Film & Fashion Event: Manolo Blahnik…How it Brought Back Memories of My Love of Shoes


Personally, I believe one’s shoes say a lot about a person. Some shoes may say comfort was the priority today, others say fashion was the priority regardless of the practicality of the shoe, then there are lots of styles and preferences in between those two categories. My love for shoes started Continue reading

Free Jewelry Cleaning at Tiffany…New service, they used to Charge, watch video

Tiffany is offering complimentary jewelry cleaning service right now, watch video for details! This is new, they usually charge. This is not a sponsored video, I got my Tiffany jewelry cleaned for free & am passing the tip on to you. Please share video with your friends as well, because FREE is a good thing! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive Continue reading

Fall Fashion Trends: Neiman Marcus Fashion Show


Wondering what to wear this season? Fall Trends at Neiman Marcus, fashion show, & tips from stylists & experts, click on video to stay fashionable! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive Continue reading

Celebration of Fashion – SD Latino Film Festival


As part of the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF), Fashion Valley held a runway fashion show called Celebration of Fashion Spring Runway Show. I was honored to emcee it last year and was happy to return to host it again this year, along with Continue reading

Attend Free Celebration of Fashion Spring Runway Show at Fashion Valley during SDLFF


As part of the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF), Fashion Valley holds a runway fashion show. I was honored to emcee it last year and am happy to return to host it again this year, along with television host, Abelardo Rodriguez!

Showcasing this season’s hottest trends, Fashion Valley will be hosting a runway show in Center Court (next to Macy’s) at 7:00 pm on Continue reading

San Diego Latino Film Festival Media Kick-Off Party


The San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) is in full swing at Fashion Valley shopping center this week! I am honored to be the Festival Host & Ambassador! It’s been fun…and lots of work, which is why I haven’t been able to post as often as usual lately. Between the Festival and preparing for our baby’s arrival (I am Continue reading

Celebration of Fashion – SD Latino Film Festival at Fashion Valley


The Celebration of Fashion event was held at Simon Fashion Valley, as part of the San Diego Latino Film Festival. The event was presented by Divino 360 Woman and included live music, Party Fitness Party Zumba by Ninfa!, Tango  by Michael Saltus of Positive Energy Dance Company, and a runway show. Abelardo Rodriguez and I co-emceed the event. Fashion Valley highlighted the latest fashion Continue reading

Topshop Grand Opening in San Diego

Topshop Topman celebrated the Grand Opening of their stylish new store in San Diego! The store is located at Fashion Valley shopping center, on the first level, next to JcPenney. Topshop is located on first floor and Topman is on the underground level. I attended the Grand Opening and enjoyed seeing the on-trend items the store has, including clothing, coats, shoes, accessories, purses, and jewelry. There is casual and dressy fast-fashion attire. The Grand Opening included a goodie bag, exclusive giveaways, Topman gift cards, t-shirt printing, entertainment by a Local DJ on the decks, pop-up photo booth, and free gift for customers that spent $70. There were so many nice items to see that I took lots of pictures. Here are pictures from the Topshop Grand Opening. I will make a separate post in the coming days with pictures from the Topman store, my favorite womens shoes and jackets, and the accessories section.

Nordstrom is the exclusive stockist for Topshop in the USA and I have purchased clothing from this brand in the past. This is the first Topshop store in San Diego and the first one of its kind that I have visited. The prices are reasonable. The quality looked well-made. The prices and items are comparable to Zara and H&M (a bit higher than H&M for the casual attire). I will be back to do some shopping, it will be a shopping day with my sis for sure!

Have you been to Topshop or Topman? Do you have any Topshop clothing?



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The goodie bag items.

My Week In Photos

Hi friends,

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind. My hubby had business trips, which throws me off my routine at home. But, my mom has been visiting and it has been nice to spend time with her. Here are a few pics from the past two weeks, hope you like them!

What have you been up to these past two weeks?



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I shot a commercial for McDonald’s McCafe promotion. This is about the fourth McDonald’s commercial I appear in. It was a fun shoot and we had a few good laughs during the production of the commercial. I feel fortunate to work with such a wonderful and talented team of videographers, producers, and editors. And, I got to drink the coffee, it was delicious! BTW, the editor commented on my blue nail polish, he noticed it was different from the colors I usually wear.

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Over the MLK weekend my hubby and I were organizing some stuff at home and he needed some items from The Container Store. While he was at that store, I was able to do some quick shopping at Macy’s in Fashion Valley mall.

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On the MLK holiday (Monday), we made a day trip to Mexicali to visit my mom, grandmother, and aunt. On our way back home, we stopped by Rosa’s, a Mexican food restaurant, in Calexico for an early dinner.

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I continue working on the Live Well San Diego program and we shot the spots for the Love Your Heart campaign (I am the producer on the project). We shot them at the fire station downtown, the Fire Chief and a spokesperson from the County appeared in the promo with Claudia LLausas, our Azteca anchor/reporter.

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I’ve enjoyed time with mom – she’s visiting us and staying at our home. It’s been nice to catch up with her.

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My nephew also visited us! I love this little boy so much!!!

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We went to Robert Rojano’s birthday dinner in Jamul. My friend Martha organized a nice dinner, with a Spanish theme. There were tapas, sangria, Spanish wines, and paella. She is so detailed and creative, she is a gracious host and did a beautiful job with all the decorations.


I recorded a commercial for The Real Pirates Exhibit – opening at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. The exhibit looks interesting and I am looking forward to seeing it!


That same morning, I hosted an interview for the Live Well San Diego – Love Your Heart Day campaign. I’m pictured here with Barbara Jimenez, the spokesperson for the County, and Daynara Castillo, board member of the American Heart Association-San Diego Chapter.


On one of our walks, Lola and I stopped by The Headquarters at Seaport District, the new shopping area downtown. The shops are cute, they are a good option if you are looking for unique gifts for birthdays or other occasions (as well as clothing,  home decor, or books). There are eighteen shops and five restaurants – some offer outside seating, which is nice in Southern California.


I stopped by Carlsbad Premium Outlets and found these amazing Nine West deep blue shooties!! This was my find of the week!


My hubby was out of town on business and I joined him for the last day. We went to dinner at Ten (Asian cuisine) and I enjoyed this delicious sushi! It was a special treat since I hadn’t eaten sushi in a while, probably about  month….or more!


A friend of my husband’s invited us to see The Light In The Piazza, a musical, at the South Coast Repertory.



It was opening night for the musical and there was an After Party at a restaurant close by….we enjoyed some wine, Italian hors’dourves, and good conversation.

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My Week In Photos