Lili Coffin ~ A Love Affair With #Wine ~ An Introduction

Lili Coffin's World of Wine

My love of affair with wine began when I was 8 years old.

My mother was a child actress on that was then known as the Little Rascals. Being raised in Hollywood, she was taught to enjoy the finer things in life and taught us children to do the same.

For my 8th birthday, she took me alone to the then renowned Brown Derby. I can remember every detail of that evening. I ate sole almondine, as did Mom, I had a Shirley Temple drink as Mom sipped her glass of white wine.

At the close of the meal, the head waiter brought out an enormous pineapple lemon cake. I blew out the candles after I was serenaded by wait staff and celebrities alike.

Everyone was charmed as the cake was distributed throughout the dining room and Mother stood and rose to toast me with that one simple glass of…

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Peoples Choice Winners .. Empire Avenue Blogathon #EAV–Blogathon

Empire Kred

Three weeks ago Empire Avenue invited members to write blog posts about the site and 48 people responded , a big thank you to  everyone who took part.

This was followed by a weekend of voting during which all members could vote for their favorite blog post .

We are now releasing the results of the Peoples Choice Votes

Congratulations to Paul , Harold and Charles – the people have chosen your posts as their favorites by both voting for and promoting them on Twitter , Facebook and Google + . You  each win 5 million eaves.

Prizes will be awarded by Empire Avenue next week.

Paul Steinbrueck (e)/PDSTEIN 


5 Reasons to Take a Drive Down Empire Avenue

‘This week Empire Avenue has been doing a blog-a-thon.  It’s a great idea to rally EAvers to blog about Empire Avenue and get some bring some additional visitors and publicity to their blogs…

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Empire Avenue Share-A-Thon Winners

Empire Kred

Writing a blog post is the first step , the next step is attracting people to read it which means getting the word out.

This is the true strength of Empire Avenue , members will actively promote each others blog posts extensively.

So after our Blogathon competition this is what happened next .

Everyone got involved , our special thanks go to the people mentioned below


All the enthusiasm and support for the Share-a-thon made it very very hard to select the SuperSharers!

Judging was based upon scope of sharing – the more networks, the better – and the impact of shares.

Each winner will receive 5 million eaves, to be awarded next week.

Pieter Collier                           (e)BEREN
Keith Gill                                   

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Category Winners (1 of 2) – Empire Avenue Blogathon #EAV–Blogathon

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Three weeks ago Empire Avenue invited members to write blog posts about the site and 48 people responded , a big thank you to  everyone who took part.

We are grateful to Brian Hawkins (e)HOTBLOGTIPS who has judged the competition

We are now releasing the first set of category Winners

Congratulations to Francois , Michael , MaryHelen , Angelika ,Robert, Michael , Caroline , Leo and Shahidul

Why Play Empire Avenue  Why Join Empire Avenue Leaders

francois vallet (e)DOUCEFRANCE


Michael Smith (e )MNP2192

Best 100 Dollar Investment Ever!

Power of Community/Connections

Winner MaryHelen Ferris (e)GR8LISTENER

Empire Avenue – my healers and teachers – gather here

Runners Up

Angelika Davey  (e)ANGELIKA

Famous last words: You won’t find me on Empire Avenue!

Robert Zarywacz (e)ROBERTZ

How Empire Avenue opened up Google+ for me #EmpireAve

Empire Avenue Works For Business, Non-Profits & Educators

A four…

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Change the Way You Start Your Day

Cperky's Blog

What’s the first thing you do when you get to your desk? Check email and listen to voicemails? This is the worst way to start the workday. Instead of automatically going into reactive mode and focusing on other people’s priorities, begin your day with a brief planning session about what you need to get done.

The moment you sit down, ask yourself:  The day is over and I am leaving the office with a tremendous sense of accomplishment. What have I achieved? Thinking this through will help you distinguish truly important tasks from those that only feel urgent. Determine what to focus on, and then break down these tasks into specific actions and goals. Think about how to prioritize your list, and try starting your day with tasks that require the most mental energy.

Adapted from “How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day” by Ron Friedman

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Empire Avenue Blogathon .. All the entries #EAv-Blogathon

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EAv Blogathon 1

Eav Blogathon 2

Why Join Empire Avenue Leaders (LEAD) – 4 TOTAL


Why Play Empire Avenue (JOIN) – 9 TOTAL


Small Business or Niche Benefits (BIZ)

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How To Get Started/Play (HOW)

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Power of Community/Connections (POW)

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4 Reasons #EmpireAvenue is the Best Game You’re Probably Not Playing

Sitting in a packed electric train, on my way to the city from an outer suburb, I could not but help notice, that on an average, one out every three passengers had a mobile device in his or her hands, doing something with it, definitely not talking, as talking on the phone.

What were they doing? Playing games?

Forget the teenagers. The serious looking adults, what were they doing? Playing games? Do adults play games on their mobile phones? I was surprised to learn that the adults are the ones who play serious games on their mobiles.

I immediately thought of Empire Avenue, and did realize that it was a game, just as good as any other, and more than just fun, the Missions on Empire Avenue gives one the ability to achieve greater reach and a greater audience for their social media content.

Read this article, 4 Reasons #EmpireAvenue is the Best Game You’re Probably Not Playing published by Cdog Zilla on his blog ‘cryptonaut-in-exile’. I am partial towards anything Australian, when I am on the Internet. We Aussies have to stick up for each other.

I digress. back to the article in question. This is what it the article says:

Saturday, July 12, 2014.

4 Reasons #EmpireAvenue is the Best Game You’re Probably Not Playing.

4 ReasonsTwo questions first:

1. Do you use one or more of: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, Flickr, LinkedIn, or Foursquare? If you don’t use at least one of those, you may want to skip the rest of this; however, if you use one or more (especially if more), then you may want to read on.

2. Do you play any casual, browser-based/mobile app games?

If you do, then Empire Avenue (EAV) may well be the best game you’re not playing.

I’ve talked about EAV before, you can refer back to those posts and watch the video below, to get the gist of how it plays like a virtual stock market in social media users. This time around, I want to focus on the main reasons why its worth playing for casual social media users and bloggers. Especially its (largely untapped) potential for fandom and politically engaged social media users as a platform for supporting their interests … while playing a game.

Read the complete article ‘4 Reasons #EmpireAvenue is the Best Game You’re Probably Not Playing’ at