Tag: culture

Celebrating Chinese New Year in L.A

Celebrating Chinese New Year in L.A

Chinese New Year’s Day is the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar and every year my family takes a trip to Chinatown in downtown L.A to enjoy the vibe of the city and eat some deliciously authentic Chinese food….

Chinese Lantern Festival DIY: Recycled jar lanterns

Chinese Lantern Festival DIY: Recycled jar lanterns

Gung hay fat choy! Transform these glass jars into lanterns and celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year is the biggest celebration of the year in China.  It’s a time of feasting with the family, fireworks and gift-giving….

Riverside Local | Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

Riverside Local | Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

We celebrate Dia de los Muertos by painting our face like calaveras and heading to our local Day of the Dead festivities with our family in downtown Riverside. Dia de los Muertos was such a lovely celebration this year. Since it…

A day in L.A: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos with Nestlé Abuelita

A day in L.A: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos with Nestlé Abuelita

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the HQ for NESTLÉ® Abuelita™ chocolate and NESCAFÉ® Café de Olla here in Southern California. I had such a wonderful time last year that I couldn’t wait to return and experience Dia de…

LATISM: My immigration story

LATISM: My immigration story

A distant cousin captured this photo of Rhodie, New Mexico, the town my father’s family is from. When people ask me what part of Mexico my family is from, I always get tongue-tied. I can’t really put a Michoacan or…

Celebrating Mixed Heritage Week | Growing up Blaxican

Celebrating Mixed Heritage Week | Growing up Blaxican

Celebrating diversity is huge thing growing up here in Southern Calfornia. The “melting pot” of cultures has always been something that’s distinguished our coast on the map. My extended family is a bit of a melting pot as well. My…