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Spanish Laredo Flower Parade

If you are visiting Spain, don’t miss the “La batalla de los flores,” or the Battle of the Flowers, that takes place in Laredo, situated on the northern coast of Spain between Santander and Bilbao.
The town is small but also famous for the increasing popularity of this festival, which draws thousands of tourists every year. The history of this event dates back to the 20th century. The flower parade may dominate the day, but the night of the Battle of Flowers has its own rituals. The colours, characters, costumes, settings, all are amazing and grandious. The townspeople burn the sardine for good luck in fishing for the coming year. Then they stay and have a party on the beach while there is a fireworks display.

Do you have any memories related to this festival, which you would like to share with us?

Battle of Flowers in Laredo
Battle of Flowers in Laredo

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Afternoon Tea Week 2014 Celebrated in London

Tea ceremony is a famous British worldwide custom people all over the world took up. And this is a good thing, because it is a very elegant habit, enjoyed in multiple ways nowadays, together with delicious pastries and cookies.

In 2014 the National Tea Week celebrated in London starts on Monday, 11th and lasts until Sunday, 17th of August.

The tea ritual in UK has been preserved since a very long time and is not only a touristic thing but also a local custom.

There are several places in London where you can celebrate National Tea Week. For instance, the Goring is a very cosy and colourful place to enjoy a hot cup of English tea. The light, airy ambiance beneath the stunning lobby dome and famous chandelier makes it a great place for a summer afternoon tea. On top of that, every pastry is a delicate work of art.

Afternoon National Tea Week London 2014
Afternoon National Tea Week London 2014

Afternoon Tea Week Celebration - London 2014
Afternoon Tea Week Celebration - London 2014

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Great New York City Hotels Offer Third Night Promotion


A very special and profitable offer nine luxury hotels, part of the Signature Collection, in New York City have for their customers is a third night’s stay free after booking and paying for two consecutive nights between Jan. 9 and Feb. 27. The hotels taking part in this program only during the period mentioned above are The Plaza Hotel, Jumeirah Essex House, the London NYC, the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, Trump International Hotel and Tower, Waldorf Towers, The New York Palace and the Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, Loews Regency.

The offer is put forth by NYC & Company, the City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization, which announced that these luxury hotels will launch a Third Night™ promotion only this winter. Thid program consists in offering a third night bonus for the hotel’s customers after booking for two consecutive nights in this period. “Now more than ever, visitors are looking for great value. The Third Night promotion will give visitors access to some of the world’s most distinguished hotels, with New York City as the backdrop,” stated George Fertitta, CEO of NYC Company.

New York Offer Third Night Promotion
New York Offer Third Night Promotion
This special promotion also contains a VIP shopping package at its New York flagship store in Manhattan to Third Night guests, granted by the luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue. The package includes an exclusive personal shopping experience in the Fifth Avenue Club, a special offer to save a percentage on any regularly priced purchases made and complimentary coffee and dessert in Saks Fifth Avenue’s Café SFA.

Saks Fifth Avenue is pleased to offer a VIP shopping experience at our flagship store during this winter’s Third Night luxury hotel promotion,” said Kimberly Grabel, Senior Vice President Marketing for Saks Fifth Avenue.

The Signature Collection is a collection of 17 luxury hotels in New York City, including: the Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel; Four Seasons Hotel New York;
Jumeirah Essex House; Loews Regency Hotel; the London NYC; Mandarin Oriental, New York; the New York Palace; the Peninsula New York; the Pierre New York; the Plaza; Hôtel Plaza Athénée New York; the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park; the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park; the Sherry-Netherland Hotel; the St. Regis Hotel, New York; Trump International Hotel & Tower; and the Waldorf-Astoria. The program was initiated in 2001 through the efforts of NYC & Company.

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