BELatina’s Best of the Week: Las Amigas Cuvée, Gaby Natale, and More

BELatina Latinx Best of the Week
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You know when we usually complain because the year is going by so fast? Well, this week, it was just the opposite. It seems as if Mercury wants us not to forget that it’s retrograde.

But it’s finally Friday, and we’re ready to go straight to the couch and stay under the blanket until further notice. But not before sharing with you our favorite stories of the week.

From film festivals to women who are changing the rules of the game, these are the best stories of the week.

¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest BELatina Latinx
Photo courtesy of HITN.

¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest, the Virtual Film Festival That Wants To Amplify Latino Voices

HITN’s ¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest has officially launched in a virtual format and through October 16 to showcase the work of aspiring Latino filmmakers and creatives.

Las Amigas Cuvée BELatina Latinx
Photo courtesy of Las Amigas Cuvee

The Empowering Story of Las Amigas Cuvée, the First Latina-Owned Sparkling Wine in the Napa Valley

In May 2020, Miriam Puentes of Honrama Cellars, and Lola Llamas, of Llamas Family wines decided to join forces and create a family legacy through the first Latina-owned sparkling wine in the Napa Valley.

Welcome All Beauty Gaby Natale Photo courtesy of AGANAR/ Gaby Natale wearing “Make Some Waves” Belatina, latinx
Photo courtesy of AGANAR/ Gaby Natale wearing “Make Some Waves”

A Conversation With Gaby Natale About Welcome All Beauty, Her New Hair Line

Gaby Natale has a sea of accomplishments; she’s a three-time Daytime EMMY® winner, a distinguished TV personality, a bestselling author, and a must-watch motivational speaker. She recently founded Welcome All Beauty, the first collection of extensions, hairpieces, and wigs designed to create a camera-ready hairstyle in a quick, fun, and easy way. 

Stories que dan miedo BELatina Latinx
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Stories Que Dan Miedo, Latinx Edition

For English speakers, it’s Edgar Alan Poe. For Latin Americans, the equivalent is Horacio Quiroga. But the best horror stories are always those of the collective imagination. We celebrate Halloween and the eve of Día de Los Muertos with the scariest stories from Latin American folklore.

Mariana Gomez BELatina Latinx
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Meet Mariana Gomez, the Young, Emmy Award-Winning, and Promising Latina Filmmaker

Mariana Gomez is a two-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker for both her films, Saving the Caretakers and I Wish I Could Breathe Underwater — all at the mere age of 23.