Category Archives: Cuba

Cuba Nostaligia: El Dario de la Marina

It’s always such a treat when we come across some achieved magazines from Cuba’s high society clubs during the 1940′s and 50′s. It’s an even bigger treat when we actually recognize family and friends in these photos. This photo is … Continue reading

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CUBA IS TROPICAL – BE A TROPICALIST

I love this advertisement for La Tropical, Cuban beer.  This was the first Cuban beer on the Island in 1888. Read more about the company history below! La Tropical was born more than a century ago, on an island where … Continue reading

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Cuban shoes and Fashion

As I am preparing for the Nicolita 2012 Collection Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show, I keep thinking about how fashion was produced and sold in Cuba during the mid 1900′s. I found this photo of a Cuban Shoe vendor walking … Continue reading

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Daily Pilot- Collection inspired by 1940s Cuba

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CUBA y CUBANS

If you are in the Los Angeles area on March 5th, you have to check out this photo gallery presentation, CUBA y CUBANS. Professional Photographer, Juan Luis Garcia, is debuting his gallery from his recent trip to Cuba in December … Continue reading

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Obama To Ease Cuba Travel Restrictions for Students and Religious Groups

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Great Cuban History Video- Eterna Cuba con Enrique Chia

Sit back, relax and get to know some Cuban history. It’s in English and Spanish!

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How would you like to spend a ‘Weekend in Havana?’

Get your popcorn popped, your snuggies ready, and your bags packed (with your favorite Nicolita bikini of-course), to be transported to Havana in 1941. Last night I took my trip to Havana 1941 via ‘Weekend in Havana’. I had so … Continue reading

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Don’t leave home without your….Nicolita bikini and your Cuba travel book

Prior to our trip to Cuba I did a lot of research online and talked to some family members who had been. I also decided to pick up a CUBA travel book to read before leaving and use during our … Continue reading

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Cuban Cigars

I’m not much of a cigar smoker, but I’m fascinated with the history, manufacturing process, and graphic design of Cuban cigars. I was fortunate enough to visit Vinales, the Valley where tobacco leaves are grown and the Partagas cigar factory, … Continue reading

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Reminiscing of Cuba

Today celebrates a year since our life changing two week trip to Cuba in 2009.  I have had a lot of people ask me about the trip and my experience traveling to Cuba LEGALLY and what my reactions were to … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks- Cuban Style

It was a year ago the day after Thanksgiving that we traveled to Cuba to film the documentary and embark on a life changing adventure. I cannot believe a year has gone by so quickly and how much my life … Continue reading

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Some Other Shoe Options……..

I’m sure Nicolita would love to get her hands on these Topshop wedges. These wedges are just a bit dressier than wearing flip flops and are versatile. Nicolita could wear these during the day or at night. I could picture … Continue reading

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Bikini Inspiration through Family Roots

Last December Nicolita designer Nicole Di Rocco traveled to Cuba to shoot the 2010 season catalog. She also brought her parents along for the trip. It was their first time going back to their homeland country in forty -nine years. … Continue reading

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No Matter Where Nicolita Goes, She Makes a Scene

Case in point: she stopped traffic to model the Cono Que Lindo bikini in the streets of Cuba. She charmed this taxi driver into being the back drop for the photo shoot. Of course he was more than happy to … Continue reading

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2010 Nicolita catalog

The untouched beauty of Cuba serves asthe backdrop and inspiration for Nicolita’s2010 collection. Follow Nicolita designer,Nicole Di Rocco, as she takes her latest collection to Cuba for an amazing onlocationphoto shoot and documentaryof her family’s homeland. This historicaltrip is a … Continue reading

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behind the scenes baseball photo shoot

Baseball Beauty was the first shot of the Cuba photo shoot. This baseball stadium was next to the Malecon and was incredible. The red and whitestriped bikini colors popped against the blue ocean and orange baseballfield. What a great way … Continue reading

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Travel Restrictions Ease for Cuban Americans

US President Barack Obama has approved measures that will allow Cuban Americans to travel more freely to Cuba, his spokesman has said. Cuban-Americans will also be allowed to send more money to relatives in Cuba. The move, announced by White … Continue reading

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