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Trees of Hope: Fairmont Gives Back for the Holidays

Christmas trees sparkling with lights and glittery ornaments are a special part of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts holiday tradition. This season is also the time for giving, and Fairmont’s annual Trees of Hope charitable initiative makes it easy for you to give back.

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Stay & Taste the Wild at the Fairmont

Part of any getaway is dedicated to exploring the culinary offerings of a destination and Fairmont Hotels in the Pacific Northwest has created a menu to whet the appetite of both food lovers and travel aficionados. Working with select partners, visitors can connect with a smorgasbord of experiences that range from meeting local purveyors to sophisticated gourmet dining. Whether it’s a first time visit or a return to a favourite locale, guests can stay at a Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, Victoria and/or Whistler and use it as a gateway to explore the area’s nature, beauty, and bountiful ingredients.

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Just Luxe - Fairmont

There’s no place quite like Canada’s West Coast for culinary excursions that showcase the bounty of natural ingredients. Working with local partners Fairmont has created a selection of curated experiences to whet the appetite of food lovers and travel aficionados.

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Choose Your Moment in Hawaii

Choose Your Moment in Hawaii

From lush rainforests to pristine white-sand beaches, each island has its own magical moments and both Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui and Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii offer a breathtaking array of tantalizing tropical experiences for guests this summer.

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Choose Your Moment in California

Choose Your Moment in California

California offers something for everyone, with vibrant and eclectic cities, a mild climate year-round, and beautiful beaches and mountains.

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Choose Your Moment in the Western Canadian Mountains

Choose Your Moment in the Western Canadian Mountains

The Western Canadian Mountains provide travelers with almost 800 magnificent miles of stunning natural beauty to explore and enjoy. From incredible alpine experiences for adventure-lovers to championship golf courses and award-winning spas for those seeking a more leisurely pace, Fairmont offers breathtaking experiences all summer long.

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Choose Your Moment in New York

Choose Your Moment in New York

New York is unquestionably one of the most thrilling destinations in the world to explore and enjoy, and there is no better place to indulge in the quintessential Manhattan moment than at The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel.

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Choose Your Moment in Québec City

Choose Your Moment in Québec City

With its exquisite Old World charm and convenient New World location, Québec City offers an irresistible mix of historical romance and contemporary culture.

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Choose Your Moment in Bermuda

Choose Your Moment in Bermuda

Combining sparkling island spirit with classic colonial charm, Bermuda is known the world over for its balmy breezes, rosy pink beaches—and those famous shorts.

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Choose Your Moment in Alberta

Choose Your Moment in Alberta

Alberta offers the best of both worlds – boundless energy and activities in Edmonton and an authentically Western experience in Calgary. Fairmont Hotel Macdonald allows guests to enjoy every moment in the vibrant Alberta metropolis, where they can spread a blanket under the sun or stars at the magnificent Elk Island National Park;

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Choose Your Moment in Boston

Choose Your Moment in Boston

One of America’s oldest and most legendary cities, Boston is the perfect mix of historic and hip—and the landmark Fairmont Copley Plaza is the perfect gateway to both.

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Fairmont Washington, D.C.

Located in Washington’s fashionable West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown, Fairmont Washington, D.C. welcomes guests in capital style. A sunlit urban oasis that soothes the spirit, the Fairmont is the perfect hotel for business or leisure travel. Fairmont Washington,D.C., Georgetown is known for its engaging service and stylish surroundings, offering 415 luxurious and spacious guest rooms and suites that celebrate many local traditions.

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Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel

In   December   2015,  Fairmont   Hotels   &  Resorts   welcomed   the   renowned Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel to the company’s unrivaled portfolio of iconic hotels. Built in1915, Claremont offers 276 handsomely restored guest rooms and suites, an impressive clubbed spa, and an unparalleled dining portfolio.

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Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Basking in San Diego’s endless sunshine, Fairmont Grand Del Mar welcomes gueststo a warm Mediterranean estate, replete with signature charm and Southern California style.Unrivaled Five Diamond service delivers every indulgence, including a championship Tom Faziogolf course, Five-Star spa and exquisite dining.

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Santa Suite at the Swissôtel in Chicago

Where does Santa hole up? It could be at Swissôtel Chicago’s Christmas-themed Santa Suite. From now until Christmas Day, you can tour the 41st floor Santa Suite, complete with Christmas trees, a table set for Santa Claus and his reindeer, and a gift for the children on his nice list. Every child who visits the suite will receive their very own keepsake ornament and anyone can write Santa a letter while in the suite.

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The Fairmont Winnipeg Offers the Perfect Winter Package!

