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LA for the weekend

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Los Angeles, California - a city that I love to visit and each time I'm in the city, I see and do something different. This go around, I was in town to be a Social Media Ambassador for Hispanicize LA. Because it is LA,  knew I needed a car to get me from place to place so I teamed up with Buick to test drive one of their vehicles. 

I drove a stylish 2019 Buick Envision, red is the color of the season so therefore I was happy when I saw the color, the actual color is Chili Red Metallic. The Envision is just the right size to drive while in Los Angeles.  The trunk was the perfect size for all of my luggage, carry on bag and an extra bag.... I always over pack. It's a problem, y'all!  To help reduce fuel consumption, seamless Stop/Start technology automatically shuts down the engine when the Envision comes to a stop under certain driving conditions, like a stop light. The engine automatically restarts when you release your foot from the brake. Which totally helps save gas. New for 2019, you can turn this feature on or off with the touch of a button. I kept it on, we drove all over L.A. through out my stay and keeping it on was worth it.  I loved the heated seats, and my most favorite feature was the Surround Vision that helped identify and alert us of potential hazards under certain conditions. It rained one night (who said it doesn't rain in L.A.?) and the Surround Vision was able to identify it on the camera. 
It's such a cool feature!

 The first night I attended the welcome reception inside the grand ball room, I caught up with friends that I only get to see on social media and had a good 'ole time  than went to bed to be up early for the first day of the conference.

I wore a white sequin top from Zara, Black Zara Jeans and Steve Madden heelsThe first day of the conference was great. I woke up to a beautiful LA morning, got dressed and made my way to the conference. I met and connected with brands and people I wanted to. I learned many things during the many panels that I attended. I loved learning ways to manage your money by getting tips from Prudentials 

Patty and I follow each other on social media, and I love her everyday posts with her sons. I also love that she loves her Mexican roots, and is the creator of fun bilingual childrens books called  Lil Libros.  She's awesome!

United Airlines Travel panel was great. I learned how United can help me spread my message to Latinas and Moms that it is ok to spoil ourselves.  I love United!

I caught up with Texas own,  Rita Garcia who is now on Good Day LA morning show!

and I introduced her to Dorinda Walker from Prudential, a woman to know - 
hopefully some Money Monday's come out of this! 

I also met Palacios, a music producer turned artist. He's worked with a lot of major
 Latin artists, I can see him doing good.
Always love seeing Crafty Chica

The next morning, I woke up early to do one of my many titles - makeup!  I am in no way a make up artist but I did however, volunteer to apply makeup on Elayna who was filming a branded video.  My husband and Anthony arrived to LA and we went to eat breakfast, than I got back just in time for the Beauty panel.

I caught up with Mac Daddy, looking fierce and fabulous. 

I was so happy to meet Dr. Ana Maria Polo who moments before this picture was taken was honored with the Positive Impact Award at The 2018 Hispanicize Conference LA ... I immediately sent my mom the pic and
 she replied "ay hija que padre."

Overall I connected and reconnected with some amazing folks... a few takeaways from this weekend are to connect with those who inspire you, build a network of supporters who genuinely support you and believe in your brand and vice versa and last is to simply be yourself. In a world full of different people and personalities being your genuine self... wins!

Thanks to the amazing team at Buick for the ride in L.A.
and United for the travel to and from.

Anthony was thrilled to sit in the Captains seat on his return flight home, another reason why we love United. They always make Anthony feel safe and secure by being extra friendly when they see him and as a mommy with an inquisitive son, its reassuring for him. 

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