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“Chic-o” de Mayo: Celebrate Mexican Heritage in Style

May 5, 2014

GLOBAL – The fifth of May is an annual celebration of Mexican pride, commemorating as it does a Mexican victory over French forces back in 1862. In the US and Europe, the fiestas that mark Cinco de Mayo often tend to be of the kitschy kind, in which the only… (more)
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We’re Game at H Street Country Club in Washington, DC

March 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Country clubs are often rarefied suburban spaces, known for their exclusivity and formal conservativeness. DC‘s H Street, on the other hand, is the terra firma of the urban anti-establishment, littered as it is with edgy music venues and hip bars that have risen from the ruins… (more)
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Tempting Tuesday: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style

May 3, 2011

NEW YORK, USA – There are a zillion ways to get your groove on in NYC: glam it up at a glitterati-loved club, sneak into a retro speakeasy, play it cool in a cult jazz bar, kick it in a loveably rough-around-the-edges dive…trust us, we here at Purple have sampled… (more)
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A little bull goes a long way at El Carmen

May 30, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – At some Hollywood hotspots, the staff of bouncers nearly exceeds the number of patrons allowed to cross the velvet ropes.  When the scene is thick with celeb antics, the heavies need to be plentiful to keep things in line. At El Carmen on 3rd Street, the… (more)
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A taste of DF bohemia (and nopales) in Colonia Condesa

March 17, 2009

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – It was the first night in DF (Distrito Federal, as Mexico City is often referred to), and my friend and I were both exhausted from a long week of work, but…we were in Mexico!!! The neighborhood in which we were staying, Colonia Condesa, is known for… (more)