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November 2014 Savannah Food and Wine Festival

Savannah, Georgia (PRWEB) November 28, 2014

Foodies and oenophiles – pack your bags and hop a train to Georgia! It’s time for an entire week of fabulous wining and dining at the Savannah Food & Wine Festival. From November 10 through 16, enjoy wine dinners, tastings, classes, exhibits, art, authors, and a whole lot of Southern hospitality throughout unique and charming seaside city of Savannah. Festivities culminate in the main event on Saturday – A Taste of Savannah.

This year’s Taste stretches from Ellis Square to Johnson Square and features food from some of best Savannah restaurants, hundreds of spirits and wines, a Belgian beer garden, cooking demonstrations, art, a Celebrity Author’s Tent, Bartender’s Challenge, Waiter’s Race, activities for kids, and more. Many of the individual events are located close to downtown Savannah Georgia hotels, so make a reservation and check out some of these Festival highlights:

Monday, November 10 – Bethesda Farm to Table Dinner at Bethesda Academy, featuring Georgia Grown products and local chefs. Reception at 5:00 PM, dinner at 6:00 PM.

Tuesday, November 11 – Master Class Series begins at the 700 Kitchen Cooking School, Mansion on Forsyth Park. Join three top chefs and a Master Sommelier in this series of four interactive and highly enjoyable food and wine classes, presented from Tuesday through Thursday.

Wednesday, November 12 – Celebrity Chef Tour at The Manson on Forsyth Park. Reception at 6:00 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, November 13 –

Grand Reserve Tasting at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Friday, November 14 –

Learning Experiences at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center include six mouthwatering demonstrations of southern cooking, food and wine pairings, the art of bourbon, and grilling techniques.

Saturday, November 15 -

Taste of Savannah at Ellis Square from 1:00 to 5:00 PM (VIP Lounge ticketholders have early access at noon for tastings of select wines, craft cocktails and delicious treats, as well as meet-and-greet with celebrity winemakers, authors and chefs).

Sunday, November 16 -

Jazz & Bubbles Brunch at Aqua Star at the Westin Savannah from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. What a lovely way to say “Until next year, ya’ll.”


Savannah has any number of quality lodging choices, but here are three excellent downtown Savannah Georgia hotels to consider:

Andaz Savannah, 14 Barnard Street on Ellis Square – sleek, arty, urban, relaxed. This Historic District hotel is walking distance to cafés, top-rated restaurants, shopping, historic homes, Ghost Tours and the river front. Very southern yet very modern, guests love the hospitable service, welcome cocktail, complimentary in-room snacks, and inviting breakfast buffet. The hotel has a pool and workout room, so no need to forego your fitness routine for travel.

The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, 102 West Bay Street – vintage, warm, oak and brick, antiques. Wake up to a view of the Savannah River before a day of Broughton and River Street shopping, then enjoy cocktails, dinner, and sunset from the rooftop terrace. This eclectic boutique hotel offers top-notch service in a great location. Spotless guestrooms include all the modern conveniences, including complimentary Internet access.

Westin Savannah Harbor and Golf Resort on Hutchinson Island – golf, beaches, luxury, peaceful. This modern resort hotel in the heart of the historic Savannah River District has it all including a spa, a fitness center, and dock and marina services. A complimentary water ferry ride will take you to River Street where you’ll be within walking distance or a carriage ride away from popular Savannah attractions. Many 2014 Savannah Wine & Food Festival events – the Grand Reserve Tasting, Le Grande Cochon, Winemaker Cellar Dinner, and the Jazz & Bubbles Brunch – are hosted by the Westin Savannah Harbor. How convenient!


The “Hostess City of the South” is renowned for its historic past, its checkerboard of 22 park-like squares, and its unique culture – so vividly painted by John Berendt in his New York Times bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. In addition to an extremely healthy food and wine presence, modern day Savannah offers a lifestyle that is increasingly attractive to Boomers and retirees. Shopping, museums, the arts community, period architecture, educational and lifelong learning opportunities, and a long list of intriguing residents, past and present, are just some of the draws. Homes for sale in Savannah Georgia average in the $ 250K selling price range, making it an affordable choice, as well. In 2012, this coastal Georgia jewel was named one of the Best Cities to Retire In by Forbes magazine, and Money Magazine named Savannah one of the Top 100 Places to Retire. We can’t disagree!

