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Carlos Vives Live in Toronto | Concert Review

Concert Review

The day arrived and left way too fast. July 16, 2017 will forever be a day that I will hold dear to my heart as I saw Carlos Vives live in concert, a performer I have been a huge fan of since I was a little girl. In last week’s post, I wrote about why he is of importance to me, and how his music shaped my Latinx identity as an immigrant living in Canada. Today, I get to write about all the details of his show in Toronto, and how it was one of the biggest parties I’ve ever attended.

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Carlos Vives Live in Toronto

Carlos Vives Tour 2017

Now that I have had some time to gather my thoughts and exit the state of shock I was in to find out about Carlos Vives’ Canadian tour, and getting amazing seats for his concert, I am finally able to write about the details of his upcoming show. He’s performing in Calgary tonight, but will be in Montreal and Toronto later this week. Find out all the details, and how you can still get tickets below.

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Cinco De Mayo: You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

 

Cinco De Mayo party and celebrations.

I don’t make of a big deal about Cinco De Mayo. You may be thinking, “Why the hell not?” It’s the perfect reason to have a margarita or drink tequila! You can wear a sombrero and make tacos!…Exactly. These are some reasons why you’re probably doing it all wrong by celebrating Cinco De Mayo this way. It’s not so much about what we celebrate, but rather HOW we celebrate it.

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Segundo Muelle | Experience & Review

 

Segundo Muelle Peru

While I’m in Peru I eat A LOT. No regrets and no second thoughts, I enjoy every bite. With 2 restaurants in the top 10 of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Peru is one of the world’s  leading culinary destinations. Between my love of food, and Peru’s culinary recognition, how could I could I not help myself? During my last visit, one of the restaurants that truly stood out was Segundo Muelle. I attended their location in the Boulevard de Asia and fell in love. I can’t wait to go back!

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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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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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