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Home & Style November 2015

Las modas cambian. El estilo permanece.   Hi! Thanks for your interest in this link from Qué Pasa, it should be ready in a few seconds.

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La Casa del Jade’s Causes

Usually when the subject of jade in Guatemala comes up, the issue is associated with jade’s historical significance and with the beautiful pieces that are produced each and every year using this iconic stone. The values with which we produce each piece are just the beginning of a chain of benefits for society. Every...

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Celebrating 15 Years of Decoreuro

If – as it happens at Qué Pasa – you’re on the lookout for the latest trends in decoration and where to find them in Guatemala, then you’ve surely heard of Decoreuro. Decoreuro is a Guatemalan company that leads the way with fashionable textiles for decoration.  The company opened in 2000 and immediately caused...

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Home & Style – September Edition

Everything you need to know from furniture to Real Estate in Antigua Guatemala and Guatemala City. Hi! Thanks for your interest in this link from Qué Pasa, it should be ready in a few seconds.

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Home & Style – May Edition

Everything you need to know from furniture to Real Estate in Antigua Guatemala and Guatemala City. Hi! Thanks for your interest in this link from Qué Pasa, it should be ready in a few seconds.

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Angel’s Trumpet

At first sight, they are enchanting. My first encounter with one of these trees was at an evening party hosted at a private finca. The reception was large and boisterous, making it easy to steal away and explore the grounds. In a side garden lit with twinkling lights strung up on stone walls, grew...

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Guatemalan Huipiles

The word huipil (pronounced “we-PEEL”) comes from the word huipilli in Nahuatl, an indigenous language from Mexico, and it means “my covering.” (Although in some Mayan languages it’s known as po’t.) There are about 20 Mayan languages spoken in Guatemala, but it’s believed that using a foreign word to describe this type of garment...

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The Architecture of Diego de Porres

Although the architecture of La Antigua may at first glance seem to be of a single style, there are, in fact, various contrasting styles from the city’s different historical periods and by different architects. One of these elements comes from the influence of the Renaissance, with full geometric figures, triglyphs, and capitals set in...

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Edible Gardens

The practice of combining flowers and vegetables in a garden is known as “companion planting” and is a popular form of growing organic food and decoration together. Before starting any planting or even the transformation of a green space that you’ve decided to use for cultivation, it’s important to know that one of the...

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The Convent of Santa Teresa Opens Its Doors

On 4a Avenida Norte at 1a Calle Oriente in La Antigua stands the Convent of Santa Teresa which was used in colonial times by the Barefoot Carmelite nuns who came to the city from Lima, Peru. The construction of this beautiful building was authorized in 1675, and the convent was fully operational by 1687.  ...

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