Dr. Mark McKenna got his MD at Tulane School of Medicine. He graduated in 1999. Before leaving the school, he realized it was hard to make a lot of money as a doctor. After graduation, he decided not to stick to medical practice and instead went ahead to venture into the Real Estate market of New Orleans.
However, in 2005 he lost millions when Hurricane Katrina struck.
He is currently 43 and is working on opening a new company new early next year named ‘OVME’.
He aims to create a countrywide chain of medical cosmetic offices along with an application that will act as an uber for Botox patients. The residents of Atlanta are eagerly waiting for the medical aesthetic experience. OVME will feature four private luxury treatment rooms along with a separate office for consultations.
For Dr. Mark McKenna OVME is a product of the combination of medical aesthetics and technology. He hopes to help the Atlanta residents discover their true selves. Dr. Mark McKenna has become famous for his advocacy for his patients along with the aim to reduce the risks by ensuring the invasive procedures are as minimal as possible.
Dr. Mark McKenna in his recent interview stated that they are going into design, technology, and data to provide a unique experience for the patients.
There used to be somewhat of a stigma surrounding botox, one which has significantly waned as the product and practice have become increasingly popular. One of the individuals who has decided to not just practice botox injections but to pioneer the field itself, is Dr. Mark McKenna who has recently launched a new project called, OVME (“of me”), which, the good doctor hopes, will be to the cosmetics field what Uber has been for personal transportation.
Dr. Mark McKenna acquired his degree at Tulane Medical School where, after graduating, he discerned that he could forge a more successful career as a entrepreneur than as a practicing doctor.
OVME today operates under the promise of delivering cutting edge “curated medical aesthetic experiences in contemporary and welcoming environments.” In interviews Mr. McKenna has stated that his previous experience has revealed the importance of putting one’s business premium upon user experience, thus, the goal was to build a brand around a already established brand. As McKenna explains it in one of his recent interviews, there is a lot of customer recognition and trust in Botox, but very few retailers and businesses have the same level of trust with the product user base; OVME, hopes to change all of that and present a business which users will appreciate and trust as much as Botox itself.
It is about to get more expensive to park, grab an Uber or Lyft, or hail a taxi or shuttle when traveling to and from Portland International Airport.
Beginning June 11, a change in rates for all of these transit services will go up in an effort to generate more revenue for essential costs associated with maintaining and operating ground transportation services and facilities. An official statement issued by the airport said that these increases will also be used to pay for current and future capital projects needed to increase parking facilities and improve the roadways in and out of the airport.
The rate increases were released on Wednesday by the Port of Portland. According to Port authorities, approximately 25,000 vehicles use the main thoroughfare, Northeast Airport Way, on a daily basis. Officials say that parking rates in garages near the airport have not seen a rate increase in four years, while the Economy Parking Lot has not had a rate hike in almost a decade.
Although the hourly rate of the Economy Parking Lot will not change, the maximum price per day will increase to $12, a jump of $2. The long-term garage parking will jump from $21 per day to $24. Passengers looking to get around the rate increases by taking Lyft or Uber will also be hit with price increases. Shared-ride users will experience a $3 pick-up or drop-off fee, while taxi rates and on-demand shuttles rise $1 per trip, up to $3.50 from the previous $2.50.
Monterey bay is increasingly becoming a great place for Bee keepers. Tourists are in increasingly going there to visit the Bee farms and to sample the honey they produce.
One event in the city is The Amazing World of Bees which includes a ninety minute instructional tour discussing the role of the bee in nature and the role that beekeeping plays in the area as well as the world at large. This takes place at Carmel Valley Ranch at has honey and bee product related tastings in addition to interactive exhibits.
Nor is The Amazing World of Bees the only bee related thing to see in Monterey County. Nearby restaurants serve homemade honey from bee hives on the property. For example, the Bernardus Lodge and Spa used honey from three hives on site to prepare dishes for the Lucia Restaurant. Examples of some dishes include bee infused cocktails.
