Grey is the new black and no one turns out a classic quite like Caro!
Felted Coat & Dress
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
You know you love being the most original hostess and take special care to provide your guests the most original cocktails, right! We can guarantee you wont be bumping into this beaut of a cocktail at your neighbor's housewarming.
Spanish Nights CEO Martini
Mediterranean inspiration from Chopin Vodka……. Chopin is handcrafted from naturally grown potatoes and has a full-bodied creamy flavor that works beautifully on its own or in drinks. The Spanish Nights CEO (Chopin Extra Olives) Martini draws from the scents and savories of Spain. Splashed with a light Sherry and topped with three Manchego-stuffed olives wrapped in Serrano Ham, the Spanish Nights CEO is a Tapas party at play in a Martini glass.
• 2 Ounces of Chopin Vodka
• Dry Sherry
• Jumbo-sized Olives
• Manchego Cheese
• Serrano Ham
1. Rinse a Martini glass with dry Sherry & pour out any extra.
2. Place the glass in the freezer for 2 to 3 minutes to chill.
3. Pour 2 ounces of Chopin into a mixing glass, add ice and shake vigorously for 7 to 8 seconds.
4. Strain into the prepared Martini glass and garnish with 3 stuffed olives.
5. Serve in a 6-ounce Martini glass and present with bowls of extra olives on the side.
Olive preparation: Take 3 pitted large green olives and stuff them with a piece of Manchego cheese. Wrap each olive with Serrano ham. Spike with a skewer.
Monday, August 27, 2007
The shopping geniuses at Lucky Mag have done it again.
The next time your cousin Veronica from Caracas is visiting and asks, "where can i go shopping, aside from Miguelina on Bleecker Street?" you will know exactly where to direct her.
New York City Shopping GuideMore than 100 of the greatest boutiques, plus bonus department stores, indie designers' flagships, and the most shoppable locations of the big chains—all organized by neighborhood. And detailed, printable maps to help you find it all!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Special Health Report: What Your Body Needs
We scoured the country for the best Latino doctors, acupuncturists, researchers and fitness experts and asked them to give us the health advice they give their friends and familes. So if you read no other health report this year, read this one!
1. ¡Muévete, por Dios!
Hit the gym. Run—or just walk—around the block. Take a dance lesson. Lo que sea. The point is to get your body moving. Repeat after us: There is no being healthy without exercise, no matter how well you control what you eat. It?s the best prevention for some of the worst afflictions facing our community, including diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Need an extra kick in the butt to get off el sofá? Visit flicketyfit.com—a DVDs-by-mail service like Netflix that offers a huge variety of exercise videos, from Pilates for Moms to Merengue Mania.
2. See your doctor
Comedian George Lopez jokes about Latinos avoiding regular checkups ("What if they find something wrong?"). But George himself didn't catch his kidney disease until it was advanced, when he was forced to undergo a transplant. Commit to yearly physicals, including a Pap smear, breast exam, cholesterol-level test and blood-sugar check to test for diabetes. No insurance? Don't let that stop you. To find free and low-cost clinics, call the National Alliance for Hispanic Health at 866/783-2645 or visit ask.hrsa.gov/pc.
3. Hang onto your traditions
Why do Latino immigrants have better mental health and live longer than native-born Americans? Doctors have done a gazillion studies looking into the so-called "immigrant paradox" and found what the Tía Rosas of the world have known all along: Having strong family and social networks is a key to good health. Other cultural habits we should preserve: our positive attitude (immigrants tend to consider themselves lucky) and our biculturalism. "We've found the healthiest people are those who can keep a balance between their culture of origin and the U.S. culture," says Lisa Fortuna, M.D., a Harvard Medical School instructor and health services researcher at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts.
