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NAPKIN FOLDING Ideas for the Holiday Season with Prato Dileto

CLEANING & ORGANIING Tips with Beverly Jackson

HOLIDAY RECIPES Simple and Delicious Recipes with Prato Dileto


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A LETTER from EDITORIAL It’s been a while. But we are glad to be back. The most wonderful time of the year is here once again. We are here to give you some tips to help you through the christmas season thats fast approaching us. In this issue we have some delicious recipes as well as beautiful napkin folding ideas from Italian Food and Beverage Blogger Prato Dileto. It also includes Cleaning and Organizing Tips, Holiday Beauty Tricks as well as an interesting piece on the History of Christmas in Italy.

Annaly Maule

Executive liveyourlifemagazine@gmail.com

Contributing Writers: Prato Dileto Jeanne Marie Thompson Annaly Maule Beverly Jackson (Late)

TRENDS

n Cleaning and Organizing Tips 101 with the late Beverly Jackson . Interior Decorator and Image consultant of Almost Heaven Trinidad and Tobago. We would all agree when the space you occupy is full of clutter it stresses you out. Page 14

n Napkin Folding at Christmas time with Food and Beverage blogger Prato Dileto Pages 4-7

n 7 Holiday Beauty Tricks with blogger Jeanne Marie Thompson of Style by JM Pages 16-18


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CHRISTMAS 2016

THE MAGAZINE CONTENT

Gadgets of Christmas 2016 Live Your Life Magazine’s Christmas Picks for 2016. We chose some great gadgets that can help with everyday life. Page 19

Holiday Recipes Some simple deicious recipes from one of our favorite Food and Beverage bloggers Prato Dileto Pages 8-13

Christmas In Italy Page 20


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NAPKIN FOLDING with PRATO DILETO

NAPKIN INTO A CHRISTMAS HAT

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Making your own folding is Necessary materials very easy and quick. In this article, we show you how to n Cloth napkin 45 cm x 45 cm fold a napkin in the shape of (color of your choice); Christmas Hat, super beautiful and no doubt surprise your n Christmas ornament. guests! Gifts do not represent stock If year out, year in, but your of love, but do something Christmas is always the different creates a single same ... How about showing moment! And here for us affection handmade whom is priceless knowing that you love? Try to understand someone thought of every what the tastes of your guests detail to please us and to and prepare surprises. The feel special. result? Joy! It is an indescribable feeling!


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Want to learn how to fold a napkin bootie Christmas? This item wildcard in addition to surprise your guests, Certainly give that special touch to the table. Our proposal today is simple but differentiated angiograms high spending in decoration and is still fun!

The use of fabric napkin at a formal dinner is simple, place it to the left of the forks to about ½ cm from the edge of the table or in the center of the plate. At the beginning of the meal, grab it with BOTH hands , fold it in half with the opening facing in and Set It on her lap. At the end, leave it on the table with loose folds.

And Pour Le Rouge , heard? This is a small red napkin que accompanies the second larger and intended for ladies, is for lipstick removal before the meal. If you are curious to know what not to the with a napkin, read the article until the end.

Necessary materials n Green napkin fabric (45 cm x 45 cm) n Christmas ornament.

Directions

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n Fold down the left and right side;

Admittedly, any life event or informal formal is needs some basic rules of good education and social life, agree? Regarding the napkin, its function is to clear the lips and in some cases protect clothing. Do not use the:

n Next, fold the left and right to the center;

n Sweat towel;

n Attach the left side on the right;

n Handkerchief;

n Turn down the format is a kind of sharp pocket and two tails;

n Range of shake;

n Fold the napkin in half, in the shape of a rectangle;

n Take the upper tail, fold up and hold;

n Deposit lumps or bones; n Bib or collar bib;

n With the other hand, insert the lower tail into the pocket until it stuck;

n Flag to call an employee or waiter;

n Place the bootie upright;

n Cleaning cloth for glasses, cutlery or plates.

n Gently turn the tail left in the movement from the inside out like a sock; n Finish with Christmas ornament, put it at the top of bootie.

And the napkin situation fall to the ground, wait for the employee to return to the table and ask another.

If you got this far is a good sign, want more information and we have great news for you: the success of human relations depends and social skills! Simply put, good manners are behaviors que help coexistence and interaction with others.

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NAPKIN FOLDING

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Want to learn how to fold a napkin Christmas tree? Fold fabric napkins give more life to the table and in addition to being widely used in the West, nothing more elegant than the well-laid table to show the importance of your guests. The technique of folding napkins artfully Appeared at the team Barroca , folding napkins was an art que Became profession at que team and the folds made Were gently the day before the feast, all to Distinguish the host and honor each guest.

