Nothing beats the feeling you get when you step off the plane in Dominican Republic and get a good whiff of the smell in the air! I probably book my trips to return just for the smell of the island.
Reflecting in Paradise
I’m not one who commits to my new years resolutions but something different happened in 2016. This year I promised myself to step out of my shell and try something new. This year I was turning 40 years old and I started to reflect on my life. Although I have soo many things I’m proud of there still another 40+ years of life I want to live that’s a bit different from what I’m used to. I’m usually shy and the last person to seek attention. So how do you start behaving the opposite of that? Start a blog and post many many pictures of yourself! Of course! So now its December and as I spend a few days in La Romana, Dominican Republic, I can’t believe how much I’ve grown and changed. The beautiful setting in paradise was the perfect place for me to be in and reflect on this year as it ends. What I’ve learned is that no one cares if you jump, scream, dance, sing….etc… seriously…just live your life. Do what ever it is that will put a smile on your face and makes you feel good about yourself.
Celebrating in Mexico
This year I turned FOURTY years old and all I wanted to do was celebrate somewhere tropical. I chose to stay at the Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya and I am soo happy I did. I needed to bring in the milestone year spending my time totally relaxed and this resort did not disappoint!
When we think of rulers of nations we think of men, but Anacaona was the Cacica (chief) of Xaragua in the southwest region of Hispaniola. The Taíno translation of her name is “golden flower” and she came from a long line of caciques. She ruled Xaragua equally with her brother, Brohechío. Her husband, Caonabo, ruled a nearby territory, Maguana. They were two of the top five
This month I went on a winter getaway to San Juan, Puerto Rico. This was my first time on the island but instead of jamming in every excursion and the “must see” activities into my trip, I decided to lay low and soak up the sun most of the time. I stayed at the
Photoshoot at a NYC Train Station
Walking through the tunnel of the the 191st and Broadway is like a 1980’s flashback of when NYC was flooded with graffiti art. Early in 2015, the MTA commissioned 5 local artist to
#wcw Rita Moreno
What is it about Rita Moreno that hasn’t already been said? In a nutshell, she’s AH-MAZING! I chose to write about her because she’s a Latina that not only portrays a positive image, but she’s relatable and easy to identify with. I look up to her and her accomplishments. Girls facing the everyday challenges, called life, can read about Rita and
Frida Kahlo and the New York Botanical Garden
The Frida Kahlo Art, Garden, Life exhibit came to the New York Botanical Garden in NYC in May of 2015. Being the procrastinator that I am, I went to visit the exhibit on the last weekend showing, of course! It was absolutely beautiful! I started the tour at the art gallery where there were about a dozen of her original paintings and drawings. Frida’s art
Dominican Models on Trend for High Fashion
When Vogue speaks on what is on trend, we listen! Earlier this month, Vogue Magazine shared with the world that the newest trend on high end models are from the Dominican Republic. However, having high fashion Dominican models isn’t anything new. We’ve seen Omahayra Mota not only walk the runways but also on the big screen in X-Men