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DIWALI IS THE TIME TO LOOK GOOD, INDULGE IN SOME RETAIL THERAPY AND LET YOUR HAIR DOWN AS YOU CELEBRATE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY. SO, LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL...


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THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT USHERS IN A LOT OF HOPE AND HAPPINESS. YOU HAVE TO CELEBRATE IT IN YOUR BEST. WE TELL YOU WHAT’S NEW AND HAPPENING IN THE RETAIL MARKET

THIS Diwali, look at your wardrobe differently. In order to create a new look, you may not need to go for a complete overhaul. Perhaps, all you need is some fresh perspective. Here's how you can shop better (and wiser!): If you want to dress up traditionally, pick up silk weaves paired with banarasi blouses. Kanjeevarams are hot this year. Add to it some contemporary jewellery. In case you'd prefer a statement lehenga, dress up in hand-embroidered lehenga-choli with aari-tikki work on them. Kundan ornaments or even chunky silver along with a cloth and bangle tote will complete the look. Men who like wearing the dhoti can couple a Tussar dhoti with zari border with a matka silk kurta.

A certain degree of daring is a pre-requisite if you have to usher in something new. As fashion designers put together multiple solid colours to create what they call 'colour blocking', why not try something fresh this Diwali? You could either wear an outfit with a few blocks of colour or wear solid colours separately along with colourblocked accessories. Oranges, pinks and blues on jumpsuits along with a fuchsia and yellow clutch, t-shirt dresses and bright tunics in citrus and limes, Angarakha-inspired kurtas in a solid colour paired with churidar pants in another solid colour are a few options for women who want to strike it with elan. Add on a classy sling bag or a funky cross-body bag to complete the look. Invest in about

two sets of solid coloured tops, pants, shoes and some neckpieces for all the permutation and combination. Silk chiffon jumpsuits when worn with a silk-embroidered gilet (a sleeveless jacket-like waistcoat) create a fresh evening look for women. If you want to sport a more contemporary look, pair a printed chiffon sari with a sheer silver shirt. The shirt and sari combination is what many designers are vouching for this season. And if quirky is not your style, team a silk printed skirt with a georgette shirt. Men can pair up printed kurtas with fun pop art like motorcycles, glasses and Che Guevara portraits with jeans. Men can also do a whole lot more with their kurtas. This sea-

son, explore different neck styles. Shirt collars and the wide Paithani V-neck looks hot with a touch of fine embroidery that's not too heavy. Nehru collared shirts and band galas can be dug out once again. Explore fabrics like raw silk and Tussar instead of Jamvar. Khadder has made a strong comeback. If you want something more formal, wear a Jodhpuri coat. The stand up collar is the focal point of this garment. Worn with matching narrow trousers, its impact can set you apart from the ordinary. Navy blue, olive and pistachio green, dull rose and turquoise, stone grey and mud brown are popular colours for kurtas and if you want a more flamboyant look, choose a shade of teal.

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IT IS ON EVERY INDIAN WOMAN’S WISHLIST — BUYING JEWELLERY OR GETTING IT AS A GIFT THIS FESTIVE SEASON. SO GO ALL OUT AND DAZZLE EVERYONE AS WE HELP YOU CHOOSE FROM THE LATEST TRENDS IN TOWN

SHINE THIS DIWALI DIAMONDS are a girl’s best friend. And so is any kind of jewellery. Diwali is incomplete without a trip to the jewellery stores, even if it is for window shopping. This festive season, the jewellery designer’s have gone all out to impress the shopaholics. Here’s what’s in store:

