Thursday, April 30, 2009

dvf wrap tips

source: saks fifth

I live in wrap dresses, particularly diane von furstenberg wrap dresses. they are the easiest solution to looking chic with very little effort. saks fifth avenue and diane von furstenberg have put together this little wrap cheat sheet that taught me a thing or two.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

jimmy choo sample sale! say no more.

jimmy choo sample sale

thursday, april 30th

metropolitan pavilion gallery
123 west 18th street
4th floor

let the games begin....

Thursday, April 23, 2009

finally!!! mas fuerte - cucu diamantes

we can't get enough of cucu diamantes! finally the video we can watch over and over again in between listening to the entire album over and over again!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

she's back.. the pachanga party

because you know no one does "un bonche" like us latins!!!!

your inner brazilian - sexy bikinis by peonie

just another one of the reasons we HEART the shopflick private sales!

enter sale here

Friday, April 17, 2009

dj arlene presents : novalima "machete"

dj arlene has discovered yet another underground treasure, novalima which arrives via peru. check out her favorite track, camote at

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

nyc's first argentinean grape crush april 26

new york city’s first mendoza crush fest this sunday, april 26 at city winery

tasting of wine from various Argentinean wineries
an Argentinean Asado (barbeque)
live tango performances 
live grape crush - NYC’s first international crush.
Wine will be crushed intermittently throughout the day  

155 Varick Street.   
3pm -10pm 
cost per person is $35.  

Saturday, April 11, 2009

rioja restaurant week arrives - april 23-may 2

 From April 26 – May 2, more than 50 great restaurants in New York will be featuring discounts on their food and Rioja wines. Click here to go to the Rioja Restaurant Week website and see a listing of all the fantastic restaurants that are participating. It’s a great week to visit some of your favorite restaurants in New York at a reduced price for both the food and Rioja wine.


Friday, April 10, 2009

ten free iTunes downloads from cafe bustelo

gracias a literanista for the heads up on this fantastic gift from cafe bustelo! incidentally subscribe to the literanista blog and/or follow her on twitter she is quite the accomplished latin renaissance woman who covers latinos, books, tech and more.

cafe bustelo is hooking you up with some new fresh new tunes to load up on your ipod. Download here 

The ten songs are:

1. Cut Copy - "Lights & Music"

2. Pacifika - "Me Cai"

3. Sonates - "Quilombo to espera"

4. The Jealous Girlfriends - "Robuxulla"

5. Alegbra - "Run & Hide"

6. Ben Jelen - "Wreckage"

7. Trin-i-tee - "Listen"

8. J*Davey - "Mr.Mister"

9. Crystal Castles - "Crimewave"

10. Arthur Hanlon - "Mujer Mistica"

sandal of the season - under $30 bucks!!!

we are completely besotted with this bejeweled t- strap sandal that looks about 10 times the price.  thanks to miss trish of capri's collaboration with target spring shopping just got a little chicer.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

coming soon: tutuma social club


On April 29th, Matwey and Alegría will open the doors to Tutuma Social Club, a new restaurant/music venue in mid-town Manhattan that combines upscale Perúvian tapas with the best in live contemporary Latin and Afro-Perúvian jazz every night (no cover!).

Main courses include arroz con mariscos (Peru’s take on paella made with cilantro rice), Tacu Tacu—a traditional “hangover” dish made from butter beans and rice topped with glazed pork ribs, and crispy pig’s ears. Sort of makes you want a hangover, doesn’t it?

Tutuma will open April 29th

164 East 56th Street (corner of 3rd Avenue)


usher in spring with chile's best sauvignon blancs


with the trees budding and air warming up for spring, we're finally ready to put away those big winter reds and bring out the crisp summer whites. this year we're smitten with Chile's take on the same grape

keep these bottles in mind for pairing with spring's first crops of vegetables:

2006 Kingston Cariblanco Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc ($15) In addition to its bright citrus flavors and crisp acidity, this wine offers minerality and a silky texture (

2006 Matetic EQ San Antonio Sauvignon Blanc ($16) Warm nectarine notes and a welcome hint of smoke intensify on the palate and makes this a perfect alfresco party pick (

2008 Casa Lapostolle Rapel Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($8) Tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and banana linger in this soft, value-priced bottle (

2008 Montes Limited Selection Leyda Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc ($12) Intensely aromatic, this wine's aromas of clean linen (seriously) are followed by racy acidity and lemon-lime flavors; try it with ceviche (

Thursday, April 2, 2009

cucu diamantes- free iTunes latino download of the week

free cucu download!!!
as you well know by now we are devoted fans of cucu diamantes. which can only mean that we purchased the entire album the second it was launched. you, my darlings can download her single"mas fuerte" for gratis at iTunes!