Palm Beach Gardens
What it is:
Katherine MacDonald, who suffered from acne, struggled to find cosmetics that weren’t full of synthetic, unsafe or irritating ingredients that would aggravate her skin. After three years of research and development, she created her own mineral-based natural cosmetics line that’s free of parabens, talc, artificial dyes or fragrances and other synthetic ingredients. She launched the line in 2008 out of her home.
Why we’re obsessed:
Pure Barre provides a total body workout that targets the areas of the body women struggle with most: seat, hips, thighs, abs and arms. West Palm Beach’s studio Owner Melissa Hirsch recommends taking classes three to four days a week and guarantees results within 10 classes. Her new client special includes 30 consecutive days of Pure Barre for $99.
Prepping your home:
1Check your garage door. Garages are a major weak point for most homeowners when a severe storm hits. Get an expert assessment on the strength of your garage door now and take necessary steps to reinforce the door if needed. Also, have a plan for rising waters under the door.
It’s hard to imagine a place more nautical, rugged and beloved as Door County, Wis. The county, a peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan, is home to 11 lighthouses, 34 named islands and dozens more memorable quirks – like the area’s affection for cheese curds, cherries, salted caramel desserts and fish boils.
ABOUT THE DRINK:
The Perfect Vodka Basil Lemon Martini
8 torn basil leaves
Five-count of Perfect Vodka
2 ounces simple syrup
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
Shake and fine strain into martini glass. Garnish with a basil leaf and lemon wedge.
WHO: Dennis Cunningham, tech entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Airtab app; CEO and chairman of Perfect Vodka