Brookstone Dash 4-Wheeled Expandable Carry-On Suitcase Review

The Brookstone Dash 4-wheeled expandable carry-on suitcase, is a very durable hard sides and lightweight design (it’s lightweight it weighs less than 7 lbs.), The hard shell exterior is made from an ultra-light, durable polycarbonate and ABS blend. The four 360º spinner wheels can very easily be pushed, bulled or scooted forward as you stand in lines. Retractable, extendable telescoping handle locks into place in 2 positions, and is tall enough for me a 6’3” man. The expandable sides (expands 2”) give you a little wiggle room when you come back from a trip with more than you took. The new interior straps and a zippered panel let you keep things a bit more organized.

It meets most U.S. airline carry-on requirements, you won’t get bothered if it fits in the overhead luggage bin. The dimensions (includes handle and wheels) are, 22″h x 14.3″w x 10″d, it weighs 6.6 lbs.

Brookstone provides a one-year limited warranty with this product, visit www.brookstone.com or call 1-800-846-3000 for more details.

Where did I buy it? Brookstone
What color did I buy? Black, it matches my larger checked luggage.
How much did it cost? It is usually $149, I purchased mine today on sale for $99.

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Trump vs. Bush, Bush & Winning

Jeb Bush has proved to be the strongest candidate, he stood up and called Donald Trump out, something all the other candidates, news channel anchors/reporters, talk show hosts, voters, republicans… have been afraid to do. Looking for a candidate that wants to move this country forward, be strong and not constantly talk about the problems and what the left is doing Jeb Bush is looking very Presidential.

It was not a knock out, yet he definitely knocked him down a few times, caused some bleeding and got him off his stance. It’s only mid fight so if Jeb Bush can keep it up it could be a knock out or a win.

Donald J Trump who since the beginning of his campaign has said everything under the sun to get attention, a reality TV star who knows how to get ratings and the attention of viewers. Tell people what they want to hear yet are afraid to say, fake it till you make it, become friends with people who like you and enemies with the people that don’t like you or cross you. Trump’s way, don’t talk, yell, be loud and continuously fight with easy prey, soft-spoken people that will not fight back. But wait…

Governor Jeb Bush, (Florida’s first two-term Republican governor) knows a thing or two about acting Presidential, looking Presidential and being Presidential, he has a father who was President George H.W. Bush and a brother who was a two term President George W. Bush. We can all agree that we may not have liked everything these former Presidents did yet they were strong leaders, until now we have not seen that from Jeb Bush yet now has proven to be the strongest leader.

Jeb Bush called Donald Trump out on TV in the GOP debate on CNN. Jeb Bush said Donald Trump is great at the one-liners but he is a chaos candidate and went on to say he was unhinged. Standing up to Donald Trump known as being a bit of a bully worked, Bush had Trump in the corner and everyone knew it when Trump complained to Hugh Hewitt that it was very sad that all the questions were about what he said. The viewers and the crowd have not digested what exactly happened right then, but now realize Jeb Bush stood up to Donald Trump and call him out, something no one has done before. Now Donald Trump is scared he has been revealed and Jeb Bush is moving forward and will win the GOP Nomination for 2016.

Jeb Bush has proved that he is not afraid of Donald Trump’s loud talking something everyone is scared of. Jeb Bush has a way of muffling the volume of Trump and focusing on what Trump is saying he gets his advice on foreign policy from watching shows, that Donald Trump has no idea what America’s Nuclear Triad is… Trump instead of doing his homework will just tell someone they are ugly, that nobody cares about you, your fat, low energy… it’s Donald Trump name calling and it works with weak people who have something to hide or don’t know how to stand up to a bully.

Why don’t you want to stand up to or cross Donald Trump, and why won’t any other GOP cross Donald Trump? Trump’s way of talking is give someone a compliment followed up by an insult, Jeb Bush is honestly a very nice person, but we need tough people we need toughness… Jeb Bush has proved that he is tough, strong and we will all see his leadership skills revealed as I predict in the near future others are going to stand up to Donald Trump, they are going to find similar ways to get out of in front of the megaphone like loudness that is Donald Trump learn to listen to what is being said then responding with smart answers.

What comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump?
Donald Trump is worth many billions of dollars and that is should scare you, Trump is a brand could be a good one but most people don’t think so, Trump it’s a game, Trump it’s a vodka, Trump is tacky, Trump said, Rosie Odanel is disgusting, she’s a looser, fat ass… because she disagreed with him on something (don’t cross Trump unless your as tough as Jeb Bush), Vince McMann wrestling fan, You’re Fired, The Apprentice if you want to work for Trump, You’ve been Trumped, Birther movement demanding to see President Obama’s Birth Certificate, Unsuccessful Marriages, Unsuccessful businesses Trump Vodka, Unsuccessful real estate, Unsuccessful, Blames everyone else, Trump says I’m Rich, I’m smart, He tweets, fighting with others, good at name calling, I’m rich, I’m full of crap, and I am not well spoken, Bum, looser, talk down to others when you have nothing else to say. He aligns himself with extreme people and views, he has not stayed loyal to either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party and constantly threatens to run as an independent. He feeds off of the haters from the Tea Party, he focuses on the past, he doesn’t believe in science or global warming, he focuses on anything but the facts, he is out of touch, over 8 billion dollars, he puts himself on a pedestal, elitist persona, I’m great, I’m rich, egotistical, he said he will be the greatest, he won’t shut up about himself, Trump University $35,000 for an Entrepreneurship learning from Trump another scam, multiple corporate bankruptcies 3 Atlantic casinos (Taj Majal, how do you bankrupt a casino), big failures, bridge burner, he sues everyone Univision, Bill Mahr, won’t admit to failures, Publically shame people, groups, and businesses…
He says things that would alienate foreign partners
Mexicans, NBC has cut ties with Trump, he’s a trash talker, STO State the obvious… we need strong boarders, Constantly making fun of the current President, Don’t cross Trump because he will sue you.

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Star Wars Inspired Lightsaber Battle Sets A World Record

Star Wars Inspired Lightsaber Battle took place in downtown Los Angeles Friday night when thousands of Star Wars fans in costume gathered battle it out and in the mean time set a world record. It started around 9:OO p.m. in downtown LA’s Pershing Square (532 S Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90013). Yes this is the battle that you will see in other cities like San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and due to it’s success many more to come.
I felt like I was at the live Star Wars The Force Awakens movie. This was organized by a company called New Mind Space, yet the actual Star Wars fans who came out in drones to participate were the main attraction.

  

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Rent A Christmas Tree A Real Potted Tree

I’m dreaming of an ECO friendly Christmas… Do you like a traditional tree but don’t have a fire place, most people will dry the tree out after the holidays and use it for firewood. You don’t have a fireplace and you don’t like to think of a tree that is cut down just for a one month decoration then put in the trash and taken to a landfill. Now you can rent a tree, The Living Christmas Company, a Southern California company now allows customers to rent a living potted tree for the holidays. You can now have a fresh-smelling live tree in your home rather than one that is dying out day by day. A potted tree can only stay indoors for about three weeks before it’s health begins to deteriorate, so plan your three weeks, or do what we did this year and get one tree, three weeks later trade it out for a second one. After a tree is returned the trees are cared for in various lots around Southern California. When the Christmas trees become too big and can no longer be rented they are planted in the community. With delivery and pickup in a Bio Diesel truck this year renting a tree is one of the most eco-friendly options, it’s like Christmas for the environment. If you would like to rent a live tree go to The Living Christmas Company.

  

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The Mixing Glass

The Mixing Glass Liquor Store Costa Mesa, CA

Have you ever dreamed of a liquor store that only has products you love. I found that store, The Mixing Glass is a craft cocktail lifestyle store, that sells the hardest to find spirits, best vintages and the most relevant books and bartending tools. If that is not enough to get you into the store they also carry hard to find mixes, bitters and more bitters. It’s not a big store, they don’t carry every brand, the carry the brands that bartenders and industry experts are drawn to, not high priced but highly regarded brands. And best of all they have a knowlegeble approachable staff to help make sure you get what you came in for.

