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y our average bachelor or bachelorette celebration is dubbed as “that one last night of freedom” for the soon-to-be shackled man or woman. But who says this will be his last night burning through beers with the boys or your last night guzzling grasshoppers with the girls? If terms like “ol’ ball and chain” turn your stomach and ridicule your vision of a life of marital bliss, chances are “that one last night of humiliation,” complete with a faux ball-and-chain attached to your ankles (and your camera-happy best friend!) is not your idea of a perfect night. These days, you can follow in the footsteps of cele
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t hose out-of-town devotees making the trek to your great, capping hook-up merit thank-yous of palpability, and preferably, edibility. A complimentary bucket of champagne by the tub or a.m. room service gratis are gestures worth doling, no doubt. But sometimes, whether you’re hoping to penny pinch or not, a grab-bag jam-packed with stuff is just more fun and interactive. A goody basket outfitted to the T, waiting patiently back at their hotel room, should do the trick. But what to fill it with? Anything practical, sentimental, cutesy or yummy works, especially when followed through with a ribbon and thank you note of short
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k eeping kids happy of heart, full of belly and reasonably quiet is no easy feat, as any parent will breathlessly tell you. And while commandeering the dance floor might feel like childish tomfoolery to us grownups, our wining and dining is stuff of doldrums to those cherub-faced cuties in sneakers and mary-janes. A sure-fire way to keep parents relaxed and offspring entertained is by setting up a play room, a virtual sanctuary for the antsy in essence. If a separate space isn’t in the budget or venue layout, never fear, there are oodles of distracting devices you can station right in the reception hall, without compromis
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p icture a five star resort at the heart of a meadowy mountain range – Aspen, Colorado, has got couples covered when it comes to recuperating in post-nup hedonism. Buttery bakeries, fireplace suites, full-body mud wraps, and century-old spas are just some of the treats to look forward to while kicking back at this upscale celeb-watch retreat.
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b oasting the title of super-safest country in all of South America, Costa Rica has been a hotbed for hot ‘n’ heavy globe-trotters for over a decade. Plunging diamantine waterfalls, bottle-nosed dolphins, steamy volcanoes, and raucous macaws make this land-of-forests the hostess with the mostess, not to mention a slice of paradise for less when it comes to your hard-earned pretty pennies. Canopies of banana trees, beds of orchids, e
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a t the heart of this confection delirium lies la ganache, a creamy cocoa-ful or caramel-esque concoction, rippling with surprise tidbits of berries, nuts, nougat or fudge. The world can thank Chambery, France for producing this lil’delectable, and its doppelgangers of the Swiss and American variety - these gooey, gushy bite-sizers will nestle down anywhere in a wedded-out extravaganza. Incorporate these choco-wonders into bridesmaid’s gifts, croquembouches décor-amas, guest favors, or an after-dark dip into a flavorful pillow of indulgence. cocoa-potable pairings
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t he demure world of glass stemware is seeped in cognoscente and au courant intention. Composed of three glistening tiers - bowl, stem, and foot - the distinct shape of the wine glass is designed to concentrate all of the piquant flavor and ample aroma of your preferred bottle of nectar into one cuddly-cozy locale. You’ll find that varying styles of this voracious vessel play crucial roles within the epicurean play of wine-tasting. Investing in the more apropos of glassware is guaranteed to ensure your all-grown-up palate is all the more tickled pink upon toasting.
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t he wedding veil was first intended to pay homage to a long, flowing mane of hair - revered as a symbol of innocence in by-gone days. Over time, both folklore and an array of faiths have all influenced how this occult accoutrement came to be. By the 1900’s, the veil was a standardized article of matrimony, beating the traditional white gown to the punch. The veil was said to ward off bad luck, while borrowing a veil from an already happily married dame, was thought to bring about the good. Another legend claims that the veil was worn to conceal a fair bride’s beauty from her husband-to-be, up until he had
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b .C. is a dichotomy of breathtaking beauty - totem poles and stone carvings, marinas rippling with yachts and toot-tooting tugboats, lanky-legged dog parks and wind-whistling lakes – this magnificent province is home to a youthful and gorgeous ladder-climbing clientele of wine-and-diners and fervorous outdoor zealots, each with a passion for piping hot dragon bowls and a second-hand fashion edge. Whether you help yourself to one of the finest servings of ‘burbs thanks to the quaint Kitsilano, the booming arts scene of Vancouver, or the deep-rooted backcountry that is the Okanagan Valley, there’s
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t he term, ‘wedding officiant’ has a bit of an ambiguous ring, but tying the knot of that big pink bow of marital bliss is a pretty stand-out job. If the last time you stepped into a church was never, there are plenty of available and experienced personnel to help you put that great big stamp of official-ness on your union. Explore what fits best – you want what makes you and your main man feel most at home. A wedding ceremony is not intended to intimidate or overwhelm – just think of it as one big gold star of approval. wedding officia-what?
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