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Sexy Seville Turns Into A Catwalk

18 Apr 2013 / 0 Comments / in Blog

For nearly five centuries, lay religious groups throughout the Spanish-speaking world have staged elaborate public processions commemorating the events of Christ’s passion during Holy Week. Extremely popular in Spain, these processions are led by the “cofradías” (confraternities). A confraternity is normally a Roman Catholic or Orthodox organisation of lay people created for the purpose of […]

Pomp & Grandeur in Brighton

21 Mar 2013 / 0 Comments / in Blog

The Grand is a Victorian hotel in Brighton, on the south coast of England. More than a hotel, this is an institution, an iconic piece of British history, perched contentedly at the centre of one of the most famous seafronts in the world. Grand by nature, welcome to old world luxury. There is nothing boutique […]

FRED: Beauty, Food & Art

13 Feb 2013 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Located in Halifax’s trendy North End, FRED is a unique combination of a hair salon, café, and art gallery. This exquisite multipurpose space caters to both Haligonians and visitors looking for excellent locally-sourced meals, hair & makeup services, and delicious coffee in a casual yet stylish locale. Through different exhibitions, FRED is also committed to highlighting […]

Theatre & Beaux-Arts Architecture

23 Jan 2013 / 0 Comments / in Blog

The Royal Alexandra Theatre is located in Toronto, Canada. Built in 1907, the 1,497-seat Royal Alex is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America. A beaux-arts style, proscenium-stage theatre, with two balcony levels, built in the style typical of 19th century British theatres. Designed by noted Toronto architect John M. Lyle (1872-1945), who had worked in theatre […]

The Art of Great Coffee: Cortado

16 Jan 2013 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Particularly popular in countries such as Argentina, Cuba, and Spain, a “cortado” is an espresso cut with a very small amount of warm milk (to reduce the acidity). The ratio of milk to coffee is between 1:1 – 1:2, and the milk is added after the espresso. The steamed milk should not be too foamed, but many baristas […]