Valerie Hector The Art Of Beadwork Historic Inspiration Contemporary Design

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Valerie Hector’s The Art of Beadwork: Historic Inspiration, Contemporary Design (ISBN 0-8320-0307-8) is an interesting combination of the historical and cultural analysis of various beadmaking traditions and the presentation of works by modern designers who were inspired by these traditions. There are numerous books on contemporary bead designs, as well as many histories of beadmaking […]


Yacht Charter In The Northern Cyclades

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The areas prevailing wind during the summer months is the infamous Meltemi blowing from the N-NW. It is first felt in June and becomes stronger through July, August and September when it can reach force 8. It dies down in October. In the spring and autumn gales are common from the N and the SE. […]


Yacht Charter In The Southern Ionian Sea

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Levkas is a popular, lively and windy island. It is the only island linked to mainland Greece, a swing bridge providing access by road. The airport at Preveza is only a 30 minute ride away. Lefkas Town lies a short distance down the canal, at the point where the canal turns to run SE. The […]


Yacht Charter In The Northern Ionian Sea

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No look at the Ionian would be complete withouth mention of Homer and the Odyssey. The Odyssey tells the storey of Odysseus and his travels and adventures throughout the Mediterranean in around 800BC. The Trojan War concluded when the Greeks sucseeded into bringing a wooden horse into the city of Troy. Greek soldiers were hidden […]


History Of Charleston

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In a picturesque setting nestled along the Carolina coastline, lies one of America’s oldest and most beautiful cities. Charleston, South Carolina is richly laden with history and culture. From murderous pirates to the opening scene of the Civil War, each step down it’s cobblestone streets have their own story to tell. In the seventeenth century, […]


Living A Life Of Luxury In Miami Beach Florida

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A lot of people have many reasons for moving to Miami Beach, and these include the sunny skies, diverse culture and wide array of employment opportunities. No matter what the reasoning behind their moves, everyone runs into the same logistical challenges. Most likely, a prospective homeowners’ first priority is choosing a place to live. Whether […]


Lake Travis Waterfront Homes

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Lake Travis is a very popular place to own waterfront property. Just west of Austin, Lake Travis starts at Mansfield Dam and winds about 63 miles through the Central Texas Hill Country. Because of its proximity to Austin, its very clear water and the added drama of being in the Hill Country, Lake Travis waterfront […]


Southern Charm In Nashville Real Estate

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The South has a remarkable drawing power. For years the south has been characterized by beautiful historic homes, amazing scenery and and a versatile and thriving economy. But perhaps the most notable aspect is what is simply known as “southern charm.” This is a laid back style of life that is extremely evident, especially in […]


The Unique Appeal Of French Creole Homes

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French Creole architecture is one of the most prominent building styles of the Old South. This stately form is recognizable on homes of all sizes, and immediately evokes the South’s vibrant past. Although it is called “French” Creole, the style draws from a mix of other cultures, including Spanish, African, and Native American. The French […]


Miami Beach Real Estate Key Investment Points

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Sun, sand, nice beaches, palm tree-lined beach fronts, classy homes, glitzy fashion districts. People have plenty of reasons for moving to Miami, particularly Miami beach, including the sunny skies and diverse cultures. Since Miami is know to be a truly a diverse city, there is a wide array of available Miami Beach real estate choices. […]


Cricket No Longer For Men Only

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Cricket, hereto regarded as a gentlemen’s game cannot be called as in the future as the lovely ladies have made sufficient inroads to ensure that the Women’s International Cricket Council officially integrated to come under the umbrella of the Cricket’s governing body – the ICC. This was officially announced at the conclusion of the eighth […]


Mozambique Casinos

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The relative lack of, the paucity in the numbers of, Mozambique’s casinos is in one sense rather puzzling, in another not. In years gone by, the country was a place where many South Africans would visit to get away from the incredibly restrictive rules on gambling (and, it has to be said, mixing with other […]


Golf In South Africa

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South Africa golfing has seen huge growth since the 1980s when our courses compared dismally with those of international standards in the rest of the world. Following negative feedback from local golfers who traveled abroad and reported back on the high quality of courses in other countries, local courses started major overhauling of the greens […]


Solomon Islands Casinos

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The Solomon Islands are a beautiful destination in the South Pacific. There are gorgeous beaches, wonderful resorts, and the luxury and relaxation of island living waiting for you in the Solomon Islands. Moreover, gamblers and those looking for indoor recreation will find that the Solomon Islands casinos offer excitement and fun for your days and […]


Uncovering The History Of Cricket

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Cricket is a very old game that is steeped in tradition. The earlier types of cricket go back to at least the thirteenth century and the roots of the game can be traced back to the south of England. It seems to have been popular among the families of farmers in the south east. A […]


South Korea Casinos

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South Korea’s casinos are in something of an odd situation. While there are 14 of them and licences have been issued for three more, only one of them is actually open to South Korean citizens. All the others are restricted to foreign nationals. As South Korea is not, despite certain attractions, known as a great […]


Grand Canyon Hiking

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To truly experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, hiking from the rim to the river can be a rewarding and life-changing adventure. The hike from the canyon rim to the floor of the valley and back up again can be tackled by most relatively fit people – even the novice hiker. Make no mistake, […]


France Casinos

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France is home to a huge number of casinos, both large and small, and is without a doubt the leader in the European casino scene. France casinos are found throughout the country, including several in Paris, but probably the most prestigious and glamorous are to be found in the south of France, along the famous […]