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DAVID’S ONLINE RESCUE OF THE GOLIATH OF FASHION!

DAVID’S ONLINE RESCUE OF THE GOLIATH OF FASHION! »

4 Nov, 2020
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Inditex SA, the world’s largest clothing retailer, and Zara’s parent company, has been hit hard by the pandemic, with a sales decline of 44% to €3.3bn/$3.8bn during the first quarter of its financial year. Considering the sharp downturn in sales, one will understandably wonder about Inditex’s relatively small loss. Here is why: online sales rose significantly during the worst period of the pandemic. Today, the giant Spanish retailer looks forward to the challenges of the post-COVID19’s new reality with self-assurance and an unmatched in-store and online retailing savvy.

DAZZLE ‘EM, WRAP YOURSELF IN A SENSATIONAL SESEÑA CAPE!

DAZZLE ‘EM, WRAP YOURSELF IN A SENSATIONAL SESEÑA CAPE! »

25 Oct, 2020
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Part II of the Two-Part Seseña Capes Series. "It has been said: 'The purpose of wearing a cape is to attain a touch of distinction and also have people turn to look at you.'"

THE UNSINKABLE FLAMENCO TABLAO “CASA PATAS” DROWNS IN THE PANDEMIC

THE UNSINKABLE FLAMENCO TABLAO “CASA PATAS” DROWNS IN THE PANDEMIC »

10 Aug, 2020
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With huge loses under the circumstances, owner of Casa Patas Martín Guerrero said: “To reopen [Casa Patas] would be suicidal.  A debacle. To swim against the current only to end up drowning.” He added: “I have no choice but to shut down. How can I pay my twenty-four employees?” In November 2000, The New York Times wrote: “For flamenco aficionados, there’s only one destination. Since opening in 1983, Casa Patas has built a reputation as the best club in Spain to see this ancient, haunting art form.” But on March 13, 2020, Patas had to go. However, it seems all isn’t lost, faint though the glimmer of hope is, when Guerrero appended: “Who knows when this Spanish custom will be able to return once again after the pandemic.”

In Barcelona, Hope is Homeless Entrepreneur 

In Barcelona, Hope is Homeless Entrepreneur  »

31 May, 2020
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“We’re turning a tragedy into an opportunity. We’re bringing everyone in… It’s all about helping people grow and redistributing the wealth properly so we can solve the problems that currently exist.”

GUIDEPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS: PROUD PAPA ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF SON ON HIS SHOW

GUIDEPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS: PROUD PAPA ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF SON ON HIS SHOW »

2 May, 2020
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“I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday [27 April], I became a father. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child.”

The Pursuit of “Happyness” in Barcelona

The Pursuit of “Happyness” in Barcelona »

25 Apr, 2020
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Andrew Funk: his stubbornness helped him achieve more than just overcoming a year-and-a-half spent in homelessness. His life’s mission? To help homeless people become active citizens again via Homeless Entrepreneur.

FREEDOM CAKES MAKES IT EASY TO BE A VEGAN WITH A SWEET TOOTH

FREEDOM CAKES MAKES IT EASY TO BE A VEGAN WITH A SWEET TOOTH »

21 Mar, 2020
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“We are often asked ‘How do you replace the eggs?’” Isabel Izquiedo said. “Don’t substitute the egg for anything. It’s a question of proportions. It’s research and development. The hardest technical feat of vegan baking is replicating the effects of the humble egg.”

THE SECRET BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF LA GRAMOLA DISCOS

THE SECRET BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF LA GRAMOLA DISCOS »

22 Feb, 2020
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“Music must have something that’s magical. It’s a way of letting out your feelings and your emotions without hurting people–and it comes out like a fountain, like a natural spring.” This magical quality of music provides the mysterious allure that is behind the success of La Gramola Discos.

TASTE YOUR EMOTION WITH FEDERICO CAPOVILLA

TASTE YOUR EMOTION WITH FEDERICO CAPOVILLA »

9 Nov, 2019
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Salumificio Verza dates back to the early 1900s when legendary grandfather Antonio, known as “Verza”, used to butcher cattle and pigs bred in the valley. This ancestor would preserve the meat in caves filled with snow and ice that he himself would collect in his cart from the Fiorentini Highlands. The family traditions in the butchery trade, which has begun in Velo d’ Astico, Italy in 1968, contines today with the same passion, tradition, and quality of cured meat products.

UP, UP & AWAY WITH QUIQUE DACOSTA

UP, UP & AWAY WITH QUIQUE DACOSTA »

8 Jul, 2019
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QUIQUE DACOSTA has been one of the skyrocketing new generation leaders of   Spanish vanguard signature cuisine. Being at the very pinnacle of the vanguard epicurean movement, he continues breaking free and his design aesthetics are impeccable creations, utilising the most cutting edge marvelous products to  do so.