Posts Written On May 2012

Excited for F.O.A.M Festival

DJ M.O.S. (New York, Miami) headlines the inaugural event and DJ Tom Wrecks (Toronto) and DJ/drum crew CrashDex (Toronto) have been invited to lend their homegrown talent to the musical stage.

A carefully-crafted list of emerging and established Toronto artists have been invited to create art installations using recycled and discarded materials, supporting Evergreen’s policy to promote and encourage sustainability. Artists will manipulate the Brick Works using sound, space and light, working within a theme aptly titled “Construct/Deconstruct”.

FOAM is held in support of motionball, a not-for-profit that introduces the next generation of supporters to the Special Olympics Canada movement through social and sporting events. To date, motionball has donated more than $2.7 million to Special Olympics Canada.

I’m going! Are you going???
Tickets are $35, get yours here!

See you there!


Event LOVE: Skinnygirl Summer Social Tweet-Up #SkinnyGirlTO

What can I say about the Skinnygirl event last night…? I had too much fun. I don’t know if it had something to do with the weather, the Skinnygirl cocktails, the people and/or the yummy hors d’oeuvres, but I had a blast!  A number of us gathered at the Drake Hotel on queen street for the Skinnygirl launch tweet-up party where we got to try the new lineup of Skinnygirl cocktails. I tried the entire lineup of Skinnygirl cocktails, but once I tried the Skinnygirl Sangria, that was my drink for the rest of the night… so good!

love! Septembre’s twist out was amazing!

love casie’s lil scarf!

such a pretty dress 🙂

a sea of brownie pops! soooo good!

i love this pic!

love her shoes

Tinashe you’re so awesome!

their purses were giving me life!

I’m a sucker for a cute shoulder bag


is it just me, or was everybody glowing?? love it.

the cosmos were delicious!

So many good laughs with Christina, Tinashe and Patricia!

Thank you for inviting us!

peace and love



Refreshing Hawaiian Cocktails from Halekulani

Right about now, I’m starting to itch for a tropical trip. It’s been six months since I was last in Miami and nearly a year since the three months that I spent living in Cancun. I’m going through withdrawal! But I just found out my cousin will be based in Hawaii for his new flight attendant gig, and I am already plotting my trip in which I will be crashing his pad!

In the meanwhile, I’m going to try out these delicious, refreshing cocktail recipes from Halekulani, Waikiki’s legendary beachfront hotel, and wanted to share them with you.

Along with Halekulani’s signature Mai Tai, which was invented and still served at the hotel, these summertime concoctions are available at the award-winning Orchids restaurant, by the pool and of course, while enjoying traditional Hawaiian entertainment at Halekulani’s famed outdoor gathering spot House Without a Key, which is immortalized in a 1925 Charlie Chan novel.

















Cachaca Samba

1 ½ ounce Cachaca
½ ounce Cedilla Acai Berry Liqueur
3 lime wedges cut in halves
½ ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce rock candy syrup
Method: Place the lime wedges in a mixing glass and muddle briskly with juice and rock candy syrup, then add cachaca and 1 scoop of ice and shake well. Pour into a double old –fashioned glass (do not strain), add more ice if needed and serve with a float of Cedilla.
Garnich: Orchid














Mango Mint Freeze

1 ½ ounce Malibu Rum
2 ounce Mango Puree
1 ½ ounce Sweet n Sour
4 Mint leaves
Method: Add all ingredients to blender with ice and blend thoroughly. Pour into rocks glass
Garnish: Dehydrated mango slice and mint sprig
















The Charlie Chan

1 ½ oz Barsol Pisco (Primero)
½ oz Orchid Guava Liqueur
½ oz Strawberry Puree
½ oz Lime Juice
Method: shake all ingredients with ice. Serve straight up into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish: half strawberry on the rim and kafir lime leaf.


Drink Fresh @ZeroWaterFilter

If you remember, 6 months ago I got my first ZERO WATER FILTER  – I went to buy a new filter because the old one started to look crazy (on the left) enough though the water reader was still reading 000 when tested. You are suppose to change it when it reads 006.  Water from the tap here in Brooklyn reader 032.  The new filter has a slimmer shape and filters a bit faster than the old one.  I like it!

Make sure you are not drinking toilet/tap water by getting the Zero Water Filtration system!


Long Hair..Don’t Care…

Tonight I did one of the most drastic things-I’ve cut my hair the shortest it has ever been. Before tonight, I had some pretty long locks that landed just above my waistline.

Like this…

But as a summer of new beginnings and new experiences rolled in, it was time for some change. I decided to donate my hair to Locks of Love and go for a shorter…more sophisticated look. At least, that’s what I hope it looks like.

So to new hair, new new, and fun new styles/looks I’ll be able to do now 🙂

A little snip it about Locks of Love for those of you who might not know: It is a non profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long term medical hair loss for any disease!

It couldn’t feel any better knowing it’s all going to a great cause!


Stuck on Weldbond: D.I.Y FUN Pt. One

I was recently bitten by the D.I.Y bug, after receiving a tube of WeldBond glue. Once I saw Mo’s “The Fabric Treatment” post a couple of months ago, I was totally inspired, so it was only a matter of time before I tried it out.

So I took to a simple pair of black wedges, cut up some spare fabric, and got to glueing! I have to admit, I was worried that I’d make a total mess, ruin my shoes, and waste my fabric, but it turned out pretty good. I love that WeldBond dries clear, and the best part about it (apart from it’s glueing capabilities lol), it’s non-toxic, so I didn’t have to worry about getting dizzy from the fumes that most glues have.

This is the completed first shoe. I just started the second shoe, and I’m very happy with the results so far 🙂

What do you think?

peace and love