Making Your Event a Success

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A wedding is a once in a lifetime occasion. So is a debut and a christening. They’re special events meant to be remembered forever. Planning and making these occasions come to life are difficult though. It takes a lot of hard work, patience, and dedication for an event to be successful. If you have a big budget and a rather big event taking place, it makes sense to hire the services of an events planner to take care of everything. If the gathering is quite small and your budget is limited, there’s no choice but to do everything on your own with the help of family and friends. Whether it’s small or big, a successful event is something that everybody will remember for a long time and should go with no or very little glitches.

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Archive Rentals is one specialty rental company and event design house with a beautifully combined collection of fine specialty rentals including wedding furniture rentals, tables, dining chairs, tabletop, lounge, ceremony seating, furniture, backdrops, lighting and many others. If you need wedding tables, they likewise provide wedding tables for rent. They have a staff of knowledgeable, skilled, and creative designers who’re willing to help customers any which way they can providing their expertise and in the process creating an occasion like no other that will be remembered for a long time.

Customers can filter or narrow down their search for rentals by color, event space, and style. Whatever color scheme you want, they can give it. Event space may be Welcome, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Lounge, Bar, and Coffee Station among others, while some of the styles to choose from are Rustic, Parisian, Vineyard, Mid-Century Modern, Outdoor, Retro Camp, Bohemian, and Nautical. Rental prices vary by city and there’s no minimum order requirement. Customers can rent things by the day or longer. It’s also nice to know that they offer discount for charity events. Archive Rentals currently serves all of California and they have a new branch in Riviera Maya, Mexico. They also deliver to other states. You can also contact Archive Rentals if you have some vintage things that you want to sell to them.

Shopping Online For the Latest Fashion Trends

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Online shopping has never been this fun, exciting, and easy, thanks to Lamido Buy and Sell. Since Christmas is just around the corner, some people are starting to browse the website for gifts for their loved ones and of course shop for stuff for themselves. Both men and women’s fashion is alive with trends for the fall season. Floral prints which was very big last summer is still popular this season. We can see shirts, blazers, sweaters etc. everywhere in floral prints. Orange, which is the trendiest color this season can be combined with deeper shades like navy and black. Orange outerwear like jackets, sweaters, roll necks, and suits abound. Parka jackets are likewise a staple and can be worn with your favorite jeans, cardigan, and sneakers.

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We can shop for all these trendy pieces at Lamido, the premier online marketplace where buyers and sellers converge and make amazing deals. You can purchase brand new as well as second hand items here. You can list almost anything you want to sell by simply signing up. Their product categories include fashion and clothing, accessories, home and living, home appliances, electronics, computers, smart phones etc.

Shoppers will be happy to know that they can now access the Lamido website in their smart phone and tablet via the Lamido Online Marketplace app which they can download in Google Play for free. It features unique services to improve its users’ experience such as shipping fee calculation system and instant messaging to connect with merchants, among others. And other good thing was, Lamido is very safe when it comes to their paying system because they’ve got this paypal and others mode of payments which you can request an dispute as something wrong came up to your whole order process, Plus, Lamido aimed to give an 100% customer satisfaction to their every costumers as well to their sellers. Yes! that’s how their system built up, Hence, nothing to worry about at all..

Affordable Wedding Gowns at Dresswe.co.uk

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Getting married is a once in a lifetime event that should be remembered forever. It doesn’t really matter if it’s a simple or extravagant wedding as long as it’s the perfect wedding for the couple. No matter how simple or extravagant it is a lot of planning is definitely involved and eventually many things have to be taken cared of. If you’re going to do everything on your own especially the shopping then it’s a good thing to buy everything in one place. There are many online stores selling wedding apparel, accessories etc. so to save on time, money, and effort, find one that will provide you with everything you need.

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Dresswe UK is an online store that has any style of UK wedding dresses for every bride anywhere in the world. Aside from bridal gowns they also sell bridesmaid, mother of the bride, and flower girl dresses. On top of that, they are an international supplier of the latest Special Occasion Dresses such as Homecoming, Evening, Graduation, Cocktail, and Quinceanera Dresses. They also have a wide selection of cheap prom dresses UK that teenaged girls would love. The company prides itself in having products that are unique, stylish, well-designed, and trendy. All are made of high quality materials.

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This online store ships to different countries via express shipping methods like DHL, Fedex, and TNT. They have customers in America, Britain, Australia, Middle East, Southeast Asia etc. and have already provided products and services to shoppers in more than 200 nations and regions. It usually takes 3 to 6 days to all major destinations. The shipping fee is determined by the item’s weight, order sub-total, and destination. Returns and exchanges are only permitted if they are in their original condition. Their methods of payment are credit cards (Visa and MasterCard), wire transfer, and Western Union.

