The Festivals of Champagne, France

By Alisa Marie Coccari Published in The Arizona Republic News, March 8, 2013. The word “champagne” generally conjures up thoughts of the effervescent wine. But this sparkling libation gets its name from the region in France where it is produced from grapes that thrive in its chalky soil. Just northeast of Paris and close to … Continue reading

LONDON CALLING | Things To Do in London in a Day

By Alisa Bowen Published by LIVESTRONG, February 27, 2013 London is calling–and you have only one day to discover its rich history and cultural jewels. Historical and enigmatic, this sophisticated capital city is bustling with culture, dining, shopping and entertainment. With a bit of preparation, you can seize the day by mapping out your must-sees … Continue reading

REGGAE REVOLUTION | Ska-Legend, Reggae Royal, Inspirational Instigator and Sage: The Honorable Jimmy Cliff

Published in Real Life Magazine By Alisa Bowen Photography by Michael Oachs and Gino DePinto “Jimmy Cliff,” just saying the name alone conjures a smile on people’s faces. Synonymous with happiness, music, peace and harmony – oh, that harmony, this music man and statesman of reggae is also the only living musician to hold The … Continue reading

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