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How-To Tips by Sherri Tilley | Journalist | The Flash List | Dallas, Texas, USA

HOW-TO ARTICLES

BY SHERRI TILLEY  |  VIEW PORTFOLIO
Helpful and informative how-to tips on arts, culture, dining, leisure, music, and travel by Sherri Tilley, publisher of The Flash List entertainment guide.
FEATURED ARTICLES
How to Navigate a Wine Tasting Festival

How to Navigate a Wine Tasting Festival

Tips and notes about attending wine tasting festivals which can be so much fun and exactly the place to learn about new wines with just the minimal investment of the ticket price.

An Introduction to How to Eat Sushi Properly

An Introduction to How to Eat Sushi Properly

Although the appeal of eating sushi continues to grow in America, partaking can sometimes be a tricky maze of strange foods, dissimilar cultural traditions, and foreign languages.

Spa Etiquette and Tips on How to Get a Massage at a Spa

Spa Etiquette and Tips on How to Get a Massage at a Spa

From what to wear, when to shower, and how much to tip, this guide to spa etiquette will explain what to expect from an upscale massage experience.

5 Things I Learned While Working with Habitat for Humanity

5 Things I Learned While Working with Habitat for Humanity

Debunking common misconceptions and using power tools, this now-veteran volunteer highlights just a few facts.

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101 Romantic Gestures and Ways to Say I Love You

01/01/15 | SHERRI TILLEY

101 ways to show your love and appreciation to your spouse or significant other with ideas such as gifts, couples activities, loving gestures, and romantic things to do.

Understanding Fine Chocolate

01/01/14 | SHERRI TILLEY

How to buy and taste fine chocolate and understand the difference between a truffle and a bonbon, a chocolate maker and a chocolatier, cacao and cocoa, etc.

Understand, Select, and Attend an Opera

01/01/12 | SHERRI TILLEY

Opera is an exhilarating showcase of ornate costuming, elaborate scenery, dramatic singing actors, and racy plots about life, death, sex, and political intrigue.

Understand Mardi Gras

01/01/12 | SHERRI TILLEY

Tossing beads, catching beads, masquerading, parading ... Mardi Gras has become a festival event celebrated by people of a variety of creeds and ethnicities.

View, Appreciate, Discuss Fine Art

01/01/11 | SHERRI TILLEY

The next time you stroll through a museum, whether or not you figure out what the artist was thinking, here are some questions to get yourself (and others) thinking.

Serve a Bottle of Champagne

01/01/11 | SHERRI TILLEY

Sometimes, maybe in an intimate setting or at a dinner party, a little more decorum may be necessary to prevent putting a 'damper' on things.

Understand the Basics of Wine

01/01/11 | SHERRI TILLEY

Wine is like art. It has a little to do with what's pleasing to most, but everything to do with what pleases you. And with these few tips, you'll be well on your way to becoming an oenophile.

Know Classical Music Terms

01/01/11 | SHERRI TILLEY

Without bogging you down with music vocabulary, but we would like to share a few terms that you might want to know before heading over to the symphony.
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