Monthly Archives: April 2016

Brian Bonar’s Bellamy’s One of the Best Places to Eat in San Diego County

Escondido has the distinction of being like a small home town in San Diego County, according to San Diego Magazines review on Brian Bonar. In a town where small businesses are still prevalent, one of the best chefs in the world resides and cooks at Bellamy’s, Patrick Ponsaty, also known as The Master of France. Patrick Ponsaty made his way to one of the top chefs in the country at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.

Brian Bonar seems to enjoy small town and out of the way secluded places. Labeled as one of the best places to eat in San Diego County by San Diego Magazine’s reviewer Troy Johnson, Bellamy’s is owned by Brian Bonar, a scottish entrepreneur.

Bonar searched for employees at the Rancho Bernardo Inn’s El Bizcocho. When the restaurant re-structured they lost many of their best employees to Bonar and Bellamy’s. Scottish born, Bonar had dreams of opening a luxury restaurant but also fitting into the new culture he now calls home.

Wanting to continue in the tradition of small town business naming, Brian Bonar chose Bellamy’s in a town where most businesses are named after those who own or started them. Gaining a reputation for excellence with Bellamy’s,

Brian Bonar is in the beginning stages of opening Ranch at Bandy Canyon. The Ranch will be a premier event space with a luxury restaurant in which Patrick Ponsaty will be the lead chef.

Reviewer, Tony Johnson was surprised by the initial look of Bellamy’s, which at first did not seem like a luxury bistro at all, but once the food began to arrive, he was blown away. With his only complaint being the halibut, which seemed mushy, the beet salad was expertly made with contrasting flavors and everything down to the desert was exquisite.

Detailing each dish, Johnson compliments his waiter for knowing the intricacies of the dishes without sounding pretentious. Although Ponsaty will be transitioning to the Ranch, he will still continue on the line at Bellamy’s from time to time.

Skout is a Friendly Resource

One of the big impacts from the brave new world of smart phones and apps in today’s society is the development of social media. Social media and phone apps are definitely impacting the way in which we make friends and pursue an active social life. Today, many people are working harder and harder and longer and longer, which can make pursuing a social life tough. One of the solutions to this problem is the advent of phone apps geared to connecting like-minded people. That’s where Skout comes in.

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A story in Adweek covered this new social minded app and how it is being used to connect people to new friends. Skout can be downloaded for free from the App store, and its users can sign in using their Facebook profile or an email address.

Getting the Buzz

The main page of Skout shows a grid of the faces of people who are currently using the app. A “drawer” feature on the left side of the screen offers several different ways in which a user can browse around on the app. The “Buzz” feature offers a social feed that updates on what people are doing. A “Shake to Chat” feature randomly connects people for conversations, and after the connection is made, shows the users their profiles for review.

Using Points

One of the different features of Skout is the use of points, which are a kind of currency on the app. These points, which are purchased by the user, allow for a more intimate view of some of the site’s users, and also for letting another viewer see a bit more of the person’s “backstage” life. Points can also be used to allow for sending “winks” with the “Winkbomb” feature.

Skout is a fun to use app that will definitely go a long way towards making people a bit more connected and friendly online, and it looks to be a good addition to the user friendly social apps available now.

Darius Fisher-Saving Online Reputations, One Company at a Time

When it comes to the wonderful world of the World Wide Web, you have to be very careful about what you post online. You do not know who can be online and who can find out information about you. You hear all the time on the news about cyber bullying and identity theft. A lot of the time, negative stories happen to make headlines rather than the positive stories.

 

A lot of companies want to keep a good reputation in this image-obsessed world, so they are seeking out ways in which to repair their online presence. It might take years to build up a good reputation for a major corporation, but it can only take five minutes for that reputation to be destroyed. Online reputation management is important because viewers rely on search engines, such as Google or Yahoo, to get all the information they need about a certain company.

 

Darius Fisher, President of Status Labs, says that it is important to remember that there are two sides to every story. I couldn’t agree more. Just because something is out there, whether in a blog post or in a newspaper, it does not mean you are always getting the full story. The news constantly gets recycled with new stories popping up and older stories being pushed down. Darius Fisher believes in second chances to all public figures, politicians, and executives and makes it his mission to handle online crisis and fixing digital reputations. Status Labs specializes in repairing clients’ digital presence, so companies can have a more positive reputation. At Status Labs, they fill search engines with positive, relevant content relating to that particular topic, pushing the older and non-relevant stories to the very back of the search engines.

 

Darius Fisher’s company, Status Labs, has offices in Austin, New York, and Sao Paolo and currently serves over 1,500 clients in 35 countries. As President of Status Labs, Fisher’s vision was to create a strategic vision of the company, built partnerships with agencies, and recruit domestic and international sales and account management teams. Before co-founding Status Labs, Darius has worked as a political consultant and copywriter. Fisher graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University.

 

Sanjay Shah Shares His Advice

Sanjay Shah has recently attracted attention with a podcast interview. In the interview, Shah gave away a few of the ingredients to his success. Eric Dye was the interviewer and the podcast was the Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio. The interview covered several topics, both Shah’s success in conventional business and investments and his success in the world of charities. In the interview Shah discussed how he had a true passion for what he was doing philanthropically. Autism Rocks is the charity that Shah founded several years ago in order to help raise money for autism research. He enjoys how he gets to combine his love for music and family with his talent for entrepreneurship in order to do something good for a lot of people.

A big question that was discussed in the interview was what guests should expect for the 2016 Autism Rocks charity concert. Shah shared that it will be a big family day with lots of activities for children. There will also be performances by some very famous acts like Tyga and Flo Rida. The interview then directed those who are interested to go to the non profit’s website. On the website, individuals can find out more about the disease and about the organization and what they have been able to achieve.

He was inspired to create the charity by a visit from Snoop Dogg. Shah was talking to Snoop Dogg about his son’s condition and that he has done everything he can and that is when he realized he could do more and that people like Snoop Dogg could help him.

He has now done the same thing with Autism Rocks, except that he is promoting musicians like Prince and various well known DJs. The charity had already managed to raise several hundred thousand dollars for autism research and expects that 2016 will be a good year for donations.

 

Adding Fabletics to Your Everyday Wardrobe

Do you ever want to wear an outfit that’s comfortable as well as stylish? Athleisure wear can provide both since it’s gym clothes that you can wear as street clothes. This type of gear is usually found in the gym, but it can now be worn fashionably with the right shoes to create the perfect on the go outfit. Fabletics by Kate Hudson is one brand that is making this new trend popular. The subscription based site has a large inventory of trendy athletic pieces that will serve even outside of the gym.

Fabletics on corp.justfab was started in 2013 by Kate Hudson along with Adam Goldenburg and Don Ressler. Her love for fashion and fitness were fused to create a company just for women who share the same passion. In addition to its website, there is a Fabletics stores located in six American malls. The Fabletics inventory contains dresses, swimsuits, sports bras and, the most popular item, yoga pants.

If you want to make traditionally athletic clothing look fashionable on thekrazycouponlady.com, you must accent it with the appropriate pieces. According to Avery Matera with Glamour, the best way to do this is to find the right combination of items to add to the outfit. A jacket or a pair of athletic shoes or boots can bring the athleisure look together. For instance, a pair of Fabletics yoga pants, a regular jacket and some tennis shoes will become an anywhere outfit.

Fabletics has made shopping for the perfect athletic clothes a lot easier. It’s a monthly subscription that sends you an outfit based on your personal style. The Fabletics VIP subscription creates a custom outfit recommendation for you to choose from each month. Upon joining the site, you take a quiz to determine your style. Once the site learns your preference, it will make recommendations based on those choices.

Fabletics has provided a way to add to your athleisure wardrobe. All with unique pieces you can get in the mail each month. The innovative site allows shoppers to simply sign up, choose, and wait for the delivery. It’s that easy to get designer fitness inspired clothes for much less.

Wen By Chaz Not Just For Some Celebrities

It is a product that is shampoo, conditioner and styling treatment all packaged into one gigantic bottle. Each 3 in 1 formula can meet the needs of different types of hair types and textures.
Wen Hair uses natural ingredients and that what sets it apart. He actually created the system after becoming frustrated with all the chemicals being used in hair care products and it has literally been a hit ever since.

Bustle reporter Emily McClure tried WEN Hair and decided to blog about it every step of the way.  Not only did Emily blog about her results but she included pictures to show fans just what it would be like for a non celebrity to give it a try.

After reading Emily’s report I would love to give WEN hair a try. I am often afraid to try new products but after reading Emily’s review and seeing her pictures I have confidence that my hair will experience wonders too.

Brad Reifler Offers Guidance to Average Americans About Investing

Brad Reifler has nearly 34 years of experience in the investment industry that qualifies him as an expert concerning international markets and investment opportunities. Since 2014, he has worked to change the way Forefront Management Capital and its subsidiaries offer services. In the past, he admitted the firm focused primarily on high net worth individuals and individuals who earned over $200,000. In recent years, he has concentrated on average Americans, regardless of the amount of income. Mr. Reifler offered guidance to investors about investing into securities, including stock, bonds, commodities, and public funds.

Brad Reifler is the Founder of Forefront Management Group, LLC, Forefront Advisory, Forefront Capital Management, ad Forefront Capital Markets. His investment career began in 1982 when he founded Reifler Trading Corporation. In 1995, Mr. Reifler founded Pali Capital and served as the Chief Executive Officer.  Before investors invest into securities, Mr. Reifler provides some guidance to help them get started.

The first tip he offered to the investor was to carefully evaluate the amount of assets that is available for investing. It’s best to establish goals in the beginning and then, consider the risks and fees associated with investment products. Investors must select a reputable investment firm that’s capable of safeguarding and monitoring their invested monies.

