Why Don’t You Just Leave

Disclosure: I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Allstate Foundation on the Purple Purse campaign. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. In the early 2000s I moved from a cozy life and career in the TV business in Miami to the chaos, duality and unpredictability of Mexico City. It was a […]

Why I Said Sí to Allstate Foundation Purple Purse

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse

Disclosure: I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Allstate Foundation on the Purple Purse campaign. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. We carry our purse around with us every single day without even a second thought of why we do it. Claro, it’s where we keep the things we need to […]

Rocking “Me” Days at SXSW Interactive

flaming lips at sxsw

For the last five years I’ve been trying to make it out to SXSW Interactive. But truth is the thought always overwhelmed me and I was intimidated to tackle it all on my own. It felt too big, too complicated, too party-ish, too expensive, but every year I would say, “Next year for sure.” So […]

When Was the Last Time You Took a ‘ME Day’?

me day

You know you crave it all the time: a whole day when you get to do just what you want to do. For real. A day when you call the shots without thinking about what anyone needs, wants or expects from you. What that day looks like can take many forms for each of us, […]

Latin Inspired Fashion Flavors

Latin fashion and design

I can’t help it. I’m just always attracted to anything with that special Latin flavor, be it food, fashion, books or music. Está en mi sangre. I need the colors, the textures, the flavors, the sounds that remind me of the culture I grew up in and will always be the essence of who I am.

What Inspires You?

Coffee-Mate David Bromstad designs

Is there really a precise moment, an accurate happening, a muse of sorts that brings forth the clarity for a moment of creation or is it just a letting go and a channeling of thoughts / wisdom /sounds /colors that just need to come out? Kind of like those free-flowing moments when you write without thinking or judging. And maybe there it is, my definition of “inspiration” — a moment on non-judgement of your creative being.

I Can Be a Mermaid, Yes I Can

If you want to live an eventful, always surprising and changing life, think about becoming a blogger. I’m collaborating with Coffee-mate for the rest of the year and they are certainly keeping it full of surprises. This month the conversation is all about how we need to #TakeBackVanilla, changing the social conversation from “vanilla is […]

Mujeres with Soul for a Latin Touch

Mujeres with Soul Playlist

Disclosure: As a 2014 Coffe-mate Ambassador, this is a sponsored post brought to you courtesy of Coffee-mate. All opinions and stories are my own. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss my life in México. Es más una añoranza a lo que fue. Of the life I had there because it was during […]

A Tradition in Mother/Daughter Bonding Through Beauty

Disclosure: JOHNSON’s® No More Tangles® is a Latina Bloggers Connect client and I’m the founder and CEO. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I have a confession to make. My hair is curly. Like messy curly that’s hard to restrain. If you’ve only known my online persona, you most likely have never seen those […]