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Only one more week until I’m off to the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas. Austin does music unlike anywhere else! The energy is wild, the music is wild, and of course, so is my wardrobe. I’m already mentally packing my suitcase. Dylana and I will be there to support Cafe Bustelo, who is one of the sponsors of the Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake from March 16-18th. This stage is one of the biggest stages at SXSW.

Cafe Bustelo activation hours:

Thursday: 4-10pm

Friday: 4-10pm

Saturday: 11am-7pm

For access to this stage, you just have to sign-up for a wrist band HERE.

We will be at the Cafe Bustelo tent on the Friday, the 17th, at 4pm. We’re so excited! Come by anytime from the 16-18th at the above times to get the full Cafe Bustelo experience. We’re talking charging stations, free Cafe Bustelo samples, a photo booth, and a ton of fun games and giveaways. The Cafe Bustelo tent will be the ultimate place to take a breather between shows and have some fun with friends. I can’t wait to give you live coverage on my social channels from the festival. Austin is incredible in that everywhere you turn, there’s live music. There’s always a beat to dance to. The city becomes one big hang out session, with one thing in common: a love for live music. Next to the music, comes an incredible food and bar scene. I can’t wait to walk you through the parks of food trucks…they’re incredible.

With every music festival, I have way too much fun with my looks. I’m actually really inspired by the Cafe Bustelo colors of red and yellow. Maybe a red suede bag? Maybe my favorite yellow silk blouse! Boots are a total must in Texas. I say a studded, harnessed, suede paired boot will do the trick, paired with something more delicate like beautiful pink sunglasses and a little sun dress. And it’s Texas, so I always pack my leather cowboy hat. Remember, SXSW is a lot more laid back than any other festival. Therefore, I live in denim and bold colors and prints. Easy and eclectic. And yes, I threw in some Cafe Bustelo packets in my suitcase because Dylana and I are going to have super early morning and late nights which means having that afternoon cup of Joe is necessary before a night at the stages. Now who is ready to hear some music?

Thank you Cafe Bustelo for partnering with me on this post.


ENTER THE CAFE BUSTELO “El Café del Futuro” scholarship


My sister Dylana and I are so excited to be promoting the Cafe Bustelo “El Café del Futuro” scholarship program. This scholarship is in partnership with HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities) and open to all students of Latino descent living in the United States of America. Scroll down for more details and the link to enter!

What I love most about my Hispanic culture is how family oriented we are. My grandfather was an immigrant from Mexico, and he stressed the importance of going to school to my father who was born and raised in Los Angeles. My grandfather wanted my father to have the opportunities in life that he didn’t have. Through my childhood, my father stressed the importance of staying in school as a key to success. He worked in the health department before moving to sales and starting his own business. All of his life he expressed how using our knowledge that we learned in school would lead us in the right direction. School kept me inspired and interested every single day. I’m glad I listened to my parents and made the most of my time in class. Dylana was very much into literature, while my focus and absolute favorite was mathematics. Creatively, Dylana and I had a lot more in common. We kept our grades high just so we could do after-school hours on the dance team and join show choir. We worked hard so that we could enjoy these fun extracurricular activities that made school even more worthwhile. And not to mention, all of the countless hours at the public library. We had so much pride in being a member to the public library. We were fascinated with creative writing, that we eventually roamed to the “current events” section in the far corner of our library where we opened fashion magazines and newspapers from all over the world. The library gave us a taste of the real world out there, and all of it’s opportunity and dreams. All of which inspired how we go to where we are today.

It was also the tough world of modeling is what really inspired me to run my very own business as an editor/blogger/model. Though I did start modeling in the middle of high school at the age of 15, I was determined to finish high school, even if that meant missing my friends, and having a year of homeschooling while I was working and learning about business first-hand while I was on set. Sure I didn’t get a traditional high school experience my senior year, but I still did get to go to prom and had the pride of entering college a year early to major in Business. All that mathematics really paid off.

I’m lucky that I had my sister and parents along for the whole ride to find that balance between work and education. Education always did come first in my Hispanic upbringing. We found a balance with everything we loved through creativity. Dylana and I always had this connection as siblings on a very creative level. We both sing, we both dance, and through modeling, we got really into photography, style, and creative direction. Getting to work in this digital space with her came naturally, and I’m so happy that our parents encouraged we stick together with our careers, and dare to dream big. Dylana is my ultimate teammate. We expand each other’s imaginations every single day when we’re creating content for our blogs. And how do we give back? By continuing to inspire our readers to dream big, and go after their goals. Togetherness, in school and family, has helped us achieve our wildest of dreams and I hope it does for you too.

Be sure to apply for the Cafe Bustelo “El Café del Futuro” scholarship program now.

Scholarship details:

The essay topic:

Describe how your Hispanic/Latino heritage, family, and the community in which you grew up has inspired your desire and motivation to obtain a college degree and how you plan to give back to your community.

The deadline to enter is May 26th, 2017

Application link: http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp

Office Rules link: http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp




I teamed up with Cafe Bustelo last weekend to check out their brand experience at the Billboard Hot 100 music festival in Jones Beach, NY. Cafe Bustelo has always been a part of my Hispanic upbringing. The bright yellow can has always been a household staple…its color always stands out in the pantry and the taste is synonymous with how my dad started his day when I was a kid growing up. I can’t go a day without my coffee and I love that I can easily grab a Cafe Bustelo Cool Can when I’m on-the-go running around the city. It’s much needed during these hot summer days and the best way to cool down in between shows at a music festival, like at the Billboard Hot 100. I was stoked I got to represent the brand at an awesome new festival this year (this was only the second Billboard Hot 100 festival). Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth to have some fun, take photos, play some wild games, and have some coffee with us.


Check out other fun experience Café Bustelo is doing this year HERE!