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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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“Ay sol bueno y mar de espuma, y arena fina…”
July 6, 2012 – 4:09 am | 4 Comments
“Ay sol bueno y mar de espuma, y arena fina…”

This essay is part of the Pa’ la Playa: Beach Week on the Tiki Tiki.
The title of this post is the beginning of a poem by beloved Cuban poet, Jose Martí. “Los Zapaticos de Rosa.”
Varadero, …

Even Our Gift Tags Speak Spanglish! – Free Download
December 15, 2010 – 6:15 am | One Comment
Even Our Gift Tags Speak Spanglish! – Free Download

I get so inspired at this time of the year. Seriously. I want to make everything myself.
My current reality is that I can’t do it all (so much for the Bionic Woman fantasy. *sigh*), but …

For You: Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas and Dulce de Leche
December 13, 2010 – 4:03 am | 19 Comments
For You: Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas and Dulce de Leche

Giving Dulce de Leche and Crema de Vie
I’ve been busy cooking up Christmas gifts in my kitchen. Cookies? No. I like to give gifts with a little more flair (and lots of leche condensada).
I usually …

We say “Merry Christmas” – A Giveaway
December 5, 2010 – 8:22 pm | 19 Comments
We say “Merry Christmas” – A Giveaway

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the exchange of greetings. Yes, I’m the one who loves to get Christmas cards and letters detailing my friends’ lives over the past year.
It’s that social-Cuban-connector …

Comelata of the Seas
November 30, 2010 – 3:46 am | 5 Comments
Comelata of the Seas

I often say that I lead a charmed life. In fact, I think I’ve said it enough that now there’s something out there in the universe which makes it so.
The week before Thanksgiving, Eric and …

Que Rica Vida – got apples?
November 10, 2010 – 1:32 pm | 4 Comments
Que Rica Vida – got apples?

I posted the other day about my Thanksgiving Placecards and how I had to “wound” some apples to make my table look awesome. (And it did. *blushes*)
But, what to do with all those apples?
I have …

Making it Last…
October 22, 2010 – 12:37 pm | 5 Comments
Making it Last…

You know that we here, at the Tiki Tiki, are all about stories and chismes and getting to know each other. Think of it as a big slumber party where we all get to share …

Larger than Life
October 18, 2010 – 4:33 am | 11 Comments
Larger than Life

Editor’s note: While we were in Miami last week, Carrie took me on a pilgrimage to El Palacio de los Jugos on Flagler and 57th. I say “pilgrimage” because we both live in areas where …

Marta Meets the Brazilian Blowout (Video)
October 5, 2010 – 4:39 am | 21 Comments
Marta Meets the Brazilian Blowout (Video)

Ed. Note: Welcome to Hair Week on the Tiki Tiki! We’re talking all sorts of hair issues — cutting it off, straightening it, loving it, being frustated by it…Let’s pretend we’re in a salon and …

Celebrating Every Day (Video)
October 1, 2010 – 12:27 am | 7 Comments
Celebrating Every Day (Video)

I’m celebrating today.
Today marks the 4th anniversary of my foray into the blogosphere. I celebrate this anniversary every year because (this is going to sound sooo corny, but that’s not important right now) blogging has …