every now and then, an example is then given for the pop uo restaurant opened in London through finalists affiliated with the MasterChef TV Show (page 30), finding your customers whether opening a pop-up-restaurant or supper club (page 64), make sure to see what is out there in the market while aiming to study and/or work in events companies. Hospitality catering etc.

Backroads & Byways of Virginia: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Backroads & Byways)
Backroads & Byways of Virginia: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Backroads & Byways)
by Bill Lohmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.95
45 used & new from $3.34

5.0 out of 5 stars Outside The Way Virginia, October 15, 2015
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
Byroads&Byways of Virginia; Drives, DayTrips, & Weekend Excursions by Bill Lohmann covers areas of Virginia that are outside the Washington D.C. area. However, as a side note, Northern Virginia magazine and Washingtonian magazine are both good for those who would like information on areas such as Arlington Virginia, Arlington Virginia, Fairfax Virginia and other area of northern Virginia. Anyhow, this book covers some of the following content; Chapter 6 features getting to the area where Patrick Henry gave his Liberty or Death Speech via the Road to Revolution Trail, St. John’s Church, Hanover County, Scotchtown, Ashland, Red, Hill, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Chapter 11 Road to Appotomax-pg 130 mention of Hopewell Quick Launch, a brick diner that has been open since 1927 and known for the chili dogs. Chapter 15 covers places such as the Scottsville Museum and Canal Basin Square, the Blue
Mountain Brewery and Hops Farm. Obviously, there is more Virginia information within this book (such as Chapter 18 pertaining to the live music scene and shows at the Barter Theater in Abingdon, Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Ralph Stanley Museum, and Traditional Music Center in Clintwood and more.

Awakenings from the Light: 12 Life Lessons from a Near Death Experience
Awakenings from the Light: 12 Life Lessons from a Near Death Experience
by Nancy Rynes
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.95
19 used & new from $10.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly Light Transformation?, October 15, 2015
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
Awakenings From The Light; 12 Life Lessons From A Near Death Experience by Nancy Rynes capture the intrinsic nature of the author’s journey after her near death experience. In Chapter 4, She describes her meeting with her Guide and how she remembered her to look ; Her Guide emanated love and did not appear as someone she knew from her current life. The guide had a slim figure and wore long brown wavy hair that fell almost to her waist. The fabric was a long sleeved tunic type of shirt that draped gracefully around her and she either was wearing a long skirt or full drapey pants (Rhynes couldn’t make out which but the clothing looked like either what she lists to be nicely worn-in linen or linen mixed with silk). On page 102 she also shares information on seeing the spirit within others and treating others with love and respect while also taking care not to abuse or mistreat others as well as not allowing others to mistreat or abuse you. She talks about building more connections on page 103 (which is something I reluctantly admit to still being in the process of working on due to the fact that I’m heart-centered but I’m learning to be more outgoing). The chapter on listen to your inner wisdom (chapter 13) is also healing because she addresses that it is actually understandable and encouraged to sometimes analyze if there is truth in a certain fear while separating that from unfounded fear. There is also information pertaining to love and gratitude for ourselves as well as gratitude for tough times (pages 180 and 181). Chapter 15 touches on how each person’s choices can greatly factor into their creative power and reality (something which I reluctantly admit to still being in the process of working on as I know from experience firsthand what she means after my life dramatically changed after I voluntarily chose to leave a financially comfortable and safe navy career in order to chase a career dream and what I felt was best to maintain a lasting marriage because my husband does mean the world to me). Obviously, there is much more to this book than what I just mentioned.

The Bones Of What You Believe (Special Edition) [Explicit]
The Bones Of What You Believe (Special Edition) [Explicit]
Price: $9.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Futuristic Indie Dance?, October 15, 2015
The Bones of What You Believe by Chvrches has a perfect blend of electronica, dance, and chillout music. The Mother We Share, Recover, Strong Hand, and You Caught The Light are some of the multiple songs that capture the soul stirring lyrics and the musical heart of Bones of What You Believe. A Strong An Novel Music Collection for those who like music with blends of indie dance and chillout.

