Beefeater Gin, Elderflower Cordial, Campari, Fresh Grapefruit Juice
A refreshing take on an age-old classic Italian cocktail, the Buona Vita embodies the meaning of “the good life”, combining the mellow citrus notes of gin, the subtle sweetness of elderflower, and the invigorating brightness of Campari and grapefruit.

Southern California may be awash with self-serve frozen yogurt shops, but you can also find cool alternatives in San Diego’s Normal Heights neighborhood: Mariposa Ice Cream, run by a fourth-generation dairy farmer, offers elegant flavors such as white chocolate raspberry ripple and Mexican chocolate, while at Viva Pops, you can get an updated version of Mexican paletas —popsicles in flavors such as cucumber chili, lavender lemonade, and pear vanilla rose. Certainly, San Diego boasts the perfect conditions for ice cream enthusiasts: it ranked second in the survey for weather and No. 1 for the 4th of July .

Over the centuries, the rites of exorcism have included the use of prayers, commands, fumigations, holy water, hellebore, rue, salt, and roses.  However, exorcisms have also attracted their fair share of scepticism.  Many scientists believe that so-called demonic possession is simply a form of mental illness, such as hysteria, mania, psychosis, Tourette’s syndrome, schizophrenia or personality disorder.  Sceptics claim that the illusion that exorcism works on people experiencing symptoms of possession is attributed to the power of suggestion, or the placebo effect, which has also been used to explain phenomena such as faith healing.

Whether meeting a colleague for lunch, relaxing with friends for drinks and a meal after work or dropping in for a glass of wine and a late-night nibble, you can always count on outstanding cuisine, exceptional service and careful attention to every little detail. We look forward to seeing you soon .

The second moral appears in the penultimate stanza: "Heaven's gate/Opens to the rich at an easy rate/As the needle's eye takes a camel in!" A paraphrase of the Biblical verse that makes wealth and holiness mutually exclusive, this poem suggests that concerns with worldly goods – money and power – will pollute a person. Notice that, even before the Mayor and Corporation betray the Piper, their concern for the town does not flare up until the public threatens rebellion. Those who hired the Piper were solely concerned with material life, and their decisions ended up costing the entire town its happiness.

Before he became a successful New York restaurateur, Nicholas Morgenstern was a classically trained pastry chef. He’s logged time in the kitchens of top-tier restaurants like Daniel and Gramercy Tavern, so it should come as no surprise that he invests incredible time and technique in his  ice cream parlor . There, he mixes newfangled flavors (think Fernet Black Walnut) and well-done classics that highlight individual notes. For example, there are four vanillas: Madagascar, Burnt Honey, Peppermint and Bourbon. The last-mentioned flavor is made by infusing bourbon with vanilla beans for a year. Once strained, the vanilla beans are scraped and added to the ice cream base, before getting hit with the bourbon again. The end result hits a new high for this frequently mocked flavor: It’s rich, warming and sweetly complex.

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