Adds Neelam Kothari Soni, of Neelam Kothari Fine Jewels, "Kadas and bracelets are a part of my collection. Cuffs are in, but the trend is more towards kadas. Women are looking for something different." "Personally, I don't believe in tiny pieces. At the same time, I don't like to look like a Diamonds are forever Christmas tree. Wearing a sigA rock can get you attention nature piece does it for me. like nothing else. Says And then, the jewellery you Shaheen Abbas, designer and wear also depends on the partner of Shaheen and occasion." Shabana, "Diamonds are huge (this season) and Yellow is back they also make for good Gold has taken on many hues investments. We have come as jewellers have experimentout with a collection that ed with different alloys and has a Mughal theme, but polishes. This season, the we've added a twist to it to original yellow of gold is back. make it modern." Farah explains, "There is Along with diamonds, pre- a tonal shift from white to cious stone like rubies, yellow gold in diamond studemeralds and sapphires are ded jewellery." also in demand. Reveals While Neelam agrees that Farah Ali Khan, gemologist yellow gold is a preference for and designer, Fine Jewellery, the season, her collection "My collection is very colour- does incorporate, white gold ful and opulent as I’ve used and even pink gold in some coloured stones and dia- of the smaller pieces. monds. There’s also pearl Shaheen uses different poljewellery in my latest collec- ishes to get interesting tion. After all, pearls are effects to her creations. For everlasting. I am also using instance, "We've used ruby more blues and greens as I stones in a ring and used a feel that the lighter black oxidised prong to hold Columbian diamonds go well the stones, which gives an with blue, which is in demand antique edge to it. We play at present." with settings and polishes, including pressure setting Say it with style rows of emeralds, rubies and More is the flavour this sea- tourmalines," she elaborates. son, so the trend is all about The festive season wearing jewellery that makes demands a nod to tradition, a statement. Farah stresses but there is nothing to stop on choosing jewellery that is you from getting that right unusual and eye-catching — mix of modern and traditional like a ring or a cuff. At the which makes your jewellery same time, when it comes to more versatile and attract clothing, elegance and sim- envious looks. So girls, what plicity works with jewellery. are you waiting for?

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DIVYA MAKE A MATCH

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A PATAKA CAN’T BUY A PATAKA, DIVYA DUTTA SAGELY TELLS US. BUT THIS DYNAMITE PERFORMER KNOWS HOW TO HAVE A BLAST DURING DIWALI. HERE’S HOW...

ACTOR Divya Dutta simply loves Diwali. The festival reminds her of her childhood in Ludhiana, Punjab when she lit lamps sitting on dad's lap and strutted around her neighbourhood in her new lehengas. Every year she celebrates Diwali in a traditional manner with Lakshmi Puja and bright fireworks. Decked in a beautiful anarkali, the lady gets talking about the festival of lights:

that, and rockets were banned thereafter. Ludhiana looked splendid during the festive season. People used to light candles or diyas on the balconies, terraces, porches, fences or verandas of their houses unlike Mumbai where we only have electric lights on the windows. The sight of entire houses being lit with diyas was simply beautiful, to say the least. I still maintain the tradiDown memory lane tion and place candles/diyas on my My earliest memories of Diwali are windowsill. of the time when I was five or six, sitting on my dad's lap and lighting Traditionalist at heart the diyas for the Lakshmi Puja. We have already started our prepaThen, we kids had the customary rations. My nani (grandmother) pataka competition. I remember used to tell us that Goddess one of my rockets burning our Lakshmi only enters into spic-nneighbour's curtains. Needless span homes, and we believe that. to say, I got a royal scolding for Every nook and cranny of the home

is made spotlessly clean. I also light 12 diyas in every room of my house to welcome the goddess. In the evening, I go to friends’ houses and party a little. There is a bit of gambling, just for the shagun.

Time to binge

I love the ladoos, halwa and barfis that make Diwali so yummy. My favourite sweets are Batashas. It is a very traditional item and you'll only find it in small town India. During Diwali, we get them in different shapes like elephants or dolls in colours like green, orange or pink. As kids, we loved gorging on them.

clothes or gifts for my family and myself. On Dhanteras, we either buy jewellery, silver coins or utensils. A few years back, my doctor brother gifted me a gold bracelet with his first paycheque. It has to be my most cherished Diwali gift till date. My brother and I enjoy lighting crackers in the evening along with other kids from my society. Over the years, I have become a little scared of the bombs.

