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Árbol de la Vida to Celebrate Día de los Muertos

Every year I look forward to this season because I get to build my altar in celebration of Day of the Dead. As my altar comes to life with calaveras, food, and candles I take a moment to reflect upon the passage of time as well as the souls that have slipped away with it through the pictures that I display. Some bring a smile to my face while others evoke sadness thinking of the physical absence of those that I have loved deeply.

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Marigold and Orange Blossom Sugar Cookies to Celebrate Day of the Dead

It’s that time of year again, when the leaves begin to change from vibrant greens to bold oranges, reds, and yellows and there’s a crisp chill in the air each morning. The holidays are just around the corner and baking season has officially begun. While I’ve never been much of a baker, I have definitely channeled my inner panadera over the past year and am excited to share that this Día de los Muertos I’ve partnered with Crate and Barrel to create the sweetest of treats inspired by my favorite holiday. Read More…

Sugar Skulls and Spirits: Decoding the Symbolism of Altar Items

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed about how I celebrate Day of the Dead and today I’m sharing the interview with you in the hopes that you learn something new and become inspired to honor someone you’ve lost in your own special way.

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Day of the Dead: Passing on Cultural Traditions from One Generation to the Next

Last weekend I had an impromptu visit from my niece Vanessa who is studying in Boston (she was homesick). I was thrilled to learn that she’d be coming to see me since I had just begun to work on my Day of the Dead altar and I wanted to share the meaning behind it with her. To be honest, I was a little homesick, too. Read More…

Ricardo Soltero’s La Calavera Catrina Exhibition at Denver Botanic Gardens

Last week Amado and I went on a fun little treasure hunt at the Denver Botanic Gardens. We were in search of Ricardo Soltero’s iconic skeleton sculptures known as La Catrina. Smiling skull figures on our maps identified eight locations throughout the gardens where we could see the elegant female figures and we had a wonderful time exploring the fall flora and fauna in pursuit of the Catrinas. Each one of Ricardo’s larger-than-life Catrinas is inspired by Day of the Dead traditions and Mexican icons. The sculptures in La Calavera Catrina are currently on display now through November 5, 2017. Read More…