Resorts of Mykonos Opens Newest Five Star Entry, Anax Resort & Spa...

Normally the press releases I receive go on http://theepicureanexplorer.com. However, the introduction of the newest five-star Anax Five-Star Resort and Spa on Mykonos seemed like something our Where and What in the World readers would want to know about. I personally enjoying learning about new five-star properties anywhere and ANAX does such a wonderful job, I wanted to share this. For Immediate Release:   Media Contact: Megan Sterritt KWE Partners 786.247.4812 sterritt@kwepr.com   Resorts of Mykonos Opens Newest Five Star Entry,  Anax Resort & Spa     Mykonos, Greece (July 13, 2016) — The family owned and operated Resorts of Mykonos has just opened its newest resort, the five star Anax Resort & Spa at Agios Ioannis beach.  Created and designed by the Greek owners Thanasis and Evgenia Kousthana over five years, Anax showcases the best of Greek island Cycladic design and organic materials.  Anax Resort is a five minute drive from Mykonos town and seven minutes from the airport.   Forty five rooms and maisonettes feature dramatic sea views with the ancient archaeological site of Delos island in the distance. The finest natural woods, stone, and marble, along with marine motifs and a neutral palate create an unmistakable sense of place. Also involved in the interior design was Adonis Martinos of Athens and Santorini.   “We wanted the water to imbue everything, from the sea views of all public areas and restaurants overlooking both the sea and two large salt water pools, to private pools in the maisonnettes, “said Evgenia Kousthana. We also incorporate the design motif of soft, curving waves and water features in the décor,” she continued.   A casually elegant restaurant helmed by Vennitis Manolakis features Mediterranean specialties.  All day dining is offered by a snack bar, complemented by prime spots for a cocktail at a poolside bar and lobby lounge.   All accommodations feature balconies along with in room espresso maker, Bluetooth wireless, organic bath amenities by Korres, iron and ironing board, terry bathrobes and safe.   Other facilities include a fitness center, Anasa spa with hammam, and boutique featuring Greek designers.   Rates start at 450 euros (approx. $495 USD) per night which includes a full American hot and cold buffet breakfast along with a table devoted to Greek delicacies.  A book direct savings of 15% off all room rates plus transfers to the airport or port are offered, and stay three nights and get the fourth complimentary along with a thirty minute back massage...

Latest Party Wear Kurtis Every Smart Woman Must Have in Her Wardrobe...

By Smita Sharma Modern Indian women love to stay updated with the latest fashion trends. If you happen to be a fashionista, there is all the more reason for you to seek novelty in the way you dress up and in your outfits. Chic and sophisticated women understand the value of looking good and making a style statement. They would love to experiment and follow the ever-changing fashion trends. The world of fashion is a dynamic one. What is in high demand today would go out of fashion maybe in a month. To stand out from the rest and to make a fashion statement, you must ensure that you are keeping track of the current trends. In the Indian fashion circuit also, styles and designs of outfits keep changing. Today designer kurtis are very much in vogue. These gorgeous kurtis would help to create a unique fashion statement. There is a wide variety of kurtis on offer. You could wear the designer kurti or the casual flared kurti simply to chill out in college. Create a professional look by wearing an impressive long kurta. A Plethora of Kurtis Kurtis are the hot favorite outfits for both young girls and adult women as well. They look chic and gorgeous yet charmingly traditional in the smart designer kurtis. The trendy and classy kurtis are very comfortable and could be worn 24×7. You could customize or even modify these kurtis to suit different occasions and different looks. Available in diverse patterns, cuts and designs, kurtis are the first choice for working ladies, college going girls, housewives as well as party-goers. The new generation of highly innovative and talented fashion designers is coming up with creative cuts and designs every other day to keep up with the growing demand and popularity of kurtis. You could take your pick from an impressive and endless collection of indo-western and ethnic kurtis. The fashion scenario is flooded with smart casual wear kurtis, as well as, exclusive designer kurtis that come in unique and diverse cuts. They would look simply fabulous if you team them up with smart flared and narrow pants on any special occasion. Party wear kurtis come in exclusive designs, amazing cuts and in rich materials. Pakistani designer kurtis are also very much in vogue and you must include at least, one if not more, in your wardrobe. Designer kurtis in exotic patterns are going to change the way you dress up. Look classy and...

