Monthly Archives: September 2010

Handbag Heaven

This one’s purely for the ladies (and any fellas who enjoy fashion). I am eagerly anticipating the official beginning of fall (September 22, by the way) and while that may only mean a change in color palette for those of us in Miami who are still suffering in 90° weather, it also means it’s time for fall fashion and a seasonal update in accessories, my favorite of which is a good handbag.

During my recent seasonal inventory, I attacked three large storage bins (much to the benefit of my teenage sister) and discovered quite a few treasures hiding in plastic. These have been accrued over the span of several years (some with tags still on them!). I’ve included my collection below for your viewing pleasure (purse porn, as a friend likes to call it) and wonder: does anyone else do this? Feel free to post yours and make me feel normal better. Hope you enjoy. I always do!

  1. L.A.M.B. Wristlet
  2. Gucci Mini Hobo
  3. Gucci Crossbody Bag
  4. Gucci Boat (Gray & Gold)
  5. Gucci Boat (Beige & Brown)
  6. L.A.M.B. for LeSportsac
  7. Gucci Piston Closure Wallet
  8. Black Quilted Wristlet, Forever 21
  9. Donald J. Pliner Mini Tote
  1. Express Metallic Wristlet
  2. Dooney & Bourke Tattoo Wristlet
  3. Gucci Pill Box
  4. Kenneth Cole Wristlet
  5. Nordstrom Wallet in Teal
  6. Louis Vuitton Monogram Wristlet
  7. Green Clutch (found at DSW)
  8. Black Coin Purse (Arden B.)
  9. Gucci Monogram Wallet

  1. Red Tote by Mark
  2. Black Clutch by Expres
  3. Black & White Satchel by L.A.M.B.

  1. Camel Backpack (Target)
  2. Vera Bradley Duffel
  3. Harajuku Lovers Duffel
  4. Christian Dior Boston Bag
  5. Gucci Bardot w/ Piston Closure
  6. Mustard Bag by Mark
  7. Black Mini Hobo by Express

  1. Gucci Tote in Navy & Red
  2. Michael Kors Wallet
  3. Michael Kors Hobo Bag
  4. Betseyville by Betsey Johnson
  5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Clasic Q
  6. Juicy Couture
  1. Gucci Classic Jackie Bag
  2. Gucci Wave
  3. Teal Bag (Urban Outfitters)
  4. Large Gucci Duffel
  5. Black & White Hobo by Bebe
  6. Juicy Couture Laptop Bag

The Couple That Blogs Together

My husband, the webmaster/graphic designer/Rockband enthusiast/amateur chef/Peruvian wonder can now add blogger to his laundry list of talents.  The man is highly entertaining (not that I’m biased) and is already promising to deliver all sorts of awesomeness:

Behold the glory of the Delorean. The single greatest memory of my childhood. The car from the movie from the decade that crushes all other decades…. And movies.”

Check him out at TonyEspinoza.com for your daily (or occassionally weekly) dose of web-based randomness.

Of Witches and Werewolves

For as long as I can remember, Halloween has been my absolute favorite holiday. Witches and spirits are my sugarplum fairies. I can still remember the first Halloween when my mom actually let me have a say in which costume I wanted to wear. I was 3 years old and insisted on being a witch. And a princess. And Scooby Doo. So in true CAP fashion (that’s Cuban American Princess, by the way) I pulled off 3 wardrobe changes that day, including 2 plastic masks and 1 truly gorgeous couture Cinderella gown courtesy of my grandmother, who remains, to this day, my personal couturier. Not much has changed since then. I still anticipate Halloween the way kids dream about Christmas, and I still dress up every single year, even if it sometimes means just passing out candy in really expensive garb that will never see anything past the moonlight on my balcony.

Plans for this year (aside from a mandatory viewing of the premier for Walking Dead per my husband’s obsession with zombies) are already set and I am beyond thrilled to be officially booked as of today for a witch-themed pinup shoot with none other than Miss Valentine and her team of experts at Terribly Girly. I plan to document the whole thing, so check back in October for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make a girl look wicked. To book your own shoot and for a list of all other Halloween themes, head over to their blog, Girly Talk. Happy haunting!

Ceviche 105

I am Cuban by birth, but Peruvian by marriage, and because of this fusion of cultures that occurred last November, I have been lucky enough to experience some of the tastiest and most culturally rich dishes this side of the Florida Turnpike. It tugs at my Cuban heart to admit this, but I’ve recently begun to discover that Peruvians basically invented food and everything that is good about it (and if you haven’t tried huancaina sauce yet, you’ll probably only feel like challenging this statement until you do). Today’s lunch at Ceviche 105 just solidified this sentiment for me that much more. Below, I present all the evidence you need. Check them out for yourself at 105 N.E. 3rd Avenue.