A taste of Thailand: experience the cuisine

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Thai cuisine needs no introduction, visit any town in the western world and you are likely to find a Thai restaurant within a short distance. Thai food in Thailand, however, is a whole new experience; as skilled as Thai chefs are in taking foreign food and putting a spin on it, traditional dishes are all about detail, balance and variety. The juxtaposition of hot, salty, sweet and sour flavors is what makes the food so special. As with many national dishes, Thai food reflects its country’s environment, culture and values. From street food to a la carte, the food of this Asian nation is full of flavor and ingenuity.

Back to basics

Traditional Thai cuisine is basic in terms of how quick and light preparation is, yet complex in terms of balancing the flavors. In most cases, the food has at least three or four elements of taste that come together to form a perfect blend to awaken the senses. Smell is just as important as taste and Thai dishes generally have a mild yet identifiable aroma which carries throughout the eating process and stays for some time after.

Thailand’s calling card to the rest of the world is Pad Thai. Though an infinite number of variations exist, the national dish comprises beansprouts, noodles, tofu and onion; the finishing touch is the sprinkling of peanuts that are ground almost to dust. Any other ingredients you decide to add, such as fish sauce, peanut sauce or chili oil, you can. The dish has raw ingredients not too dissimilar to those used in western dishes, but it is how they are cooked, the combination of flavors and the added extras, which transform the dish from toned-down to traditional Thai.

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Tom Yam Goong is the national aroma of Thailand due to the fragrant herbs used; lemongrass, lime leaves and shallots are the staple smells of the dish and chilies and fish sauce make the dish sing. Jumbo shrimp and mushrooms are the substance of the meal and the main tastes are hot and sour. Many Thai nationals have Tom Yam Goong as a starter, but it can also be served as a main dish if rice is added to bulk it up.

A quick and easy staple of the Thai eating experience is Kuay Tiew. No other dish will test you chopstick skills as much as noodle soup; slurping on the liquid broth is inevitable. There are countless ways in which noodle soup can be served, which makes it one of the most versatile of the more popular Thai dishes. The noodles are usually thin and broad and the substance of the dish is meat of any kind. The most popular meats are duck, chicken, beef, pork and seafood, not too different from the traditional meat staple foods of the western world.

Market meetings

No culinary-inspired trip to Thailand would be complete without a visit to one of their world renowned food markets. Talaats, as they are known, are a fundamental part of Thai life and families and friends gather here to purchase food, dine at their favorite vendor or just kick back and munch on a deep fried snack.

You can’t get more of an authentic Thai food experience than visiting the country’s largest and most famous market, Damnoen Saduak. Though the prices are higher than elsewhere and the place is flooded with tourists and locals alike by the time it opens its gates, the floating market gives a fantastic taste of the old river life and a chance to pick up some great souvenirs. As well as being faced with a magnificent array of fabulous new foods, you are encouraged to hire a sampan to explore the surrounding canals.

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The Railway Track Market in Samut Songkhram is definitely worth a visit. A 40 minute drive south-west of Bangkok, this crazy and chaotic market straddles a working rail track and stalls are rolled out of harm’s way eight times a day. You can find every type of Thai food here and are able to hire a guide to ensure you make the most of the experience.

On the streets

Thailand is well known for its street food and many who visit return home with stories to tell about what exotic item they have purchased and eaten from a road vendor. Most new experiences will invariably involve an insect of some kind; many street vendors sell deep fried locusts, bamboo worms and even snake heads. Finger food in Thailand isn’t all about insect eating however, there are many foods sold on the street that are more acceptable to the western pallet.

Som Tam (papaya salad) is one of the most popular street food dishes. Fresh, flavorsome and most importantly, fast; Som Tam is a sweet, sour, salty and spicy concoction of shredded papaya, tomatoes, shrimp, garlic, peanuts and chili peppers. The flavor combination may well be like nothing you have tasted before, but it is refreshing and will leave you wanting more. The majority of Thais’ like their Som Tam extremely spicy, so ask for a milder version if you are new to this delicacy.

Moo Ping is a grilled pork skewer that is widely available from street food vendors. Grilled meats in general are popular and you will often find chicken is available as well as the more adventurous varieties, such as buffalo. Each vendor will have their own type of marinade, but it is usually sweet and garlic tasting. Again, the raw ingredients themselves are common in the western world; it is how they are cooked, served and seasoned that makes them truly Thai.

Cooking schools are popular in Thailand with both locals and tourists who are eager to create their own unique dishes. Pattaya is a large city and offers many culinary classes, some of which are overseen by the top chefs in the country. Be sure to make time for a stopover in Pattaya for a food festival or a cooking class and then travel on to one of the smaller towns for an authentic dining experience. Sitting on the floor and eating with your right hand is the traditional Thai way.

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Thai food is well worthy of its reputation as one of the world’s greatest cuisines. Intricacy, texture, color and taste are vital components of any Thai dish and, much more than this, many of the ingredients are used for medicinal purposes in addition to the flavor they bring. Whatever your taste, be sure not to miss sampling at least one or two traditional dishes on your next visit to Thailand.

 

How is Premium Leather Made?

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There’s nothing like the look, smell, and feel of a beautiful leather bag, wallet, or suitcase. Although many are aware that Ghurka leather products and accessories are made out of some of the finest leather around, many are unsure of how the leather is made. If you’ve always wondered how premium leather is treated and finished, here’s everything you need to know.

Selection

Leather is similar to the skin of the human body. Overtime, it fades, wrinkles, and develops new, beautiful characteristics. While eliminating these characteristics can improve the overall appearance of a piece of leather, doing this can take away from the quality. However, if there are too many flaws, the leather may also lose its appeal. To maintain the look of a leather bag, wallet, or accessory, it is essential to start with the most flawless piece of leather available. Typically, calfskin, particularly French calfskin, has the softest feel and finest grain accessible and is a choice type of leather for creating accessories.

Treatment

The majority of leather hides are treated to create that signature brown or black leather color. One of the processes used to complete this is known as vegetable-tanning. This treatment type is highly beneficial because it is an environmentally responsible process and is also the most gentle on animal hides, allowing them to retain their natural beauty over time.

To create vegetable-tanned leather, hides are soaked in large drums full of this tanning substance for approximately 30 days. Then, the hides are colored using an aniline or semi-aniline treatment. At this time, the hides are submerged in a dye which allows coloring to soak deep within the porous surfaces of the leather. Once the hide is treated with pigment, it will continue to change and develop as the leather develops over time.

Finishing

After the selection and treatment processes are over, the leather is then turned into the desired product. Since most premium leather pieces are made by hand, each one has unique characteristics that add to their value.

The Benefits of Leather

Accessories made out of leather can’t be matched by products made out of different materials. This is because:

  • Leather lasts. Leather accessories are known to last for many years and are better able to withstand the elements than materials like fabric, plastic, and vinyl. This is an important factor to keep in mind when you are debating whether you should purchase a leather case, travel bag, or any other product you will carry around with you on a regular basis.
  • It provides protection. If you own a camera, laptop, or any other type of technological device, you know how risky it is to carry it around with you. Leather cases and accessories will do a better job of keeping your technology safe than other products made out of different materials.
  • There’s nothing else like it. Products made out of high-quality, premium leather are an investment that will get you more compliments and use than accessories made out of other materials.

Creating premium leather is a lengthy and skilled process. However, it is well worth it due to the overall appearance, feel, and durability of products crafted out of fine leather.

Vacation hair care: Maintaining your silky locks while abroad

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When it comes to deciding what to pack for a trip or vacation, our hair is often at the bottom of our ‘Things to Take Care of’ list. However, considering how many photographs are taken when we travel, it should be one of our top priorities to ensure that our vacation pictures show us looking our best.

Adapting to a different climate

In many cases, traveling means entering into different climates, and these changes may play havoc with hair. A hairstyle that looked great at home is suddenly transformed into a frizzy mess while on vacation because of the humidity in the air, the drying effects of the sun, or even chlorinated swimming pool water.

Just as our skin needs a moisturizer to stop it from drying out, so does our hair. The first thing to remember is to pack a hydrating, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and, if possible, a deep conditioning treatment such as a hair mask or Argan Oil, which should be used every three days or so. This will also help to add weight to hair and stop it from becoming puffy.

In most cases, hair does not need to be washed every day, so pack a shower cap for those in-between days to stop it from getting wet in the shower.

Combating “frizzy” hair and tangles

There are plenty of anti-frizz treatments available and these can prove invaluable when traveling; these should be used after washing hair, but before drying it. Once hair is dry, extra protection can be added with an anti-humidity spray. Heat protection sprays that protect the hair against harmful UV rays from the sun are also readily available.

When possible, let hair dry naturally rather than blasting it with a hairdryer, and use fingers to de-tangle hair rather than a comb or brush as these can cause split ends. It is a good idea to pack two brushes when traveling; one that is suitable for wet hair and another for dry.

Travel tips

People often want to look their best on vacation and may decide to color their hair just before they go. However, it is best to have hair colored a minimum of a week before the travel date to close the pores of the hair strands and ensure the coloring does not fade too quickly in the sun. If having highlights done, it is a good idea to ask the stylist to make them two or three shades darker than normal as they will lighten naturally in the sun.

Give hair a vacation as well by leaving heated appliances at home. In hot and humid climates, using straightening equipment or curling irons will just dry hair out more, and one could be fighting a losing battle trying to straighten curly hair in a humid environment anyway.

