Spanglish Life

By Ana Flores | My life is eclectic. Mi vida la vivo de muchos colores y sabores. What I read and share is just as unexpected at times. Enjoy!

The Day Frida Kahlo Changed My Life

When I was about six years old, my mother took me to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was a trip that I will never forget. In fact, it was a …

US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain – only Mexico has more

• US has 41 million native speakers plus 11 million who are bilingual<br>• New Mexico, California, Texas and Arizona have highest concentrations<p>The United States is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, according to a new study published by the prestigious Instituto …

New Mexico

Want Great Hair? It's About the Scalp

If you want truly healthy hair, shampoos and conditioners can only take you so far. Enter: new treatments that focus on the scalp<p>"HAIR IS LIKE a Parisian roof," said New York-based dermatologist David Colbert. "It has little shingles on it, cuticles. Nothing gets through."<p>Therein lies the rub in …

Hair Care

Top 5 Latinos in Entertainment of 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Before you fire off angry e-mails notifying us of our glaring omissions, know that we understand there are many Latinos in Hollywood making compelling and memorable contributions.<p>So, yes, we are aware that Pitbull had a banner year, that Eva Longoria continues to blossom in …

Golden Globes

Nochebuena vs. Christmas Eve

If you're bilingual and bicultural, you may be saying "Wait a minute, aren't Christmas Eve and Nochebuena the same thing?" The answer is yes… and no. …

10 Songs for Your Nochebuena Playlist

We all know and love the classic bilingual Jose Feliciano song, "Feliz Navidad," but it's time to play DJ and mix it up a bit for your Nochebuena …

A Letter to My Son, The Highschooler

Dear son,<p>It feels like just yesterday that I held you in my arms for the first time. It amazes me to think that you are now 15 years old and a …

Chunky tomato soup inspired by the Andes and our travels

Share<p>This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Hunt’s Tomato Sauce and Latina Bloggers Connect, but the stories, views, and recipe are …

The Man Who Made The Spanish-Speaking World Laugh

On <i>Alt.Latino,</i> we constantly ask what it means to be Latino. What do I, an Argentine woman, have in common with Felix Contreras, a Chicano from California? And what do we both have in common with, say, a Central American child who comes alone and undocumented to the U.S.? Poet Ruben Dario famously …

Casa Azul

Visit the Home Where Frida (and Diego) Lived<p>Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were Mexican artists known internationally for their powerful work (Frida, …

iPhone Manners: Addicted to Cell Phones

In line at the grocery store recently, I sighed and looked up helplessly as my iPhone screen went from Instagram feed to black. Crashed, again. A snort came from the eight-year-old behind me, who was wearing slip-on kicks, khaki shorts, a pink Lacoste shirt, all topped off with a slide-slicked, …

Baked panela cheese and membrillo 'pan de muerto' for Day of the Dead

This post is part of a compensated campaign in collaboration with Cacique and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions and the recipe are my own.<p>This …

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …

10x10 Presents Girl Rising (Official Trailer)

10 Awesome Globally Conscious Girls Explain Why Girls MATTER

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: Clemantine Wamariya at TEDxYale

Cómo transformar una idea sencilla a una idea audaz | Simon Brand | TEDxVillaCampestre

3 Fresh Ways to Tie a Scarf

Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko takes a step by step approach for tying a scarf like never before.<p>Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko had been working at Chanel when she began designing her own scarves. Often while in the elevator, fellow employees would compliment her on her neck-wear and …

For The Love Of Ricky Martin: In Praise Of Latin Pop

Latin pop often gets a bad name — for being too schmaltzy, for being heavily commercial, for being overly produced. There can be truth to those critiques, but they can also feel like poorly veiled cultural elitism.<p>If you listen to <i>Alt.Latino</i> regularly, you know that I'm a big fan of pop music. It's …

Fashions Inspired by Mexico | Summer swing dress

Mexican inspiration is chic this spring and summer. For a look that’s beachy and romantic, look for an oversized, gauzy dress. The embroidery design …

Two Entrepreneurs Team Up To Revolutionize Fashion For The Professional Woman

Seven women are sitting in a circle at Greenwich Village’s Onegin Restaurant, sipping cocktails, exchanging business cards and raving about Kristin Paquette’s pants.<p>At first glance, Paquette’s trousers seem like ordinary work pants: black and fitted, with a flattering front seam and a slight ankle …

What Happened When One Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped In 25 Different Countries

"Make me look beautiful.”<p>That's what Esther Honig asked 40 photo editors to do -- in over 25 countries. Using the service-sharing site Fiverr, Honig, a human interest reporter, sent a picture of herself to be photoshopped around the world to see just how much cultural values are applied to …

Fresas con Crema – Sweet Vanilla Crema Dip | Cacique® Inc.

The strawberry season in the U.S. typically peaks between April and June, depending on where you live. Right now is an excellent time to get …