All we can say is WOW! Our First Annual Fundraiser with Renand Foundation was a great success and a ton of fun! Thank you to all who came out to Old Havana Nights to benefit our mission to raise funds to build Dome homes for natural disaster survivors in need in Haiti. A home is not just a house- it’s about building strong foundations for families to continue their stories. It’s about people, and protecting the lives and livelihoods for future generations to be safe. Shelter is not a privilege- it’s a basic human right. Your donations for our fundraiser are making that happen, and we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who believes in our mission to build the strongest, sustainable, affordable shelter possible for disaster-relief.
Hats off to everyone who made this event possible- Renand Foundation, 4 A New Dawn Consulting, J&R Events, Marylin Dans with Pink Luminous Breast, Mic McGann with Legends Radio, The Latin Ensemble, Bree Gordon Lukosavich with Palm Beach Music Therapy Institute, Captain Kate McCue with Celebrity Cruises, Joseph Gruenthal Photography, Wellington National Golf Club and countless amazing people who donated exquisite items for our silent auction and put their time and effort into spreading the word about Domes For Humanity. 🌴
Me: Part Russian poet, part Cuban dancer, part LA architect, part French connoisseur, part Mexican novelist, part German historian, part Bollywood diva, and part Classic Hollywood actress ... so basically, I’m insane! 🤪 #obsessions#sandiego#havana#1920#thelittleenglishmajor
Куба один из самых притягательный остров в Карибском море, который нередко называют жемчужиной этих краёв. ⠀
❤️ Гавана, столица Кубы, основана испанскими конкистадорами еще в 1515 году.
⛪️ Это город со своим уникальным и ни с чем несравнимым архитектурным обликом и колоритом.
Его исторический центр — Старая Гавана — в 1982 году был включен ЮНЕСКО в список достояний человечества, а сам город с каждым годом становится все более популярным среди туристов. ⠀
🌴 Здесь ежегодно проводятся красочные карнавалы с морем зажигательной музыки, танцев и отличного настроения. 🍸🍸
⠀ 🌴 Не оставят путешественников равнодушными белоснежные пляжи, протяженностью до 20-ти км, приспособленных для отдыха, водных развлечений и рыбной ловли.🐟
Let’s go to Viñales ••
Cuba is a vivid country with so much culture and history. Viñales is three hours from Havana and is packed with tobacco farms that are the home to world famous cigars. These are the homes that lead up to the valley. Notice the homes all have porches and chairs where Cubans sit and watch people pass. ✨ #PillarTravel
After a few days in Cancun and almost one week in Cuba, we made it back home to our house and the pups! Cuba has captivated our minds and our hearts — a place where the people opened up their homes to us, kept our bellies full, and kept the conversation, music, and mojito flowing; a land of contradictions where there is great beauty both amidst the faded ruins and the most resplendently restored facades that bring to life a previous era, where socialist idealism still reigns supreme yet the spark of capitalism has lit the fires of change for better or for worse, where people speak out with passion but keep many secrets tightly guarded. No other travels have ever taught us so much in so little time, but still our understanding of the vast complexities of this nation is from such a limited American lens. I wish we could go back year after year to witness what the future will bring for this fierce, resilient nation, and that everyone could experience it for themselves.