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2004-11-30 15:00:11

It was shaping up to be a "Desperate Housewives" kind of week. I had a sick kid, a dead fish, a clogged toilet, a clogged nose and a bruised foot from dropping a 6-pound box of dishwasher detergent on it. And it was only Tuesday. So, when aesthetician Renee Rivera of Casa Verde Spa offered a complimentary therapeutic facial, I jumped -- well, limped -- at it. Journalistic ethics forbade me from accepting the facial as a freebie, but I did agree with Rivera's assertion that to write about...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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