Savannah, founded in 1733 and the oldest city in Georgia, is situated along the intracoastal waterways, 20 miles upriver from the Atlantic Ocean. Although buffered by barrier islands of the Georgia northern coastal region, an occasional hurricane can add some excitement. With a moderate to tropical climate, residents enjoy water and outdoor sports almost year around. Golf, fishing and boating are favorite pastimes. The beaches of Hilton Head Island and Tybee Island are short drives from downtown Savannah. Dozens of beautiful gated and master-planned communities in Savannah, represented by some of the best real estate agents in Savannah GA, take full advantage of Lowcountry waterways and tranquil landscapes.

Life in Savannah is punctuated by culture and the arts, offering such attractions as the incredible Telfair Museums, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Dance Theatre, the Savannah Philharmonic, The Savannah Jazz Festival, the Savannah Theatre, and many other arts organizations. Over 200 festivals take place annually in and around Savannah celebrating the cuisine, culture and history of the area. Historic homes, cemeteries and forts offer tours. Local universities, such as Savannah State and Armstrong State, and satellite campuses such as Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern provide endless opportunities for academic experiences and lifelong learning.

Savannah’s neighborhoods are diverse, offering something for all tastes. In addition to the Savannah Historic District, there are four other historic districts in the greater Savannah area. More than 100 neighborhoods dot Downtown, Midtown, Southside, Eastside, Westside, and Southwest Savannah. There are approximately 2,000 homes for sale in Savannah, Georgia, at any given time – with a buyer’s market currently prevailing in many quarters. After a week of Savannah fun, food, hospitality and culture, folks just may decide Savannah is the place to spend the next phase of life.

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Real Estate Scorecard writes unbiased real estate reviews providing in-depth information about popular gated communities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, all in an effort to help people discover where to retire in the Southeast.


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Brenda Watsons New Public Television SpecialSkinny Gut, Vibrant YouBegins Airing November 28

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) November 26, 2014

The Fattening of America

“Chronic disease is rampant as a result of the escalating obesity rate in America. Not only are adults getting fatter, but so are our children. And for the first time in over a century, the newest generation will have a lower life expectancy than the last,” stated digestive expert Brenda Watson. “So many people are chronically trying to lose weight, and yet the obesity rate climbs—there seems to be a piece missing from this puzzle.”

Watson’s Fascinating Weight Loss Revelation

Informative and down-to-earth, Watson draws viewers in with her casual, entertaining style. In Skinny Gut, Vibrant You, she reveals our inner weight loss secret in easy-to-understand terms and explains that we are not entirely responsible for our weight gain or poor health—it has to do with the trillions of bacteria in our gut and whether they are in balance or out of balance. She explains the 4 simple steps that can transform our health, and introduces individuals who have followed her “Skinny Gut Lifestyle” and balanced their digestive systems for permanent weight loss and improved health.

Brenda Watson’s five previous Public Television specials have generated over $ 12.5 million in pledges and are consistently top-rated. Her warm, accessible approach to health and her own story of healing herself, her family, and many others from chronic illness has made her a hit with viewers. Public Television broadcast schedules for local air dates can be viewed at or visit Brenda’s Facebook page.

About Brenda Watson

Brenda Watson, C.N.C., has dedicated her career for more than twenty years to helping people achieve vibrant, lasting health through improved digestive function. A dynamic health advocate, New York Times bestselling author, and celebrated public television health educator, she is among the foremost authorities in America on optimum nutrition and digestion. Her books, Public Television specials, and clinics have reached millions across America, giving them the tools to transform their health through a powerfully simple and integrated approach.

