Reappearing Trends of 2016

There are some trends that have reappeared in the past year or so, that originated in the seventies: right around the time when many of our mothers were teenagers or growing up. Like most other trends, its normal for them to make a comeback, though funny to be wearing clothes similar to our mothers in a completely different time. Listed below are some of the trends you’ve probably seen before- in old photos of Mom!

The first one noted is high-waisted jeans. Whether it’s on you, or your favorite celebrity, these have made a HUGE comeback. Taylor Swift is one celebrity known to rock this look with a crop top. Also, wide legged pants can be found in many retail stores. They are comfortable and can be dressed up or down. It’s no mystery why this trend is reappearing again.

One huge trend this year is off the should maxi dresses. Well, this is certainly not new! Mom probably rocked this way before your time, and it’s not surprising they’ve come back. They are comfortable, vibrant and feminine, coming in many patterns and colors. The denim dress is one that makes comebacks fairly regularly. This simple stated look is perfect in the spring and summer time- simply timeless.

Let’s not forget about the infamous suede skirts in the seventies. Well, this is one trend that you may have not foreseen making its way back into the fashion industry, but it certainly has! Opposite of suede, there is lot’s of lace going on in fashion today. Lacy tops and dresses all started long ago, but certainly make quite the statement today. To read more about these comeback styles, go to:

Assisted Living on the Central California Coast



If you have made the decision to consider Assisted Living for a family member or perhaps even for yourself and you live in or near the San Luis Obispo County area there are many options you can consider. First of all, talk to your Physician and see what recommendations he or she has and what they think is needed in terms of assistance. There are many resources you can go to for information. Check with your local area Agency on Aging, AARP or look up Assisted Living on the internet if you are computer capable. Gather as much information as you can to help you decide the right course of action and the right place for you. There is a wealth of information available and many places such as “Senior Housing Net” will help you narrow down what you are looking for according to your needs.

One of the premiere places available is The Manse on Marsh in San Luis Obispo. This is an exceptional campus offering independent living options such as Homes and Cottages and apartments in addition to full time, private Assisted Living accommodations either permanently or for short term needs. They offer the best in 24 hour care with well trained caregivers, medication technicians and a Registered Nurse. Each guest is evaluated to assess the level of care they will need and that is provided on a round the clock schedule with the utmost dignity and compassion. This stellar community offers all the comforts of home in a beautiful. serene campus setting that allows full time residents and part time residents the opportunity to enjoy all the advantages of a senior community. Everything is designed with the needs of the residents in mind. Activities include exercise classes, crafts, a library, entertainment, shopping and many other choices. All of their residents wear a pendant that can reach a staff member instantly 24 hours a day. You are never alone to worry if you need assistance. Our discreet daily check ins also allow them to see you each day.

The Manse on Marsh is the brainchild or Chris Skiff who since the age of 23 has had a passion for developing the best in senior living communities and has been involved the planning, construction and/or development of 20 communities. He takes pride in providing the best in care and amenities to his residents. This has been his life’s passion and it shows in the Caring Stars The Manse on Marsh has been awarded. Chris has been married for 28 years and has 5 children, has run 11 marathons and is frequently honored for his contribution to senior living in the Central Coast community. In 2016 The Manse ranked in the top 1% of senior care providers nationwide. With an outstanding and dedicated management staff every option is considered to find the best ways to improve and enhance the lives of their residents. Their health and happiness is everything to them. That is why they love what they do. We take personal pride in giving the best and most compassionate care anywhere.

Please visit their website at and take a look at all they have to offer. They strive to provide you or your family with the very best in assisted living options in a beautiful community atmosphere.

Re-Emerging Fashion Trends

If you’ve seen old photos of your mother when she was your age, you’ve probably let out a few laughs. Trends were so different in the sixties and seventies, but what’s surprising is that most of these styles have made a comeback at some point within the past couple of years. In a recent article, it discusses a few specific trends that are popular in womens fashion currently and how many mothers were sporting those same exact styles years ago.

For example, the article discusses the importance of off-the-shoulder maxi dresses in fashion. While maxi dresses emerged last year, the off-the-shoulder trend is one that was popular in the late seventies. These flowy, soft and feminine dresses are easy for dressing up or down and come in awesome patterns. Patterns, themselves have made a comeback this year. Whether it is zig-zag or floral, patterns are a huge fashion statement in 2016, and it’s likely you’ve seen your mom wearing some of those same patterns.

Along with maxi’s comes denim dresses. This timeless style has re-emerged several times, thanks to its comfort, and ability to be versatile. You really can’t go wrong with a denim dress, and this will always be a part of current trends. Denim is very important in fashion. Right now, high waisted jeans have made their comeback. You’ve probably seen Taylor Swift rocking some high-waisted jeans. Well, it’s likely your Mom did way before Taylor, that’s for sure.

