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A Weekend In Newport.

I’m not complaining…I am so happy everyone is safe and sound but honestly its time for a change of scenery. My anniversary was last Saturday and my husband suggested we go to Newport to celebrate. I love Newport. It such a pretty area, the Mansions of the Gilded age are fabulous. I have toured them with my mom but never with my husband so I was excited to do that together. We spent a lot of time wandering around the Breakers, the Vanderbilt mansion but the Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff are also spectacular. We saw the Warhol exhibit “Big Shot” at the Newport Museum of Art, which I loved. Also, the restaurants in Newport are amazing…HERE is a guide to some of the best..However, I love the Chanler and Castle Hill. And you have to check out the Top of Newport Bar at the Viking Hotel!! Here are some of the highlights of our little getaway. As you can see I really really loved it…I hope I inspired you to have your own little change of scenery trip!!!! Bon Voyage!!!

Gift Guide For The Sportsman

If you know an avid sportsman and are not familiar with their hobbies, it might not be easy to find and purchase the perfect gift for them. Sportsmen are a special breed and enjoy the outdoors as well as hobbies like hunting, camping, fishing and sailing. They may enjoy playing sports as well as watching them. Fortunately, you can purchase quite a few gifts for them as long as you know what activities they enjoy.

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Sports Watches

Sports watches are a very special type of watch. They come in various brands, but one of the premier and most well-known companies for sports watches is Alpina Watches. These watches are designed to look beautiful and take abuse. They are usually shockproof, water-resistant and scratch-resistant. In other words, they are meant to be worn outdoors, where they come into contact with various substances and situations. Sports watches are a classic gift for almost any sportsman.

Rain Gear

Since the average sportsman spends a lot of time outdoors, a good set of rain gear is necessary. They come in all sizes and colors so you can pick their favorite and their size. You can get rain gear in just jackets, a jacket and pant set or an overcoat. There are also hooded and non-hooded styles. When you purchase rain gear, make sure that it fits with what the sportsman likes to do. If they like to hunt or fish, then camo might be best, or if they like boating or sailing a full suit that will handle salt spray might be a good idea.

Specialty Packs and Vests

There are backpacks and bags for almost all sportsmen. These are bags that contain items that the sportsman would like to have handy. Hunting bags usually contain storage for shells, calls and gear that makes hunting easier. The fishing bags usually contain space for fishing gear, line and other tackle. Each of these also comes in a wearable vest as well as a bag. Some of these bags contain the items that a sportsman needs pre-packed, and others just have storage space.

Water Storage Bags

These handy items allow a hiker, camper or mountain hunter to carry a surprisingly large amount of water with relative ease. Instead of carrying a canteen, they can carry a water storage bag, backpack or vest. They are handy and keep the sportsman hydrated without adding noise or too much weight to their pack. Water storage bags may also be called dromedaries and are normally polyurethane-lined, so they do not leak.

Life Straws

Life Straws are another solution to hydration. Relatively new on the market, they are a water filtering straw. The Life Straw filters out bacteria and waterborne parasites, reducing the need to boil water from rivers and other areas. These are great for hiking, hunting, fishing and camping in out of the way places. The newer versions of the Life Straw like the Life Straw Go have better filtration and sediment clearing than the older versions, so even if they have one already, a new one will be appreciated.

Camping Equipment

High-quality camping equipment is always a great gift for the avid sportsman. There are quite a few items and item sets that you can purchase. One of the more popular camping items is a camp stove. There is also a wide variety of tents, lanterns, sleeping bags and other equipment that you can purchase. You can always ask which items they already have and which they need so you do not duplicate items. With all of the new camping gadgets coming out, there is always something they need or want to try.

Windbreakers and Pullovers

Both windbreakers and pullovers make great gifts for an outdoorsman. These are essential for some of the harsh, cold and wet conditions they may encounter. They are designed to be warm and comfortable even in the worst possible conditions. They come in many colors and materials so you can pick the one that fits your sportsman’s personality the best. Some of them have removable liners, hoods and other accessories, so they are great for multiple conditions and climates.

No matter what a sportsman is into, there are gifts available for them. Purchasing something for their outdoor hobby or sport is both thoughtful and personal. 

4 Things To Do This Fall That Will Make You Feel Great

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The fall is the ideal time of year to recharge your batteries and take extra care of yourself. Getting cozy at home and taking plenty of time to relax is a perfect way to spend the season. Immerse yourself in the scents and flavors of fall, and enjoy the abundance of the season. This time of year is ideal for nurturing your health and wellbeing, reworking your look, and, of course, feasting on pumpkin pie and spiced lattes surrounded by the people you care about.

Take Care of Your Health

Taking care of your health becomes even more critical when the colder temperatures of fall hit. No one wants to spend fall and winter nursing seasonal bugs, so it is crucial to place extra emphasis on your health. Improving your diet so that you are getting all the nutrients you need to keep those seasonal illnesses at bay should ensure that you don’t miss any of the fun this fall.

Be sure to go for regular health and dental checkups as well. If you require dental care, you can sort out mouth sores or get dental implants in Boynton beach.

As well as eating the right foods, it is also a wise idea to make sure that you are getting enough sleep. As the evenings get darker and the temperatures drop, you may start to feel a little more tired than usual. Listen to your body to ensure that you get all the rest that you need, and use this as a time to practice self-care.

Show Your Skin Some TLC

Changes in temperature can spell trouble for your skin. When outside temperatures begin to cool, and your skin is subjected to harsh winds and rain, it can start to feel uncomfortable and dry. This discomfort is exacerbated further by the contrast of going from the cold air outside into the heated air inside. 

Showing your skin some extra care and attention is essential to keep it looking at its best at this time of year. Focusing on ways that you can boost your skincare routine is well worth the extra effort, as you will be rewarded with healthy skin throughout the season. Why not try a new skincare treatment that could benefit your skin?

Re-Organize Your Closet

It’s time to wave goodbye to those summer dresses and sandals for another year and hello to those comfy knitted sweaters. The arrival of fall is the perfect time to re-organize your closet and to plan a capsule wardrobe for the new season. Why not mix things up a bit by adding some new pieces to your closet to brighten up even the dullest of fall days. Don’t forget to include something gorgeous to wear on Thanksgiving.

Re-think Your Makeup

If you need an excuse to buy some new makeup, then the change of the season is the perfect time to do it. Why not swap summery bronzers and shimmery makeup colors and introduce some fall colors into your cosmetics collection? Shades of brown, gold, and red are the perfect colors to complement the season. Changing your make up colors and products is an excellent way to refresh your look each season.