Posts Written On June 18, 2009


So what’s WOOFSTOCK?  Only the largest festival for dogs in North America!
The festival was held this past weekend in the lovely St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood.
There were sooooooooo many dogs! Any kind of dog you can think of was there!

so cute!

some really big dogs…

and some little ones too!

As I didn’t/don’t have a dog, I felt a little left out lol, so I took a few pics, petted a few friendly canines, and left to go look for a puppy on kijiji!!!



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Cool Schools

School is a place for learning, a place for inspiration and a place to stimulate your mind. When I think of schools, I think about making out in the hallways, secret notes in lockers and amazing things.

Tokyo’s famous Senzoku Kaguen College of Music

My school! Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
You can go to school but you can’t buy class

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sip & Savour Ontario!!

sip & Savour Ontario is exactly what I did this past Tuesday. As a food and drink lover, I was so excited to attend this event! 

A little history:
In 1995 Tony Aspler founded the Ontario Wine Awards; these awards recognized Ontario VQA wines (Vinters Quality Alliance) for their quality, distinction and brilliance. As a result “sip Ontario” was created to showcase Ontario’s finest VQA  award-winning wines. “sip Ontario” teamed up with Savour Ontario to bring you the finest in Ontario food and wine together under ONE roof.
This exciting event attracts vineyards and restaurants from all around Ontario; all of who recognize the importance of the thriving culinary industry in Ontario!

I got to meet some of the Chefs in attendance, as well as indulge in delicious hors d’oeuvres that were pre-selected to be paired with these fabulous wines! By the time I got to some of these vendors the food was gone!! That’s how GOOD it was!

Chef Martin Kouprie was there for Pangea Restaurant, Chef Tim Dunhill was there for Old Mill Inn & Spa, Chef Ben Denham of Six Steps Restaurant & Bar, Chef Brad Long of Veritas Restaurant, Chef Betrand Alepee ofAmuse-Bouche Restaurant, Chef Anne Yarymowich of Frank Restaurant/AGO, and Chef Ryan Gustafson ofEPIC Restaurant.

This event was amazing! The Winery/Estate representatives were more than willing to teach people about the wines they were serving, and even taught a few people how to taste wine. The event was fun, educational and very interactive! A definite must for next year!

The final results for the 2009 Ontario Wine Awards can be found here!

See you there next year!



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Get with the Cocktail Movement!!

Delicious Cocktails + Good looking people + exciting “Swag” Bags = The AMAZING Drinks Show 2009!!!

I was honoured to witness these mixologists experimenting with taste to create mind blowing, tongue tantalising, and eye pleasing cocktails!

I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Hunt, creator of the fabulous Martini Club!
She put me onto the amazing Dusk Martini: 360 Eco Luxury Vodka stirred with white creme de cacao, served icy cold and sprinkled with shaved Dove Dusk Chocolate!

HOT mixologists…

MMMmmm The Amarula Indulgence Cocktail was to die for!
Everybody was having such a GOOD TIME! LOVES IT!!
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, they had samples of Calvin Klien’s limited edition eau de parfum ETERNITY summer, Davidoff Adventure, and the new Davidoff Cool Water- Woman!!

Me and Michelle Hunt of the fantastic Martini Club

Me and Simon Hancock from Evangeline PR

I am SO going again next year!!! YOU SHOULD TOO!

Embrace the cocktail culture… you won’t regret it!



For more pics of the drinks show click here!

Try these cocktails for the summer!!

Mango Slice: Absolut Mango topped with lychee and Ocean Spray cranberry juices, topped with a splash of ginger ale and garnished with a mango slice.

Fill a tall glass with ice: Add 1 1/2oz Absolut Mango, 1oz lychee juice and 4oz Ocean Spray cranberry juice. Top with 1-2oz ginger ale, and garnish witha mango slice!

Absolut Meadow: Absolut Vodka shaken with crushed kiwis, lemon, basil, and Ocean Spray white cranberry juice, garnished with a fresh kiwi slice and basil leaf.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice: Add 1 1/2oz Absolut Vodka, 1 kiwi (peeled and diced), 1/2oz lemon juice, 1/2oz simple syrup, 2oz Ocean Spray white cranberry juice and 1 basil leaf. Shake well and strain into a martini glass and garnish with a kiwi slice!


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