Mariana Postlethwaite realized she had a passion for art at age 13, diving into creative activities such as drawing, painting, and ceramics. Since her father was an engineer and owned a construction company, she decided to study architecture before adding a Masters Degree in interior design to her repertoire. She went on to found the Baja-based interior design studio Casa Duhagón 11 years ago, completing high-end eclectic and bohemian-style residential projects in Ensenada, Valle de Guadalupe, Guadalajara, Mexico City, San Diego, Mexicali, and Tijuana. Most recently, Casa Duhagón has extended its creative approach to include commercial design work.
Chef Marcela Valladolid is an Emmy-nominated celebrity chef, television personality, designer, author, mother, and businesswoman currently residing in San Diego. Raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Marcela went on to study at Los Angeles Culinary Institute and trained as a pastry chef in Paris at the Ritz-Escoffier Cooking School. She has authored books including “Fresh Mexico,” “Mexico Made Easy,” “Casa Marcela,'' and “Fiestas: Tidbits, Margaritas & More.” Her acclaimed shows include “Mexico Made Easy” and “The Kitchen” for the Food Network – and currently, “Marcela & Carina Show.”
Katya Saab is a Mexican self-taught artist, living and working in San Diego, California. Saab’s art symbolizes an abstract representation of the impassioned existence, where she aims to pay homage to our natural world and its constant changes. Her work involves layers, utilizing imperfect lines and shapes reflecting emotions and perceptions from life.