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Before 1989, I had visited many places including Korea and Canada. Being originally from Wisconsin and studying in New York I was always free spirited and always enjoyed seeing new places and learning the cultures and traditions. In 1989, I went and I was amazed.

As it was my first time in Mexico and being used to the scorching sun I got tanned.But I enjoyed it so much that I did not care. For me Mexico was all Spanish and so, tried the Spanish look. I got dressed in a just-below-the-knee Orange skirt, which had a white lace, representing the heat and bright days of Mexico. I chose to wear a white blouse with small red flower designs near the neck over the skirt as white would not absorb the heat and I also wore a mantilla hat. While shopping in the local market, I found these really gorgeous hoop earrings and a red neckpiece which I just couldn’t resist buying.


Then I went to a world tour moving from one country to another. I had trips to Europe, Asia and Australia visiting the various countries and seeing various cultures. I came back Mexico in 1996 and the Mexicans with open arms and even more open hearts greeted me ‘Bienvenidos’. It was their fiesta season and I just loved the colors there. I was so impressed by them that I inculcated their flag colors in my dress. I wore a frilled white skirt with big red flowers and green leaves. I continued a white blouse but this time around it had little bigger flowers with puffed sleeves. I was totally in the fiesta mood. My hair had grown longer and I wore them in pleats like the other Mexican beauties and also put a big flower in my hair.


In 2004, I was invited at a grand costume party by a Mexican friend. I was looking forward to my third trip to this sun burnt and rustic land. I chose to dress up like a Princess of Ancient Mexico. Knowing Mexico’s history was all the more interesting. Mexico was gifted with such rich culture. I chose to wear an ancient Aztec princess dress, the ancient Aztec temples in Mexico City touched my heart during my last visit. I wore bright colors and accessorized with gold and feathers. I also held a royal fan with a golden handle, which added glitz to my look. I just enjoyed wearing that golden crown decorated with feathers.


This was about my three visits to Mexico and the different looks that I got to adorn. While leaving I just said I want come back to this Land of Tropical Splendor, Mucho Gusto.

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I am a new mum and I am experiencing the new world of motherhood. There I was holding my bundle of joy in my arm and tears rolling down my cheek. The feeling running through my mind was just amazing. No words to describe. The most wonderful and precious gift that I could ever had was my newborn baby.

There is nothing more heart breaking in this world than seeing your child crying. When your baby is inconsolable and fussy, it’s becomes difficult to calm him. Babies cry, it’s a natural thing for them. It’s their way to communicate with you. It’s very tricky for a new parent to understand why their baby cries.

Parenting doesn't have a fixed module or cannot be learnt in a crash course. It is developed by parents over a period of time. There are instances where parents shift the gears from caring and supporting their children to becoming violent and harsh on them. In this process there are many mistakes which are bound to occur.


Teachers play an important role in the development of children, so it is important to let the teachers know what they mean to you. Teacher shapes child's educational ideas, gives him a desire to learn and sometimes becomes a friend or counselor when things aren't perfect in his life. And what is a better way to express gratitude towards your teacher than thanking with a gift basket! Homemade gift baskets make excellent gifts for your teacher. You can create your own gift basket and can fill it up with variety of treats you know your teacher loves.


After a baby is born, people often forget to buy presents for the new mom. Everyone just focuses on gifts for new baby, to remind her she is still special create a gift basket for mom by putting useful items that will be greatly appreciated by her. Here are few tips to make gift basket for new mom:


Stylish looks does not refer to wearing what others do. It actually means being your own self. Your look and style should portray your personality and you should not be recognized by people as resembling some actor or actress from movies. Agreed that whatever you see in movies, advertisements or on other media platforms affects your sense of style immensely and you tend to follow the same.

The consequences caused by eating Fast Food are really bad! As the consumption of fast food is increasing, the ill effects caused due to it are also increasing. The side effects of fast food on human body are increasing day by day.

Diet is a crucial factor in skin care. Eating right and healthy food for all body parts including skin is very important. There is a relationship between food and healthy skin and hence, it is said, “You are what you eat!”.Even if you're born with a beautiful and healthy skin but you're eating all wrong food, you can damage your skin.

