Tag Archives: Cuba

CUBAN VINTAGE POSTERS – Where it ALL Started for NICOLITA

Before I started Nicolita in 2003, I was on a personal quest to learn what Cuba was like when my parents were living there. Because we were not allowed to visit Cuba before 2009 legally, it became a burning desire … Continue reading

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Preserving Cuba’s cuisine, one pig at a time

Patrick Oppmann is CNN’s correspondent based in Cuba and a barbecue enthusiast. Cubans may live surrounded by water but the food that incites the most passion and culinary debate does not swim or slither. That honor is reserved for puerco … Continue reading

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Art Cuba: The New Generation

I came across a couple interesting books this past weekend at the library about current artist in Cuba. Art Cuba highlighted the New Generation of artist from all over the island using different mediums. Everything from traditional painters and sculptures … Continue reading

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The Style of Magic City

Contour gowns. Wayfarer sunglasses. Cars with fins. In the late 50′s, Miami Beach was at the forefront of fashion. Take a trip through the impeccable and seductive styles of Magic City. Magic City Premieres on April 6 on STARZ www.starz.com/magiccity

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Havana Punch – Ponche Habana Para los Niñoss

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Yield: 8-12 servings A delicious tropical fruit punch for the kids. INGREDIENTS: Syrup 1 cup water 1/4 cup honey 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 4 whole cloves … Continue reading

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Mariquitas y Mariquita Salsa

Mariquitas – Plantain Chips Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Yield: 4 servings Some of the best plantain chips are prepared fresh and served hot at walk-up windows and cafes. Make them fresh at … Continue reading

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Nicolita 2012 Collection: Miami Fashion Week

Here are some great looks from Nicolita’s 2012 Collection Fashion Show at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Miami. You’ll see shots of your favorite swim suits from the Rumba Ruffles, Senorita Solids, Cuban Sunset, and Club Nautico Collections. Rumba … Continue reading

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Roots of Hope Weekend

  HUGE WEEKEND AHEAD – CHECK OUT OUR BLOG POST!! Friday: Campus Tour Kicks off at Miami Dade College. Saturday: Join us for some Beats & Bikinis: Gózalo con Suénalo with Suénalo and Nicolita Swimwear at PAX. Sunday: Support our … Continue reading

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Cuba: Life After the Revolution Photo Exhibit

WHAT: CUBA: Life After The Revolution (A Photo Exhibit by Eric Berry) WHERE: Papillion Institute of Art – 1835 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 WHEN: 7:00pm – 10:00pm COST: FREE! AMBIANCE: Live music provided by OSTIA

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Nicolita’s New Years Eve in Varadera, Cuba

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A Cuban Christmas: Cuban Egg Nog

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Embracing our Latin American identity- By Andres Smith / VOXXI blogs

The picture above was taken on December 23, 1962. We see a young man, head shaven, skinny and weak, embracing his parents with all his strength. He was a stern, proud man, and tears weren’t usually part of his repertoire. … Continue reading

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UCSD Screening and Q & A with Nicolita

UCSD Phi Lambda Rho Screening and Q & A with Nicolita was held on November 10th on campus. The presentation started with a brief history on Cuba and what happened in 1959.

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Nicolita to Heat Up the Runway at L.A. Fashion Week

Known for its focus on conservative sexy and curve-conscious styles, combined with a blend of a vintage glamour and modern silhouettes, Nicolita Swimwear is set to heat things up on October 17th for Style Fashion Week’s opening night. Continue reading

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Pastport Cuba Documentary: Dad’s House

Pastport Cuba Documentary: Dad’s House from L.A. Gonzalez on Vimeo. Visiting my dad’s house was one of the things that I really wanted to do first when we arrived to Cuba. This house was so special because of all of … Continue reading

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Adventures of a New York Gypsy, Cuban Style

I just wanted to share this awesome blog post that Lisa Marie Reyes, author of Adventures of a New York Gypsy wrote about Nicolita. We love to hear from our fans! As many of you know, I have a ginormous … Continue reading

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History de La Guayabera

The history of the Guayabere garment is disputed, as various claims for the distinctive style have been made in several Latin America countries as well as the Philippines. In fact, every country that has produced its own version of the … Continue reading

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Cuban Rum Drink here in L.A.

La Descarga, LA’s first rum bar unloads its mystery, and lusty scent as you slowly descend into its clutches. Continue reading

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Watch Nicolita’s interview from LifeTime’s tv show, The Balancing Act

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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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Cono Que Rico #9 & #10! Cuban sides that you cannot live without.

SIDES Black Beans and White Rice 1 pound dried black beans 4 cups of water 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped ¼ pound salt pork, chopped 1 pound smoked ham hocks, cut in … Continue reading

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