Romantic Getaways

With holiday travels long over with and summer vacation months away, now is the perfect time to break out of your routine and go on a long romantic weekend with your significant other. If you can time it so that it falls on Valentine’s Day, even better! But we think it’s possible to fill any weekend with love. Here are a few weekend trips we came up with to rekindle the romance.

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Super Bowl Munchies

Super Bowl Munchies By Chad Lovette Super Bowl parties always end up being divided into two specific groups: ‘the go-hards’ who keep their eyes glued to the screen, and the ‘commercial lovers’ who are just at the party to party with friends. There is one thing that these two groups both love, and it isn’t…

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Holiday Recipe – Cocktails

Holiday Recipe – Cocktails Add A Little Kick to Your Holiday Party As soon as the weather starts gets a chill in the air, party invitations begin showing up in your mailbox. In addition to family get-togethers, the holidays are filled with plenty of social mingling. Whether you’re a hostess extraordinaire or bringing a drink…

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Holiday Recipe: Turkey vs. Ham

The Age-old Debate: Turkey or Ham Plus, a couple of recipes for both to make the decision even tougher.  When preparing to cook the holiday dinner, there always seems to be a toss-up between which kind of meat to fix—turkey or ham? Fortunately at my holiday gatherings I can expect to find turkey and ham…

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Caribbean Paradise—The St. Lucia Lifestyle

Caribbean Paradise – The St. Lucia Lifestyle Heaven on Earth With its ribbons of sandy beaches, swaying coconut palms, warm waters, and coral reefs, Saint Lucia is indeed paradise. St. Lucia has evolved, in recent years, into one of the region’s most popular vacation and active adult destinations. Couples are not only enticed by the…

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Howl at the Moon

Howl at the Moon Party on Bald Head Island! By JASON Frye | Photography by JACK UPTON AND MILLIE HOLLOMAN I’m an hour early when I show up for my first Howl at the Moon party. I’ve heard they’re popular and I don’t want to miss out on any of the action. A number of…

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The BBQ Battle

News & Events ideal-Living|May 10, 2018 When it comes to BBQ, most of us usually think pulled pork, on a bun, with a side of coleslaw and served at an outdoor event. And for the most part, BBQ is just that. However, the BBQ battle continues to boil between the East and the West, the…

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IDEAL-LIVING MAGAZINE, LUXURY & RETIREMENT, RELEASES NEW APP

IDEAL-LIVING MAGAZINE, LUXURY & RETIREMENT, RELEASES NEW APP WILMINGTON, NC — June 12, 2015 — Ideal-LIVING Magazine, your primary source for consumer property purchases as well as retirement home destinations in the Southeast, has released a new app, available on iTunes, Kindle, and Google. The app brings the magazine to your fingertips, allowing subscribers to…

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Species Roses For Cold Climates

Species Roses For Cold Climates Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulture Professor University of Vermont Roses in northern New England face many challenges, including long, cold winters that often kill hybrid roses. Old-fashioned or heirloom species roses offer an excellent alternative to hybrid teas, grandifloras and floribundas. But which ones of these species and their cultivars (cultivated…

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