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Fresh Strawberry Balsamic Drizzle Milkshakes

This rich and decadent dessert takes only minutes to make with fresh summer strawberries and a sweet balsamic reduction.

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Yield: serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup reduced-fat vanilla ice cream (or choice of vanilla frozen treat)
  • 1 cup, or 8 large, strawberries
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. light brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Wash and trim the strawberries.

  2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add the vinegar and sugar. Stir just a minute or two, until the sugar has melted and a syrup has formed.

  3. Place the strawberries in a blender with the milk and scoop of ice cream. Blend on high until well combined.

  4. Pour in to a glass and drizzle the top with the syrup. Enjoy!!

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Everything depends upon the mood of the market as to which pieces are in high demand. On one hand, it’s the international vintage watch auctions that determine what’s interesting and on the other hand it’s the watch brands. “For the past few years, watch manufacturers have been re-launching heritage models which create a high demand for them as well. People want to wear what’s rare and hard to find,” he says. “The key is to stand out.” Well, Malik’s own favorite pieces that he loves to wear are his first ever Rolex Oyster Precision from 1961, a 1975 Rolex GMT Master Pepsi, a 1978 Rolex Day Date and many more. Nonetheless, he treats all his watches with the same love. Shedding light on the pieces that have been sold the most so far, he said, “I would say Rolex retains the top spot in this category. 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Dials are being replaced by fakes or being repainted, sometimes even artificially aged. “I have seen quite a few very bad paint jobs, not to speak of misspellings and wrong logos. Well, re-painted dials are a bit trickier but I’ve seen so many in the last 20 years that with experience and a trained eye even those can be unmasked,” he says. The other important part that needs a closer look is of the movement. If the model is meant to have an automatic or manual machine, then you mustn't find anything else in there. Certain movements have been made for certain models. Moreover, it’s necessary to check whether the movement was available in the year the model was made. You also need to find out reference and serial numbers of a watch to make sure the components belong together. You can also dig into the history of the related models. Taking care of vintage watches Like humans, machines also need care. Mechanical watches should be serviced every 3-4 years. 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Nothing can outshine the grandeur of vintage objects. They have their own timeless value etched deep in the past. No wonder people get drawn to these things the moment they see them and feel like buying them instinctively. One such antique item is a watch designed years ago. Owning one is about a great deal of passion and understanding. There simply isn’t a shortcut for this. Working on it with zest and devotion for almost 24 years is Germany-born Dubai-based Tariq Malik, known as one of the most renowned antique watch collectors in the Middle East today. His journey as a watch collector pretty much began when he had his first proper watch. That’s when he realized and nurtured his passion for vintage watches. “It was in 1997 when I bought this beautiful piece — a Rolex Oyster Precision of 1961 in stainless steel with a silver dial and manual winding from a fellow dealer and collector who had bought it from Vietnam,” he says. Here, he had to play a persuasive role to get hold of it from him. It wasn’t easy. “This man wanted to keep it for himself. I liked it so much that he sold it to me without much ado but under two conditions that I had to agree with him on. Firstly, I should keep it for myself and don’t ever think of selling it and secondly, if I ever change my mind and sell it he has the right to buy it back,” says Malik. “I paid around DHS 2000 at the time. It’s worth more than six times today. It’s my favorite watch and it’s the one I wear most and will never sell it.” Family link He comes from a family that has been digging into the F&B business for more than 25 years. He was caught by the Swatch collecting bug when he was 15. And in the early 1990s, he bought his first Swatch for 125 German Deutsche Mark and was able to sell it for double the amount after a few weeks. “For a few years, I was constantly buying and selling Swatch watches and in so doing developing my interest for watches. 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There is something spectacular about this store that you will feel if you drop by. At the end of the day, it’s not only about buying and selling watches where all big brands starting from Rolex, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe, Cartier, IWC and many more collide together. “When working with vintage watches, you need to make sure you provide the entire eco-system around the watch. We wanted to create a platform where watch enthusiasts find all needful provisions like watch maintenance, servicing and repairing, watch accessories, evaluation and consultation services and more,” he says. Besides, the other most important thing surrounding the vintage watch eco-system is education. “This goes hand in hand with the clients we handle right from the start. So it’s right there when a client asks a question about a watch. We take our time, sit down with them and talk watches. It’s about the story behind a watch, the history and lots of details. Vintage watches mark the personal experiences of their owners where our role is to help in preserving their histories safe and sound,” he says. Another hot spot for vintage watches The Arabs’ growing obsession with vintage watches has caught the attention of the international market in a huge way. And Dubai is at the forefront of this revolution with international events like the GPHG or Christie's watch auctions taking place here every now and then and creating awareness. “I have visited and held quite a few gatherings among watch fans and people just talk about watches. We have seen a significant increase in demand for special pieces which is proof that this market is becoming more and more sophisticated when it comes to watches,” explains Malik. According to him, there are a good number of big collectors out there who used to buy their watches in auctions and trips abroad. But things are changing. “These collectors are slowly finding us and sharing their passion with us,” he says. As this market expands, all high-end watch manufacturers are rushing to make their presence felt in the prestigious local malls. This is partly driven by the curiosity of the local clientele who have become savvier and more sophisticated. Asked how big the Middle East market is, he said, “Overall, the luxury goods market has grown and evolved in Middle East over the last decade. As for the vintage market, this has been growing internationally and I expect it has reached a remarkable size in the Middle East too.” Not only that, Malik wants to see Dubai being counted as a favorite destination for vintage watches. “The vintage watch markets in London, New York, Hong Kong and Geneva have had a tremendous run in the last 20 years and built up collectors’ communities and huge networks of dealers. We are very confident that in a few years Dubai will be on the same map with all the important vintage watch destinations,” he said. Everything depends upon the mood of the market as to which pieces are in high demand. On one hand, it’s the international vintage watch auctions that determine what’s interesting and on the other hand it’s the watch brands. “For the past few years, watch manufacturers have been re-launching heritage models which create a high demand for them as well. People want to wear what’s rare and hard to find,” he says. “The key is to stand out.” Well, Malik’s own favorite pieces that he loves to wear are his first ever Rolex Oyster Precision from 1961, a 1975 Rolex GMT Master Pepsi, a 1978 Rolex Day Date and many more. Nonetheless, he treats all his watches with the same love. Shedding light on the pieces that have been sold the most so far, he said, “I would say Rolex retains the top spot in this category. 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We have a small team in Germany that covers the European market but I do travel a lot hunting for special pieces myself, going to see collectors and dealers. Each piece is hand-picked. It’s very exciting to travel for watches. You never know what you are going to find. My business partners and I do travel at least 6-8 times a year to source watches. Apart from that, we have a network of dealers we work with and they are spread around the world.” Things to keep in mind while purchasing There is a vicious side to it all in the market. There are numerous shops selling replicas of vintage watches. Often, the customers become victims of this widespread scam. But you can save yourself from it if you tend to have the right knowledge. It’s always good to check with other collectors and read on reputable brand forums. Dials are being replaced by fakes or being repainted, sometimes even artificially aged. “I have seen quite a few very bad paint jobs, not to speak of misspellings and wrong logos. Well, re-painted dials are a bit trickier but I’ve seen so many in the last 20 years that with experience and a trained eye even those can be unmasked,” he says. The other important part that needs a closer look is of the movement. If the model is meant to have an automatic or manual machine, then you mustn't find anything else in there. Certain movements have been made for certain models. Moreover, it’s necessary to check whether the movement was available in the year the model was made. You also need to find out reference and serial numbers of a watch to make sure the components belong together. You can also dig into the history of the related models. Taking care of vintage watches Like humans, machines also need care. Mechanical watches should be serviced every 3-4 years. The lubrication in the movement can dry out, so it’s necessary to clean and replace it in order to keep all parts lubricated. But keep in mind that the aging hands or dials aren’t replaced. In fact, these aging parts keep the value of the watch alive. Make sure these watches aren’t in contact with magnetic fields as they can cause parts of the movement to move erratically. As for future plans, he certainly has a list of items lined up. “We have just launched the new accessories website, but realistically, we don’t anticipate retail site growth in it until 2015. Eventually, that further expansion might include sites in countries such as Kuwait or the Lebanon — and when we feel the time is right, we will expand our offer and build a footprint in these potentially important markets,” he says. — Email: [email protected] 1000 omega watches
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Omega extends PGA partnership through 2022
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August 5, 2014 11:40 AM
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omega watches PGA President Ted Bishop, President of Omega Stephen Urquart, Rory McIlroy and PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua posed for a photo with the Omega Timepiece after their news conference.(Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)
fake omega watches LOUISVILLE, Ky. - OMEGA, the Official Timekeeper of the PGA of America and the 2014 PGA Championship, has extended its partnership agreement with the PGA of America through 2022. omega watches online The agreement was announced today at a special press conference with OMEGA President Stephen Urquhart, PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua and OMEGA Ambassador Rory McIlroy at Valhalla Golf Club, site of the 96th PGA Championship. The new agreement will see the Swiss maker of prestige watches continue to serve as Official Patron and Official Timekeeper of the PGA of America for another eight years beginning in 2015, further reinforcing the brand's commitment to the growth of the game of golf globally and across the United States.omega watches on sale "We are delighted to extend our agreement with the PGA of America through 2022," said Urquhart. "With our tournaments in Europe and Asia, OMEGA has long supported the growth of golf as a global game, and our involvement in the premier events organized by the PGA of America - including the much-anticipated 2014 PGA Championship - has given us a fantastic platform to develop the brand in the important American market."copy omega watches In 2011, OMEGA entered into a far-reaching strategic marketing and sponsorship agreement with the PGA of America. In September 2012, OMEGA and the PGA of America announced that they elevated their partnership to an elite status that raised OMEGA's brand designation with the PGA from "Official Partner" to "Official Patron."replica omega The new long-term partnership will continue to enhance the brand's rich history in sports as Official Timekeeper of the PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Ryder Cup (when held in the United States), PGA Professional National Championship and PGA Golf Properties. It further aligns OMEGA with the world's largest sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men and women PGA Professionals, who are recognized for their expertise in teaching the game, promoting the game, and managing golf facilities.The extended agreement also includes advertising on golf telecasts of PGA of America championship events, marketing support for the PGA's player development efforts and support for PGA members and their facilities."This agreement with OMEGA marks the longest extension by an Official Patron partner in PGA history and serves as a proud moment for the PGA of America and our Professionals," said Bevacqua. "We're delighted that OMEGA, a company deeply committed to precision and excellence in its products, connects to the game of golf and the PGA in such a comprehensive manner. The fact that they will remain a major sponsor of our championship events and owned-and-operated golf facilities, as well as a proud supporter of PGA Professionals everywhere, speaks to the unique position the PGA carries as the experts in the game and business of golf."OMEGA will support PGA Professionals' growth through sponsorships of PGA Summits at the PGA Merchandise Show, PGA Fashion & Demo Experience and PGA golf expositions in China. The company will also sponsor the PGA Professional Player of the Year Award and provide support to all 41 PGA Sections.Additional elements of the multi-faceted partnership agreement include significant support of a member-benefit OMEGA timepiece program and a facility clock program, both exclusive to PGA Professionals; corporate hospitality at all PGA major championships; and OMEGA clocks positioned at PGA Golf Properties - including PGA Golf Club, PGA Center for Golf Learning & Performance, PGA Country Club, and Valhalla Golf Club.OMEGA and the Game of Golf For years, golf sponsorship has been a vital part of OMEGA's strategy, and the brand is proud to be associated with some of the sport's best events.OMEGA's dedication to promoting the game of golf internationally is underscored by its title sponsorship of the European Masters in Switzerland, the Dubai Desert Classic and the Dubai Ladies Masters - two of the most prestigious sporting events in the Middle East - and the brand's role as Official Timekeeper of the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup when it is contested in the United States.Some of golf's most exciting players are on OMEGA's roster of brand ambassadors including Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Harris English, S.Y. Noh and Kyle Stanley, as well as one of the game's true legends, Greg Norman. LPGA stars Stacy Lewis, Shanshan Feng and Michelle Wie are also part of the OMEGA family, along with coaches Hank Haney and Michael Breed.OMEGA's presence in the world of golf continues to grow and the brand will be on hand as Official Timekeeper in 2016, when the sport returns to the Olympic Games for the first time in more than a century, underscoring the brand's commitment to the game of golf, and its role as Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, a title it has proudly held since 1932.About OMEGA Founded in 1848, the brand has built its reputation on innovative watchmaking and the quality and reliability of its timepieces. OMEGA's pioneering spirit has been demonstrated in its conquests of the oceans' depths and its role in every NASA piloted mission since 1965, including all six lunar missions. OMEGA has long supported the sport of golf internationally, serving as title sponsor of the OMEGA European Masters, the Dubai Desert Classic and the Dubai Ladies Masters, and of the PGA of America since 2011. OMEGA's rich history in sports timekeeping includes its role as Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games - a responsibility it has assumed at 26 Olympic Games since 1932. Golf Sports & Recreation PGA of America PGA Championship Valhalla Golf Club
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