Sunday, May 31, 2009

trophy from the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic 2009

take a look at the trophy we bought home from yesterday's 
Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic. 

while we were busy anticipating, fawning and swooning over nacho captured the essence of the event. see them here.

Friday, May 29, 2009

meet: ignacio "nacho" figueras

in case you were wondering why we have been obsessing over the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic match on 5/30, well, see for yourselves....

speechless. literally without speech!

veuve clicquot manhattan polo classic 2009!

its the most glorious time of the year! your opportunity to fawn over the prince of casa naranja, nacho figueras, as he performs his perfect game of polo, sip copious amounts of Veuve!!, all while donating to a worth cause (american friends of Sentebale, a charity that was co-founded by Prince Harry). we should mention that Prince Harry will be hooking from the horse as well. yes, it is the 2nd second annual Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic which will take place at Governors Island manana!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

ready for bikini season? bliss-Philips have swag to help.

ready for bikini season?
get ready for summer with tips and trends on how to de-fuzz en casa! Plus, enter to win a $600- value summer swag bag!

Click here for the details

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

la soga

bravo to washington height's own manny perez. he has produced a "brilliant" piece of art, "la soga"

"La Soga" is an edgy, action-drama, combining the gritty reality of movies like "City of God" and "Amores Perros." It is the personal journey of a brave man who risks everything to find justice, a visceral and gripping story of redemption that lays bare brutality and corruption. "La Soga" is set in the neighborhoods of the Dominican Republic and Washington Heights, New York.

view trailer here 

Monday, May 25, 2009

listening - - lucky - jason mraz feat colbie caillat

mi amado sang this to me last night. he is typically stoic so I am sure you can appreciate how moving his rendition was :). ahhh! el amor es tan rico!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

remezcla 2009 latin summer events guide


Could it be? Is summer finally here? Memorial Day marks the beginning of much of NYC's summer fun, and we don't know about you, but we feel like we've been counting down until this time for aaaages.

This also means that the Remezcla 2009 Latin Summer Events Guide is baaack for the third year in a row... keep an eye out for the essential pocket guide at events around the city, and be the first to check it out by downloading it here now!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

long live gabriel garcia marquez


Gabriel García Márquez: A Life 
New bio tells Colombian author's greatest story
Gerald Martin's Gabriel García Márquez: A Life is an absorbing look at the father of magical realism.

Better than the wildest telenovela. García Márquez is a meaty subject: his boozy, brothel-fueled youth, his days with Fidel Castro, and his adulthood as a Nobel Prize winner are as entertaining as any of his fictional tales.

It reads like a García Márquez story. Despite tackling a subject whose own work routinely distorts reality, Martin's account is refreshingly honest. However, the biographer's stylized narrative is cleverly suited to its enigmatic subject.

This time, it's official. Biographies of living artists can be tempestuous affairs — see the recent V.S. Naipaul controversy, for one — but Martin's tome draws on 17 years of research and more than 300 interviews. The result is a thoroughly intimate book that serves as a companion to the Colombian author's towering canon.

Read The Telegraph's review of the biography, brush up on magical realism, listen to an NPR journalist's take on interviewing García Márquez, check out an interview with the author about his writing process, and buy the book.

– Chelsea Bauch

how to wear the tunic


tory burch turns out the tunic like no one's business! she is fierce!  not only is she fierce but generous with her stylo tips as well. frankly i would not be surprised to find out there is some latin in her. 

Friday, May 15, 2009

listening - alexandre pires "eva, meu amor"

its friday afternoon lovies! we are kicking off with a little bit of sexiness courtesy of alexandre pires and a perfectly chilled glass (s)cava courtesy of spain.

free treat from kerastase - treatment and blowdry on may 20th

run to your phone and secure your appointment for a free treatment and blow dry service courtesy of kerastase 

click here to see participating salons

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

listening - fonesca "te mando flores"

perfect day to listen to fonseca! his beats always put a little skip in our step.

Monday, May 11, 2009

the flamenco adonis returns to nyc on 5/14 - joaquín cortés

see for yourself why the entire casa naranja staff will be front and center on thursday.  he makes one swoon and feel ferklempt simultaneously! 

Joaquín Cortés
North American Debut!  Thursday May 14, 2009
Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway at 74th Street 
Tickets: $99.50, $79.50, $59.50, $49.50

Thursday, May 7, 2009

perfect gift for la madre - cava of course!

thinking about the perfect give for tu madre? well, we have a favorite saying, "cava is better than a card." we were introduced to Dibon Brut Cava Reserve by the very gallant Miguel from Socarrat Paella Bar (but more on him and Socarrat later). I will be gifting myself, opps I meant my mom with a case.

$9.99 per bottle

cn TRAVEL! launching soon!!!

we are muy excited about our upcoming take off and want to reserve a seat for you! 

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

5 reasons we love the house of chanel

1) coco chanel

2) karl
3) chanel's latest campaign featuring audrey tautou
4) chanel no. 5
5) may 5, 2009 has been designated by NYC as chanel N˚5 day

watch the breathtaking, iconic, romantic ode to chanel N˚5  here

Monday, May 4, 2009

Dominicano Soy

I don’t know what it is but something about dominican beer commercials that get me feeling nationalistic, warm, fuzzy, and very thirsty. i must say I love DR! it is one of the only places you can buy a "vestida de novia" and a kipe from Bader at 11am without judgement!