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March 19, 2014 ¡Cheers to Pisco!

  Pisco Sour Probably the most famous Pisco drink of them all—and for good reason!—the Pisco Sour is similar to a margarita, with the frothy addition of egg whites.  My recipe is pretty standard, with a simple swap of agave … Continue reading

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Say It With Tassels

  Pablo Neruda once mused on Peru as the land of “yellow tassels.”  Always one to play with words, Neruda was surely referring to more than just the rising stalks of corn that “grace the heights of Peru.”  Indeed, tassels … Continue reading

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February 9, 2014 The Art of Crochet

The story of our hand crochet Mirabelle Dress begins in Peru, with four talented women.  It takes the four women five days to make just one dress, and countless hours of experience perfecting every tiny stitch. One of the women … Continue reading

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February 10, 2011 Mario Testino: A Prince Among Photographers

Peruvian-born photographer Mario Testino is famous for his work in the glamorous fashion world (think Gucci, Burberry, Michael Kors, Vogue and Vanity Fair) and the world of celebrity. His famous subjects have included many actresses (i.e. Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan, Julia … Continue reading

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November 30, 2009 The Tale of an Orchid

I have always coveted the breath-taking, stylistic beauty of orchids, but much to my chagrin, our climate is not conducive to their survival. Despite my best efforts to negate this reality, I have been reduced to appreciating their natural artistry … Continue reading

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