Author: luxebeat

“A Collector of Affections” by Judith Glynn Book Excerpt

Share: Chapter Three The bucolic and pastoral scenes en route to Madrid blurred as Leah’s eyes drooped and finally closed after the exhausting visit with Javier combined with her lingering jet lag. When the bus jerked to a stop at the AutoRes station, she rubbed her eyes awake and was the last person to get off. Just being in the city again gave her an adrenaline high to walk the few blocks to the subway station where she swiped her multi-ride ticket at the turnstile. Tirso de Molina was her stop, close to the center of Madrid. Although familiar...

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adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade Fall/Winter 2014 Wimbledon and US Open

Share: Innovative texture and contrasting structures make an impact at all white Wimbledon. adidas by Stella McCartney barricade for Fall/Winter 14 serves a unique fusion of technical superiority and standout style to produce an inimitable all white collection.  The collection will be worn exclusively by brand ambassadors Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Kirilenko and Andrea Petkovic for their matches at Wimbledon. http://luxebeatmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ADID_28715_335164.wmv A true celebration of cutting-edge athletic design and striking silhouettes, the range comprises sensational separates and one-piece dresses, based on a carefully engineered yet ultra-feminine aesthetic of all white. Innovative texture combinations meet with open and closed mesh structures...

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Fashionable World Cup Cocktails

Share: Forget the beer! The FIFA World Cup is an opportunity to celebrate and cocktails are in order.  This time around, the games are being hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a classic summer setting for a worldwide competition. While you and your friends are watching the matches with anticipation and rooting your favorite team, you can celebrate the World Cup by mixing these easy-to-make drinks. Inspired by Brazil and the summertime, you will feel refreshed and relaxed during those intense shoot outs between the competing international teams.   Coconut Sangria (Pitcher Recipe) 10 oz. CÎROC Coconut 5 oz....

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A Broad Abroad, One Woman’s Journey -Book Excerpt – Bizarre Bazaars

Share: A Broad Abroad, One Woman’s Journey by Mandy Rowe Book Excerpt – Chapter Title: Bizarre Bazaars Riyadh was a city with more than its fair share of markets, shops, souqs and malls, but the expat community – especially the women – had an insatiable urge for more shopping. Markets and bazaars popped up at regular intervals in the rec centres of some of the larger compounds, with customers arriving by the busload and shopping as if a war was imminent and they needed to stockpile. The largest bazaar was held on the first Monday of each month at...

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Victura: the Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea

Share: Victura: the Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea by James W. Graham Book Excerpt: Chapter 1 Metaphor for Life The day before he died President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, arrived at the Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas, taking a room freshly remodeled for their short stay. They had three and a half hours to rest and dine together before heading out for two evening appearances and the day’s end. Jack, sitting in a rocking chair, wearing just his shorts, worked on a speech and doodled on a sheet of hotel notepaper. Later, their public obligations...

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