Save the Date: Casa Latina Teams Up With Empire BlueCross Blue Shield for the FIRST Latin Home Expo November 9th

Casa Latina, a bilingual home and lifestyle brand ( is teaming with Empire BlueCross Blue Shield to host their first annual  Casa Latina Home Expo on November 9, 2013  10:00am – 5:00pm at the Altman Building 135 West  18th Street in NYC !And the best part… ADMISSION IS FREE!! The event’s theme is  Improve You Home, Improve Your Life (Mejora Tu Casa, Mejora Tu Vida)  and geared towards helping Hispanic families learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, while still incorporating popular, traditional foods and customs, in an entertaining and informative venue.

New York, New York (November 1, 2013) – Casa Latina, a bilingual home and lifestyle brand   ( is teaming with Empire BlueCross Blue Shield to host their first annual   Casa Latina Home Expo on November 9, 2013 at the Altman Building in NYC.

This full day event  will feature expert advice such as; home repair (DIY/How-To, Décor), expert  advice on financial management, home buying information, parenting, home health, and home safety. In addition, the expo will offer live how-to-clinics, product give aways, cooking demonstrations, a kid’s zone and cultural entertainment.


The Casa Latina Home Expo promises to be a day jam-packed with activities and information for all! Keep reading for the day’s agenda!

The First Expo to address Hispanic Living from a Holistic Home Perspective the day’s agenda will focus on Home Décor, DIY/Home Improvement and Renovation, will offer How-To Clinics, Home Health advice, Lifestyle Issues, and Financial Literacy Here is just a sampling of what’s in store for families who attend The Casa Latina Home Expo:

At The Casa Latina Home Expo Get Information about: Home Ownership and Wealth Building:

Home Ownership

Homebuyer’s Guide & Checklist, Sample mortgage application & calculation, On-site pre-qualification, Re-financing, Real Estate Realities – What type of house is right for your needs?, Home Appraisal, Making an offer, A guide to home inspections, Moving timeline checklist, Settling in your new house. Wealth Building: Savings, Debt counseling, Investments, Retirement Planning

 At The Casa Latina Home Expo Get Information about:  about Home Improvement and Décor

Home Improvement

 Home Improvement (DIY) – Common Home Fixes, Home Upgrades, Home Maintenance, How to add curb appeal. Décor – How to create a high-end look on a budget, Color Use & Accessorizing, Designing the right kitchen for your needs, Bathroom design ideas, Home organizing and increased functionality.

 At The Casa Latina Home Expo Get Information about:  Outdoor Living and Curb Appeal Outdoor Living –


How to create an outdoor oasis for your family & friends, Preparing and maintaining your house for seasonal changes, Summer entertaining décor and ideas.
Curb Appeal-Creating a grand entry, Adding shutters or accent trim, Adding outdoor art and architectural elements, Landscape and lighting.
Landscape & Gardening- Creating the right backyard for your needs, How to create your own garden, Composting, How to build a tree house.

At The Casa Latina Home Expo : ENJOY Ancillary Activities and a Kids Zone



– A secure space where your kids – big or small –will be entertained while you explore the Home Expo at your own pace.
Live Clinics – Throughout the event, the participants will have the opportunity to participate in live clinics in all the areas of the event – financial literacy, DYI, etc.
Cultural Entertainment – Live Events to entertain the audience while they eat or relax a little! Possible live events include: Hispanic Ballet, Latin Music.

11 am   Bill Santiago ( Storyteller )
12 pm   Crafty Chica ( Tye Dye )
1 pm   Jose Luis Orozco ( Music )
2 pm   Jake Perez ( Storyteller )
3 pm   Louie Miranda ( Music )
4 pm   Crafty Chica ( Tye Dye )

Casa Latina Co-Founders Nora Diaz and Marlene Pratt  are confident This FIRST Latin Home expo  will  embody Casa Latina’s mission and vision of empowering Hispanic families to improve their homes and lives by offering a path to sustainable homeownership. It will offer a wide variety of culturally relevant home improvement and lifestyle information and tips that speak to the life aspirations of many in the Latino community.

Casa Latina Home Expo

The Casa Latina Home Expo will encourage the Latino community to make healthy lifestyle choices and will help inform the community about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Clinics/demonstrations will focus practical information that Latinas can easily integrate into their homes and lives. The Food Network’s “Chopped” alumni, Chef Ronaldo Linares, will show how to cook easy healthy Latino meals that the whole family will love.  Experts who will be in attendance include:

    • Interior Design/Decorating/DIY and Crafting:
      • Evette Rios, correspondent of ABC’s The Chew
      • Marlene Pratt, Casa Latina Co-founder
      • Martin Amado, co-hosted Decorando Contigoon Galavision
      • Kathy Cano-Murillo aka The Crafty Chic
    • Parenting Clinics:
      • Jeannette Kaplun, who co-hosted the award-winning Univision series Viva La Familia de Todobebe
      • Ana Flores, co-founder of Spanglish Baby and Latina Bloggers Connect
    • Leading The Casa Latina Home Health Initiative:
      •  Dr. Helen Troncoso, a health expert and Ms. New York America 2012

“We are excited to have Empire BlueCross BlueShield as a sponsor of our first Casa Latina Home  Expo” said Nora Diaz, co-Founder of Casa Latina. “The Healthy Home Campaign will provide attendees with tips for making better nutritional choices, staying active and living a healthier  lifestyle for the entire family in a fun and engaging manner.”

Empire BlueCross BlueShield and the Casa Latina Home Expo will create a dynamic health- related experience bringing together a community of multi-media resources, tools, and health  partners to assist moms, as the “Chief Health Officer,” to create a healthy wholesome family.

Altman Nov 9

The Home Expo, will be held on November 9, 2013 at the historic Altman Building at 135 West  18th Street in New York City from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Admission is free and open to the general public.

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 This post is part of a sponsored conversation with Casa Latina but as is always the case all opinions expressed are my own.

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