For additional information, about Skinny Gut, Vibrant You, please email: bcooper(at)renewlife(dot)com or visit

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Peak Realtys The Ultimate Real Estate Agents Toolbox for 2015 Seminar scheduled for November 20th Adds Additional Seating Due to Overwhelming Response

Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2014

Peak Realty (, a Woodland Hills-based real estate brokerage specializing in both residential and commercial real estate serves as sponsor for “The Ultimate Real Estate Agents’ Toolbox for 2015” seminar on November 20, 2014. The event is presented free of charge, and open to all real estate professionals in the greater Los Angeles area.

Peak Realty is promoting the event as “an evening of strategy, innovation, and inspiration” to help real estate agents achieve six figure incomes and beyond. Chris Cortazzo, recognized as one of Coldwell Banker’s elite “Top 1%” producing agents with more than $ 1.8 billion in closings and David Blu, acclaimed forward for the Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv basketball team who led the team to win the 2014 Euroleague Championship will be the featured speakers for the event, with Cortazzo revealing tips on how to increase closings and market share while Blu addresses the similarities in strategies between winning in sports and winning at business. As an added bonus the seminar also includes presentations by other industry leaders sharing the latest sales techniques, digital channels, and real estate market info to provide agents with a comprehensive set of tools to succeed in 2015. The seminar concludes with an engaging open-forum question and answer session involving guest speakers and other industry experts specializing in mortgage financing, escrow, and other relevant areas of interest to agents.

The event will be held at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant at the Westfield Promenade Mall, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills California from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. starting with a 30-minute networking session including appetizers and a cash bar. Due to the encouraging response to the event, Maggiano’s has made available additional seating to accommodate late registrants, but spaces are limited.

Interested attendees should RSVP no later than Tuesday, November 18th. For more information on the event or to register, log on to or call (866) 476-3223 for more details.

Peak Realty specializes in both residential and commercial real estate providing clients with quality representation and timely execution of all transactions, and is part of the Peak Corporate Network ( The Peak Corporate Network group of companies provide loss mitigation and workout services, residential and commercial real estate brokerage services, escrow services, 1031 exchange services, real estate financing, insurance services, short sale services, foreclosure services and loan servicing.

The Peak Corporate Network is a brand that represents a group of related separate legal entities, each providing its unique set of real estate services.

Summerlin Asset Management Introduces Self Directed IRAs in November 2014 Offering Tax Savings Benefits for Investors

Irvine, California (PRWEB) November 10, 2014

Maybe they would prefer to invest in cattle in Wyoming, a gas station in Philadelphia or an underwater cemetery in Miami? Impossible or even illegal, some may say. This is not so, according to the Internal Revenue Service tax code. Self Directed alternative IRAs, which are more widely known for their ability to fund real estate, can also be used for private equity investments, such as limited liability corporations, private stock offerings, leases and joint ventures.

Many investors do not realize that investing IRA money in private 1st Trust Deed Mortgage Notes is perfectly legitimate, and has been since 1974. Review Internal Revenue Code Sections 408 & 4975.

If the thought of investing in real estate is of interest, without the hassles of dealing with tenants and repairs, then perhaps investing retirement funds in trust deeds or mortgage notes may be something to consider. Using a Self Directed IRA ( ) to invest in trust deeds or mortgage notes can be an attractive option, because it allows the ability to earn tax free, passive income in a secured lending arrangement.

A trust deed or mortgage note is a financial agreement between a borrower and private investor in which the promissory note is backed by a deed of trust recorded on the property. The borrower executes a note payable to the IRA owner and promises to pay a certain interest rate on the loaned money, plus repay the principal amount within a specific time frame. The monthly income from these payments may generate a higher-yielding return than an IRA in the form of monthly income. In the event the borrower defaults on their loan obligations, the IRA receives claim to the property once the property goes through foreclosure. While all investments involve risk, trust deeds or mortgage notes may offer a Self Directed IRA ( ) owner, the opportunity to re-coup a portion or all of their original investment through the sale of the property.

