Sliding Doors: A Game of “What If?”

A couple of months ago, my sister and her boyfriend of nine years got engaged. And as excited as I am for them, I’m a writer, and being self-involved is part of the job description. So allow me to turn this happy occasion into an excuse to write about myself. Let me explain my thought process. On the very same day that the newly-engaged couple … Continue reading Sliding Doors: A Game of “What If?”

La segunda casa

Hasta 2015, solamente había ido a San Miguel de Allende un par de veces, la última siendo por ahí de 2002 a la infame Sanmiguelada, un extraño intento por duplicar la Pamplonada que resultaba, obviamente, en poco más que ríos de gente borrachísima transitando por las calles empedradas. Después de ese episodio, me despedí de la ciudad por varios años, sin imaginarme que se convertiría … Continue reading La segunda casa

Welcome 2018 with These Four Masterpieces

I’ve never really been a fan of New Year’s Eve and all the fuss that surrounds it. I guess I have my family to blame (or thank) for that, as our New Year’s celebrations usually end before 1am, after a round of hugs and a few glasses of champagne. Except for a couple of honorable mentions, I’ve spent most of the first hours of every … Continue reading Welcome 2018 with These Four Masterpieces

Mexico Needs You

Over the past couple of years, you’ve probably read countless pieces on why you need to visit Mexico City, and deservedly so. We’ve got a vibrating arts scene, an incredibly rich history, and one of the most amazing culinary landscapes you could hope for. Sadly, since this past Tuesday, the topic has changed drastically: we’re now on the news because we suffered a devastating earthquake … Continue reading Mexico Needs You

The City and I

Since the beginning of time, countless books, TV shows, and movies have started with the same premise: a twenty-something moves to New York to pursue his/her dream of becoming an actor/model/dancer/writer. I myself am guilty of perpetuating that cliché. Five years ago, after realizing that advertising was not, as I’d previously thought, my calling in life, I moved to New York for a little course … Continue reading The City and I

In Praise of My Best Friend’s Wedding

My all-time favorite romantic comedy just turned 20 years old, so I’ve decided to honor it by putting together just nine of the many reasons why it was –and still is– so funny, depressing, and real… just like love itself. Star-crossed writers I never gave much importance to the fact that both Jules and Michael were writers until I decided to become one. Jules, as … Continue reading In Praise of My Best Friend’s Wedding

Those dreams weren’t as daft as they seem: A letter to my 23-year-old self

Exactly 10 years ago, I spent my semester abroad in Madrid with my friends Sofía and Claudia. Those six months were packed with short trips, home-management mishaps, late nights and being approached by some of the ugliest dudes in Spain. Oh, and we went to school, too. I haven’t been back to Madrid in a decade, but in a few days, I’m finally paying the … Continue reading Those dreams weren’t as daft as they seem: A letter to my 23-year-old self