Tuesday, March 31, 2009


source: nyremezcla.com

Baseball fans, check this movie which will come as a reminder that some dreams can come true in sports and life.

Sugar, Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee, follows the story of Miguel Santos (Algenis Perez Soto), a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro De Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty.

Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances to the United States’ minor league system; but when his play on the mound falters, he begins to question the single-mindedness of his life’s ambition." 

Opens at Angelika on Friday, but you can catch a sneak preview at 92YTribeca on Thursday.
For more information:


aterciopelados in concert, sat 4/4 at highline ballroom

we have been counting the days down since February for this glorious day, aterciopelados in concert!! but wait it gets better Alex Cuba will be the opening act!

Sat April 04
doors open at 6pm
show 7pm

431 w. 16th st

tickets $20 in advance/$25 day of show

Monday, March 30, 2009

julieta venegas - mi principio (video oficial)

a julieta venegas gem dj arlene dug up! featured in the film "quemar las naves" we loves it!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

flavorpill's free mango mix download

source: flavorpill.com

There's no quicker way to send winter packing than a bite of sweet, ripe mango. Inspired by the golden "king of fruits," flavorpill joined forces with Absolut to bring you an exclusive mix of music with a tropical flavor. So savor some sunshine with these fresh cuts, and enjoy the all-natural taste of the tropics.

Mango Mix Tracklist

Chikita Violenta - Laydown
Kid Cudi - Day 'n Nite (Crookers Remix)
Libertto - Volume
Lady Sovereign - I Got You Dancing (Medasyn Dub)
Pacha Massive - Your Love
Kid Sister - Family Reunion
Santigold - Your Voice
Boozoo Bajou - Same Sun (Tontelas Roots Version)
Captain Planet - Speakin Nuyorican
Curumin - Caixa Preta
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Diablo Rojo

Download Free Mango Music Mix Here

Sunday, March 22, 2009

new york top 10 free bar snacks

source: BlackBookMag.com

its these gems of in-the-know cheat sheets that keep us devoted to BlackBook. feel free to pen them a handwritten thank you note. we already did.

In a time when even airlines have scrapped free peanut service, a few righteous New York institutions are keeping their patrons in gratis bar snacks that are a far cry from stale Chex Mix. Almost makes the rising martini costs worth it.

10. Buffalo wings and nachos @ Rodeo Bar (Kips Bay) - Any place where the bar’s made out of a repurposed horse trailer knows the value of free. The kitschy hangout offers wings and nachos during happy hour, Monday through Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.
9. Truffled popcorn @ Desnuda (East Village) - The tiny ceviche bar has no kitchen, so the chef prepares seafood dishes right behind the bar. The view would be positively torturous without the bottomless paper cone of popcorn to nosh from, seasoned with just enough truffle salt.
8. Tater tots @ Trash (Williamsburg) - The Brooklyn dive is the sort of place that wouldn’t card you as a teenager -- so it’s only fitting that they offer the cafeteria classic. Who knew tots complimented two-dollar PBR so well?
7. Antipasti @ Il Mulino (Greenwich Village) - Leaves no customer unstuffed, starting with free helpings of antipasti circulated through the restaurant and bar areas.

6. Soft pretzels and roasted almonds @ Blaue Gans (Tribeca) - The cozy German restaurant boasts one of New York’s most perfect pretzels, served to bar patrons upon request along with buttery almonds that’ll make it tough to ever go back to beer nuts.
5. Pizza @ Alligator Lounge (Williamsburg) and Crocodile Lounge (East Village) - The bi-borough bars have made their respective presences known by offering a free personal pizza with every drink, making each a great place to start or end a casual night out.
4. Panini @ Vero Midtown (Midtown East) - Every Monday night, the wine bar serves its crispy, cheesy panini with every drink order.
3. Cheese spread @ Blind Tiger Ale House (West Village) - The after-work appeal of Blind Tiger skyrockets during Wednesday’s happy hour (starting at 5 p.m.), when free cheese from neighborhood institution Murray’s is offered to patrons.
2. Free appetizers @ dell’anima (West Village) - From 4 to 6 p.m. on weekends, the acclaimed trattoria serves a variety of small Italian plates.
1. Curried popcorn @ Tailor (Soho): Serious drinkers swear by Tailor’s curry-dusted popcorn, which holds its own next to the mixologist-approved cocktail menu.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

tonight!! cucu at the bowery ballroom

cucu land album release concert/party tonight, thursday the 19th of march at bowery ballroom in new york city. click here to purchase your tickets!

