Monday, May 23, 2011

5/24 Summer Vacation, Baby Boomer's Health, VML Winery, HK Hotels

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

We're Talking With Stephanie Oswald, Editor & Founder of Travel Girl Magazine & CNN Travel Correspondent About YOUR Summer Vacation!

In print, on the Web or on-air, Stephanie Oswald knows how to tell a travel story.

As the Editor-in-Chief of travelgirl magazine and a Web Correspondent for The Weather Channel, she reports on everything from stress-relieving spa treatments and unique escapes around the world to the human side of a hurricane.

She is the co-founder of travelgirl-- the first national travel magazine to launch after the events of 9/11. The bi-monthly travel and lifestyle publication was chosen by industry leader Mr. Magazine as one of the "most notable" launches of 2003.

Nutritionist Maye Musk Sheds Some Insight on Baby Boomers and Digestive Health!

A Johns Hopkins Medicine study states that nearly 40 percent of older adults experience at least one digestive disorder symptom a year. However, respondents to another recent survey indicate that only 23 percent of baby boomers are very concerned they might have to deal with a digestive health issue as they age. These findings show a need for baby boomers to “listen to their stomachs” and become more knowledgeable about digestive health.

Maye Musk, MS RD is a registered dietitian who has helped thousands of people eat well and maintain good digestive health. Her first MS degree's research was based on bowel disorders and how to alleviate discomfort. Maye’s dynamic career has spanned 40 years and seven cities in three countries. She has worked as a trusted nutrition expert with numerous corporations, associations and universities all over the world. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, Fox, CBS, Court TV and Discovery Health, and been quoted in Prevention, Shape, Fitness, More and Men's Health magazines. Her book, Feel Fantastic (out of print), is a complete encyclopedia of good health habits, empowering readers to live their best life every day. It was featured on one million Special K cereal boxes throughout Canada. In 2006, Maye’s colleagues in dietetics awarded her the Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur of the Year Award, a great honor. Maye continues with helping people enjoy good health through speaking, media work, writing and her private practice in New York City.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

We're Heading Over to VML Winery with Virginia Marie Lambrix!

While on vacation in South Africa, Virginia Lambrix tasted her first “serious wine.” At that time, she had received her B.A in Psychology from Colgate University, NY and was working for the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology. Captured always by a love of nature and the out of doors, she determined it was time to learn about the art of the vineyard - viticulture. Within a year, Virginia was studying horticulture and agronomy in the master’s program at the University of California, Davis, with an emphasis on viticulture and enology. Upon graduation from UC Davis, she worked at the Hendry Ranch in Napa, in Chile for Concha y Toro.

In 2004, Virginia visited a Biodynamic farm in Chile, and again, was captured. It was immediately clear to her that its principals of respecting nature and nurturing ecology within the vineyard made sense in both a scientific framework and on an intuitive level. She embraced the philosophy and made a point to study and implement its principals at every opportunity. With this knowledge she returned to work in California for Lynmar and De Loach Vineyards, both in the Russian River Valley. During her 3 years at De Loach Vineyards, Virginia worked closely with her growers moving their vineyards to more sustainable farming methodologies and in the process, improving quality and moderating farming costs. Her mentor at De Loach, Greg La Follette, taught her to understand both vineyards and winemaking at an intuitive level.

Working side by side with winemakers, Hugh Chappelle at Lynmar Estate and Greg La Follette, Virginia couldn’t help but to follow their winemaking with interest and began making wine. In 2008 she began making wine for Truett Hurst Winery. Bringing her former background in the Russian River Valley to the attention of the Truett Hurst team she added Russian River Valley wines to the winery’s portfolio. Today she oversees winemaking for the brands of H.D.D. LLC consisting of Truett Hurst wines in Dry Creek Valley, VML Winery in Russian River Valley, as well as the Bradford Mountain and Healdsburg Ranches brands.

Virginia is a strong advocate for alternative agriculture. She is currently on the Demeter Board for education on biodynamic farming with the goal of developing educational resources for farmers that are pursuing biodynamic farming.
We're Talking About Where To Stay in New York with Adele Gutman From HK Hotels!

Whether you require hotels in New York for business or pleasure, with their four ideally situated hotels in New York City, you are sure to find the Manhattan location you need, the lifestyle you desire, and the luxury and personal service you deserve. HK Hotels invites you to explore each of our New York hotels websites and learn more about the ultra posh Hotel Giraffe, a luxurious urban oasis offering a rare balance of excitement and tranquility, Hotel Elysee, private country inn ambiance with an unbeatable Eastside Midtown Manhattan address, the Casablanca Hotel, a Moroccan style oasis of hospitality just off Times Square in New York City, or the Library Hotel , a thought provoking experience on fashionable Madison Avenue.

They are so proud to announce the Library Hotel New York was ranked the #2 Best Luxury Hotel in the United States by the members of TripAdvisor!

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