Coco: The Importance of Traditions & Culture

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At the Coco movie screening. 

Growing up in a Mexican household (while living in California), I learned about Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead, the holiday celebrated in Mexico to honor the dead) at an early age. It was important to my parents that my siblings and I learn about the Mexican culture and traditions. They not only worked hard to teach us proper Spanish, but also to instill in us a sense of pride and appreciation for our Mexican culture and heritage. I am very appreciative to my parents for giving me this wonderful gift! I grew up in the United States, but I am Mexican-American, bicultural and bilingual! I feel I have the best of both worlds!

I want to be able to pass on this priceless gift to my daughter, Alessandra. So, when I got invited to the preview screening of Disney Pixar’s new animated movie Coco, I got excited! To add to the excitement and fun, I Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons Why Moms Prefer To Stay At Home Than Go Out

Moms, do you have to do lots of prepping and planning just to be able to go out with your significant other or friends to watch a movie or have dinner? I do! I recorded this video just for fun, thought it may make you laugh & you could relate: My TOP 10 REASONS Why Moms Prefer to Stay Home Than Go Out (at Night), click on link to watch it! Hope you enjoy this video! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive  Continue reading

Gymboree Stores Closing: Super Clearance Sale What We Bought 70% Off

Gymboree is closing hundreds of stores! We took advantage of this super clearance sale & purchased several items for our daughter at 70% off! Huge sale! You can still purchase items, sale continues until the stores close. Watch video for details! Lots of cute clothes for fall, winter, & spring! Perfect for your kids, Christmas gifts, birthdays, or baby showers! Hope you enjoy this video! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive  Continue reading

Unboxing Baby Gifts from Germany (my first video with baby)

My husband recently returned from a trip to Germany & brought back a box full of gifts from Grandma (Oma in German) for Alessandra, as well as gifts he bought for her & for me. Such cute gifts! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive  Continue reading

Snack of the Week: Tasty Healthy Chip

This Week’s Snack is a Multigrain Tortilla Chip. It is tasty, has healthy ingredients & is low in sodium. It is a healthy replacement for potato or tortilla chips, and this chip actually tastes delicious! I have been snacking on these for the past three weeks & am pretty much obsessed with them. I also like that I can feed some to Alessandra as a snack or with a meal (just a few though because they have fiber & she’s still a toddler). I even shared them with guests and they liked them too! Watch video for more & to find out where you can find these. Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive  Continue reading

Why I Had To Get a Stress Reduction Back Facial

I share the reasons why I needed to get a Stress Reduction Back Facial and what it included. This video is not sponsored, I purchased the facial. I simply like to share good finds with you, & healthy & beauty tips. These tips help keep me sane as a busy woman, mom, & wife! Watch the video and join me during my Spa Night! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive Continue reading

Visiting Germany’s Enchanting Eltville in Wine Region, Rhine River, & Electoral Castle

More of our Travels in Germany! I was surprised by the enchantment & beauty of Eltville in the Rheingan Wine Region, we enjoyed the Rose Days Festival, & walked along the Rhine River as we looked for a place to get some dessert. Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive notifications of Continue reading

Free Jewelry Cleaning at Tiffany…New service, they used to Charge, watch video

Tiffany is offering complimentary jewelry cleaning service right now, watch video for details! This is new, they usually charge. This is not a sponsored video, I got my Tiffany jewelry cleaned for free & am passing the tip on to you. Please share video with your friends as well, because FREE is a good thing! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive Continue reading

Baby’s First Flight With Her Dad as the Pilot

Alessandra took her first private flight with her dad as the pilot! One of my husband’s hobbies is flying and he was excited to fly with our daughter as a passenger. Click link to watch the video, it was a fun & memorable experience! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive Continue reading

Unexpected Visit to Pendry Rooftop Bar & SD Film Fest Party

Pilar and I had a fun evening at the San Diego International Film Festival’s Kick-off Party, & an unexpected visit to the Pendry Rooftop Bar & Pool! It’s very nice! Click on video to watch! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive Continue reading

Fall Fashion Trends: Neiman Marcus Fashion Show

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Wondering what to wear this season? Fall Trends at Neiman Marcus, fashion show, & tips from stylists & experts, click on video to stay fashionable! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive Continue reading

How To Have Good Friendships & Celebrating Birthday with Best Friend

My friend Lizeth invited me to dinner to celebrate my birthday and it got me thinking about our friendship. I share tips on how we have been able to remain good friends for more than fourteen years and have open communication, even when one of us gets upset and when touchy subjects come up. Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive Continue reading

Girls Night Out at Home Again Movie Screening (& Review of Movie)

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We had a fun girls night out for the movie screening of Home Again, starring Reese Witherspoon. It was an adventure getting to the movie theater, but we made it…& even arrived a little early. Click on video to see our review of the movie & opinion of Arclight Cinema La Jolla. Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive notifications of new videos I upload. And, please leave your comments below 🙂

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Como Hacer Peinado Torcido Frances (French Twist)

Ya que varias personas me han preguntado, comparto pasos de como me hago peinado de Torcido Frances (French Twist), es facil, rapido, y buen peinado para eventos formales o uso diario! Especialmente con este calor! Oprime enlace para ver el video en Español ¡Gracias por tu sintonia! Si te gusta este video por favor oprime “Like” y “Subscribe” para subscribirte a mi canal de YouTube (oprime aqui) y enterarte de cuando pongo videos nuevos. ¡Gracias por tu apoyo!

¡Que tengas un lindo fin de semana! 🙂

Un abrazo,
Paola
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Since multiple people have asked me how I do my hair in a French Twist, I recorded a tutorial video, it’s easy & quick, a good hairstyle for formal events or everyday use! Especially with this heat! Click to watch video.

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Tips To Save Money on Beauty Products & Get the Most Out of Them

I share easy tips I learned in college & through my work with beauty experts on how to save money on beauty products by maximizing your products & getting the most out of them. Click on video to see how in two simple steps, I have saved money. Continue reading

Bay Views from a Penthouse & Food Truck Lunch

We headed downtown for lunch at the popular food trucks & then a friend’s party with amazing penthouse views of the bay, click to view my vlog, it was a fun day! Thank you for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive notifications of new videos I upload. And, please leave your comments below 🙂 If you are interested, you can watch more of my videos here YouTube: Paola Hernandez-Jiao.Thanks for your support!

When was the last time you went downtown?

Hugs,
Paola
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I Needed This…Thursday Spa Night

I Needed This…Thursday Spa Night! I am trying to get back into my routine of getting regular facials and pedicures. It’s not easy when you are a mom of a toddler. It took some scheduling and planning, but I finally made it to get a spa pedicure, facial, and microdermabrasion. I even purchased a membership to force myself to get to the salon regularly! Watch the video and join me during my Thursday Spa Night! Continue reading

We Met a Lemur…Opening Party Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

We met a Lemur at the Fleet Science Center during the Opening Night Party for the film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, click to see the video! It was exciting! Thank you for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive notifications Continue reading

Summer Fun: Parties, Dinner By the Bay, Birthdays, Movies, House Guests, Bowling, & More

Our Summer Fun in Video, parties, dinner by the bay, birthdays, movies, house guests, bowling, & more, all of this in two weeks, click to see video! Thank you for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive notifications of Continue reading