December 2015 - Miles + Smiles

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New city, new traditions


I have been in Austin for 3 years now (crazy to think it's been that long!) and I am not going to lie, it was a bit of a culture shock at first. In Miami I was surrounded by my Colombian traditions, friends and food, so coming to Texas was like going to a completely different world. At my job, most of the people, at the time, were Mexicans. There are not a whole lot of Mexicans in Miami and honestly my relationship with the Mexican culture was very limited, to pretty much the awesome tacos you can find in Calle Ocho in Miami.

Having my new coworkers opened up a whole new world for me, I was not only getting to meet Texas and it's traditions but also Mexico, it's people and it's traditions. I have always been a fan of trying new things and experiencing new cultures so I embraced the change.


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Heiffer International: A company for good



I am was lucky enough to partner up with Heifer International a couple of weeks back. Heifer International is an organization that is determined to end hunger and poverty. They also strive to preserve the heritage and history of rural farmers and artisans while also providing them with resources and training to help them improve their lives.

They sent me this gorgeous handmade scarf to spread the voice about the great mission they have and are committed to do. This scarf comes all the way from Marcapata, PerĂº and it is done by hand, using fiber from alpacas that they raise themselves.


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Pillow Talk



Doing my research (because that never stops with me) I stumbled upon this amazing kickstarter called Pillow Talk. Pillow Talk is a wristband that picks up your heartbeat and sends it via an app to your loved one. HOW GENIUS IS THIS?!


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