Another crucial tip Brad Reifler offered was for investors to diversify their investments and never place all their savings into stock investment products. Brad Reifler said on Twitter that investors should know why they’re investing, whether for retirement or college, for an example. The investor should invest the amount of money he or she can afford and only add to an investment product if there are positive growth results. Brad Reifler guidance about investing was featured in Reuters, in November 2014.  But another really interesting point, was how Brad formed his company, with the express intent to help middle class investors.  That’s his entire mission, and that’s evidenced by Reuters and their article about the formation of Forefront Capital.

Philip Diehl The President Of U.S. Money Reserve Thinks Gold Is The Best Investment In 2016

Philip Diehl has one of those resumes that makes people shake their heads and smile. Diehl is the former Director of the U.S. Mint. Diehl is the creator of state quarter program that has grade school kids and serious investors collecting all 50 state quarters. Mr. Diehl has also been the staff director of the Senate Finance Committee and the chief of staff of the U.S. Treasury.

The ePodcastNetwork.com recently interviewed Diehl. He is current President of the U.S. Money Reserve, and he had a lot to say about gold and gold coins in that interview. If anyone knows about gold coins and their value, itÕs Philip Diehl.

PRNewswire.com published an article about the podcast and what Diehl had to say about gold with respect to the U.S Money Reserve. In that article, the fact that the stock market may have some tough times ahead according to several economists makes buying gold coins make more sense in 2016. The price of gold dropped in 2015 for several reasons, but gold is making a strong comeback. Diehl believes this comeback is just the beginning of a major increase in gold prices.

Diehl isn’t the only one that thinks gold is worth taking a hard look at right now. PrNewsWire.com published an article that said gold does well when people are worried about inflation. But that isn’t the case in the United States right now. Gold also does well when investors are nervous about the stock market, and that is a big concern even though the market has been doing better. But bank stocks have been taking a beating, and Europe is on the verge of a major recession. In fact, a global recession has been the topic of conversation for the more than a year.

The Chinese are not going to be able to turn their economic issues into positive accomplishments, and that could mean China will drag the rest of the world into a recession that could be worse than 2008 subprime mortgage fiasco.

The point that Diehl is making is gold, silver and platinum are the investment vehicles this century, and now is the time to take advantage of the prices. The price of gold may seem high now, but Diehl thinks that price could double in the next 24 months – Source: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/usmoneyreserve.com.

Selling in the Current New York City Real Estate Market

According to Crains New York, NYC Apartments for sale remains a mixed bag depending on a person’s point of view. If you are a seller with a property priced between $500,000 and $1 million, then sales remain very brisk with over 75% of all sales occurring in this category. Buyers who have thought of pricing their homes slightly over $1 million may want to consider dropping the price slightly if they are interested in the property selling quickly. The median price for these properties is now at $950,000.

The professionals at TOWN Residential can show you properties that have recently sold in your vicinity and their sales prices. They can also provide you with tips to make your property stand out from the many units that are currently available. These professionals can also help you screen prospective buyers so that you know the people viewing your property are legitimate buyers.

While sales in Manhattan have remained strong their is definitely a trend for properties to remain on the market longer. Over 5,500 units were added in 2015. Prices are up 17 percent over the first quarter of 2015. The reason that this luxury market remains strong is that many of the contracts were signed when real estate prices were near their high in 2014 and 2015. Some developers are not currently listing their new developments waiting for the market to rebound.

The Realtors at TOWN Residential say that those sellers who are looking to sell luxury units need to start by working with the right agent. They can help you position your property so that clients will notice your property. Furthermore, they have a network of people that are ready to assist you with all the details.

Arms & Armor Expert, Historian, And Author Michael Zomber

Zomber’s expertise has been utilized by the History Channel on multiple occasions as a guest historian on the long-running television show “Tales of the Gun” during which he presented information regarding weapons used by famous persons throughout history. In addition to his work on “Tales of the Gun” Zomber wrote and produced a documentary film “Soul of the Samurai” which focuses on the history and traditions of the ancient Samurai and their warrior’s code of Bushido.

Although his website bio shows Michael Zomber’s fascinating historical visits on the history of weapons and armor delight firearm enthusiasts and war history buffs alike, Zomber has reached out to wider audiences by writing several historical fiction novels. Zomber’s first novel “Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan” showcases Zomber’s expertise of Asian history in what is regarded as an excellently researched historical fiction. Zomber’s other fictional works include “Park Avenue” set during World War II, “Sweet Betsy That’s Me” which takes place during the American Civil War, and a second Civil War-era novel “A Son of Kentucky”.

Recently Michael Zomber also wrote a non-fiction book entitled “Jesus and the Samurai” about the influence of Christianity in Japan’s history.  His entire collection can be found on Amazon.

Michael Zomber’s lifelong research into war and destruction has also helped him to cultivate an appreciation for peace. Zomber actively supports organizations which help to end strife and suffering. Particularly Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF, and Amnesty International.