What Will We Do Now?!

Modern Family

Like most modern families of the 21st century, our lives have shifted towards dinner dates for twos instead of chatting it up at the dinner table. No, people are not choosing dinner dates over family time but are instead making television and entertainment sources they’re significant other. Losing a television set could seem like a loss of identiy but when our family met the unfortunate fate we decided to write our own script.

Fireplaces have forever been the centerpiece of many homes, unfortunately they have also become the captivating artistic piece at the most. With the amount of time spent in our living room going towards shows, one word answers and head nods it was time for an escape. We purchased a portable fire pit so with any purchase, everyone wants to know “Are portable fire pits a good investment?”.

The Shift

Our nightly routine went from bringing plates in our rooms to taking the food outside. We told stories and kept ourselves incredibly warm. We formed circles around our new gadget and made actual eye contact just by looking up from the flames. A family that spent little time bonding, that dived into the little pop culture we had in common was now sharing daily insight and filled with wonder under the stars.

You hear animals outside and your backyard transforms into a safari where all things under the canopy are up for debate. Our family was now roasting marshmallows like a campout and the things we held as special occasions were now becoming the highlight of our days. We were eager to put the phones down and reluctant to put the fire away. A little purchase could go a long way.

What Are Your Values?

A portable fireplace is not going to save you money on heating your house in the cold winter months. It will not cut your electricity bill in half and it is not going to be the replacement for all things digital. A portable fireplace is a good investment for those who value family time and sharing little moments. The purchase will be one of the best you could ever make if you don’t mind having guests over and hosting minnie parties with your new outside living. It will shift the focus from commenting on an actors hair color to telling stories and conversations. How many vivid memories do people have from staring at a screen while their loved ones chew profusely?

I would assume not too many and if so not very pleasant ones. My memories will always come from seeing my grandfathers face lit with the under glow of orange flames. He said the same stories over and over again from the Korean War and I wouldn’t have cherished them in a setting that wasn’t so intimate. Either you buy an indoor pit or outdoor won’t make much of a difference as long as it becomes the gathering spot. If you cherish memories and family time a portable fireplace is the best investment you could make.

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Going on a Fishing Vacation? Here’s What You Need

Apart from being the process of catching fish, Fishing is also an important way for people to interact with other aquatic animals. This makes it a unique form of adventure. When getting ready for a fishing vacation, proper packing is essential. It is the best way of preparing yourself for a great fishing experience. Below is a list of the things needed for a fishing vacation. You can use it when packing for your angling expedition.

  • Clothing

Dressing properly will keep you safe and comfortable. It is important if you want to completely enjoy your adventure. On the waters, it’s usually 10-15 degrees cooler than it is inland. Conditions can also change rapidly and thus the clothing should be adjustable accordingly.

  • Cold weather fishing attires

When headed to places with cold climates, you should ensure that all the clothes you choose are of the best quality. Carry the highest quality gear affordable to you i.e. the gear should serve you more than a single jacket would. Waterproof pants, hats, gloves and footwear will all keep you warm. You easily get soaked while fishing and with these items, you will be able to fish more comfortably throughout the day. You should also not forget to carry a windbreaker, hoodie or fleece.

  • Warm weather fishing attires

On warm climates, you will be spending your time under the sun and over exposure will lead to burns, exhaustion, dehydration etc. Under such weather conditions, you should cover yourself with light weight shirts that are long-sleeved and have ventilation. This will protect you from direct sun burns and keep you cool. You should also not forget to pack a pair of light shoes and some synthetic pants that can dry quickly if soaked in water.

Personal items

  • Passport
  • Fishing license
  • Cash to pay for items on the boat such as fish cleaning and gallery purchases
  • Polarized sunglasses that will cut the glare so that you can see well when fishing and also protect your eyes from direct sun rays
  • Hat
  • Sun screens to avoid skin exposure
  • An insect repellant that can keep away bugs that may ruin the vacation
  • Shampoo, soap and body wash
  • Waterproof bag for transporting your gear in the  boat and on flyouts
  • A first aid kit – mainly carry the basics that may treat minor injuries such as a cut
  • Small dry bag for placing your phone and camera
  • Toiletries and medications
  • Equipment and tackle

This is the fishing gear that you will require. There is a difference in the fishing gear depending on the type of fishing to be done, namely; deep fishing and fly fishing.

  • Deep fishing tackle
  • Rod and reels combo
  • Rod and reels storage
  • Hard, swim and soft baits
  • Fish attractants and bait fishing line
  • Fly fishing tackle
  • Fishing reels, bait casts and spinning reels
  • Fishing and casting rods
  • Hard bait and soft bait lures
  • Terminal tackle fishing line
  • Fishing nets
  • Fillet knives and tables
  • fish finder
  • saltwater fishing reel


It is clear that proper packing for a fishing expedition is important. The list above can help anyone who is headed for a vacation. Make your adventure perfect by using the list to pack for the things that you will need during the fishing trip.


Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days out of the whole year; love is definitely in the air and also around all your surroundings. Everything’s decorated with hot red color and signs of love are everywhere. Buying gifts for men is certainly a hard job even on normal days but to get one perfect gift for valentines is definitely a stressful thing for all the ladies out there. The basic thought that comes to everyone’s mind is to get him something that he’ll totally love, but then again you don’t actually know what he’ll cherish and love the most from you. You think that obviously, he has some big expectations from you to get him the perfect gift for Valentine’s. So we thought of coming up with an array of pretty jaw-dropping gifts for the love of your life. So basically whether your man is a businessman or an employee, he definitely has to wear a dress shirt every day.

Get him personalized gold cufflinks, you can get his and your initials or any special date stamped on it, he’ll positively have a big smile on his face whenever he’ll look at them. The next gift in our list is also similar to this previous idea of cufflinks; you can get him a monogrammed wallet. Usually, most men have simply worn out leather wallets which they’ve been using since their high schools, get him a hand-made customized monogrammed wallet and get it personalized with his initials. Next, since we’re living in the modern age of technology so mostly everyone is carrying a laptop or iPad on their way to work. Get him a modern easy to carry a backpack for all his stuff, so that he can keep all his important essentials in one place and usually all new backpacks are water resistant so that’s definitely a plus point.

Another excellent gift you can get him is these new wireless headphones available almost everywhere nowadays. Wireless headphones will definitely come in handy and no doubt that he’ll always think of you when he’ll wear it. And to add another expression of sentimentality in this gift, you can prepare him a customized playlist of his favorites and tag it along the headphones. And since usually all men hate to go outside and roam in winters, unlike the ladies, who love the aroma of romantic cold weather. Get him these new customized leather gloves. And the sweet thing is that they have touchscreen compatible tips too so that he doesn’t miss using his tech toys. There are also almost 80% of men out there who just can’t live without their daily dose of coffee.

And since it’s hard in winters to go outside and grab a steaming cup of coffee from your favorite café so you could help him out by gifting him his own caffe latte machine. You can get it fixed in his place and surprise him with freshly brewed coffee; this will definitely melt his heart for sure. And last but not least, if your man is a sports maniac, the one thing that he’ll absolutely love is for you to get him tickets to his favorite sports game; and of course with good seats. This gesture will undeniably make his night and you’ll also get to go and enjoy and cheer on with him, what more could you ask for!


Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting of the Viktor & Rolf label introduced their first scent in 2005 which they called Flowerbomb perfume. Like other fashion designers, these two have their struggles and stories that have contributed to what and whom they have become now.

Both of them were born in the year 1969 and studied in the same school at a Dutch art academy. From their surrealistic approach and style in making and crafting dresses through providing well-motivated concepts and entertaining fashion shows, this is what has marked them out in the fashion realm. More to it, aside from modeling their collections, they also invited renowned artists and musicians to perform at particular shows.

In 2005, the Flowerbomb scent was produced and begun in the world of style and fragrance manufacturing. This enabled them to expand their type of perfume strategy and marketing in the designer fashion empire. When it was released, it became an instant success and created more demand amongst customers. It has become one of the most saleable woman’s perfumes wherever and whenever it is sold.

Why many customers go for Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume

This luxury perfume is an explosion of floral fragrances with an extravagant scent that provides women a glamorous and sumptuous feeling. It truly is one of the best smelling perfume for women. This creates a wild sensual ambiance; even a small application awakens your senses. It has got an oriental aroma with a delicate balance and blending of herbs including refreshing bergamot, green tea, patchouli, freesias, and cent flora roses as well as the enchanting and blooming jasmine and orchids with a sensual aroma of sandalwood. Its fragrance notes give the perfume a moderate and flowery whiff that is very much suited for all skin types and recommended for casual wear. With its deeper sense and elements of bouquet floral scent due to the harmonious blending of its notes, it provides delightful and heads turning fragrance.

The Flowerbomb has another version that was released a year after it was initially launched. The Flowerbomb Extreme was introduced to the market in 2006 – the Extreme version is a stronger and more intense fragrance than the original scent.


The perfume’s bottle was styled and designed in the shape of a grenade, but its designer fashion house described it as a multi-faceted diamond. The fragrance also comes in different editions with eau de toilette spray, Eau de perfume spray, and Eau de perfume splash mini.

Here are the pros and cons of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume so you can decide if you are going to prefer this option more than the other fragrances.


  • Cheap
  • If you will compare the price of perfumes of this brand and other brands the Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume are cheaper than them on the market.
  • Easy to buy online or shops
  • All you need is to search the dealers and then place your order.
  • Choose the Strength of the Scent
  • There are different strengths to the scent of potpourri depending on how you made use of the Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume. Since preference is significant to enjoy the smell, the available online tutorials on how to tweak the smell of your scented incense could help you get the best relaxing aroma in your home.