It’s showtime

When I was 12, I got 10-15 lehenga sets on Diwali. So, throughout the two days of Diwali, I changed clothes five-six times and went around showing my dresses to all Gifts galore and sundry asking them how pretty Normally, I step out shopping a I looked in each one of them. I couple of days before Diwali buying loved showing off, you see!


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THIS DIWALI CELEBS BRING

BLING BACK BLING IS IN. AND WHY NOT, WHEN IT CAN GET YOU NOTICED FROM A MILE’S DISTANCE. THESE CELEBS KNOW JUST HOW TO ADD THAT GLITZ AND GLAMOUR TO THEIR LOOK. CHECK THEM OUT FOR YOURSELF

Dia Mirza knows exactly how to balance her look. Long blingy earrings complete her look

Don’t miss the bling on Sophie Chaudhary’s shoes. And the clutch too

Mugdha Godse’s blingy sari blouse that perfectly matches her clutch adds that 1000 watt shimmer to her look

Rekha’s sari is studded with bling. No wonder, she gets the attention that she does

Vidya Balan’s shoes have style written all over them. And the bling on her kurta gives it an ethnic look

Priyanka Chopra might not wear saris too often, but when she does, she ensures that they come with a little razzle-dazzle

Mandira Bedi is style personified. Check out her glitzy bag that’s helping her grab attention galore

Madhuri Dixit’s baby pink ghagra is as eye-catching as her smile. The lady is dressed to kill

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THIS DIWALI

THE RIGHT MAKEUP AND HAIRDO CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LOOK. WE ASK EXPERTS FOR TIPS THAT WILL MAKE YOU STAND OUT THIS DIWALI

ACCORDING to Dorris of Bharat & Dorris, "I think the biggest trend this season is nude makeup with warm and neutral tones such as peaches and oranges. The makeup this season should be subtle and fresh with light neutral choices of colours. For a day look, I suggest go neutral with a hint of pink blusher on the cheeks." Shailesh Moolya, technical director for Juice Salon suggests maroon, red and bronze as the colours for the season since they also suit the Indian skin tone.

ture in a woman's face. This season make them more mesmerising. Shailesh recommends, "Go dramatic with your eyes this Diwali. They should be defined with khol. Electric blues and greens are more suited for the younger set who prefer to wear fusion outfits rather than very traditional ones." Dorris suggests the use of pastel colours in eye shadow and says, "Smoky eyes are always in trend."

reds and pinks. Shailesh, while agreeing maintains, "Though matt is back in fashion, Indians still prefer glitter and gloss. With the eyes being dramatic, lips should be more subtle."

Right hair, right now

Says Shailesh, "Short hair has never been a fad in India. For this season, shoulder to mid-length hair and loose waves are in. The structured look is out and loose tussled curls are in fashion." Lips don’t lie Dorris is of the same opinion, Dorris avers that matt lip colours "The hairstyle trends which I am For your eyes only are a huge trend this season. She following this season are definiteEyes are the most captivating fea- recommends bright shades like ly soft curls, messy dos.” As for

colour in your hair, Shailesh believes that fashion this season is more towards one tone — brunette, mahogany, deep violet, plum, caramel, coffee or honey. Dorris feels that streaks where never out of fashion and for Indian women, shades of brown are in vogue.” Getting your hair and makeup just right adds volumes to your confidence. No wonder that women work so hard to get their look right. Traditional, with a hint of drama, would work best in the dazzle of the Diwali lights this season — so ladies step out and wow them!

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TOY TOWN

DIWALI IS THE BEST TIME TO SPOIL YOURSELF WITH THE GIZMOS THAT YOU’VE BEEN OGLING AT ALL THESE MONTHS. WE TELL YOU WHAT’S HOT AND WHAT’S NOT:

IF YOU'VE been toting your five-yearold phone and are literally sick of it, Diwali is the time to do something about it. Besides, what better way to put that bonus to good use? Check out the dual-core Samsung Galaxy SII that has stormed the smartphones scene in 2011. It's got a great camera, 4G capabilities, a good memory, a USB thumb drive and a large display.

