People always think I am much younger then I am, what's my secret? Kiehl's. Do you want healthier skin? Portland is home to one of the purveyors of the finest skin care products, Kiehl's. One hundred and sixty years ago, Kiehl's was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York's East Village neighborhood. Their unique heritage represents a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medicinal knowledge developed and advanced through the generations, which in turn has helped make some very effective products. If my friend Byron Beck hadn't walked me through the doors of the Portland location of Kiehl's on my 30th Birthday who knows what trouble my skin might be in. From cleanser to shampoo and everything in between their products, though expensive, work. I guess you really do get what you pay for. Their latest and greatest product is a good weapon in the fight against dark spots and discoloration. It is called Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution and is packed with Activated C, the latest-generation Vitamin C derivate available. The clear jar that helps you to have clear skin will run you $49.50 and take about 6-8 weeks to see the results, but every drop is worth every penny. Kiehl's is located on at 712 NW 23rd Ave. and can be reached at 503-223-7676.
One hundred bottles of some of the best wine in the world are being opened this Saturday night at POUR. “Not exactly a class,” owner Robert Charles Volz, told me, “but a chance to try some of the best wines, perfectly stored, aged to perfection in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with a Master Sommelier Candidate on hand to answer any questions you might have.” In addition to the huge selection of “top-shelf” wines, they also will be pairing foods with them in the trendy Northeast Broadway hot spot. They sent me the entire list of all one hundred wines, their year and their region but it is too much information to pass along to you…trust me. I can ensure that whether you are looking to try a 1990 Dom Perignon or a 1985 French Bordeaux from Ch. Lynch-Bages Pauillac (or anything in between) you’ll find it Saturday night, March 24th at POUR, a neighborhood wine bar with a world class list. POUR is located at 2755 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232. You can RSVP to this event by emailing POUR@comcast.net or calling 503-267-2800, tickets are $100 and the event starts at 6pm. Only 50 tickets will be sold and last I heard only ten spots remained, so hurry because life is too short to drink cheap wine.
If work stresses you out, chances are you don't have one of the THESE jobs. Prepare to be jealous because some people are paid to… Eat Chocolate. The food tasters at Godiva can sample up to 50 bonbons a day, but it actually requires training. And as you'd imagine, it's a hard job to get. But food testers can earn up to $70,000 a year. Think about all those housewives in the 70’s just giving their services away. Watching Videos of Kittens. Web editors at websites and casters at the animal planet spend hours combing through footage of kittens, puppies, and other baby animals . I know some manly men who wouldn’t want that job but I don’t know anyone who would turn down this one… Being a "Mansion-Sitter". It's exactly what it sounds like: House-sitting for rich people, very rich people with pools, stocked bars and 2000 thread count silk sheets. Veteran house-sitters can make up $200 a week . . .plus they get free room and board. With a good reputation and a turned up nose to partying, a “Mansion Sitter” can charge even more. It's usually just for a few weeks or a few months at a time, but you can apply to be a "mansion-sitter" on the website LuxuryHouseSitting.com.
Get ready because the Nuclear Cowboyz are bringing theirhigh octane-fueled theatrical freestyle motocross tour to Portland for the first time to rock The Rose Garden for one night only this weekend. The tour includes a great cast of freestyle motocross, trials and quad riders including recent X Games 17 medalists Mike Mason, Ronnie Faisst and Adam Jones. Joined by world-class medalist riders Beau Bamburg, Derek Garland, Nixey Danielson, Brody Wilson, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Dustin Miller, Wes Agee, Geoff Aaron, Keith Wineland, Derek Guetter, Taka Higashino and Colton Moore. Those in the Rose Garden on Saturday night will be wowed as the Nuclear Cowboyz 2012 takes their unleashed power to the massive ramps for intense freestyle action and awe-inspiring tricks. But their is also a story, here is an except from the press release they sent me:
Legendary Nuclear Cowboyz FMX tribes, the Soldiers of Havoc and the Metal Mulisha®, return for a never-before-seen action-packed event that takes place in the war torn city of Los Angeles during the year 2150. The tale unfolds as the two tribes’ survival is threatened and besieged by an evil force, The Tempest and her electrifying Cyborg Army. Catapulted into the fury and frenzied excitement are the sizzling Nuclear Cowgirlz®, whose allegiance to their tribes only intensifies The Tempest’s rage to destroy the Nuclear Cowboyz. The Soldiers of Havoc and the Metal Mulisha’s battle is fought through fearless freestyle gravity defying stunts, combined with explosive pyrotechnic and laser displays synchronized to a pounding soundtrack of heavy metal, rock alternative and electronic dubstep music.
So, from what I can tell this event pushes the extreme into the certifiably insane, mixing a freestyle motocross performance of pure danger and raw energy with a theatrical experience. The one-of-a-kind show is for one-night-only this Saturday, March 24th, at 7:30pm at the Rose Garden, One Center Court, Portland, Oregon 97227.
Ticket price levels are $15 (Kids ages 2-12), $35 (Adults), and $125 (VIP Fallout Zone).
Tickets are available now at the Rose Quarter Box Office, all participating Safeway/TicketsWest outlets, by calling 877.789.ROSE, or at ComcastTIX.com. For groups of 10 and more please call 503.963.4400.
So it is date night and you are going out to dinner…what are you going to order? Here's some dating advice for women in regards to what they choose off the menu and what men think of it. Glamour magazine surveyed hundreds of men and found out that when you're at a restaurant, don't order a salad just because you think you're supposed to. (And if you do, please do women everywhere a favor and don’t push your lettuce around with a supermodel pout.) Of the men asked 38% said that a steak is the sexiest thing a woman can order on a date compared to 11% for salad. 13% of men said a stiff drink is the sexiest order and 7% think a woman who orders dessert first is sexiest. Though, I would argue that ordering dessert first on a date might be a red flag to some men. So according to this study you're way better off attacking a massive piece of meat. Metaphor?
It always confuses me when I see a man is on the cover of Playboy. Or should I say,,,when I hear that a man is on the cover,,,yeah, let’s go with hear, not with see. I am not readying Playboy,,,or am I? Anyhoo, where was I? Only 10 men have been on the cover of Playboy magazine since it was founded 60 years ago. Bruno Mars is the latest, but the who were the others?
Here are the other nine men who've been on the cover of "Playboy", and the issues they covered in case you want to google...for history sake.
Peter Sellers, April 1964 Burt Reynolds, October 1979 Steve Martin, January 1980 Donald Trump, March 1990 Dan Aykroyd, August 1993 Jerry Seinfeld, October 1993 Leslie Nielsen, February 1996 Gene Simmons, March 1999 Seth Rogen, April 2009
You'd THINK that a ton of sleep, daily exercise, and complete abstinence from alcohol would be good for your brain. Apparently, that's not always true. According to a study by a brain training company called Lumosity, the best thing you can do for your brain is to get a decent amount of sleep . . . but not too much. . . get a little exercise, and get slightly intoxicated. What!? The study showed that for every extra hour of sleep you get, up to seven hours, your speed and accuracy on test questions goes up 4%. Once you sleep more than seven hours though, your scores actually go down. So, there is such a thing as too much shut eye. Exercising just once a week made people's speed in answering questions go up almost 10%, and the accuracy of their answers went up almost 6%. But most surprising is that people who had one or two drinks a day did BETTER than people who had zero drinks per day. However, at three drinks a day or more, though, test scores started going down. So, I guess it is alright to blow off a little steam now and then but you don't want to be fumbling around with a lampshade on your head asking people to top off your Yahtzee shaker.