Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with JCPenney
Sep30

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with JCPenney

 Grateful for wonderful brands like our main sponsor The Ford Motor Company and influencer marketing integration with JCPenney who jumped onboard the first-ever #UnstoppableLATINAS social media program and concept which generated 86K video views, 26MM impressions on Twitter, 1.5 impressions on Instagram while celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month sharing stories of our latino culture through influencers and celebrities. Influencer Partnership consisted of an organic brand integration within our first story and an awesome shopping experience at JCPenney Dadeland Mall in Miami. Excited to announce @jcpenney joins #UnstoppableLATINAS as GIVEAWAY sponsor with a $300 GC! Connect TONIGHT 6pm FB 💗 pic.twitter.com/WSlolJEvat — Lynn Ponder (@Ponderful) September 24, 2016 JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination offering a variety of stylish and affordable fashion, home and beauty merchandise. A broad assortment of products from leading private, exclusive and national brands which are available at affordable prices. #UnstoppableLATINAS First Story Influencers Lynn and Linda Ponder Whether you are looking for the perfect outfit for a holiday celebration or like #UnstoppableLATINAS Miami first day celebration of our latin music via a karaoke party with amazing performances from artists Periko y Jessi, Manu Manzo, Danilo Parra who performed to a Facebook live audience and ROCKED The Studio Theatre including the owner, Virggi Lopez how also performed and delighted our guests with her new amazing single “Reflejo del Espejo”. One of our lucky friends from the live audience Janie Flores, was surprised by a $300 e-gift card while I happily continued a fun-filled evening of Karaoke in my perfect blue and black pretty dress by Nicole Miller from JCPenney collection. Truly they have everything you need to refresh your wardrobe.   I won! Thank you #UnstoppableLatinas @webcitygirls @jcpenney for the awesome prize! And congrats to the other winners! #HispanicHeritage #Fashion #OneStopShop #FordEspanol #BuenaVidaMedia A photo posted by Janie Flores (@jflores111) on Sep 28, 2016 at 4:18am PDT Thank you to all of our online community for embracing #UnstoppableLATINAS Miami social media adventure. We are so happy that you enjoyed our stories and engaged with us live. Stay tuned for more because our next stop is #UnstoppableLATINAS New York on October 10!!!...

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Chef Hamlet Special Guest #UnstoppableLATINAS
Sep26

Chef Hamlet Special Guest #UnstoppableLATINAS

 Over the past couple of action-packed days, WebCityGirls’ Founder, Lynn Ponder @webcitygirls has been honoring Hispanic Heritage in partnership with Ford Motor Company through a 4-day live social reality adventure #UnstoppableLATINAS. Along with amigas and fellow Latina influencers Domenica Mena @domenicamena, Fernanda Chacón, @cookandmove, Miss Carnaval Miami Lelany Barea and Linda Ponder @ponderela, they have been sharing inspirational stories and fun events related to Music, Food, Sports, and Culture. Pero hoy webcitygirls is all about LA COMIDA as we continue our #UnstoppableLATINAS adventure by celebrating Hispanic Heritage in food con nuestro amigo venezolano Chef Hamlet!     Over the scope of his career, Chef Hamlet has hosted and produced more than 300 interviews with top personalities from the worlds of music and entertainment and has led food reports and segments for various international and local Miami television stations. As a contributor to Univision’s 28-day digital fitness and nutrition challenge Reto 28, he helps inspire registrants to lose weight through healthy eating. Now a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association, you can also watch him as host of Vme’s show “Sazón para el Mundo,” where he offers viewers quick and easy recipes infused with flavors from around the world. Make sure to follow along en las redes on Tuesday, September 27, as Lynn @webcitygirls and Fernanda @cookandmove join Chef Hamlet en la cocina for a special Facebook LIVE as part of #UnstoppableLATINAS adventure! ¡No se lo pueden perder! Aquí está la receta muy sabrosa, sencilla y saludable that Chef Hamlet has shared with us. Por favor, if you try it let us know, okis!   Ensalada Andina (4 personas) Ingredientes: •    3 tazas de col rizada picado (kale) •    1 taza de quinoa cocinada •    1 taza de tomates cherry en mitades •    1/2 taza de cebolla en cuadros pequeños •    3/4 Taza de mango en cuadritos •    1/2 taza de nueces o almendras Preparación: Se mezclan todos los ingredientes en un bowl grande y se agrega el aderezo al gusto. Aderezo de Balsámico Blanco y Menta Ingredientes: •    1 taza de aceite de oliva •    1/2 taza de vinagre balsámico blanco •    3 cucharadas de Miel •    1 taza de hojas de menta •    1 cucharadita de pasta de chili •    Sal y pimienta al gusto Preparación: Se colocan todos los ingredientes en una licuadora y se bate hasta crear una emulsión.  ...

