About Me

I’m a Venezuelan/Spanish single mother of two that calls Montreal home, I fell in love with the glorious city of Montreal in 1995, I was born and raised in sunny Barquisimeto, where is that? In a country on the northern coast of South America that has some of the largest oil and natural gas reserves in the world, and consistently ranks among the top ten world crude oil producers: Venezuela.

When I first set foot in this city I instantly fell in love, with the smell, the streets, the people, the architecture, the diversity and most of all, the possibilities…

Not long after I met the man who would be my husband for ten years, we met, got engaged, got married and had the two coolest kids I have ever met, Sarah and Simon (you’ll get to know them, The Sanz) and well… stuff happens and we divorced.

Around the same time I met the father of my children a got a job on a TV show replacing a host that had gone on maternity leave, guess what? she never came back as a host, she decided to stay behind the cameras as a producer, well I had my own show “Teleritmo” it was a window for Latin culture, food, music, entertainment… I hosted that show for 13 years and that opened the door for numerous projects in different languages ( I speak Spanish, English and French).

I hosted “Latin Clips” a Latin music show ( I love music) that aired nationally in Canada on Nuevo Mundo TV 

Follow my adventures, the adventures of a feisty divinely imperfect thirty something immigrant mother of two living in a vibrant cosmopolitan city.

This is a lifestyle blog with a Latin flavor, this blog is about getting rid of the image of the unrealistically perfect woman, with fun articles about style, music, food, cocktails (God I could use one now…) family life and of course my Spanish lessons, I mean for my blog to be inclusive, and hopefully inspiring!

Let’s enjoy La dulce vida!

Maria xx


One thought on “About Me

  1. Bonjour Maria!
    Je viens de déménager le 1er juin dernier, dans une nouvelle maison avec mes deux garçons de 19 et 21. Ils sont avec moi une semaine sur deux. Ils sont adorables et nous avons une super relation! Depuis les 8 derniers mois, je me suis fait faire ma cuisine de rêve et elle est enfin prête!
    J’ai commencé à regarder ton émission et j’ai adoré la formule et ta belle simplicité! J’enregistre maintenant tes émissions et je tente de reproduire le plus fidèlement possible tes merveilleuses recettes!
    Merci de me rendre la vie plus facile avec la préparation des repas! Pour un homme de 54 ans, avec une carrière qui demande beaucoup, ton aide est grandement apprécié!!
    Thank you for your help and recipes Maria. I fully appreciate your amazing recipes!
    André Dupras

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