Entries by Adriana V. López

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Mamiverse Guide To Buenos Aires, Argentina

“What’s new, Buenos Aires?” It’s what Che Guevara playfully asked Eva Perón in the musical, Evita. And it’s a sentiment anyone who returns to the Paris of the Pampas for another tango in their t-strapped shoes will wonder. Buenos Aires is a city in constant reinvention, perhaps mirroring its residents’ passion for psychoanalysis and the […]


Mamiverse Guide To London

If an addiction to Downton Abbey has you craving scones and pints, then it’s time to give in to good ol’ London. This 2,000-year-old settlement with all of its entrenched history, also happens to be the world’s leading cultivator of art, fashion, cuisine, architecture, and pop culture. It’s the giddy city that gave us the Beatles, […]


Dream Hotels From Around the World

Mamiverse spotlights some of the most stunning dream hotels on the globe. Ranging from desert glamour to underwater thrills, there’s a fantasy locale for all tastes and lifestyle preferences. Conrad Maldives Rangali Islands Resort • Maldives Fall asleep watching the Indian Ocean spread itself over you. Your aquatic entertainment includes schools of blue-striped snappers, sting rays, […]


Quince Crashers

Excerpted from: Fifteen Candles: 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and other Quinceañera Stories, edited by Adriana Lopez. “You did what?” I asked. Suddenly, a coughing fit seized me and warm Coke blew out from my nostrils. “I said,”—she dropped her voice, peering slowly over her shoulder—“I went to the wrong party. Did you know that Ambrosio […]


Cosmo for Latinas: Michelle Herrera Mulligan Makes Her Mark

Since Cosmopolitan for Latinas’ Michelle Herrera Mulligan first began her job in January, heels are practically an every day staple for the newly crowned editor in chief. I telephone her Brooklyn home just as she’s heading out to the office and ask if she’s already taller than she normally is. “Of course,” she says in […]


Mamiverse Guide to Cartagena, Colombia

These days Cartagena is often referred to as Latin America’s hippest secret. But true romantics have been traveling to this magical port city for centuries. Thanks to Colombia’s economic reawakening, the city is resurfacing as a playground for the bold and the beautiful. Attractions range from nearby beaches and offshore islands such as Islas del […]


Maria Cardona: Wise Latina Mom & Political Operative

Editor’s Note: Cardona will serve as Mamiverse contributing editor, guiding readers through the political process, and analyzing issues important to the influential Latina mom vote. Hobnobbing at the White House is business as usual for Maria Cardona. She knows Bill and Hillary well. She served as a Senior Advisor to the ‘Hillary Clinton for President’ […]

Hairy Men: Love ’em or Hate ’em?

As a child of the hairy men 70’s who began having romantic relationships in the 90’s, I believed all men would always have short hair and clean faces like Tom Cruise and Jason Priestly, that shaving was masculinity’s call to arms; a ritual done each morning in a tight, white towel with legs spread slightly […]