These are just a couple of the trends that have made huge comeback this year. You can read more from the recent article to see what else has made their way back into the fashion world here:

A Good Return On Investment For Bruce Levenson

The Atlanta Hawks professional basketball team which was initially owned by Bruce Levenson and a group of other businessman including Michael Gearon Jr was recently sold to the highest bidder at an auction. The highest bidder was non other than billionaire Antony Ressler the cofounder of Ares Management. After months of back and forth the deal was finally sealed at $850 million which was slightly less than what was promised to Bruce Levenson when he hired bankers from Inner Circle Sports and Goldman Sachs. They predicted a sales value for both the team and the operating rights of the Philips arena at $1 billion. This might have oversold the team slightly and scared off other potential bidders from entering the race. However the businessman and UCG Founder Bruce Levenson are happy with the way the deal turned out.
Antony Ressler also told the ESPN news that he was excited to be the new steward of the Atlanta Hawks and wishes them the best of luck in the playoffs. The owner of the private equity firm tried to aquired the Los Angeles Clippers last spring however was up against 2 other bidders and lost out on the race. Steve Ballmer won this sale at $2 billion that he submitted. The Atlanta Hawks were only valued at $425 million earlier in the year by Forbes but the sale of both the Bucks and the Clippers restructured the market and pushed the price up.

Bruce’s keen business sense has allowed him to not only excel at his business information company but also set his sights on various philanthropic engagements. He is helping a number of prominent organizations and is one of the founding donors of the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. which opened in 1993. For more info, check out:


The Nineties are Making a Fashion Comeback

The nineties were known as a time of plaid, denim, Keds and some funky pops of color. The plaid, metallic colors and denim is making a serious comeback right now. Here are a few of the nineties inspired fashion items you can add to your 2010’s fashion.

Pops of Color
The nineties fashion sometimes incorporated some pops of electrifying color into wardrobes. A pair of blue sparkle jelly shoes would make your feet come alive. The Lisa Frank brand of school and art supplies recently released a clothing line that you could add to a nineties inspired wardrobe easily. Lisa Frank has leggings, tees and sweatshirts that you can select from. You can accessorize with a bright yellow smiley face backpack if you want to add a nineties color pop to your bags.

Plaid and Lots of It
Almost everyone was rocking plaid in some way shape or form in the nineties. Rock stars, angst ridden people, models and movie stars were wearing plaid shirts, skirts and pants like they thought there would be a plaid shortage in a few years. To modernize your plaid get a plaid jumper and plaid skirts to add to your 2010’s wardrobe. Finish off all of your plaid ensembles with a pair of comfortable white Keds.

Add Bling to Your School Accessories
You should get funky keychains, bright stickers, backpacks, water bottles and notebooks. Look for some Lisa Frank or smiley faced school supplies for a nineties edge.

Decorated Denim
Pins, rips and keychains will make your denim rock a nineties vibe. You should add a denim jacket, jeans and a denim backpack to your wardrobe, if you are a big fan of the nineties denim trends.

Kanye West Gets on Board with Adidas

There is a great feeling in the air for Kanye West and the union for Adidas. Kanye has been trying to get people to take a look at what he has been doing with fashion for a long time. He has the sneakers and he has his own clothing design, but there have been a lot of snags in getting the clothing line off the ground. This is why there is a lot of buzz about the connection with Adidas.

The thing that has made this possible is the Kanye West popularity of shoes. There are people that are going to check the shoes on eBay and they will see that these shoes are selling for as much as $1,000. This is the resell value. The original price was around $750. In most cases these was a limited edition so people would buy as many as possible and resell for more.

Fans of the Kanye shoes will not have to worry as much about the shoes selling out because now there is talk of stores. There are people that are going to take interest in the shoes just because of the person that is linked to the shoes. At one time West was talking about dropping the business deal with Adidas, but things are working out in his favor. The company wants him because he is a lightning rod for controversy, and he sells clothes because he is such a powerful entertainer.

What Kanye wanted was a relationship with Nike. The money was not right so this did not happen. Adidas, however, has been more open to the creative process and creative control of West.

Does Kim Kardashian’s Two Spanx Trick Work?

Kim Kardashian is perhaps one of the most famous reality television stars that this decade has known. She’s the “queen” of getting beauty treatments on the reality television series Keeping up with the Kardashians. One of her beauty tricks she uses is a two spanx trick. Whenever Kim wants to wear one of her designer or Dash boutique bodycon dresses and she is feeling a little heavier than usual, she wears not one but two layers of Higher Power spanx to shape her body so she can rock her bodycon dresses. Does the trick work for non-reality television stars though?

The truth is that spanx is not the most comfortable thing when you only are wearing one layer of them. Wearing two layers of spanx is a very uncomfortable and confining experience. In the realm of comfort, two layers of spanx is not a good idea. It’s a bit like wearing a corset. Ironically Kim also swears by wearing a corset for “corset training” her waist.

The two layers of spanx don’t really make an extraordinary difference in appearance either. One layer of spanx does somewhat control and shape the body for a bodycon dress without a second layer. The second layer of spanx that Kim wears must just mentally make her convinced she looks better if she is feeling a little heavier than usual.