cuculand is out exclusively on iTunes buy now

can you tell we are mildly obsessed?

all-you-can-eat at mercadito.

mercadito. manhattan's finest fish taco destination is now offering a special, late-night all-you-can-eat taco menu for $23. you'll need to bring a guest but that should be easy. tuesdays - thursdays, 10 p.m. to closing.

179 Avenue B (near 11th Street)
(212) 529-6490

Women's Health Beauty Spa Event in NYC

As the self proclaimed beauty product obsessed at the casanaranja hq, I stalk beauty editors today the way teenagers in the 80's stalked Menudo. I am just saying..... Imagine my utter delight when I received an invite to Women's Health Beauty Spa Event at the Soho House. It was pure nirvana - me, massages, mani's and tables and tables of the beauty products listed below- Hello Lovah!!

– Women’s Health reveals the 10 most anticipated beauty product launches/releases for 2009 (all hitting the market this year or just have)
1. Sally Hansen’s Instant Dri Nail Color: 30-second manicure formula
Estee Lauder’s Time Zone
: NEW wrinkle-preventing protein
3. Organic bronzing spray: Go GREEN when you’re going bronze
4. Latisse – the first FDA-approved prescripstion eeyelas treatment for longer, lusher lashes minus the mascara)
5. Professional Série Expert Volume Expand: calcium-infused shampoos and styling products that strengthen hair and silica to smooth cuticles
6. Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle: Two-in-one hair removal; wet and dry razor in one
7. CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain: ALL-day lip color that will leave your lips smooth and pucker-ready into the evening
8. 3Lab’s new “M” Cream: anti-aging stem-cell infused products
9. iLift Skincare System: DIY laser treatments
10. Reloxin: longer-lasting Botox

THE PERFECT SKIN DIET – You are what you eat, and your skin is no exception to the rule.

PRODUCT PRESCRIPTION – 9 best products for your complexion.

1. Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30: Packed with glucosamine prevents blotchiness ($60 for 1.7 oz, dermalogica.com)
2. DiorSkin Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10: Flax aids in in UV blockers ($45 for 1 oz, sephora.com)
3. Aubrey Organics Lumessence Lift Cream: Contains watermelon extract to fight sun damage ($26, aubrey-organics.com
4.Body Shop Body Shop Pure Detox Clarifying Clay Mask: The wasabi-infused product cleanses your pores ($24, thebodyshop.com)
5. Mario Badescu Vitamin E Body Lotion: Wheat germ helps repair skin cells ($10 for 6 oz, mariobadescu.com)
6. Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Serum:
Gingko biloba helps with circulation and inflammation
($48 for 1 oz, olehenriksen.com
7.Eucerin Calming Body Wash
: Seals in moisture with omega-3 fatty acids.
($8 for 8.4 oz, drugstore.com)
8.RAWColor Perfect Balance Concealer and Highlighter Trio
: Caper berry extract for vibrant color ($38, rawnaturalbeauty.com)
9. Yes to Cucumbers Calming Facial Cleansing Gel
($10 for 3.4 oz, walgreens.com)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

cuculand released today!

Cuculand comes out exclusively on iTunes TODAY! Buy Now
We are obsessive over the entire album!! My personal favorite is Mas Fuerte

To celebrate, they are hosting a album release concert/party this Thursday the 19th of March at Bowery Ballroom in New York City. Click here to purchase your tickets!

Monday, March 16, 2009

invitation to special sneak screening of Sin Nombre

dj arlene presents...negrita

casa naranja's resident musicologist, dj arlene scours the globe looking for unique sounds for your listening pleasure.
Her latest discovery...negrita. Yes, you're welcome.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

we HEART cheap chica's guide to style

we are swooning over Lilliana Vazquez’s fashion website The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style.
she totally nails the concpet of just because you get it cheap doesn't mean you have to look cheap.
would love to see Lilliana and Nina Garcia co-write the ultimate Style Guide.

self love - part 2

in case you missed out on our latest ode to you.

loving me, loving you..