Escape the grey and overcast weather this year with a winter break in Winnipeg, one of Canada’s sunniest cities. Embrace the dazzling white landscape and blue skies by heading outdoors. Ice skate on the historic Fork’s river trail, snow shoe in Bird’s Hill Park, or simply relax in the thermal pools at Thermea Spa. Celebrate the city’s outdoor culture with great live music, authentically local food and wondrous snow carvings on the ice.

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Winter in the City at Fairmont Royal York

Every year for the past 20 years, Fairmont Royal York hosts an annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the last Friday of November; a free event for anyone to attend located in our historic lobby. It takes a full month to prepare our hotel for this event - with a total of 47 Christmas trees, and 40,000 Christmas bulbs on over 100 wreaths and boughs decorated by two very dedicated full-time “Christmas Elves.” In fact, our magnificent 22ft tall Festive Tree is decorated with more than 15,000 lights and countless vintage ornaments.

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This fall experience the best of Chicago-Fairmont

This fall experience the best of Chicago. Overlooking Grant and Millennium Parks, the Fairmont Chicago features 687 guest rooms including 65 suites. For our more discerning guests, reserve our exclusive lifestyle hotel experience, Fairmont Gold. mySpa is an 11,000 sq ft urban sanctuary featuring 8 treatment rooms and a fitness studio. Aria Restaurant is regional American specialties prepared with locally grown ingredients. East meets west at Aria Bar, Chicago’s favorite sushi club. This fall Chicago has some exciting activities to entice you to join us in the Windy City.

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Hair Replacement Consultation

The first step in the Powell Medical Hair Restoration process is the complimentary hair replacement consultation.

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Transplanting Into Non Scalp Regions

The refinements in today’s hair-transplantation techniques have not only significantly improved the results of surgical hair restoration; they have also extended the ability to transplant hair to non-scalp areas. Dr. Powell uses follicular-unit grafting which can restore natural-appearing hair growth to such areas as the eyebrows, chest, beard, mustache, and sideburn areas.

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Surgical Hair Restoration

It has been known for centuries that many men lose the hair on the top of their heads and usually retain the hair on the sides and in the back. It has been a relatively recent discovery that DHT receptors are the root of the problem in male pattern baldness.

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11 Tips for Starting a Business in Retirement

Today’s retirees have an appetite for entrepreneurship, which allows them to pursue interests and offers flexibility.

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2 Million Elderly Americans Were Homebound in 2011

Data estimate the number of completely or mostly homebound Americans.

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Low Laser Light Therapy

Low laser light therapy has been around for years and has had questionable efficacy. In the past we have too questioned its efficacy until now.

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Rogaine (Minoxidil)

Rogaine (FDA approval in 1988) is the only other medication which has gained FDA approval for the treatment of hair loss.

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Propecia (Finasteride)

The drug Propecia (FDA approval in 1997) has been shown to slow down or stop hair loss caused by male pattern baldness.

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Topical Camouflage Products

Hair loss products such as sprays and powders provide another form of camouflage for the scalp.

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5 Reasons Every Boomer Should Stick to a Budget

When you’re nearing or in retirement, it’s more important than ever to improve your budgeting skills.

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Creating a Vision for Retirement

Preparing for retirement goes beyond the numbers. How do you want to spend your time?

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How Boomers Can Avoid Going Bust in Retirement

If you didn’t prepare for your golden years, you can still get your act together.

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Male Pattern Baldness

MPB usually starts at the temples, where the hair gradually recedes to form the shape of an “M”. This hair often becomes finer and does not grow as long as it once did. Next, the hair on the crown of the head begins to thin out and eventually the top points of the “M” meet the thin spot on the crown.

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Québec City - So Europe. So close.

Québec City is a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure where the charms of Europe surround you. Come and visit boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops, explore museums and churches from another age, contemplate impressive frescoes, and marvel at the majestic river flowing past below.

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Visit Vancouver And Live Like A Local

Vancouver is the place to chill out this year.  The laid back lifestyle, outdoor spaces, and culinary offerings may mean it’s time to take a trip out west.  Live like a local with these top tips. 

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Female Pattern Baldness

FPB usually becomes noticeable around the age of 40, and hair loss in women may progress rapidly after menopause.

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How Older Adults Can Stay Safe When Dating Online

Scam artists prowl for vulnerable seniors using dating websites.

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Home Can Be Where the Help Is

More must be done to get critical services to seniors who want to stay in their homes.

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Why It Can Take a Village to Care for a Retiree

With retirement villages, older Americans can age in place with the benefit of community and a helping hand.