IRA funds are typically invested in public stocks, bonds, mutual funds and money markets. They can also be invested in Real Estate, Trust Deeds, Mortgages, Promissory Notes and Private Stock/Bonds. It can be very lucrative to purchase the best and safest investments with IRA funds to avoid income and capital gains taxes. This works especially well with a large amount of money in an IRA account.

About Summerlin Asset Management

Summerlin Asset Management seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns through investments in collateralized first position mortgages. Their management team executes this strategy by combining a sophisticated valuation analysis, pricing discipline, and professional mortgage workout solutions that benefit the borrower and Summerlin. For more information about purchasing first trust deeds with your Self Directed IRA please call 928-854-7747.

Call Summerlin today and start earning double digit returns.

Tel.: (928) 854-7747


Charlotte Athletic Club to Open 2nd Location in Duke Energy Center on November 6

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 07, 2014

The Charlotte Athletic Club will open the doors to its second location on Thursday, November 6 at the Duke Energy Center, in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. The 10,000 square foot club, located at 550 S. Tryon Street, will offer Uptown office dwellers, residents and visitors the chance to experience the Charlotte Athletic Club’s unparalleled offerings in a second location and format. “There is always demand for an innovative, upscale fitness facility that is conveniently located,” says Jim Donnelly, Managing Partner for the Charlotte Athletic Club. “By opening our second Uptown location in the Duke Energy Center, our aim is to make sure everyone that exercises in Uptown Charlotte can conveniently and affordably experience cutting-edge equipment and programs, beautiful design, and inspirational workout environments.

“We always want members to recognize and appreciate the unique Charlotte Athletic Club experience. But we also wanted our new location to have new offerings. For example, we have a performance focused turf training room, hot yoga facilities, and whole body Cryotherapy at our new location. Members can select the location and services they prefer or get a membership that provides access to both locations.”

The Duke Energy Center location includes multiple fitness studios, where the industry’s top instructors will lead a full range of yoga, boot camps, Pilates and innovative group fitness classes. The Charlotte Athletic Club’s cardio and strength training areas unite free weights and state-of-the-art cardio machines to create an inspirational setting for members to workout on their own, or with one of the Charlotte Athletic Club’s highly skilled personal trainers.

The locker rooms are equipped with complimentary grooming products, expansive styling stations and personal lockers that come with 12 hour guaranteed laundry service. Beyond the fitness floor, members can try the cutting edge whole body Cryotherapy studio, the first of its kind in Charlotte, and take advantage of services previously reserved for professional athletes and Hollywood superstars. Additionally, the club is partnered with Energy Café and Green Brothers Juice to provide a healthy and satisfying menu that adheres to the Charlotte Athletic Club’s nutritional guidelines.

About Charlotte Athletic Club:

The Charlotte Athletic Club operates two upscale, full-service facilities in Uptown Charlotte. The company offers a unique selection of programs, services and products, including strength and cardio training, group fitness classes, personal training, spa services, private lockers and laundry service, racquet sports, apparel, nutrition services, and whole body Cryotherapy. Since its inception in 2008, the Charlotte Athletic Club has developed a brand that represents service, value, quality, innovation, attention-to-detail, market leadership and results.

Charlotte Athletic Club – Mind. Body. Goal.

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Three Fit Body Boot Camp Locations Offer Workouts in exchange for Food Drive Donations, November 17 – 22

Upland, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2014

The Sweat for a Cause Food Drive is an initiative focused on collecting Thanksgiving Dinner supplies for families with monetary needs or barriers that keep them from enjoying the traditional family feast. The staff at the Upland, Glendora, and Ontario Boot Camps recognizes that, while the community may have numerous families that are “blessed and affluent,” there remains “too many people in [their] community that won’t have food or families to celebrate Thanksgiving with.”

These fitness experts, however, have come up with their own incentivizing twist on the traditional food drive donation format. While donating will provide charitable community members with the satisfaction of helping and uplifting others with needs, the Fitness Boot Camp staffs are providing their own services for free to those who gift local families with foodstuffs.

