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New Video: Thoughts About Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2021
New Video: Thoughts About Valentine’s Day

We often get questions about Valentine’s Day. Is it a good time to go on dates? Or should we just skip it? As a professional matchmaker and dating coach, Katie Chen has her own take on this “day of love”. Watch the video: Whether you agree or have a different opinion, we’d love to see […]

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Love & Loathing On Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2021
Love & Loathing On Valentine’s Day

If you are less than enthusiastic about Valentine’s Day, you are not alone. There are plenty of people around the world who are either skeptical about the occasion, or who loathe, despise and reject it with abandon. Here’s how Valentine’s Day became the subject of controversy.

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Catch Cocktail Hour: Kirsch, Served With Cheese Fondue

November 21, 2020
Catch Cocktail Hour: Kirsch, Served With Cheese Fondue

As temperatures chill down, it is the perfect time to commune with your special someone and warm up by sipping on Kirsch and dipping crusty bread into a cheese fondue.

Our version is sure to keep your date feeling less stuffed, yet still packed with communal joy and sparks of conversation.

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Mini-Oktoberfest For Two

October 25, 2020
Mini-Oktoberfest For Two

Bavaria’s Oktoberfest season had to be canceled this year, but there is no reason why you can’t make your own Gemütlichkeit at home. See our suggestions for a “Mini-Oktoberfest For Two”!

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Love Always Finds A Way

October 4, 2020

Pandemic, violence in the streets, economic crisis: all this may seem depressing and daunting. But none of this can destroy love. Caught up in current events, it is very easy to forget that previous generations also faced challenges and problems. And theirs were often much more severe and deadlier than ours. Maybe this video will serve […]

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Pineapple Punch, Served With Kalua Pork Sliders

October 2, 2020
Pineapple Punch, Served With Kalua Pork Sliders

It’s time to bring back an old school ritual: cocktail hour! Our version of the German fruit bowle includes pineapple fruit. One sip and you’ll realize why this – fizzy, light, not too sweet – fruit bowle is so popular at German garden parties and barbecues. Join us and discover the romantic secret of transitioning from the busy workday to a relaxing and enjoyable evening!

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An Inspirational Story

September 29, 2020
An Inspirational Story

Sure, the COVID pandemic has a major impact on our live lives. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be bad! ‪Here’s a Los Angeles Times story about how 20 weeks of quarantine healed a 12 year marriage. We’re not surprised that this couple is also taking advantage of the slower pace to bond over cocktail […]

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Should You Buy Home Gym Equipment?

September 10, 2020
Should You Buy Home Gym Equipment?

We asked Herb Sleigh, a gym owner, coach and personal trainer with over 30 years of experience. His answers may surprise you: You really don’t have to spend a lot of money!

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How To Make Cocktail Hour A Self Care Ritual

August 28, 2020
How To Make Cocktail Hour A Self Care Ritual

Learn how reviving the old tradition of cocktail hour can help you unwind and reconnect with your loved ones.

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Let’s Bring Back Cocktail Hour!

August 16, 2020
Let’s Bring Back Cocktail Hour!

Are you working from home these days? Have you noticed how work time and private time are blending together? How the whole day feels like a long succession of “must dos” without much of a break?

Let’s bring back an old tradition: Aperitivo, or, in America: Cocktail Hour!

It’s a social self care ritual.

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