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STATESIDE STORIES: A SUMMER RODEO!

STATESIDE STORIES: A SUMMER RODEO! »

17 Jul, 2018
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I'd been to LAS VENTAS and seen the Bullfight, one in which the Matador was gored…But I’d never seen an American Rodeo in which the Cowboys actually try to ride the wild and ferocious bulls. So it was with great anticipation that I bought tickets.

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “PAMPLONA: I’M STILL RUNNING,” 19 July 1963

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “PAMPLONA: I’M STILL RUNNING,” 19 July 1963 »

17 Jul, 2018
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I’VE just got back from Pamplona and if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it and will repeat it again a thousand times; Never Again.You can quote me next year. I’m bearing the scars of several cornadas, mostly in the region of the liver (pronóstico: muy grave.) and that last bit of the trip, after the car blew up in flames sixty nine kilómetros outside Madrid played hell with my gout. So on that happy note of goodwill and Christian charity, I will leave you to retire to my local clinic. And a happy Sanfermines next year to each and every loving little one of you.

MARTA ORTEGA: WHO IS SHE & WHY SHOULD HER NAME RING A BELL?

MARTA ORTEGA: WHO IS SHE & WHY SHOULD HER NAME RING A BELL? »

3 Jul, 2018
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Zara on Oxford Street, London: the heir presumptive worked here!

 

By Natalie McNeal Photos: Guidepost, Natalie McNeal,

STATESIDE STORIES: Independence Day History!

STATESIDE STORIES: Independence Day History! »

3 Jul, 2018
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– – By Mary Foran

Flag-waving and sparklers, glow-sticks and petardos, and cold fried chicken and corn-on-the-cob may not be your idea

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “READING FOR A SUMMER DAY,” 12 July 1963

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “READING FOR A SUMMER DAY,” 12 July 1963 »

1 Jul, 2018
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It is summer time now when all movement is poured stickily out of a bottle. It is no time to do anything at all. And so here’s a Torremolinos without movement in, and for, a summer afternoon.

Baubles, Bangles and Beads: The Truth About Costume Jewelry!

Baubles, Bangles and Beads: The Truth About Costume Jewelry! »

24 Jun, 2018
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Since I grew up in the Wild West and was an active tree climber and pet owner, I did not play with jewelry very much. Sure, I loved to "dress up" as a princess sometimes, but I would usually just put on my older sister's fake diamond tiara when the little princess in me came out to play.

STATESIDE STORIES: Oh, Those Cats and Dogs!

STATESIDE STORIES: Oh, Those Cats and Dogs! »

4 Jun, 2018
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Those of you who don’t have a cat or a dog to love, believe me, you just don’t know what you’re missing!

5 BEST INSTAGRAM BLOGS ABOUT MADRID

5 BEST INSTAGRAM BLOGS ABOUT MADRID »

4 Jun, 2018
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Whether you're traveling around Madrid for a week or here indefinitely, it’s impossible to ever see enough of the Spanish capital. "5 Best Instagram Blogs" will definitely help!

“Tea at Midnight,” A Tale of the Night-Shift Office Worker

“Tea at Midnight,” A Tale of the Night-Shift Office Worker »

28 May, 2018
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One very brave member of  The Other Team ventured ask if it would be at all appropriate and possible to actually join them in their nightly gatherings. The wonderfully gracious tea-sippers acquiesced. The immediate effect was a brighter, happier crew, and lasting friendships too.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE MANY FACES OF SPAIN,” 28 March 1986

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE MANY FACES OF SPAIN,” 28 March 1986 »

20 May, 2018
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One of my unfailing delights of living in Spain, undiminished after 17 years, is the spectacular and varied range of its landscapes and natural beauty. Crammed into the roughly five hundred thousand square kilometres of its bull-hide shaped geography, one goes from the dazzling white villages of the south with immense vistas of olive plantations, red earth under a diamond-hard blue sky, to the vast wheat plains of Castile