Posts Written On January 02, 2012

Love for Self: 2012

It is that time of the year to write my favorite post… My year round up for 2011 (Expand your Network) and to get all ready for 2012.  This year is the year of the DRAGON and I hope it brings adventure and excitement for everyone!

So here we go with the 2011 in New York, Detroit, Edmonton, Toronto recap…

My mom came to visit me in New York and then my best friend Janice visited too! The biggest snowstorm hit the city and then I met Talib Kweli at his Gutter Rainbows listening party.

Amanda Panda started working at Hollywood Life so we got to hang out a lot! Going to lots of events and meeting interesting people. Feb was the first ever social media week and Fashion Week! It was only a matter of time til I ran into the guy who was gonna change my life.

The beginning of this month was exciting! I met someone really amazing at an event and we really hit it off. It is amazing and the beginning of an epic tale. I went to a Lupe concert and then Jacob made a friend… Elly!

Renyi was born this month! My first lil nephew. I went to Edmonton to see him and his is so adorable and squishy… Happy Birthday baby!

Diesel throws the best parties and I had my very first aura reading. I am totally YELLOW and glowing with creative energy! So much to look forward to right? I went to Ford Trend Conference in Detroit. We got to test drive cars and I met Malcolm Gladwell.

Birthday month! I turned 27 and had a wild lil brunch in Greenwich Village and my cousin Wesley came to spend his summer interning here. Nothing like summer time in New York City!

Summer was a blur of food festivals, motorcycle adventures and trade shows! Mornings at work, afternoons at the pool… this is life!

I took a hiatus from life because I was too busy in love. 🙂 Shopping at Woodbury Commons, late nights on the Ducati thru Harlem, Queens and Brooklyn… Movie dates, lunch rendez-vous – I think I can get use to this.

Just caught the tail end of Toronto International Film Festival and the big big news….My sister got married! It was a fun time in Toronto and everyone met everyone and it was a big family union. Look at my handsome date.

Halloween Parade in New York and work work work. I got to go to Toronto for Canadian Thanksgiving and spend time with friends. Jacob and I got to test a brand new product called the SuperCollar. The Ducati store reopened in Manhattan and we went to see all the dream bikes.

My sweetie pie indulged my dog obsession and went to Meet the Breeds with me in New York! We saw probably over 200 different dogs… Weee!

Holidays in Brooklyn was amazing. No snow yet but this year sure went by fast. Spending with my boo and his family made it all the more special.

So this is my 2011… Wonder what is gonna happen in 2012?

Here is the book I recommend to kick start what you want. Love for Self is the most paramount thing for me this year.

Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible by Regina Brett

See what I did in 2010

See what I did in 2009


More Fragrance LOVE

So Christmas time is over, but that doesn’t mean that gift giving has to come to an end… and it’s always always a good time to receive a fragrance! We’re giving one lucky HeyDoYou reader a chance to win Celine Dion’s Signature fragrance, and as usual participating in this giveaway is as easy as pie. All you have to do is tweet me @thisBella_HDY to win, and the best tweet wins.

What to expect from this fragrance? Top notes enriched with mimosa flower, pink lady apples and tasty fruity aromas of guava. Heart notes of Indian jasmine, rose and magnolia flowers and base notes of sophisticated and sensual musk, amberwood and sandalwood. You’re going to LOVE it.

peace and love



The Wedding Co. Tix Giveaway

The Wedding Co. show is just around the corner, and we are giving away two tickets to one or two lucky HeyDoYou readers! I covered the Wedding Co. show last year, and it was truly amazing, not to mention one of the loveliest events I have ever attended. The place was overflowing with all kinds of beautiful cakes, bridal gowns, shoes and loads of wonderful wedding goodness!

The Wedding Co. show features a collection of 125 hand-selected and trusted wedding professionals, all at one illustrious, easily accessible location for 3 full days.  The Wedding Co. recently announced the launch of its premiere publication, The Wedding Co. Magazine, a Toronto-focused magazine that will be published for exclusive distribution at the 11thannual The Wedding Co. Show next year.

I still get sweet chills every time I think about this cake… it was sooooo GOOD.

Show details:

Venue: The Carlu (444 Yonge St. at College St.)

Friday, January 13 – 5 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, January 14 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, January 15 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ticket Giveaway Details:

One or two lucky HeyDoYou readers have the chance to win tickets to the Wedding Co. Show 2012 to . All you have to do is tweet me (@thisBella_HDY) why you should win, and they are yours! (The best tweet or tweets wins)

peace and love