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A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spanish Fashion Holds Its Own,” 24 July 1970 »
In the summer of 1970, GUIDEPOST reports: "Spain’s fashion designers bowed to the applause of buyers and members of the press who came from all over the world this week to preview what you might be wearing come September. Of all the collections, Pertegaz’s was the most expensive; Pedro Rodriguez’s, the most conservative, Elio Berhanyer’s, futuristic and Lino’s, the most elegant. However, Marbel Jr.’s collection seemed to demonstrated how to dress to look like a tart. And Herrera y Ollero’s collection was one hundred pieces of general unexcitement."
CORRAL DE LA MORERÍA, the Cathedral of Flamenco Where the Palate is Pleasured to the Hilt! »
EL CORRAL DE LA MORERIA: World's best flamenco tablao. Star-studded flameco shows fused with haute cuisine, and with remarkable success too. The only tablao in the world with a Michelin star. Awardee of Repsol Guide's three stars. Celebrities from different fields flock to the Corral, fame begetting fame. One of the "1000 Places to See Before You Die." You've just got to be there and see for yourself!
SNAPSHOT: THE SAN ISIDRO ANNUAL FIESTAS & FOURTH CENTENNIAL! »
Madrid is having one of its most beloved fiestas, the fiesta honoring its patron saint, San Isidro Labrador. But this year it isn't just the annual celebration. It's, more importantly, the fourth centennial of the Madrileño saint's canonization (1622-2022). The Holy See has declared that the Holy Year of San Isidro (Año Santo de San Isidro) be celebrated from 15 May 2022 to 15 May 2023.
HOLY WEEK IN BANDUXU WHERE NOTHING EVER HAPPENS »
There’s a remote village in central Asturias (dubbed “Paraiso Natural”) where you could leave behind your boringly busy life for a while and literally do nothing! Away from everything except a cow or two and the spectacular views of the mountains. No bars. No wi-fi connection. No facilities. No nothing. Except your own wits. No bars. No wi-fi connection. No facilities. Except your own wits.
THE PUY DE FOU PARK IN TOLEDO OPENS ITS DOORS AGAIN WITH EVEN MORE SPLENDOR »
Recognized as the "Best Theme Park in Spain" and one of the best in the world, Puy du Fou is coming up with new spectacles that will complete an exciting and colorful review of the history of Spain. Inaugural show is on on the 1st of April. The highlight of the new season is "the greatness of that Visigoth Kingdom" which and ‘recovers’ the royal crown, that has been missing for more than 1,300 years."
FALLAS DE VALENCIA: DRY THOSE TEARS! »
The incredibly “incendiary” Fallas de Valencia, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, is now on. Join the fun, not least of which is "crying time". Find out what this is!
SNAPSHOT: “ARIAS Y LAS CUATRO ESTACIONES DE VIVALDI” »
Treat yourself to a delicious night of joy and surprises with one of the greatest Baroque composers, Vivaldi, via his four seasons, at the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid! Directed by Bach Consort Wien's Rubén Dubrovsky. With the American mezzosoprano Vivica Genaux, a renown singer of Baroque music.
FROM FLAMBOYANT TO FLAMBÉ: A Trip to the MAD Museum, Beyond and Below »
"The costumes in the Machine Dazzle Exhibition reflect Matthew Flower's eclectic careers, and then some. Should I mention it's over the top? Joyfully excessive says it better. If Coco Chanel advised clients to take one thing off before leaving, Machine Dazzle would advise putting on the kitchen sink before leaving."
FLAMENCO AND JAMON SERRANO AT CORRAL DE LA MORERIA: THE WAY TO SENSATIONAL SUCCESS »
Flamenco and Jamón Serrano were combined in an unbeatable setting. The reason? To promote flamenco, an extraordinary art and UNESCO's Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Flamenco greats and students from all over Spain and abroad made the event an affair to beat other events.
LEG OF LAMP? »
In the 1970s, Alpedrete, Madrid, was famous for its Fiestas Navideñas. Village elders rode into the village on horseback dressed as The Three Kings in full regalia. Fast forward to 2022, the era of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, and what do we have in Northport, Long Island? A leg lamp lighting ceremony! Northport village elders feel that anybody can light a tree, or ride into town on horseback, but you have to have a certain, uh , ‘special outlook’ on life to light a lamp shaped like a leg!