Better known as Alex, Al or Ally to my close friends. I am an Entertainment Marketing Manager now based in Washington, D.C. 

I decide to start this blog because for some time now I was going back and forth about enrolling in Culinary School but I love what I do within the Entertainment Industry so I decided to combine my passion for Marketing/PR and my dying love for food!

This blog is for my Mother.. my amazing, crazy, super talented in the kitchen Mother who is known by friends and family as Ita (a nickname she got back in the day in Brooklyn). I have had a love of cooking since a young age and that age I can't even recall. I remember watching Food Network and printing out recipes that I could test out and my mom would take me to the grocery store and let me run wild... and for that, I thank her!

I remember the first thing I ever cooked/baked was Vanilla Lime Flan and it came out pretty amazing if i must say and my mom was right there with me helping thru every step. 

My love for cooking began at the dinner table. My mom, who raised us a single mother cooked for me and my growing brother (He is 6'6 so he ate alot!) every night. No matter how tired, exhausted or sick she was she made sure we had a GOOD no GREAT sit down family dinner EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT! More often than not, I would go back for seconds and every meal she made we felt all the love. 

So I dedicate this to her and I hope one day I can be as great of a cook as she is. 

Cheers to eating!

Gallery Control Text - control the font typeface, style, line-height, transform and letter spacing properties of the gallery controls font.

Gallery Controls Size - set the size of the font used for gallery controls.

Gallery Controls Color - choose the color used for gallery control links.

Gallery Controls (Active) - choose the color used for the active slide control.


Product Styles

Product Background Color - sets the color behind the product image.

Product Overlay Color - sets the color of the overlay when product list titles are set to 'overlay.'

Products Per Row - determines the number of products shown per line on the product list.

Product List Titles - controls the position of the product title on the product list.

Product List Alignment - sets the text alignment of the product title on the product list.

Product Item Size - select an image ratio for the product photo on the product list.

Product Image Auto Crop - determines whether product images fill the image area or fit within.

Product Gallery Size - select an image ratio for the product gallery on the product item page.

Product Gallery Auto Crop - determines whether product images fill the gallery area or fit within.

Show Product Price - shows the price on the product list page when enabled.

Show Product Item Nav - shows the 'back to shop' link on the product item page.

Event Styles

Event Time Format - toggle between 24 hour or AM/PM for event times.

Event Icons - enable icons on the address and event time display.

Event Thumbnails - show an image thumbnail in list view.

Event Thumbnail Size - controls the size (ratio width:height) of the event thumbnail image.

Event Date Label - enable date overlay on top of event thumbnail.

Event Date Label Time - include the time of the event with the date overlay.

Event Excerpts - show optional excerpt text of events on the list view when present.

Event List Date - show the full event date (day, month, year) of the event on the list view.

Event List Time - show the time range (start time-end time) of the event on the list view.

Event List Address - show the event location address when present.

Event iCal/gCal Links - show links to add events to Apple or Google calendars.

Event Like and Share Buttons - show Squarespace simple like and share buttons on events.

Event List Compact View - enable a simple stacked view of events in the list view.

Event Calendar Compact View - enable a simpler calendar view optimized for smaller areas.