HOW TO DECORATE WINE BOTTLES - DECORATE YOUR LIVING ROOM.
How To Decorate Wine Bottles
- A glass bottle for wine, the standard size holding 75 cl or 26 2/3 fl. oz
- We get asked from time to time about the different standard sizes of wine bottles and their names. So here’s a list according to the French…there really are no standards in the US. Split – 187 ml or one-quarter of a standard bottle. Half bottle – 375 ml. No name! – 500 ml.
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36 Hours in Indianapolis
1. Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway Museum
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, located five miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis on the grounds of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is recognized as one of the most highly visible museums in the world devoted to automobiles and auto racing. In 1987, the museum and Speedway grounds were honored with the designation of National Historic Landmark.
2. Indiana Rooftop Garden Restaurant
Spend an evening relaxing high above the city at the Rooftop Garden. Enjoy a spectacular view of the downtown skyline with a bottle of wine and dinner served from the Shelbi street Cafe & Bistro. The Rooftop Garden view of the downtown skyline was voted a “feast” for the eyes by Indianapolis Monthly’s “Best of Indy” issue and you most certainly will agree.
3. Swing Dancing at Historic Fountain Square Theater
Swing Dancing lessons begins with an hour lesson provided by Naptown Stomp. Dance the night away with the music of yesterday played by the Stardusters Swing Band.
4. Midnight in Paris Film at Keystone Art Cinema & Indie Lounge
Landmark's Keystone Art Cinema & Indie Lounge features seven state-of-the-art auditoriums that dynamically present a wide array of movies, from independent and foreign language films to documentaries, restored classics and non-traditional studio fare.
5. 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana at Conner Prairie
Enjoy a new one-of-a-kind outdoor experience that puts you right in the middle of an Indiana brush with the Civil War! This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.
Through theatrical wizardry, including video and sound and Conner Prairie actors dressed in authentic period costumes, you become part of the true story of General John Hunt Morgan's raid on Indiana. How would you react to a call to arms? What vital roles did women and children play in this drama? Discover what motivated real, everyday people who lived in Indiana during the Civil War.#
6. Sailors and Soldiers Monument
Put on your walking shoes and climb to the glassed-in observation platform of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, located in the center of Monument Circle downtown. The monument stands just 15 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty, and affords a panoramic view of the city. A Civil War exhibit is featured on the lower level.#
7. Lunch at Bosphorus Featuring Authentic Turkish Cuisine
A taste of Turkey in near downtown Indianapolis featuring authentic Turkish food. A hookah bar is attached directly next door to complete the Turkish experience with an after dinner smoke.
8. Old World Gondoliers on the Canal
Come experience a journey into the past. Sit back and let your imagination take you to the canals of Venice,where you will be serenaded by your Gondolier as you are transported into the romance of Old Italy. Your voyage with the Old World Gondoliers will set sail when your mind is open and your spirit is free to explore the wonders and magic of the old world. Experience the beauty, mystique and charm of downtown Indianapolis with spectacular canal views. Come make history with The Old World Gondoliers.#
9. Comedy Sportz Comedy Club
ComedySportz is team competitive improvisation; think “Who’s Line is it Anyway” with a sporting twist. Two teams of improvisational “Actletes” compete for laughs, points on the scoreboard, and the Meaningless Trophy. The referee keeps the match moving, gets suggestions from the loyal fanz, and calls any foul that occurs on the playing field.
10. Pullman's Restaurant & Lounge at the Crown Plaza
Pullman's Restaurant & Bar is a family restaurant in a historic setting. The restaurant s specialties include a daily breakfast buffet. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and housed within America's first Union Station, our hotel is popular for its authentic Pullman train car rooms decorated after period personalities.#
11. Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts have consistently played in almost every playoff game since Payton Manning joined the team. Having the Colts quarterback on injured status as well as other key players this years entry into the playoffs is highly unlikely.
Lucas Oil Stadium
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Today on Dia de los Muertos - All Souls Day - Day of the Dead, i found this Altar Installation created for STEVE JOBS at our local Centro Cultural de Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
Decorated by a group of local school kids, it even had among all the traditional offerings, an APPLE with a bite taken out of it (((:
I was very touched by this..... and i feel like going back tomorrow, bringing and adding broccoli, Steve liked broccoli i learned reading his sister's eulogy and articles on the internet.
How to create an traditional Altar de Muertos... a story:
~El Altar de Muertos~The Altar for the Dead~
One of the most beautiful traditions of Mexico is “el altar de muertos”, the altar for the dead. As the legend in Mexico goes, on All Saints and All Souls Day, November 1 and 2, the souls of the deceased have obtained permission to visit with their families. “Pues el difunto podria volver ese dia a la casa y hay que atenderlo bien", (“you see, the deceased might just come home that day so one has to look after them well”). Wanting these visiting souls to stay a while and not go off sampling the offerings on our neighbor’s altar we need to welcome them and make them most comfortable at an altar filled with their favorite things. Such an altar becomes an icon of love, a work of art and to create it lets gather a few things and use our imagination too.
A traditional Mexican altar for the dead is preferably installed in the main room of the house, on top of a table and consists of three levels. The highest level representing heaven, here you place an image of a Santo, la Virgen, a cross, or Jesus. On the middle level you place a photo, or multiple photos of the person you are dedicating the altar to, and on the lowest level, representing earth, you place all your offerings. Keep in mind each object will have to have a special significance. Traditional offerings dating back to the Aztecs include:
• Flowers of Tzempaxuchitl (the bright orange Marigold flowers)
• Calaveritas de azucar (sugar sculls that can be personalized)
• Pan de muerto (the traditional ‘day of the dead’ bread)
• Copal and incienso (pieces of copal and incense with a mystic scent)
• Velas (candles)
To these items you can add any objects the person has loved in her/his lifetime:
Special cooked foods, fruit of the season, chiles and tamales, salt, a glass of water to drink, cigarettes, a bottle of wine or liquor the person used to favor, a book, etc.
And don’t forget placing some of the whimsical decorative pieces of Mexican Arte Folklorico: a Catrina figure, a papier-mache skeleton, toys made of wood and purple, orange or hot-pink papel picado (colorful cut-out Chinese paper). For an authentic atmosphere use plates and cups made of barro (clay) and maybe place a petate (woven reed mat) sprinkled with petals of Marigold in front of the altar. Chairs for the deceased are a welcoming gesture too.
Then on the night of Nov 2 light the candles, burn the incense and be still. Enjoy the visit with your ancestors - feel the breeze - listen for the chatter of their teeth - propose a toast and celebrate the memory of their life. Don’t be disappointed if your food offerings look untouched, surely it's essence has been absorbed.
***** Story by Ute Hagen, Mexico, October 2006 *****
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