Month: December 2011

Catering to the Masses: Holiday Special

Does the thought of one more thing added to your ‘to-do list’ just make you want to run and hide? With all you have to accomplish this season, wouldn’t it be nice to take some of the stress off? Well, help is just a phone call away! The folks at Lookout Steakhouse, Salute Italian and Back Bay Restaurant have a way to take some of the burdens off your shoulders. Whether it’s Christmas dinner for the family or your upcoming Mardi Gras Ball, these fine professionals can supply you with everything you need to make your party one to remember. Anything on the menu can be ordered for pickup or catered directly to your event. A lot of time and preparation goes into that special meal and all that fussing can sometime make you want to pull your hair out! But, with the help of the “holiday dinner elves” at these fine restaurants, your meal can be fabulous and stress free. The Lookout Event Center is also available for you to book in advance when your group is just too large for your dining room table. The event center is very close to the Gulfport Mardi Gras Parade route and would be a nice place to hang out with family and friends on Fat Tuesday. With the holidays in full swing it’s nice to know that you can still pull off a party that will wow your guests and not break your pocket book. The event center can be decorated professionally to match your theme and the food can be made to reflect the atmosphere you desire. (more…)

Still Fighting for a Balanced Budget & for our Armed Forces

Dear Friend,

I was disappointed last Friday to see House Democrats united against a balanced budget amendment (BBA). American families sit down at their kitchen tables and balance their checkbooks and bank accounts to make sure they live within their means. The federal government should do the same. Friday was an unfortunate missed opportunity by Democrats to sit at the table with Republicans to create a better environment for job growth through reduced spending and a balanced budget. (more…)

Bayou View Fitness Center

Happy 1st Anniversary! Bayou View Fitness Center is not your run-of-the-mill gym where crowds of people occupy the machines just when you want to use them. This place is like having your own personal workout facility in your own home. The machines are all top notch Matrix and brand new. Even the towel service uses only the best towels money can buy. The atmosphere is inviting without being too over-the-top and even the water is specially filtered and eliminates any unsavory flavors or pathogens. (more…)

Last Minute Christmas Gift

If you are looking for an extra special last-minute Christmas gift for the girlfriend, wife, or mother, a gift certificate to a spa, her favorite clothing store, or favorite restaurant is easy, fool proof and sure to impress.  Knocking out your Christmas shopping is a breeze when you choose gift certificates or gift cards to give to the ones you love. It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!
1. Call the place of business and find out your options – ask about the gift certificates/cards, what values are available – how big and how small.  Do they expire? Then make your choices accordingly
2. Pick up the gift certificate – Most often, you will be presented with the card and an envelope, it will be up to you to make it extra special with a holiday gift bag and a great bow or ribbons. Be sure and  add a holiday touch.
3. Place it under the tree – You’re all set!   Congratulations!  You made an excellent choice and she will love it
Merry Christmas!

The History of New Year’s Resolutions

The tradition of the New Year’s Resolutions goes all the way back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar.
With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions and many Romans looked for forgiveness from their enemies and also exchanged gifts before the beginning of each year. (more…)

A Brief History of Christmas

Christmas is special. Christmas is magic. It is a time of warmth and peace. A season when we can revel unashamedly in nostalgia and tradition. The cynics amongst us have described Christmas as a period of preparations, invitations, anticipations, relations, frustrations, prostration and recuperation! But to most of us it is, above all else, a time of celebration. It always has been, and let’s hope it always will be. (more…)