Having a bath in a bath tub is a fun experience, even children love having a nice buddle bath. The reason why bathing in a bath tub is so good is because; you can let your body soak in all the nutrients and fragrance that you have added to the water in the bath tub.

The Dubai Shopping Festival, which started in the year 1996, is a retail event that takes place in Dubai every year. Its chief aim is to invigorate the retail trade taking place in Dubai each year. It has also been used to promote tourism in Dubai. This large scale event takes place in the first quarter of every year and lasts for an entire month. On an average, approximately three million people visit this festival every year.

New Year, celebrated with your loved ones re times to cherish throughout lifetime. New Year for your loved ones can be made more special with use of gifts as an expression of your feelings. Choosing gifts is not an easy task, especially, when you are looking for a gift for your wife. You will certainly want the gift to be unique and well thought but within your budget.


Here are few gifts that you can select to present your wife on New Year -



  • Diaries and Planner : Of course diaries and planners are an appropriate gift for New Year.


Christmas is one of the holiest festivals celebrated around the world. People spend this fantastic time with their friends, families and loved ones. During Christmas, everyone comes together forgetting the enmity and celebrates this beautiful time together. People gift their families and loved ones with lots of toys and their favorite things. Are you looking for a gift for your son? If yes, then take a look.

A cat needs a balanced diet containing vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Cat mostly eats meat and remains of the food. The cat's teeth are not designed to chew the food and so, it swallows the food. Therefore, a cat should be fed with proper diet which is healthy for it. Some of the ideas mentioned below will help you to give a balanced diet to your cat.

Not all dogs like water, so giving most dogs a bath becomes a struggle. There are some pooches that will run and hide under a bed the very moment they know that a bath is coming their way.


This may be different with dogs that love water such as Labrador Retrievers, which were used in hunting and retrieving ducks in water bodies. For bathing all these dogs, there is Vet recommended and approved system called the hydrobath.

Diet of your horse is an important component for its good health. Its diet depends on amount of pasture you access and amount of exercise your horse receives. Here are some tips for feeding your horse-

Ice wine is basically a dessert wine which is renowned for its full body and fruity taste along with its great aroma. Various grapes are used for producing ice wine; some of the most common ones are Vidal Blanc, Riesling and Cabernet Franc.The largest producers of ice wine in the world are Germany and Canada.

French Quiche Lorraine hails from the mountainous regions of Lorraine in France, hence the name French Quiche Lorraine. The quiche is a rich egg pie and is a filling meal by itself.

Sparkling wine is type of wine in which considerable amount of carbon dioxide present which makes it extremely fizzy. Carbon dioxide is a result of natural fermentation which takes place in bottle or large pressurized tank.

Beach style is evoked by easy living, sunny skies, deep blue ocean, salty air, breathing warm and feeling the pounding drum of waves on sandy and smooth seashore. Beach homes are appropriate places to live relaxed by soothing water sound.

American Foursquare dining room furniture is identified with its clean and straight lines. Furniture for American Foursquare dining room is simple and natural in appearance. Its focus is mainly on wooden furniture, earth tones and straight lines in crisscross form to create long rectangular shapes.

There was a time when European settlers, immigrants to America first arrived at the new land and the very first thing they needed to do was to build houses where their families could live in. They actually built homes from the natural rich woods which required very less resources like trees, an axe or a saw, which they called log cabins. Today's log cabins are very different from the early cabins and decorating them with simple natural materials would surely bring that rustic ambiance of the traditional log cabins back. It was in the 1600s when first log cabins were built in America by the immigrants from Sweden and Finland, and there are very few original log cabins that exist till now.

 Every year and every season evolves and brings changes in trends for wedding as almost every aspect of wedding planning has advanced over time.

Did you know that men yearn lots of pre-sex teasing? You need to do something more than a touch to prepare your guy for nooky, but know this: If you are spending time in naughty pre-play, you’re actually paving the way for more delight than ever.

Flowers are known to be the best ways to bring smile back on any woman's face. Is your wife one of them? Well, on any occasion whether birthday or New Year, flowers will make perfect gift for her. Flowers are considered to be a traditional way of expressing one's feelings. You can choose from an array of romantic flowers like roses to lilies of her favorite colors combined with a delicious cakes or simply say "I love you" with bouquet of flowers to make the occasion even more special for her.