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Causes Of Hair Loss

Hair loss occurs when the rate of shedding is greater than the rate of regrowth. In pattern baldness, the rate of shedding is increased because of an inherited predisposition of the hair follicles on the top of the head to be effected by the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

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F-scape this Summer with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

After being trapped indoors for months, the sky is clear and the summer sun is shining, making it the perfect time to get out and explore the best that North America has to offer. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has recently introduced “F-scapes,” a collection of 42 extraordinarily unique insider travel experiences not available to the general public and offered exclusively through the brand’s most luxurious properties across North America. Captured on video and featured on a new hub for destination inspiration, Fscapes.com, the packages are ideal for travelers seeking Adventurous, Cultural, Epicurean and Relaxing journeys.

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Genetic Male Hair Loss

In the vast majority of cases, the cause of hair loss can be attributed to our genes and our hormones, and contrary to popular belief, it is not traced only to the mother’s side. This form of hair loss is termed androgen- dependent, androgenic, or genetic hair loss.

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Hair Follicles And Normal Hair Loss

An average human body contains roughly five million hairs, with 100,000-150,000 being on the scalp. Hair follicles are all generated before birth, and remain constant throughout life.

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The Impacts Of Hair Loss

Hair loss can often have a significant negative impact on one’s life.  Many factors play a role, including diminished self-esteem, reduced self-image, and even a loss of self-identity

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Visit Vancouver and Live Like a Local

Vancouver is the place to chill out this year. The laid back lifestyle, outdoor spaces, and culinary offerings may mean it’s time to take a trip out west. Live like a local with these top tips.

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Financial Advisers Brace for Boomer Wealth Transfer

The looming shift of money to and from the baby boomers promises to be the greatest intergenerational wealth transfer in history, and Canadian financial advisers are looking to investment and insurance strategies to help clients hold onto their money.

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Boomers Want to Retire in Style

Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, which concludes that 57 percent of the 77 million or so boomers plan to sell their homes and move on to some kind of “next phase” of their lives. Or so they think — what they can afford to do might be a different story.

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New fitness Centers Cater to Aging Baby Boomers

In exercise havens for the over-50 set, the cardio machines are typically low impact, the resistance training is mainly air-powered and some group fitness classes are taken sitting down.

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What Baby Boomers’ Retirement Means For the U.S. Economy

For decades, the retirement of the baby boom generation has been a looming economic threat. Now, it’s no longer looming — it’s here.

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10 of the Worst States to Retire

This list that includes high property taxes, taxations of retirement income, estate taxes, and cost of living. Retirees should factor in other considerations such as medical care, recreational and cultural opportunities, natural beauty, transportation, crime and natural disasters.

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Baby Boomer Couples are ‘Better Off in Retirement’

They lived through the long decades of post war prosperity enjoying the support of the welfare state, generous occupational pensions and soaring house values. Now new research has found that more than eight out of 10 baby boomer couples are better off in retirement than they were whilst working.

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Baby Boomers: Here’s How Digital Health Tools Can Save You Money & Save Your Life

The digital health revolution could not be arriving at a better time. The U.S. population is getting older, sicker, fatter and more sedentary. As the population ages, and the number of people with serious chronic conditions grows, the financial strains on the economy mount. These are mammoth issues, which defy easy solution.

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10 Things You Need to do Before You Turn 60

If you use your 50s to prepare for the big 6-0, you’ll make the transition much more easily. Better news, if you’re already over 60, embracing these activities will only make your life better. Granted, it’ll take some effort on your part, but the pay-off will be huge.

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Aging U.S. Baby Boomers Face More Disability

Baby boomers in the United States are more likely than the previous generation to have a disability as they near late-life, suggest a growing number of researchers.

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How the Boomers Saved Everything

Yes, we’re spoiled rotten. We’re self-absorbed. And it seems like we’ll never shut up. But the boomers made a better world for everyone else. You’re welcome

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When Aging Parents Need Financial Help

Families faced with an aging parent and a dwindling bank account have tough choices to make.

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Don’t be the office dinosaur: Advance your skills and survive - or dino, you might become extinct

Linda DiCicco is 53 going on 20. She works at a computer store, where many of her customers are half her age, and so are her co-workers.

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Baby boomers’ Rite of Passage: Downsizing

If my house had a voice, surely it would chronicle the long and sometimes haphazard passage of a woman who has come into her own. Finally, and with a healthy measure of both grief and joy.

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Challenges Turn Baby Boomers to Entrepreneurship

Despite the challenges, these baby boomers, and others, are taking over a growing share of business startups, even as overall rates of entrepreneurship decline.

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