4. Follow your instincts
Shortly after giving birth to her second child, New York mom Ivis Sampayo kept feeling a strange warmth in one breast. Her doctor said it was nothing—even after an exam revealed a lump. "If I hadn't insisted on a second opinion, I wouldn't be here today," says Ivis, who now is a 13-year cancer survivor and heads LatinaSHARE, a women's breast- and ovarian-cancer support program. The point? Although many of us were raised not to question doctors? authority, "If you feel something is wrong, you have a right to speak up," Ivis says. "Your life depends on it!"
5. Bust out the manzanilla
"Traditional remedies have been working great for hundreds of years, so there's no need to throw them out now," says Urayoana Trinidad, a Puerto Rican licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in New York City. Gentle over-the-counter remedies are okay to use: Manzanilla and tilo teas are soothing to stressed nerves; raw garlic, radishes and onions in honey can loosen phlegm; and boiled guatapanal (a Dominican herb) calms a sore throat. But for stronger remedies, make sure you consult a trained herbalist. And don't forget to tell your doctor about the yerbas you're using.
6. Get a shot
Latinas suffer from cervical cancer at almost double the rate of non-Hispanic white women. One big reason: We're less likely to get regular Pap smears, which are the key to catching cervical precancers before they turn lethal. The good news: You only need to get a Pap test once a year, according to the American Cancer Society. Even better news: Last year the FDA approved a new vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), a common STD and the most important risk factor for cervical cancer. Doctors say the shot works best on teens who are not yet sexually active, but women ages 19 to 26 may also benefit.
7. Make him use un gorro... la manga... a condom!
We know you know this, we really do. But since the AIDS case rate for Latinas is now nearly six times that of non-Hispanic white women, and the Latino rate of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis infection is two to three times that of non-Hispanic whites—we can't repeat it enough! Even if a partner shows no STD symptoms, that's no guarantee he's not infected. Use a condom, every time. ¡Punto!
8. Keep an eye on your hermanita
Almost one in seven Latina high school students has attempted suicide, far more than any other group of adolescent girls. "The biggest factor we're seeing is family conflict, especially when there's tension between the parents? expectations for girls and what's expected for them in U.S. culture," says Dr. Fortuna, who coauthored a recent article on Latina teen suicide attempts. Good communication between mothers and daughters is the key to reducing this trend. Involving girls in bicultural after-school activities like bailes folklóricos or soccer can help, too. So if you've got a sister or prima who seems stressed, make it a point to talk to her and her mom.
9. Talk about sex
A recent University of California, Santa Barbara, study shows that children of mothers who talked openly to them about sex (including discussing their own experiences) were more likely to hold off on having sex themselves and less likely to engage in unprotected sex. Even if your child is in elementary school, "start talking to her about puberty and her body," says Laura Romo, a professor at the school and one of the study's authors. "Parents sometimes think they don't have influence over their teens, but this study suggests that isn't true."
10. Coge un take-it-easy
Claro, our lives are hectic. But rushing all day without a break can take a toll on your health, Trinidad says. A little relaxation can go a long way: A recent Duke University study showed that just 15-20 minutes of meditation twice a day reduced stress levels. Start by inhaling through your nose and drawing air deep into your abdomen. Then exhale through your mouth, Trinidad says. To clear your mind, silently repeat a calming word or phrase.
Lima Peru: Edited by Mario Testino
Even as Mario Testino has become a royal image-maker in England and in Hollywood, where his portraits define the new glamour for a generation of stars, models and celebrities, he has cherished visions of the elegance and endless beaches of Lima, the city where he grew up. He has always confessed his love: "I'm very proud of being Peruvian, I would not want to be from anywhere else. I've lived in Europe for 30 years, but the moment I see our flag I get soppy." And he confesses it again here, though not in a traditional book of his own photography. For in Lima, Peru Testino make his first foray into the role of photo editor, celebrating the title city through the eyes of its artists, photographers, artisans and photojournalists. Of this project's genesis Testino says, "I wanted to capture Lima's positive chaos...I wanted to find a book which conveyed this--the way Lima's artists and photographers have captured their city's color and complexity, its art, its people and its buildings, its street life and its interiors. But no such book existed, and so I decided to edit one myself."
