An Uncomfortable Topic

By: Gabriela Yareliz A scene keeps playing over and over again, in my head. Summer of 2009, I visited France and did a stage with the French government. We were living in a small French mariner village. I gathered with young people from around the world (whom I love— friends for life), and what we…

Studio Update 25

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am up like a kid, under the covers while the space heater hums in the background, waiting to get in trouble because I should be asleep. There is no one to berate me. My apartment still has a coolness to it from having the window open all day. Yesterday’s rain reminded…

Sunday Girl: August 14, 2016

“When you live with soul… Every thought is a prayer; Every word is a blessing; Every single day is a miracle.” Cleo By: Gabriela Yareliz It has been one of those Sundays. My hair has been piled up, on top of my head, making me look like a Teletubbie, all day. (Like Laa Laa, the…

Friday Glee: August 12, 2016

[Image from The Daily Mail] By: Gabriela Yareliz The heat advisory is on. It’s hot, muggy and rain + thunder are looming over our entire weekend, in NYC. Back-to-school vibes are everywhere. The week has me wiped out. My brain is so dead. This week, I managed to lose a bra. Well, I guess the…

Reflections Before Bedtime #88

By: Gabriela Yareliz summer We will be the ones to run around in warm summer rain, until we are soaked and our chests are heaving from so much laughter. Our hair, stuck like wet yarn, on our faces and skin. Raindrops will run in paths paved by tears long ago. Sweet heat; and sweet healing….

Memories: Washington, D.C. & Maryland

One hot summer day in the capital. Blerta and I were office mates. We were affectionately called, “The meanies.” In other words, don’t mess with us. This panel was so fantastic. Exploring Maryland with my host family. Mucho, the dog. We had an interesting relationship that summer. Wearing those Spain stripes. I love exploring cemeteries….

San Antonio Adventures, Pt. 2

By: Gabriela Yareliz Visiting the Alamo was memorable. This property is absolutely gorgeous. Old world charm. Luis’ profile. My favorite kind of selfie. This Mexican folk art boutique was exquisite. Meet me by the river! Thank you, San Antonio. You were clean, friendly, gorgeous and a perfect summer adventure.

San Antonio Adventures, Pt. 1

By: Gabriela Yareliz In 2015, thanks to a friend’s extreme kindness (he heard us sing from Florida to Texas on a road trip) and my family’s sense of adventure, I had the opportunity to visit San Antonio, Texas. It was beautiful. I loved it so much. Texas left a fantastic impression on me. I would…

Warm New Orleans Afternooon

By: Gabriela Yareliz Last week was mild in New York City. It was filled with overcast skies and warm rain. A classic man in a Stetson hat offered me his umbrella on one of the rainy days. He said he couldn’t stand to watch my beautiful hair get wet. It was a fresh blow dry…

This Month’s Picks: August 2015

Compiled by: Gabriela Yareliz Happy September! We survived August. August was personally filled with a lot of changes and constant movement for me. I am excited to know that autumn is just around the corner. I love fall. The other day, I was lounging on my mattress, and when I looked up at the window,…