Did you know that old people used animals skins to clean hands and mouth before there napkins? And I know que there is a supposed theory que the inventor of the napkin would be Leonardo da Vinci, the famous painter of the Last Supper ? Read the article to the end and be surprised!

Time: Less than 1 minute Difficulty: Easy Necessary materials: n Green napkin fabric-45 cm x 45 cm n Christmas ornament.


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Napkin Christmas Tree Ohh Christmas Tree...ohhhh Christmas Tree Directions: n n

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Fold the napkin in half; Then fold it in four in a square format; Turn it diagonally; Fold the loose ends up, one by one;

Some historians attribute the innovation invention of cloth napkin to Leonardo da Vinci . The main reason was a mysterious compendium of fancy recipes and sketches ranging from home appliances to the table etiquette, called Codex Romanoff and was discovered in 1980. Truth or lie apart ...

We can not forget que he exuded philosophy, science and art. Considering the historical and social n Fold the ends of the right and context of the team, Noted que left and let the napkin in triangular in addition to painter, engineer, shape; inventor, anatomist, musician, architect, sculptor, writer and n Turn it down again; astronomer ... It was a genius! n

Next, turn it down;

n Fold the ends up fitting Them one This great artist lived was the below the other; Renaissance , where people sought answers to everyday questions and n Finish with Christmas ornament, Especially the disruption of medieval put it in the middle of the napkin. traditions. The concern with form, symmetry, harmony and balance, Then comes the culture que impose aesthetic standards to be Followed. Did you know that by the first century, there is evidence in the In The Last Supper , this concern can ancient history of Rome que Among be seen in the elements present in the Wealthiest people already his work. The breads Were painted existed the habit to clean with a in the foreground on the table cloth? In the host’s house, the guests with a regular distance between Were Given towels for the meal and Themselves and the wine glasses expresso them home . Were painted to the left of each dish.


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HOLIDAY RECIPES

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Christmas rice has to be increased, is not it? If looking for a delicious recipe, we have good news for you: our colorful rice is irresistible! Cooked with white wine and dried fruits for sure is that versatile monitoring everyone looking for the typical dishes of Christmas dinner. Cultivated for over seven thousand years in Asia, rice was quite consumed by primitive civilizations and was present in religious rituals in search of plenty. I knew he was King Alexander the Great, responsible for introducing the rice in Ancient Greece?

But it was the Arabs who took him to the rest of Europe during seventh and eighth centuries AD Want to know the origin of the name “Rice”? Continue reading this article, at the end we have the origin and also explain where the custom of throwing rice over the bride and groom came.


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Nourishing Christmas Rice Yield: Serves 6 People Preparation time: Less than 20 minutes INGREDIENTS n 2 cups of tea rice (500 g);

PREPARATION 1.

Saute onion and garlic;

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Next, add the peppers / bell peppers, cubes of carrot, peas and sautĂŠ;

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Add the rice, the remaining ingredients and fry a little;

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Add the hot water, white wine and season with salt;

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When the broth comes to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and count seven minutes;

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Then turn off the heat and let the rice covered to stand for three minutes;

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Finalize, pass to a platter and serve.

n 2 cups of hot tea ; n 1 cup white wine tea ; n 100 g of chopped red peppers (chili in Brazil); n 100 g of peppers / chopped green peppers ; n 100 g of chopped onion ; n 150 g of carrots cut into cubes ; n 150 g of Paris mushrooms ( champignons canned); n 150 g of nuts (almonds, peanuts, cashews, raisins); n 50 g of frozen peas ; n 50 g of chopped green olives ; n 50 g apricots / apricot ; n 1 tablespoon olive oil ; n 2 cloves garlic, minced ; n Salt, to taste .

Al-Andalus , and was called the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) during the Arab conquest in the eighteenth century AD. Along with the Arabs, came new agricultural techniques and oriental products such as rice, which is the origin of its name in Arabic air Ruzz . And the rain rice on the newlyweds? The custom is an ancient Eastern tradition. According to the Chinese, the first ritual was ordered to be thrown at the daughter of a mandarin. In China, rice symbolizes abundance and throw it on the bride and groom want is prosperity and fertility to the couple.


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Christmas Reindeer - Canapés Simple and Quick Looking for simple and fun canapés for your Christmas party? These canapes cheese in reindeer shape are fast, require no cooking and break gifts, surprise your guests shorties.

Ingredients

For a child, Christmas is always Christmas! A magical, dreamed and yearned date for them.

n 6 triangles of processed cheese ;

Customize Theme edibles with love, it is also a creative way that can impact, mark the memory of the children and go back to the origins that refer to the assembled or old childhood family.

n 6 crackers water and salt ;

n 6 cherry tomatoes ; n 12 black pepper grains ;

Yield: 6 Canapés

n 21 crackers (3 for noses, 6 for smaller horns and 12 for larger horns).

