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Brian Bonar Wants to Show The World That San Diego Is A Restaurant Mecca

The San Diego Zoo and Sea World have been the major attractions in San Diego for years. The sleepy Southern California city is more like a Mexican resort than a California metropolis. San Diego is known for sun, surf and the hippies that still wander the streets of Old Town looking for a place to chill and be 1970s-ish cool. The southern neighbor of high-strung Los Angeles has never been known for fine dining.

There are more authentic Mexican restaurants in San Diego than any other food establishments. Los Angeles has always acted like the big brother that keeps a watchful eye on its sibling, but never gives it a chance to shine on its own. But Brain Bonar, the financial entrepreneur, and investor has made it his mission to change the San Diego dining scene and he is doing it in the quiet town of Escondido.

Escondido is not a high-profile restaurant haven. The thought of a French bistro opening in Escondido was more a dream than a reality before Brian Bonar decided to do just that. Bonar left his financial institutional roots behind, and he opened his checkbook and Bellamy’s an authentic French Bistro was born.

A French Bistro wouldn’t be very French without a Master French Chef, so Bonar enticed Patrick Ponsaty away from Rancho Bernardo, and a bistro was born in Escondido. The birth of Bellamy’s wasn’t that simple, however. The ambiance and the tone of the bistro had to fit into the Escondido personality, and that’s where Brain Bonar showed his true colors. Bellamy’s is an incredible mixture of Southern French charm blended with Southern California chic.

Brian Bonar knows a lot about Southern California and what makes people spend money. Bonar has been helping financial institutions stay profitable by offering them human resource and payroll services through his company Trucept Inc.

Trucept was created to cut operational costs so financial institutions could focus on making money. Brian Bonar has done an excellent job creating a niche for himself in the financial world (read more at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brian-bonar-receives-professional-networking-communitys-highest-honor-98913914.html), and he wants to expand his expertise by jumping into the restaurant business in a unique way.

Dalrada report confirms that Brian Bonar is a Scottish-born entrepreneur that has the will to continue to succeed and the knowledge to make that happen. His choice in a chef for Bellamy’s is a good example of how Bonar thinks. Mr. Bonar wants the best and Bellamy’s in nothing short of the best.

Bellamy’s is just the beginning for Brian Bonar according to Equilar. Bonar purchased a 144-acre piece of property in Bandy Canyon, and he plans to build a four-star event space with other restaurants and entertainment venues. If the rest of this new development is like Bellamy’s, San Diego will no longer be an afterthought for dining and entertainment.

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Elle Talks About Athleisure Never Dying

The athleisure trend is one that some people would die because it was not very sophisticated, but they did not realize the appeal of someone like Kate Hudson. Elle has written an article about how they see the athleisure trend sticking around, and that is mostly due to the line that Kate Hudson started. She created Fabletics on fabletics.ca to make sure that she would have clothes that she could wear around town and still work out in without looking like she was rundown. Fabletics is a really fresh brand, and her style icon status made her an instant hit.

Now everyone has caught on to what athleisure is because they are trying to get a piece of the action. Elle talked about 27 items they found that were perfect even for people who were not initially into athleisure. These people would see these pieces for the first time, and they would want to have all of them. That also means that people are going to have to be given a chance to try on all these things for their own personal style.

Someone like Kate Hudson writes all these things every day, and she is just changing them in and out as she goes. Kate Hudson makes her Fabletics brand in this style because it is easy for everyone to use, and she wants to make sure that people are dressing well even if they are not putting a lot of effort into it. She has said that she does not put a lot of effort into her clothes for the every day, and she wanted women like her to feel comfortable to do the same.

Athleisure is going to stay popular because there are cute tops, tights, pants and shoes that will work well every day without being hard to use. Women can still wear these cute clothes to the gym, and they will be able to feel gorgeous in the process. They can take their kids to school, go shopping and go to dinner in these clothes without batting an eyelash. Easy style is on trend again with athleisure and Fabletics.

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Brian Bonar and Patrick Ponsaty Transform Escondido into a Hot Spot of Fine Cuisine

Acclaimed chef and Frenchman Patrick Ponsaty has adopted the hillsides of Escondido as his new home. Originally from the city of Toulouse in the Midi-PyrŽnŽes region of France, he now finds himself working to transform The Ranch at Bandy Canyon into a French dining destination. The Ranch is a 144-acre event space in the heart of the San Pasqual Valley where the chef is catering on behalf of his downtown Escondido restaurant, Bellamy’s.

Bellamy’s atmosphere can be compared to that of chef Thomas Keller, and his acclaimed Napa Valley Restaurant. The 1880s adobe structure of the property has been transformed into a destination for exquisite food, a home for Ponsaty’s collection of Armagnac and a menu of Ponsaty’s excellent cooking. The restaurant earned him the title of Meilleurs Ouvreir de France in 2012.

