This book was truly refreshing. When working on school projects, I spend a lot of time and energy trying to come up with an idea that is completely innovative. Honestly, it’s hard, to say the least. Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon is a revolutionary proposal that encourages artists to accept their work is not 100% original and to be okay with that.Read More
Swimming suit photos were pretty fun when I was a kid. That was before they became known as the art of strategic tucking in, pushing out and angling the body. One of my fondest memories wearing a swimming-suit happened when I was eight. My mom was pregnant with my sister Angie and she wanted a photographic record of her ready-to-pop belly.Read More
Do you ever fantasize about what you will be like as an "adult"? Perhaps by 30 you will learn how to take care of plants and cook sushi rice. Maybe by 40 you will be the president or congress woman who is changing the world. Today is my birthday, and the celebration usually comes hand-in-hand withRead More
The first time we were in STL, we visited for a few hours. We drove across the Mississippi to see the city from the state of Illinois. As the sun set on the horizon, this is what we saw.Read More
School is out and the sun is shining but instead of indulging yourself with pool visits and multiple naps a day, you’ve decided to take on a summer internship or job. Yay you! Internships are a great way to explore career paths and sometimes even different cities.Read More
I’ve found myself caressing the paper of the book I am reading, inhaling the “new book” smell right off the inked pages. Maybe I am weird. Maybe there is a market for aromatized Kindles, but there is something about print that I do not get onlineRead More
I am just a mere mortal.
A mere mortal with galaxy-size dreams.
Some come true. Others keep me waiting.
Before nightfall, we were in Willis Tower at 412 meters above the ground enjoying how the sunset drew shadows on Lake Michigan.Read More
Who do you think women dress for? I have heard different answers to this question. If the woman wears clothes that accentuate her body, like bodycon dresses or low-cut tops; some quickly assume that she dresses for men. If she chooses colorful prints and A-line dresses (think Jess from New Girl), some claim she falls into a category of women who dress for other women; hoping to be recognized for their fashion sense.Read More
A celebrity is telling me about his life, his dogs, his first kiss. He vividly describes his home country. He confides in me the story of how his mother got shot. I’ve never met this celebrity before, but I have seen his YouTube videos and stand up comedies on Netflix.Read More
Is it the Leo in me wanting to be celebrated, or my sweet-tooth inner child craving cake and ice cream? Either way, I have always loved to celebrate my birthday. To this day I remember most of my birthday gifts, including the Dónde están los ladrones? Shakira CD.Read More
I imagined the building would look like their logo: blue and corporate. Executives wearing ties, glancing at their watches and rushing to the next meeting. Like many, I heard rumors of how wonderful companies like Facebook and Google are. But they were just rumors, and can not compare to actually being there.Read More
From throw pillows to dresses and wall décor, the representation of tropical plants such as Monstera and Euterpe (from the palm tree) has grown substantially in the past two years. Tropical motifs have been up and down runways world-wide and the trend is still going strong this summer.Read More
Dance is a liberating form of self-expression; it transforms intangible feelings into detectable movements. Dance brings me joy.Read More
Nothing like shorts that say “Hotter than hell” to make you feel proud. What a find! I mean, how often do you get a pair of shorts that tell you what the weather is like? ;) Not that you would need them; just trust your sweaty palms and forehead and assume the temperature is above 90 °F.Read More
The sun is finally out and temperatures have risen to my beloved beach-like levels. It’s time to bring out the shorts and bikinis, but it’s also time to look at the trends that will rule this fall. Inspired by the collections shown on Thursday and Friday during the last KCFW, these are the items we think you should be on the look-out for your fall wardrobe.Read More
It is that time of the year again! Colors of Costa Rica is attending Kansas City Fashion Week as part of the media team. During the events, we get to see what local and international designers have created for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2018 season and we are excited to share the trends with you. Here is our recap of the first show, the Wednesday night runway.Read More
Will doesn't like Valentine's. I secretly do. His argument makes sense; it is a profit-driven celebration, like most holidays or special dates are. I still think it is cute.Read More
It was December 31st, in the late 80's. As the clock struck midnight, my grandmother grabbed a suitcase and ran out to the street; I followed her. We ran to the corner, passing by a cemetery, and then back home. My grandmother told me she did it for good luck; it was supposed to attract trips to the new year. She has traveled to countless places, and was the one who stirred in me that urge to move, to cross at least the street, to explore, observe, smell and feel.Read More
On the first of January at midnight, the temperature in Columbia was -21°C; today we are at -8°C and I'm really glad that it’s “warmer”. However, it is still necessary to wear several layers of clothing and coats. One of the pieces that I have used the most this week is this Charlotte Russe cardigan that my sister gave me.Read More