Discover 3 Ways To Boost Your Business and Career Today!...

By Stephen Jenner One of the important days in our year is Father’s Day. This year, it was celebrated on 19th June. On this day, we celebrate our fathers and what they do for us every day. This special day was invented by a female entrepreneur from Washington. Her name is Sonora Dodd and she accomplished this feat in 1910. She came up with the amazing idea to support fathers and recognize their worth. So she gathered support for her innovation. She visited churches, relevant government offices, the YMCA and even shopkeepers to gather support for her idea. She wanted to come up with the day to honor her father. He had raised her and five siblings after their mother died during delivery. Needless to say, Sonora was successful and today, Father’s Day is marked every year by millions across the world. In 1924, U.S. president Calvin Coolidge indicated that Father’s Day would serve to create relationships between fathers and their children that were more intimate and close. Moreover, on this day, fathers would observe the complete measure of their responsibilities to their families. In today’s world, fathers play an important role in raising their children. They are caregivers. This role is especially helpful to entrepreneurs. They take immense risks, sacrifice everything and invest time, energy and money in starting andrunningtheir enterprises. Therefore, they often require care from their fathers. There are 3 ways in which respecting your father can boost your business and your entrepreneurial career. There are 3 ways in which you can be more successful by recognizing your father. They include: Believing in yourself Asking for support Showing love Believing that you can achieve it One of the things that fathers do when they are raising their children is letting them figure things out with no help. They let their children figure things out using their own capacity. For example, when a child asks their father how to spell a specific word, he will tell them to look it up in a dictionary. This equips the child with the skills required to fend for themselves. These skills are very important in the life of an entrepreneur. They are practical, versatile skills that you can utilize in your career as you build a business. When you believe that you can achieve what you want, this indicates to your father that he has accomplished his job as your caregiver. There is a saying that encourages people to teach a...

How to Build Trust and Credibility in Email Marketing Campaigns...

By Sarah Wilkes Even though the basic intention of creating an email marketing campaign is to generate leads and push for sales conversions, it is important for every email marketer to first establish credibility in the eyes of its target audience. It is imperative that every email marketer gains the trust of its target audience by giving them due respect, offering tips and advice with insight, and sharing valuable information that will benefit them. The First Step When customers opt-in to an email campaign, the marketer should try and make the first interaction with the welcome letter memorable by creating a favorable first impression. While the contents should be kept as brief and precise as possible, it is necessary to use the opportunity to thank them for signing up and extend a cordial welcome to your world. They should be informed what type of information they will usually be receiving so that they understand your line of activity and also how often they will be receiving such emails. The welcome mail should be transmitted immediately to the subscriber signing up as the customer is most likely to have a favorable interaction with your website or brand. It is important to take advantage of this top-of-the-mind brand recall to establish the visual signals that are typical of your emails so that an identity and trust is created. Building and Exploiting Familiarity At the very outset, every email marketer should ensure that the receiver is very clear regarding the identity of the email sender. Not only does such identification contribute to the creation of trust but also enables the marketer to leverage anyrelationship that it might be having with the subscriber due to past interaction. One good way of encouraging recognition starts even before you shoot off the first email through bulk email marketing services in Mumbaiby including screenshots of the header of the email or even links to email samples at the sign-up stage. This ensures that potential subscribers know exactly what to expect in their inboxes. The Importance Of the From Line in Creating Trust Typically, the ‘From” field will have a person’s name who will usually be the account manager or it may just be the name of the organization or even a combination of both. When used for brand marketing, the identity can be the name of the brand or on a functional level it could be the name of the newsletter or even the email list. The...

Breakfast Cereals: Friend or Foe?...

