Colombians have a saying, “dar papaya” (literally “give papaya”), it means you expose yourself to a known danger, or a position where you can be easily hurt or taken advantage of. It implies that even if you are hurt, you are the only one accountable for your actions. Most of the times when people ask me where I am from, I feel like I am giving papaya. No matter how many times I have had the Colombian equals drugs conversation, I still feel the weight of not knowing how to approach it. It all becomes a sort of Russian roulette, with the conversation about drugs being the single bullet.
When she was pregnant with twins, Lucero Soto, the powerhouse chef and owner behind Lu Cocina Michoacana in Mexico, had to stay on bed rest. She also faced many dietary restrictions that forced her to find a new way to develop recipes for her seasonal menu.
At home, she couldn’t go down the stairs, so she had a cook in the kitchen, and supervised every step of the recipes on video in her iPad. She became an ambassador for Come Pesca, the agency in charge of sustainable fishing, and fulfilled her dream of promoting Michoacán cuisine by coordinating oral archiving and research efforts.
Dynamic, expressive, and a true spirit of chic meets joy d’vivre Inès de la Fressange has developed an exciting career, never afraid to delve deep in all corners of the fashion industry. The model, illustrator, fashion designer, boutique owner, collaborator of Uniqlo, and Roger Vivier brand ambassador, laughs often and speaks her mind when it comes to the ins-and-outs of reinvention and love for the Parisian scene.
"Meditation has a superb reputation. Scientific studies have proven that it benefits both the body and soul, especially
techniques such as Transcendental Meditation and Mindfulness. After a decade of research and experiencing firsthand the virtues of a
regular practice, Khajak Keledjian, the founder and former CEO of the luxury
clothing chain Intermix, decided to curate a physical and virtual space that would integrate technology, art and different
breathing techniques, movement and sound to reinterpret meditation. "
The COVID-19 virus has been described as a moral test, a trial to our ways of living, a rapture, reckoning with the Wrath of God by some. But not all people of faith agree with these harsh and punishing views. Some see a different meaning in the scale of the pandemic, a call for an awakening — a recognition of our interconnectedness beyond the physical.
The immigration agent saw my American passport and asked about the political situation in the United States. I gave him my defeated face, and he told me to stay. “Quedáte a vivir en la Argentina, te va a gustar,” he replied when I told him I had never visited before, insisting I’d like it. Different from Colombian Spanish, Argentinians use a lot of imperative tense, so an invitation and an order sound very similar.
Traditions are an important part of welcoming in the new year. They allow
us to honor our ancestors, express gratitude, and spread joy. Cultures throughout
the world celebrate the end of the year with rituals of closure and embrace
new beginnings with festivities. They share food and drink with love and intent
and celebrate at the stroke of midnight. Some use elements like water or fire to
let the past go, others make wish lists for the future. Here are some ideas to feed
The universe of Colombian jewelry designer, Mercedes Salazar, is a paradise of technical innovation, color and the exploration of local artisans’ age-old workmanship. Thanks to her signature style and curious vision, she is a global brand loved by singer Katy Perry, actress Sofía Vergara, and entrepreneur Margherita Missoni, among others. With an eye for celebrating the fantastic in the ordinary, and a love for the history behind every object, this Bogotá native shares the places in her hometown that she frequents and inspire her.
The end of the world offers adventurous foods, spooky sites, and surprising architecture.
Chile is known for its landscapes and majestic outdoors (think San Pedro de Atacama Desert and Torres del Paine) but if you have a few hours to kill before you get to the hikes, these are surprising things to do in-between nature escapades.
Colorful tombstones, a statute to the unknown Native American, heavily manicured cypress trees, and dramatic family graves with Spanish, Croatian, and German last nam...
Natalia Jiménez never thought she would live in Miami, but after more than 10 years, she is grateful and happy to be in the city. “I would come for work sometimes, and for vacation. When you live here, it’s not like the beach city that you imagine. Miami and the beach, or South Beach, are two completely different things. I like the inland neighborhoods of Miami that are more urban,” says the Spaniard.
From Madrid, where she grew up, and from Mexico, where she lived for several years when she ...
Los pobladores antiguos de América asociaban los tiempos de recogimiento con la observación y la interacción con la naturaleza; encontraban quietud, armonía y calma en las conexiones con la flora, la fauna y ciertas características de los paisajes. Estos destinos celebran la comunión de los ancestros con sus ambientes, las maneras personales de enriquecer la espiritualidad y las negociaciones con el pasado colonial y sus herencias.