Janie Flores

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Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation Annual Christmas Gala 2014

In About on December 21, 2014 at 9:56 pm
Annual Christmas Gala 2014 Kiwanis Club of Little Havana

Annual Christmas Gala 2014 Kiwanis Club of Little Havana

Abuela de Miami and Abuelo de Miami attended the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation Annual Christmas Gala at the Miami Seaquarium on Saturday, December 6th.  It was one of those rare, beautiful, cool South Florida evenings accompanied by a gentle breeze.  Hundreds poured onto the Seaquarium grounds where tents had been set up.  Food and drink were aplenty, and the music was jammin’.  The highlight of the night for abuela and abuelo de Miami was Grupo Niche.  They delighted the crowd with their classics as everyone sang and danced along.  From the iconoc “Revolotea” to “Gotas de Lluvia” to “Una Aventura” they gave their all to Miami that evening. You can visit Abuela de Miami’s Instagram account @jflores111 to watch a couple of videos which I uploaded.

The grounds were so large that I didn’t see any of my fellow Carnaval Miami VIP Ambassadors although I knew they were there because I was continually receiving their posts on social media.  It was the perfect event to kick off a very busy holiday season.  Looking forward to the upcoming events.  Follow here or at @abuelademiami, @carnaval_miami to receive updates.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Abuela de Miami

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Abuela de Miami VIP Ambassador for Carnaval Miami 2015

In About on December 21, 2014 at 8:36 pm
Carnaval Miami Preview Party at Open Stage Coral Gables

Carnaval Miami Preview Party at Open Stage Coral Gables

Carnaval/Kiwanis/CalleOcho

Abuela de Miami named a VIP Culture Ambassador for Carnaval Miami 2015!

Abuela de Miami had so much fun at Carnaval on the Mile 2014 and Calle Ocho 2014 that she was thrilled when she was chosen for Carnaval Miami 2015 as a VIP culture ambassador!  As a member of South Florida Bloggin’ Mamas she had the opportunity to submit her name for consideration, and at the Carnaval Preview Party on November 10th at the Open Stage Club in Coral Gables she was given the great news along with a number of the other VIP ambassadors in attendance.

Carnaval Miami is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and includes a number of events during the months of February and January which include Carnaval on the Mile, Miss Carnaval Miami, Carnaval Miami Domino Tournament and the nation’s largest Latin street party, CALLE OCHO!  For the past 37 years these events have made it possible for the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana to raise funds for scholarships, projects and programs which benefit the youth in the community.  Many of the youth who participate in the educational and recreational programs start as small children remain until they become young adults heading off to Florida universities with the scholarships given to them by the Kiwanis Club.

Carnaval on the Mile is a two day festival located on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables filled with art, music, food and fun for the entire family.   Next year it is from Saturday – Sunday, March 7 – 8, 2015.

Calle Ocho is held on a Sunday in Little Havana between SW 8th Street and 27th Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.   There are blocks full of booths with Latin food from every country, stages with the hottest Latin performers, children’s activities and companies giving away samples to the hundreds of thousands who show up to party!  Next year the event is on Sunday, March 15, 2015.

Abuela de Miami will be posting on the events taking place as we head into Carnaval season.  Follow on Facebook and Twitter @AbuelaDeMiami and @Carnaval_Miami for the most recent updates.

Abuela de Miami Donates Hair via Pantene #BeautifulLengths on National Donate Your Hair Day

In About on December 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm
We did it!  Donated 8 inches of hair on National Donate Your Hair Day!

We did it! Donated 8 inches of hair on National Donate Your Hair Day!

National Donate Your Hair Day with Pantene #BeautifulLengths

National Donate Your Hair Day with Pantene #BeautifulLengths

Abuela de Miami Donates Hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Cause on National Donate Your Hair Day, November 22, 2014

Abuela de Miami had the awesome privilege of being able to donate 8 inches of her hair on National Donate Your Hair Day, Saturday, November 22, 2014 through the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program.  Abuela de Miami heard about this special event on a Twitter Party hosted by Latina Mom Bloggers with telenovela star Maite Perroni and celebrity hairstylist Gabriel Samra.   Since Pantene started the Beautiful Lengths program in 2006 more than 600,000 ponytails have been donated and over 34,000 wigs have been created for women with cancer.

The event in Miami was held at Gabriel Samra Hair Salon where more than 17 women, children and men added to the 4,800,000 inches of hair donated since 2006 to this worthy cause.  The whole process was pleasant, convenient and the Pantene reps and the staff at the salon made us feel like celebrities!  My hair had to be clean, dry, without any hair products or dyes, and no more than 5% gray hair.  Gabriel made two ponytails out of my hair and then snip, snip and it was done!

My hair grows quickly so I look forward to being able to donate again next year!  In the meantime I’m rocking this very cool, unstructured bob by Gabriel Samra that really frames my face very nicely and is easy to style.  Thank you Pantene Beautiful Lengths and Gabriel Samra for all you do!

For more information on the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program or to donate hair please visit http://www.beautifullengths.wordpress.com

Abuela de Miami learns about Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes 2.0!

In About on December 21, 2014 at 9:01 am
Abuela de Miami learning about Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes Video Game 2.0

Abuela de Miami learning about Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes Video Game 2.0

Abuela de Miami is now in the know about Disney Infinity!

Abuela de Miami is now in the know about Disney Infinity!

Abuela de Miami at the Disney Infinity Blogger Event!

Abuela de Miami recently participated in the Disney Infinity Blogger event here in Miami hosted by one of our favorite blogueras, Rory Mama Contemporanea! José Villeta, Director of Technology for Disney Interactive introduced the new Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 edition and the new Marvel figures that are now a part of the collection.

There is great news all around for parents and abuelos that will place this gift under the tree for the little ones, The Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Video Game Starter Pack is compatible with WiiU, PlayStation3, PlayStation4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. No need to purchase a new gaming system! The video game starter pack includes the following:

1 Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) Video Game
(Please note: The Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack and The Disney Infinity 2.0: Toy Box Starter Pack include the same Video Game Software.)
1 Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) Base
3 Marvel Super Heroes Figures: Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow
2 Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box Game Discs
1 Marvel’s The Avengers Play Set piece
1 Web Code Card
1 Poster

The expanded number of Disney Infinity figures will open new worlds where the creativity and imagination of every child can take off. I love that the kids are creating while they play. And the best news is that you now have a wide range of new superhero figures for gift giving throughout the year!

Note: Per Disney, Disney Infinity Figures and Power Discs are forward compatible, meaning they all work in Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition). However, Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) Figures and Power Discs that are labeled 2.0 only work with the Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) Video Game Software and not with the previous Disney Infinity software. For more information go to http://www.infinity.disney.com

Have a wonderful Christmas celebration and remember that the most important gift you can give your loved ones this holiday season is yourself!

Feliz navidad y un prospero año nuevo amigos! Love,

Abuela de Miami