Inspired Marketing

I recently watched a Ted Talks video featuring Simon Sinek, an Anthropologist turned marketing genius (the two things really go hand in hand don’t they). In his talk, “How great leaders inspire action”, he illustrates why companies like Apple are so much  more innovative in their approach to marketing than any other company. The secret? … More Inspired Marketing

Strange Fruit

Just to clarify: this post has nothing to do with the Billie Holliday song. Although I do love Billie Holliday, and “Strange Fruit” may be one of the most hauntingly poignant songs dealing with racism in the U.S. ever written. If you’re unfamiliar with it, you should definitely look it up and be cultureducated! (but … More Strange Fruit

Pueblito Los Dominicos (and 5 souvenirs my loved ones should be expecting)

Today I decided to explore a nearby artisan village called Pueblito Los Dominicos, or Centro Artesanal Los Dominicos. I came ready with a check-list of souvenirs that I’m on a mission to obtain before coming home, but more on that later. Los Dominicos is the last stop on the red line of the metro, so … More Pueblito Los Dominicos (and 5 souvenirs my loved ones should be expecting)

Pagada de Piso

Last night I went out with my coworkers to honor a very sacred Chilean tradition “Pagada de Piso” or “Pay the Floor”. Basically the newest staff member has to take the whole office out for drinks and pay for the first round. Now I’m assuming this IS in fact a Chilean tradition and not just … More Pagada de Piso

Four Fashion Accessories to Look Like a Local in Santiago, Chile

After living in Chile for a while I’ve started to notice a few fashion trends here, that I’ve tried to incorporate into my wardrobe, mostly just so that I’ll fit in and people wont give me weird looks on the bus (at least not for my clothes). 1. Denim or Leather Jacket The first thing … More Four Fashion Accessories to Look Like a Local in Santiago, Chile

Candelaria

Last night I went out with, Katie; the new Gringa at my office, Toño; her Chilean boyfriend, and a group of his friends; who are also Chilean. I was so glad they invited me, because I’ve been wanting to see more of the nightlife of Santiago, but again, I don’t feel supper comfortable going out … More Candelaria