11 Must-Do International Festivals in September

Summer may be coming to a close but the festivals are ongoing – here, there and everywhere.  Find one of these culture bombs happening around the world during September.

1. Mariachi Festival, Guadalajara, México – August 28-September 8, the event that encapsulates the heart of Mexican culture fills the streets with folkloric music, dancing and costume. Learn more at http://www.mariachi-jalisco.com.mx.

2. Hawai’i Food and Wine Festival, Maui and Oahu, Hawaii – September 1-9, the “premier epicurean event in the Pacific” takes place on one of the world’s most treasured islands. Visit http://hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com for more info.

Hawai'i Food & Wine

3. Dublin Fashion Festival, Dublin, Ireland – September 5-8, fashionistas shop from over 250 retailers while enjoying elements of fun and theatre in their shopping experiences.  Visit http://dff.ie.

4. Toronto International Film Festival, Canada -September 5-15 over 300 films from more than 60 countries will be screened at tiff., dubbed as the most important film fest after Cannes.  See more at www.tiff.net.

5. FringeArts Festival, Philadelphia, PA – September 5-22, the City of Brotherly Love awakens with provocative contemporary art, both visual and performance.  For more info, visit http://www.fringearts.com.

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Photo by Heiko Kalmbach

6. Budapest International Wine Fest, Budapest, Hungary – September 11-15 Wine University, wine tasting, a harvest parade, etc.  All that plus traditional Hungarian food and culture at their annual festival.  Info at http://www.aborfesztival.hu.

7. Koktebel Jazz Festival, Koktebel, Ukraine – September 12-15 the airwaves of this Ukrainian resort town are jammed with jazz notes and over 30,000 music lovers.  Over 300 musicians from 15 countries perform.  Visit http://www.jazz.koktebel.info/en/.

8. Floriade Flower Festival, Canberra, Australia – September 14-October 13, the finest of Australian horticulture unviels. More info at http://www.floriadeaustralia.com/program/

9. London Design Festival, London, UK – September 14-22 product launches, international exhibitions, seminars, trade events and more all happen at what’s considered one of the most important annual design events.  A mix of commercial and culture for, there’s something from professionals and passersby.  Learn more at http://www.londondesignfestival.com/.

Picture by Cityscope

10. Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music, Bangkok, Thailand – September 15-October 14.  Opera, ballet, music and dance unite for the largest performing arts festival in Thailand.   http://www.bangkokfestivals.com/home/

11. Oktober Fest, Munich, Germany – September 21-October 6.  One word: beer.  http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/

AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

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Last Day To Enter Our Summer Giveaway!!!

Reminder!  9 hours left to enter.  Anyone, anywhere around the globe is eligible!!!

Getaway CollageGet ready!  Get ready!  Get ready! It’s time for the first Global Lipstick giveaway!  We love the Caribbean, so it’s only fitting that we offer you some of our island-inspired picks.  Follow these two easy steps for your chance to claim two items from our “5 Trends Under $50“:

  1. Follow us on Twitter @globallipstick OR like our Global Lipstick fan page on Facebook.
  2. Use #globallipstickfav to tell us what you love about traveling to the Caribbean.

That’s all to it!!  You have until 11:59pm est on July 9, 2013 (basically, a week lol) to complete your entry.  On July 10, 2013 the names of the entries will be thrown into a hat and whichever is drawn will win!  Thanks to all that have read, liked and/or commented on Global Lipstick!

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Summertime Giveaway!!!

Getaway CollageGet ready!  Get ready!  Get ready! It’s time for the first Global Lipstick giveaway!  We love the Caribbean, so it’s only fitting that we offer you some of our island-inspired picks.  Follow these two easy steps for your chance to claim two items from our “5 Trends Under $50“:

  1. Follow us on Twitter @globallipstick OR like our Global Lipstick fan page on Facebook.
  2. Use #globallipstickfav to tell us what you love about traveling to the Caribbean.

That’s all to it!!  You have until 11:59pm est on July 6, 2013 (basically, a week lol) to complete your entry.  On July 7, 2013 the names of the entries will be thrown into a hat and whichever is drawn will win!  Thanks to all that have read, liked and/or commented on Global Lipstick!

AYE MON’!  HASTA LUEGO!

Flashback Friday: Summers Past

Happy First Day of Summer!!!  I am a Winter baby but there’s a distinct affinity I have for the summertime.  Life’s somehow much better with a little heat (no pun intended, Miami champs).  Here are a few of my favorite Summer moments.

Graduation party in Málaga, Spain exactly one year ago today.

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Dancing with someone´s grandfather in Costa Rica, 2007.

CR Gramps

Celebrating Feria in Dax, France, 2012.

Apero Crew Sips in Panama, 2007

Panama Coconut

Learning to dance salsa at home, where the heart is, 2006.

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I could go on forever but time to go make more memories!!!