Indefinite delay: the last days of Nelson Mandela
By Hedley Twidle
[Photo: Nelson Mandela in September 2011 at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape. Adrian Steirn/Getty Images]
Post this picture this morning, as part of inspirational theme. Even saw a comment saying he is not dead yet, only to find out later in the evening that the great mandela has passed away. Sleep well & thank you!
Rest in Peace. Nelson Mandela Presente!
We are busy this Holiday Season and starting off strong in our 2nd year. If you can’t make it to any of the events we’ll be at these next weeks, you can also shop on our on-line shop www.goodmexicangirl.com. Use code 2ndGMG to get 15% your purchase until December 16.
This Saturday we’ll be at Small World Rebel Holiday Sale hosted by @emelda gutirrez at @lobazul photography studio in East L.A.
On Sunday, we return to @Seal Beach Winery for their Holiday Bash. We’ve had an incredible time here. To mark our return, we are unveiling four of our newest chocolate truffles and bringing some favorites, as well as other sweet treats that make perfect gifts.
December 13-15 you can find us throughout L.A.
On Friday, join us @Vibes, A Higher Frequency Happy Hour. There will be a variety of offerings that include tarot readings, reiki session, elixirs & tonics, as well as artisans selling their hand-crafted products.
Here we go…the 2013 version of the X-Y-Mas holiday sale is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 14th in Boyle Heights. This year we are including an authors corner as well as a musical talent showcase complete with acoustic performances. Get your holiday shopping done in one shot and support local artists while you’re at it.
Marcel DeJure - Cinnamon Roll Gang
Rosanna Esparza Ahrens - Zan Luvs ELA
Angela Flores - jewelry and acoustic set w/Terese Covarrubias
Joe Rourke - Fat School Confidential (author)
Ricky Beltran & Chickie Beltran - handcrafted scarves, jewelry
Linda Gamboa - Santa’s Rejects y mas
Good Mexican Girl
Saturday, December 14, from 2-7pm, you can find us @XYMas hosted by “Cara de Lorena
Sunday, December 15 we are excited to be a part of @EatingLA, a forum featuring artisanal food makers and panelists discussing the importance of supplying L.A. with local food. The Forum will bring together food suppliers, such as backyard gardeners, school and community-based urban farmers, and gleaners with food buyers, such as caterers, chefs, restaurants, and homemade cottage food act purveyors.
Friday, December 20 we’ll be back at @Small World Rebel Holiday Sale.
Sunday, December 21, we are happy to be back with @Imix Holiday Hustle. Join us at Hardware Studio for your last chance to get holiday gifts from some of L.A.s most hustlin’ artists and artisans. IMIX BOOKS x 213* x HARDWARE STUDIO Present:
The 4th Annual IMIX Bookstore Holiday Hustle Sale!
12PM-7PM SUNDAY DECEMBER 22ND 2013
SHOP EAT DRINK LISTEN READ !!
Use code 2ndGMG and save 15% on your purchase. Offer goid through Dec 16.
Share Your Feast: Tips from Foodie Photographers on Instagram
To whet your appetite with more foodie photos, browse the #onthetable hashtag. Still hungry? Follow @aguynamedpatrick, @sliceofpai, @rubenhughes and @sonyayu on Instagram.
A little over a year and a half ago, San Francisco food and lifestyle photographer Sonya Yu (@sonyayu) shared some of her best advice about how to take beautiful photos of food. We caught up with Sonya and chatted with a few of the top foodies on Instagram to hear their favorite tips.
For all those celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday, take note of these pointers to score that perfect photo of your holiday spread:
Patrick Janelle (@aguynamedpatrick)
“I look for a nice texture as the backdrop to the meal. The plastic table not good enough? Call me crazy, but sometimes I’ll set the dish or drink on the ground for a better backdrop (see: #coffeegrounded). A lot of people like to neatly organize their food on the table before a shot, but I like a more natural look. A fork askew, map of the city, your handbag, phone or keys: each element gives the photo more visual texture and definitely makes it more personal.”
Joann Pai (@sliceofpai)
“Good lighting is an integral part of food photography. Soft daylight is best. Depending on the situation, I would even suggest taking your food to a place with good light, then taking a photo.”
Ruben Hughes (@rubenhughes)
“When editing, try slightly upping the highlight in your photo which will increase the whiteness of your plates or other ware. Bringing out the color in your photo can help increase the beauty of it. Try adding a bit of warmth or focused saturation to any colorful areas.”
Sonya Yu (@sonyayu)
“A great vantage point always makes for a great composition, especially when your extensive spread seems too difficult to fit into a square. Go grab the nearest chair to stand on and don’t be shy—take your photo from up above to capture the entire meal! And of course, don’t forget to save me and @trotterpup a plate!”
Good tips for #foodie #photographers
Introducing our newest cookie #dulcedeleche. It’s the #GoodMexicanGirl take on the peanut butter cookie. We can make it gluten-free but not vegan. Get yours this Sunday at #PatchworkShow #SantaAna
Cookie tins shown here chocolate chip cookies 6oz, with tin 8oz
place your order by Oct 29 to guarantee delivery by Nov 1 / Nov 2. If shipping out of Los Angeles area place order by Sunday, Oct 27.