Little River, a small village conveniently placed at the foot of the Banks Peninsula and a gateway to Christchurch’s more outdoorsy relative. In Latin, peninsula literally translates to almost (pen) an island (insula), i.e. A very accessible destination with all of the frills one expects of a typical island such as postcard views and an abundance of food from the sea. Last week, I took a trip to Little River to experience a break from technology, a spot of relaxation and a chance to explore a place I have spent many a childhood jaunt, but from a different perspective. One of my favourite past-times is pretending I am a tourist in my own hometown; you can travel the world, but sometimes it’s your backyard that was stunning all along. Go check it out!
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Pittsburgh, a night at the theater, and the genius of the playwright are not a group of words we would often fit together. Perhaps, however, a few of us walk to the beat of a different drummer and we know how synonymous these words actually are. In fact, on any given weekend evening all across the city there are small theaters filled with devoted and talented actors performing the works of Playwrights from all over. So many of us would be surprised by the level of talent our city commands. I spent a large portion of 2015 attending show after show as I had been tasked with reviewing a great many of said shows. Of all of the plays I had seen one troupe of actors and a particular playwright stood out as something spectacular. I recently had the chance to see these artists once more as they brought their talents yet again to the stage as they performed an original play created by one of Pittsburgh’s soon to be favorite sons, James Michael Shoberg.
Don’t get me wrong, Christchurch is a brilliant city, but sometimes even the city gets a bit overwhelming. The beauty of the Garden City is that it is super close to nature and fresh mountain air. Yesterday, two buddies & I adventured towards the Mountains and made a day of it.
Is sitting at home the highlight of your day? Well, imagine doing something a little more enjoyable with your time. Perhaps a little something like rock climbing! Or if you’re not too fond of getting your hands dirty, a nice coconut oil massage is good too. Atlanta has tons of vacation outing spots to choose. If you are with the family, be sure to check out High Museum of Arts with the kids to start things off the right way. The city has the best of the best for whatever your in the mood for. Singles and couples can do a spa week or check out some camping sites. There are also amusement parks with luxury extended-stay hotels. Take a look at some suggested places to visit if your in the mood to get away.
The greatest cinematic-like TV achievement is “The Walking Dead”. The show that has all of America on it’s toes and viewers biting their fingernails. Who knew the suspense and intensity of being hunted by zombies would be so mind-boggling to watch and have its fans preparing for a catastrophic doomsday. The best part about the show is that it was filmed in mega city Atlanta! “The Walking Dead” isn’t the only cool thing that was filmed in the city. Take a look at all the television and motion pictures that were filmed in the Atlanta region.
By Nick Christophers Even though our society has grown to understand other cultures and embrace them there still lives an underground racial divide. In a recent musical stage reading presented by the YangTze Repertory Theatre of America they brought racism to the forefront in this true story. The […]
A buttermilk biscuit isn’t a buttermilk biscuit without gravy! The same rules apply to real southern cooking; you have to experience it in the South. Whether you’re a true Southern Belle’ or just want to eat good food, you’ll find yourself wondering how you’ve gone through life without dining at the best Southern restaurants in Atlanta. I have included a short list of some of the most mouth-watering, deep fried recipes from the area below. Happy eating!
Few brands of liquor have earned such fame as Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Maybe it’s due to incredible marketing efforts. Maybe it’s because the name alone conjures images of old-timey men in the South sitting in cozy chairs and drinking their nightly glass. Whatever the case, people flock from near and far to the tiny town of Lynchburg, Tennessee, to tour the distillery and explore the surrounding area, all the while getting to peek at the life of the brand’s protagonist.
One of my favorite parts of living in Music City is its proximity to exceptional performance spaces and as a result, access to incredible performers. For most people familiar with Nashville, this typically means events at Ryman Auditorium or Bridgestone Arena, not to mention the many music venues throughout the city. However, I feel equally lucky that Nashville is home to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and the theatrical performances it hosts.
A bostock is the pastry you didn’t know you needed in your life. Another genius approach to day-old bread and an alternative to an eggy French toast, a traditional bostock is a slice of brioche topped with frangipane and almonds. It’s good for breakfast. Or dessert. Or instead of pretty much any of your more sensible meals.