Today as I stopped by to stock up for the weekend they had a celebrity guest, Forrest Cokely one of the most knowledgeable people in the spirits industry worldwide. He’s producer of the blog a drink with forrest… he has been a judge in top spirits competitions Miami Rum Renaissance, San Diego Spirits Festival, Craft Competition… He has been invited to distilleries worldwide and has helped produce respectable successful brands. He’s the guy you can ask about a product on the shelf and learn everything there is to know about that spirit. Forrest has a following and for all the right reasons, people are content drinking highly marketed spirits. Yet after “a drink with forrest…” or after a recommendation from Forrest, you become knowledgeable about what your drinking. Craft, artisan, small batch… there not just words put on a bottle for marketing, they are descriptive words that are used in describing unique spirits brands. Unique spirits brands are not in every liquor store and almost never at your local pharmacy. They are rare, handcrafted and mostly bottled by hand, they make great gifts as hard to find brands add value and yes they are worth the extra stop even on a Friday in rush hour.

So what did I purchase today you ask, my usual for the wife and for me ArteNOM Añejo 1146 Tequila, yes I could tell you more about this tequila than my go to tequila I have been drinking for over a decade, thank you Forrest.

The Mixing Glass is located at The OC Mix, Orange County’s Acclaimed shopping destination, located within Costa Mesa’s SoCo and home to many locally owned boutiques, specialty food spots and a weekly farmers market.
3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  

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Top 3 Tequila Gifts This Christmas

Casamigos Blanco Tequila Co-Owned by actor George Clooney and nightlife impresario Rande Gerber, this blanco is smooth and light. The aromas are restrained, but on the palate look for mild agave sweetness backed by lemon zest, ginger and white pepper sparks, plus a candied lemon-peel note on the gentle exit. 92 points $39.99 from Hi Time Wine.

Muchote Reposado Premium Tequila, is made by Feliciano Vivanco y Asociados, in Los Altos, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico. The Vivanco family have been agaveros, growing agave for five generations. The Vivanco 800 acre Los Altos farms are known for rich red clay soil that produce a softer/sweeter tequila. Muchote Reposado Tequila is a single estate tequila, made from 100% Weber Blue tequilana agave. A great gift as scarcity adds value, known as the most awarded reposado tequila and a great tequila for a great price. 94 Points $29.99 from Hi Time Wine.

Casa Noble 2 Year Anejo Tequila is our most refined Tequila, this exquisite Tequila is matured in French White Oak barrels for two years and extra aged to perfection. This limited production spirit exhibits a deep golden tone, has an exceptional bouquet and body, and ranks among the finest distilled spirits in the world. It is beautifully contained in an artisan purple glass decanter. 94 Points $48.99 from Hi Time Wine

   
   

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VUARNET SUNGLASSES

Vuarnet VL002’s sunglasses made in France, are back and I still have a pair from my skiing days in Colorado. So sporty, stylish and functional, the French Skylinx lens developed in the late 1950’s. For over 50 years Vuarnet has been producing the best protection for your eyes using a patented mineral glass (yes glass not plastic) lens manufactured in the firms own Paris ateliers. Scratch and shock resistant, the lens features phenomenal optical clairty, high color perception, hydrophobic and anti reflective. The finest sun protection and never out of style frame ever made. If you want to order a pair I found them in both black and white available from a company called Guideboat Co. for just $215 a pair.

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Bandwagon Taxi Share App Save Time & Money

Bandwagon helps millions of people travel, at the same time, in the same direction. Bandwagon makes it easy to share taxis, saving time, money and the environment. Bandwagon matches passengers in long taxi lines at airports, conferences and other crowded venues, providing a more affordable mobility alternative to waiting in long taxi lines and black car services.

Once You Download the Bandwagon App Follow These Easy Four Steps:

STEP ONE: SEARCH FOR A RIDESHARE BY POSTING YOUR ROUTE, OR BROWSE ALL RIDES NEAR YOUR LOCATION.

STEP TWO: BANDWAGON WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE’VE FOUND A GOOD MATCH.

STEP THREE: CONNECT WITH YOUR RIDE PARTNER TO FIGURE OUT WHERE AND WHEN TO MEET.

STEP FOUR: USE BANDWAGON’S SIMPLE PAYMENT INTERFACE TO SETTLE THE BILL WHEN THE RIDE IS OVER.

Go to the Bandwagon website to learn more or get on their mailing list, also download the Bandwagon App and start saving time, money and the environment today.

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