They met on the field as one, the fielders converging on the mound, the others leaping over the railings of the cramped Wrigley Field dugout onto the diamond. Inside the flock of Dodgers, a group headed to the World Series for the first time since 1988, Clayton Kershaw blended into the pack, relishing an 11-1 victory over the Cubs to clinch the National League pennant in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. On
The Dodgers play the Chicago Cubs today at Wrigley Field in Game 4 of the NLCS. If they win, they will advance to the World Series to play either the Yankees or Astros. Lose and they play again Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT. Meanwhile….
Traditional Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls are always decorated with multiple colors of icing.
Ingredients Sugar Skulls (makes 4 medium 3-D skulls)
- Gel food color
- 1/4 cup meringue powder
- 6 cups granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 7 1/2 teaspoon meringue powder
- 6 teaspoons water
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- Add Royal Icing
1 – Mix the sugar, meringue powder and water together until all the granules of sugar are wet. Pick up a
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Day of the Dead celebrations will soon kick off in Mexico, with millions of revellers taking to the streets to honour their lost loved ones. People often construct their own private altars, where they honour the dead with a number of different gifts. Sugar skulls and marigolds are among the offerings given up, as well as the favourite food and drinks of the departed. As the years
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This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday, which means instead of meeting up with friends for one margarita after work, you have permission to get wild. Throw a party! String up a piñata! Head to Tijuana! It’s the kind of arbitrary holiday (it’s not even celebrated in Mexico) where anything goes. Patrón Tequila is on board for the ensuing antics — and they’ve hired a
The band is featured in the designer’s summer collection campaign
Mariachi band Flor de Toloache takes over a New York subway car in the new campaign for Kate Spade’s summer collection. The all-female band is featured together with model Fernanda Ly in the photos and video teaser for Spade’s fashion tribute to Mexico, which includes embroidered peasant blouses, lace-trimmed flouncy dresses, and a handbag that looks like a potted cactus. Read More…
Leave it to the good people of Scotland to stage hilarious protests during Donald Trump’s visit in the wake of Brexit. Paddy Power, a bookmaker (similar to a sportsbook in Costa Rica) based in Ireland, came up with a clever way to welcome the presumptive Republican candidate to succeed President Barack Obama in the United States. Here’s how the Irish sports betting giant described its stunt:
We gave Donald Trump a good guac-ing when he
Widely used decorations and dancing skeletons. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial Traditional Dia de los Muertos attire. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial Paintings hung for Dia de los Muertos celebration. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial Dia de los Muertos, or Day of
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