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A Makeshift Ofrenda

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We are gearing up for Halloween here in DC - mijo is going to be a shark - but we haven’t abandoned our Día de los Muertos habits entirely. I made an ofrenda as best as I could without pan de muerto and giant cempazúchil.

If, like me, you are interested in some Day of the Dead flavor and are in DC or NYC here are a couple of options to see ofrendas:

Mexican Cultural Institute in DC: Nov 2-8

National Museum of the American Indian Heye Center in NYC: Nov 2

And for those in Mexico looking for ideas, here are my Día de los Muertos posts from years past: 

Ofrendas in Coyoacan and at the Casa Azul 

Ofrenda at Museo Dolores Olmedo  

My ofrenda from last year 

my funny valentine

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When I was a kid my mom always went out of her way to give us little Valentine’s Day surprises - nothing fancy, just a few goodies that made the day special. That is probably why I don’t think of Valentine’s Day as a super romantic mushy holiday, but as a holiday to do something nice for friends and family.

In that spirit, I thought I would round up a few goodies I would love to be surprised with this year.

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Feliz Año

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Holiday Outfit Series 2012



Holiday Outfit Series New Years Eve
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If you are reading this I am already beach bound, I might actually already be sitting on the beach. We are spending our final New Year’s Eve in Mexico the way that we have spent every other New Year’s Eve in Mexico, on the beach in Tulum. This time I am a bit bigger and slower, but I am hoping that won’t be a problem since I don’t plan on moving much anyway. My beach reads are downloaded and the asos maternity swim suit is packed.  See you in the new year!      

I hope everyone had a joyful Christmas. This is what Christmas has looked like in Mexico City…

Holiday Outfit Series 2012



Holiday Outfit Series 2012: Christmas Eve Dinner
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We are in the home stretch! If you are like me you are tired, crashing to the end of the last work week before Christmas, barely finishing shopping for gifts, and trying to find the time to either pack for travel or prepare for house guests.  

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Last week I made my last visit to DC for a while. I have spent our last two years in Mexico traveling regularly to DC for work, but that is coming to an end as I am now grounded in Mexico until bebé arrives and will spend our last months in Mexico after bebé arrives on leave. As much as I am looking forward to ditching the travel schedule, I will miss my hometown. I felt lucky last week to see it at its holiday best. I took advantage of the spirit of the season by doing some of my favorite things: Christmas shopping in Georgetown capped off by dinner with a good friend, a visit to the National Christmas Tree, and a nightcap and snacks at Off the Record with my nearest and dearest. I know I will miss Mexico next Christmas, but having my own traditions in DC to return to gives me something to look forward to. Happy Holidays and Felices Fiestas, wherever you are celebrating this year!   

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Holiday Outfit Series 2012



Holiday Outfit Series 2012: Posada
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This weekend is the first weekend of posadas and we have a couple on the agenda. These are usually pretty casual affairs that start earlier in the day and are focused more on eating, drinking and celebrating than on festive outfits.

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Holiday Outfit Series 2012: Office Holiday Party
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Week three of the 2012 Holiday Outfit Series and we are still going strong! My office holiday party in DC is this evening. Can you believe I will be missing it for the first time in 9 years? [!!!] I will be there in spirit though, so this week’s holiday outfit is dedicated to the dreaded office holiday party.

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Holiday Outfit Series 2012: Night at the Ballet
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I don’t know what you have on the calendar for this weekend and next week, but we have some tree buying, cookie making and decorating on our list. What I’m most excited about, though, are our tickets to the ballet.

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