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What Does "Regalo Di Lusso" Mean?

What Does "Regalo Di Lusso" Mean?

I chose to name this store "Regalo Di Lusso," because translated from Italian to English it means "Luxury Gift."  My son, also a budding entrepreneur, always tells me, "Your customers don't know what it means."  So, I thought I would tell you.

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Are You a Yankee or Red Sox Fan?

Are You a Yankee or Red Sox Fan?

In Central New York, there are a mixture of Yankee and Red Sox fans.  I've always been a Yankee fan, but you do have to be jealous of the Red Sox success over the past few years.  World Series titles and victories over my precious Yankees.  But, I can always look back to the days of the famous Bucky Dent homerun and the scuffles at the plate with Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk.  Those were the days with bench clearing brawls and pitches being thrown at batters.  The Yankees will come back this year, and it should be an...

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What is a Print?

What is a Print?

What is a Print?  This is a question that we receive on a regular basis.  According to the International Dealers Fine Print Association, "A print is a work of graphic art which has been conceived by the artist to be realized as an original work of art, rather than a copy of a work in another medium. Prints are produced by drawing or carving an image onto a hard surface (known as a matrix) such as a wood block, metal plate, or stone. This surface is then inked and the image is transferred to paper or another material by the...

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Baseball Spring Training Has Started!

Baseball Spring Training Has Started!

Since I was 4 years old, baseball has been in my life.  I am proud to say I have been a lifelong New York Yankee fan.  The old Syracuse Chiefs in the late 1960's were the AAA farm club in the International League for the Yankees.  I saw the great Thurman Munson (my favorite of all time), Ron Guidry and Bobby Cox ( famous Atlanta Braves manager) all play.  My parents weren't big sports fans, but my neighbor loved baseball and took me to the games on the weekend at the old MacArthur Stadium.  That's where I purchased my first...

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Wixarika (Huichol) Indians Beaded Artwork

Wixarika (Huichol) Indians Beaded Artwork

Wixarika Nearika(wee-shaw-ree-ka nee-aw-ree-ka)What a great find!!! This artwork was made by the Carrillo Jimenez family of Tateikie, Jalisco, Mexico. The Carrillos are Wixarika (Huichol) Indians, and their artwork is filled with images significant to their traditional religion. Deer, corn and peyote factor preeminently, as well as the sun, the moon, flowers, eagles, snakes and scorpions. Artwork to the Wixarika is the material embodiment of prayers for good health and safety for their children.  The glass beads are affixed with beeswax to the hand-carved wooden form.

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