Monday, December 27, 2010

Dances with Beans

A caffeine addict's paradise! I actually don't drink coffee, but I thought some of you might appreciate this :) Also, forgive the poor picture quality--I've been using my dad's camera and am having upload issues.

Sweater- Vintage (from Keepin' it Chic), Pleather shorts- Stradivarius (in Colombia), Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell, Hat- Forever21, Earrings- Vintage, Necklace- Urban Outfitters, Cuffs- Vendors in Costa Rica and Cancun

I accompanied my younger cousins on what seemed like an endless shopping trip to one of the largest malls in Bogota. Never in my life have I seen so many stores devoted solely to women's clothes, shoes, and accessories. No random kitchen or electronic stores. No Brookstone massage chair pit stops. Just clothes. After a while everything started to look the same and I became hypnotized.  Stradivarius was a great discovery-- think Zara but cheaper! As far as the Litas, they were probably the least practical shoe to bring on vacation, but I had to give these paisley babies a whirl.

I now find myself in Armenia, the agricultural region, for a little more R&R away from all the craziness of the city.  Each day we've been going on a different excursion. Take yesterday for example.  I didn't think it was possible. A coffee themed amusement park? How was Juan Valdez going to entertain me for 9 hours? 

I was oh so wrong.  El Parco National de Cafe boasts some of the more interesting attractions in the country. I hate to be lame, but it was both educational and fun! (I hear you puking a little).  I learned more than I ever wanted to about the life of a coffee bean-- there was even a coffee ballet show.  Men leapt around with satchels of beans as the women twirled with bouquets of flowers.  There was a wedding scene involving the bride being snatched away by various lecherous coffee farmers and accused by the groom of cheating. In the end, all was well, and the audience got a taste of the major Colombian dance styles.  My dad was moved to tears saying it reminded him of his childhood.  I can't say that I relate, but I will never look at a cup of coffee quite the same way!


  1. those are crazy shoes, are they as comfortable as everyone says?

  2. awesome. now i'm in love with ur boots

  3. Love that your accessories are so full of pattern and color. Not just anyone could pull that off.

  4. such a cute outfit!!!! and I love your vacation photos !! so gorge!!! really loving the nude leather shorts with the crochet top!! happy new year :)

    dennis rodman chic

  5. Hey Prima!! You look amazing, I love all your all your Colombian outfits!!!!

    BRAVA GIRL!! TOUS MES COMPLEMENTS you did it better than me and I am a Colombian born!! You took the right clothes for Cartagena, Eje Cafetero and Bogota!

    This one in particular is my favorite!
    I also love all your pictures!!


  6. Oo, those are some cute pair of shoes!


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