For the Love of Podcasts

I am a huge fan of podcasts. I have a few favorites these days and tune in while driving, riding the bus, or taking the dog out around the neighborhood. They can be so affirming and inspirational, and for that I’m grateful. Here are three Spanish-language podcasts I recommend… Coffee Break Spanish is ideal for beginningContinue reading “For the Love of Podcasts”

The Spanish Table comes to SF!

I recently had the opportunity to meet the very knowledgeable and welcoming Tanya Booth, co-owner of The Spanish Table. She and her husband, Andy Booth, are realizing a long-time dream: to open up a San Francisco location for their store, bringing the flavors of Spain and Portugal to The City. I live really close to the new shop, andContinue reading “The Spanish Table comes to SF!”

Blue Tango Project

This weekend I had the good fortune to see Blue Tango Project live at the Red Poppy Art House.    Blue Tango Project is the creation of Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté and California-raised harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer. When Kevin moved to Argentina many years ago, he became inspired by the tango community of BuenosContinue reading “Blue Tango Project”

Calavera Love

Día de los Muertos is just around the corner. Last year I posted pictures from here in San Francisco. This year I’m sharing some lovely, unique images. ¡Feliz Día de los Muertos! Photo 1 credit: photopin.com Photo 2 credit: Illustration by Jose Pulido Art Photo 3 credit: Wayne Hunthausen Photography Photo 4 credit: Linocut by Lori DeanContinue reading “Calavera Love”

Ode to Perfumería Gal

Okay, time for a confession. I’m addicted to chapstick. Lip gloss, vaseline, lip smoother – call it what you will, I am addicted. It’s been this way since I was a young girl and my mom, for example during a windy day on the ski slopes, would whip out her Chapstick brand lip gloss andContinue reading “Ode to Perfumería Gal”

New and Noteworthy Films

Tonight I’m off to celebrate Opening Night of the San Francisco International Film Festival.  I’m super excited to start the evening off with the a screening of What Maisie Knew.  There are, as usual, some intriguing films from Spain and Latin America that I want to check out in the coming weeks: Mexico: After Lucia (DespuésContinue reading “New and Noteworthy Films”