Christmas Wish List 2016

Think Latin, Feel Latin, Buy Latin...here's our choice of great Latin ideas for Christmas

Wrap yourself up in Alpacas

Yes literally, a group of alpacas is screen-printed on this luxe, lightweight shawl by Peruvian Connection. In natural brown and cream shades with a touch of sky blue. Made in Peru of 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk. www.peruvianconnection.com

No-hangover Christmas cocktails

TV celebrity, and renowned positive drinker, Cleo Rocos, spent over 11 months working with a master blender in Mexico, to create the hangover free Tequila.  “I wanted to minimise the burn often found in tequila and leave the warmth and agave flavours. It’s a very long process to get right, reducing the burn and also reducing the methanol to a very, very low level, so really reducing the hangover people experience,” says Cleo. We tried her AquaRiva at Latinoife’s Christmas party and lo and behold we all arrived at work the next day and fresh as daisies. Mission accomplished Cleo! http://www.aquariva.co.uk/

Hair Shine like a Domincana

Be the wonder of winter wonderland with super hair, with this amazing hair mask from the Dominican Republic which uses all natural plant derived ingredients proven to stimulate healthy hair growth. It prevents hair breakage and adds health, vitality, softness and elasticity. So no more miserable winter hair, yours will shiny and bouncy for Christmas parties in true latina style. www.dominicanhair care.co.uk

Spice up your Turkey

Mole is one of our favourite dishes at Latinolife, and, though usualy served with chicken, we already tried this gorgeous traditional Mexican sauce made of chillies, chocolate, nuts and spices with Turkey, and loved it! Its flavour is quite unique, delicate and strong at the same time. www.mextrade.co.uk

 

 

Blast away your winter blues

Skip the same old Christmas shows and book your partner the best antidote to winter blues – German Cornejos amazing tango show at Sadlers Wells in January. The sparks created by Argentina’s hottest performers will keep your fire going a few more weeks. Tickets here

For Cocktail to Calories

Essential for your perfect Christmas margaritas, and the antidote to all that eating, is agave syrup. Organic and cholesterol and fat free, it has 25% less calories gram for gram, than refined sugar, and is 1.5 times sweeter (to achieve the same sweetness 50% less calories are used) With its naturally low GI, it provides slow and steady energy release, as opposed to refined sugars. www.groovyfood.co.uk