First of all, I apologize for last week's missing "Kitchen Bits" post. A lot has been happening on this front (good stuff! I can’t wait to share with you!) and some days I just wish were 36 hours long. However, when you are blessed to work doing what you love, it is all worth it. I can honestly say that I will never regret taking the leap from administrative work to the kitchen.
This past Monday I had the (huge) honor of being interviewed by the gorgeous (and tall! They had me sitting on a pillow just to be closer to her height!) Jessica Rodriguez for LOOK TV, the television version of LOOK Magazine that airs every Thursday on Guatevision. It was all very unexpected and as always, I was extremely excited to be given yet another opportunity to appear on national television.
Hello ladies! Last week I was lucky enough to spend a week in Miami with my love, Julio. Being from Europe, I had never been to Miami before (we always head towards New York or San Francisco), and after recovering from the initial culture shock (everything is so new and so big!!), we had a fantastic time.
I should start by saying that, as usual, my husband and I missed the Emmys. Since the Emmys never excite us as much as the Oscars, we decided that staying a couple of hours extra at the beach was more important than rushing home early to watch this event. Luckily, I caught the last hour of the re-run last night and noticed - yet again - that I didn't really miss much.
"The Simple Things" post is back! Sorry I have abandoned it for the past couple of weeks, I promise I'll try to keep it consistent from now on - at least once every two weeks, I know how much you girls enjoy it!
As you know, last night was Alessa Designs' "Dine & Shine" Benefit dinner for Fundaniñas, a nonprofit organization that provides a permanent home to abused, abandoned and orphan young girls - a truly magnificent cause. The event took place at Equis Restaurant in Plaza Fontabella and was an absolute success.
Leave it to Diane to make a woman swoon. There's a reason this one time Princess never stops expanding her empire: she never, I repeat, never disappoints. With each collection, the Diane Von Fursternberg woman becomes more and more confident, sophisticated, and mature without ever losing her young, bohemian and adventurous spirit. The DVF Woman knows herself well, she embraces her sensuality, she knows what she wants and she is not afraid to fight for it. When she enters the room, you notice!
It's no news to you that I have a weakness for shoes. I admire everything about them; their design, construction, sensuality, comfort, versatility and originality - especially, if there's a history behind it. For me, it's not so much about quantity, it's mostly about quality. If a shoe feels and looks like it's been cheaply made (even if they are designer) I will not bother with them. For me, a shoe not only needs to fit, it needs to last. Want proof? Look right inside my closet! I've had some of my shoes for years and years!
When it comes to sweets, I’m not much of a fan. Yeah, I know I’m weird. I enjoy a good piece of dark chocolate or the occasional chocolate cake or cookie, but I seldom order dessert at a restaurant and I completely forget about it when I throw a dinner party (I serve ice cream A LOT, which my understanding husband buys in a hurry when I have a panic attack as I realize I forgot dessert yet again).