Friday, May 24, 2019

Memorial Day Offer for Cirque du Soleil LUZIA in Hartford, CT This Summer -- Save 30% Off Tickets For a Limited Time! Get Your Tickets Now! + Enter to #WIN a Family 4-Pack!!! #Giveaway #LUZIA #cirquedusoleil

Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets in exchange for promoting this show.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

Escape to a world of wonders this Summer with LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil!

Performances now scheduled from June 19 to July 21, 2019
under the white-and-gold Big Top on Market Street

Due to popular demand, Cirque du Soleil is excited to be adding two weeks of performances (July 9 to 21, 2019) to the previously-announced Hartford engagement of its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production

LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. With its new dates of June 19 to July 21, 2019, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top on Market Street to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.


Earlier this year, (I still can't believe it is already May) we took our girls to their first Cirque du Soleil show in Massachusetts, and they LOVED it!  They still talk about it to this day, and ask when we can go see it again.  Well, I made their day today when I told them that the there was a new Cirque du Soleil show, LUZIA, making a stop in Hartford, CT this summer, and that we would be attending.  I wish you could have seen their big smiles, as their eyes lit up.  I showed them the following trailer to give them an idea about what this particular show would be about, and the were so amazed at what they were seeing, and wished that June would get here already, so that they could go and see another great Cirque du Soleil.  I can't wait to start planning for our fun day out in the city in June, when we head to Hartford to take in this Cirque du Soleil under the big top.  This is definitely one Big Top show you don't want to wish, and one your whole family will love!  And, right now, you can score a great deal on tickets.

About LUZIA:

To learn more about the integration of water in LUZIA, watch

--Memorial Day Special Offer--

Save 30% on tickets this Memorial Day weekend!

For a limited time only, save 30% of tickets to select Hartford performances of LUZIA scheduled from June 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019, under the Big Top on Market Street. **Offer valid on Price Levels 1, 2 & 3 of select performances. Prices may vary upon tickets categories. While supplies last. Offer ends June 2 at 11:59pm (local time).

For more information about this offer, visit

Regular tickets for all Hartford performances of LUZIA are available online at


“LUZIA(…) is superb”
The Chicago Tribune

Dazzle(s) the eye with luminous spectacle and gasp-worthy, derring-do.
Bay Area News Group

"In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.

More about LUZIA – A waking dream of Mexico:

Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, in association with Brigitte Poupart, LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul.

With mesmerizing and refreshing acrobatic performances, LUZIA brings traditional and contemporary circus disciplines to a whole new level. Cyr Wheel artists perform the unprecedented feat of rolling and spinning under the rain, while an aerialist suspended from a Trapeze flies and twirls through pouring showers. Hoop Diving is taken onto gigantic treadmills, expanding exponentially the speed and amount of daring leaps executed. Jaw-dropping highlights include a male contortionist skillfully twisting his body in the world’s most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of cenote (natural sinkhole), and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulations. "

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Thanks to the kind folks at Cirque du Soleil, one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will have a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the opening night show.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Tips That Will Help You to Feel More Confident About Your Body

Feeling confident about your body doesn’t have to be difficult. It also doesn’t have to be a long and hard journey either. In fact, these top tips should help you to get well on your way.

Fake it

Body confidence is attractive. If you love the way that you look then it’s a known fact that everyone else will too. Ditching your negative mindset may seem impossible, and this is understandable. If you want to really help yourself however then you need to fake it until you make it. When you see yourself in the mirror, don’t pick up on every flaw. Instead, tell yourself that you are stunning, and also don’t talk about yourself in a negative way. Carry yourself well because when you do this, you will feel way better about yourself in general.

Trade those Negative Thoughts

If you have a negative thought pop into your head, just let it go. Trade it for something positive. When you do this, you will soon find it easier than ever to let those thoughts go and you may even find that you are more confident as a result. If you have family or even friends who are putting you down, then cut them out of your life. If you have someone who is constantly projecting negativity onto you then this is a sign that they are insecure, and sometimes you just don’t need people like this in your life.