Stars Dance (Amazon Exclusive)
Stars Dance (Amazon Exclusive)
Price: $7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Radiant Pop/Electronic Hybrid, October 15, 2015
Stars Dance by Selena Gomez contains gleaming hits such as Slow Down, Stars Dance, Come and Get Ir, and Undercover. What I enjoy the most about these solid pop/electronic hits are the sunny vibe of these songs that go along with the audacious tone of the romantic/love themed messages behind the songs. Other songs such as Birthday are not love themed but still evoke a fun having an exciting time of life type of aura.
Dreams
Dreams
Price: $1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage and Classic Alternative Rock, October 15, 2015
This review is from: Dreams (MP3 Music)
Dreams by The Cranberries is a powerful 90’s rock song that is both stirring and healing to the soul. Fighting the Urge to Look Up The Meaning to the Song, Dreams is about coming to terms with multiple changes happening in someone’s life while appreciating a person who occupies a large place in your heart (metaphorically). I recently enjoyed hearing Dreams by The Cranberries on iheartradio because it is not played as often on the radio where I currently live I completely understand that this song could mean something completely different from what I’m guessing it is but for me the song reminds me of my husband in a benevolent way. This is because he has helped me add even more brighter colors (metaphorically speaking) to my life and has helped me appreciate life even more just by his example of how he sees the positive benefits in certain things that would test even the strongest of souls. Hence, when the lead singer of Cranberries sings you’re a dream to me it reminds me of how I have told this to my husband before (just in slightly different words). Overall, Dreams by Cranberry is both an elevating and novelty type of rock song.

The Story of Content: Rise of the New Marketing (English Subtitled)
The Story of Content: Rise of the New Marketing (English Subtitled)
DVD
Price: $2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars For Those Who Like To Study Advertising, Business, And/Or StoryTelling Trends,October 15, 2015
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I have had the documentary The Story of Content; Rise of the New Marketing in my watchlist Amazon queue for quite some time (at least for 2-4 weeks) and finally had the chance to watch it. The following are the people and some of the trends featured (anybody who I might have skipped over was unintentional because I was also striving to learn from and enjoy the documentary as I was watching it and writing down some details); Don Schulz Professor Emeritus In Service Northwestern University (there are various tv commercials referenced in the documentary), David Meerman Scott, Bestselling Author of 10+ Marketing Books (mention of product, price, promotion). , Robert Rose Chief Strategy Officer Content Marketing Institute, Todd Wheatland Global Head of Strategy King Content, Joe Polizzi Founder Content Marketing Institute, Ann Handley Chief Content Officer Marketing Profs, Cheyfitz Co-Ceo Chief and Storyteller Story Worldwide, Julie Fleischer Sr.Director Data Content and Media Kraft Foods Group, David Jones Publication Manager John Deere, John Deere Magazine of The Furrow was mentioned and Farmer Bart Homan a Furrow magazine subscriber, Greg Mccoy Senior Archivist Proctor & Gamble. There is also much more such as; Germany mentioned as a prolific publisher of magazines, Michael Hoflich Managing Director from Corporate Publishing E.V. or E.U (honestly forgot which), doug Kessler Creative Director & Co-Founder Velocity Partners Ltd., Mark Schaefer Founder and Executive Director Schaefer Marketing Solutions, Tom Dickson Executive Chairman & Founder Blendtec, Holly Jackman Owner Roxberry Juice Company, Scot Stratten President Lin Marketing, Katrina Craigwell Director Global Content & Programming General Electric, Marcus Sheridan Founder of the Sales Lion Partner of River Pools and Spas, Jason Hughes Co-Owner River Pools and Spas, Andrew Davis Author Brandscaping, Red Bull considered a poster child for content marketing, Christie Poulos Global Head of Video King Content, David Beebe Vice President, Global Creative and Content Marketing Marriott International, Lasse Hoegfeldt Editor In Chief Jyskebank.tv, Rasmus Nielsen Host & Journalist Jyskebank.tv The documentary is listed to have been presented by the Content Marketing Institute with Bright Cove being the Executive Producer.