Preparation time: Less than 15 minutes

Directions: n

Place the cheese triangles on the water and crackers;

n Break three crackers, punch them in the cherry tomatoes and then, gently pierce the tomatoes on the tips of each cheese; n For the eyes, press two black pepper grains in each cheese. (With the help of straws);

For smaller horns, break six crackers and drill them a little above the eyes;

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n For larger horns, punch a cracker on each side of the

cheese and its settees are ready.


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Santa Claus Cheese on Toothpick Yield: 5 servings

Preparation

Preparation time: Less than 10 minutes

To make the hat, tear hands the center of the wax, remove the bottom part and hold the top;

Ingredients

For the nose, make five wax over the balls;

n Cream Cheese , to taste; n 5 Mini cheeses ; n 10 Black pepper grains .

Prepare the sticks, make a bow in each; Shaving, barre cream cheese on the bottom of the cheeses; Next, stick them on toothpicks;

Necessary materials:

For the eyes, set two peppercorns;

n 1 Wooden stir;

Paste the nose with a little cream cheese ;

n 5 Toothpicks skewers / kebabs;

Finally, pass cream cheese straws and decorate the hat.

n Satin ribbons, the color of your choice; n Scissors.

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Tip: Do not refrigerate or recommend making many hours in advance, the cheese hardens and can break. The ideal is to do a few minutes before serving. After the death of St. Nicholas in the year 343 AD, the stories of his kindness spread. Heir to a great fortune and kind soul, he began to secretly help the most disadvantaged. The best-known legend, would be a merchant who was sorry for not having to pay wedding dowries of his three daughters and feared they virassem slaves. The bishop when he had learned, was the house of the merchant at night and guess what he did? The chimney and down, threw some saquitĂŠis with gold that fell into the stockings that were hanging there n


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Belt Santa Claus This Belt Santa Claus or Father Christmas as he is known in Portugal, add quickly to your table that special touch of the favorite character of the children.

NECESSARY MATERIALS: n Eva foam / black musgami, thickness 2 mm;

Did you know that the imagination allows us to deliver the most efficient, easy and economical way to a project that we want to accomplish?

n 1 pencil;

And because Christmas is coming, nothing better to put creativity to work and do the difference perfecting the small details. An important role in the outcome of your party! Ho Ho HoPlace the cheese triangles on the water and crackers;

n 1 scissors;

Break three crackers, punch them in the cherry tomatoes and then, gently pierce the tomatoes on the tips of each cheese; For the eyes, press two black pepper grains in each cheese. (With the help of straws); For smaller horns, break six crackers and drill them a little above the eyes; For larger horns, punch a cracker on each side of the cheese and its settees are ready.

n 1 ruler;

n Eva foam / yellow musgami, thickness 2 mm; n 1 Stylus / X-act; n Glue for foam; n Double-sided tape glue.

NECESSARY INGREDIENTS n 4 mini cheeses.

Time: Less than 10 minutes Difficulty: Easy

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Directions: n Start the black foam, cutting two strips with a height of 1.5 cm each; n Measure one of the strips circling the cheese and cut the excess; n Next, three black strips cut the same size; n Take the yellow foam, cut it into four rectangles of 2 cm x 2.5 cm; n In each, cut a small rectangle shaped buckle. (Use the stylus / x-act); n Glue each yellow buckle on the black strip in the center position; n Cut four pieces of adhesive tape and glue on one end of the belt; n Customize each cheese mini and close each belt by joining the ends.The best-known legend, would be a merchant who was sorry for not having to pay wedding dowries of his three daughters and feared they virassem slaves. The bishop when he had learned, was the house of the merchant at night and guess what he did? The chimney and down, threw some saquitĂŠis with gold that fell into the stockings that were hanging there n

Christmas Tree with Fruits >>>

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Yield: Serves 4 Person

n Cut the bottom of the apple to leave it straight;

Preparation time: Less than 20 minutes

n Turn the part cut down; n Fix some sticks and snap the thickest part of the carrot, make sure to attach it securely;

INGREDIENTS: n 1 apple average size; n 1 carrot big and thick; n 13 to 14 fresh strawberries ; n 2 kiwis with peel and cut into slices; n 1 small papaya ; n 7 purple grapes and green.