The exchange format is simple: one non-perishable food item for one free workout session. They will also be accepting monetary donations, with a $ 10 charitable contribution exchanging for the same free workout. They invite those interested to come donate and workout an unlimited number of times From November 17th through the 22nd.

The owner of these Fit Body Boot Camp locations, Leandro Cabico, explains a bit about the motivation behind his business’s initiative and his passion for helping the community: “At Fit Body Boot Camp Upland, Glendora, and Ontario, we’re not only committed to helping the local community live healthier lives, make better food choices, and exercise in pursuit of results, but we’re also heartily committed to being active members of the community when it comes to helping those that are less fortunate.

All proceeds will be donated to the Foothill Family Shelter, where it will be distributed throughout the community and assist those who need it most. For more information regarding the program and details about locations, workout schedules, donations, those interested can visit the Upland, Glendora, and Ontario websites.

“This will be a memorable holiday for so many people that have much less than we do,” says Cabico, “how great will it feel to know that you are part of their happiness this holiday season? Let’s make the lives of the less fortunate folks a little brighter… and burn some extra calories and inches while at it!”

About Ontario, Upland, and Glendora Fit Body Boot Camps:

These three Fit Body Boot Camp locations are a part of the Fit Body Boot Camp family of indoor fitness boot camps, whose global goal is to engage 20% of the world’s population in a healthy and fit lifestyle by the year 2020. These Fit Body Boot Camps are owned and operated by Leandro Cabico. Cabico is committed to helping members of the community set and accomplish their health and fitness goals.

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Beachwood Fit Body Boot Camp Fitness Boot Camp Announces Biggest Loser Challenge Starting November 15

Beachwood, OH (PRWEB) November 05, 2014

Beachwood Fit Body Boot Camp is known for their intense, fat-burning fitness boot camp workouts and has garnered a loyal following in the community for their fast results, affordable prices and tight-knit community among members. Now they’re inviting the rest of the community to find out why they’re so popular and shed some fat and inches before the holidays.

Beachwood Fit Body Boot Camp is holding their latest 6-week fitness challenge, the Biggest Loser Challenge, at their location at 23645 Mercantile Road, Suite E, in Beachwood. Their 6-week transformation challenges are locally famous for getting incredible results in an incredibly short time.

“The Biggest Loser Challenge is a great way for people to really kick start their weight loss goals,” says owner Lisa Schulze. “It includes unlimited workouts, nutrition counselling and a weight loss plan, fitness testing and a lot of great support that can make the difference between reaching your goals and falling short.”

The fitness boot camp workouts are a specially-designed combination of fat burning and muscle toning exercises that help clients get results very quickly by boosting their metabolism and triggering the afterburn effect.

“The afterburn effect is a result of taxing your body to the point that it continues to burn more calories throughout the day, for as long as forty-eight hours,” says Schulze. “If you’re doing a thirty-minute workout every day or even every other day, that afterburn effect never shuts off. That’s why our workouts are known as such awesome fat burners.”

Participants in the Biggest Loser Challenge won’t just win the war against fat; they may also win cash prizes. The half of each entry fee for the challenge goes into a winnings pot and will be divided among the “biggest losers” in the challenge, which might go a long way toward that necessary new wardrobe.

Participants must attend a mandatory orientation and weigh-in on Saturday, November 15th at 8:00 am in order to take part. The registration fee for the challenge is just $ 97 and everyone will need to attend the final weigh-in on Saturday, December 27th at 8:00 am. Space is limited to only 20 participants, so the fitness boot camp urges everyone to sign up quickly by going to

About Beachwood Fit Body Boot Camp

Beachwood Fit Body Boot Camp is part of the Fit Body Boot Camp family of indoor fitness boot camps, whose global goal is to engage 20% of the world’s population in a healthy and fit lifestyle by the year 2020. Beachwood Fit Body Boot Camp is owned and operated by Lisa Schulze. Schulze is committed to helping members of the Beachwood community set and accomplish their own health and fitness goals.

For more information about Beachwood Fit Body Boot Camp, please call (216) 333-9490, visit the website at or their Facebook page at

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