Carnaval Miami December Updates!
Nov21

Carnaval Miami December Updates!

 End of year is here and I am joining forces with friends at Kiwanis Club of Little Havana to communicate some fantastic updates. The 40th Annual Christmas Gala takes place on December 3 at the Miami Seaquarium with performances by Albita, Jacob Forever and Johnny O. To purchase tickets to best Holiday fundraiser please click here!!! The Gala promises to bring a fun and wonderful Miami crowd, who will participate and GIVE back during the Holiday fundraiser. Kiwanis Club and Kiwanis Havana Foundation efforts are seen in outreach projects, youth programs, education, mentoring, sports projects not limited to music, festivals including Carnaval Miami. WoW Aplausos!!!! Throughout the 40 Years of Service, Did you Know? 5,000 BICYCLES given away during the Holidays 1,000 undergraduate students have received SCHOLARSHIP awards 12,000 CAMPERS have attended FREE Healthy Kids Summer Camp 25,000 FAMILIES served during the Holidays with basic necessities 50,000 Key Club VOLUNTEER hours dedicated SERVING Children 240,000 new TOYS distributed at day care centers, schools S. Florida Que cool, for Thanksgiving they provided a buffet to more than 150 seniors. A traditional Thanksgiving feast, activities, live entertainment and dancing. Also in anticipation of Carnaval on the Mile, on November 30 our amiga Natalie León founder of WineWithNat is hosting a Cork & Fork awesome “sneak preview” . More info on her blog: WineWithNat.com . The spirit of giving knows no bounds and during the Holiday season, the distribution of toys and bicycles touches the lives of thousands of children in South Florida. Stay tuned for my updates on Miss Carnaval Miami Beauty Pageant. For 35 years, the legendary Miss Carnaval Miami pageant has been a platform for women ages 16-25 to showcase their confidence, talent and beauty for a chance to represent The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and the world renowned Carnaval Miami. The 2017 Miss Carnaval and court will gain invaluable life experiences through the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana community service, cultural events and networking opportunities that will help them reach their goals through their personal commitment and leadership skills. On February 11, 2017 at Manuel Artime Theater, Presented by Diet Coke, I am proud to announce that I will be one of 2017 judges. Please Follow on Social Channels: Twitter: @MissCarnavalMiami Instagram: @miss_Carnaval_miami Facebook: Miss Carnaval Miami Hashtag: #misscarnavalmiami You can visit sites for more info: carnavalmiami.com kiwanislittlehavana.org              ...

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Harmony of the Seas is Unbelievable!
Nov15

Harmony of the Seas is Unbelievable!

 Can you believe that on no occasion before 2016 had I planned or been on a Cruise trip, considering how much I love the immensity and beauty of the sea. Being from Puerto Rico, naturally I have been on sailboats, participated in fabulous sailing regattas and cruised on some the most beautiful yachts throughout the Caribbean, but not ever with a Cruise Line. WebCityGirls is grateful for special press invite from two of the top Cruise Line’s in the World. This time a two-day adventure on Royal Caribbean inaugural press trip from Port Everglades to Nassau, Bahamas on the biggest and most innovative ship to date: Harmony of The Seas who joins joins Oasis class sister ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. Aerial view of Harmony of the Seas’ water park: The trip started by exploring and discovering the amaZing 5,497-passenger ship with a 2,200 international crew working hard to deliver a phenomenal vacation for customers.  Attended a press conference where some of the words I heard Royal Caribbean Top Executives describe “Harmony of The Seas” as: “Unbelievable Biggest, Baddest, Sexiest, and Powerful”. Who certainly lived up to these words with the tallest slide at sea, onboard zip line, flow rider surf simulators, 7 distinct Neighborhoods, Vegas Style Casino, Robotic Bartenders. Entertainment from a Broadway hit musical to never seen beyond state-of-the-art technology over a ice rink performance to high-flying diving daredevils in the AquaTheater. Harmony has 8 Specialty Restaurants with over 200 different dishes served on a daily basis.  We had a wonderful private dinner at Coastal Kitchen, a venue just for Royal Suite Class and Pinnacle Club guests. Cocktails on the charming Solarium Bar terrace and danced salsa while sipping on latin inspired drinks at Boleros. Walking around the ship we discovered many different bars and restaurants including Central Park neighborhood covered by tropical plants, trees and beautiful walkways. Harmony of the Seas will sail seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, taking in the islands and the shores of Mexico. Here are some fun videos from around Harmony of the Seas: Bionic Bar encounter with a 2 robotic arm bartenders: Pool and Sports Boardwalk Video: Some friend influencers were invited throughout the week and we got lucky to share same trip and create a short video with TOP Mexican influencer Hector Trejo also known as “Bullysteria”. My favorite 1887 A Journey In Time Ice Skating Production: Visit royalcaribbean.com to book your next cruise and share your fun pictures with @webcitygirls okis!  ...