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Recipe with Agave by @ChefMinerva on #UnstoppableLATINAS
Sep26

Recipe with Agave by @ChefMinerva on #UnstoppableLATINAS

 The past couple of days have seen WebCityGirls Founder, Lynn Ponder, @webcitygirls honoring Hispanic Heritage in partnership with Ford Motor Company through the exciting 4-day live social reality adventure, #UnstoppableLATINAS. Along with fellow Latina influencers Domenica Mena @domenicamena, Fernanda Chacón, @cookandmove, Miss Carnaval Miami , Lelany Barea and Linda Ponder @ponderela, these five influencers are sharing stories and events related to Music, Food, Sports, and Culture. Today WebCityGirls continues the adventure by celebrating Hispanic Heritage in food with a special recipe by amiga Chef Minerva, created with Agave inspired by The Ford Motor Company official sponsors of #UnstoppableLATINAS. Encuentra el video de la receta de Mini Cakes de Piña y Caramelo en mi fan page fb/ChefMinerva directo desde la cocina de @despiertamerica #FamilyFun #Homemade #EasyDesserts #EasyEntertaining #MiniDesserts #MiniCakes A photo posted by Minerva Vazquez (@chefminerva) on Apr 20, 2016 at 6:18pm PDT Now a fixture in South Florida, Chef Minerva’s first culinary experiences can be credited to her abuela, whom she watched cook todos los días. (Did you know she made her first sunny side up eggs at the young age of 5? ¡Qué increíble!) After working as an image consultant in Dallas, Texas, and then changing careers in the early 2000s, Minerva entered as a contestant on the second season of TLC’s show Next Great Baker (2011), which eventually lead to her role as a guest chef on Despierta America.  We love the way Chef Minerva makes cooking and baking fun while presenting food with a fresh new perspective. She is adored all over South Florida and is a popular cooking instructor and food stylist as well as an in demand personal chef and baker. Make sure you tune in to las redes de @webcitygirls Tuesday, September 27 at 11am when she will be a guest on #UnstoppableLATINAS! She shared esta receta sin gluten con nosotras, which is perfect for this time of year. Chicas, let us know if you try it out! Se ve muy deliciosa, no? Gluten-Free Apple-Guava Crisp with Cheesecake Sauce Recipe By Chef Minerva Yields 6 servings FILLING 3 cups of thinned sliced Granny Smith apples 2 teaspoon corn starch ¼ cup raw Agave nectar 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup guava paste, pureed For the topping: ⅓ cup shredded coconut ½ cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into little chunks 1 cup gluten-free flour ½ cup Sucanat (dehydrated cane sugar juice) ¼ teaspoon salt Pinch cinnamon Cheesecake Sauce: 2 oz cream cheese, room temperature 2 Tablespoons Agave nectar 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract  STEPS Pre-heat oven at 350*F. Grease 6 small ramekins with butter. In a mixing bowl combine apples, corn starch, Agave nectar, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt. Pour...

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Viviana Gabeiras & Barbara Palacios Inspiring Women Through Fashion
Sep14