  • Hard to Replicate the Smell
  • The smell of the perfume is precise according to the set standards of the company.
  • Costly

Some companies may price these perfumes expensive.


The Twilight franchise has long been over and Kristen Stewart no longer holds the title of ‘highest paid actress in Hollywood’ as of 2013. This little fact had been revealed when Forbes released the list of 2013’s highest-paid actresses not so long ago. On it, we find popular names like Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman, but also newcomers like Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone.

Although still not earning as much as their male counterparts, the top earning actresses in Hollywood made a lot more last year than the actresses who made the top 10 in previous years. So without further ado, here are the top 10 highest paid actresses of 2013.

1. Angelina Jolie ($33 Million)

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie regained her title as the highest paid actresses in 2013 after she had managed to earn $33 million in the past calendar year. The activist, actress and busy mom had also topped the list back in 2011, back when she had earned approximately $30 to tie in with Sarah Jessica Parker. Angelina had also topped the list back when she had earned $27 million in 2008 and 2009. Those of you who have paid attention to the news will know that Angelina won a battle with cancer last year, and she came back stronger than ever.

2. Jennifer Lawrence ($26 Million)

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence

It arguable that Jennifer Lawrence is the new “It Girl” in Hollywood, and she definitely had quite a huge year in 2012, which is how she Forbes top ten list of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood for 2013. Apart from winning the Best Actress Award at the Oscars for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence also managed to pull in $26 million. Furthermore, judging by the attention Jennifer is getting at the moment from fans and critics alike, it would be safe to call her ‘Hollywood’s Sweetheart’, and presume that she will find her way on this top 10 next year as well.

3. Kristen Stewart ($22 Million)

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart

The vampire-themed fantasy romance films that led to Kristen Stewart’s rise to fame had come to an end in November 2012. Apparently, the money continued rolling in for Kristen Stewart even after the series had ended, although she never managed to exceed the $34.5 million she had earned in 2012. Nonetheless, total earnings of $26 million helped her secure the spot of Hollywood’s third highest paid actress in 2013.

4. Jennifer Aniston ($20 Million)

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

As of 2013, Jennifer Aniston’s earnings are a total of $20. Jennifer Aniston would probably never have to work another day because of role in the NBC sitcom, Friends, for a total of 10 seasons. Perhaps that is why the movies she has been doing lately have more to do with appealing her artistic side than her bank account but that did not stop her from earning the fourth biggest paycheck in Hollywood in 2013.

5. Emma Stone ($16 Million)

Emma Stone
Emma Stone

Emma Stone is currently among the biggest Hollywood stars after rising through the ranks after hitting the big screen in Superbad back in 2007. To quite an extent, it was because of her that The Help turned into one of 2011’s most profitable films and in 2012, she landed the role of Gwen Stacey in the Amazing Spiderman, which was her first big-budgeted film. She is also an integral part of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, which has just been released.

6. Charlize Theron – ($15 Million)

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron

Over the years, Charlize Theron has starred in both big-budget and smaller films. She seems to be fond of balancing her work. For instance, in 2011 she starred in Young Adult and in 2012 she had starred in Snow White and the Huntsman. Perhaps her latest big-budget role was in the $403 million Prometheus, and also has plenty of high-paid endorsement for brands, such as Dior. Funny enough, she also played the wicked witch in a movie that portrayed Kristen Stewart as being prettier that she is, which many people considered out of this world.

7. Sandra Bullock ($14 Million)

Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock was out of the spotlight for quite some time before she made her return in 2013, landing roles in The Heat and Gravity. Things are certainly not the way they were back in 2009, when she won a Best Actress Award for her role in The Blind Side, which was a $30 million film that ended up earning $309 million. Naysayers will of course say that Gravity had nothing going for it except the amazing camera work, but Sandra really did a wonderful job.

8. Natalie Portman ($14 Million)

Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman

Portman is certainly an actress who can captivate the crowd’s attention and she has quickly been proving this late, especially since her Oscar Winning role in Black Swan and that is not all. In 2011, she also starred in No Strings Attached, a romantic comedy that went on to earn $150 million despite being on an approximate budget of just $25.

9. Mila Kunis ($11 Million)

Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis

There were two huge films that contributed to Mila Kunis securing a spot among Hollywood’s highest paid actresses in 2013. In 2012 she starred in Ted and in 2013 she starred in Oz: The Great and Powerful, two films that earned a total of $1 billion at the box office. No doubt, Mila Kunis is currently among Hollywood’s most sough-after actresses.

10. Julia Roberts ($11 Million)

Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts

Finding good roles for many actresses at the age Julia Roberts has reached is often challenging, and they usually take whatever roles are offered to them. However, Julia Roberts remains picky and naturally she has not stared in too many films lately. Yet, surprisingly she managed to bag $11 and remains among the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.