I didn't get to go to Miami for Cuba Nostalgia this year. And I'm feeling a little sorry for myself.
It's the 15th anniversary of Cuba Nostalgia and the brilliant Tony Mendoza did the poster for the event which I'm totally in love with.
Get it? 15 years. The Quinceañera. Genius.
I already put out the word to my people on the ground in Miami (I'm looking at you, Amanda from Brandon's Puppy) that I must have this poster, but that's not important right now.
I have lots of friends who will be at the Fair Expo Center in Miami this weekend.
Of course, Babalú Blog will represent. It's their 10th Anniversary in the Blogosphere telling the truth about Cuba. Congratulations, guys! So proud to be a part of the Babalú Family.
I lamented my inability to be present to my friends at Santayana Jewelers, who always have a wonderful presence there.
They're running a Cuba Nostalgia Special this weekend:
If you buy 4 of the Cuban Charms for your Habana Collection Bead Charm Bracelet, they'll throw in a 5th charm for free. Awesome, right?
1) I don't have to tell you this, but if you're Cuban or love all things Cuban, you must have a Cuban Charm bracelet. (Duh.)
2) If you already have the bracelet, you will want as many Cuban charms as you can fit on it, right?
Wait! It gets better…
3) If you're a MBFCF (which, obviously, you are if you're reading this now…)
"The first 5 people to come over and say Marta Sent Me get a free "cafecito"charm."
Also, have a guarapo for me.
Thanks, Santayana! You are the maximum!