By Alma Beatrice When it comes to children’s breakfast, Mums are focused on providing their kids with a quick, tasty and nutritionally well-balanced option in order to make them stay fuelled and energized up until lunchtime. For many years now, breakfast cereals have become the fast and easy choice for many families who are sure that they are feeding something healthy and nutritious to their kids. Those colourful packages, together with lots of advertising and free gifts can definitely mislead trusting parents into thinking that these foods are a good pick for their children’s breakfast… but what is really in these apparently innocuous, tasty but not so wholesome breakfast cereals? Let’s look at them more closely. What You Think you are Getting When you pick your box of breakfast cereals from the shelves of your local supermarket, you focus on the word cereal, and this word makes you feel safe and comfortable. Cereals grow in the field and they seem to be the perfect food for kids, natural and nutritious. But, what about all of the other shady ingredients lurking in the packet? What’s really inside Your Breakfast Cereals? First of all, these boxed breakfast cereals are packed-full of sugar. Yes, sugar is basically the main ingredient in these supposedly all-natural foods and it is present in such a quantity that 30g of the product can add up to almost 400 calories (basically a whole chocolate muffin worth of calories!) and it will supply you with 30/40% of your daily sugar intake: way too much for a small bowl of cereal, and we are not even considering the milk you splash over them! Two more ingredients that should absolutely be off the list are chemical aromas and food colourings. Both of these ingredients are not of natural origin and are usually something you do not want to be feeding your kids. Even when the wording is: “natural aromas”, there is nothing natural about these additives which are just a useless and might be very harmful. Moreover, industrial cereals are packed with vegetable oils, which are full of saturated fats and undergo chemical procedures that give them a high level of toxicity. Even the simple vitamin fortifying process they go through tends to alter their composition, making them a terribly dangerous and unhealthy food choice. Stay Simple, Stay Healthy The best option you have is to prepare your children a simple but nutritionally balanced breakfast avoiding these joyfully colourful but threatening...

Things that you should take note of as you consider volunteering at a senior care center...

By Charlie Brown For a young person that wants to make a difference in the community, volunteering at a senior citizen institution is not one of the first activities you will think of. The common ways that are bound to be on your mind include helping out in a children’s home or reaching out to the homeless. These are very helpful and admirable activities to take part in, and if you ever find yourself being required to participate in any of these activities, you should not pass the opportunity. However, it is important that you keep in mind that there is also another very beneficial act of charity that will be highly appreciated; this is volunteering and working with senior citizens. This can be a very peculiar practice especially to engage a young person. It is normal for a young person to prefer dealing with kids compared to an elder person, which can be because you feel you have to be very cautious dealing with the elderly. If you are a person who loves to hear stories dealing with adventure and special experiences, then it is guaranteed you will enjoy being a volunteer. The people you will interact with in the care center will be coming from diverse backgrounds and have different stories to tell. For example, there are careers that can be very exciting like being an astronaut, and there is a possibility that a former astronaut resides in the institution you are volunteering in. Through your presence, you will be able to hear all the stories of going to space and the experience of probably being on the moon. This applies to any individual in the home who had a career; you will certainly be interested by the stories being told. Here are some tips in dealing with senior citizens; Reach out to the locals. Before you even decide to go to a well renowned senior center like bookseniorcare, you should conduct research around your neighborhood to find out if there are older adults that need your assistance in the day to day activities. You should know that there are some senior persons that spend most of their time alone. It is the minority of people in that age bracket who get constant visits from the loved ones or any relative. There are also some elder members of society that are disabled or sick, so if you offer your time and assistance it will really make a...

National Ice Cream Month with Nielsen-Massey...

