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Spanish Interior Design

Decorate with Color!

Spanish interior design is ideal for creating a welcoming space that is casual and friendly while at the same time elegant and sophisticated. The combination of wood, terracotta and iron with vibrant accents of Spanish pottery capture the feel of Spain´s rustic villas, stone covered streets, sunny beaches and floral terraces. Mediterranean colors include both warm and cool tones of indigo blues, burnt orange, deep red, mustard yellow, browns and greens. Just this month Departures Magazine Home Design raves about using color for a fresh look.

The trend is to decorate with color!

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Authentic Spanish Paella History and Recipe

5 Star Paella Recipe

Though its origin is quite unsophisticated, paella has become a quintessentially Spanish dish that some of the finest cooks work to perfect.  It began as a simple recipe that farmers would pull together with any ingredients that were on hand, traditionally rice, onions, tomatoes, snails and beans.  It was cooked over an open wood fire and eaten right out of the pan rather than on individual plates.  Continue reading Authentic Spanish Paella History and Recipe

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History of the Spanish Mantón: The Manila Shawl

The Spanish Manton or Manila shawl is a Spanish emblem, but this beautiful shawl actually originated in Canton, China and in the 16th century was introduced through Spanish trade to the Philippine capital of Manila, a Spanish colony at that time. Continue reading History of the Spanish Mantón: The Manila Shawl

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10 Gifts for People Passionate about Spain

1) One of the first things thought of when thinking about Spain is sangria. Sangria is traditionally made with chilled red wine and a variet of chopped fresh fruit. Most of Spain’s bars and restaurants have outdoor patios where you can sip sangria and people watch. Continue reading 10 Gifts for People Passionate about Spain