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Spain: children’s books, interior design, El Bulli recipe and more

Spain: Culture, Food and Books for Kids

The children’s books that I selected are old-fashioned from a by-gone era so I am spinning the rest of this post into the modern world.  We’ll start first with a dizzying tour of modern Spanish furniture, and then onto the hottest food scene in the world.  According to my favorite foodie snark, Anthony Bourdain, Spain is where it is at for the foodie scene.  Forget France, that is so last year! The maestro is Ferran Adriá and I have an easy recipe from his blog as well a few other fun things.  To finish up, we’ll see some Spanish creatives; architect Gaudi and artists Miró, Picasso, and Velázquez. Read more…

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Bangladesh: Culture, Alpanas, Children’s Books, Recipe and More!

Bangladesh: Children’s Books, Crafts, Art and More

I know that I was a little vague in my post, Lessons From the Dog Park Applied to My Blog, about Teach Me Tuesdays in that I simply proposed that we learn together.  Then I remembered the advice that DesignTrackMind gave me:  “Explore different countries.  Add in fashion and interior design.  Recipes are good but you HAVE to make it first.”  Don’t you love it yet hate it when you get advice so dead on that it calls you out?  Like I’d post a recipe that I’ve never made myself??!!  Ok, she knows me too well. Totally busted. Read more…

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Sri Lanka with Kids Books, Recipe and Design

Exploring Sri Lanka for Kids through Children’s Books, Food and More

I love this local cafe, L’Aroma Cafe, which seems to be a vortex attracting all kinds of nice people and frequently people who I know both one and two degrees of separation apart.  It was no different the other day when I was hanging out, waiting for a friend to arrive.  The owner came up and started talking to me.  They had offered their space to my friend,  Sharon Schindler,  a talented photographer of quintessential Boston, and it was wildly popular so all parties involved were thrilled, myself included because I got to eat yummy desserts surrounded by her gorgeous photos.   Read more…

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Exploring Laos with Books for Kids, Culture and Art

Kids Explore Laos Through Books, Culture and Art

I received an offer via email to review this book and I was eager to cover Laos for my Teach Me Tuesday feature (which I am now doing every other week in an attempt to keep my posts to 3x a week and thus preserve my sanity since I am also launching a second blog, JadeLuckClub: Celebrating Asian American Creativity! which requires 3x a week posts as well). I asked her if she knew of any chapter book set in Laos or covering Laos or the Vietnam War. She didn’t know of any. I searched online but came up dry. Maybe you know of a middle grade chapter book set Laos? Can you please leave me a comment with your suggestions? Thank you. Read more…