Once upon a piñata/ Había una vez una piñata

Oh piñatas, Lovely and colorful objects of desire that make children and adults so very happy. Carton, paper, glitter and metallic hues. Cathartical works of art that allow us, since early childhood, to work towards a common objective. Joy, friendship and laughter, that eventually give way to our darkest thoughts: violence, followed by ambition and […]

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Miami Swim Week 2019 (or how I discovered I’ve turned into a Conversationalist)

Inclusion, sustainability, and beautiful productions were some of the components of this year’s Swim Week. It truly is a special week for Miami.  I’m usually traveling during this time of year, but this time I chose to stay here. In time, specific events like this one, become references to remember what life felt like before. […]

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Florence and The Machine and why it matters today

People used to be able to unite under one voice: the world would tune in, and the masses would sing together led by the music and life philosophy of the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Prince, the Rolling Stones or Madonna.But somewhere along the way, things evolved: technology gave access to more and more voices. It demystified […]

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El poder de una trenza: mini documental de Yahoo Mexico

Toda historia interesante empieza en lugares obscuros. Aquí un fragmento de mi historia y el mensaje que hay atrás de la evolución que di a la trenza Tehuana que siempre he admirado. Estoy muy agradecida a Yahoo Mexico y a Bossy Productions por la realización de éste proyecto. I believe every interesting story begins somewhere […]

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The parallel universes we inhabit

It’s easy to say that it’s the journey that counts, not the destination, and it’s true, but how often do we forget the other crucial element: the place where the journey begins: the contrast between being born in one place versus another, in one skin, one culture, one language, one color and the impact that […]

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Made in Miami: Ariel Swedroe on building her own brand by age 12

I remember the first time a wore a pair of patent leather shoes mixed with ruffled socks. That might have been the first time I realized the power of fashion, and how beautiful things could make me occasionally happy. For Ariel, the now 15 year old woman behind Swedroe by Ariel, fashion became her biggest […]

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Made in Miami: On style and influence with Andy Faerman

Andy Faerman, better known as @miamifashioninsider,  understands the value of community like not many people do. Her curly blond hair, big blue eyes, and red lips are unmissable as she walks the streets of Miami wearing beautiful combinations. Her followers love her beyond compare because of how real she is. Through hashtags such as #MADREPROMEDIO […]

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Made in Miami: Conversation with Rachael Russell-Saiger from Style Saves

Remember your first day of school? Every year while growing up, we faced the awkwardness of being around others at school, trying to be liked. It’s not easy for anyone, but for children with limited resources and for their families,  it’s extremely challenging. Meet Rachel Russell-Saiger, an amazing woman who garners the power of the […]

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The Power of Fascinators: Suzy Buckley from Shapoh hats

Head pieces are extremely powerful; when you enter a room wearing one, they become a way to identify you, and can even turn into the focus of unexpected conversation. Suzy Buckley, who has an extensive background in fashion, created Shapoh in 2014, as a solution the lack of beautiful fascinators in the United States bringing […]

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This filtered life: 11 things no one tells you about being an ‘influencer’

I’ve shared a piece of myself on Instagram and my blog/journal for the past year, and it has really helped me grow in many ways, and I’ve learned a lot in the process. You see, putting yourself out there it’s a psychological adventure where your perception of who you are is often challenged. There is […]

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How to Plant the Future: A conversation with Paloma Teppa

In this interview, which is part of my ‘Made in Miami’ series for a journalistic project with Go Daddy,  she shares her mission in life, and the reason why we should all move a little bit closer to plants and create a universe of our own. You are going to love it.

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Made in Miami: A female co-working space and feminist brand by Sarah Akiba

Entrepreneurship takes courage. A lot of it. I got to work on a project with GoDaddy where we focused on entrepreneurs and small business owners in Miami . During the interview we were able to highlight their entrepreneurial journey and how they made their own way pursuing something they love. I wanted to take that a step further and showcase more about these beautiful people in Miami and what they bring to the community.

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Made in Miami: A conversation on styling and fashion with Danny Santiago

Entrepreneurship takes courage. A lot of it. I got to work on a project with GoDaddy where we focused on  entrepreneurs and small business owners in Miami . During the interview we were able to highlight their entrepreneurial journey and how they made their own way pursuing something they love. I wanted to take that […]

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The F word

I am a feminist. No, I don’t burn bras, and I do love make-up. I wear lipstick almost every day. Red. I have nothing against men, quite the contrary… I am a feminist by chance. I grew up in a society where it was common to be told ‘Calladita te ves más bonita’, which is the equivalent […]

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