"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
As promised we are continuing to bring you the best and most luxurious ways to make you a better, happier, glamorous and more pampered you in 2009.

love your body

Tanning Back
We continue our self adoration project by embarking on a 30 day challenge of IntenSati classes at Equinox with Patricia Moreno. And for back up purposes, when the brutal NYC winter weather makes it too painful to venture out, we love our Piloxing DVD.

Of course, even when working out, we try to treat ourselves right. The ultimate motivator in working out, aside from an upcoming pilgrimage to Tulum, is the most spectacular gym bag of all time, the Nike Monika Gym Bag. We are so smitten we are dedicating a post just to her shortly.

And not all body beautification needs to come along with toil and sacrifice. To quote our friends at VitalJuiceDaily.com "While nothing replaces the benefits of diet and exercise, being bronzed can give you a boost. Make your faux glow a healthy one" we at CN faux it by using DermaGlow Self Tanner for Body and DermaGlow Self Tanner for Face

love your health
Blueprint Cleansing
OK, we always tout health and nutrition, but we have to admit when we go hedonistic too. And we did it big time, falling off the health wagon and heeding the siren call of the Shake Shack, and we also got our liquor-mojo back on during fashion week, hitting cocktails hard at after parties all across the city. So, in penance, we are up for another round of BluePrint Cleansing and a visit or two or three to SanaVita (why oh why don't they have a 30 day program???). We also recommend Liquiteria to replace our cocktail needs with a juicing fix.

love your friends
House Party
Alright, self love feels pretty good, but why not share the fabulous you with others too. So in our quest for more self love coupled cutting down on our bills from La Esquina, home entertaining fits the bill. CN has found the most novel and genius excuse to have a rip-roaring get together, www.houseparty.com. Forget charades and Pictionary, and check out this awesome website. It's FREE, ridiculously easy, and depending on what "party" you sign up for you receive a huge box of goodies and products to share with your guests. All you do is provide the snacks and drinks of course.
And when we say drinks we mean an ultra premium orange liqueur we have discovered. Combier Liqueur d'Orange. No, the fact that it is Orange has nothing to do with our devotion. It is simply our liqueur de jour and the one we have been featuring at our house soirees.

services and sites we HEART

PatriciaMoreno.com (Join her Satilife Facebook Group)
tulle.com (an an inexpensive alternative to anthropologie.com)

fashion treasures - shopflick and Stop Staring!

it has been a magical weekend as we have unearthed two absolute treasures, shopflick AND a line appropriately named Stop Staring!

shopflick is the youtube of the fashion world. A site that focuses on small label clothing, accessories and beauty products, with videos for each brand explaining the inspiration behind the collections, how to wear certain items, info on the brand and how the handmade pieces are actually crafted. We say GENIUS!

Stop Staring! founded in 1994 by designer Alicia Estrada, the collection featuring vintage-inspired dresses and retro-chic separates.

save the date shopflick will be featuring an exclusive deal next Friday, March 20th, on the Lolita and the Classic 30s dresses from Stop Staring! through our Private Sale:

Saturday, March 7, 2009

get GLAMOURous

source: cheap chicas guide to style

In honor of their 70th birthday, Glamour is running a special promotion…

Get a 1 year subscription to the mag for only $1.50…that’s how much it cost back in 1939 when the magazine was first published.  But act fast, this offer is only good through March 15th

Thursday, March 5, 2009

paella+lunch delivery = socarrat

Paella and Tapas Delivery 
Now you can get your beloved paella at work, thanks to Socarrat's lunchtime delivery, with an extra tapas box thrown on the menu to spice things up. Your daily "siestas" will make so much more sense now.  

 259 W. 19th St (between 7th and 8th Ave)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

tropichat.. a series of conversations with latin american filmmakers

dj arlene presents....a fresh iTunes playlist

if you harbor desires of being the coolest, hippest, in the know, worldly, cosmopolitan kind of person who like a certain dj arlene has the most coveted playlists ever, well here is your golden opportunity. for the record dj arlene is one of the coolest, hippest, in the know, worldly, cosmopolitan people we know.