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    Meet Leather Designer Claudette Johnston at No Way José!
    Julie Guerrero

    The JG Group proudly presents the next in their series of cocktail parties to introduce new services and providers for new property and business owners in Puerto Vallarta. Meet leather designer Claudette Johnston on December 21, from 6-7:30 pm in the Raicilla Lounge at No Way José!

    Gerald Gallant and Emilio Rama Open at Galleria Dante
    Gena Guarniere

    Exhibitions by artists Gerald Gallant and Emilio Rama open at Galleria Dante on December 15, as part of this week's South Side Shuffle. Stop by Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.

    Demand for Natural Christmas Trees Grows in Mexico
    La Verdad Noticias

    With the demand for natural Christmas trees growing in Mexico, the National Forestry Commission has invested $7.8 million pesos in commercial tree plantations since 2013. Mexico now has 11,335 hectares planted and 900,000 trees ready to sell for Christmas 2017.

    Galería June Rosen Lopez Holiday Open House, Dec. 16 & 17

    Just in time for Christmas, New York jewelry designer June Rosen Lopez is opening up her home gallery in PV's Romantic Zone to host a Holiday Open House. Everyone is invited to stop by from 1-8 pm on Dec. 16 & 17 to visit, have a drink, and view her collection of custom-made jewelry.

    Southwest Airlines Makes a New Fashion Statement
    Chicago Business Journal

    Southwest Airlines has inked a multi-year partnership with Mexican fashion designer Carla Fernandez to use recycled leather from discarded Southwest airplane seats to create a new line of accessories and clothing ranging from shoes and bags to ponchos and key chains.

    Season's First South Side Shuffle at Galleria Dante
    Banderas News Team

    An exhibition by Canadian artist Marc Galipeau opens at Galleria Dante on Friday, November 24, as part of the first Southside Shuffle of the 2017-2018 season. Stop by PV's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.

    Beachfront Fashion Show to Benefit Corazón de Niña
    Banderas News Team

    Tired of wearing the same old beachwear day in and day out? Then come to El Dorado Beach Club on Playa de Los Muertos on Saturday, November 25 for the second annual Beachfront Fashion Show to benefit Corazón de Niña, a shelter for abused and abandoned children in Puerto Vallarta.

    2018 Vallarta Heroes 9-1-1 Calendar is On Sale Now

    Puerto Vallarta firefighters, lifeguards and police took a moment out from putting out flames to spark a few fires of their own last Thursday night at Paco's Ranch at the 'unveiling' of the 2018 Heroes 9-1-1 calendar. The 14-month calendar is on sale now for just $250 pesos.

    Huge Garage Sale to Benefit PuRR Project, Nov. 11-12
    Marilyn Khan

    PuRR Project's 4th annual garage sale will be held in Marina Vallarta on Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12, 2017 with all proceeds benefiting the 180+ furry residents at PuRR Project, Puerto Vallarta's non-profit, no-kill feline shelter.

    Amazon Launches Cash Payment Service in Mexico Inc launched a cash payment service in Mexico on Tuesday, aiming to expand its customer base in a country where shoppers are wary of credit card fraud and often earn their living in paper currency. Now, shoppers can make cash payments at several convenience stores.

    Furniture and Home Decór Shopping in Puerto Vallarta
    Adam Garcia

    After you've purchased property in Puerto Vallarta the next step is to make it your home. There was a time when Guadalajara was the only option for furniture shopping, but that has changed. Nowadays competitive stores abound and just about anything can be custom-made locally.

    Tianguis Lo De Marcos' Opening Day is November 4
    Galvan Real Estate

    Returning for its Fourth Season, Tianguis Lo De Marcos will reopen its doors November 4 and feature the works of over 50 talented Artisans including growers of organic produce and fresh flowers, and makers of fresh baked goods, handmade clothing, jewelry and more.

    Vallarta Heroes 911 Calendar Launch Party, November 9
    Banderas News Team

    Puerto Vallarta first responders will set off some sparks Nov. 9 at the 9-1-1 Calendar Launch Party hosted by Paco's Ranch. Festivities begin at 7 pm and include 2x1 drinks, live entertainment by Amy Armstrong, raffle, mini-auction and, of course, appearances by our calendar models.

    Marina Vallarta Thursday Market Resumes October 19
    Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

    The Marina Vallarta Art & Market resumes Oct. 19 and will run every Thursday from 6-10 pm through May 31, 2018. Market shoppers will find art & jewelery, organic foods & homemade breads, clothes & handicrafts, among many other wonderful things while enjoying live music and lots of fun.

    Amazon Plans to Build a Massive Warehouse in Mexico
    Investopedia is gearing up to open a massive warehouse in Mexico as it aims to tap into the e-commerce market that has yet to take off in the country. According to Reuters, the 1-million-square-foot warehouse will be located near Mexico City, and is slated to be completed in 2018.

    Expat Entrepreneurs Offer a Tempting Taste of Vallarta
    Robert Nelson

    Entrepreneurs Todd and Kathleen Atkins spent the last five years traveling the world searching for a place to retire, but after a four-day visit last year the couple fell head over heels for Puerto Vallarta, where they bought the Xocodiva artisan chocolate and Lix ice cream shops.

    Tianguis Lo De Marcos' Fourth Season Begins November 4
    Galvan Real Estate

    On Saturday, November 4, 2017, The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its fourth season, and you are invited to stop by and check it out! If you can't make opening day, this weekly market will be held every Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm through March 31, 2018.

    Mercado Los Mangos Preparing for Sophomore Season
    Paco Ojeda

    Mercado Los Mangos, a seasonal market launched by Los Mangos Library earlier this year, has announced its second season will begin Oct. 28. With just over 3 months to go before the launch of its sophomore season, organizers are ready to begin reviewing new vendor applications.

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