COFFEE WITH is a monthly sit down where i have the chance to get to know what inspires some of my favorite creatives from all around. This time we have Mariángel Catalina Gonzales, producer and content manager. I recall meeting Mariángel a while ago in some sort of show/exhibition and by then, she lived in New York. I don’t even remember who introduced us but, thankfully, it happened because I started falling in love with each of her projects one by one. From her project “Me Matas” where she takes photos of plants, flowers and people to later ensamble them into one image… to her photo series #encuentrosdelovers where she touches the theme of aloneness by photographing lovers that she finds wherever she may be, that happen to be mostly inanimate objects and their pairs. Currently, she’s back in Puerto Rico, creating and producing unique images and projects that truly resonate with other visually like minded people. A different and much needed point of view of the everyday. But, I’ll let her tell you all about what she does and how she keeps herself inspired below. Let’s sit down for coffee with Mariángel!
For some, mornings are that dreaded time of day where, after hitting snooze 7 times, you torture yourself into waking up because you have to get on with your day. Lately, the snoozer in me has gone on vacation and I have been waking up before my alarm even beeps. It all started when I made the priority to make time for myself. Not an easy feat! But, just like an old computer, our bodies need a reset once in a while. In my case, once a week. Continue reading
I got back from Coachella a couple weeks ago and have been prepping for a post about it, when I realized I never posted the Miami guide! As I was uploading the photos to my drive, there it was, the MIA folder literally gone MIA; missing in action. I say, “it’s never too late to share places to eat, drink and hang”. So, here we are. Three days in Miami! Let’s break it down…
I like to sleep. There, I said it. I have secretly calculated exactly how many minutes and hours it would take for me to sleep an actual 8 hours if I watched the “one more episode” of The 100. Yes, that’s me adding the 100 to a post because I’m obsessed. But back to sleep, I like it… A LOT. If there’s any way I can cut back on doing other morning things to sleep more, I’m all for it. So, a cream concealer that’s finger smudgable and will never look too light or too done up, a matte lipstick that looks like you wore for an hour and a tube filled with brow organizing powers from my crazy haired eye frames are right up my alley. It’s like makeup for people who actually USE makeup everyday. Minimal compact perfection. Glossier is my kinda stuff!
There’s a certain cozy feeling that goes into waking up, boiling some water and preparing a cup of tea. It’s a ritual the clears the mind and prepares me for the day. I can catch up on a new book while the water is boiling and truly indulge when I sit down to sip. I may be a coffee obsessed being, but even the thought of tea makes me want to wind down. Being alone with my thoughts is always a scary feeling. They can go from goals and aspirations to a thorough to-do list of all I things I have yet to accomplish. But, scary is good sometimes. I’ve discovered the more I allow myself to face those fears, the more likely I am to turn them around. Make them work for me! It’s a ritual I make sure I have time for.Continue reading
COFFEE WITH is a monthly sit down where i have the chance to get to know what inspires some of my favorite creatives from all around. This time, as a way to look back on this past year, I’m sitting myself down for some iced coffee.
Why/Who: My name is Yarin Eimy but, most people call me by my second name. I’m from San Juan, Puerto Rico and I call myself a Visual Communicator because I do many things, but for the life of me cannot find a term that joins them all together! See I started in retail, got into Fashion Merchandising and while that was my day job, I would do graphic design and creative direction on the side. As soon as life surprised me with the chance to do Graphic Design as a day job, I took it and rolled with it. But, honestly, I’m the happiest figuring out new store layouts, dressing mannequins and creating color stories. Being on my feet creating! So back to fashion I went. There’s something that speaks to me whenever I have the opportunity to draft an idea, weather it be a for a video or rolling out a new trend at the store and see it come through exactly as I envisioned it. Concept to execution. I also run this blog that I call a journal. I’ve documented how my design style has changed over the years and I plan to continue to use it as a digital mood board and place to make, find and share things I love.
Top 5 favorite artists/bands: I have so many favorites! But my top 5 currently is: 1) Grimes. Completely in love with the new album. 2) Seth Bogart (formerly Hunx) because I can’t stop listening to it. 3) Tobias Jesso Jr. when I’m feeling melow. 4) Joywave is a “new to me” favorite. 5) Last but not least Alvvays. Months can go by and I listen to them again and am instantly hooked.
Top 5 shops: Obviously, Free People is on the top of my list! I’m also a huge Anthropologie fan. I also buy a lot online. Ive been loving Poketo and Schoolhouse. For local shopping, LUCA in Old San Juan has the best items. It’s very minimal inspired and I just love it visually. Also, Electroshock for some vintage browsing.
Favorite food: Hands down, no questions asked… The Huevos Rancheros from Acapulco Taqueria have my heart and belly. It’s perfection in numerous bites. Every single time, the same flavor. Like a trusty friend. Some other places I have been crushing on are Cocinando Suave (beautiful decor + tasty menu) and Ocean Park Cafe (their gnocchi is to die for).
Coffee with: Iced Vanilla Soy Latte or an Iced Matcha Latte. I’m all for a good cup of hot coffee too. So when the mood strikes, a plain old cortadito will do the trick.
Currently inspired by: SO. MANY. THINGS. I’m inspired by the hard working people I get to meet for Make + Seek. I’m inspired by going out and walking around the neighborhood looking at the colors and shapes of my surroundings. I’m inspired by Instagram and all the awesome ladies and gents that create content as a consequence of their lifestyle and let us into perks of their life. I could go on and on…
If you’d like to sit down for coffee, shoot me an email! Would love to have you. Past creatives who have sat down for coffee can be found here.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… Nothing helps tired and cranky skin like moisture. Whenever I start seeing feeling blemishes rise up, I can go back to what I’ve been doing that past week and almost always The culprits are lack of water and under-moisturizing. To keep moody skin in its place, I introduce it to my Moisture Gang! They’ve meet before and have had a loving relationship. But, sometimes they go their separate ways. It can be because moody skin tried a new product or because someone in the squad is empty and waiting for their refill. But, when they meet again, it’s always magic!
Meet the gang: