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July 2014
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Love, Cuisine, and Adventures
Destinations
Seahorse Sculpture, Puerta Vallarta, MexicoPicture postcard perfect, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico located in the western part of Mexico in the state of Jalisco, is the home of the mariachi, ranchera music, and tequila! Ever since the director John Huston discovered the beauty and the magic of Puerto Vallarta for his 1963 film Night of the Iguana, filmmakers, celebrities, and tourists have flocked to discover this most charming city for themselves.
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Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Hotels and Resorts
Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta, MexicoWe stayed at the luxurious Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta hotel located in the affluent Conchas Chinas section of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico where we had the best of both worlds, the tropical forests of the Sierra Madre Mountains on one side of the hotel and a stunning, panoramic, uninterrupted view of the Bay of Bandera in front of us from our terrace.
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Germaine de Capuccini Spa at the Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Spas
Massage Germaine de Capuccini Spa at Grand Miramar Puerto VallartaThe elegant Germaine de Capuccini Spa at the Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico is light and airy with state-of-the art treatment rooms overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Spa has a diverse treatment menu including anti-aging treatments, massages, body wraps, exfoliating treatments, facials, steam, and holistic treatments to create a most memorable experience for its guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our Spa treatments where the therapists worked their restorative magic on our muscles after our long walks on the beach and exploring the charming city of Puerto Vallarta.
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Mesquite ProRodeo, Texas: The Thrill of the 8-Second Ride
Adventures
Barrel Racing -Mequite Rodeo, Mequite, TexasWe experienced the thrill of the rodeo at Mesquite ProRodeo in Mesquite, Texas, where 8-seconds to a cowboy can mean emerging as a hero or resulting in a heartbreak. While 8-seconds may not seem like a very long time, in rodeo, it can seem like a lifetime for the contestants in bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding competitions, exhilarating when achieved, yet it is often illusive. Yee-haw!
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El Arrayan Cooking Class, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Gastronomy
Carmen E Porras, Edward Nesta - El Arrayan Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Photo by Luxury ExperienceWe took a great cooking class at El Arrayan while we were in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico where we learned to make traditional Mexican dishes. Destination cooking classes are extremely popular as they provide an opportunity to learn about local flavors, techniques, and culture while on vacation, and to recreate the recipes when you return home as an extension of your trip. We cannot wait to create the recipes at home to share the experience with our family and friends.
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Paddleboard in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Adventures
Paddleboarding in Puerto Vallarta -Debra Argen- photo by Luxury Experience"The Adventure Kids" aka Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta, have another great adventure, learning to paddleboard at Costa Sur Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. After spending a morning learning technique, we can say that the sport of Paddleboard, or Stand-Up Paddleboard, is fun, challenging, a great workout for the "core," and something that we cannot wait to do again.
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River Cafe, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Restaurants
Rainbow Jumbo Shrimp - River Cafe, Puerto Vallarta - photo by Luxury ExperienceStunning and romantic best describe the River Café  located on the Isla Rio Cuale in the center of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Family owned since 1997 by Evangeline Sánchez and her husband Margarito Larios, their son Steven Larios Reynolds is the manager, and Chef Roberto Chavez Oviedo is the impressive talent in the kitchen.
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Sky Restaurante at the Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Restaurants
Tierra and Mar Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta - photo by Luxury ExperienceWe had an amazing dinner at the Sky Restaurante at the Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta located in the mountains in the exclusive neighborhood of Conchas Chinas in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Dining al fresco with the sky as our ceiling, we were afforded with wide-sweeping views of the Bahia de Banderas (Bay of Banderas), and a spectacular sunset followed by a canopy of stars to complement Executive Chef Vidal Mezela Noh's culinary prowess.