Telly talk

anced colour-saturation.

iPAD 2 home! The dramatically thin product has an easy-to-use interOn your table face, a marathon battery life, a vast Here's something else to rev up the apps catalogue and browsing on it home-party scene during Diwali: is a breeze. It has front and back the LED wine cooler and the bot- cameras and can even mirror its tom-lit serving plate along with output to a TV. coasters of the same kind. These cool glowing accessories can up Coffee & conversations your décor-quotient in your terrace, And for all those of you, who need living room or the dining table your espresso to follow you wherwhere you'll be hosting parties. ever you go, check out the And if you want to spice up the Handpresso Wild. It's a highly walls, get light-emitting wallpaper, portable, 9-inch long espresso put it up on one side. Then watch maker that does not need electricithe effect. ty. Instead, it creates water pressure using a hand pump.

If you are thinking of a new TV set, bring home the LED TV. It is an LCD TV with the added feature of LED backlights rather than the fluorescent-type backlights used in most Go wow other LCD TVs. It has lower power Tabs have invaded the market this consumption and offers a more bal- season. Time to bring the Apple

Clean up your act

The tilt-tub washing machines are

yet another innovation in ergonomics. For one, you don't have to bend to put the clothes in for a wash. In addition to that, since the tub is tilted at an angle, the elevated water level helps you save on both water and detergent. The other cool feature is that clothes can be added during a wash cycle.

Just chill

The six-door fridge boasts of smartly designed storage space, the fridge solves all your space issues. The doors open smoothly just with the touch of a button. It has great energy saving features too. Guys, this is your chance to get the gizmos that you’ve been looking at. Happy shopping!

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RETAIL THERAPY ROCKY S, FASHION DESIGNER This Diwali is dedicated to my home. I am going to get my home painted and buy new furniture. Besides, I will buy small artifacts like candles and paintings for the house. This festival offers a perfect excuse and occasion for me to do up my home.

YOU JUST HAVE TO BUY SOMETHING ON DIWALI OR THE FESTIVAL SEEMS INCOMPLETE. OUR CELEBS ARE NO DIFFERENT. HERE’S WHAT A FEW OF THEM PLAN TO GET FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR LOVED ONES AARTI CHABRIA, ACTOR I purchased my house recently, and it’s filled with new stuff. So, I have loads and loads of gizmos and electronic goods already. But I’m on a cleaning spree and am giving away extra clothes, shoes and accessories. On Dhanteras, I will definitely buy something in gold. I want to gift my mom a gold Nathni (a traditional nose ring). It will look very pretty on her.

SURAJ JAGAN, SINGER This year I have bought a pair of Inear Monitors for myself. They really help me when I perform live before large audiences. I have also purchased a number of eco-friendly diyas from Omved to gift to my family members and friends.

NEETU CHANDRA, ACTOR This Diwali is special for a number of reasons. I will be in Patna celebrating with my family, which is a great feeling. I am planning to gift my mother a diamond set this Diwali. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and there’s nothing more eternal than a pair of diamond studs or a ring. My film will also be showcased in Patna during the festival, you can say that it’s also a sort of gift for my mom, who’s supported me so much!

HITEN TEJWANI, ACTOR Well, every Diwali we buy something for ourselves. But this year, we are shopping only for our kids. We bought traditional clothes for them along with matching shoes. We are making sure that they step out in style.

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WEDDING TRENDS WILL COME AND GO, BUT WEDDING PICTURES ARE FOREVER! EACH NEW SEASON, EVERY FESTIVAL INSPIRES FRESH COLOURS AND FASHION FOR A WEDDING. WE TELL YOU WHAT'S DOING THE ROUNDS THIS DIWALI

BIG, FAT WEDDING WOMEN are no longer sticking to the usual traditional colours like maroon and pink, but opting for the more chic hues like golden, beige and purple. You can think of dressing up in a traditional Banarasi silk in shades of royal purple or turquoise on your wedding day.

