BELatina’s Best of the Week: Latino Drinks, Gift Guides, And More

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Ladies, we are officially ready to crack open the bottle of Ponche e’ Crema and forget about the world for a while. 

The hardest part of the holidays may be balancing our passion for stories and the excitement of the holiday spirit. In fact, in the BELatina newsroom, for days now, the official soundtrack has been Pastor Lopez — you get the idea.

That’s why we’ve decided to combine the emotions a bit and bring you diverse, important, inspiring, and entertaining stories.

From Latino drinks to combat the cold to the work of Latina designers to reinterpret retail signage, these are the best stories of the week.

Five Latino Drinks That Will Help You Fight the Cold Weather

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The arrival of the holidays is often synonymous with cold weather. Though many feel at home in low temperatures, it is a hassle to deal with it after not having to layer like an onion for many months. That’s why we bring you Latino drinks that should be a staple in any Latino household to help tolerate the cold. 

Helping Latinx Parents by Ending Chancla Culture: Meet Leslie Priscilla of Latinx Parenting

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Through workshops, individual counseling, and virtual sessions, Leslie and her Latinx Parenting team seek to assist, educate and empower the community to create healthy family relationships and break free from the oppressive practices they were raised with.

Five Songs To Remember Vicente Fernández

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Vicente Fernández, “The King” of Mexican ranchera, said goodbye last Sunday at 81. The tenor of his voice and his love songs are part of Latin American cultural heritage, and we remember him with these five songs.

Eight Life-Saving Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Holidays

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Stocking stuffers are often overlooked. But what people don’t realize is that they can be life-savers. From beauty solutions to items that promote wellness, we’ve rounded up some of the best goodies created by Latinx-owned brands that you can add to your loved one’s stockings.

These Two Latina Designers Reinterpret Retail Signage

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Reyna Noriega and Mariell Guzman are two Latina designers who reinterpreted American Express’ new retail signage by reflecting on the theme of “always welcome.”

How To Make Your Christmas Decorations Environmentally-Friendly

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Why do we need so much plastic around to celebrate the holiday season? The reality is that we don’t — we’ve just gotten accustomed to buying what’s at hand without thinking about any domino effect it may have. But it’s fine! We are all learning how to care for the planet every day a bit more. This is why we wanted to share some easy-to-follow tips on making your holiday and holiday decorations more environmentally friendly.