Travel with The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, October 29, 3 pm ET when Halli takes you on a tour of Cuba. Joining Halli at her table are photography collector Ramiro A. Fernandez; Cuban immigrant Cecilia M. Fernandez; food blogger and author Ana Sophia Pelaez; writer, photographer, dissident and author Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo; and Caribbean design expert and historian and author Michael Connors.
Ramiro A. Fernandez’s CUBA THEN: RARE AND CLASSIC IMAGES FROM THE RAMIRO A. FERNANDEZ COLLECTION offers a celebration of the intensely colorful culture that was the pre-Castro Cuba, a dynamic collage of images, experiences and memories that presents the glamour and the grit of the island’s tumultuous history.
Cecilia M. Fernandez tells the story of growing up a Cuban refugee in her heart wrenching memoir LEAVING LITTLE HAVANA: A MEMOIR OF MIAMI’S CUBAN GHETTO.
Ana Sophia Pelaez was raised in Miami and transplanted to New York. Her blog Hungry Sophia catapulted her to culinary fame. With photographer Ellen Silverman, her new book THE CUBAN TABLE is a visual as well a gastronomic pleasure.
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo was born and raised under the thumb of the Castro Regime in Havana, Cuba. After obtaining a degree in biochemistry, he began to voice his differences with the government founding VOCES, a dissident e-magazine. He won awards for his book BORING HOME, banned in Cuba. He currently is a Visiting Fellow at the International Writers Project, Department of Literary Arts, Brown University. He is the editor of CUBA IN SPLINTERS, ELEVEN STORIES FROM THE NEW CUBA and the photographer of AVANDONED HAVANA.
Caribbean design expert and historian Michael Connors takes readers on an unprecedented tour of some of the most architecturally significant private homes and buildings that remain in Cuba in his new book HAVANA MODERN: 20TH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS.