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w ithin the soothing, southeastern waters of the luscious Caribbean, you’ll find a necklace of islands affectionately deemed ‘The Spice Isle’ – a plush pendant that is Grenada Island, alongside the adjacent diamonds of Carriacou and Petit Martinique. A glisten of white sand, a glint of emerald and garnet forest, and the relaxed saunter of urban life, help to make this reclusive destination something to truly treasure always. With its subdued cityscape and lack of
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a fifties-induced, back-to-the future romp of adolescent idealism is sure to emboss even the most unruliest of couples in the purest of hall-of-famer glory. The early rock and roll power era, defined by a generation of screaming prepubescents, was one unto which the likes of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, not to mention the King himself were born. This social phenomenon symbolized one-of kind puppy dog love, first ripples of sexual tension, and ultimately, the rush of adrenaline that comes from a night of bucking the system. Fuse the bobby-socked oh-boy-ness of the dimpled dappled schoolgirl with the bad-bo
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t here’s something reassuring about comfort DIY eats, surely triggering memories of dad’s mac and cheese cure for the broken hearted, grandma’s lectures on the correct corn starch to strawberry-rhubarb juice ratio, and your fiancé’s alleged ‘world famous’ buttermilk fried chicken – a romantic, calorific picnic staple. Incorporating a little cockle-warming potluck-love into your wedding is not just a sweet metaphor for family and shared experience, it’s also budget savvy. Obviously cute at informal weddings, the potluck is also a friend to the traditional, being an old-time party irrefutable. Save some bu
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g reen’s a byword for envy and lust and youthfulness and earth consciousness, which is basically caring about something outside yourself which, all together, is basically love. The color isn’t straight-laced or super trendy, but it’s pretty and peculiar, and when you pull it off, you’ll know it's because you’ve got real style. Even if you don’t push it to the brink of ecology, a turquoise necklace in lieu of crystal or an all-green bouquet will nattily exhibit a little bit of your off-color personality.
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a longside a serene slip of river, candles flicker in windows and doorways. Teenagers play chess by moonlight as children float red and gold lanterns across the water. Paper-maché tiger masks and unicorn dancers – these are the sights of Vietnam’s Mid-Autumn festival, or Tết Trung Thu. But moon cakes and happy crepes are just two of the many reasons to honeymoon in this exquisitely lush landscape - from misty villages to bustling urban vibes – Vietnam is truly a treasure worth the time to discover.
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a garden salad with balsamic vinaigrette is dainty like edible gossamer, but with cucumber soups and stuffed squash blossoms reigning the appetizer menu, those dutiful leaves are looking a little wane. Get your salad to man up with off-collared greens, candied nuts, exotic fruit and savory meats. Add a light drizzling of honey Dijon, or a heavy dollop of creamy chive to your avant-garde medley, and voila, salad is stock no more. greens and things Iceberg may win the p
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p arlez-vous sweet nothings? No matter what Hollywood says, the language of love is best polished amongst genial Québecois with egalitarian penchants for cultural layer cakes and hops heartened musings. Much like the dollhouses of our pigtail days provided snug escapism, Québec City furnishes a Honey I Shrunk the Western Europe kind of mood for the curiouser and curiouser. And in the vein of Polly’s Playhouse, the miniaturized version is a tightly knotted (walled-in) cluster of just the essentials - gratuitous ‘tudes left by the wayside - like a France concentrate. Of course, copasetic Canadiana breat
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b efore rubbing elbows in the realm of the in-laws, polish up your frame of mind with a little positivity. There’s no need to spend your first encounter shakin’ in your boots – think of these two people as a pair of harmless, sweet-loving folks eagerly a-waiting the day they can call you one of their own. Give them the chance to welcome you under their wing and celebrate their son’s newfound happiness in cozy-homey harmony. investigative report First impressions hav
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c reating atmosphere can be as simple as red, yellow, blue: consult your color wheel, know what goes, what stimulates, and ultimately select what turns you on. Because color can have a strong influence on mood (much like a chocolate-truffle wedding cake), take into consideration its ability to inspire and arouse a variety of emotions and desires. Orange, for example, encourages hunger, so food served on orange plates will serve to unleash voracious appetites amongst your guests – perfect if you don’t want to end up with a year’s worth of leftover Chicken Marsala. Pink and green are said to soothe and relax, makin
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a medieval city at the heart of the Mediterranean, alluded to by Homer himself, Malta is a fearless fortress in the face of marina winds and rippling azure waves. Renaissance style and Baroque accoutrement contribute to the prehistoric vibe and culture-fused sensibility. Home to the “Silent City,” but oh-so anything but, Malta proves its still waters truly run deep. Sun-baked stone temples, an ancient walled city, not
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