Mirpuri, who recently unveiled her festive collection, “Voluminous ankle length kurtas, asymmetric hemlines with racer-back kurtas, brocade and benarsi net lehengas, delicate net saris, Kaftan dresses, and so on is what is in demand. A look at Sonakshi’s (Sinha) ensemble will give you a better idea.”

Blouse that

Dress-ing up

Backless blouses and ghagras with heavy zardozi embellishments and crystal work are in vogue this season. To give your ethnic wear a modern look, you can add delicate armlets with heavy crystal work to your blouses. Newer designs reveal a mélange of silhouettes embellished with exquisite Swarovski and crystal work, teamed with thread and pearl embroidery.

Coming to wedding dresses, unique necklines are in this season. What's hottest is the illusion neckline — a sheer, delicate, and often embellished layer of fabric veiling the skin that would otherwise be exposed. Trendy details like pretty soft layers, pleating, ruffles and fabric textures can transform your bridal gown. A somewhat unusual, but popular trend is that of coloured wedding gowns and dresses. Colours like Bringing sexy back muted grays, taupe and soft pinks Sensuous lehengas, shararas and and peaches are big hits. corsets are for those who like to flaunt their bodies. Colours like Time for groom-ing emerald greens and royal blues The grooms too have multiple work well on lehengas with luxu- options to wearing just a kurtarious ari-tikki work. Tulle, pyjama. Think Indo-Western suits shimmering brocade, slinky silk and sherwanis in colours like teal and satin, sheer georgettes and and maroon and pair them with voiles and lush velvets in exotic patialas. Sherwanis in colours like colours such as purple, red, blue, white, off-white and shades of red yellow create a dazzling effect. look cool too. Fusion clothing such Polki and kundan jewellery com- as dhoti-sherwani with zardozi and plement best. If you dare to embellishments like silk embroiexperiment, you can wear saris dery on the collar, front panel, with embroidered corsets. Tulle sleeve bottom and dhoti is very and organza form great wedding much in. Buttons and brooches drapes and are good for warm play an important role. Regal weather marriages. achkans add that perfect mascuSays fashion designer Maheka line balance to the wedding.

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IF YOU’RE THE SORT WHO STARTS COUNTING CALORIES AFTER EVERY MEAL, WE MAKE LIFE SIMPLER FOR YOU THIS DIWALI. HERE ARE SOME HEALTHY DESSERTS FOR YOU TO DEVOUR:

JUST CAN’T RESIST

MICROWAVE CARROT LADOOS BAKED RASGULLAS INGREDIENTS 8 Rasgullas , cut into halves 1 cup low fat paneer (cottage cheese) 1/4 cup low fat milk 2 tbsp sugar substitute 1 tsp corn flour dissolved in 2 tsp water A few saffron strands dissolved in 1 tsp water A pinch of cinnamon (dalchini) powder METHOD 1. Soak the rasgullas in water for around one minute, drain and remove the water.

2. Repeat step 1 for 4 to 5 times till all the sugar syrup has been removed from the rasgullas and keep aside. 3. Mix together the paneer, milk, sugar substitute, corn flour mixture, saffron and cardamom powder and blend to a smooth paste in a mixer. 4. Keep aside. 5. Arrange the rasgullas in a rectangular glass baking dish and pour the paneer mixture on top. 6. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 150º C (300º F) for 5 minutes. 7. Now you are ready to serve!

INGREDIENTS 1 cup grated carrot; ½ cup ricotta cheese; 1 tablespoon butter ½ cup condensed milk (fat free); 2 teaspoons sugar 4 tsps MTR Badam Feast (or substitute with 2 tablespoon milk powder, sugar, cardamom); 5-6 chopped almonds; raisins METHOD 1. Place the butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 15 to 20 seconds. 2. Add the grated carrots mix well and microwave for 2 minutes, until the raw smell of carrot goes away. 3. Add the ricotta cheese, condensed milk, sugar. Mix well and keep it in the microwave for about 3 minutes. 4. Next add the badam powder, chopped almonds and microwave for another 3 minutes or until done. 5. Let it cool a bit and then make a ball out of it. 6. Place a raisin in the middle of each ball. This makes about 7 medium ladoos.

