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Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
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On Santa’s Knee. Barely.
December 17, 2010 – 5:10 am | One Comment
On Santa’s Knee. Barely.

Alina Masferrer Gaubert and her big brother, Marc Masferrer, on Santa’s lap about 30 years ago. As Marc remembers it, their father insisted they have their picture taken with Santa despite their advanced ages.
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Mingling in Miami
October 11, 2010 – 6:22 am | 6 Comments
Mingling in Miami

Marta and I have been in Miami for a few days to attend Blogalicious, a wonderful blogging and social media conference. The event ended yesterday and it really was helpful, inspirational and professionally fabulous. …

Del Alma: Turquoise, symbol of Compassion, Escape y el Mar Bello
December 10, 2009 – 9:04 am | 5 Comments
Del Alma: Turquoise, symbol of Compassion, Escape y el Mar Bello

I have dunked my body in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Moments of personal Bliss and “All is right with the World” that I look back to when I need a …

My Fabulous Quinceañera: A $45,000 Pachanga
July 31, 2009 – 5:20 am | 2 Comments
My Fabulous Quinceañera: A $45,000 Pachanga

I did not have a Quinceañera. Pity me not. I was a reluctant queen then. Today, at 40-something, I am not. If I had it to do again, I would emerge from a giant, lighted …