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WWW Presents Wine, Dine & Shop in a Dress

We had an amazing afternoon yesterday as HeyDoYou went out to C Lounge to support our friend Shannae of What Women Want who hosted a lovely afternoon of smiling, shopping & shmoozing at her event ‘Wine, Dine & Shop in a Dress’. We got the chance to meet and chat with some go-getter-girls like Kathleen & Michele of Brazen Hussy, Fitness Trainer Lyzabeth Lopez, Maria Serrano of Shoes From Argentina and Dee Bailey of Let’s Play Passion Parties. Thanks to Shannae for such an awesome event and bags full of awesome goodies!!!
Big shout outs go to HeyDoYou’s own Lola of ‘Formula by Bella’ cookin’ up a storm at the event with her gourmet cuisine!!!



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The King is Dead. Long Live the King.


‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson died today at the UCLA Medical Center after he was brought in by paramedics who found him not breathing at his home, according to various reports. Cardiac arrest is the supposed cause, although Jackson had been suffering from other ailments.

I, like so many of you, grew up listening to Michael Jackson. The Christmas album he recorded with his brothers still plays in my house every year. The timeless energy of his songs dominate old and new school jams alike, lending courage to listeners world wide who would dare try to emulate his swag on the dance floor. The Moon Walk. The leg kick. The pop locking. The crotch grab. The scream. The hat throw. The glove. The red leather jacket. The hair. The white socks and black shoes. That infectious smile.


No matter the scandals, no matter the personal issues. No matter how you remember him…The music my friends, ‘The Way You Make Me Feel‘, ‘P.Y.T.’, ‘Billie Jean‘, ‘One More Chance‘!!! You know I could easily go on and on, because Mike was a musical genius. Most of us revered him for that and tried not to let his image be blemished by the hordes determined to see him fall from glory. To the haters, I say ‘Beat It‘, so you ‘Wanna Be Startin Something‘? ‘You know I’m Bad‘ right?! ‘Why you wanna trip on me‘?


Don’t trip. You know he got you open kid. Don’t front.

Rock With You!!!!!!’ “Girrrrrl, close your eyes/ Let that rhythm, get into to you/ Don’t try to fight it/ There ain’t nothin’ that you can do/ Relax your mind/ Lay back and groove with mine/ You gotta feel the heat!/ And we can ride the boogie/ Share that beat of luuuuuuv”

Sing it! I know you know the words!

What’s your favorite album? Mine has to be Thriller, but how can you really choose?!
Off the Wall is just as Epic!

Here’s a list of his albums, dig them up, listen, pay homage to the KING!

* Got to Be There (1972)
* Ben (1972)
* Music and Me (1973)
* Forever, Michael (1975)
* Off the Wall (1979)
* Thriller (1982)
* Bad (1987)
* Dangerous (1991)
* HIStory (1995)
* Invincible (2001)

Earlier this year, Jackson announced his return to live performance with a series of 50 concerts in London, slated to begin July 13.

Rest in peace MJ. But listen up, because the entire world is bumping your music right now!

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Magpie Designs Summer Cocktail

“Magpie Designs is all about exploring new ways to think about textile and design in women’s fashion…”

Lovely ladies, Angela Mann and Cathy McDayter recently celebrated their relaunch of Magpie Designs, and I was honoured to be in attendance at this special occasion! The Magpie Summer Cocktail was a lovely evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres and informal modelling!


I love that Magpie Designs are unique, exhibit a wide range of textures, and have so much personality!

The Magpie models doin’ the damn thang!

GORGEOUS!!


The garments and accessories are ALL HAND-MADE, and are creative in their crafting of linens, tapestries, woolens, hand-painted silks and leathers, antique textiles and exotic beads. When it comes to their garments; they allow the uniqueness of every piece of fabric to guide the design process as a way to respect the integrity of the textile. The striking and memorable accessories are influenced by many countries and cultures that have supplied their textiles. For example, Africa, India, Japan and Italy to name a few.


These garments are truly unique and exotic! The best part about them is that they are custom-fitted to the customer, allowing them to have that one-of-a-kind design! They offer a diverse range of jackets, dresses, blouses, skirts, pants, coats, jewelry, belts and scarves.

Pictures don’t do these garments and accessories any justice. You just have to go and see them for yourself!! Their store is located in the diverse and vibrant Queen Street West community, at 884 Queen Street West at Crawford.

These ladies definitely “push forward and redefine our perception of the fashion phenomenon.”

Wanna see more?! Click here!

xoxo


Bella

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Barchef 1st Annual Mixologist Competition

So last night was Barchef’s 1st Annual Mixologist Competition… I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.
I will say though, that it was an AWESOME night!! Congratulations to Wes (Winner) and to all the other Mixologists, you guys ROCKED!!

Fun TIMES!!

Top right: Wes (Winner) CONGRATULATIONS!
He won a week long trip to France, and a mixology package valued at over $7,000!!
He can tell you any and everything about cocktails!

The First Impression

Elan’s so cool ūüôā

Nishan you are amazing!

Mmmmmm….

Moses and I (Prince and Princess lol)
Miss Elizabeth Savage will give you a run for your money! Watch out for her!!

Bottom right: Brent and Me
Far left: Mixologist Renata and Me ūüôā

Top right: The Winner (Wes) and I
Bottom left: Mixologists Elan & Wes, and me!
Bottom right: Select Wines National Director of Marketing Mr. Trace Hanlon

The cocktail culture needs to be embraced!! Look at all the happy faces!!

Kisses for the heydoyou team!!

Enough said. Next year YOU should be there, but until then embrace the cocktail culture, and GO experience Barchef for yourself. You won’t regret it!

xoxo

Bella

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What Women What – What to Wear!

What Women Want is this Sunday! Here are some outfit suggestions for all you girls who are ready to wine & dine in a dress… and SHOP! Make sure you say hello to HeyDoYou’s Shay & Bella @ Formula byBella’s booth. She is a vendor this year, make sure you try her delicious amuse-bouche creations. All the best and love from LA, Shannae!

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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 sampled wines from the following vineyards (as I was trying to get as much info on the wines and food, I didn’t get a chance to taste all the wines *tear*. But I tasted a very good amount!)

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!

xoxo

Bella

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