TRAVEL & ADVENTURE
Culiair is a hot air balloon restaurant in the Netherlands, and it will be a dining experience to remember. After a short course of finger foods, diners set off on a 1 and a half hour hot air balloon flight over the Netherlands where they’re treated to a rich set of courses -- choices include lobster, guinea fowl, and wild sea bass-- cooked over the balloon’s flame! Finally, dessert is a White chocolate and passion fruit mousse. The cuisine has been specially adapted low-temperature for the event and is the creation of Master Chef Angélique Schmeinck. All types of packages are available, from Austrian Alpine cruises to sunset dinners.
MIND & SOUL
Do you want to add more balance to your life and surroundings? It may be time to take up Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese philosophy of arrangement and space. Feng Shui lets you position your surroundings so that everything is in harmony. You don’t need to hire a Feng Shui expert though, because you can make these changes right in your bedroom, one of the central parts of the house.
Start your Feng Shui with a declutter, and get rid of everything that you don’t need, to get good energy flowing through your home. Next, start by making sure that your bedroom is a sanctuary, and that you don’t bring any work into it, as that can cause negative energy. A headboard is a great way to add stability and support to your bedroom, so consider adding a wooden or padded headboard. Finally, make sure that you can open your door all the way, so you let the energy in fully.
ARTS & CULTURE
Visit The Open University on iTunes U to access a world of audio materials for arts, humanities, history, and more. You’ll find lectures and discussions from Stanford, Harvard, MIT and more. The National Gallery of Art also has an excellent selection of audio and visual materials, as does the Met.
Browse through virtual exhibits at the Louvre, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and other museums. Or just visit Google Arts & Culture. Google formed a partnership with some of the world’s leading cultural institutions. You can enjoy their efforts for free -- see famous landmarks, museum exhibit tours, and a rotating selection of informative articles.
Have you heard about the benefits of green tea? Green tea is a proven natural remedy for your entire body. Even if you don’t drink green tea, you can still reap the benefits. Green tea has been popular in China for years, and now has plenty of uses. Next time you’re at the store, grab a box of green tea for your beauty routine to try the following:
Hair - Green tea’s antioxidants stimulate hair growth and leave it shining. You can get the effects by letting your green tea steep for a few minutes, then letting it cool. Rinse your hair with the green tea liquid once cooled. Put aside the green tea leaves.
Skin - Take the used green tea leaves and combine with lemon juice. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey to make a mix. Apply to your face and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. The green tea and honey will kill bacteria and reduce inflammation, giving you glowing skin.