Legend has it that when Dom Perignon first discovered champagne, he called out, "Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!" It's hard to disagree with the Frenchman -- a cool glass of bubbly can make even the most stoic person let loose a giggle or a smirk.
As 2012 came to a close, the city's holiday parties seemed to be as crazily, wonderfully fractured as Miami these days -- from an old-school dance party in gritty Wynwood to the requisite Ugly Sweater Party at Miami Beach's trendiest hotel du jour.
So, Occupy is off to a good start for 2013. Heading into its second year of existence, it has a tailwind of good will and solid evidence of steadfast members who both lead and follow as called upon.
Here are some psychological New Year's resolutions that may serve boomers well as they embark on another year.
Sometimes, I miss the excitement of my youth, but tonight I do not. Tonight, I realize that I have exchanged it for something even better.
Here are some tips I've offered my clients -- and now you -- to get out of the all-or-nothing mentality and into the mode of setting lifestyle goals that you can actually stick with to help you lead a healthier and more hassle-free life.
I don't care how old or out of shape you are, how dismal your relationship past has been, or whether you think you live in a town without any eligible singles. I believe you can find love. And you can find it in 2013.
We were in the midst of dinner when Michael mentioned that among the very few material possessions he'd been able to grab before a wall of flames drove him and Martha out of their house was the documentary footage he'd shot 35 years ago of Fleetwood Mac's 1977 Japanese tour.
Watching a career-spanning set, the crowd at Radio City was simply in awe of what the hometown hero was doing. It was a night of raw emotion, a fond farewell to a very memorable year and a massive embrace of the new year to come.
Eddie had been saying, "San-ta! San-ta!" all week, but now that he was face-to-face with the man, he just sat there and said nothing. He didn't look particularly happy, and yet he didn't look particularly sad or frightened. He simply sat there as if Santa's lap was a chair like any other.
This is not about delusion. It is not about pretending that problems do not exist. This is about re-adjusting our gaze. This is about getting excited and celebrating what we have going for ourselves as a community.
Each year, we pledge to transform ourselves into a super human, a being that is part Bill Gates mogul, part Michelle Obama arms, part Halle Berry stunner and part Oprah. Each year we crash and burn. Why?
What could be better than panoramic views of the Opera House, an idyllic sunset and prime position for fireworks?
As 2012 draws to a close, we at Home Care Assistance are also taking time to reflect on our achievements in the past twelve months and how these milestones impact our clients, our caregivers and our communities. Read on for our Top 10 Achievements of 2012.
My one regret year in and year out revolves around not taking more risks. I'm always on the move, but I tend to do the same things over and over. I eat in the same restaurants, visit the same stores, go to a movie and in general just don't mix it up much. This needs to change.
I feel like I went to bed on NYE of 2011 and woke up on NYE of 2012. Nevertheless, the new year is here whether we like it or not. I myself am decidedly choosing to like it. New years are dope for several reasons.