In Lima, Peru, Testino sets sweeping views of the city's architecture opposite details of its ceramic tiles. He collects observations of the city's natural exhibitionists as well as those who would normally shy away from the camera. He showcases art, parades, religion, sex, football, market life, architecture, interiors, high society, the bourgeoisie, teenagers, soldiers, surfers, priests, bullfighters, brides, hostesses, street sellers, waiters, artists, dancers, musicians and sun-worshippers. This is a shimmering, kaleidoscopic view of the city--a considered, eclectic and detailed composite from a master portraitist.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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$399* & up: Super-cheap FARES to BUENOS AIRES, Rio & Sao Paulo from 18 cities (one way). Travel by 12/13
Churros Filled With Fois Gras? In Midtown? Yes and Yes.
Some people eat Mexican food to live.
And then there are those that live to eat it.
If the sound of sizzling steak fajitas makes your heart beat faster, then you’ll definitely want to hit Toloache, the newest Mexican restaurant in town. Toloache, pronounced “toh-lo-AH-tchay” (it’s a Mexican flowering plant used for love potions) is the culminating work of Executive Chef/Owner Julian Medina (Zocalo, Pampano).
For his first restaurant, Chef Medina went all out: the two-level bistro sports a ceviche and guacamole bar (with seven types of ceviche and three types of guac’), a wood burning brick oven, and a list of more than 100 tequilas and mezcals.
And let’s not forget about the menu highlights (peruse the full menu): fruit guacamole, made of avocado, vidalia onion, mango, quince, apple, Meyer lemon, habanero chile, and Thai basil (who needs a V8?), foie gras-filled churros with a molé dipping sauce, and brick oven roasted pig with habanero-sour orange salsa.
Midtowners, you can start salivating now.
Toloache opens tomorrow (8/23).
251 West 50th Street (between Broadway & Eighth Avenues)
Tel: (212) 581-1818
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish.
135-141 West 20th Street, #301New York, NY 10010
(between 6th and 7th Avenues) Dial 62 at the door.
Come fly away on Saturday, August 11 in a free beginner yoga class at 4 PM. Email to reserve your space. (New students only)
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Gracias a Libardo y SukaLatina.
TOMORROW THU 9: LIVE MUSIC FROM AMIGOS INVISIBLES AND YERBA BUENA !
Yerba Buena and Amigos Invisibles are two of the most prominent “Fusion” bands in New York City; their music is an exquisite blend of Latin music, electronic, lounge, rumba, flamenco, funk and everything you can imagine in between. They both sing in English in Spanish attracting crowds from both worlds. With them will be playing as well Jose Conde y Ola Fresca, acclaim as one of the most exciting new original Cuban roots ensembles.
Don’t miss this great outdoor event at the Hudson River Park.
Hudson River Park
Pier 54 at 14 Street,
New York, NY 10011
Trains A/C/D to 14 st West Side Highway.
6:00PM NO COVER
Videos and Music of Yerba Buena and Amigos Invisibles HERE
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
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Cine Fest Brasil
Film screening of Zuzu Angel
Sunday, August 05, 2007
From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
The sounds and sights of Brazil will fill up this special concert and screening.
AfroReggae was formed in 1995 in the favela shanty-towns of Rio de Janeiro. Fusing many elements of Brazilian and international music past and present—including mangue beat, rap, samba-reggae, funk, raga, xaxado beats, drum ‘n’ bass, capoeira and candomblé—the 13 member group has established itself as one of Brazil’s most passionate and creative bands. AfroReggae has collaborated with artists like Arnaldo Antunes, Nando Reis and Caetano Veloso, and opened for the Rolling Stones at a 2006 Copacabana Beach concert for a crowd of over 2 million people.
AfroReggae’s performance will precede a screening of director Sergio Resende’s 2006 film Zuzu Angel, which tells the true story of a famous Brazilian fashion designer of the ‘70s, and her political awakening after the military regime kills her son.
Your city. Your park. Your SummerStage.Visit SummerStage.org for upcoming programs.