Thursday, February 26, 2009

aterciopelados in concert on april 4 2009!!

ENTER TO WIN Clarisonic Yours&Mine Duo Set

ENTER TO WIN!! Clarisonic Yours&Mine Duo Set

Latinos In Literature event on March 5th

Inspiration gets Frisky


Sterling Silver "Inspirational" Circle Necklace.

Because sometimes inspiration comes from unlikely sources...

This necklace is nothing like your typical inspirational necklace that focuses on boring old love, faith, and hope. Instead, it encourages you to lie, cheat, and steal, which is usually considered unladylike behavior. Read on


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thought Of The Day

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles." --Audrey Hepburn

Suba's Final Flamenco Sunday

Friday, February 20, 2009

GianMarco- iTunes Latino Download of the Week

iTunes Latino must be intercepting our playlists. This weeks free download is the one single we have been listening to over and over and over, Giam Marco's single "Hasta Que Vuelvas Conmigo." Hopefully they will follow suit next week by offering our other favorite Gian Marco single Hoy.

GianMarco-Hasta Que Vuelvas Conmigo

Viewing Carolina Herrera from the Sky, the AMEX Skybox that is.

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 has come and gone. To the uninitiated FW is a flurry of running around, pre-parties, shows, running around, and after-parties. Then wake up, nurse a fashion overload hangover and repeat. But amid fashion tempest, the one beacon of calm fashion bliss was the experience of viewing the Carolina Herrera show from the Amex Cardmember Only Skybox in Bryant Park. Carolina Herrera and AMEX created the perfect symphony for the collection and the viewing experience. Carolina Herrera's collection was punctuated by Jewel-toned, polished looks in richly textured fabrics. The looks are very polished and buttoned-up. The AmEx space on the other hand was designed by Top Design's Jonathan Adler and hosted by stylist Kate Nobelius. Truly a spectacular combo.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Get Your Gilt On


Gilt Groupe Warehouse Sale
Up to 95% off retail on clothing for women and kid's from labels like Mint, Alvin Valley, and Kate Spade
Wednesday, February 18th through Sunday, February 22nd. Daily noon—7pm. Samples for (eco)mpassion, 2 Great Jones St between Broadway and Lafayette St (no phone).

Friday, February 13, 2009

WIN! Clarisonic Yours&Mine Duo Set

People who are happily coupled up don't really think about V-Day. Despite all the V-Day ads of women gushing over jewelry or chocolate, men actually enjoy a token of love or affection, too on a daily basis.

Clarisonic and Casa Naranja have partnered up to give you and your lovebug something a tad more significant than a token, your very own Yours & Mine Clarisonic Skincare System!

Clarisonic Skincare System uses similar sonic technology as a Sonic toothbrush to effectively wash your face. Clarisonic Skincare Brush has 300 moves a second to gently lift dirt and oil. Why should you use ? Its much more effective than cleaning your face with your hands, reduces dry skin patches, oily areas, blemishes. It also reduces pore size, fine lines, and wrinkles. Clarisonic Skincare Brush works with all skin types even if you suffer from rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis and is recommended by leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons.

You know what they say the couple that practices good skin care together stays together! Clarisonic, helping unite lovers and good skin one couple at a time. Now that's what we call amor.

To win, simply visit our blog and leave a comment telling us one thing you and your honey do together. Want an extra chance? Tweet about this giveaway--just make sure you leave us a comment with your tweet for an extra shot!

Winner of theYours & Mine duo set which retails for $350 for one lucky reader and their significant other will be chosen randomly on February 27. Good luck!

Yes, we know, you're welcome.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

MUST SEE and DVR – ALICE on HBO Latino

ALICE, a 13-episode Brazilian drama series starring Andréia Horta in the title role, comes to the U.S. on HBO Latino, Friday, March 6 at 10PM ET. After learning of a family tragedy, 26-year-old Alice Carvalho Zanetti leaves her quiet hometown for the teeming metropolis of São Paulo. Her way of life disrupted by the loss, Alice soon discovers a new world in the seductive city---one that offers her a chance to start over and rediscover herself.

Watch if only to listen to the killer soundtrack alone, with music by electronic indie groups Instituto and Au Revoir Simone!

Self Love in 2009

"There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous."

Carrie Bradshaw

We hereby declare that 2009 is the year of love! But not that selfless free loving of the 1960s; we are taking about a year of self loving!! No not that kind of self loving (what would the nuns think!), but a year for you to enhance, indulge, adore and splurge on that special someone…YOU!!! Lets be honest, with the great depression of 2009 looming, no one else is going to spend on you baby, so you might as well do right by yourself.

