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Boat Maintenance Made Easy

January 16, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Summary: Using proper maintenance techniques can help your boat stay in solid working condition for several years.

Any large investment requires a lot of careful planning and treatment. You would not purchase a car before doing your research on the brand, how the model drives, and how to take care of it. Similarly, if you own a boat, you should be aware of the different ways you can keep your boat healthy and ready to take out on the water at any moment.

Regular Cleaning

The open waters can get rough and challenging. With such a wide variety of dirt, salt, and minerals floating around in the water, regularly cleaning your boat is a must. Scrubbing both the deck and the outer body of the boat at least once a week can prevent the buildup of unwanted materials. The longer these materials stay on your boat, the more likely they will be to chip off some of the paint or stain the frame. There are protective coatings you can invest in to help decrease the likelihood of grime causing costly damages to your boat.

The initial process of cleaning your boat could take a good amount of time, especially if you have not done it in a while. Once the boat has been thoroughly cleaned, however, the regular maintenance cleanups will not take as long.

Emergency Kit

You probably never expect anything to go wrong whenever you are out boating but you want to make sure you have the tools to act quickly when something does not go according to plan. Keeping an emergency kit stocked and ready to use will greatly help you. For instance, having bandages and antibiotic ointments could prevent injuries from worsening while you are far from land.

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An Epicurean Breakfast at the Angelina Tearoom

January 2, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Any Parisian gourmet will point you towards the Angelina Tearoom on rue de Rivoli for a breakfast recommendation. While all over Paris, busy bakers fill the air with the heavenly scent of fresh, buttery bread, there’s no breakfast experience quite like the Angelina Tearoom.

Perhaps it’s the grand Belle Epoque decor that makes all the difference but the breakfast offerings here really do make for a luxurious morning treat. Our favorite is definitely the Petit-Dejeuner Angelina or the Angelina Breakfast Set. Although it’s for an arguably hefty sum, the scrumptious food and delectable beverage inclusions enjoyed amidst the opulent ambiance makes it all worth it.

The Petit-Dejeuner Angelina includes mini viennoiseries of croissants and pain au chocolat as well as bread rolls served with a variety of spreads including butter, jam, honey, and chestnut cream. For the mains, you can choose eggs to be prepared as you wish: scrambled, fried, soft-boiled, or omelette. All this is accompanied by your choice of hot and cold beverage. The most popular choices are the famed Angelina hot chocolate along with freshly pressed orange juice. A fruit salad is also served on the side.

A breakfast like this is enough to fuel you for an entire day of exploring the beautiful city of Paris. If you’d like something to enjoy for later, head on over to the delicatessen to take away a box of the acclaimed Angelina french macarons. A box of four would already allow you to sample their bestselling chestnut, dark chocolate, pistachio, and caramel.