Enjoy a more relaxed vacation and protect hair by adopting a low maintenance hairstyle. Keep long hair tied back in a ponytail or twist it into a low chignon or topknot, and remember to pack plenty of hairpins and ponytail holders to keep these styles in place.

The Great London

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London is considered as one of the greatest cities in the world! But that is why it also costs a lot more money to stay longer time here and not everyone can afford it.

This city offers many different kinds of food and vegetarians have plenty of choice as-well. Tea is the drink that most of the people drinking London and in whole England. Apart from the food, there are a lot of attractions that are very beautiful and they are worth wasting time to visit them. National Gallery, Science Museum, Tower of London, London Eye are just some of the attractions that are very popular and recommended to visit if you ever go to London .If you like green space then you do not have to travel far to find a part or a garden. There are eight beautiful Royal parks, Hampstead Heath and many different gardens and parks that will help you relax and enjoy being there. London has many famous sport clubs such as Chelsea and Arsenal. Many of the visitors are coming for seeing their favorite team playing. You can enjoy wonderful views using the river bus services and river tours. The Thames flows through Central London and it provides you stunning backdrop to a lot of London’s top tourist attractions.

Fun fact: There are more French people that live in London than in Bordeaux, Strasbourg or Nantes. Brits call their cross-channel neighbors “frogs”.

Night-time Niceties in Georgetown

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The streets of Georgetown, Penang are made for nightlife. The Chinese, in particular, never seem to go to bed. Their open-front restaurants are noisy gathering places where waiters shout your order to someone in a back room. A jukebox, if there is one, is turned on full volume. Hawker stalls on Gurney Drive and the Esplanade do a thriving business, while brightly lit stores cater to late-night shoppers. At the fashionable hotels, latecomers wait in line at the discotheques. There are roof top restaurants where dinners look down over the city light, hills and harbor, and dark cellar cabarets with no view at all.

Those who prefer to seek entertainment in bars can find a few around Georgetown and on the northern outskirts of the city. Some small and friendly establishments, like Hong Kong Bar, keep a “family album” of snapshots showing just about every traveler who has walked in and bought a drink. They provide jukeboxes for dancing, game machines for entertainment and barmaids for conversation. If you prefer a light music and comfortable surroundings, I would like to recommend the Penang Bar Street, along the stretch of Penang Road from Cititel Hotel and to where it intersects with Lebuh Farquhar. Others are more consciously sophisticated, like the Farquhar Bar in the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, which only operate until midnight.

A Walk along the Old Perak

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Kampar, a very Chinese town at the foot of Bujang Melaka on the main trunk road south of Perak, prides itself as being largest of these towns, while Gopeng has its long gone prosperity wanly reflected in its largest wooden market, the Chinese theatre and the signified rows of shop houses. Walk along and you can see the Kampar Independent Clock Tower located at the center of the town. Some old and historical restaurant or stalls along the road might make appetite. Clay pot Chicken Rice, Sago Dessert and Chinese Egg Tarts are Kampar delight. Where to go? Which restaurant? No worries walk and spot a restaurant with a small crowd, and that’s the place you go. Otherwise, take a walk in the market in the morning or night, delicious local food just around the corner.

Just south of Gopeng, a narrow side road to the right branches off to Kota Bharu, a little village on the railway, it then leads on to Mekam Teja, the tomb of Bendahara Alang Iskandar, one of the great state officers of 19th-century Perak and a direct ancestor of the present ruler. As is often the case with the graves of distinguished Malays, the site has become a shrine (keramat) visited by humble folk in search of blessings or tradition that a newly installed Sultan of Perak must pay his respects at this shrine.

The Underground Riches

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The Kinta Valley, whose tin production of long time ago was half that of the rest of Malaysia combined and 17 percent that of the world’s total, stretches funnel-shaped for 70 kilometers (45 miles) from Sungai Siput (Siput River) in the north of Ipoh (Capital city of Perak state) to Kampur in the south. The speedy North-South-Highway cuts straight across these hills joining Ipoh with the Perak River Valley and Kuala Kangsar.

What was once a vast expanse of forest crossed by sluggish jungle streams and swamps has over the past 100 years been virtually denuded of all its trees, its swamps drained and even the course of the Kinta River straightened out; the land now lies flat and open, offering nothing but the vistas of deserted mining pools spreading over the bleached scars of tin tailings; dotted here and there are the wooden palong (boxes) of the Chinese mines; and floating majestically in pools of their own making are the huge tin dredges.

Mining townships, occupying land once roamed by wild herds of elephant, scatter themselves over the face of this valley. Some, like Ipoh, rose with the tin industry, but when the local tin deposits were exhausted, they declined and shriveled into villages or even became a ghost town, like Papan, Tronoh and Pusing. Some, such as Batu Gajah and Gopeng, were once greater and more prosperous than Ipoh itself. Take a walk in this small town and discover the history of mining.