National Ice Cream Month with Nielsen-Massey Celebrate National Ice Cream Month by hosting an ice cream party using the summer-inspired flavor of  Orange Blossom Water from  Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. Orange Blossom Water captures the crisp essence of an orange grove, a cool complement to any sorbet or gelato on a hot July day. For a sophisticated ice cream experience, try pairing everyone’s favorite summer treat with these delicious accompaniments: For a naturally-sweetened ice cream topping, use  Orange Blossom Honey. Simply adding Orange Blossom Water to honey will impart a floral zest that wonderfully enhances any frozen dessert. “As a nutritive sweetener, honey adds further compounds like trace minerals, vitamins and antimicrobial properties,” says Sofia Sanchez, RD, LDN for Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. Mangoes are a favorite summer fruit for many people.  Mango Fruit Sauce will complement banana ice creams, sherbets and baked goods. It will also pair well with dairy-free alternatives like coconut and almond-based frozen desserts. Sweeten the celebration with  Red, White & Blue Orange Blossom Cookies, recipe below. These cookies can be decorated to match any summer party theme. Serve with ice cream and these are sure to be a hit with friends and family. Red, White & Blue – Orange Blossom Cookies 3 cups all-purpose flou 2 teaspoons baking powder ¾ teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup superfine sugar (purchase or process granulated sugar for about 20 seconds in a food processor) 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 3 ¼ teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Orange Blossom Water 2 eggs ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar (for dusting work surface) ¼ cup all-purpose flour (for dusting work surface) Position oven rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line two large, heavy light-colored baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt until blended; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add butter, sugar, cream, vanilla extract and orange blossom water; beat with a handheld mixer on medium speed until fluffy; about 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Reduce speed to medium-low; add eggs one at a time and beat after each addition. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the dry ingredients one half at a time. Divide dough into two even pieces, press each piece into a disk shape, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour. Dough should be cool and firm but easy to work with. In a small bowl,...

Summer Drinks

Here are some well-known summer drinks for all different price points of entertaining. Boodles London Dry Gin – $25 This is a perfectly proper London Dry Gin that is very mixable in your favorite classic and contemporary gin cocktails Does not contain any citrus botanicals – a practical decision made in pursuit of a well-balanced cocktail, since most gin cocktails have a citrus garnish or ingredient Completely British made – from the wheat, to the distilling to the packaging Available nationally and online: http://www.reservebar.com/products/boodles-british-gin For Boodles: Proper Boodles & Tonic Ingredients: 2 oz. Boodles Gin Tonic Water Lemon peel, garnish Method: In a glass over fresh ice, combine Boodles and tonic and garnish with a lemon peel and a selection of botanicals for garnish (i.e. Lemon Verbena). Serve on a silver tray. Creyente Mezcal Joven – $50 A brand new mezcal that recently launched for the summer An unprecedented union of two 100% agave mezcals from two separate regions of Oaxaca: the rich soils of Tlacolula, and the wild, mountainous terrain of Yautepec Created by Pedro Mateo and Mijail Zarate, a pair of legendary mezcaleros with individual styles who worked together on this ultra-premium brand Available in select US markets and online: http://www.reservebar.com/t/type/spirits/mezcal/creyente For Creyente: Mezcalada Ingredients: 1 oz. Creyente Mezcal 3/4 oz. Michelada Mix top with Evil Twin Geyser Gose Beer Garnish with worm salt #1 Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia – $150 The result of a family tradition passed down 10 generations through the Cuervo family line, resulting in the finest extra añejo tequila ever made First released to the public in 1995 to commemorate the 200thanniversary of the Cuervo family The bottle comes inside of a wooden box that is adorned with the work of a Mexican artist, each year displaying a different artist hand-chosen by a member of the Cuervo family This year’s designer is Jorge Mèndez Blake, native to Guadalajara, who is famous for merging different historical and geographical elements as he promotes Mexican art The extra añejo blending process creates an incredibly different tequila than anything else, with the final product more akin to fine Scotch or Cognac Available nationwide and online: http://www.reservebar.com/products/jose-cuervo-reserva-de-la-familia-tequila For Reserva, with its high price point, we do not recommend mixing it. It should be consumed neat or on the rocks, similar to Scotch and Cognac. If you try some of these and come up with your own drink recipes and would like to share them, please feel free to send them to me via our submission page and...

