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

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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.

AMBAR Pre-Valentines Fiesta!

In About on February 24, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Disfrutando una fiesta Pre-Valentines con nuestra querida AMBAR

Disfrutando una fiesta Pre-Valentines con nuestra querida AMBAR


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One of Abuela de Miami’s favorite people is Ambar, singer, television personality, business woman, motivational speaker and someone who serves as an inspiration and role model for many women. Recently on a beautiful Miami evening before Valentine’s Day, a number of bloggers, media personalities and influencers were invited to celebrate this special day with Ambar and her great team. A big shout out to Bohemian Babushka, Miami Fashion Trends, Webcity Girls, LatinBlah and the ever present #305Chicas!

Ambar is a fascinating and multifaceted woman, a successful entrepreneur with a heart capable of embracing the whole world, and blessed with the grace to create, design, compose beautiful music and an exclusive line of luxury watches. In January she launched the weekly “Mujer No Pares de Bailar” motivational capsules on her YouTube channel: AmbarMusical, where she shares words of encouragement, wisdom and grace with her followers.

She was most recently nominated in the Female Artist of the Year Tropical category at Premios Lo Nuestro (Univision) for her recent album “Libre” produced by some of the best known personalities in the music industry such as Don Omar among others. She was also recognized as one of the best dressed on the magenta carpet!

Ambar spoiled us with a sumptuous Mediterranean spread, exquisite chocolates, champagne and capped off the evening by giving each one of us a signed watch from her luxury watch collection. Ambar’s motto is “Mujer: No Pares de Bailar,” translated, “Woman: Don’t Stop Dancing,” which she embodies and lives everyday of her life.

Thank you Ambar for being such a great friend to your followers and a Latina we can be proud of! Orgullo latino!