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Amigas #webcitygirls for you ❤ Para ustedes ❤
Nov13

Amigas #webcitygirls for you ❤ Para ustedes ❤

 I love how my job allows me to continue learning through amazing invitations, conferences, awards, travel destinations and celebrity events that I can share with WebCityGirls awesome online familia. It’s like we travel, shop and party together in real-time! Most recently at iHeartFiesta, I ran into virtual girlfriends who immediately said thank you so much for responding, you always do. WoW y eso me llego al corazón porque todo el contenido que voy creando con marcas, causas y celebridades es para las amigas de #webcitygirls. Gracias / Thank you for the support, appreciate lots!!! Gracias amiga bella Ada Espinosa por compartir nuestra foto en tu insta con un comentario muy lindo: La #1 Blogger De Miami con @webcitygirls anoche in @iheartradio fiesta Latina. 💖 A photo posted by Ada Espinosa 🇺🇸🇩🇴 (@adaespinosa_) on Nov 6, 2016 at 3:03pm PST Let me please share NEW adventures this week: Calendar | Calendario NUEVAS Aventuras Contenido esta semana: 1. Latino CELEBRITY Videos RED CARPET: Sunday, November 13:  CLICK aquí YouTube/webcitygirls para que te enteres del beso con Enrique Iglesias, Angelica Vale haciendo de Boricua, Nicky Jam y los sueños, Juanes a Fuego, Farruko Navidad Puerto Rico y mucho mas con Carolina Gaitán, Carolina Miranda, Gente de Zona y Carmen Villalobos en iHeartFiesta Miami. 2. New BLOG Post CRUCERO: Martes, November 16: “Harmony of the Seas” de Royal Caribbean con increíbles VIDEOS incluyendo entrevista en el crucero con influencer Mexicano adorado Hector Trejo ‘aka’ “Bully”. 3.TRAVEL to New Jersey: Thursday, November 17 #SuNegocio evento para empoderar Latino-owned small business creado por MassMutual y el Hispanic National Bar Association. Tengo el honor de ser parte de un “Roundtable discussion” con Jazlyn Carvajal from Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey and G. Joseph Ferrer, CPA, Marchionda & Ferrer, PA. 4. Regreso a Miami, Friday November 18 because we have FLOOR Tickets at the AAArena, Gracias al Concurso que promovimos de AARP #LaListaDeTuSueños. Nos vamos para CONCIERTO de Marc Anthony!!! Chicas necesito saber preferencia de idioma, por fis deja un comment. Es que estoy escribiendo este post en English y Spanish mezclado o prefieren cada idioma por separado? Join us this week to learn and have fun okis! Thank you!!! Much Love !!! Únete a la diversión y a todo lo nuevo que vamos aprender juntas esta semana Gracias!!! Las quiero!!!  ...

