Drink: The Original Moonshine

Original Moonshine is a concoction from chef Adam Perry Lang and third generation master moonshine distiller, Chuck Miller. The 80 proof whiskey is made using a centuries old process, four times distilled in prohibition-era copper pots. A truly versatile spirit, SHINE can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks and in a wide variety of mixed cocktails. Cheers!

Inspirational Quotes: Henry David Thoreau

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” – Henry David Thoreau

Artbound – The Evolution of Pop at the Maison Mercer

Lady Gaga dance off, Tina Turner look-a-like, even KISS Gene Simmons (minus Shannon Tweed) managed to show up at for the second year event for the Artbound on September 23, which was theme within the Evolution of Pop staged at the Maison Mercer. Having gotten my VIP tickets, I’ve decided to do a mashup of outfits that represents pop culture with a Michael Jackson/Justin Bieber inspired attire. My good friend Gina was gracious enough to accompany me for this great event!

The Artbound organization is a non-profit initiative that partners with artists and those passionate about arts to raise funds to build sustainable infrastructure such as schools that provide and enrich the lives of children through education, schools and programming, cultivate and empower them through leadership and development of skills that help them improve their living conditions and generate sustainable income. Artbound supports Free the Children who’s organization I support within their initiative “Adopt a Village model” that provides clean water, medical care facilities and alternative income programs – all working in synergy to provide the children, a place to learn and thrive in a healthy and safe environment . This event certainly have been one of my must attend event that ties with a great cause and highlights the importance of arts through the hustle and bustle of our chaotic live. I for one is looking forward to next years event.Congratulation Mr. Craig and Marc Kilburger (founder of Free the Children) the event raised $150000! Bravo !!!

Diet Coke’s Stay Extraordinary Gala at The Hoxton

Toronto International Film Fest gets the whole city buzzed with celebrity sightings and mad after parties. For me, I got the chance to be invited to some of the best parties the city has to offer and the Diet Coke’s Stay Extraordinary Gala, at The Hoxton was one of my favorite. The seam of crowds were filled up fast with girls in vintage black dress and gorgeous red lips in anticipation to catch UK hip-hop songstress/American Boy Estelle. I love this event in particular that it’s doesn’t have a hint of pretentiousness and very Hollywood uber glammed hot. Parts and Labour  catered the event.

The attention to detail was impeccable with a red carpet to emulate glamour, photobooth to capture the moment and host handing out bow ties for the guys and pearl necklaces for the girls. Estelle knows how to work a crowd and gave the throngs of over five hundred guests a lesson on how to bump and grind. Even with a hint of attitude from the diva herself speaking her mind “Shit,turn up the music,I want them to feel it and being in front row closed to the stage I felt the earth move with stage presence. When American Boy came, I sang every word. Simplicity at its best with a hot red bob and glittery dress does compliments the Hoxton ambience of Liz Taylor/Grace Kelly, a homage to old Hollywood style

What a way to end the show with a solid cover of Real Love by Mary J. Blige leaving the guests on a high note. The litte touches like Diet Cola old fashion bottle giveaway from the door reminds me of my childhood! What a beautiful night ! Looking forward to next year!