Evening Tour in Dubai: A Must!...

By Sagar Mandan Dubai is more fascinating and charming in the evening. When the electrically supplied lighting pierces through the chest of darkness and turns the city bright and shinning that is when entertainment comes alive. If you are in Dubai, taking an evening tour in Dubai is a must. Among the various things to do here in the evening, these are the selected few to entertain you. Image Source- Flickr.com Light and sound show at Wafi Mall Wafi Mall is not just a shopping mall, but also an architectural wonder. It is constructed using various architectural styles among which Egyptian and Turkish are more prominent. The entire structure is festooned with intricate designs, carvings, and sculptures. Its impressive beauty is further heightened by its delicate and elegant stained glass. The mall has over 350 shops and 30 restaurants that make shopping and dining convenient. But what draws the visitors towards it is the spectacular light and sound shows. The entertaining show has an ancient Pharaoh theme. In the central courtyard of the mall, there are Egyptian-themed buildings and pyramids where all the action takes place. When the light and sound are on, interesting displays are formed in the structures that take back to the time of ancient kings and queens of Egypt. Image Source – https://www.flickr.com/photos/o_0/15238392684/ Jumeirah Lake Towers The Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) is a lively waterfront community with high-rise towers in clusters comprising of residential and commercial towers. There are hotels, retail outlets, offices, and leisure outlets. The JLT also has a sprawling community park ideal for women and children for strolling and playing. Taking an evening stroll and finding oneself amidst the several clusters of gigantic towers makes one feel as if they are surrounded by tall fences. There are even bars and clubs in JTL to quench your thirst and fill your stomach. A visit to the JLT after the sunset is a must to add in your list of sightseeing in Dubai. View post on imgur.com Image Source- Shutterstock Desert Safari Dubai desert can be enjoyed from morning till night. You can go for dune bashing, hot-air balloon, and sand boarding during the day. But in the evening, the desert wakes up to a totally different world. It is the time for the wild creatures to come out and search for their prey. Even the temperature in the desert dips quite low in the night. To enjoy all these experiences, you have to stay...

Your Next Amazing Wildlife Holiday Awaits You...

By Diana Smith It is finally time for your holiday, but you have no idea where to go. Instead of going to the usual places, perhaps it’s time to get adventurous and explore what wildlife destinations have to offer. Before you go, be sure to thoroughly check what you need to bring and how you should prepare, because it’s going to be a wild and unforgettable ride. Go In the Steps of Darwin For those who want to start their wildlife adventure but are unsure where, it’s a good idea to check out the Galapagos Islands. Not only will you have a chance to meet a diverse range of animals, but, you can feel what Darwin might have felt when he was travelling there. Moreover, the animals you will encounter are, in the majority of cases, harmless to humans. You’ll have a choice to explore the islands on foot or to join one of the many cruises available. India Is a Magnificent Place Exploring India will take a bit of courage and spirit for the journey as you could encounter a lot of the wildlife which is dangerous. It’s best to hire a guide to give you a tour in order to be able to find one of the rarest animals in the world, tigers. Bengali Tiger safaris are going to be an experience of a lifetime, you get to see untainted nature and amazing animals. Make sure to pack protective clothing to help keep bugs and pests away. Gorilla Watching There are not many places in the world which offer a great view on gorillas than Rwanda and Uganda. Gorilla trekking is a great way to see the natural beauties of Africa and to come close to real live gorillas. Keep in mind that you should not start this journey unless you have a professional guide by your side, because gorillas can become aggressive if they feel threatened in any way. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars to be able to see wildlife even from afar, because some of the animals can be difficult to approach. See the Largest Creatures Whale watching is an interesting cruise option that is rarely tied to a single location because of whale migration. Nevertheless, if you’re not afraid of water and would like to experience being on the open sea for a couple of days, it is time to sign up. Be prepared that you will be getting wet a lot, thus, make sure to bring...
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