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The Best Places to Shop in the Caribbean


eople experience the Caribbean through several prisms: food, nature, rum, and beaches, to name a few. But my experience of a given destination revolves around its “shopportunities,” authentic local art, craft and design that I just have to have. Buying a handmade bag or a bottle of banana ketchup is my way of taking home a piece of an island, a tangible reminder of not only a good time but also of the true color and culture of a country. I don’t think I’ve been anywhere that I couldn’t ferret out a good find, but for goodies guaranteed to please, here are my top Caribbean shopping spots.

Source: www.caribjournal.com

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Puerto Rico to host world’s largest sangria tasting event :: La Prensa :: America in English

Puerto Rico to host world's largest sangria tasting event :: La Prensa :: America in English, portal de noticias y mucho más.

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Video shows WWE star attacked during bout in Puerto Rico

Fans attacking pro wrestlers isn’t the most unusual occurrence. But during a recent match in Puerto Rico, WWE wrestling champ Alberto Del Rio had to fend off what looked like a crazed fan.

The wrestler, who lives in San Antonio and recently signed a new contract with WWE ,was wrestling a bout for another wrestling promotion when the attack occurred.....

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Can you pass the gentleman test? | Life and style | The Guardian

Name: The Modern Gentleman.

Appearance: Soigné.

Age: A gentleman never asks.

Well, maybe I’m not a gentleman? That’s highly likely.

Why’s that? Country Life magazine, which has jurisdiction over these matters, has declared a list of 39 attributes that any modern gentleman must possess. It’s unlikely you’ll have all of them.

Try me. Do you tip the staff in a private house and the gamekeeper in the shooting field?

Um, I don’t know really. I’ve never been in either of those situations. I do know some people who have an au pair, but wouldn’t it be a bit weird if I just randomly gave her a tenner? OK. Let’s try another one. Do you wear your learning lightly?

Well, I don’t really know anything. Does that count? I suppose so. Can you train a

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Bringing Hispanic Heritage to American Fashion: Designer Stella Nolasco Showcases Puerto Rico on The Runway : Style : Latin Post

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the traditions, people and history of Latin American nations and on Sept. 16, while New York Fashion Week was in full swing, Puerto Rican designer Stella Nolasco did just that on a runway in studio 59 in Chelsea Piers. As Nolasco premiered her second NYFW collection guests got a taste of la Isla del encanto (the island of dreams).

Nolasco, a freshman in the fashion world, was only one of several Latinos showing at NYFW. Venezuelan's Angel Sanchez and Carolina Herrera, Cuban-American Narciso Rodriguez, Brazilian Francisco Costa, who presented his latest Calvin Klein collection, Mexican Gregorio Sanchez, Ecuadorians Gabriela Cadena and Christina Ruales and Lazaro Hernandez, the Cuban-American half of the duo behind Proenza Schouler, all presented new collections.

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