A Latina Soiree

A special section of A Style Soiree dedicated to the Latin American identity.

“People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I’m very proud to have Latin blood” — Zoe Soldana

My Favourite Places in Lima, Peru

#APeruvianSoiree

A few weeks ago, I got back from Lima, Peru…. Oh, how I love that city! There is nothing like the food, the pacific ocean breeze, the sunshine and so much more. Even though I was born there, when I go to Lima I am a tourist in my own home. I moved to Canada when I was 7 so there is so much that I don’t remember about Lima (or so much I don’t know from how far it has developed), but my family and childhood memories keep my ties so incredibly close to the city. Since I visit Lima frequently, it is my pleasure to share my fave places to visit in Lima, Peru, as well as give you an insider’s look into the city and all it has to offer.

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Five Delicious Latin American Sandwich Recipes

National Sandwich Day

I LOVE (yes, capitals) a good sandwich! When you bite into it and the delicious sauces ooze and drip down your fingers. Yeeahhh, I know you can relate. I saw a post on Instagram of a delicious sandwich I ended up daydreaming about, so I was inspired to write a post about a few sandwich recipes that are super easy to make at home; therefore no one will judge you as you lick that delicious sauce off each and every one of your fingers.

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I’m On YouTube Now!

I'm on YouTube Now

So I’ve been MIA for a few weeks, so what have I been up to? I launched my YouTube channel! This is something I have thought about doing for years, but the perfectionist in me was holding me back. Finally, I decided to take the leap. So far, it has been a pleasure creating, editing and producing content for my channel. But it is no easy job!

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The Internet In A Blog Post: July 2016 Edition

A Style SoireeI run into super fun, funny and creative things online and sometimes I don’t get around to watching a whole YouTube video, or reading a full article. As a mama on the go, sometimes I wish I had a go-to spot where I could quickly look through interesting and informational items for the week, or the month, without having to browse absolutely everything. This is how I came up with “The Internet in a Blog Post”. Maybe this can be your go-to source for a quick recap of outstanding items found on the internet that are truly worth a watch or read.

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A Poem About Your Lipstick

Yesika Salgado

As you know. I am all about female empowerment and the uplifting of each other as women. Based on this interst and movement, I follow the work of Yesika Salgado, a Los Angeles based Salvardorian poet, who has such a strong way with words. I love most that she writes about Latinindad and female strength. Today, I was catching up on daily updates online and a post from The Huffington Post caught my attention on Facebook. In the Huff Post blog article was Yesika’s latest poem; A Poem About Your Lipstick.

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Sharing My Story On Chatelaine Magazine

Andrea Lazo and Christie Lazo

About two months ago, I noticed a post on Chatelaine Magazine’s Facebook page about a casting call for mothers and daughters as they were looking to examine the unique relationship for a special in their May issue. Little did I know that my email would catch the attention of the team at Chatelaine Magazine and that I would receive a response with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The results? My mom and I are featured and sharing intimate details about our relationship in the May 2016 issue of Chatelaine Magazine!

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MAC Cosmetics Releases Selena Collection #MACSelena

#MACSelena

I AM SO EXCITED! After writing this post I’m planning to be on my way to line up at my local MAC Cosmetics to ensure I get the whole collection! MAC Cosmetics has posted (via Instagram) the approximate release date of the their highly awaited Selena Quintanilla collection, #MACSelena.

Update: MAC Cosmetics released the details of the full #MACSelena collection on May 12. Check it out!

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Powerful Ad Encourages Partners To #ShareTheLoad

Ariel India Ad - #ShareTheLoad

BBDO India has won a Glass Lion for the ad I’m about to show you at the 2015’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. If you ask me, the award was more than well deserved. The message of this ad, for the Ariel brand (P&G India), is one that I think about all the time. The situation behind the powerful ad is not one that may be common in Indian culture, but in Latin American culture as well.

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90’s Songs Latinos Will Never Forget

Musica Latina de los 90 - Mana, Fey, Garibaldi - 90's songs

When I hear these 90’s songs, they bring me back. They bring me right back to the little girl that loved to sing and dance in the living room of my home back in Peru, or the sassy girl that immigrated to Canada and tried so hard to hang on to any aspect of her Latinidad that she could. When I though about writing this post and began compiling the songs, it was SO hard to pick which ones to include. I spent quite a bit of time reminiscing and singing along; as well as laughing at all the cheesiness of all these videos!

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