Posts Written On March 01, 2013

Event LOVE: #FordBlueTO

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Ford Canada, had their annual Blue party a few weeks ago, and even though it was SNOWMAGEDDON outside there was no way were going to miss it. And after last year’s fun times (and great food), we were definitely going to be there. It was a nightmare getting around downtown with all the snow, slush, and angry people, but once you walked into the blue lit hall, all the troubles were soon forgotten. There were shiny brand new cars everywhere, lots of people, and the sweet alluring aroma of good food.

20130208_201418t’was heavenly!

I’ll admit that I pretty much parked myself by the food station for the first part of the evening, and got my eat on. After that it was time to socialize, get familiar with the cars, and have a good ole time. We played games, saw a few awesome dance performances, got our hair and nails done, saw the unveiling of the new 2013 Ford Fiesta, and just had an all round awesome time!

20130208_215430Pretty in blue

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loved this car!20130208_202139always a pleasure 🙂

20130208_214922you know I had to get involved with all the props!

20130208_204123the best fish tacos of life!

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the sweet bar 🙂PicsArt_1362078839340Green is the new blue! The new hybrid

20130208_202511 20130208_202922oh-my-gawwwwd. so good.

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another one of my faves!

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the boys played games

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the girls got their hair done 🙂20130208_201558potent blue cocktails 🙂

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Green is the new blue, so… that’s why I wasn’t wearing blue? My shoes and earrings were blue though 🙂20130208_202842 20130208_204540 20130208_221222

cutest!PicsArt_1362078099281the new Ford Fiesta

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PicsArt_1360375090190cars on cars on cars!

_MG_9287I had a ball… obviously!

Thank you for inviting us! Can’t wait for next years Blue Party 🙂

peace n love

Bella

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See THIS on @CanadianStage

Matthew Jocelyn directs THIS by Canadian playwright Melissa James Gibson
Staged at the historic Berkeley Street Theatre
March 18 to April 13

Toronto, ON – Canadian Stage presents THIS, an un-romantic comedy by acclaimed Canadian playwright, Melissa James Gibson, from March 18 to April 13 (opening and media night: March 21). Directed by Canadian Stage’s Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn, and featuring Laura Condlln, Christian Laurin, Yanna McIntosh, Alon Nashman and Jonathon Young, the play is an honest portrait of a group of 30-something friends navigating their way through death, parenthood, love and adultery. THIS marks the first time New York-based Gibson’s work has been presented in Toronto.

“THIS is a searingly truthful and humourous look at what it is like to be an adult in 2013,” said Jocelyn. “Melissa has written a play about the stuff life is made of with sensitivity, intelligence and grace. We’re creating a production that walks the fine line between presence and absence of theatrical convention, as we try to investigate the subjective experience of the word ‘this’. We’re delighted to bring together this remarkable cast to explore the world created by Melissa James Gibson, a kind of modern-day Chekhov.”

With set and costume designer Astrid Janson, Jocelyn brings the Berkeley Street Theatre space (once a pump room in a gas pumping station) as close to its original state as possible, exposing long-covered doors, windows and brickwork. The simple set, with lighting and sound design by Jason Hand and Richard Feren respectively, underscores this stripped-bare performance mode. Uncovered windows mean alternate lighting cues will be used during matinee and evening performances.

Collaborating with the cast, Janson has created a wardrobe of outfits for each character to choose from, with multiple options to mix and match before each show. In approaching the design, Janson did not present costume sketches or concepts to the cast or creative team, but established a series of contemporary, realistic costume elements through a workshop period with performers.

Every Thursday evening, live jazz music from Alex Coleman or Nathan Hiltz will be played in the lobby of the Berkeley Street Theatre before the show. On Saturday, April 6 during the 2 p.m. performance, Canadian Stage will offer on-site childcare, featuring a mask making workshop and costume party for children aged two to 12, giving 30-something theatregoers a babysitting option. Childcare provided by Improv Care is free with a ticket to the performance. Space is limited, and will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.
https://www.canadianstage.com

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