Thursday, April 23, 2015

Understanding the Evolution of the Modern Day Bathing Suit

If you are a woman who is planning an adventure that may involve sitting on a beach or soaking in a hot tub, then you are probably going to be hitting the clothing stores to find a new bathing suit. In this day and age there are literally hundreds of designs and color schemes for you to choose from. You may decide to go with a skimpy bikini, or a tasteful one piece. You will have the opportunity to choose a bathing suit that complements your figure, and looks good with your skin tone. A beautiful bathing suit gives you the opportunity to enjoy yourself while you are soaking in the sunshine, or taking a nice swim. The goal is to find something that makes you feel beautiful. It may surprise you to know that the modern day bathing suit has a long and interesting history which goes all the way back to ancient Greece. Through the years it has been re-designed and changed by what was considered proper and fashionable at the time. The following infographic provides fascinating details about this evolutionary process. It sheds some light on what was considered attractive hundreds of years ago, and how that has changed overtime. The next time you are picking between patterns and styles, you will be able to more fully appreciate the history behind your bathing suit of choice.

Little Boy ~ RELEASE DATE: April 24, 2015

LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son. Set in the 1940s, LITTLE BOY is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7- year-old little boy. Written and directed by Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde, LITTLE BOY highlights themes of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity.
A movie going experience for all ages, LITTLE BOY features an all-star cast/crew. 

RELEASE DATE: April 24, 2015
GENRE: Drama
CAST: Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Michael Rapaport, David Henrie, Ben Chaplin, Eduardo Verástegui, Ted Levine, Abraham Benrubi, Tom Wilkinson
DIRECTOR: Alejandro Monteverde
WRITERS: Alejandro Monteverde and Pepe Portillo
PRODUCERS: Leo Severino, Eduardo Verástegui and Alejandro Monteverde
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Eduardo Verástegui, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Emilio Azcárraga Jean, Bernardo Gómez Martínez, Mickey O’Hare, Sean Wolfington
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ricardo Del Río Galnares

LITTLE BOY Official Assets

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Is bespoke furniture worth the price tag?

Once upon a time, all furniture was bespoke. Then, mass production came along and everything changed. If you cast your eyes around your home, the chances are many of the items you see rolled off a factory line along with countless exact replicas. There's nothing wrong with this; it can be an inexpensive and convenient way to furnish your home. However, if you're looking for pieces that pack a real style punch and give your property a feeling of luxury and indulgence, it’s well worth investing in some statement bespoke furniture.

No need to compromise
As furnishing specialists And So To Bed point out, when you order bespoke beds, chairs, wardrobes and other features for your home, you end up with pieces that are tailored to your precise requirements. In other words, there is no need to compromise. You can make sure that every last detail of these furnishings, from the fabrics to the size and shape, match your individual tastes. This just isn’t the case when you order pre-made products.

A unique style statement
Whereas off-the-shelf pieces tend to fade into the background, bespoke products stand out and help to bring properties to life. Choosing your very own bespoke creations also allows you to make a style statement and to put your personal twist on your home interior. By selecting striking furnishings and making the most of the customisation options available, you can rest assured that your rooms will have a truly unique character, and you’re bound to be the envy of your friends and family.

Built to last
We live in a throwaway culture now, where everything from dressers to dining tables are often seen as expendable. After a few years, furnishings can lose their shine and start looking shoddy. At this point, they tend to get tossed out and replaced. However, top-quality bespoke furniture is built to last. As long as you choose a reputable supplier, your pieces will be hand finished by skilled artisans using the finest techniques and materials. You’ll be able to keep them for life and even pass them down to the next generation as cherished heirlooms. 

Choose wisely

Because bespoke furniture can cost more than pre-made home features, it’s important to choose your pieces wisely. Select products that will really set your design scheme alight. Perhaps a majestic four-poster bed would make the perfect purchase, or maybe an elegant chaise longue would be the ideal addition to your property. As long as you find the right products, bespoke furnishings are well worth the price tag.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Creating the Perfect Coffee Brew

Many people love having a routine. Maintaining a predictable schedule can help people feel comfortable and settled. Many customers may want to make a stop for coffee a part of their morning routine. There are a few ways to make sure that customers recognize the importance of stopping for a cup of their favorite beverage as often as possible. 

