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I am second generation Californian with Apache and Yaqui ancestors. Yes I was born in them there hills of Los Angeles. The Yaqui were hard workers and while working on the railroads in the southwest traveled and sometimes lived on the trains with their families. Refugio Savala the Yaqui Poet lived this lifestyle and called himself a "Hobo" with humor. My Greatgrandfather and many of his family worked on the railroad also which afforded them many opportunities. This Blog is in honor of my Great Grandfather Reyes Torres.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Street Style with Miranda Valentine

Street Style with Miranda Valentine
This is a great way to update your wardrobe. I use the Pantone color/style forcaster to make a plan before shopping. Although we do not have a Crossroads in my community, we have a resale store where I found some slouchy natural suede kitten heeled boots and a sage green coach bag. I am going to LA and will visit one of these stores...join their e-mail list for special deals.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Avalla Skincare, Healthcare, Household care


Many years ago I was introduced to a skincare and healthcare company which was based on studies done on aging in the 1950's which included nutrition and lifestyle. It has evolved into something much bigger, same concept. I have become a consultant with this company and I am excited to share what I know combining my business with sustainable clothing line as well.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yaqui Easter Ceremony Book


I was trying to find out more about the Yaqui Easter Ceremony so I ordered the book from Amazon. I was researching the "Yaqui Sandals" and came across the entire book online on the link above, the only difference that it has that nice brown cover!
From looking at the pictures of the sandals they are a shorter version of the Tarahumara which I will post how to make those soon.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cydwoq Shoes Inspired by Nature


Here's some very contemporary handbags

Cydwoq Mini-Documentary (Full Version) from Cliff Dweller on Vimeo.

These shoes are not ""Hobo" for sure but they are inspired by nature. Made for durability and comfort the designs can also be very feminine as shown in his sandals with heels which makes them even more desirable. The soles of the shoes are think and mold to your foot!

USA's clip on "San Luis Obispo Happiest Place in the USA"

Now this is funny. The SLO in Slohobo stands for San Luis Obispo. Yes Bubble Gum Alley is GROSS and attracts tourists who block the walkways to take pictures while the locals try to go about their business. When I first saw this headline I thought oh no here comes another wave of tourists looking at us like we are part of Disneyland's amusement (I know that look for I also lived in the OC) but I think this clip made us look like a joke....BBQ? For some I guess but I do not think I had any of that for years. I go for the "Raw" for I have grown fond of cows after moving here and hiking among them grazing in the hills plus now they are showing signs of having higher amounts of radiation in their milk..if you have not read the other headlines about SLO.
Yes it IS SLO DOWN TOWN however so breathe deep and center before coming here if you still want to after watching this....ha ha.