CHOC0-CRANBERRY BAKE

BAKED RAWA HALWA

INGREDIENTS 4 cored Rome apple; 1/4 cup dried cranberries; 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail 1/4 cup maple syrup; 1 tbsp firmly packed light brown sugar; 1 tbsp chopped pecans 1 tbsp shaved white chocolate; 1/2 tbsp lemon juice; 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon; 1/2 tsp cornstarch; 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

INGREDIENTS 2 cup rawa; 2 cup milk; 1 cup sugar; 2 tsp cardamom powder 1 tbsp grated coconut; 2 tbsp cashew nuts; 1 tbsp raisins 4 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)

METHOD 1. Preheat the oven at 375 degree F. 2. In a bowl, combine the cranberry juice, maple syrup, brown sugar, lime juice, ginger, cinnamon, cornstarch and vanilla, stir until well blended. 3. Peel top half of each apple and place in a shallow roasting pan. 4. Fill the centers of apples evenly with cranberries and pecans. 5. Pour the cranberry-maple mixture over apples and bake for 25-30 minutes by basting with the syrup for twice until gets tender. 6. Sprinkle the remaining syrup and add the white chocolate

METHOD 1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan, add the cashew nuts, roast for 2 minutes and keep aside. 2. Heat the remaining in the pan, add the rawa and roast for 3-4 minutes until the mixture is light brown in colour. 3. In a bowl, add the milk, sugar, cardamom powder, coconut, roasted rawa and mix well. 4. Pour the above ingredients in a greased pie-dish. 5. Sprinkle the cashew nuts and raisins on the top. 6. Bake in 250 degree for 30-40 minutes until turns to golden colour.

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THIS DIWALI, CHOOSE A GIFT THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE PASSED ON TO SOMEONE ELSE, BUT INSTEAD, WILL BE APPRECIATED FOR THE THOUGHT YOU PUT IN IT. HERE ARE A FEW INTERESTING GIFT OPTIONS

DIWALI is a time for gifting! One never visits a home empty-handed or leave without a token either. Corporate gifting is de rigueur in the season. There are those who go with the time tested mithai, chocolates, dry-fruits and diyas etc. But by just exploring your options, you can gift something truly unique. We list a few options to help you think out-of-the-box:

have creative statuettes of Ganesh, Laxmi and other religious figures as well as silver diyas etc. Feng Shui and Vastu items are also worthy gift options.

Books et al

Who can say no to a good book? The only effort you will have to make is to know what the receiving person likes to read. Even better, why not gift a voucher from a book Traditional twist store which can be redeemed There are several ways in which at leisure, once the hustle of the you can gift something traditional, festival is over? Movie DVDs and yet different. For a modest budget, CDs also can be purchased from a basket of goodies like cookies or these stores. healthy snacks or aromatic candles, herbal pot pourri or soaps Tech talk make for interesting gifts. If you This is the age of gizmos. If your want to gift silver articles, there are budget permits, think of Play several jewellery stores that now Station, Kindle, GPS locator etc.

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They’re cool gifts that will be budget. Movie posters are also much appreciated. appreciated by some. There are some galleries which even provide For the bar for the issue of a gift certificate to Most modern homes have a bar; buy art. even the teetotalers can mix a mean mocktail. So bar accessories A good turn are gifts that can be used by any- There are several NGOs working one. From cocktail shakers, to towards noble causes like welfare stirrers, to ice buckets and a variety of animals, environment conservaof glasses, there is a range of tion, and education of choice here. Moreover, you can underprivileged children. Choose also choose to gift traditional, one that is close to your heart or funny or even tribal themed coast- your friend feels deeply about, er sets which are a must for any and make a donations in your home and can be great conversa- friend's name. This is a gift that, tion starters too. though not material will reap much goodwill. This Diwali, Art from the heart choose a gift that is not going to Art is a necessary part of interior wind up on a 'recycle' heap, but decor. So choose from gifting a instead, be appreciated for the framed print depending on your thought you put in it.

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