Posts Tagged ‘Gardening’

Atlantic City, an Early Tourism History

November 19th, 2022

People know Atlantic City today as a gambling hotspot. But Atlantic City’s history is much more interesting than a simple slot machine. Atlantic City was incorporated in March of 1854, and that same year the first passenger railroad train made its way down the new line from Philadelphia. The total trip of about 60 miles took 2.5 hours, but by the trip’s end, as the first vacationers stepped off the train and onto the beach, the era of Atlantic City tourism had begun.

After 1860, Atlantic City became one of the hottest vacation destinations in America. Its primary draw – location – made it accessible from several major urban areas, particularly Philadelphia. People from all over would flock to the city’s beaches to enjoy summer activities. At the time, Atlantic City focused its energies on being a health resort. Doctors would even prescribe the city’s “sea air” as a remedy for stress, pain, and even insanity. As the population and tourism grew, the businesses began to expand and move closer to the beach.

There was only one problem with the close proximity to the beach – the beach itself. Merchants were inundated with sand dragged, dropped and deposited in their establishments. In the late 1860s, railroad constructor Andrew Boardman proposed a solution. Along with others, he suggested a walkway that would rise above the sand and allow beachgoers to clean their feet before leaving the beach. On June 26, 1870, the plan was realized – a wooden walkway was completed that separated the beach from the rest of the city. Boardman’s Walk – as it was called – was the world’s first. The name was eventually shortened to “Boardwalk”. Plus, as an official Atlantic City “street”, Boardwalk was (and still is) always spelled with a capital B.

Joico K-Pak – The Miracle in a Bottle

April 22nd, 2022

I have many clients that come in with damaged hair. I live in Florida, but I travel around all over to see clients and no matter where you may find yourself, the elements will affect your hair making it dry and brittle, even to the point of breaking. For all of my clients and friends who come to me for advice when it comes to fixing their damaged hair, I almost always recommend Joico J-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor.

Joico is an incredible line and it is one of my all-time favorites for all hair types. For damaged Hair particularly, I absolutely adore Joico K-Pak. Their K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor tops them all! After use, it feels as though I have had a fairy godmother come and totally replace my hair with healthy flowing locks of fabulousness.

I often see clients whose hair has been tortured by chemical treatment after chemical treatment and battered by the sun, snow, pollution, etc. Some of them have very thin hair that breaks very easily to hair that is so coarse that it can hardly be called human hair. For these clients, an ordinary shampoo and conditioner just won’t suffice. Their hair is so damaged that it needs to be dealt with with something much stronger.

I open up my bag of tricks and immediately turn to the Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor. My clients feel its results immediately after use. Their hair is silky and soft and after drying, they all notice that their hair’s natural structure, be it curly, wavy or straight is restored. It actually makes hair feel unprocessed again. Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor is a protein reconstructor that infuses hair from scalp to tip with the proteins that chemical treatments have broken down. It is like CPR for the hair. It saves the life of the hair.

Using a protein Reconstructor is recommended for hair that has been processed.If your hair is natural, protein reconstructors would not do you any good. Actually, it can damage your hair. Joico has a number of products that work great for unprocessed hair. Reconstructors are just that, RE-CONSTRUCTORS, and you cannot reconstruct what has not been DESTRUCTED. I know it sounds harsh to say that anyone’s hair has been destructed, but its true.

Please note that this product is not intended for daily use. Use it only twice per week and you will be in awe of how well it works. When I use it on my clients, they always buy it because aside from working so well, it smells like you are on some tropical island paradise with its scents of pineapple and coconut.

To use Joico K-Pak Reconstructor correctly, shampoo your hair as normal and towel dry it until it can be classified as damp. Apply a small amount of the product to your hair and let it stand for 5 minutes. Use these 5 minutes to dream of napping in a hammock between two coconut palms on the shores of some exotic tropical island. Enjoy yourself, no one will know!

The products will repair your hair using small amino acids in its Quadramine Complex which are small enough to fill in any protein gaps your hair may have. Rinse it out and run your fingers through your hair and revel in its velvety softness. Do this twice a week.