Archives for October 2011

Little Pink Mixology: 5 Devilish Halloween Martinis

By: Ashley Bryce and Liana Cole

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble.” Halloween is the time pull out the cauldron and brew magical potions. Halloween is also a time to party with witches and vampires, to interact with ghost and ghouls, and to party with the undead.

But since we are mere mortals I have five martinis that are sure to get you into the Halloween spirit.

Enjoy!

Candy Corn Martini

Ingredients: [Read more…]

Paixão de Sapatos: Mauricio Medeiros and the Extra Four-Inches

Mauricio Medeiros Logo

Mauricio Medeiros is passionate about shoes: there is no question about that. And after interviewing this Brazilian designer and seeing his stunning creations, I became very passionate about them too.

In particular, while browsing past collections on his website, I came across these beauties here, which were not for sale, but, maddeningly, even had my name on them! [Read more…]

Healing Brazil’s Children: Digitally Carinho de Verdade #carinhodeverdade

The Carinho de Verdade (True Affection) campaign is a mobilization strategy that is using social media to promote awareness against the sexual exploitation of children. Launched in October last year in Rio de Janeiro, it is driven by various government agencies, charities, and the country’s largest Media Conglomerate – Rede Globo.

The campaign aims to put together a plan of action that promote debate and disseminate information through social networking sites such as Orkut, Facebook and Twitter.

Its organizers describe it as a “project of social education to build a new culture of awareness about the seriousness of this problem.” [Read more…]

#MusicMonday – Chino & Nacho “El Poeta”

Copyright © 2010 Sasha H. Muradali. All Rights Reserved.

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Vibrant Prints, Natural Fabrics and Brazilian Flair: Meet Anunciação

Anunciacao Shop in Sao Paulo

The Little Pink Blog loves Brazilian fashion, and we love to bring you some of the beautiful designs and collections that usually stay under the radar outside of Brazil. One such hidden gem is Anunciação, headed by designer Maria Elvira Crosara, who started the label in 1988.

The brand is well-known and loved in Brazil (famous fans including singers Zélia Duncan and Marisa Monte), with a flagship shop in the ultra-chic Oscar Freire street in São Paulo. It’s also very pink, and we like that!

So as we build up to the next edition of São Paulo Fashion Week, we got an exclusive interview with Maria Elvira, who tells us about the inspiration behind her prints, patterns and designs. [Read more…]

Be PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness with Rosewater by Crabtree & Evelyn

One of my favourite brands on the planet is Crabtree & Evelyn.

Much more than that, one of my favourite scents is their signature Rosewater collection.

So when, C&E revamped their line to help fight breast cancer during the month of October, it’s a total win/win. [Read more…]

{Coffee with HyperFluent} Learning to Speak Portuguese

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  • 1) How many countries in the world speak Portuguese?

Portuguese is the official language of eight countries and one special administrative region (Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Angola, East- Timor, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Macau, considered a special administrative region in China.

About 300 million people in the world speak Portuguese and this has made it stand out as the 5th most spoken language. [Read more…]

Technology and Apps: To Trust, That is the Question!

By: Alexandra Campuzano, guest blogger

Late last week I walked into Subway craving a tuna sub with all the toppings.

As I bee-lined way to the order counter, I noticed one of my co-workers at a table neglecting her BMT (rude!). She was preoccupied and her forehead had those ‘This does not look good’ wrinkles as she intently looked at her phone. I stopped by to say ‘hello’ and see if she was okay.

Turns out, she couldn’t find her debit card.

She’d looked everywhere.

Image via weheartit.com

So I asked her if she was Googling her banks number on her phone. [Read more…]

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear: Moving Forward

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.

You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever — because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference.”

– Steve Jobs

If I learned anything over the past year in a half it’s that not all that glitters is golden.

It’s that the world is big place and we have lessons that need to be learned.

Some people come into our lives, not to stay forever, but to teach us these lessons.

Maybe we’ll see them again, maybe we won’t.

“A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.”

– Paulo Coelho (By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept)

But each experience is built to shape us.

I see people, often, striving to work at the bigger firms, striving to be the bigger person, and dreaming so big they lose sight of the bigger picture.

What is the bigger picture you ask? [Read more…]

Making the Most of your LinkedIn: An Insider’s Tutorial – Part 2

LinkedIn Map 3

Here, as promised, is the second part of my tutorial on how to get the most out of your LinkedIn account, with a few more tips on what you can do: [Read more…]