The are even has a 15 year old, Jake Riesdorf, who started over 125 different bee hives and began selling honey over the internet and to some local retailers. You can visit his website www.carmelhoneycompany.com and buy honey as well as accessories like t-shirts. Jake will even show you how to pair his honey with various dishes like apples and cheese.
Honey is a local product in that regardless of where you eat it, the flavors bring back the flowers and pollen from the local plants that the bees used to create the honey. Monterey is now considered a leading company for honey production.
San Diego is a tourist hot spot for a number of different reasons; it has some beautiful coastline and beachfront areas, it has access to some unique parks like Sea World and a Lego Land, and it has one of the best zoos in the world. These sites are increasingly being considered some of the best options for tourists of all ages.
One thing that is being highlighted recently is the beer scene in San Diego which is growing and developing into a real paradise. There are about 130 different beer breweries based in San Diego, and a real wide variety of different styles. Breweries are of course popping up all over the country but San Diego’s brewery scene seems special due to a nearby Hops farm.
San Diego is also home to the Nopalito Farm which grows a wide range of different things and is located just outside the San Diego town border. Along with the vegetables and fruits that are grown at Nopalito Farm, the farm also produces hops that are increasingly used at the local breweries. This brings a whole new emphasis on the grow and eat local movements and has some real benefits to the breweries which can benefit from freshly delivered hops which have a fresher flavor.
San Diego is one of the leading travel destinations on the west coast of the United States, and rightfully so, due to the uniqueness of the sites in the city. Now San Diego is also being recognized for its nascent beer scene and the community that is developing around it.
It is time to discover what both residents and visitors to the state of Washington have known for years. The evergreen state is blessed with a plethora of unique and breathtaking lodging options guaranteed to elevate any vacation experience. Here are a few of the most interesting choices available to discerning travelers wanting more adventure than the standard hotel experience:
LIGHTHOUSE LOOKOUTS: Washington’s unmatched location on the shores of many waterways lend it the availability of five distinct lighthouse lodging options. All five provide breathtaking views and the opportunity to understand the life of a lighthouse keeper back in the day at modest prices suited for most any travel budget.
HISTORIC CABINS: Hiking enthusiasts will delight in the myriad of rustic and classic cabins available for lodging purposes. Scattered all over the state, these experiences run the gamut from luxury accommodations to truly roughing it.
LOFTY TREEHOUSES: Rural Fall City is the home to the idyllic Treehouse Point, a collection of tiny treehouses nestled deep in the woods and high in the trees. Treehouse lovers not wanting the full overnight experience can book a tour for a nominal fee for the chance to climb the ladders to the house and explore.
Wherever your travels take you in this scenic state, you can be sure that you will have a grand adventure if you take the time to think outside the box when it comes to lodging choices.
As the busy summer travel season gears up, there is more tragic news coming out of Yosemite National Park.
Two climbers died on Saturday morning at the popular California national park, according to park spokeswoman and Park Ranger Jamie Richards. The call came shortly after 8:15 am local time. Park rangers and search and rescue personnel were immediately dispatched to the scene. By the time they arrived, the two climbers had already passed away. It is not known yet if the death was immediate.
According to Richards, the two climbers fell when they were on the Freeblast Route of El Capitan. The names of the victims have not been released, pending notification of relatives. The events leading up to the incident are still under investigation by authorities.
This is the second incident in as many weeks at Yosemite National Park. In May, a man hiking the infamous Half Dome trail fell to his death. He had been using the trail’s cables when a severe afternoon thunderstorm struck the area and the man slipped and fell. He had been with a hiking partner at the time, who was able to call 911 and summon rescuers. Park rangers were able to help the second hiker, but the first man’s body was not found until the next afternoon. The cables are used to take hikers up the remaining 400 feet of the Half Dome’s 5,000-foot summit. The death was the first on the cables since they launched in 2010.
Visiting Anaheim’s Disneyland can be an overwhelming experience for newbies. Unless you have access to a ton of Fastpasses, it’s impossible to get on every single ride in this iconic park in just one day.
To help first-time visitors, the writers at Travel + Leisure put together a list of the absolute must-do rides at Disneyland. If you only have a few days to spare at this iconic theme park, definitely put these rides at the top of your itinerary.
