Archive for the ‘El Paso Magazine’ Category

Events: Panel to Focus on Health Disparities Research at UTEP

This week, El Paso will help frame America’s health care discussion with a panel focusing on health disparities research at UTEP. From Sept. 2-4, the public is invited to hear from UTEP alumni Dr. James Rohack, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), and Dr. Willarda Edwards, president of the National Medical Association (NMA), will attend the meeting along with Dr. Elena Rios, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), all focusing on health care along the U.S.-Mexico border. News of the conference has made it all the way to the New York Times, both in the Sunday paper and online in the Prescriptions blog. For more information on the conference, visit the EPMG calendar.


EP Blogwatch:The Men’s Fashion Blog

Being the arbiter of culture for the Borderland is hard work, but at EPMG we are into it and excited to expose fantastic projects and the fantastic people behind them. This fine Monday morning we are excited to introduce to you The Men’s Fashion Blog written and directed by El Pasoans Farzad, F, Joey D and Dals. The blog  offer tips on bow tie tying, pictures of trendy watches, tips of the day and more. Follow them on Twitter or visit the blog for a daily dose of men’s fashion.


My El Paso Garden Harvest Swap 7.25.09

Held in the parking lot of the El Paso Media Group offices this weekend, was the first ever Harvest Swap. Below are images of swapped goods. For those of you interested in participating in future swaps,  friend My El Paso Garden on Facebook to receive updates about urban gardening and upcoming swaps. Looking forward to swap #2!


Moda Urbana 7.21.09: Fun with scarves

A scarf in the dead of summer is a very bold fashion statement. Kudos to Cynthia the intern who chose to wear her grandmother’s scarf as an accent to an otherwise inappropriate office dress, the tube top dress. See how Cynthia drapes the scarf in a long circular way, blocking the eye from cleavage while dressing up a very casual outfit. This girl has fashion sense and elegance.-Lisa Degliantoni



Yummy find: Flemish Desem Bread

Count on El Paso Farmers’ Markets to introduce you to new and unique food. This week Jim Tolbert discovers Flemish Desem Bread at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s Farmers’ Market.


Flemish Desem Bread is baked by Bread of Life, a small family bakery run by Anne Landry. Click here to learn more.

Big Fat Lie: Rep. Quintana Shaves Head for Locks of Love

Big fat truth: Rep. Quintana and her daughter Chandra get very stylish cuts at Foliage and donate the hair to Locks of Love.


Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Click here to find out how you can donate your locks.

El Paso makes pages of Saveur magazine

El Paso has made it into the pages of Saveur magazine (in the travel section) and that means we look gorgeous, El Paso! Here’s a snippet, “For lunch they are making salpicón, a salad of shredded meat eaten throughout Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America. In some places it’s made with chicken; in others, with fish. In El Paso and Chihuahua, it features beef brisket lightly dressed with lime and chipotle.”


Click here to read the full article. Of course we didn’t stumble upon this info by accident, we heard it from our friendly blogger Patty G. from Soy de El Paso.

Moda Urbana 6.29.09: Downtown El Paso Fashionistas

When the summer months bring in that nasty heat, it’s hard for a lady to look hot, without looking “hot.” Intern Victoria Molinar (known internally as “Giggles”) spotted these two ladies over by the Boxer Mural on Stanton.



Moda Urbana photographers search the El Paso streets, armed only with a camera, to photograph smartly-dressed citizens and post the photos on this blog.

Hiking in the Franklin Mountains

Recently I joined a sunrise hiking group that hikes various trails on the Franklin Mountains at sunrise several days a week. Park volunteers, trail experts and generic citizens are in the group and the hike starts @ 6 a.m. and ends at 8 a.m. If you are interested in learning more about hiking trails on the Franklins or joining the group, email Jim Tolbert @ Pictured here is Jim, and his outfit is perfect for hiking.-Lisa Degliantoni


My El Paso Garden Facebook Group

This week a new Facebook group was born: My El Paso Garden. The function of the group is to work as an online food coop, where users list harvest items they are willing to swap and then meet in physical locales to trade food. Also listed on the group page is photos from El Paso gardens that will inspire just about anyone to plant some seeds in some dirt! Pictured below is a recent harvest from my garden, lettuce.-Lisa Degliantoni



El Paso Media Group has recently chosen food/food agriculture/edible gardens as a beat and it’s been so rewarding. Check out Elizabeth Ruiz’s “go local” challenge on and the Dining section on for food news and content about El Paso.