Colorado Springs has new farm-to-table dining experience to enjoy | Lifestyle

Farm-to-table dinners pair locally grown foods with chefs who work their magic to create memorable meals.

Janene Puca knows a lot about these — the dinners she offered through her New Jersey business for many years were wildly popular. But a series of difficult events brought her to Colorado Springs in September 2020, and now she’s working to duplicate her East Coast success.

She is putting together a series of farm-to-table dinners in her new business, The Art of Dining Tours.

Here’s a snapshot of her journey.

In New Jersey, she joined forces with an event planner, a chef and a decorator to build The Rooted Affair, which offered dinners similar to the ones she intends to hold here.

“They were tremendously successful,” she said. “We’d plan dinner for 200 guests, and they’d sell out.”

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But life began taking unexpected turns.

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One global hub rebuffed the ecommerce revolution. Now, things are finally changing


The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for the uptake of online shopping in the Middle East.

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Historically, the MENA region has been one of the least likely to adopt e-commerce. The continued strength of traditional bricks and mortar retail, coupled with preferences for cash on delivery and in-person relationships with sellers, has meant that online shopping has not been as popular as in many other regions around the world.

However, that picture had already begun to alter before the COVID-19 pandemic— which acted as a further catalyst for change. As a result, last year, the consultancy firm Kearney revised its predictions for the e-commerce market in the Gulf region (GCC) from $21bn in 2020 to $24 billion. By 2025, they estimate the market in this part of the Middle East will have doubled to $50 billion per year.


Kearney’s e-commerce projections in the Gulf region.

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Should You Try a Microcurrent Facial Device?

While serums, retinol, and antioxidants certainly aren’t going anywhere, the buzziest beauty essentials of late are no longer found in a bottle. Our beauty editors have been keeping tabs on the booming popularity of at-home facial tools and treatments, and microcurrent devices are the latest evidence of the trend.

For those unfamiliar with microcurrent: “Microcurrent is a low-level current that mimics the body’s natural ionic flow, and has been clinically tested to safely and effectively address a variety of skin concerns such as facial contour and tone, as well as diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,” says Tera Peterson, microcurrent aesthetician and co-founder of microcurrent facial device NuFACE.

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Spending a whole day unwinding at a spa is the dream, but for days when you don’t have multiple hours to dedicate to a beauty treatment (so, most days), spending five minutes using a NuFACE device is a

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