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#SuNegocio Event Arrives in New Jersey
Oct27

#SuNegocio Event Arrives in New Jersey

 #SuNegocio is a traveling program to assist and empower Latino-owned small business. Did you know that LATINAS are launching NEW businesses at three times the national rate? Latinas are leading the business growth and entrepreneurship in the United States. Thrilled to announce that I will be a speaker at #SuNegocio New Jersey and it would give me great pleasure if you would join me Thursday, November 17 at the beautiful Westin Jersey City Newport from 5:00 to 9:00pm for a Financial Workshop assisting Latino Small Business Owners sponsored by MassMutual Financial Group and the Hispanic National Bar Association. It’s been invaluable and a great strategy to grow my small business attending networking, conferences, and workshops as often as possible, including traveling to other Cities. At #SuNegocio in Jersey City you will get to meet and greet Jazlyn Carvajal, Executive Director, New Jersey Hispanic Chamber Commerce also part of the roundtable panelists. Workshop at no charge to you where you will discover some answers to questions that probably keep you up a night! How do I protect my business from the unexpected? How much is my business worth? How do I get my financial house in order? Where can I learn about business financing tips? And more. Please register by November 15, 2016 in link below: http://hnba.com/the-hnbamassmutual-su-negocio-program-nov-17-2016/ For any questions, please contact Erika Lopeztello-Jones, HNBA Director of Operations,  elopeztello@hnba.com Check out >  massmutual.com Twitter @massmutual and Facebook MassMutual Looking forward to meeting the wonderful community of small business owners in New Jersey!!! Thank you!!    ...

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LATISM 2016 “Latinos as Agents of Change”
Oct24

LATISM 2016 “Latinos as Agents of Change”

 With a central theme of “Latinos as Agents of Change,” I have said it before and this year is no different, LATISM is the only conference that has a soul. It has a soul not only because of the volunteers that create it together with founder Ana Roca, but also because of the people that attend who truly want to learn, connect, be inspired, and share their passion. LATISM reunites yearly to bring together innovative thinkers, technologists, experts and influencers to start ideas and form partnerships and plans. Speakers focus on education, technology, best practices, new tools, trends, funding and partnerships, teaching the audience how to deliver results and create sustainable communities using the power of social media to make a positive impact in people’s lives. In addition, there is a STEAM Fair about how the new generation is contributing to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The Fair offers Coding, Parent Advocacy and College Readiness Workshops, plus a Hackathon Demo Day with a group of young brilliant makers developing real solutions to real problems affecting the Latino community through the creation of apps. This year, one of the panels that impacted me most was “Latinas Creating Wealth” with several powerhouse Latinas like Lili Gil Valleta, who presented an amazing opportunity for Latinos and her latest venture HSN Project American Dreams Searching Latino Inventors, a business competition. Also speaking on the panel were Lucienne Gigante and Marta Michelle Colon, who introduced us to Access Latina, a non-profit organization that looks to bring together Latina entrepreneurs with the capital resources they need, including access to networks and mentoring. Cathy Hackly, Borja Perez, Erick Lorenzo and Gabriel Sama conducted an eye-opening look into “The Future of Storytelling: From Live Video to Virtual Reality & 360 Degree Video,” where I learned how VR will become more accessible to consumers and how it is changing the way we communicate and create content online. I also had a great experience as speaker in two different panels: “Influencer2Brand” and “Building your Brand”. LATISM Conference incorporates the Top Influencers Retreat, which was originally created in 2012 in Washington DC. I have had the privilege of being selected among the Top 100 Digital influencers every year to this date. It is a full day of training that includes behind-the-scenes education with mentors as well as a wonderful networking opportunity. This year LATISM 2016 Awards Best in Tech Innovation and Social Media was very special, as I was nominated Best Latina Network Leader beside outstanding nominees Ana Flores and Yadira Ambert. I was honored to WIN and I was told that I got tons of votes!!! 2016 Influencers...

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