The number one Disneyland attraction on this list is the wet and wild Splash Mountain. Based on the film Song of the South, this log flume ride takes guests on a journey with characters like Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Bear, and the sneaky Br’er Fox. Don’t forget to smile for the photo-op as you plunge on a 50-foot drop into the Briar Patch!
Second, Travel + Leisure recommends waiting in line for Disneyland’s Indiana Jones Adventure. In this thrilling ride guests board a car and race through an abandoned (and perhaps haunted?) temple. Thankfully, the immersive queue area makes waiting in line go by quickly.
Like the first prize winner, third place goes to another classic Disneyland ride: Pirates of the Caribbean. Although this ride has changed a great deal since it opened in 1967, the adventurous feelings evoked are the same. Keep a lookout for Captain Jack Sparrow as you take your voyage on this exciting ride.
From four to ten, here are the other big winners on Travel + Leisure’s list: the Matterhorn, the Haunted Mansion, the Mad Tea Party, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, It’s A Small World, and the Jungle Cruise.
If you are looking for a great trip this summer, consider a visit to Los Angeles. While many think of Southern California as a town of beaches, fitness, glitz, and glamour. But, a key piece of the culture of Los Angeles is food. Many consider it one of the best food cities in the country. From high class restaurants to a neighborhood food truck, your options are nearly endless.
Eater.com recently listed the 12 Best New Restaurants, and (surprise!) a Los Angeles based restaurant made the list (https://www.eater.com/2017/7/26/16034248/best-new-restaurants-2017). Located in Venice, Felix Trattoria is Chef Evan Funke’s new restaurant. The name means “happy” or “funky” Trattoria and the restaurant aligns with the surge, nation-wide, of Italian restaurants. Felix Trattoria seves the carby, saucy, cheesy, herby, garlicky yumminess that your soul craves.
Felix Trattoria is in the super boho-hip Abbot Kinney Boulevard. It is in beautifully renovated 1920s building with many traditional and new touches Amazing food choices include spectacular focaccia, and pasta (so many great pastas!). The menu is full of mouthwatering twists on classics and new flavors you may have never tried. But, beware, reservations can be tough. Plan ahead or go early and sit a the front bar (all the better for people watching). Next time you find yourself on a trip to the West Coast, don’t miss out on this Los Angeles restaurant or several others that will make your trip memorable (and perhaps add an inch or two to your waist!).
Seattle’s legendary Space Needle is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar makeover. Most of the changes to the Emerald City’s top tourist draw involve installing glass panels so guests can get an even clearer view of the surrounding city and mountains. These renovations are will cost $100 million and are expected to be finished by the end of 2018.
Visitors in the Space Needle’s observation deck will notice that construction crews replaced all the former walls with glass panels. For the more adventurous tourists, the Space Needle now has glass “Skyriser” benches guests can sit or lean on to feel as if they’re flying over Seattle.
Crews are now hard at work building a spiral staircase to connect the Space Needle’s two observation decks. As you might’ve already guessed, this staircase will have glass all around it so tourists can look out on Seattle as they walk up and down the observation towers. This new staircase, called Oculus, will hopefully be completed for the busy summer travel season.
Besides the observation decks, the Space Needle’s celebrated SkyCity restaurant is also getting a makeover. Not only will the panels in this restaurant be made of glass, the tables and floor will be glass as well. Experts expect this restaurant to be ready to open at the end of 2018.
Crews are also building a new restaurant called The Loupe and a café/wine bar called Atmos. Both of these eateries are set to open by the end of 2018.
Completed in 1962 for the World’s Fair, Seattle’s steel Space Needle measures 605-feet and still holds the title for the fourth tallest observation tower in the USA. The main observation deck is located at the 520-feet mark and the SkyCity Restaurant is 500 feet above the ground.
As of today, about 80 percent of the Space Needle’s renovations are completed. Interested tourists can learn more about this project’s progress on the Space Needle’s website: https://www.spaceneedle.com/home/.