Sauvignon Blanc with notes of weed sounds strange, right? But it does exist. Here’s a wine that has been infused with cannabis. It’s been trending since last year. The Canna Vine and Mary Jane Wines cost about $400 a bottle, but California-based Rebel Coast Winery is releasing a more affordable bottle for about $60.
Benefits of weed wine
The wine is alcohol-free, it can be legally shipped to and sold in dispensaries within the state of California.
The wine is a Sauvignon Blanc that’s been marijuana-infused with roughly four milligrams of THC per serving, taking approximately 15 minutes to get a kick
A drinker will feel high instead of drunk.
No hangover because the booze is removed from the wine.
Bright, citrusy flavor and crisp taste, it will have notes of lemongrass, lavender, and citrus.
Searching for spirited music? Here’s a new release from Elena Andujar entitled “Flamenco in Time.” This disc introduces the young talent of percussionist, singer and song writer, Antonio Andujar, as a professional musician. It also debuts MyMy Lady G, aka House vocalist, composer and poet, MadyY “Pepper” Gomez, as Producer and Director.
Flamenco is endangered music and “Flamenco in Time” brings flamenco elements into the world of dance music complete with jamming house-style club mixes. Elena Andujar has always been an artist ahead of her time as she builds on her roots and continues to create, rap, and sing from her flamenco heart. By bringing flamenco framed music to today’s people, she keeps traditional flamenco alive as well.
Share the album “Flamenco in Time.”
Flamenco in TimeTrack List
1. Una Vez Mas
2. Fever ( Matt’s LateNite Ride)
3. El Despertador (Club Mix)
4. El Despertador (Matt’s Latenight Workout)
5. What It is (Vocal Mix)
6. What It is (Matt & MyMy’s Discofunk Mix) dedicated to the Queen of Soul
7. What It Is (Matt’s Peak Hour Mix)
Styles: Flamenco inspired dance songs, Latin house dance mixes Similar To: Sia, Inna, Kaleena Zanders
New music videos by Elena Andujar
Born of the richness that is Elena Andujar, this release (“El Desperatador”) features Latin/spanish rap with flamenco elements in a danceable and catchy song form. “Es Asi/What It Is” was written especially for Elena and showcases her ability to jam her vox off! Dedicated to and inspired by the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin.
About Elena Andujar
Elena Andujar was born in Sevilla, birthplace of flamenco. From these roots, she was raised in an atmosphere in which flamenco is a way of life. As a child, she was infused with the music, singing and dance of these traditions. Elena began formally studying dance at age 10 and by age 20 had graduated in Classical Spanish dance from the school of Matilde Coral and Rafael El Negro in Sevilla.
Her first professional performances began as a flamenco dancer with Antonio Canales on his Japanese tour in 1990 with Ketama. But she soon became known as aafter Joaquín Cortés asked her to sing in his shows Cibayi (1993) and Pasión Gitana (1994).
Currently, she is director of her own flamenco school in Madrid, where in addition to singing and dance, classes are given in all aspects of flamenco. As a premiere and certified flamenco dance teacher, she includes cante and music, particularly the cajon, in all of her classes. Her current and second CD,” Flamenco in Time”, reflects Elena’s continued roots and fusion expressions. Get ready to dance!
Searching for new music? Check out 15-year-old California indie pop singer/ songwriter Julia Krueger’s new EP “For(e)go.” This EP poses timeless reflection of murky identity, the heartbreak of going forward after the death of friendships, and the challenges of love and religion.
When listening to “For(e)go”, we appreciate the lyrical ingenuity and signature vocals. Krueger is a compelling singer and songwriter. I recommend anyone searching for a sense of identity and connectedness to society to have a listen to “For(e)go” on Spotify.
For(e)go Track List:
3. Three Days
4. Quarter Year Conflict
5. Blue Thread
6. Pavement (Acoustic)
Styles: Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter Similar To: Norah Jones, Birdy, Sarah McLachlin, Adele
Watch the music video “Pavement” by Julia Krueger:
About Julia Krueger
Julia began playing piano at age five, and began writing poetry shortly after. By age 15, she had carved heart, mind, and soul into four songs—Pavement, Blue Thread, Quarter-Year Conflict, and Three Days —for her debut EP.