Bath and South Wales
Bath and South Wales
DVD
Price: $1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Prolific Travel Documentary, October 15, 2015
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I’m so grateful to have come across the Season 4 Edition of Smart Travels With Rudy Maxa both for my own travel dreams and for ideas inspiration as an aspiring author and screenwriter. I admit that I have only got two episodes into it so far, but I plan to watch the rest by Christmas (as well as adding more information) and here I share some of the information I got from two of the episodes that I watched (Episode 1 of Bath and South Wales and Episode 7 of Switzerland And The Alps). Episode 1 from Season 4 of Rudy Maxa Smart Travels contains the following details; 2,000 years ago when Rome invaded Britain they built a temple in Bath, Stephen Clews of the Roman Bath Museum is featured, After Roman Rule ended, the town of Bath became more religious, After 1702 When Queen Anne visited, Bath suddenly became the IT place to be in English High Society, Across Town Jane Austen attended many glamorous balls which became the basis/inspiration for some of her stories, Sally Lunn Restaurant in Bath England which started as a pastry shop (around 1680), Bath Spa and Hotel-famous baths and modern spas within walking distance. There is then also Wells Glastonbury regions covered within this episode and details such as; Wells is one of England’s smallest Cathedral centers. For Glastonbury; historian Geoffrey Ashe was featured , a Roya Welsh show was mentioned, Wales has a lot of Bed and Breakfasts and Rudy Maxa is seen going to a place called the Bear Hotel.. Rudy Maxa also vists a town called Haye On Wye known for being one of the biggest second hand trade bookstores in the world with some of the following bookstores featured; Rose’s Books, Richard Books, Cranbourne Book & Stamps, Rose’s Books-Children and Illustrated Books, Addyman’s Books Bought and Sold. There is also a place called Abergavenny featured which is known for their wines and delectable lamb meat, Maxa also went to the Sugar Loaf Vineyard. The Abergavenny Festival is listed to take place every September. Episode 7 Switzerland and The Alps featured the following; The Lake Brienz Steamer, The Switzerland Brienz line has been running since 1892, the ride climbs to more than 70,000 feat above sea level. There is also the Jobin Woodcarving Museum, since 1860 Brienz has produced music boxes and a Ballenberg Open Air Museum. Switzerland has different passes you can use for their public transportation, Zurich Switzerland has attracted writers, intellectuals and there is mention of a place called the Fabric Frontline in Switzerland (world famous designers-which I’m guessing to be both fashion and interior designers, and customers across Europe come to Zurich, there is also the HSBC bank and Credit Suisse that is shown). Other features affiliated with Zurich Switzerland-Hotel Ambassador-a fave with business travelers in Zurich, the public transit is also said to be very convenient around Zurich Switzerland. Last, but not least some bars and restaurants affiliated with Zurich Switzerland that also have their own websites online; Krollenhale Restaurant known for good food and artwork as well as Oepfelchammer Bar said to have been open in Switzerland for at least 2000 years at the time the travel documentary was filmed.

La Bella Lots of Curls Hair Styling Gel, 22 Ounce
La Bella Lots of Curls Hair Styling Gel, 22 Ounce
Offered by VetmedUSA
Price: $4.91
14 used & new from $2.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Affordable While Managing The Hair, October 15, 2015
This hair product of La Bella Lots of Curls Styling Gel (22 ounce bottle) contains avocado oi and is perfect for either naturally curly and/or hair that has been chemically relaxed and for various hair lengths. This product is designed to put on dry or wet hair. However, I prefer to put this product in my hair within five minutes after it has been washed and conditioned only in order to hold the texture look of my hair in terms of how it looks right after I have washed and conditioned it. The 22 ounce bottle is ideal for someone with my hair type because I go through quite a bit of hair product in two weeks and I need something economical (which this products checks of the affordable and good for my hair type on both accounts). I understand that beauty comes in all hair types, hair lengths, whether a person wears hair extensions or not, and skin complexions. It is just that I prefer to wear my hair long (at least past my shoulders, elbow length and/or longer)regardless of what others think of my hair or how they feel I should wear it (regardless of what others may say I would wear my hair down to my waist at the longest whether it is curly or chemically straightened) as a personal preference despite how popular or unpopular long hair is in relation to shorter hair in both the private and personal sectors (as well as inside or outside the Hollywood/Los Angeles California regions).

Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Lotion Twilight Woods Body Lotion 8oz/236ml
Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Lotion Twilight Woods Body Lotion 8oz/236ml
Offered by ClassyGiftShop
Price: $5.50
28 used & new from $5.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant Lotion Experience, October 15, 2015
This 8 ounce bottle of Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods from Bath and Body Works has a delicate scent akin to brown sugar meeting vanilla scents (the back of the bottle lists that there are hints of apricot nectar, mimosa petals, and Tuscan Cypress). The lotion glides on smoothly and gives a luxurious feeling. I’m fortunate to have been gifted this product through one of my husband’s coworkers.

Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice Herbal Tea, 20 bags
Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice Herbal Tea, 20 bags
Offered by Pharmapacks
Price: $4.92
25 used & new from $1.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Apple Cider or Apple Pie Meets Tea?, October 15, 2015
Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice Herbal Tea (20 Bags) from Celestial Seasonings has a rich and aromatic apple spice flavor that I have easily made by simply microwaving water in a coffee cup for a few minutes while leaving the apple spice tea bag in it. This is one of those teas where the apple spice flavor can stand alone or be enhanced with some honey.

Calbee Snapea Crisps Harvest Snaps Caesar -- 3.3 oz
Calbee Snapea Crisps Harvest Snaps Caesar — 3.3 oz
Offered by MyQuickMart
Price: $7.99
6 used & new from $5.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Garden Chips?, October 15, 2015
These Calbee Snapea Crips Harvest Snacks (Caesar flavor in 3.3 ounce bag) give a person the crunchiness craving of chips or crackers but with a carefully seasoned Snap pea and creamy Caesar texture. They taste very savory and have a surprisingly light texture when eating them. There is also a delicious version featuring the Tomato Basil flavor.

Mauna Loa Honey Roasted Macadamia Nuts Can, 4.5 Ounce
Mauna Loa Honey Roasted Macadamia Nuts Can, 4.5 Ounce
Offered by SillyWhim
Price: $8.95
8 used & new from $3.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Rich Honey Macadamia, October 15, 2015
This 4.5 Ounce of MAUNA LOA Honey Roasted Macadamias are listed to be roasted with Hawaiian Honey and do combine the rich taste of the Macadamia nuts with the earthly, sweet, and smooth taste of honey. What I also enjoy about these nuts is that they have the right amount of sweetness and balance of honey flavor.

Maxwell House International Pumpkin Spice Latte
Maxwell House International Pumpkin Spice Latte
Offered by Recla’s Endeavors
Price: $9.18
5 used & new from $8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Discounted Coffee House Experience At Home, October 15, 2015
This 9 ounce tub of Maxwell House International Pumpkin Spice Latte tastes good on its own when mixed with microwaved water in a coffee cup (I usually microwave the water for at least three minutes). However, this mix also tastes delicious in other ways (my husband enjoys the pumpkin spice latte with coffemate peppermint mocha powdered creamer and a pack of hot cocoa mix while I enjoy the pumpkin spice latte with some honey and liquid creamer such as a dunkin donuts caramel creamer that I recently had with this mix).

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Deluxe Dinner, Four Cheese Sauce, 14 oz
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Deluxe Dinner, Four Cheese Sauce, 14 oz
Offered by NickyNice™
Price: $13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Delectable Mac and Cheese, October 15, 2015
It was an easy choice for me to get this Four cheese sauce (14 ounce box) of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Deluxe dinner from my job because of both the taste and affordability of this product. My husband and I made this four cheese blend of Colby, parmesan cheddar, and asiago cheeses mac and cheese with hamburger meat, garlic, mushrooms, and onions. The taste of this 14 ounce box turned out to be delectable and worth the purchase (although I admit that the blend of the cheeses also came as a result of mixing this packet with a white cheddar garlic and herb concoction).
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