Dia De Los Muertos

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Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout the country, also know as Day of the Dead. It’s a beautiful and colorful event that goes from October 31- November 2.

From wikipedia: Day of the Dead (SpanishDía de Muertos) is a Mexicanholiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

There are many aspects of the holiday that have become recognized parts of the 3 day experience:

Cemetery visit
Alfeñiques (sugar candies)
Literary calaveras
Day of the Dead bread
Altars
Sawdust and grain carpets
Mexican marigold
Papel picado (paper craft)

At the core of the celebration is honoring the dead. Remembering them every year at this time. The holiday is growing in popularity around the world due to this message of rememberance.

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Stitch Fix

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From Wikipedia: Stitch Fix is an online subscription and personal shopping service in the USA. It was founded by Katrina Lake in 2011.

From my Mother’s suggestion I just recently gave Stitch Fix a try. I’d always dreamed of having a personal stylist, but that was always going to be too much money. Stuff of dreams…

As it turns out, Stitch Fix cleverly makes this dream a possibility. While you’ve got to consider you are still going to pay for nice clothes, it takes some of the drudgery out of in store shopping.

You sign up and complete a profile with all your color, size, and style choices. You also pick the frequency of shipments based on your need.

Then, their stylist puts together looks for you based on all the factorsl, and any other information you share about your clothing needs.

The items arrive at your house, you try them on, keep what you want, return the rest in a pre-addressed shipping bag.

My first experience was fun. While I am only keeping 2 items out of 5, it was interesting to have someone else bring their perspective to my wardrobe.

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New York Times

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The New York Times.

Had the fortunate opportunity in my life to live in NYC. While there the New York Times is arguably the only way true new yorkers get their news.

What I’m excited about is The New York Times really is a global leader in news. As much as we have been hearing attacks towards the news media, they really are the pillar of freedom and the First Amendment to the Constitution.

And worthy of our support.

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I Don’t Wanna Live For

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Have been listening to this song on repeat for about a week now. A collaboration between Taylor Swift and Zayn, made for the upcoming Fifty Shades Darker film.

At first the song doesn’t hit you, but then on second and third listen it really starts to have impact. Already Number 1 in 80 countries. Enjoy.

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The First Monday in May

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Found the documentary The First Monday in May to be mesmerizing. The documentary is about the Met Gala in 2014 which was hosted by Ann Wintour. The film follows the path to the event and all the key players involved; designers, museum curators, assistants, celebrities, and more.

The theme of the event in 2014 was China: Through the Looking Glass. And extraordinary feat for the annual fundraising event. Fascinating to watch all the elements and creative minds come together to produce this large scale extravaganza which takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

And what they produce brings up the question of art, what is art, and can fashion be considered art on the level of great works already housed in The Met.

You’ll have to watch and decide for yourself.

Currently available on iTunes and Netflix.

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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We recently had the opportunity to stay at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

What a place. Totally hip, booming, and the new Vegas experience. If you like that kind of thing.

While Vegas is not for everyone, for those of us who find Las Vegas to be an adult playground, this is an excellent place to visit.

They have everything you need, pools, clubs, bars, restaurants, casino, shops, and some awesome rooms.

Smack dab in the middle of the strip. It really the right amount of wrong.

Oh and make sure you look for the Chandelier Bar and the hidden pizza place.

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