Currently hailing from Southern California, with emotional ties to her roots in Cleveland, Ohio, Julia naturally blends various sensibilities and perspective into her songwriting.
Have you seen the new inspiring visuals by Los Angeles based artist Monti produced and co-written by Josh Stevens (LMFAO, Calvin Harris, The Game)? It’s worth the watch.
Monti’s music is empowering and lyrically thought-provoking. She sings about overcoming a life of hardships, including her experience in an abusive broken home filled with drugs and alcoholism. Monti has escaped a life of gangs, mental hospitals, groups homes… you name it. But she’s a survivor and her turbulent past is brilliantly conveyed in her debut song ‘Echo’ with moody synths and electro pop. Watch here:
Echo (Official Visual Video) Back Story:
Reggie Snowden is an aspiring fashion design student from Los Angeles, California.
After meeting and designing outfits for JoshStevens, Reggie opened up about how he had to travel to and from school, up early mornings each day to take buses and trains from Inglewood to North Hollywood, Ca. All the while still juggling graveyard night shifts for work each evening.
Josh thought it was an inspiring and fascinating story. So he and Echo video director Matt Champagin gave Reggie a $50 budget and a camera, the Echo video is the result of Reggie’s story and truly beautiful perspective. It gives a raw up close look at Los Angeles.
A new year calls for trying new things, including quality wine … organic wine! As of January 2018 ProudPour, an organic wine supplier, Sauvignon Blanc has helped restored over 7.5 million oysters, which are cleaning over 220 million gallons of water per day. The company’s Pinot Noir has helped plant over 8 million wildflowers for native bee species.
ProudPour also has new vintages with organic certification, and have dramatically redesigned their labels to be clearer about the mission of ProudPour. See below:
Every month Fromgirltogirl likes to try something new, including new music. In doing so, we discovered Swiss electro-pop artist Amaris’s album ‘Neon Colors.’ It features 11 tracks. When compared to other musicians, Amaris has a similar voice to Annie Lennox, Lorde, Lily Allen and Björk. Neon Colors released together with the new Geiko album ‘The Hollow’ November 2017.
You can listen to the album via the Neon Colors Spotify playlist. Highly recommend this album to those interested in female electronic dance music. Amaris is a fresh face with a great vibe.
About music artist Amaris Wenceslas
Amaris was born 1999 in Switzerland. She is not only a singer but also an author and actress – trained in drama, dance and classical singing. Follow her on Facebook to learn more.
Born in a small town near Amsterdam in 1964, Saycille worked at various
jobs. After, at the age of 52, she lost her job at the home healthcare where a lot of clients felt isolated and alone, she worked as a volunteer at Tijd voor Meedoen (TvM) at the community centre, a project to enhance the self supportiveness of a community.
Whether you are a cheater or been cheated on, cheaters won’t stop cheating in 2018. In a new report, Ashley Madison, the #1 website worldwide for married dating and affairs, polled 4,000 of its users to identify the top New Year’s resolutions among those with extramarital partners. Here are the top-3:
34% say increasing the amount of new experiences with their extramarital partner
31% say being healthier by eating better and exercising
13% say spending more time with their extramarital partner
Bottom line: The Ashley Madison data reveals that cheaters are planning more adulterous fun in the New Year. At the end of the day cheaters are quite content with how their relationships (well, at least one of their relationships) are going and don’t need a resolution because of it. In this survey, 65% of respondents say they are either having an affair or pursuing an affair, of which 73% already have one extramarital partner, with 27% having multiple partners now.
Planning a New Year’s resolution is something that people do when they want to make a positive change in their lives, a change to make them happier, says Isabella Mise, Director of Communications for Ashley Madison. Our members are showing us that they are already happy or on a pathway to finding happiness and that’s why they don’t feel the need to make a New Year’s resolution.
