What To Look For When Choosing A Fine Dining Restaurant

You have many options when you choose to dine in a restaurant, ranging from the simplistic such as a cafe for lunch to fine dining restaurants where you can expect to find the best service and food. We will focus on the latter and look at what you should expect fine dining restaurants to offer diners, especially when deciding which one you should choose before booking a table there.

But first, before we go any further, we highly recommend that you start your search for a fine dining restaurant by looking for reviews of them online. The proof of how good a fine dining restaurant is will be in the way it is described in reviews and testimonials by people who have dined there previously. As such, do this at the outset to eliminate those options whose reviews suggest they might not be as fine a restaurant as they claim to be.

An Optimal Location

Whilst you can find fine dining restaurants in all kinds of locations, our advice is to veer towards those which are in locations that seem most conducive to an evening out in a restaurant and possibly also have decent transport links should you not wish to drive there.


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7 Awesome Ideas For Using Mirrored Glass In Your Home

Other than glass being used for windows, bottles and shower screens, another of glass’s most common uses is for mirrors. It is not too much of a stretch to say that every home in the modern world has at least one mirror, whether that be a large, mirrored door on a wardrobe, a shaving mirror in the bathroom,  or a small compact mirror in a makeup bag.

It is more than likely that many of us take mirrors almost for granted and do not give them a second thought given that we encounter so many of them each day of our lives. Having said that,  there will also be some who cannot pass a mirror without checking that they look their best.

As well as the common use of glass mirrors in enabling us to see our reflection, when it comes to domestic properties, mirrored glass is also used when they are being designed or redesigned as part of a home renovation, whether that be for the entire house or a single room. There are numerous ways that mirrored glass can be used to augment a home, and here are seven of them.

#1 – Mirrored Walls

If you are seeking the best way to make a small room feel much bigger than they are, then having a mirrored wall is the answer. As well as making the room seem bigger, a mirrored wall can also make the room seem much brighter as it reflects most of the light back into the room.


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Where And When Cowboy Boots Are The Ideal Footwear

Anyone who wears cowboy boots might not give a second thought as to whether they are best suited to a particular location or event. Just as others would not think too long and hard as to whether the shoes, sandals, or trainers are the most appropriate for them, those wearing cowboy boots will do likewise.

However, those steeped in the culture of all-things western or cowboy related will tell you that there are indeed certain “wheres and whens” as to when cowboys are the most suitable footwear. That is not to say these are the only places and times they should be worn, but rather these are when cowboy boots are the perfect footwear for those who love wearing them.

To that end, we are going to outline a few examples of where and when cowboy boots are ideal, and to possibly prevent some unwelcome embarrassment or rush home to change, a few scenarios when cowboy boots are certainly not recommended.


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7 Reasons Why You Should Use Professional Dog Grooming Services

One of the dilemmas many dog owners have when it comes time to consider dog grooming is whether to try it themselves and save a bit of money or invest in a professional dog groomer. We do suggest that if you have a tight budget and the cost of a professional is beyond you, do not simply ignore the fact that your dog needs grooming. You grooming them will always be better than them not being groomed at all.

However, if the cost of a dog groomer, which in truth is not a lot, is within your household budget, then we strongly advise you to use one. Several benefits will accrue from doing so for you, and especially for your dog.

They Know What They Are Doing

The most obvious benefit of using a professional dog groomer is that they know what they are doing. Presuming you take time to research local groomers and are satisfied that the one you choose is a professional with a track record, they will certainly have had grooming training. In addition, in the time that they have been doing grooming professionally, they will have gained experience and additional knowledge on the best ways to groom dogs.

They Will Use All The Right Tools And Equipment

If you groom your dog at home you will most likely use the scissors that are in the kitchen drawer, and possibly an old comb. Conversely, a professional dog groomer will have all the proper tools and reequipment necessary to properly groom dogs. This will include a range of scissors types, tools for de-matting their fur and also safe and healthy shampoos.


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7 Amazing Benefits Of Glass Balustrading

Any homeowner who is thinking of enhancing their property in terms of its appearance, practical uses, and, hopefully, its value must indeed consider glass balustrading as an option. Glass balustrading has become increasingly popular indoors and outdoors, with some of its applications being pool fencing, siding for stairs. A balcony surrounds, to name but three.

There are several reasons why glass balustrading is seen as the ideal option, and if you were wondering why that is the case, here are seven excellent benefits it can provide you in and around your home.

Benefit #1 – Glass Allows In More Light: One of the primary reasons glass balustrading is so popular is that it allows more light to enter the home. Homes bathed in sunlight feel open and airy, plus natural light is far more beneficial for you and your family than a dark home where the light is excluded.

Benefit #2 – Glass Makes It Feel As Though There Is More Space: Another key benefit of glass balustrading is that it creates the illusion of there being more space than there is. With clear glass being see-through, any area in which it is used as a form of barrier or fencing will feel more open and thus more significant as the space beyond the glass often looks as though it is also part of the enclosed area.


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Moving Towards Wisdom, Beauty & Strength

By which my friend Eleutherios assures me is the Kabbalistic (and poetic) equivalent of Steve Pavlina’s three principles of personal growth; truth (wisdom), love (beauty) and power (strength).

This post has been a long time in coming, and in it I’ll explain why in order for me to move towards truth, love and power,  you must be Willing to Change Everything in Your Life

In David Deida’s book The Way of the Superior Man, he talks about how you must be willing to change everything in your life when necessary.


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Life Coaches Blog Pledges All Profits to Conservation International

3 months ago I wrote that all ads on Life Coaches Blog were off, due to a new contract at work that stated I had to share part of my profits with the company if I were to do outside work.

That was all fine and good, but if I was to be honest with myself, the ability to make some extra cash from Life Coaches Blog was a big motivator for me to keep this site running. And not only that, the monthly Adsense cheques were a great way to measure progress – the better I was running Life Coaches Blog, the more money I’d get. All that went out the window the day I switched the ads off.


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Introducing Karen Parsons

After this great run of posts by guest blogger Carey Powell, I’m very pleased to introduce Karen Parsons, President of Successful Solutions Life Coaching who will be sharing a beautiful true story with us next week.

Be sure to read it!

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Living the Important Sometimes Means Giving Things Up

Last week, Life Coaches Blog’s server on Site5 broke down and we became inaccessible for a few days. To their credit, Site5 has apologized and given half a year’s worth of free hosting for all sites that were affected.

While that was going on, I was in Shanghai for a working trip and couldn’t be online to check for updates. Thanks to all my friends who messaged me to ask about what happened to Life Coaches Blog, I appreciate it.

My life’s been shifting the last few months, as I found myself feeling dissatisfied and thoughtful. Questions like; what’s really important to me? with the limited time and energy I have left on this planet, what do I want to commit it to? and ; what would make me happier? ran through my head.


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There’s been a slight leave of absence here at Life Coaches Blog, not mainly because I’ve been so busy, but also because I’ve been feeling burnt out lately. I’m sure some of you know the feeling.

At the same time, a book I bought and began reading, Coaching Into Greatness, challenged me with a few new and interesting ideas through the week. (more…)

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