Sign Out

Social media can be unhealthy if you are suffering from a low level of body confidence. Social media is not a reality at all, and you’re only seeing what your friends want to see. It’s important that you don’t get swept up in all of this because it won’t be doing you any favours. Instead of going on social media, try and find a more positive outlet. This can stop you from overthinking and it can also help you to focus more on yourself too. Reading is a great choice, and it can help you to stay away from your phone for a little while.

Find a Workout

Science has shown that exercise is a fantastic mood booster. When those endorphins kick in, you will soon find that you feel way better about yourself. The hard thing about exercise is staying motivated. If the gym just isn’t keeping you engaged, then try and find a workout that does. The best thing about working out is that it will help you to slim down and become more toned too. If you are concerned about your look or if you want to get rid of frown lines then there are plenty of facial creams out there that you can use in conjunction.

Express Yourself

When you have very low self-esteem, you may get into the habit of wearing clothing items that cover you up all the time. You shouldn’t do this if possible. Wear clothes that show your figure with pride, revamp your wardrobe and even try and find a happy medium. When you do this, you will feel way better about yourself.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

New England Residents Take Note: FREE EVENT: Lexington's Discovery Day on Sat. May 25th

Celebrate Lexington's Discovery Day this
Saturday, May 25th

Celebrate the beginning of summer at Lexington's 40th annual Discovery Day on Saturday, May 25. Sponsored by the Lexington Retailers Association and hosted by over 90 of Lexington’s businesses and civic organizations, this is a special day to "rediscover" the delights of our town. Meet up with friends and neighbors as you walk freely along Massachusetts Avenue in the center of Lexington (closed off this year to auto traffic) for the community street fair featuring live entertainment, local merchandise, delicious food, a beer garden and giveaways!  Festivities begin at 10 am and conclude at 3 pm, with free parking at the Depot lot and meters in the center.

Delicious Food and Drink

Fuel up for the day with a taste of local restaurants including: Abbott’s Frozen Custard, Bertucci’s, Daikanyama’s Japanese Cuisine, Il Casale, Parfait, Rancatore’s Ice Cream, Royal India Bistro, Sanyo, Upper Crust Pizza, Waxy O’Connor’s, and more. Grab a refreshing drink at Berman’s Wine & Spirits beer garden featuring Harpoon and Clown Shoes craft beers.


Between shopping and eating check out what’s happening in town from Lexington’s diverse civic groups.. The kids will enjoy fun activities at Emery Park hosted by Pinot’s Palette, Elite Freestyle Karate, Lexington Education Foundation, LexFUN!, ArtSpan, and more. Be on the lookout for the Red Sox’s mascot Wally, sponsored by William Raveis Real Estate.

There’s much to see and hear!Beginning with performances at the bandstand from the students of the Dance Inn. At 10:45am dance and sing along to music by Ben Rudnick and Friends.. From 11:45am to 12:45pm the Mariachi Mexico Lindo will roam through the crowds, and topping the day off we will be entertained by the talented Lexington High School Jazz Improvisation and Jazz Combo ensembles.

Giveaways & Shopping
Throughout the day there will be drawings for prizes donated by local merchants. To be eligible for the prize drawings pick up an entry from the Lexington Chamber of Commerce booth near Crafty Yankee. Winners will be announced from the bandstand and following Discovery Day winners will be notified of their prize and the location of the business to retrieve their prize through a mailed letter.

There are over 90 local businesses and organizations at Discovery Days and many local shops will have free giveaways and special deals. While you’re in the center stop by the Lexington Historical Society’s Annual Relinquished Treasures Spring Sale at the Depot from 9am - 2pm. The treasures include items donated from local homes such as glassware, china, silver, jewelry, vintage clothing, furniture and collectibles. Proceeds from this sale support the organization, which has been instrumental in preserving our town’s history for over 120 years.

