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

loooove

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

♥Bella♥

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.

Enjoy!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!