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Costa Sur Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Restaurants
Dessert - Costa Sur Resort, Puerto Vallarta - Photo by Luxury ExperienceAfter a morning of thrilling water sports adventures at Costa Sur Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, we had a delicious lunch on the hotel's Sunset Terrace, where we had a pretty view of the ocean to pair with the lovely romance-inspired courses from Chef Alejandro Vega.
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Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge - Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Restaurants
Roasted Mahi-Mahi -photo by Luxury ExperienceWe had an excellent dinner at Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge located at the Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, in the Zona Sur (South Zone) of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico where we dined outside and had views of the attractive glass sculptures lining the walls and sunset views over the Pacific Ocean to complement Chef Fernando Pulido's and Sous Chef Refugio Silva's inspired cuisine.
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Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke
Music Scene
Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George DukeMulti-Grammy Winner Al Jarreau has a fantastic new release out, My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke, featuring guests Gerald Albright, Stanley Clarke, Dr. John, Lalah Hathaway, Boney James, Marcus Miller, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, and Dianne Reeves, honoring the life and music of his good friend, the celebrated keyboardist, composer, and producer George Duke, on the Concord Music Group label.
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Executive Chef Vidal Mezela Noh Recipes - Sky Restaurante - Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Chefs Recipes
Chef Vidal Mezela Noh, Grand Miramar, Puerto Vallarta.Mexico - Photo by Luxury ExperienceExecutive Chef Vidal Mezela Noh of Sky Restaurante at the Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico graciously shares his recipes for Tuna with Sweet Soy Sauce, and Surf & Turf accompanied with Au Gratin Potatoes and Asparagus with Two Sauces: Four Pepper Sauce and Roasted Garlic and Fennel Sauce. Buen Provecho!
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Chef Ejecutivo Vidal Mezela Noh Recetas - Sky Restaurante a Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Chefs Recipes
Chef Vidal  Mezela Noh, Grand Miramar, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Photo by Luxury ExperienceEntrevista e recetas por Chef Ejecutivo Vidal Mezela Noh de Sky Restaurante - Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Conocimos Chef Vidal Mezela Noh y tuvo la oportunidad de experimentar su cocina de inspiración durante un viaje a Puerto Vallarta, México a finales de abril 2014. Él comparte generosamente sus recetas para Atún Sellado Servido Con Salsa de Soya Dulce y Mar y Tierra acompañado con papa gratinada y espárragos con dos salsas, salsa de cuatro pimientos y salsa de ajo rostizado al hinojo. Buen Provecho!
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Chef Alejandro Vega Recipes - Costa Sur Resort & Spa Recipes - Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Chefs Recipes
Chef Alejandro Vega - Costa Sur Resurt and SpaWhile we were in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, we had a delicious lunch on the Sunset Terrace at Costa Sur Resort & Spa, located in the Zona Hotelera Sur (South Hotel Zone) section of the city, and asked Chef Alejandro Vega if he would share his delicious recipe for Seafood Ceviche Vallarta Style, which he graciously does. As they say in Mexico, Buon Provecho!
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Chef Roberto Chavéz Oviedo Recipes - River Cafe, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Chefs Recipes
Chef Roberto Chavez Oviedo - River Cafe, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - photo by Luxury ExperienceChef Roberto Chavéz Oviedo of the River Café  in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico shares his passion for cooking and creating an "experiencia única" (unique experience) for the restaurant's guests. The River Café is owned by Evangeline Sánchez and her husband Margarito Larios, and managed by son Steven Larios Reynolds. Chef Roberto Chavéz Oviedo graciously shares a taste of the River Café with his reecipes for Octopus Tiradito, Fish of the Day, Pacific Shrimp, and Tuna Quimixto. Buen Provecho!
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Chef Roberto Chavez Oviedo Recetas - River Cafe, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Chefs Recipes
Chef Roberto Chavez Oviedo - River Cafe,Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Photo by Luxury ExperienceChef Roberto Chávez Oviedo de River Café en Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México comparte gentilmente un delicioso sabor del restaurante con sus recetas para Tiradito de Pulpo, Pesca del Día, Camarones del Pacifico y Atún Quimixto.
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Chef Fernando Pulido Recipes - Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Chefs Recipes
Chef Fernando Pulido - Blanca Blue Rrestaurant, Puerto Vallarta, MexicoChef Fernando Pulido of Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico graciously shares a delicious taste of the restaurant with his recipe for Braised Short Ribs (Costilla De Res Cargada).
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Chef Fernando Pulido Recetas - Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Chefs Recipes
Chef Fernando Pulido - Blanca Blue Restaurant, Puerto Vallarta, MexicoChef Fernando Pulido de  Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge en Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa en Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico comparte gentilmente un delicioso sabor del restaurante con su receta para Costilla De Res Cargada.
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Chef Juan Luis Ruelas Almazan Recipes - Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Chefs Recipes
Chef Juan Luis Ruelas Almazan - Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta, MexicoExecutive Chef and A&B Manager Juan Luis Rúelas Almazán of Casa Velas en Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico graciously shares his culinary vision and a delicious taste of the restaurant with his recipes for Watermelon, Arugula, Feta Cheese, Mandarin Salad with Cassis Vinaigrette, and Snapper and Langoustine Adobo Pibil Style. Bon Appetit!
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Chef Ejecutivo Juan Luis Ruelas Almazan Recetas - Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México
Chefs Recipes
Chef Juan Luis Ruelas Almazan, Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - photo by Luxury ExperienceChef Ejecutivo y Gerente de A&B Juan Luis Rúelas Almazán de Casa Velas en Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México comparte gentilmente un delicioso sabor del restaurante con sus recetas para Cubo de Sandia, Arugula con Queso Fetta, Mandarina y Vinagreta de Cassis, y Huachinaguito y Langostino Adobado al Pibil. Buen Provecho!
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Chef Alfonso V Corona Recipes - El Arrayan, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Chefs Recipes
Chef Alfonso V Corona - El Arrayan, Puerto Vallarta, MexicoWe took a wonderful cooking class at the restaurant, El Arrayan, located in the downtown (Centro) section of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, where we learned to make traditional Mexican dishes. This pretty little restaurant owned by Carmen E. Porras, is warm and inviting with its colorful chairs, open courtyard where an arrayan tree grows, and sacred Huichol artwork grace the walls. Chef Alfonso V. Corona is the talent in the kitchen. The restaurant graciously shares a taste of El Arrayan with recipes for Sopitos Villa de Álvarez, Cochinita Pibil (Pork in Achiote and Banana Leaf Stew), and Flan de Cajeta.
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Sing For Your Shakespeare - Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, USA
Performances
Sing for your Shakespeare - Coleman, Akers, Derosa, Germanacos, de Haas, Wells By RoseggWayne Barker, Mark Lamos, and Deborah Grace Winer hit it out of the ballpark on opening night with their original musical, Sing For Your Shakespeare performed at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut. The play features Karen Akers, Britney Coleman, Darius de Haas, Stephen DeRosa, Constantine Germanacos, and Laurie Wells and runs until June 28, 2014. While many theatre companies perform Shakespearean plays during the summer, make no mistake, you have never seen Shakespeare performed quite like this, baby! Sing For Your Shakespeare, making its world premiere, is definitely a hit in the making! Bravo!
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Ian Anderson – Homo Erraticus
Music Scene
Ian Anderson Homo Erraticus Legendary Rocker Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame has announced the release of the concept album Homo Erraticus. The release contains the elements that have become the signature of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull with lyrics that wind their way through the release, exceptional musicianship from the Thick As A Brick 2 band, and the amazing flute solos and melodies from Ian Anderson.  
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A Child's Story - Max and the Challenging Job
Publishers Notes
What are key components for a children's book: strong characters, a story that teaches, and things that expand the mind. So, how does Max deal with the challenges of his job? How will he determine what to do next to succeed?
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