Why everyone needs to watch Coco

I know what you’re probably thinking, “Coco? But isn’t it a kid movie?” Well yes and no. Coco represents a culture, my culture, and I am so proud that the Directors and Disney Pixar are showing the world my Mexican traditions and family values.

So why is it that you need to see it?

-For those of us that do celebrate “Day of the Dead” It’s a beautiful reminder of celebrating life and our loved ones.

-It will show you and your children a life lesson

-If you are not Mexican, you will learn something about our culture. (Be well rounded, there isn’t anything more ignorant then not knowing about the world)

-You will want to hug your parents/ grandparents even tighter

I can honestly say that I have never cried so much while watching a movie, ok maybe aside from the Selena movie, as I did with Coco. The animations of the film were so real, it felt like I was reliving my childhood. Running around la Plaza and hiding from the lit up torito. I am so in love with my Mexican culture and I am glad someone got it right. This film is a true representation of what the Mexican people stand for…family. Everything we do and everything we are is because of them.

❤️ Until next time,

Viri

< strong>Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvr68u6k5sI< strong> < strong>U.S.

Release Date: November 22, 2017

Director: Lee Unkrich

Co-director: Adrian Molina

Producer: Darla K. Anderson

Voice Cast: Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Gabriel Iglesias, Lombardo Boyar, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Selene Luna, Edward James Olmos, Sofía Espinosa, Carla Medina, Dyana Ortelli, Luis Valdez, Blanca Araceli, Salvador Reyes, Cheech Marin, Octavio Solis, John Ratzenberger

Rated/Runtime: 1h 16 mins / PG: Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

A pesar de que su familia ha prohibido la música desde hace generaciones y sin ninguna explicación comprensible, Miguel (voz del actor principiante Anthony Gonzalez) sueña con convertirse en un músico experto como su ídolo, Ernesto de la Cruz (voz de Benjamin Bratt). Desesperado por probar su talento, Miguel se encuentra en la asombrosa y colorida Tierra de los Muertos después de una misteriosa serie de eventos. En el camino, conoce al encantador embustero Héctor (voz de Gael García Bernal), y juntos, se embarcarán en un viaje extraordinario para descubrir la verdadera historia detrás de la historia de la familia de Miguel. Dirigida por Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), codirigida por Adrian Molina (artista del guión de “Monsters University”) y producida por Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), la película de Disney•Pixar “Coco” se estrenará en los cines de EE.UU. el 22 de noviembre de 2017.

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Houston Via Colori

I love how the art scene in Houston is growing especially with events like Houston Via Colori.

A couple of months ago I promised my mom I would take her to see the amazing art work by our local artist. I am so in awe by the talent our city has. Some artist did come in from out of town but for the most part everyone was from Houston.

Here are some photos I took at this year’s event.

❤️Until next time,

Viri

All Pink Everything

Hi Ladies,

Fall is here and PINK is the color of the moment. We can never go wrong with too much PINK! Don’t you agree?

Here are my favorite items that I think you will all love. Let me know what you think.

1. Textured Coat by Zara Buy Here

2. Wide-Cut Satin Suit Pants Buy Here

3. Monarch Mesh Inset Top Buy Here

4. Ted Baker Velvet Pumps Buy Here

5. Uptown Pearl Out & About Wallet Buy Here

❤️Until next time,

Viri

Lush: 93,000 Miles Shower Jelly Review

Have you ever been sore and wished you had something to ease the soreness? Well say no more, Lush created the 93,000 Miles shower jelly to help your muscles ease soreness pain. I am not going to lie, I was skeptical about trying this product but it proved me wrong. Not only doesn’t it help your muscles but it also relaxes you, as it has a strong cinnamon scent to it. So ladies and gents, add 93,000 Miles to your list of things to buy this month and let me know if you like it. Enjoy!

BUY LUSH 93,000 Miles Here (Click on the link below):
93,000 Miles Shower Jelly by Lush 8.4 oz

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XOXO,

❤ Viri

Places to visit while in Miami

I have been visiting Miami since I was 12 years old. For the longest time this was my mom's favorite go to place to visit during holidays and who can blame her? Miami has this different vibe that makes any tourist fall in love with the culture that the city is known to have and we can't forget about its gorgeous beaches.

I want to share with you some of my favorite places to check out on your next trip, from food to site seeing.

You can never go wrong with Wynwood. It's an area full of art galleries, boutiques, and small cozy restaurants. If you are looking for picture opportunities, this is the place to visit.

My friend Yessenia kept talking about "El Micro Teatro" (Micro Theater) It is such a cool concept that you must check it out. Every bend that you see below fits about 10-15 people, it is furnished with air conditioning and each has a different short play. You pay $5 to go into each play, which to be honest was totally worth it. Most plays are in Spanish but if you can go to just experience the concept it will be totally worth the visit.

Little Havana is a must when in Miami. You can find barber shops like, LUIS Barber Shop, on Calle Ocho that continue to kept the original barbershop concept alive. You can also find amazing Cuban pastries and cafecito down the street at Versailles. Take a Uber or a Taxi just a couple blocks down to Dominio Park and experience all the professionals battle it out against each other.

For Ice-cream visit Azucar! I had the Maguey ice-cream and it was amazing! They also have their best seller that includes guava with vanilla and chunks of Maria cookies. Delish!

It is a must have for me to have the amazing ceviche at CVI.CHE 105 in downtown Miami. The food is fresh and flavorful. I can reassure you that you will not find anything like it anywhere else. And make sure to get dessert.

Make sure to let me know if you visit any of the above. I know you will enjoy it!

Hugs,

Viri

5 songs to add on your playlist

Who doesn't like music? We play it in our cars, while we workout, cook, clean and sometimes even at work. It's amazing how a song can put you in a certain mood or take you back to a certain time.

Here are 5 songs you need to add on your playlist. They might be new and old but though I'd share just in case you haven't heard them. They are all from different genres.

Hope you enjoy, let me know if you liked them.

 

Viri

#HoustonStrong

Hello Friends,

As you all may know, Houston was hit with a really bad tropical storm after Hurricane Harvey. The storm has already broke U.S. records, there has never been anything like this. As a Houstonian it is my duty to help our community, Houston needs you!

If you have been watching the news this week then I do not have to describe what people have been going through. Many have lost their cars, homes, mostly everything they ever worked hard for. Material things can easily be replaced but it won't be easy. Everyone needs a helping hand.

Please help by donating anything you can to the JJ Watt Foundation benefitting Houston here or to Baker Ripley here. Anything helps!

I also want to add that I am so proud of my city. Everyone has come together to help each other and it's such a beautiful thing to witness. Also, our Mayor Turner has done a phenomenal job handling Houston's situation. To all the police officers, volunteers and rest of the rescue teams, you are Houston's heroes.

God bless,

❤️Viri

Hispanicize Texas

This past weekend Texas influencers said present at the first Hispanicize Texas event held in Houston.

A year ago I got the chance to travel to Miami for Hispanicize. For those of you that don't know what Hispanicize is it is a big conference held every year in Miami gathering brands, agencies, bloggers/volggers and the biggest influencers in the media industry. When you think of "networking" this is it. I was so excited
that Houston hosted the first Texas Hispanicize.

It's always great to attend these type of conferences because they pump me up. I will admit that I do slack from time to time with blogging but I do it for the love of writing and sharing with others.

Here are some of my pictures from the event.


XOXO,

Viri

Trash on the Runway

A couple of weeks ago, Rubbish to Runway-Houston, held its 3rd annual fashion show at TBH Center. The theater was filled with art lovers and supporters. It's amazing to see how much creativity the designers put into their designs. Every model that walks down the runway is wearing trash. Well I should say trash turned into a work of art. It's literally so impressive how much time and dedication is put into creating one of these designs. Here are some of my favorite from this years R2R.





Big shout out to my amazing friend and Director of R2R, Yessenia Morales, for all the hard work she puts in to make this event a success.

All money raised at R2R goes directly to Long Way Home a nonprofit on a mission to use sustainable items to create schools in developing countries.

Also special Thank you to Veronica Rosales and Yvonne Guidry from SpoiledLatina.com for your support.

For more info on R2R-Houston visit Here

All photos taken by Fransisco Chalva

XOXO,

Viri

48 Hours in San Fransisco 

One of the cities on my bucket list was San Francisco. I visited the city for 48 hours for my cousins graduation from St. Clara Univeristy. Shout out to my cousin, Bianca, so proud of you! 

Here are a few pictures from the trip. My favorite part was the stunning view from Fisherman’s Wharf and our day spent in Sausalito. Can’t wait to visit San Francisco again! 

What are some of your favorite things to do in San Francisco? Comment below. 



Hugs,

Viri