Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 6, 1976 · Page 97
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 97

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 6, 1976
Page 97
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A few steps away is Mediterra- nea where you can find imported goods from Africa. For men, women and children there is the dashiki, the loose fitting pullover garmet that comes in multi-hued colors of the rainbow. Child's size is priced' at 110.95, adult, $17.95; and the full length version at $32.00. As you leave the area, which appears to be a scene from a Bogart classic, you pass the Celler's Wine Shop. Many of the liquers, spirits and wines are priced well below regular Stateside prices. U.S. visitors over 21 are permitted to bring .back one U.S. quart (32 ozs.) duty free provided they have been out of the United States for 48 hours and have not-taken the exemption within 30 days. Liquor purchased in excess of the allowance may be taken into the U.S., but tax and duty must be paid. As you continue walking through the Bazaar you pass a kiosk and enter the French section where "Gay Paree" appears to emanate from Michel's Cafe and the large Continental Pavilion. Within the pavilion building there is a gift shop, jewelry shop, lingerie shop, shoe shop, the Perfume Bar, the Chocolate Box and Belle Bagaille, which specializes in handmade dolls"and banana-leaf paintings. The French area also has a shop called Playgirl Limited where fine imported lingerie from France is on display. The shop is extremely popular with young couples, and according to the owner, there is a definite trend to the return of the more sensual look. Hummel figurines and fine crystal and china are on display in the windows of Scandia (Solomon's Mines) in the heart of the Scandinavian section. Waterford crystal in the Lismore pattern and Kylemore crystal are two of the many favorite's. Most crystal patterns can be purchased at a considerable savings over U.S. prices. Imported china, such as Royal Doulton and Minton, are also available at lower prices. Swedish Orrefors crystal and Finnish Ittala crystal are among the many varieties found within the Midnight Sun, one of the other shops from the northern part of Europe. Many interesting sterling silver jewelry pieces have also been imported. Serapes and pinatas sway in the breeze as they hang from ornate cast iron failings in the Spanish section. Imports from "South of the Border," south of the Pyrenees, and from South America overflow onto the cobblestone walks as statues of Don Quixote and suits of armor stand within the shops. One of the bazaar's most unusual items is made from butterfly wings imported from Brazil. The wings are assembled under glass for serving trays, chess boards, and backgammon boards. They are found at the La Tienda Shop and come in brillant colors of yellow, blue and orange. The recently openedTlock Shop specializes in custom designed jewelry and has an inventory of over $100,000 in precious and semi-precious gems to choose from. Geodes and crystal rock formations can also be purchased. These make interesting collectors items and table displays. Imports from Brazil, Boliva, and Peru highlight the wares carried by Casa Simpatica. The shop has a large selection of copperware and Spanish dolls on display. One of the most popular items is silver jewelry; and' in -recent-months ^ the/ fash- ionable'Pukka; beads! ·' " '·' '"'"' ' State Magazine, -June 6, 1976 . Doing what we do best. And saving you time and money is what a Travel Agent does best A Take it from us: Not only is a Travel Agent an expert at planning dream vacations, but at saving you time and money as well. You'll get advice and information you'd never get wind of on your own. Like what kind of weather to expect. What to pack. What to tip. And your Travel Agent will make all the arrangements _^_ for you, for free. Planning a great vacation is what your Travel Agent does best.. After you've planned where you're going, where you're staying and how you're getting around, let a Travel Agent make suggestions on what shouldn't be missed once you arrive. Some things you just won't find in a guidebook. Whether you're taking a long trip or just a long weekend, call your Travel Agent. It won't cost you anything (except special services such as long- distance phone calls or telegrams). And your Travel Agent is a specialist at finding the lowest fare to fit your individual needs and making your trip run smoothly. If you're unsure of where to stay when you get there, your Travel Agent can suggest the best hotels and make reservations for you too. Need a Cdr to get around? A Travel Agent will arrange a car rental for you if you plan on doing your own sightseeing. ^JfcWs'^^^*'^TM^^^^'"/'"^^^^^'^^^ CHARLESTON, W.'VA.tftri-

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