Sunday, June 26, 2005

Spanakopita, souvlaki and churros?

Nick from The Barber Shop encouraged us to join in on the Greek Day festivities of feasting, dancing and music. We grazed on all sorts of Greek fare including baklava and cheered Nick on as he spun and leapt effortlessly around the stage while performing a traditional Greek folk dance. Opa! I now understand how he mastered his finesse to spin around the barber chair with his clippers.

As we were walking through the horde of people, we noticed a shop selling churros, a delectable Spanish donut. The queue at Churrolicious was all the way out the door, but we decided to give it a whirl anyway. It was well worth the 30 minute wait because Jesee was euphoric with childhood memories of Mallorca as he bit into this delicious sugar-coated donut. Crispy on the outside, moist on the inside and best of all, it wasn't greasy! The recipe and the machine come directly from Spain, hence its authentic flavour, texture and appearance.

Undoubtedly, this cozy little shop attracts many Spanish and South American ex-pats looking for a taste of home. An afternoon of Mediterranean culture for less than twenty Euro!

*Note: This is NOT to be compared with the less than adequate versions found in Disneyland.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Earth Calling Tokyo

Last night we participated in an orgy of sashimi with some very good friends of ours, Pluto and Venus. Seriously, the food just kept on coming.

Venus mentioned that every time she wears her vintage rose necklace from Izzy & Buds, she gets oodles of compliments from people. One time she had forgotten to remove her necklace prior to her workout at the gym. Fellow members could not help, but admire her sparkly bijoux as she spun out a roundhouse kick. I'm sure some might have thought it was a bit too Paris Hilton, but don't mess with this woman and her jewels, she just might Jet-Li your arse".

Venus, you fly girl!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

To Catch a Thief

The allurement of beautiful things ever so often invites those with sticky fingers. We encourage our customers to have a "hands on" experience at our table because jewelry is meant to be worn and adorned. It's a bit like playing dress up, except we're all grown up now.

Unfortunately, like any other retailer, we have also encountered theft at our booth. It's a terrible thing, really, but what could possibly be worse? Perhaps, the blatant knock-offs of our original designs? Is it a case of imitation is the sincerest form of flattery or great minds think alike?

When a fellow "jeweller" comes by our table whilst chatting on her camera phone, trying not to look obvious as her left ear scans the table...que pensez-vous?

Current Music: Stella by Yello

Monday, June 13, 2005


Current Music:
Gato Barbieri - Europa from Caliente!

Current Mood: Sshhh, the artiste is at work.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Sharing the love...

This weekend I found my friend again. Due to our ever busy lives, we hadn't seen each other in quite some time. I so enjoy sharing our love of biking, food and pretty , girly things together.

We both rode Kona bikes before buying our Giant Maestro Suspension mountain bikes together, also at The Cove. We like to moan and groan as we climb up big hills - something our partners aren't interested in hearing. Instead we might hear and laugh at ourselves when someone hollers, "SUCK IT UP PRINCESS!" as they blow past us. Once or maybe even twice, we skipped the climb altogether, and chose yummy food and chocolate martinis more willingly. It's a girl thing.

Tearing down a mountain side or getting dolled up in sparkly jewelry and dancing shoes for a night out on the town is so much more fun with a friend who shares the same love. Salsa at the bottom señorita?

Photo courtesy of Sheldon Ridout

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Fuerza Mallorca!

Rafael Nadal, tennis icon from Mallorca claimed the French Open Men's Singles Championship title today. It was a day of national pride to see this barely 19-year-old work his magic on the clay courts of Roland Garros in his ultra hip Nike gear.

Hours of nail-biting excitement ended in an emotional moment as the Spanish national anthem played and King Juan Carlos looked on. Very cool indeed.

Keep your eyes out for Izzy & Buds interpretation of the "tennis bracelet" available this summer.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Tea & Sympathy

Is it less dangerous to pour your heart out to a bartender or a hairstylist?

Confucius says, "Approach with caution...take comfort in both and you could wake up looking like a factory second Barbie doll".

Current Music: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto