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THINGS TO DO ON THE 1ST DAY OF SPRING

Fill your home with flowers for first day of spring

The first day of spring usually falls around the 20th or the 21st of March each year, because, with the earth’s axis now tilted towards the sun, this is when the days become start to become longer and the warmer weather arrives. Whether or not it actually feels like spring yet in your hometown, here are some things that you can do to celebrate the first day of spring.

Make a Start on Your Spring Cleaning

The first day of spring is a great time to make a start on your spring cleaning, ensuring that it is all done by the time the weather is too nice to stay indoors. Whether you need to reorganize your cupboards or sort through your garage, make some time on the day to begin this annual task. This may not seem like the most exciting activity to dedicate this day to, but think of it as embracing new beginnings, using the spring equinox to purge all the clutter that has built up around you over the past year.

Fill Your Home With Flowers

Spring signals the blooming of all of your favorite flowers, and a great way to celebrate the first day of the season is to bring spring into your home. Whether you opt for elaborate bouquets around your house or small bunches of humble daffodils lining your windowsills, this will remind you to appreciate spring even when you are indoors.

Plan an Outdoor Family Activity

The first day of spring is a great excuse to bring the whole family together, and a fun way to do this is by planning a spring-related family activity. Take into consideration the different personalities within your family when planning the activity – if your family are foodies, you could plan a gourmet spring picnic, or if they are quite outdoorsy, organize a spring hike.

Start a Garden

Whether you are a seasoned gardener or have always been curious about growing your own flowers or food, spring is the ideal time to get started on this. Depending on where you live, it may still be too cold outside to put any plants out, but you can most certainly start some seedlings off indoors, ready to plant out when the weather starts to heat up even more.

Plan a Trip

Planning a vacation in advance will help to ensure that you are really excited about it, counting down the days as your departure date draws nearer. The first day of spring is the ideal time to begin planning an exciting vacation for this year, whether it be for a short trip for later in the spring, a long and leisurely summer vacation, or an adventurous autumn getaway.

While it may not yet feel like spring in many places around the world, it is definitely significant to mark the first day of the season with a special activity. Whether you celebrate spring with a family outing, or simply begin the task of spring cleaning, remember that spring is all about new beginnings, so be sure to embrace yours.

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BEST OF VEGAS – HOTELS, BARS, BUFFETS

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Best of Vegas: Hotels, Bars, Buffets

Las Vegas is known for its lavish extravagance, and this applies to everything from its hotels to its restaurants to its bars. Whether you prefer exclusivity and privacy or enjoy being right in the middle of all of the action, here is the best of the best in Vegas.

 

Best Hotels

Vegas is already known for being over-the-top, so in order to stand out, each hotel has to offer something truly spectacular. Wynn Las Vegas and its sister hotel Encore both have a long list of five-star accolades, with their upscale rooms and suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, plush lounge areas and luxury amenities. For something slightly quieter, the Four Seasons is situated on the top five floors of the Mandalay Bay Resort, and is much more exclusive than many of the other hotels on the Strip, while the Mandarin Oriental prides itself on offering a level of serenity quite unique to Las Vegas. Of course, you must not forget about the secret hotels dotted all over the city, from The Mansion at The MGM Grand to The Villas at The Mirage – all of which are ideal for those who are seeking privacy and exclusivity.

 

Best Bars

The hottest bars in Vegas frequently change, as eager newcomers edge out the old timers that are not able to keep up with the fast pace of the city. For bars with a bit of history, head to Atomic Liquors, as this is the oldest free-standing bar in Vegas and specializes in tangy sour beer, while Bar Prohibition at the Golden Gate Casino used to be a favorite with Frank Sinatra. For something quite extravagant, the Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan Resort has five separate bars, each with its own distinct character, and boasts the only molecular mixology bar in Vegas. Bond is another bar located within the Cosmopolitan, and has a vibrant and energetic vibe that constantly draws in the crowds. Savile Row is a much more intimate bar hidden away in the Luxor, and specializes in innovative cocktails that feature seasonal and savory ingredients, such as the Carrot Cake Martini and the Peanut Butter and Jelly Cocktail.

 

Best Buffets

Vegas is known for being a thriving culinary hub, and the buffets that you will find in the city are just as spectacular as everything else that Vegas has to offer, featuring live cooking stations, made-to-order dishes, VIP dining rooms, and much more. The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace boasts nine open kitchens that serve over 500 dishes to a dining room that can seat 600 people. The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas is also another one of the best, with 16 live cooking stations, as well as a central dessert counter. The Studio B Buffet at M Resort and Spa is a ‘studio-style’ buffet, with the dining room walls lined with over 100 screens that play everything from cooking demonstrations from the restaurant’s kitchen to video clips from Food Network. This is where the locals head to on the weekends, as they have the most lavish seafood spread in town.

There is no better place than Vegas for some luxury and indulgence, and there is no doubt that these hotels, buffets and bars are the best of the best. Each of these venues offers something a cut above their competition, cementing their reputation as some of the best spots in Vegas.

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OKTOBERFEST

Oktoberfest

One of the best ways to celebrate Oktoberfest is to take your very own beer trip, and there is no better place to do this than in Europe. Rather than being just another frothy beverage, beer has earned itself a significant part in European culture, and you will be spoilt for choice with all the local brews wherever you go. OROGOLD Stores has put together a quick guide on the ‘Best Beer Trips in Europe‘, highlighting the cities, as well as pubs, bars and taverns, that any beer lover should definitely visit.

