International’s Women’s Day at El Zarape!


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Luiza Lanoy
Our International Women’s Day event was celebrated Mexican style.  The La Paz Ladies Luncheon was held in the “Frida” room at El Zarape Restaurant on Ave. Mexico, where we were surrounded by the many images of one of Mexico’s greatest artists. Many ‘newcomers’  were very impressed by the setting and went around the room with cameras to capture the essence of Frida Kahlo.
Our fabulous buffet luncheon consisted of chicken mole, stuffed poblano peppers with a twist, incredible leg of pork cooked with pineapple and chiles, breaded fish, rice, pasta and salad.   I was so impressed with the pork dish that I made my own version last night to take on our 5-day sailing trip.
I, and most of the ladies, was mesmerized by the folkloric dancing team who entertained us for the better part of a hour.  The costuming was incredible.
A huge thank-you to the owner, Lorena Hinojosa Olivas and her staff at El Zarape, for creating a fabulous buffet and organizing such wonderful entertainment.
Lastly, the group was presented with a short promotional video to highlight the upcoming Gastronomic Event to be held at Playa Coromuel on MAY 2, 2012.  At last years event, over 54 restaurants participated.  The cost is $500 pesos per person for all you can eat and drink in the late afternoon and evening.  Get your tickets early at any restaurant in town.  The organizers are expecting over 500 people to attend this event.
We are trying something different for our April event.  The April edition of the La Paz Ladies Luncheon will be a Spring and Summer Fashion Show featuring our own members – Kena from La Coleccion Garlu, Joni Manery and Rocio Coronel and via Rocio Sanford and her daughter (a fashion designer in training at La Universidad Mundial) the Spring and Summer collections of all of the up and coming fashion designers from the Fashion Designer Program, La Universidad Mundial.  Mark your calendars to April 20, 2012 at Casino Bella Vista, 7 p.m.
Spring and Summer Fashion Show is a fundraiser to raise money for scholarships for deserving young women to continue their education all the way through University.  The Profesional and Business Womens Club of BCS have been providing scholarships since it’s inception over 50 years ago.   In 1991, this group of dedicated women were instrumental in creating the nursing school on Colosio.  In fact, the club owns the school which is operated by CONALEP.  Work is progressing to convert this nursing CONALEP program to a full-fledged Nursing Degree program at the Bachelor’s level.   The Club also provides monthly scholarships to a small number of women who attend university.  The objective of this event is to increase the scholarship fund to provide a greater monthly support to existing recipients and to provide scholarships to more deserving young women in La Paz.  The tickets for the Spring and Summer Fashion Show will be $200 pesos per person.   More details will be published in incoming issue of The Baja Citizen and to the La Paz Ladies Luncheon Network and La Paz Gringo Group.
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