Tag Archives: Lifestyle

Cruise Control

Automotive professional Benny Black makes sure his clients drive the very best

Like most successful businesses, Benny Black’s Platinum Motorcars was born out of desire. Black, who…

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A Taste of the Good Life

NFL Linebacker Shaun Phillips indulges in worldly culinary delights

A linebacker with the San Diego Chargers, Shaun Phillips has several passions greater than football.…

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Recapturing a Dream

David Minott finally satisfies the musical urges in his soul

The fulfillment of Barack Obama’s presidential dream gave newly minted recording artist David Minott (known…

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In the Raw

Karyn Calabrese brings healthy dining to a new sophisticated level

Most people can’t believe that the stylish and youthful Karyn Calabrese is 63 years old.…

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Getting Down to Business in the Game of Love

Sheila Moss-Brown makes romance marketable

Frustrated with a non-existent love life, Sheila Moss-Brown decided to explore the cause of the…

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Finding peace and fulfillment in the midst of life's demands.

What Will the Good Life Look Like?

For the last 40 years most of us have operated in acquisition mode. We gained…

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Rolling the Dice on Relationships

Sheila Moss-Brown believes playing games is the best way to find love

She admits that she’s not a relationship expert, but after examining her personal courtship challenges…

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Hall was the runner-up on Top Chef Season 5 in 2009, but before that she graduated from the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based L’Academie de Cuisine and served as an executive chef at several posh hotels. She started Alchemy Caterers in 2003, outfitting weddings, and corporate and private parties with food from the farms in Chesapeake Bay, and offering cooking classes that can run about $1,500 for eight guests.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Cuisine Scene

Five notable Chef-preneurs take food to the next level

In the last decade, cooking has taken a more prominent place in American culture thanks…

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For most, travel is a favorite pastime. For Henry Watkins, it’s his livelihood. And while an increasing number of professionals are logging more time on the road, Watkins, 49, has enjoyed a hectic travel schedule for more than 20 years as a sales executive in various media businesses with a focus on business and leisure destinations. Currently, as a travel media consultant for Voyages North America Inc., Watkins travels roughly 15 to 20 days a month and visits about 50 countries a year. He offers us a glimpse into how he manages his schedule.


A busy executive is always well-equipped for travel

For most, travel is a favorite pastime. For Henry Watkins, it’s his livelihood. And while…

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St. Louis Entrepreneurs Get New Help Launching Businesses

PHOTO GALLERY: St. Louis’ Big-City Feel

An entrepreneur finds opportunity and support in the Midwestern city of St. Louis

As Devin James (above) sought to expand his portfolio of businesses, the native of Memphis,…

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Favorite suit designer Martin Greenfield hand-tailored suits. He’s made suits for the best of them. They’re American made, and you know the suit will still be perfect 30 years from now. They are expensive, quality suits but worth every dollar.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hello, Brooklyn

Ouigi Theodore cultivates a timeless sense of style

Ouigi Theodore, inspired by distinctive fashion that transcends time, sells items in his boutique that…

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Let It Flow

Celebrity designer Angela Dean offers a look for all women

Her understanding that style is as much about comfort and fluidity as it is about…

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Journey to the Long Jump

A late bloomer in track and field, John Wise has become a tough competitor

Track and field was John Wise’s favorite sport in high school. As an adult, however,…

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Satchel Sassy

Siedah Garrett bags a whole new direction in style

Not only is singer and handbag designer Siedah Garrett consistently in creative mode, she’s always…

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A Perfect Resting Place

Janet League-Katzin creates a restorative oasis for the overworked professional

Janet League-Katzin creates a restorative oasis for the overworked professional.

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Spirit of France

A historic destination offers a course on its favorite drink

The Cognac region—birthplace of the esteemed brandy—resembles a page from a French novel: narrow cobblestone…

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A Natural Healer

The shelves at Sacred Vibes Apothecary hold a bounty of medicinal roots and herbs. On…

By Chana Garcia

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Great Place for a New Start

Milwaukees Midwestern Welcome

Milwaukee mixes cosmopolitan flair with small-town hospitality.

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Taking Challenges to the Mat

Michelle Barge really does bend over backwards to reach her goalsand help her clients reach theirs

After Michelle Barge was laid off from a job as director of marketing and merchandising…

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Where the Eating is Easy

Soulful Creole cuisine provides much more than a taste of New Orleans

Food defines New Orleans. There is no censorship on taste, no modified portions, and no…

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