Although Oktoberfest may have originated in Germany, the celebrations have spread throughout the world. While some may be small and intimate, others are much bigger and grander, lasting all the way through the month of October. With fantastic selections of German beer, traditional German cuisine, and entertainment for the whole family, those of you who are hoping to attend an authentic Bavarian bash should take a look at OROGOLD Store Locator’s post on the ‘Biggest Oktoberfest Celebrations‘.

In addition to giving us Oktoberfest, Germany also created the notion of beer gardens. Thanks to a widespread dissatisfaction of the beer produced by the bigger brands, local brewers started selling their beverages straight from the cellars, setting up tables and chairs outside. Thus, the beer garden was born, and has become another German tradition that quickly made its way around the world. This week, OROGOLD Locations will be taking a look at some of the best ‘Beer Gardens Around the World‘, so do have a look to see which ones are nearby to you!

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HOLIDAY GIFTS

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One place that you must definitely watch out for is your favorite – The Asked & Answered Section. The Asked & Answered Section shall come up with yet another topic that has been the source of countless debates across generations – Necklaces or Bracelets. Stay tuned to How to Use OROGOLD to find out how OROGOLD Cosmetics finally puts an end to this age long debate.

To set your mood for Thanksgiving, OROGOLD School shall be reviewing a particularly pleasant study in an article titled “Anti-Aging Drug in Early Stages of Development”. Yes, we know that you’re jumping up and down with excitement, but as the title itself says, this drug is still in its early stages of development. It might take some time for science to progress to the next level, but at least now we know that we’re one step closer than before.

Stay tuned to OROGOLD Stores to learn about Gift Giving Traditions Around the World. As you’re aware, different countries and different cultures have their own ways of giving gifts to their loved ones during those special occasions and festivals. Who knows? Reading this article might just give you an excellent idea of the perfect gift for your loved ones.

For all those of you who are still confused about what to buy for your parents, OROGOLD WordPress shall be posting an article titled Gifts for Parents. This article shall help you understand exactly what you can gift to your parents and also help you to pick up something that looks nice and also fits the bill.

And if this wasn’t enough, OROGOLD Stores shall keep coming up with refreshing insights on the best places for celebrating Thanksgiving or stores for purchasing Thanksgiving gifts throughout the week. If you’re still at a loss of what to do on Thanksgiving or where to buy your gifts from, OROGOLD Stores might just become turn out to be your ultimate savior.

Finally, don’t forget to check out the Official OROGOLD Holiday Gift Guide at OROGOLD.com. This ORO GOLD Guide shall help you pick and choose the best and most luxurious gifts and help you understand exactly what you should gift to whom.

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IDEAS FOR WIFE APPRECIATION DAY

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Personalized jewelry

There’s just no limit when it comes to personalized jewelry. You can choose from all sorts of shapes and sizes, all sorts of gems and metals to get her the perfect gift. Personalized jewelry also allows you to become creative. But, make sure that it goes with her other jewelry as well, particularly with the wedding ring. A piece of advice. If she has a platinum ring, we would advise you to gift her a platinum necklace to go along with the ring. Remember, try and make the jewelry to reflect her personality or the time she spent with you or what she means to you.

 

3D Printed Jewelry

It’s not just about gems and diamonds anymore. 3D printed jewelry have become the latest fad. If your wife is tech savvy, she will fall in love with this beautiful piece of jewelry. There are a number of jewelry designers who offer 3D printed designs  in their latest collections. You can also check out brands like Kimberly Ovitz or Shapeways.

 

Chocolates

Chocolates are something that never grow old as a concept. Flowers wither off, dresses just might end up being the wrong size. But, she is sure to love those chocolates. There is no other sensation like eating chocolate to get her into the perfect mood after a long and tiring day at work. Try to pick chocolates that go with her favorite drink. If she loves coffee, you might try out white chocolates as well. Dark chocolates pair well with champagne. Milk chocolates are ideal for wine lovers.

 

A historical tour

No, we don’t mean that you need to go on a holiday to check out ancient sites and attractions. What we mean is that you jot down a few places that are extremely special to the two of you as a couple. The place where you first met, the place where you went for your first date, the place where you proposed, the place where you first kissed, the list could go on and on. Try to make a schedule with 2 – 3 of the most special places and take her on a historical tour of your relationship.

 

Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in bed might be a standard idea for all those who simply forgot all about it. But instead of the regular breakfast thing, try and put in that extra bit of effort. Create a love theme for your breakfast. Cut a heart shaped hole in the bread, pop it into a greasy frying pan and crack an egg into the hole. Serve this perfect breakfast with some mimosas and fruit. She’s sure to be thrilled.

 

Good massage

A great massage could be an ideal way of showing your appreciation and helping her to relax. You can also give her a romantic massage and make her feel special and on top of the world.

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ADJUSTING YOUR SKINCARE FOR TRAVEL

Adjusting Your Skin Care for Travel infographic with product suggestions for low and high humidity

Planning for that perfect holiday keeps you excited for weeks. It’s great to plan and go for that perfect holiday, but make sure that you don’t take a break from your skin care routines as well. Your skin is something that needs constant protection as it does not understand the meaning of the word holiday. So you need to ensure that you adjust your skin care for travel.