7 Best Swimsuits for Your Body Type
By Kathryn Papanek | 06/23/2010 - 12:00

Ready or not, it’s beach season! To help you look your best while lounging poolside, we asked Heather Gross—style expert and buyer for intimate apparel company Bare Necessities—to share her advice on how you can select the most flattering swimsuit for your body type this summer. Just pick the Latina celeb whose body type best matches your own, soak in these tips on choosing the ideal suit for your shape, and then gear up for some stylish fun in the sun.

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Top 10 Latina Summer Beach Reads
By Mariela Rosario | 06/21/2010 - 16:00

Planning on hitting the beach or taking a nice, extended vacay this summer? Is the only thing missing from your bag a perfect beach read? Well, look no further because we've collected the best new books by Latino authors. Check out the list, pick out a book, and kick back for some of most enjoyable reading you can find. 

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The 10 Hottest Summer Reads
By Mariela Rosario | 07/17/2009 - 13:30

As the temperature rises, no doubt you're spending more time outside soaking up the sun and working on your tan (with an appropriate sunscreen, of course). So why don't you take the time afforded by the extra-lazy days this summer to catch up on your reading? We've made it so easy for you by rounding up the 10 hottest summer books, so slip into your swimsuit, throw one or two novels in your beach bag and lose yourself in the worlds created by these talented Latino writers.

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The Truth About Achieving Toned Abs
The Truth About Achieving Toned Abs
By Mariela Rosario | 06/04/2009 - 09:30

When it comes to getting a flat tummy, every girl feels pretty much the same: You work out and work out, but the little flab around your mid-section won't budge! So we went straight to the authorities to find out what can be done, once and for all, to get those elusive toned abs. Here's what nutritionist Christina Persaud and fitness expert Phoenix Carnevale had to say:

What are the best exercise moves and diets to follow if you want flat abs?

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How to Be Road Trip Savvy
By Dorkys Ramos | 06/03/2009 - 15:45

Planning a road trip this summer? Well, you won’t be the only one. According to a recent Jiffy Lube International survey, our less-than-stellar economy has about 71% of travelers planning to jump into their car for a road trip. But it’s important to know your stuff and make sure to be car savvy before hitting the road, as AAA also announced that an anticipated 7.3 million drivers will experience car troubles this summer. Check out the quick checklist to make sure your car doesn’t leave you stranded—and seriously pissed—on the way to your vacation:

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Cool Meals For Hot Summer Nights!
Cool Meals For Hot Summer Nights!
By Mariela Rosario | 08/05/2008 - 11:22

If you're anything like us, you hate slaving away in the kitchen when the temperatures start rising. Beat the heat with these delicious, low-maintenance recipes that are perfect for the dog days of summer. Best part? You won't even need to touch the stove! The recipes below each serve 4-6 people and only take about 30 minutes to prepare. Served all together, this a great menu for a light and healthy summer dinner. Buen Provecho!



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Grillin & Chillin: Cool Recipes for Hot Summer Days
By Mariela Rosario | 07/29/2008 - 12:31

There's a reason Argentinos eat so much red meat—their barbecue is delicious! Host your own Argentina bbq with these delicious recipes from Julie Guerrero. She and her husband Carlos Kainz co-own Seattle's Dulces Latin Bistro. Buen Provecho!

For more great tips on how to set the mood for this summer soiree, be sure to pick up the August issue of Latina, on newsstands now!

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Perfect Summer Sangria
By Mariela Rosario | 06/19/2008 - 11:54

The Spaniards introduced Sangria to the U.S. for the first time at the 1964 World's Fair in New York. They served the fruity wine punch to visitors and history was made! The perfect pour for hot summer nights and lazy weekend afternoons, Sangria was an instant palate pleaser.

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The Best Swimsuits for Your Body
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/04/2008 - 00:08

All too often, women view swimsuit-buying season with dread and self-loathing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Why? Because it’s another chance to shop for fashion! Slipping into a swimsuit also means an opportunity for healthful physical activity like swimming or just relaxing in the sun. Welcome this chance to show off your body, because there’s room for everyone in the sexy club.

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Must-Have: Billowing Maxidress
By Monica Herrera | 05/29/2008 - 15:58

Ahhh, the maxidress: the perfect combination of casual comfort and island-style glamour, it rivals only gladiator sandals as the must-have fashion purchase of the season. You may have spotted celebs like Adrienne Bailón, Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Alba wearing this floor-skimming style. Why so popular? Simple: it's a great option for nearly every summer occasion. Command a big impact at an afternoon party, like a casual barbecue where you definitely want to be noticed, or go for breezy glamour on a more formal night out, like a sit-down dinner with friends.

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