Thursday, 16 December 2010

Skid Row-Downtown LA

Last week we had an awesome event at work. We celebrated the opening of a new center for the homeless women of Skid Row.
For those who don't live in LA, Skid Row is a district of downtown LA .The area contains one of the largest stable populations of homeless persons in the USA!!! 

This is one of the reasons nobody lives in downtown, you find people going to work during the day and homelessness and crime at night. A rough area....yep.
Anyway, the mayor was there, a lot of media too and we had lots of fun with all those nice ladies who were extremely happy and hyper , ready to use their new homes for the first time.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Birthday Party

Getting ready for a birthday party is always complicated.
The only thing I had clear in my mind was the place to get the cake....Porto's Bakery- The best bakery in Los Angeles county.....the best quality-price you can find around. It's ridiculous....All those cakes, empanadas, potato balls, cheesy rolls, .....damnt! Everything tastes delicious.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Cinnammon Rolls

Last weekend I made my first cinnamon rolls. I loved every single dessert that has cinnamon in it but the rolls is one of my favorite ones.
Here it is one of the best recipes I have ever tried in my life. Better than the ones from Cinnabon!
Can't wait for the weekend....going to NYC!!! Hurray!


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
  1. In the pan of your bread machine, combine water, melted butter, vanilla pudding, warm milk, egg, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt, bread flour and yeast. Set machine to Dough cycle; press Start.
  2. When Dough cycle has finished, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a 17x10 inch rectangle. Spread with softened butter. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over dough.
  3. Roll up dough, beginning with long side. Slice into 16 one inch slices and place in 9x13 buttered pan. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. While rolls bake, stir together cream cheese, softened butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and milk. Remove rolls from oven and top with frosting.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Playing with the x-mas lights

X-mas is almost first Christmas without my family....
I love Christmas, the lights everywhere, the decorations.....but not the cold weather!!
Can't wait for Thanksgiving!!! 4 days off!!!
Have a nice SHORT week.

Friday, 19 November 2010

A Looooong day of my life

    8:30 a.m - Let's Start the day in my cubicle.
    11:00 a.m- The day looked horrible with some scary clouds.Today we have an event after work for one of our best clients and looks like its gonna be cold.....not used to it anymore!
    5:00 p.m- Rush hour .... After 1 hour and 1/2 after leaving the office....we arrive to the mall
    Jewel Diner
   Xmas is here!

                             Cold beautiful night with a full moon.
   The event starts!!!... some actor from Harry Potter I didnt know...with Santa
   Santa announces the Tree Lighting and this is what happened afterwards:

     FIReWORKS!!! and the TREE!!!!
    9:30 p.m- finally back home!!!- Vodka + Dr. Pepper and a movie.....

Have a good Weekend!!!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Country Strong

Yewhhaaa! I am country fan! Yes....
I am not a redneck and I wasnt born in Austin or Nashville. I just love this genre with all my heart. When I was 11 I discovered this music and fell in love with it. My heart keeps beating fast and I still get goosebumps when I listen to a good country song.

Last night we saw the CMA's, the most important awards in the country music industry and I was Sooo excited to watch them live and on HD! :)...
Miranda Lambert really 'revolutionized' the night and I am lucky to say that in the last couple years I saw all the most important singers from the night in concert...some of my favorites!!! so I enjoyed the awards more than ever...
Just wanted to congratulate a Hollywood actress for showing to the world one of her skills,,,and it wasnt 'acting'...Even though I heard the song before ( its #1 on every country station)...I have to say that Gwyneth Paltrow surprised everybody with her music skills...She was shy, excited and nervous but her voice didnt failed her.
Enjoy the video!!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Before the Summer came

Before the Indian Summer came to LA I was wearing this.....
Not anymore!!! This week I had to go back to my summer clothes and It felt SO good to be wearing my sandals and shorts-shorts again....I love SoCal!!!
Unluckily I dont think this will last way longer.
Thank God the weekend is already here.....Plans for the wknd: SLEEP, Sleep, and more Sleep!!

Have a nice wknd!

Monday, 1 November 2010


A whole week celebrating Halloween.....and today I really felt it in my body when I snoozed the alarm twice. I still feel the hangover, the lack of sleep  and all the candy and junk food that we wolfed down this weekend.
Oh well....I still have a couple pounds of candy at work...that will remind me of Halloween.
Halloween is def my favorite time of the yeaaar!!
just 364 days down!!!!

Have a good week..

PS:..Warm temperatures in LA....Almost 35*C (95*F) degrees this week!!!!! LOVE IT!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Ready for Halloween!

Last night we took a stroll around the neighborhood to see the Halloween decorations.
We found the most amazing house in the world. I am sure they spent more than a couple bucks on it. was simply amazing. They had a all kind of lights, sounds, a cemetery, millions of pumpkins, a witch, skeletons hanging from the trees, etc etc....

Monday, 25 October 2010

The Sun in SF

About a year ago I took these pics in my first trip to San Francisco.(note: pics are not edited)
I have to say that I in my opinion, I think that this city is totally overrated....I mean, IT IS a beautiful city, but I think that people usually come back from SF extremely fascinated with it. First of all, it looks too European to me, second ITS TOO COLD and third ....people ( not gonna get into this lol).
My favorite memories from this trip were: the people I was traveling with and the SUN --- the sunsets from the Golden Gate were the most fascinating part of this city.
I am too tired today...luckily this week will go by fast and well be celebrating Halloween faster than I can think of. Costumes are I am ready to party!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a good week!


Thursday, 21 October 2010


I've been weeks thinking over and over again about going shopping to get a new black nail polish because I run out of it few weeks ago. Hurray!! yesterday I went to get my fav black color and ended up getting two other new colors!!!! IM IN LOVE WITH THEM!!....especially the color called MOUSE (the one I have on in the pic).I love the color and I love the name for other reasons...
Im so not ready for tomorrow- Friday....Mr. President is coming to town ..again..and his presence totally blocks the whole city. Oh well..I guess It will be a perfect Friday night to stay home and watch a movie.
The week is almost over!!!

PS: today we felt an earthquake....