As always, we will bring you the best and most luxurious ways to make you a better, happier, more pampered and glamorous you. And lets start NOW!! In January, we at CN headquarters embraced the 5-day Blueprint Cleanse, colonics at SanaVita and Korean body scrubs. And next up, is a 30 day Pilates/yoga challenge at Joschi Body Bodega, shopping for the ultimate chic Nike Sister Gear.

Here's to you loving you!!

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

File Under Exquisite - Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé auction

If you find yourself in Paris February 21-25 please do us all a favor and go see what a highly coveted collection looks like. The Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé auction will be taking place at Christies.

Preview February 21-23
Sale February 23-25

Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général-Eisenhower



Leave it the the cutting edge staff at Republica Update to report on this new radio gem.

"For those with a love and passion for all things Brasil, a hot little radio show entitled Viva-Brasil in conjunction with the folks at!"

Ovando at MB Fashion Week 09

Sometime ago we shared a floral genius we discovered, the most divine Sandra Ovando of Ovando. As you can imagine we are not the least bit surprised to find out that Ovando will be providing flowers to the Tents in Bryant Park at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Sunday 2/8 - Pisco Sour Day at Yerba Buena


If all that V-Day planning has you in need of a drink (or ten), spend Sunday celebrating Pisco Sour Day at Yerba Buena (23 Avenue A, between Houston and 2nd Street, (212) 529-2919). This potent Peruvian grape brandy is being spotlighted by resident talented barman Artemio Vasquez who’s mixing up specialties ($12 each) like Boludo "Yerba Mate" pisco, grapefruit, lime cordials and fresh lemon juice, the classic Pisco Sourpisco, Angostura bitters, organic egg white and fresh lime juice, and a festive Pisco Punch (that certainly packs a punch) made with pineapple infused pisco, grapefruit, lime cordials and fresh lemon juice. Be sure to stop by for one… or two, or three.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

We Are CuCu for CuCu Diamantes of Yerba Buena

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It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Flamenco Festival 09!

Flamenco Festival 09'

13 Feb - Arcángel, Dorantes. "Noche de Sevilla"
14, 15 Feb - Isabel Bayón Company. "La Puerta Abierta".


19, 20 Feb - Antonio Gades Company. "Carmen".
Feb 21, 22- Los Farruco


21 Feb - Estrella Morente

Listening -Gianmarco - Hasta que vuelvas conmigo

GianMarco and a glass of Marqués de Riscal, seems like a perfect combination for a snowy Tuesday evening.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Matador - Los fabulosos cadillacs

For all of those who say "El Tiempo Que Se Va No Vuelve" This one is for you.

Listening - La Lista: 26 Rock en Español Classics

Loving this playlist I stumbled on! I can't decide if Arlene or Cathy would have been able to curate such a spectacular trip down nostalgia lane :)
Ladies say it with me Cafe Novecento!!!!!

Going Brazilian


The Hottest Spot South of Havana
When it comes to parties, there's a golden ratio: effort expended to ultimate payoff. A rumored debaucherous brunch might lure you a few blocks away, and a promising underground lounge, farther still. But only the planet's longest, wildest, caipirinha-est stretch of uninterrupted revelry would have you hopping on a 747 south.

Pack your bags, it's time for

There's just one month left until this Brazilian megaparty kicks off—and there's nowhere better to celebrate than Rio, whose four-day orgy of unabashed hedonism makes Spring Break Cancun look like your grandmother's last bridge match. Starting with the epic samba parade on Saturday the 21st, the city devolves into happy chaos: pounding bossa nova in the streets, world-class samba in the downtown Sambodromo, outlandish costumes, never-closing dance floors and more bikinis than you ever dreamed you'd see in February.

The party really heats up at the lavish nightly
bailes—like the black-tie, celeb-studded ball at the legendary Copacabana Palace. For a decidedly more unbuttoned scene, head south for the velvet-rope Baronetti club in Ipanema. And while you pride yourself on your (nightlife) stamina, you'll want a nearby crash pad: Consider the recently opened Fasano, right on Ipanema beach, a Philippe Starck-designed hotel with a rooftop infinity pool, a Michelin-starred, Florence-imported chef in the kitchen and a constant, well-dressed crowd in the Baretto/Londra lounge downstairs.

You may never come back up.

Fasano Hotel and Restaurant
Avenida Viera Souto 80
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 3202 4000

New On DVD - Vicky Christina Barcelona

Woody Allen's screenplay is creditable and Javier Bardem is appealing, but there are two key reasons not to miss Vicky Christina Barcelona now that it's on DVD: the gorgeous sights of Barcelona and the hilarious sounds of a volcanic Penélope Cruz (also gorgeous).