Posts Written On November 15, 2010

Why I LOVE it ♥: Beauty…

“This fragrance has a unique and memorable aura… It’s sober, yet sophisticated, pure, yet sensual”– The Perfumers
Oh man where do I even start. It was love at first spritz. My saying that I absolutely L-O-V-E this fragrance would be a little obvious but I apologize… I friggin LOVE it! I’ve only ever worn 3 Calvin Klein fragrances (euphoria, obsession and eternity summer) and I have to say Calvin Klein Beauty takes the trophy. 
“Beauty” was created around the Lilly displaying top notes of ambrette seeds for a spicy warmth, heart notes of jasmine, and a base note of cedar wood. Simple, Sophisticated, Sexy.
Elegance. Sophistication. Glamour. Confidence
If the word “Beauty” had a scent, this is exactly what it would smell like! Every time I wear it, people say to me, ” Oh you smell beautiful”, and I couldn’t agree more. “Beauty” has been available in Canada since October, so if you haven’t gotten yourself a bottle, make sure you do so RIGHT AWAY.
So excited to attend the Calvin Klein Beauty event later this week! 

peace and love
Thank you so much to Coty Inc for blessing me with yet another amazing fragrance 🙂
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Name Your Tune

One of the exhibitors at the Baby Show, Name Your Tune, offers personalized children’s CDs. This is such a great idea!  For example, you would traditionally sing: Old Macdonald had a farm…. but it would become your child’s name: Oh little Scott had a farm… Get it? This is what happens when you are a mom with a great idea!  I love this and might have to buy it for the baby next Christmas!

Candace Alper
About Name Your TuneName Your Tune Personalized CDs is Created and Executive Produced by Candace Alper. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Education degree from OISE/University of Toronto. Candace has been active with children and youth in her community through social programs, summer camps and trips abroad. This project has been a natural progression bringing together her love of music, arts, children and creativity. As mother to seven-year old Hannah, Candace appreciates the impact and joy of music in her child’s every day. It is Candace’s motivation, enthusiasm and vision that have driven this project from its conception through to the hands of each child. Candace is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year nominee, and a Top 3 Mompreneur of the Year by Savvy Mom.

Eric Alper 
Co-Founder Eric Alper is an award-winning Canadian Music Industry veteran for more than 15 years. As Director of Media Relations and Label Acquisitions for eOne Music Canada, Eric brings his sought-after perspective and experience to Name Your Tune. He has handled the PR for such prestigious artists as Sir Bob Geldof, Ringo Starr, Ray Charles, Dan Zanes, Robert Munsch, The Wiggles, and hundreds more. His fundraising efforts through Hear Here, the non-profit charitable organization he co-created to purchase hearing aids for kids in families who can’t afford them, and as a board member of the Canadian Music Therapy Association and Artists Against Racism, have totaled over one million dollars. Name Your Tune proudly donates a portion from our CD sales to support Hear Here.

Jessica Margaritis and Mario Margaritis
About Name Your TuneJessica and Mario complete the Name Your Tune management team from their offices in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to taking care of customers on the west coast, they maintain the Name Your Tune post-production studio and oversee our digital music programs. With a background in the Lifestyle and Hospitality Industries, and a love of music and computers, audio-production they are bringing Name Your Tune to a new level. In July 2009 they became parents as they welcomed their daughter Beth and now fully understand the joy of music for young children. 

Jessica and Candace met on the first day of nursery school when they were three years old and have been best friends for more than 35 years. Now each with daughters of their own, along with their husbands Eric and Mario, they are an example that sometimes it is ok to go into business with your friends.

You can follow them on Twitter here

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(TO) The Baby Show

This past weekend, diapers, organic and toys were the talks of Toronto, the Baby Show! My mom and my brother in law went to check it out and everyone is getting really excited for my sister’s first baby! Since my sister lives in Edmonton, Duncan came especially to Toronto to bring home some Chinese herbal secrets and they stopped by the Baby Show too!

Even though he is just a wee one (4 months) we are doing everything we can get the latest and greatest for him!  It has been over 26 years since my mom dealt with babies and it’s a first for Duncan and my sister Michelle. So deep breath here we go!  
Duncan, don’t look so excited!

At the show, there was a huge focus for the organic baby and natural alternatives for raising a healthy baby. Innovation products were paramount this season, along with multi functional strollers, toys and maybe even husbands. Tee hee!  Here are some of the amazing vendors:

So many goodies. Thank you!

More photos here

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OPI’s Burlesque Holiday 2010 Collection

With the opening of the upcoming film Burlesque starring Christina Aguilera and Cher. OPI  is releasing a brand new nail colour collection that captures all the glitz and glam of the movie.

The results are bright, dazzling shades perfect for the holiday season!

“The colours were modeled off the majestic glamour, over-the-top costumes and mesmerizing Cabaret that are typically seen in Burlesque performances.” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, the Executive VP & Artistic Director for OPI.

I love the “Show it & glow it!” & “Tease-y does it”. Which ones do you like?

Tash xo

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