Savoir Faire: octubre 2014

miércoles, 29 de octubre de 2014

Being a Girl and Succeeding in a "Boy’s" World

                                                                                             Rori Lassanke and Laura Termini (Photo courtesy of Miami Extrema)
Dedicated to my fellow bloggers Laura Termini and Rory Lassanske, who made possible the Social Media Talk Miami

I’m not a feminist. Not at all. I think being a woman is super cool. I like wearing high heels, lipstick and getting my manicure done and all those girls’ stuff. I love cooking, setting the table and candlelights. I love flowers for no reason and a gentleman coming to my door to pick me up when I go out.  And I strongly believe in the healing power of pink and friendship between women. 

lunes, 20 de octubre de 2014

More than a Pretty Dress. Farewell to Oscar de la Renta

I made one of his mantras "you rest, you rust," my own. I followed his advise to women "walk like if you have three men walking behind you," as a life guideline that proof that attitude is almost everything. Resilient, Oscar de la Renta loved the life he lived, what he gave and what he received, and battled cancer for the last 8 years.

The undisputable king of the red carpets, he dressed four American First Ladies and his last design was the wedding gown all of us would dream to wear. More important, all his creations, including his fragrances, which I wore in different stages of my life, were a tribute to femininity, and ode to what it means to be a woman.

Born in Dominican Republic, he was a Latin icon, a true gentleman and his designs were an inspiration for women all over the world. He belongs to the same Olympus than Balenciaga and Valentino. R.I.P. Oscar de la Renta. You'll be deeply missed in the runways of the world but your legacy will live on.

jueves, 16 de octubre de 2014

Cooking, Eating and Blogging: Savoir Faire Will Be Part of #SMTalkMiami

Thanks to the invitation of my fellow bloggers Rory Lassanske and Laura Termini, on Saturday, October 25th, starting at 2 pm, I will be speaking at the Social Media Talk Miami, as part of the Venezuelan Art Festival that for the first time will be celebrated in Miami.

There will be very serious people talking about digital and citizen journalism, personal branding and guess what: I'll be talking about this joyful and tasteful experience that is cooking, eating and blogging.

Social Media Talk Miami will be held at the Teatro Ateneo Doral. Admission is free, but you must register. And for those who want to be part of the conversation on social media, we will be using the hashtag #SMTalkMiami. See you there, in real or virtual.

Life is beautiful!

lunes, 13 de octubre de 2014

Papaya and Almond Milkshake with Chia

I’m not sure if it's the Hispanic Heritage Month. Or that I've been missing my Grandma Ligia a lot lately.  Or that in Miami papayas are identical to those that we used to have in Grandma’s house in El Valle del Espíritu Santo in Margarita Island. Or that I’m experimenting with almond milk and chia seeds on a daily basis. Or a combination of all these factors.

But the truth is that today I woke up craving for a papaya milkshake. Instead of milk, a used almond milk and as a sweetener added some agave nectar, added a dash of vanilla and a handful of chia seeds. By the magic of flavors, I went back to my childhood, when mi abuelita, freshly showered and smelling of talcum, used to make us papaya milkshake as a snack.

Papaya almond milkshake | Ingredients for 2 servings
2 cups of papaya, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1 cup of almond milk
3 tablespoons of agave nectar
3 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Put all ingredients in a blender.

Blend until you get a creamy smoothie.

Serve and drink immediately.

To print the recipe, click here.

What are your favorite milkshakes and smoothies?

lunes, 6 de octubre de 2014

The Kitchen Hop Gets Artsy: And Now It's Wynwood's Turn

The Kitchen Hop - Wynwood Edition will be this coming Saturday, October 11, when crawlers will invade the Wynwood Art District from 2pm to 6pm, bouncing from restaurants to food trucks (more food trucks than restaurants), sampling chef selected bites and drinking $3 Modelo beer. 

Potential stops include: R House Wynwood, Poblanos Mexican Fusion, Saucy Statche, Tip a Roo, Purple People Eatery, Da Burger Shack, Top Fries, Vibe 305, Box of Chacos, Food Junkie and several others.

Tickets are only $14 when you use the promo code ZEVENTS at I did the Coral Gables edition a month and a half ago and it was fun. This will be a cool thing to do before the Art Walk.

See you there!
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