Posts Written On June 09, 2011

Storms are Rolling

Toronto has seen some of the most incredible thunderstorms in the past recent weeks, I barely remember seeing storms like these when I was a kid, but records of severity haven’t come close since then. The images below are so amazing that I couldn’t resist sharing. Scary but remarkable; ‘sweet dreams, beautiful nightmares’!  


Front & Spadina, Toronto


Toronto, skyline

*Thanx to The Toronto Star for the awesome images


@ShoptheFarOut Giveaway

To kick off the summer and the new website redesign, Shop The Far Out, is hosting a giveaway.

We’re giving one lucky follower (via facebook or twitter) who posts a pic on Shop The Far Out’s facebook wall or tweets @shopthefarout of their favorite accessory for the summer tagged #FarOutSummerStyle a brand new Cynthia Vincent Embroidered grocery bag.

Have fun!


Make Up Show Chicago

Hey Chicago readers!  If you are looking to blow your mind this weekend… Go to

The Makeup Show Chicago is held on Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, June 13, 2011 from 9am to 5pm at Venue One, 1044 West Randolph St., Chicago, IL. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit 



Falafel Republic

I had a falafel for the first time in my life last year… It’s made out of chickpeas and is a good meat replacement. At the Snack Attack I had the chance to try this microwaveable and easy to prepare ones. Falafel salads are yummy and healthy. I vow to eat more of these this summer! 🙂


NEEDHAM, Mass. – Products today are likely to thrive when they join the technological revolution, even food. At the forefront of the digital trend is Falafel Republic (, which is adding a new QR code that can be scanned with mobile phones to direct users to the company’s promotions, news and recipe ideas. An extension of Falafel Republic’s heat-and-eat convenience, the new bar code now allows supermarket shoppers to gain instant access to a healthy, fun way to spice up dinner.

Popular for its convenience and nutritional value, Falafel Republic has consistently listened to and exceeded the demands of the public. First, they stood out as the healthy falafel, high in protein and fiber, gluten-free and low in calories. Next, they were the first to bring the 4,000-year old, long-loved, to-go meal to supermarkets across the country. Now, they’re responding to the evolving technological climate by delivering strategic convenience through a tool that the modern world has proven to find increasingly beneficial. Developing electronic brand connections is ushering in a new era of consumer ease and Falafel Republic is ahead of the curve by bringing it to us today.

Greg Bukuras, founder of Falafel Republic and innovation leader, said “We are very excited about adding a digital component to our packaging. Falafel is an authentic, healthy and filling food that top chefs like Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri have not been shy about exploring. We plan to keep our product as versatile and fun as it’s been recognized for in the past.”

In both Traditional and Roasted Garlic flavors, Falafel Republic is now the first and only falafel available at BJ’s Wholesale Club, Shaw’s, HEB, Roche Bros, Wakefern, Big Y World Class Market, DeMoulas, Stop & Shop and other grocery stores.  The new 6 oz. package will be available soon in retail locations with a suggested retail price of $3.99. Look for the Falafel Republic display in the deli section alongside hummus and other Mediterranean products.

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