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A GLIMPSE AT SPRING -SUMMER 2013 COLORS!

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After my research through the web on numerous different sites, Spring-Summer collections will just leave an "WOW" sound behind because the trends come from different perspectives and can satisfy even the most demanding client. 
I concluded that soft, pall and sorbet colors are going to be a must during the coming season. Prepare for pants, shirts, skirts and tanks in shades of lemon, tanquerine, aqua and mint. These colors will bring a sense of sweateness in our wardrobe. 
Take a look at the pics to get just a hint on one of the coming season's trends but more is yet to come as for instance Prada is influenced and inspired from Japanese Kimonos that leave the faces of the fashion crowd astonished and amazed!































GREECE: TOURISM REVENUE AND VISITOR NUMBER WILL EXCEED EXPECTATIONS DURING 2013 SEASON!

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Tourism has always been big business for Greece because it has so much to offer and, as a result, one fifth of employment is based in the industry. In June of 2012, expectations of the nation's annual tourism revenue were low because of the way Greece was being viewed by the world and the problems it was suffering. The summer of 2012 was never expected to be good for Greek tourism given the problems the country was facing and initial forecasts predicted that there would be a significant drop in revenue of 15%. There was a dramatic decline in bookings at the peak of the season due growing uncertainty over the Euro. With so many national issues to deal with, many tourism officials and workers were certain that this would be a disastrous season for the country. 
A new forecast has since been issued by Andreas Andreadis – the head of a leading tourism association – that suggests that the season has not been nearly as bad as people expected and the drop in revenue will be just 5%, from …

18 TIPS TO BE MORE CONFIDENT DURING 2013

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Here are some tips in order to succeed in your professional and personal life in the year 2013. They are simple and easy to follow. Be yourself and quickly fix your confidence by following these steps:

1. SMILE! 

It makes you feel and look better and it instantly lifts your mood. It will make the people around you respond in a more positive way and at the end, it gives a great lasting impression.

2. FACE THE WORLD WITH CONFIDENCE. 

It is important to show a confident face to the world, even at times when you are feeling less confident inside. Positive thinking and positive attitude are the first step to the right direction! Tip: Repeat from the inside: I am the greatest!!

3. A BIT OF SHOPPING THERAPY NEVER DID ANY HARM!

 Treat yourself to some lovely relaxing clothes of your choice and sense of style that suits your personality. 

4. GIVE YOURSELF A GOAL. 

To set shorterm and longterm goals and make sure you achieve them, it will make you feel successful and valuable.

5. BOUNCE BACK. 

Bad t…

WHERE TO GO DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY

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When we plan a trip, we should keep in mind what is the best time to visit the place in order to gain a holistic experience and enjoy it at the most. As we run January, the month opens with a bang for much of the world and the excitement of New Year helps soften the fact that much of the nothern hemisphere is shrouded in cold, damp cloud. New Year’s resolutions can be started by ski trips to Europe or North America. While southern’s Europe temperate climate is also ideal for tennis or a few rounds of golf. The natural world is also sensitive to the seasons, whether cold as in the forests of Poland or warm as in the waters around Indonesia.

Below you will find the best destinations during the month of January for inspiration:


FOR FESTIVALS AND CULTURE: 


1. LALIBELA, ETHIOPIA, AFRICA: 

Highlights: Amazing churches hewn directly into solid rock. 
See the wonders of the man-made castles of Gondar, the natural beauty of the Simien Mts, and the spiritual faith that build the rock-cut churches.

SUSHI TO IMPRESS!

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Sushi is one of my favorite dishes! 
Check out the following recipe of sushi which is delicious!! 
I prepared it on the previous Saturday and my friends were delighted!!

 Makes 2 to 4 servings: 

Ingredients:


For the Creamy Filling:


1 medium avocado
1/4 cup cubed carrots
1 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon soy sauce (preferably Nama Shoyu), 2 packets of Nu Naturals stevia or 5 drops liquid stevia.


For the Vegetable Filling:


1 medium carrot, julienned 1 medium cucumber, julienned
1 red bell pepper, julienned
snow pea shoots (if available at your local gourmet market or farm stand).
For the Sushi Rice:
1 medium parsnip
chopped and pulsed in a food processor until it forms rice-like pieces
6 sheets nori (seaweed). 


Directions: 


Blend the ingredients for the cream filling in a food processor until smooth. 

Place a sheet of nori on a wooden cutting board so that the indented lines on the nori run horizontally. 
Place a thin layer of the cream filling on the lower thir…

ANGELA'S CLASSIC GREEN LEMONADE A LA DETOX FOR WOMEN

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The following juice is best taken on an empty stomach so it can bypass the digestive process and go right to the cellular level with all its life force ad enzymatic superpower!

Ingredients: (one serving)


1 HEAD ROMAINE LETTUCE OR CELERY
5 TO 6 STALKS KALE (ANY TYPE)
1 TO 2 PACKETS OF STEVIA OR LIQUID NU NATURAL STEVIA DROPS (AS NEEDED FOR SWEETNESS)
1 WHOLE ORGANIC LEMON (YOU DON'T HAVE TO PEEL IT)
1 TO 2 TABLESPOONS FRESH GINGER 





Directions: 

Process the vegetables through the juicer by adding one vegetable at at a time through the mouth of a juicer. The fiber will shoot out of the juicer into one container, while te spout will eject the fresh juice into another container. Poor into a large glass and drink! 
Notice how the lemon really cuts out the "green" taste that most people try to avoid.






SELFRIDGES TO LAUNCH SILENT SHOPPING AREA

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Department store Selfridges in London is about to introduce a silent shopping experience in its Oxford Street store with its No Noise concept in January. From January 7 to the end of February, Selfridges is launching its new store-wide concept, No Noise, which invites shoppers to “celebrate the power of quiet”. It will be located in the store’s Ultralounge and will aim to help customers find balance in this fast-paced world. 
Designed by architect Alex Cochrane, the minimalistic ‘Silence Room’ will ask customers to leave their shoes and mobile phone at the door, so they can fully enjoy the relaxing area, which will offer in-store meditation sessions. There will also be a Quiet Shop, selling an exclusive collection of de-branded products from fashion to stationery, to promote considered shopping, and Selfridges will be de-branding its own yellow bag for the first time. The department store is also planning a series of in-store events from the world’s largest meditation to silent orchest…

CHINA TO BECOME WORLD' S LARGEST RETAIL MARKET

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According to analysts and forecasting experts, China is to become the world's largest retail market in the next three years. Global advisory company Price Waterhouse Coopers, this week stated the Chinese market is expected to grow 10 percent per annum through 2016, and will take over the United States as the world's biggest market. 
The economic downturn in the European union has not affected China's demand for consumer goods and according to figures released by PwC China's gross domestic product grew 7.4 percent from July-September, slowing from the 9.1 percent during the same period a year earlier. However, global retailers will continue to bank on China to drive growth, PwC said. "Retailers operating in China are no longer just focusing on the bigger first and second-tier cities. They're now expanding in third and fourth-tier cities as disposal incomes in these untapped markets increase," said Carrie Yu, PwC's retail and consumer leader for China an…