If you need the extra confidence of thinking that two layers of spanx will automatically give you a bod like Kim Kardashian when you are wearing a bodycon dress, you could give it a shot. Just be prepared that it might not be a comfortable experience or a noticeable difference. You’d probably be safe just wearing one layer or spanx or no layers of spanx and accept your body for it’s shape. You could always check out what Kim Kardashian’s current fitness routine is instead if you want to get into shape for your bodycon dresses.

Artist “Grows” Mushroom Leather to Sprout Beautiful Fashion and Accessories

This might sound like the craziest idea ever, but darn it, it is real and authentic and might just become your next ostrich-like leather wallet.

The world has always been in love with the softness, beauty and durability of real cow’s leather. However, there is the cruelty factor when you consider the eventual slaughter of these magnificent creatures. So, artist Phil Ross has found a better way which is kinder to animals and the environment.

Ross’ company is called Mycoworks, and what they basically do is grow leather-like material from the dense root structure of mushrooms. It’s an unbelievable process that will yield stunning works of fashion for clothing and accessories in the near future. The mushroom skins can be created or manipulated to mimic expensive leathers like ostrich, cow and snake, and no animals were harmed during the procedure.

Even more fascinating is the organic incubation technology itself. For instance, while the mushroom skin is growing, one could add zippers or other hardware right into the hide. Because mushroom skin is an organic fiber, it also breathes like conventional leathers and feels great with a similar texture.

It’s pretty genius and a cool example of a simple fungus found in the dirt coupled with the advancement of science and technology. The company explains it like this:

“MycoWorks is building a better world with nature’s best tools.”

Mycoworks designed their first mushroom leather wallet, and it is quite a handsome accessory. No one would ever guess that it weren’t real leather, except for maybe the artist himself Phil Ross.

Mycoworks is definitely a brand to keep watching in the fashion future.

How Danilo Diaz Granados Impresses in Miami

There is a lot of talk about Toys for Boys. This is a high profile company that is getting buzz because of what founder Danilo Diaz Granados has managed to do with his company. He has lavish properties that are up for sale. He also expensive things like watches that are sold in auctions. The thing that has made people take interest in Granados and his company is the amount of time he put into promoting the new venture.

There is no better way to attract a large crowd than by pulling out all the stops. That is what Danilo Diaz Granados does when he brings out people to party. This is some really nice out of the box thinking when it comes to promoting this brand. Toys for Boys has become a staple in Miami, and the founder has put the stamp on luxury for Latinos.

Danilo Diaz Granados has been able to build a company that will actually stand out from the other luxury companies because he promotes so well. There will be champagne bottles popping, and there will helicopter rides. When he promotes the brand he makes people want to get an invitation to this over-the-top party. One might assume that they are witnessing a party that is being thrown by a celebrity. This is just how creative Danilo Diaz Granados has become in bringing his parties to life.

Toys for Boys is something that focuses on luxury, and it is obvious that there is a demand for this in Miami. Danilo has a degree in economics, and he knows that there is a demand for this type of luxury. That is the main reason that this company has been able to survive. He has put forth the effort to get people interested in this company, and he is getting a heavy spotlight on his company because he has managed to make people know his name.

Granados has made luxury items from Toys for Boys stand out with customers. He has made luxury goods quite come to life in the Miami area. People know his name and his brand.

What it Takes For Young Entrepreneurs to Succeed in Panama According to Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa

Many people have the perception that entrepreneurship is a preserve for individuals who are in their middle ages. This is a totally misleading perception, because young entrepreneurs have all that it takes to succeed in business. Young people are tech-savvy and like taking risks. These are some of the attributes of a successful entrepreneur in the modern business world. Panama has widely been described as the hotbed of business opportunities in Central America.

Creating a successful entrepreneurial career in Panama

You should ensure that whatever you do is unique. This will go a long way in setting you apart from the rest of the pack. Remember there is wisdom in uniqueness, which fully explains why going with the grain may not be a wise idea. Be uncompromising and revolutionary, and success will come your way. You should also master the art of flexibility. In this regard, you should not dwell your focus on coming up with a pioneering idea. In retrospect, think of ways that can help you actualize that idea. Once your idea has been actualized, seek out like-minded people who can help nurture your dreams.

Avoid people who will pull you back. Network with people who have the potential to be your business partners. Choose people that you can trust with your ideas and resources. Pooling ideas and resources with another like-minded individual will give you the means of achieving twice as much as what you were initially intending to achieve. You should similarly endeavor to avoid all form of shortcuts. In as much as they might appear to be an easy road to success, short cuts are a major stumbling block in the long run. Keep in mind that success doesn’t come on a silver platter. Minimize your costs, set realistic goals and find a mentor who is well versed with the game.

Adrián José Velasquez Figueroa in Brief

Adrian is a highly successful young entrepreneur. The Panama resident is originally from Venezuela but chose the Central American nation due to the vast business opportunities that he identified. He holds senior positions in more than 5 Panama based companies, all of which are prosperous. Besides his corporate duties, Mr. Velasquez has carved a niche for himself by being one of the most prominent members of the business community in Panama. He has had a hand in the success of over 20 companies due to the insightful advice that he offers to young entrepreneurs seeking to invest in Panama.



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