Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Our querido friends at Noche Latina shared the invite and we in turn share it with you.
COMPLIMENTARY HORS D'OEUVRES
R.S.V.P. ONLINE OR BY CALLING 866-922-8977
This event is complimentary.
Monday, September 24, 2007
And so, in the interest of expanding your vocabulario, we present: El Quinto Pino, officially opening this evening.
Spanish for "The Fifth Pine," El Quinto Pino is the kind of neighborhood tapas bar you'd find in Madrid: hole-in-the-wall-y, all stools, no tables, mosaic tiles and chalkboard menus. (You get the feeling Chef Alex Raij (Tia Pol) cares about delivering rare delicious bites, great drinks and nothing more.) After taking a quick sampling of the menu—which is entirely in Spanish—we drew up a list of the words you'd be wise to pronounce most often:
Ensalada de Oreja. Literally "Ear Salad," it's braised pig ear mixed with a cauliflower, onion and carrot salad.
El Quinto Pino, 401 W 24th St (at Ninth Ave), 212-206-6900
Saturday, September 22, 2007
From the Haute List
Hermanas, Penelope and Monica Cruz are hot for Mango, and Mango is loving them back. Included in my ES Magazine (the women's mag in London's Evening Standard) was a Mango look book with the adorable clothes from the Cruz collection for the Barcelona based chain.
In the pack of skinny models were some sultry looks from Crystal Renn, a model plus size model who broke the mold and continues to be a pet of photographer Steven Meisel and Jean-Paul Gaultier. Unfortunately, I can't share the snaps, but you can tinker around with the website and find it all here.
BRIDES Something Pink Gown Sale
Preview sale Oct. 4, 6:30pm-9:30pm, General sale Oct. 5-6 9am-7pm
at Lotus Space
It looks like the people over at BRIDES magazine have put together a huge SALE. Gowns donated from recent brides, retailers and manufacturers are available at discounted prices, with all proceeds going to the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation. There are two sales: a preview sale ($200 entry fee) that includes entrance for a friend, cocktails, a gift bag (worth around $250) and the assistance of a BRIDES magazine editor; and the general sale ($20 entry fee) which includes two hours of shopping time. Advanced tickets are going fast, so make sure to buy your tickets early.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Republica Update has the 411 on Juan Luis Guerra's newest video.
Directed by Dominican Director Taba Blanchard, here's JLG's newest music video for his song "La Travesía," right out the oven. The premise is going around the world looking for some woman's love and it's made with home video footage provided to the director from friends across the globe. Visually stunning. Republica Update will be sitting down with Taba for 5 Q's in the next few days and we will give you a heads up
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Check It Out
Monday, September 17, 2007
Join Wines from Spain to celebrate 25 years of extraordinary Spanish wines at the 14th Annual Great Match: Wine & Tapas. Taste more than 300 wines representing many of Spain's 67 denominations of origin, and feast on tapas prepared by 8 of New York's leading chefs.
Marc Murphy / Landmarc
Donation: $70 per person in advance.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Your guide to this remarkable vision is Robert B. Haas, award-winning environmentalist and one of the world's foremost artists in aerial photography. Poignant essays penned by Haas while living in Latin America expand on themes important to understanding the region: culture, economy, development, tourism, and more.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Where: American Museum of Natural History, North Entrance (81st St & Central Park West)
La Vida. . .Es Un Ratico is Juanes' highly anticipated follow-up to Mi Sangre. Pre-order it on iTunes today and you'll get the bonus track Falsas Palabras and access to an exclusive Ticketmaster pre-sale tour tickets offer.
Check It Out
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Columbus 72, 246A Columbus Avenue between 71st and 72nd; (212) 239-2672; http://www.columbus72.com/.
Thursday, October 04, 2007 8:00PM
Peter Norton Symphony Space
Co-sponsored by Barnard/Columbia Latin Heritage Committee & the Consulate General of in New York .
Tickets $45, $35
Fontango with Roxana Fontan
Saturday, October 06, 2007 8:00 pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Unfortunately we will not be covering Fashion Week in our usual capacity this season.
BUT... may we recommend:
Racked, who are covering the event from outside the tents (although they are partnering with superblog Refinery29 for show coverage), but they'll be linking to everyone else who's covering it, so I suggest checking Racked for super-comprehensive coverage.
We can recommend a thousand other links for coverage but one of our favorite, cheekiest, snarkiest and on point is Show & Tell, the always-excellent blog from the lovely ladies at New York Magazine.
Brian Reyes Collection
Photo by Imaxtree
Thursday, September 6, 2007
We've been waiting eleven years for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the long-promised novel from Dominican-born New Yorker Junot Díaz. His debut, the short-story collection Drown, was as popular in Brooklyn Heights as Washington Heights, and the new novel proves well worth the wait: An epic, semi-magical history of one pitiable overweight nerd and his Dominican-American family, it's even truer to Diaz's distinctive immigrant-nerd style than his long-ago breakthrough book. This is one author you'll want to hear in person. Photo by Ted Partin
Witness an event eleven years in the making
Barnes & Noble, 33 East 17th Street; 7 p.m.; Profile; More info
We've been waiting eleven years for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the long-promised novel from Dominican-born New Yorker Junot Díaz. His debut, the short-story collection Drown, was as popular in Brooklyn Heights as Washington Heights, and the new novel proves well worth the wait: An epic, semi-magical history of one pitiable overweight nerd and his Dominican-American family, it's even truer to Diaz's distinctive immigrant-nerd style than his long-ago breakthrough book. This is one author you'll want to hear in person.
Photo by Ted Partin
Saturday, September 1, 2007
The Project Runway judge and editrix has release a new book of style tidbits entitled The Little Black Book of Style. Magazine-length pieces and fantastic illustrations by Ruben Toledo make it a quick, but aesthetically edifying, read.
According to Ms. G, a style icon knows how to edit, to invest in “the bones,” to buy with drama, the utmost importance of shoes, the power of accessories, a good tailor and more. And of course, if you don’t already know these tenets of fashion, Garcia goes through them each letting you in on little secrets along the way.