Latin Hotlist #2 - November 2016

Think Latin, Feel Latin, Buy Latin...here's our choice of great Latin products on the market this November

The Scent of Spain

Few perfume houses can legitimately claim 100 years and five generations in business. And when we got a wiff of the samples sent from Barcelona’s House of Myrurgia, represented by 4th generation descendant Ramon Monegal, we understood what real perfume is all about. The combination of Lovely Day’s intensity and lightness (jasmine, tea rose, liquorice, iris,cedar and blackcurrent) was so intoxicating it renders every other perfume, excuse the vulgarity, slightly cheap. Once sniffed, there is simply no going back. www.harrods.com

Laptop Luxury

What could be cooler than a Frida-inspired Laptop case? We just loved the bold designs and bright sequins of these original and vibrant laptop cases from Tea and Tequila. Hand-crafted by highly-skilled embroiderers in Mexico city, and with colourful cotton linings are sourced from Oaxaca City, each case is lined with a protective, waterproof padding to keep your laptop safe while looking fly. www.teaandtequila.co.uk

Dangerously Smooth

We couldn’t get enough of this deliciously sweet, honey tequila at The Latin UK Awards Gala ceremony last year. It was definitely the reason why some beautiful ladies started to get up on stage and strut their stuff and for us producers, it was the perfect relaxer after a hard nights work. The smokey, caramel taste goes down like a treat (too much in fact) on the rocks, or with a lemon or orange mixer. It also comes in ‘Blanco’ and Coffee variations. www.cazcabel.com

Mochilamania

We were long wondering where you can get hold of the beautifully woven and typically Colombian bags known as mochilas. Online we found the answer. These ones are particularly bright and stunning, hand-crocheted by the indigenous Wayuu tribeswomen of the Guajira Peninsula in the North of Colombia. Claudia Correa-Bell, of supplier Brand Native, says: “The women are so inspiring, beautiful and humble. They are the leaders of the community as it's a matriarchal society.” So, no need to feel guilty when splashing out on one then…www.brandnative.co.uk