NECESSARY MATERIALS: n Wooden Sticks; n Cutter cookies in star shape.

n Cut the papaya in half and use a spoon of fruit balls to make papaya balls; n The papaya peel, make a star with the help of a cookie cutter; n Next, stick the chopsticks in carrot and apple; n Secure fruits, start with strawberries, then the grapes, kiwi and papaya balls; n Finalize placing the star atop the tree. Tip: Mount the tree a few minutes before putting it on the table. We also do not recommend that you charge it too much weight will make it fall. Did you know that the largest Christmas tree in the world is in Italy? Rather on the slopes of Mount Ingino in Gubbio, the structure is mounted since 1981 and entered the record books ( Guinness Book of World Records ) in 1991. It has an altitude of over 750 meters, 300 green lights to mark the outline of the tree, 400 multicolored lights inside and 260 white lights outline the star of 1,000 square meters on the top of the tree.


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cleaning& organizing tips101 with Beverly Jackson

We would all agree when the space you occupy is full of clutter it stresses you out. I believe having a clean and organized space helps to take away some of the stress. • It does not happen by chance, you need to make a consious effort • It must become a lifestyle. You must be ready and you will do what it takes. • It’s all about a lifestyle of discipline

First things first: DECLUTTER Look around theres alot you can do for yourself • Anything that does not make sense or add beauty. Get rid of it! • Any broken or unsightly furniture must be repaired, replaced or discarded • Any door that is unhinged, all it takes is a screw to be repaired • Make a place for everything • After using items always return them where they belong • Get rid of unused items by giving them away to someone who would use it Free up your space, stop hoarding, space is luxury!!! Decoratiing Tips courtesy the late Beverly Jackson of Almost Heaven Trinidad and Tobago.


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Photo by: Jotography Designs

Fireplace, Christmas Stockings , floral arrangement was also designed and built by the late Beverly Jackson of Almost Heaven Trinidad and Tobago.


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7 Holiday BEAUTY TRICKS With StylebyJM blogger Jeanne Marie Thompson Hi everyone. It is that lovely time of year again, with the Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas parties, Hanukkah celebrations and New Year’s countdowns. Of course this calls for a brightening up of your usual beauty tricks you have in your arsenal. Here are 7 Easy things you can do to spruce up your beauty regime this holiday.

1. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EYES Dust a shimmery eye-shadow all over the lid. Blend with an eye-shadow that matches your skin tone

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2. CONTINUE PLAYING WITH THE EYES Another trick is to add a glitter eye liner over your regular black eyeliner for a festive look. COURTESY: SHONAGH SCOTT

2. 3. MATTE SKIN Use a matte foundation such as Revlon Colorstay or MAC Pro foundation to balance out the shimmery eye-shadows and bold lips that we usually pull out at this time of the year.

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4. BOLD LIPS ARE THE WAY TO GO Many of us love a bold red lipstick, especially this time of the year. However, this year let’s mix it up and go with a deep red or plum lip colour. COURTESY: GETTY IMAGES

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5. DON’T FORGET THE NAILS This holiday season, try a nude nail polish. They are classic and as such will never go out of style. You can add a glitter overlay for a holiday touch. COURTESY: NAILS MY POLISH

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6. 6. BLOW OUT THE HAIR You can blow out your hair and flat iron it and add a silver or gold comb to hold it in place. COURTESY: SHE KNOWS

7. LBD

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Every woman should have one. Every woman needs one. It is the ever popular LBD- Little black dress. The best ones to own are those that can transition you from work to party, day to night with just the change of makeup and accessories. COURTESY: SIMPLY DRESSES

stylebyJM


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LYL Magazine Gadgets of Christmas 2016

4.STARBUCKS PORTABLE CHARGER


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Christmas in Italy The Christmas season in Italy goes for three weeks, starting 8 days before Christmas known as the Novena. During this period, children go from house to house reciting Christmas poems and singing. In some parts shepherds bring musical instruments into the villages, play and sing Christmas songs. In the week before Christmas children go from house to house dressed as shepherds, playing pipes, singing and reciting Christmas poems. They are given money to buy presents. A strict feast is observed for 24 hours before Christmas Eve, and is followed by a celebration meal, in which a light Milanese cake called panetoni features as well as chocolate. Presents and empty boxes, are drawn from the Urn of Fate - lucky dip, which always contains one gift per person. By twilight, candles are lighted around the family crib known as the Presipio, prayers are said, and children recite poems.

At noon on Christmas Day the pope gives his blessing to crowds gathered in the huge Vatican square. In Italy the children wait until Epiphany, January 6, for their presents. According to tradition, the presents are delivered by a kind ugly witch called Befana on a broomstick. It was said that she was told by the three kings that the baby Jesus was born, she was busy and delayed visiting the baby. She missed the Star lost her way and has been flying around ever since, leaving presents at every house with children in case he is there. She slides down chimneys, and fills stockings and shoes with good things for good children and it is said leaves coal for children who are not so good.

Photo Credits: Northwest Travel Italy- Christmas Market


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