Viviana Gabeiras & Barbara Palacios Inspiring Women Through Fashion

 If you’ve seen webcitygirls’ own Lynn Ponder rocking it at events and working it on la alfombra roja, then you’ve probably seen her fabulously dressed in the colorful creations of renowned Latina fashion designer and adorada amiga Viviana Gabeiras. @webcitygirls #lynnponder is wearing my premium line #Vivianagabeiras beautifully! #thanksforsharing #mesh #fabric #comfortable #cleanlook #lovepink #designer #Vivianagabeiras A photo posted by Petit Pois by Viviana G (@vivianagabeiras) on Aug 16, 2016 at 7:54am PDT The award winning Gabeiras has been impacting Miami’s fashion world for years through her contemporary designs, which have been featured in top publicaciones de moda such as Women’s Wear Daily. Recently, she teamed up with author, speaker, spokesperson, and Miss Universe Barbara Palacios for a new artistic dragonfly-inspired clothing collection that embodies the raw power of today’s women. Chicas, did you know that the dragonfly experiences una transformación maravillosa from nymph to winged beauty, and not only maintains flawless balance while in flight, but also maintains perfect horizontal balance while at rest? This beautiful balance and profound metamorphosis, which Palacios couples to that of human beings in her book The Beauty of Knowing How to Live, has both intrigued her and propelled her career, beginning on that night in 1986 when she wore two dragonflies pinned to her gala dress during the Miss Universe pageant. The majestic flight of the dragonfly now finds its fashion translation in her stunning collection at the hands of Gabeiras, who combines vibrant colors like magenta, turquoise, tangerine yellow, white, and black in a beautiful print. Very happy to share this news with all of you! And exciting to be part of this inspirational dream for @BarbaraPalacios_inspiration #dragonfly #spring2017collection #VivianaGabeiras #madeinusa🇺🇸 by #PetitPoisbyVivianaG thanks @MiamiFashionSpotlight @lissetterondon #inspirationalquotes #grateful❤️ #lifestyle A photo posted by Petit Pois by Viviana G (@vivianagabeiras) on Sep 8, 2016 at 7:20pm PDT We love the story behind this line as well as the inner beauty that radiates from the two strong, successful women behind its creation. Palacios was recognized as one of the most powerful women of 2014, according to People magazine, and was also recognized by the U.S. Congress as one of the most influential and respected Latin women in the USA. She now helps guide others to live a more beautiful life through her personal development platform 9 Pasos and is currently working on her third book. As a woman and entrepreneur, Gabeiras supports movement #BeNumberless and is a fantastic role model, using her influence to help numerous charities and empower women. She has taught at Miami’s University of Art & Design, and continues to mentor young designers while creating a “Made in USA” brand. The pair’s collection will launch at MODA fashion show at New York City’s Javits Center on September 18. Amigas, you...

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TOP 10 Favorites @CruiseNorwegian Escape
Sep06

TOP 10 Favorites @CruiseNorwegian Escape

 I love serendipity when it falls in my own lap, like when fortunateness knocked on my door getting invited by Norwegian Cruise Line Latin America Marketing Public Relations from NCL Argentina to share my experience aboard their ship as part of a collaboration with with top Argentinian influencer Lucia Ugarte, founder of the widely successful ChicasGuapasTV.com. As a matter of fact, it was my first-time-ever on Cruise Norwegian doing what I love most: inspiring goodness and happiness on social networks. One of our first treats aboard was attending a private reception to meet the captain, first mate and other ship officers. I did a short video interview with Norwegian Escape Captain Gunnar Hammerin , click here to view, he reveals interesting facts about his experience. Freestyle cruising is the order on the magnificent Norwegian Escape 8-Day FUN adventure through pristine beaches in the Caribbean. Built in 2015, the ship has an overall length of 1,069 feet and a guest capacity of 4,266, along with 1,733 friendly, caring and very helpful crew members. Can you imagine being surrounded by 28 fabulous dining options, 21 fun bars and styled lounges, 16 passenger decks, a quarter-mile oceanfront promenade, casino, aqua park, three-story sports complex, outstanding musical shows, indoor and outdoor movie theatre, extravagant theme parties, and a full gym facing the ocean bordered by a delightful spa and salon? Every minute of your cruise is full of enjoyment with the comfort of a hotel stay. Thankfully our Stateroom included a precious balcony, where I took the most amazing selfies, making it an enchanting experience in itself. Actually, I was sitting facing an immense stunning and vast ocean on our way to the Bahamas writing this post. The peace and happiness I felt on this balcony has no comparison to any vacation I have ever experienced before. It is an extraordinary feeling of tranquility for the mind and the soul to be in the middle of the infinite ocean. Truly, I had no idea this cruise would make my life happier. Some passengers I spoke to shared their thoughts, and ‘for them it’s about trying everything, doing everything, and having fun’. They also mentioned that they retained the ship as their resort of choice even more than picking by ports of call. In my case, I was thrilled with each port because it just added more enthusiasm and adventure to the vacation. My TOP 10 Aboard NORWEGIAN ESCAPE: Our Stateroom Balcony on the 14 Forward Deck. Login connect onboard internet services. Strolling The Waterfront oceanfront ship promenade surrounded by attractive bars and lounges. Food Republic by Pubbelly outstanding dining experience. (Please know some of the restaurants are premium and not complimentary. Prices were very reasonable...

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Norwegian Escape Adventure Cruise VIDEOS
Sep01

Norwegian Escape Adventure Cruise VIDEOS

 Thinking about an awesome vacation? You might want to check my fun short videos aboard the magnificent ship Norwegian Escape on influencer Adventure Cruise in the Caribbean with Argentinian personality, Lucia Ugarte, Founder chicasguapastv.com. It was a magical trip that filled my heart with joy and gratefulness. I am writing another post about this marvelous experience including my TOP 10 FAVORITE ABOARD NORWEGIAN ESCAPE       Hope you enjoyed my beautiful journey of discovery on the Norwegian Escape and come back for my next post! Thank you for stopping by…truly appreciate it!...

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