"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Monday, 28 January 2013

Free: Cirque Du Soleil performance ! at Desigual in Regent Street

Have you always wanted to see these amazing acrobats but always found the price tag a little too steep or tickets sold out? Well tonight is your lucky night !!! as not only you have the chance to see a free mini Cirque Du Soleil performance you also have a chance to see the new Desigual collection.

The free event, held at the Desigual store in Regent Street is a first RSVP first serve event that you can get your names down for starting late this afternoon at 4pm
You can shop and be the first to see the new Desigual and see this one off live Kooza performance from Cirque!!

Its free !!!! :) 

Fancy performing at the stage at Destinations show this Thursday ? and have the experience of being a Carnaval de Oruro dancer? ;)

Fancy experiencing what is to be a Carnival Dancer ?? This is an open opportunity  for someone who would like to learn some easy steps, and most importantly have the chance to wear a Bolivian Dance Carnival costume, if you wanted to go to el Carnaval de Oruro, in Bolivia , or planning to go, and want to experience and be a dancer for a day , this is your opportunity ! :)

This thursday at Earls Court London, at the Destination Travel show , we well be teaching a few stpes and choreography , to the public, and give the opportunity for a lucky girl, ( sorry guys, we have no costume for you, but you can join in ! of course )  to have the experience of being a Carnaval de Oruro dancer !!

for more information please send me an email to lindsey.funes.obleas@gmail.com

The show its on Thursday at 3:45 ,
we expect to be there earlier, so anyone who would like to have the make over , should arrive earlier as well.

please do send me an email for more info !! and YOU could be on the stage !! :)

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Events : Destinations, Holiday & Travel Show at Earls Court ~ London ~

With Programs showing Latin American history, attractions like el Salar the Uyuni, or a famous and dangerous road in Bolivia. With all the Latin American restaurants in London offering a taste of Latin America at your door. And this year, being named the year of the quinoa.
Isn't this, the best year to go to Latin America? . Well I'll say Anytime is the right time to go!

And if you are thinking , planning to go to on holidays. Destinations at Earls Court in London is the best place to start planning! from the 31st of January to the 3rd of February. Come to the High Lives stand at LA28 where your dream of going to Latin America, can come true !

There will be entertainment , food to taste, prizes to be won ! and I had a sneak preview of some of the prizes , they are wicked ! Don't miss the opportunity and come and see us at the LA28 stand, and have your chance to win !

There will be dancing from Bolivian Heritage on Thursday at 3:45 at the world entertainment stage, giving you an insight into, one of the many folkloric dances of Bolivia: La Morenda, taking you ( for a few minutes) to the Carnival de Oruro,

Also the four days , you could try some amazing food, and yes I'm talking about Quinoa ! High Lives will be offering some quinoa to taste at the stand and also at the "Taste the world" area, so another thing not to miss !! Quinoa served in different ways, maybe like you never taste it before !! Another good reason to make a stop at the LA28 stand !

On Saturday there will be entertainment form one of the most talented musicians I know, from Bolivia, Phaxi Coca ( Pictured above ) will be playing some Andean beats, at the world entertainment stage , totally recommended ! Not to be missed !! follow by a Morenada dance number by a Bolvian group.

So we hope to see you at the High Lives Stand LA28, for any question or querry you might have, and don't forget to enter the  raffle, and have the opportunity to win amazing and unique prizes !

"HighLives offers fully organised tours in Latin America and can help you tailor your experience to combine luxury, wellness, adventure, culture and fitness. We aim to help you decide on what is the best experience for you with the time and budget you have available. We offer fully organised tours, and can help you tailor your experience to combine several elements or travel more independently." Destinations Website

"HighLives was founded by Bolivian born Bibiana Tellez-Garside, inspired by her extensive travel in the Andes and Amazon. Bibiana's aim is to help others to experience the real Latin America."

Destinations Travel and Holiday Show from Thursday 31st January - Sunday 3rd February

Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Warwick Road

opening times :
10:00am – 5:30pm Thursday
10:00am - 5:30pm Friday
10:00am - 5:30pm Saturday
10:00am - 5:30pm Sunday

See you at the High Live Stand LA28 !!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Free : Carnaby Book exchange / "London's most diverse free book exchange"

Little did I know that I could find books from Latin American Authors, like Paulo Coelho, Mario Benedetti, a Latin American studies book with articles of Brazilian culture, Bolivian political affairs, Mexican History, in english and some other books in spanish, well, as the tittle says, is London's most diverse free book exchange, you can find books in many languages !!

so how does it work ?

You simply need to take a book , or few books, that you perhaps finished reading, and you go to  Kingly Court, in Carnaby and you can exchange your book /s , you can write a review and leave a note on their book that they have at the entrance, and yes , its as simple as that !

However if you like you could stay at the place, they have chairs and tables, so a perfect study place too ! and in the center of London, a few steps away form Oxford Street and Bond Street.

A few books I found  from the History of Mexico ( in spanish) and some others form Latin American Authors.

And of course you can find many other books ! about fashion, travel, music, photography ,

The project has been curated by the MA Fashion Curation students at London College of Fashion
I love this system of exchanging books !!

