Category Archives: music

Salseek: Salsation Comeback in South Africa

Musician, music producer and DJ, Fred Jacquier (DJ Fred Spider) arrived in Cape Town, South Africa in 2009 alone and with a suitcase. He didn’t know anyone. He did know that he had come to open his own club.

Travel Dudes: Braving Spain’s Wild Coast – The Costa Brava

Featured on Travel Dudes: everything you need to know to enjoy one of Spain’s most picturesque stretches of playa: from a campsite with tent pitches perched atop beach cliffs to watching the Cantada d’havaneres festival performances from a fancy flat on a cove in Calella de Palafrugell.

Modern Monsoon Wedding Guest: A How-To

By Carey Reed Zamarriego So, you’ve been invited to a traditional Indian Hindu wedding. You are in for a treat, and also some work. What is rarely witnessed at these elaborate celebrations is all the effort, energy, and preparation that go into orchestrating the 3+ days of events, which marry colorful fabrics, robust, rich food […]
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Salseek: Dance India Dance

  By Carey Reed Zamarriego Although known more for Bollywood films and the popular dance form those movies have spawned, India has a healthy, thriving salsa scene. Follow the link to my article about the exciting fusions of Latin American and Indian styles happening on the dance floor and the upcoming India Fiesta Latina. Find out […]
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Drinks Theater: New World Stages NYC

By Carey Reed Zamarriego ‘Create’ wall honoring Jonathan Larson at New World Stages. “Grab a drink and take it to your seat,” written in white chalk and accompanied by a colorful cocktail drawing on a sandwich board greets attendees to shows at the New World Stages. It’s a surprising and lovely welcome in stark contrast […]
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A Tree Grows in Rockefeller Center: NYC

By Carey Reed Zamarriego Rockefeller Center Tree, NYC. The winter holiday season is officially underway in the US. We survived the largest shopping and discount day of the year (AKA Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving) and the hysteria it created, which ripped through stores across the country. Thanks to the all sales clerks who […]
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Giving Thanks

By Carey Reed Zamarriego Thank you blog fans! Thanksgiving in the U.S. is this Thursday, November 24th.  It falls every year on the fourth Thursday of November. Canada gives thanks on the second Monday of October. The holiday has a controversial history, what with how badly the first settlers treated the Native Americans. The idea […]
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Birthdays The World Over

By Carey Reed Zamarriego (una versión en español está abajo) This morning I woke up to “happy birthday, beautiful!” emblazoned on a Philosophy bottle of birthday cake smelling body wash, shampoo and bubble bath 3-in-1 courtesy of Sephora. It was a birthday gift since I am a Beauty Insider. It’s nice to be a birthday […]
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What’s On This Weekend: NYC and BCN

By Carey Reed Zamarriego What’s on this weekend? A lot. Here’s a short list of events to attend and deals to take advantage of in NYC and Barcelona (BCN). Some even see the two cities collide. Have fun. —— ¿Que está pasando este finde? Pues un montón. Aquí menciono algunos eventos que no debes perder […]
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Barcelona, Spain: FULL DISCLOSURE

By Carey Reed Zamarriego (una versión en español está abajo) This photo features my good friend Anna and I relaxing on a couch after an afternoon BBQ at a friend of a friend’s Barceloneta Beach apartment. It is, I believe, the perfect photographic representation of Barcelona: a spectacular seaside city filled with great people, great […]
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