Best Healthy Recipes

So many recipe videos, so little time! Well, I’ve actually had quite a bit of time on my hands these past few weeks, so I took to YouTube to see what meal inspirations it had to offer.  Check out a few of my favorites:

Comment in the video and let me know where to find your favorite healthy recipes.  It’s pilot season, mama needs to look good on camera!

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New Year’s Fitness Resolution Made Easy

We all know the routine: every year, at the start of the year, we set some idealistic (and sometimes lofty) goals about getting in the best shape of our lives. Eat healthier; get a gym membership; actually GO to the gym; have a six pack. Sound familiar?  Although I am a firm believer in the importance of setting goals, for some reason it seems as though when it comes to fitness we tend to bite of more than we can chew. I mean look at me, I STILL haven’t mastered my acrobatic skills on the uneven parallel bars!

I think the reason fitness goals tend to elude people so easily is because it’s often hard to know where to start.  Recently I’ve partnered up with a really great and free iPhone app called Applause to create some fitness and health videos.  And here to start you off on the right foot with your new year’s resolution is a guide on where to start at the gym: with full body workouts!

So what are you new year’s resolutions?  And what do you think of the workouts featured in the video?

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#Latina30under30

I can talk about how I’ve been absent from my blog, or about how I plan on ‘relaunching’ by the new year because I have things worth writing about, but nah! Instead, I leave you with photos from last night’s Latina Magazine 30 under 30 party. Enjoy!

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Gringa Latina: My New Web Series

 

 

Life has taken over!  I have a new show called ‘Gringa Latina’ premiering tomorrow on YouTube (and on www.gringalatina.com but that hasn’t launched yet).  Please take a few minutes to check out the trailer here:

The first two episodes are being released TOMORROW June 2 so be sure to subscribe to our channel www.youtube.com/gringalatinashow  so you don’t miss out!

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Back to theater in LA Views!!

Hello my people!

Just dropping in to share a bit of exciting news: I will be taking to the stage once again to perform in a play (actually two plays within a series of shorts) called LA Views. It’s been a few years since I’ve done theater and I’m very excited. 

We open on May 2 and I’m in the throws of rehearsal as I type :-)

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Performances will be Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of May. Visit the Company of Angels website for more information and to buy your tickets. See you opening night!

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Pin-up for the Oscars

When asked to describe my (preferred) personal style, I like to say that I’m a sexy librarian with a naughty streak.  I love vintage style clothing of all eras, but the pin-up look is one that I’ve pined after for years.  The pin-up silhouette suits my figure, and I find it to be feminine, sexy and versatile.  A few months ago my best friend/stylist and I happened upon a pop-up vintage sale hosted by Pinup Girl Clothing where we found this beautiful piece by Laura Byrne’s Black Label.

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I fell in love with it instantly and held on to it until it could have a proper debut. And debut it did at a Skinnygirl Cocktails soirée hosted by Bethenny Frankel in honor of the 2014 Oscars!

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I paired my pink leopard print dress with victory rolls, red lipstick and smokey green eyes. The earrings are an 80s consignment store find.

This time next year I’ll hopefully be posting pics of the dress I’ll be wearing while AT the Oscars!

Cheers to all of the talented actors and filmmakers that were either nominated or won last night.

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Here’s Johnny!

I’m back folks!  Ok, so I didn’t actually go anywhere, but I haven’t been spending much time on my site, and for good reason! For starters, I’ve been hanging out over at Sassy Mama in LA and loving it.  But mainly, I’ve been focusing on me, myself and I – which roughly translates to my career.  Last summer I was really inspired by someone in my life.  You know, one of those things that by virtue of being around them and seeing them do their thing makes you want to step it up a notch. Yeah, that sort of thing.  So I started writing creatively again and thus developed a concept for a TV show, and after consulting with and soft pitching it to my team, made it my sole focus over the past few months.  That concept went from fledgeling idea, to scripted and shot … and is now going into editing.  So yeah, I kinda sorta became an executive producer.  The next steps (post editing) are still up in the air as we’re in the process of scheduling a few meetings with networks, so we’ll see exactly where my baby ends up!  I can tell you that it’s a comedy, and I’ll leave you with that…and this:

Vianessa Behind the ScenesCharo and Sofia VergaraVianessa and KriziaBossom BuddiesDay Laborers

Dare you to guess what we were up to ;-)

 

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A Divine Night with MAC #MACDivineNight

Nothing beats getting your face done up all diva-like by one of the best makeup artists in the industry.  MAC Cosmetics Senior artist Caroline gave me a mini-makeover on Friday at the MAC Divine Night festivities, which marked the launch of their holiday color collection. The theme was 70s glam, and for once I felt like I could fully and shamelessly embrace my big hair and love of blue eye shadow. You know what they say, the bigger the hair the closer to God ;-)

MAC Divine Night Performance

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