More information :
Book Exchange is open :

Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm and Sunday 12pm – 6pm
G5, Ground floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby,  W1

Art Event: Artists raising money for street children in Bolivia.

“Cara a cara” is Spanish for “face to face” and is the title of an art project initiated by artist Bernice Wilson. It involves 14 (mostly) London-based Artists and hopes to raise money and awareness for street children in, Bolivia. It is a reciprocal portrait project and involves 31 children from Bolivia creating portraits of the artists and in turn the artists have created a portrait of the corresponding child.

 They are holding a number of exhibition events around London (see
below for details) during January and February 2013. Whilst all events are running we will simultaneously by holding a silent online auction of all the artworks, they have speakers, some children’s workshops and hopefully Bolivian entertainment. 

Exhibition dates:
22/1 – 10/2             Go Figurative Gallery, Old St, London
11/2 – 17/2             Se1 Bermondsey project Space 2
19/2 – 23/2             Mile End Art pavilion
25/2 – 28/2             TBC

(further details of  events running alongside these exhibitions can be found on their project website: www.cara-a-cara.org.uk )


Monday, 21 January 2013

..:::Monday 21st of January : its National Hugging day * London* :::...

Monday 21st January is National Hug Day!

What a better excuse to hug someone ! lol , it will brighten someones day and put a smile on someones face , so in London will probably see a few people celebrating national Hug day. Whether is your friend , family , stranger , it would certainly brighten their day , specially on a snowy Monday ! :)

Hugging is proven to help build a good immune system, decrease the risk of heart disease and decrease levels of the stress hormone in women!

National Hug Day or National Hugging Day is an annual holiday created by Rev. Kevin Zaborney.
 It occurs on January 21 and is officially recognized by the Hugging Committee of the City of London, as well as the United States copyright office. 

 Receive a virtual HUG !!!!! :)   

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Event : London Art Fair 2013 @ Business Design Centre

Its the 25th edition of the London Art Fair , bringing together over 150 galleries from across the UK and overseas. with Modern-British art, contemporary work, photography (my weakness) and much more, all gathered in one place, at a welcoming atmosphere and convenient location.
The show is running in conjunction with Photo 50 and Art Projects

Something perfect to do over the weekend or now 1 if you have time ! its open from today until Sunday. tickets cost £16. For more information you can visit their website. 


Opening Hours
Tues 15 January
(Invited guests / Preview & Six Day Ticket Holders)
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Wed 16 January
incorporating Photography Focus Day
11:00am - 9:00pm
Thurs 17 January
incorporating Thursday Late
11:00am - 9:00pm
Fri 18 January
11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat 19 January
10:00am - 7:00pm
Sun 20 January
10:00am - 5:00pm
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Miss Obleas: Photoshoots : A FairyTale Story..

The concept behind this photo-shoot was a fairytale story: showing in pictures, of (at first) two kids growing and sharing memories together, and then growing and having to go their separate ways, living different lives, and then being reunited when they are older. 
How it all started, well how did I get involved, well me and a friend were walking along a park, when two photographer students, approached us and asked as if we would like to be involved in their university project. We did not hesitate, we liked the idea and said YES ! 
The photo-shoot involved different days, different locations, as for my part , I was the girl who went her different way, in a much stylish, elegant way, therefore the clothes, settings, lights, makeup , etc had to reflect in the pictures, and Dona is a very good photographer, very professional and passionate in what she does, she knew exactly what she wanted and therefore , I knew what I had to do.
The story tells in pictures, how at the end the friends reunited themselves, after both having lived different lives.

All pictures subject to copyright Photographer : Donna Erika Tan
see more at :

Miss Obleas: Photoshoots:

Monday, 7 January 2013

Free: Fancy exercise the British Military style ?

Looking to start an exercise plan? January we're all looking for healthy eating diets, exercise plans etc.

But why not experience something different as from being in the gym, there is a free one-hour group exercise class courtesy of British Military Fitness every Saturday in January.

There will also be the chance to win a years membership and nutrition advice from The Food Doctor. So if you want to try something new why not ? All You have to do is, sign up in their website and get ready !

"BMF START is a FREE one-hour mixed ability exercise session led by military fitness trainers. They'll provide the motivation. All you need to do is turn up."

You can attend a BMF START session in London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Coventry, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Reigate or Manchester this January.

Advance sign up required!

Sat 12th Jan, 10:30am

Hempstead Heath, Parliament Hill Lido car park

Sat 19th Jan, 10:30am

Finsbury Park, Cafe Kiosk

Check their website for other locations :)


Festival Event : Helping the children in Peru

This Saturday there is an event to help children in Peru.
Free Entry!!!
There will be a variety of Peruvian food , drinks, raffle and dance, music from Peru and Latin America.

The event is to raise funds to help children from low-income and provide support with Maths and English classes during school holidays and organise events for the community.

Everyone is welcome !

This Saturday 12 January from 2pm-9pm at :
St. Luke's and Camden (Peckham )
161 Sumner Road
SE15 6JL

Contact Ruben :