Special Feature: Hispanic Heritage Month

September 17, 2021
Guest contributor: Lorena Tapiero

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, we have a guest-curated list of NYC-based Latinx brands to support right now! Special thanks to our guest contributor, Lorena Tapiero, for curating this fantastic group of small businesses. 

Sam Ortiz

Sam Ortiz is a Commercial and Advertisement photographer based in New York City.  He began his career with a heavy focus on Portraiture and Documentary-style photography.  His more recent work includes product, lifestyle and studio work where he works with his clients to make their creative concepts a reality


Nopalera was founded by Sandra Velasquez to elevate and celebrate Latin culture. Their products are inspired by the beauty and richness of Mexico.

Café Integral

Fine Nicaraguan coffees founded by César Vega @cesarmvega

Flower Bodega

A sculptural floral design and content studio in NYC founded by Aurea Sanabria Molaei @loveaurea

Raices Colombianas Restaurant

Colombian flavor with a modern twist

Lastly, for some laughs



As a first generation Colombian-American, Lorena spent her formative years in New York, before living and working in Los Angeles and Dubai. Her agency, Conscious Consulting, is a Latina-owned, bilingual marketing and public relations agency with 20 years of experience in the hospitality, sports and wellness sectors.

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