In his Facebook page, Brian Bonar has a long-term vision of what will become of The Ranch, but his vision of Bellamy’s is already well under way. Although the dining room is dated and in need of renovations, the menu for the establishment is already exquisite. Offerings include extravagant dishes such as quenelle of magenta-hued SuzieÕs Farm beet sorbet with watercress and goat cheese, local mushrooms and sea scallops in a truffle-scented carpaccio, and bacon-wrapped monkfish with morels.

Formerly, Ponsaty worked as executive chef at El Bizcocho at Rancho Bernardo Inn. After a successful Tutelage of prodigy Gavin Kaysen during this time, he moved on to other ventures such as La Bastide, Bernard’O, Mistral at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, and MOF. Since arriving at Bellamy’s and The Ranch, Ponsaty has finally gained well-deserved recognition as well as a sense of freedom that he has not had before.

Brian Bonar is the owner of The Ranch at Bandy Canyon and Bellamy’s, and has allowed Ponsaty to collaborate in all aspects of the two businesses as well as a downtown pizza restaurant, The Italian Next Door By Bellamy’s. Bonar had been a fan of Ponsaty’s since his time at El Bizcocho at Rancho Bernardo Inn, and happily roped him in to sit at the helm of Bellamy’s. The restaurant has since transformed into a surprising center of innovative French cuisine and is becoming the go-to spot for San Diegans – read more here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brian-bonar-receives-professional-networking-communitys-highest-honor-98913914.html.

Brian Bonar himself is originally from Scotland and has established himself as a successful entrepreneur and businessman around the world. Beginning his long and impressive career as a procurement manager at IBM, his most recent position was as the Chairman and CEO of Trucept, an insurance services and temporary staffing company. Bonar also holds a PhD in International Business Development Studies. As the owner of The Ranch at Bandy Canyon and Bellamy’s, Bonar’s collaborations with Ponsaty is transforming Escondido and Bandy Canyon into an impressive destination of fine cuisine.

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Should You Use Wen by Chaz?

If you’ve seen WEN hair infomercials lately, you’ve seen the celebrities who endorse the brand and claim that Wen is great for the hair. Emily McClure from Bustle decided to review Wen hair conditioner for seven days, which promises to condition and improve the health of the hair. Here’s what she found out about this sephora available product.
McClure stated that her hair is naturally thin, and she noticed that her hair definitely felt thicker after just one wash with Wen hair conditioner by Chaz Dean. McClure did mention that it takes a lot of conditioner to thoroughly wash the hair, but it’s worth it. She continued using the product each morning for a few days, but by the fourth day, she didn’t have time to wash her hair. Her coif was still moisturized, and even a little greasy, and her hair wouldn’t hold curls for very long.

Near the end of the week, McClure went out with friends and they commented on how healthy and shiny her hair was. She continued to notice that her hair was feeling thicker and wasn’t as frizzy.

Overall, Emily said that she’d recommend WEN Hair  Conditioner. She states that the product is especially beneficial for women who have thin hair, and works well for individuals who wash and style their hair every day.

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Reports Regarding the New York Real Estate Market for the First Quarter of 2016

Joe Anuta, a Crain’s reporter, gave an insight on the real estate reports released by various firms last Friday. The reports indicated a fall in the luxury units with continuous growth in both demand and price of Manhattan homes within 2016’s first quarter. According to Jonathan Miller, whose firm prepared the Douglas Elliman report, the first quarter registered a declined in the marketing of luxury units or apartments because of the most developers opting to keep their properties off the market. Primarily, this was prompted by the slow contract signing in previous quarters.

The Corcoran Group also gave out its report on Friday where most of its buyers bought properties that were sold at low prices. In addition, the report indicated that the largest portion of properties sold ranged between $500000 and $1 million in terms of price. This report focused on the resale market, which comprises of an excess of three-quarters of all sales in New York City.

Real estate experts in New York maintained that the resale and lower-end markets would continue growing strong. However, they strongly advise developers of high-end properties to price their houses or apartments appropriately in a bid to get them sold in the market. The information was originally reported on Crain’s New York Buisness http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160401/REAL_ESTATE/160339959/another-sign-the-luxury-condo-market-is-cooling

Details about Town Residential

Town Residential is a top NYC luxury real estate brokerage firm, which was founded by Andrew Heiberger, the CEO of Buttonwood Development. The firm relies heavily upon its qualified and experienced team of representatives to cater to the needs of its clients. Consequently, the firm has heavily invested in making its representatives comfortable to the point that it was awarded for being the best company to work for, as well as among the leading 50 firms to work for in New York City.

Town Residential also boasts of a top-notch team of executive leaders who spearhead the operations of its teams of reports to deliver outstanding results. Consequently, it has been able to play an integral role in establishing standards of excellence in the New York’s real estate sector. It also possesses various divisions charged with carrying out various tasks for the benefit of the entire firm such as the Marketing and leasing division. Its leasing and marketing division is charged with providing market research and branding services.