Travel + Culture

Reasons and seasons to visit the most eclectic and beautiful getaway destinations can be unraveled along with tips and tricks to always be alert on.

Mother’s Day Brunch a la Ana Quincoces

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Take a load off, mom, we got this: Sit back, relax, surrender the kitchen and let us give you an extra hand on your special day. Would it make you feel better to know we’ve called on expert chef and Target partner Ana Quincoces for Mother’s Day brunch ideas that are ¿muy delicioso? Indeed, let’s use her recipes to get everyone…

Reasons to Visit China Right Now

China is stirring on the international stage—with over 30 million international visitors annually, there are a whole host of reasons why China is worth visiting. Here are a few interesting reasons to visit China in 2016. China is growing and expanding at an exponential rate in every single way imaginable. From industry to tourism, China…

Fun and Fresh Spring Fare

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Dogwoods are blooming and so is Chef Isa Souza’s delectable dishes filled with freshness and ease to do at home. Shrimp Cocktail in Avocado Salsa Ingredients: ½ pound of clean and peeled large shrimp [with tail] 1 bouquet of greens 2 avocados ½ onion 1 clove of garlic 1 cup of sour cream ¼ teaspoon…

Where to Speak?

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For mompreneurs, fashionistas, speakers or coaches getting ready to take the stage, first up… location. Part of planning involves comparing who is better at what, especially when the words business and travel ergonomically fuse together. After much research, surveys, and mad travel schedules, Chispa unveils three top convention locations based on service, exclusivity, and design.…

Ready for Some Football… Feast?

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With Superbowl around the corner, it’s time to consider thinking outside the box if you want to score many touchdowns with your guests. Ready, set, hike! Mini Chicken Soft Taquitos 2 Skinless, boneless chicken breasts; diced medium 2 Red bell peppers (1 julienne and 1 diced small; I use the food processor on pulse setting) 2…

The Romina Files: 23 Days Till Christmas | Fifty Shades of Grey Wine

Fifty Shades of Grey Wine, Chispa Magazine

Celebrity vineyards are popping up everywhere. From Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Dave Matthews and beyond, world-renowned celebrities passionate about wine are joining the business. Yet one celebrity wine that stands out among all the rest is Fifty Shades of Grey Wine, personally blended by Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James. Saturating the market with…

Holiday Feast Estilo Chispa

Thanksgiving, Christmas Dinner, Chispa Magazine, Recipes

Chipotle and Guava Turkey Created by Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, owner and chef of Barrio Café in Phoenix and Barrio Queen in Scottsdale, Arizona Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 teaspoon shallots, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste Kosher salt, to taste  Freshly ground black pepper, to taste  1/2 cup white wine 4 tablespoons…

Focused + Clear

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For the ultimate experience of the North Carolina coastline, the ideal living situation is to rent a vacation home for one, two, or even four weeks. Homes come with as many as 12 bedrooms, guaranteeing complete privacy and isolation for a family or group of friends who want to get away together. A particular favorite…