Become Friends with Customers 
Some customers will be in a hurry when they stop for coffee, and they will not want to devote any time to conversation. Other customers, however, will value the chance to chat as

much as they do the chance to stop for coffee. For these customers, it is important to spend a little time striking up a conversation. Customers will value this interaction, and they will be glad to make stopping for coffee a regular occurrence. 

Menu Selections Matter 
Don’t be afraid to experiment with a variety of menu selections. Customers can let you know what types of offerings they like best. Many customers will prefer traditional flavors, but other customers may opt for more exotic choices. Try to offer a variety that will please a wide customer base. A selection of pastries and dessert items can also pair well with coffee, and customers will appreciate being able to enjoy a snack with their beverage. 

Offer a Consistent Flavor 
While personal attention and a variety of offerings will attract customers, remember to pay attention to your techniques so that you can develop a consistent flavor. Consider your favorite dish at a local restaurant. It became your favorite because you can always count on it to taste a certain way. This is the same consistency that customers are searching for in a cup of coffee. Customers are longing for a brew that is perfect every time. Repeat business will be driven by the ability to offer a consistently pleasing cup of coffee. Companies like Espresso Parts offer products that can help create a consistent flavor. For example, using espresso tampers that apply the perfect amount of pressure can be important in perfecting a signature flavor. 

Customers will likely appreciate the personal interaction, menu options and consistent flavors that are offered. It is important to gauge reactions that customers have to new offerings or to seasonal flavors. This can help determine which flavors work best and can lead to increased sales. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

5 DIY Home Remedies for Cold & Flu

A few days ago I posted this on Green and Glassie. I also wanted to make sure that my readers of DeDa Studios also seen these 5 DIY Home Remedies for Cold & Flu that Cold-EEZE graciously provided me. 

When it comes to dealing with a cold, tempers and temperatures can reach a fever pitch (pun intended) fast! Your throat feels scratchy, your nose won't stop running and all you want to do is sleep! To help bring your symptoms down to a manageable level, the staff at Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy put together some great do-it-yourself tips for home cold remedies. Be sure to try the new Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts, formulated with zinc gluconate to shorten the duration of the cold by nearly half!
 Do-It-Yourself Home Cold Remedies
Brought to you by: Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy
  1. Stuffy nose? Use steam for relief.
    You don’t need a fancy humidifier to ease congestion (though it can be convenient!). Slowly breathing in steam from a pot of boiling water can work wonders! Just make sure to be very careful — you don’t want to burn your nose!
  2. Make it spicy.
    Incorporate lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, rosemary, cloves, pepper and ginger into your sick-day diet. Spices are natural ways to help boost your immune system and fight off viruses and diseases. Some other ingredients to include? Garlic, honey and coconut oil. Check out some more natural cold medicine.
  3. Try chicken noodle soup. 
    A nice hot bowl of chicken noodle soup might be just what you need to fight off that virus. It’s a delicious home remedy that’s medically backed to help ease cold symptoms. Check out some of our Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy-approved tasty recipes by visiting us on Pinterest, and make sure to include plenty of veggies!
  4. Make your own nasal spray.
    It’s easy and takes a matter of minutes! Simply mix 3 teaspoons of iodide-free salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and then add 1 teaspoon of the mixture to 8 ounces of warm boiled water to create your own nasal spray solution. Use a bulb syringe to gently squirt the mixture into each of your nostrils, while holding the other one closed, and letting them drain. This will help clear nasal congestion as well as remove virus particles and bacteria!
  5. And of course, drink plenty of fluids.
    It’s so important to stay hydrated, especially when you’re sick. By drinking plenty of fluids regularly, you can help break up congestion and ease a sore throat. Some great options include water, herbal teas, natural juices (no sugar!) and ginger ale. Also be sure to check out some of our favorite healthy hydration recipes.