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Spratling and Taxco Silver Jewelry

When William Spratling began his silver jewelry enterprise in Taxco, Mexico in the 1930s he did not realize that the cultural phenomenon he was beginning would revitalize the enter city of Taxco and begin a renewal of fine Mexican silver jewelry. Spratling inspired silversmiths in Taxco to relearn the art of jewelry making and they began to take … Read more

Best Movie for Mexican Day of the Dead Celebration

When Pixar’s animated movie Coco hit the big screen in 2017, I was first in line at the local movie theater to purchase my ticket. That movie, from beginning to end, captivated me because it was a near perfect representation of a traditional, small-town Mexican family, capturing the culture, history, and religion, among others. I … Read more

Opportunities come and go… Sometimes you can’t let go!

More than 25 years ago, before I got married, I had a desire to go to Europe, being an art student you can imagine how much I wanted to touch the ancient history, be witness to the magnificent architecture, nature and culture of the “Old World”. I had my savings and a rough idea of when I could embark on the trip that would change my life story.

Well, then my plans were shattered when the family had a problem and my mother asked me to “lend” her my saved money during this hardship. I don’t have to tell you that after that, life then got in the way. I finished college, got married, moved to U.S., had kids, and thought I might do that trip after the kids grow up and we could afford it.

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