Is getting into shape one of your new year’s resolutions? Don’t give up. Getting in shape is a big resolution each year and Ashley Madison , the world’s leading married dating website, surveyed its members to find out if their extramarital relationships motivated them to live a healthier lifestyle by exercising. The survey results show that cheaters are more likely to stay in shape while in an extramarital relationship.Here are key takeaways from their study:
52% say their spouse isn’t fit and 58% say they wish their spouse exercised more
70% say that their extramarital relationships actually motivate them to stay fit
12% of women (vs. 9 % of men) use the excuse of ‘going to the gym’ to meet their extramarital partner
The findings also go into the top exercises that turn people on (male vs. female) and much more. Check it out below:
Nearly half (41%) of respondents exercise 2-5 times per week and 80% consider themselves to have an average level of physical fitness. But it’s not the new year’s resolutions that are keeping cheaters fit, 70% of survey respondents say it’s their extramarital relationships that motivate them. This goes both ways as 71% consider their extramarital partner to be fit and/or seek an extramarital partner that is fit. Not surprising because let’s face it, healthy is sexy.
But if they’re in search of someone who is fit, does this mean their spouse doesn’t fall into this category? The answer is yes with 52% saying they don’t consider their spouse to be fit and 58% saying they wish their spouse exercised more often.
Working out or “Working out”?
Gyms are noticeably busier in January, bringing new people together and more wandering eyes. In a previous survey of Ashley Madison members, going to the gym was the fifth most common excuse for men (9%) and women (12%) when planning to meet with their extramarital partner. However, in a recent survey done of Ashley Madison members, when cheaters do go to the gym 73% say they are there strictly to exercise and not to seek an extramarital partner. Moreover, 72% are not likely to exercise with their spouse or their secret partner.
Even though they aren’t consciously seeking an affair at the gym, it doesn’t mean there aren’t certain exercises that work as a turn on for gym goers. The top exercise that turns people on most is yoga/stretching (51%), followed by squats (19%).
Top exercises that turn people on the most when someone else performs them
Yoga/stretching – 51%
Squats – 19%
Other – 13%
Bicep curls – 6%
Stationary bike – 3%
Other – 26%
Yoga/stretching – 22%
Bicep curls – 19%
Squats – 16%
Tricep pull-down -7%
Jump rope – 5%
Stationary bike – 3%
Lunges – 2%
Pilates Machine – 1%
Yoga/stretching – 59%
Squats – 20%
Other – 9%
Stationary bike -3%
Lunges – 3%
Jump rope – 2%
Bicep curls – 2%
Tricep pull-down – 1%
Pilates machine – 1%
*Survey of 1,112 members of Ashley Madison between January 3, 2018 – January 4, 2018.
** Survey of 1,491 members of Ashley Madison between October 4, 2017- October 13, 2017.
Starting a family or have a growing family? The new year is a good time to find how much it will cost to keep your family healthy and happy. In a new report by the personal-finance website WalletHub, 2018’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family. People are optimistic about growth in hiring and single-family home starts.
Best and worst states to raise a family
To compose the list of best states to put down family roots, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 42 key indicators of family friendliness. In the report, the data set ranges from median family salary to housing affordability to unemployment. See below:
Best States for Families
Worst States for Families
Highlights from the report
Minnesota has the highest median family annual income (adjusted for cost of living), $80,399, which is 1.8 times higher than in Hawaii, where it is lowest at $44,295.
Utah has the lowest divorce rate, 16.18 percent, which is 1.6 times lower than in Nevada, where it is highest at 26.57 percent.
New Hampshire has the lowest share of families living below the poverty level, 5.3 percent, which is 3.3 times lower than in Mississippi, where it is highest at 17.4 percent.
Mississippi has the lowest average annual cost of early childcare (adjusted for median family income), 6.15 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in the New York, where it is highest at 14.12 percent.
New Hampshire has the lowest infant-mortality rate, 4.18 percent, which is 2.2 times lower than in Mississippi, where it is highest at 9.27 percent.
Maine has the fewest violent crimes (per 1,000 residents), 1.24, which is 6.5 times fewer than in Alaska, the state with the most at 8.04.