Town Leaders & Services
Get set for summer by purchasing your swim tags and tennis court and golf IDs right on site from the Lexington Recreation Department. Have a question about town or state issues? Both the Lexington Board of Selectmen and State Representative Michelle Ciccolo will be present to hear your opinions and share current news. Learn about fire safety from the Lexington Fire Department with a visit in the “Safe House”. Get the latest safety tips from Lexington Police Department. The Lexington Department of Public Works, Department Water & Sewer Division will provide information on water conservation and quality, while the Environmental Service Division will demonstrate composting and recycling.  

Discovery Day is made possible with the additional financial support of the following businesses:
Grant B. Cole Realtors, Keith Asarkof DMD & Associates, Avenue Deli, Cambridge Trust Company, Fancy Flea Antiques & Fine Jewelry, Lexington Dental Associates, Lexington Graphics, Lexington Toyota, Salem Five Insurance Services, Signature Stationers, Spaulding Outpatient Center for Children at Lexington, Tricon Sports and Wilson Farm.

Participating businesses:

Abbott’s Frozen Custard, Allan Azoff's Martial Arts Academy, Artis of Lexington, Berman’s Wine & Spirits, Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizza, Boston Sports Club, Brookline Bank, Cambridge Savings Bank, Cole Home Improvement, Coppe & Sears Pediatric Dental & Orthodontic, Crafty Yankee, Daikanyama Japanese Cuisine, Daniels Chiropractic Office, D B Studios, Digital Federal Credit Union, Elite Freestyle Karate, Empow Studios, Firefly Moon, Get In Shape For Women, Help Around Town, Home Instead Senior Care, Il Casale, Jackrabbit, Leading Edge, Lexington Therapeutic Massage, Michelson's Shoes, Omar’s World of Comics, One 2 One Bodyscapes, Parfait, Paul Mammola Salon, Pepperlane, Pinot's Palette, Rancatore's Ice Cream, Rodan & Fields – Emily Hickey, Royal India Bistro, Russian School of Mathematics, Sanyo, Sartori Insurance Agency, Spectacle Management, Summer’s Edge Day Camp, Tang's Natural Healing, TD Bank, The Dance Inn, Theatre Pharmacy, Upper Crust Pizzeria, Verizon Wireless Lexington, Watertown Savings Bank, Waxy O’Connor Restaurant, Webster Bank, William Raveis Real Estate, Yamaha Music School.
Other organizations taking part:

ArtSpan, Bina Farm Center, Chinese Americans of Lexington, Christian Science Reading Room, Communities Without Borders, Falan Dafa Association of New England, Grace Chapel ESOL, Grace Chapel Kidsweek, Lexfarm, LexFUN!, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington at Home, Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Lexington Christian Academy, Lexington Comprehensive Plan Committee, Lexington Democratic Town Committee, Lexington Education Foundation, Lexington Elected Officials, Lexington Environmental Services, Lexington Fire Department, Lexington Goes Purple, Lexington Historical Society, Lexington Human Rights Committee, Lexington Human Services Department, Lexington Interfaith Garden, Lexington Police Department, Lexington Pride Coalition, Lexington Recreation & Community Programs, Lexington Republican Town Committee, Lexington School Health Advisory Committee, Lexington Ski Club, Lexington Symphony, Lexington Transportation Services, Lexington Tree Committee, Lexington Water/Sewer Department, Lexington Youth & Family Services, LexMedia, LHS Robotics Club, My Weekday School, Penguin Coding School, Rotary Club of Lexington, Scouts Lexington, State Representative Michelle Ciccolo, Supportive Living/Douglas House, Sustainable Lexington Committee, The Goddard School, The LEAP School, William Diamond Jr. Fife & Drum Corps, and Young Engineers of Lexington.

Additional info. can be found at
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