Sunday, February 19, 2006

Crystals for Charity

Ooooh... the silent auction was a success with close to $5000.00 raised! Kudos to all the volunteers for their sweat and sleepless nights. Our jewelry donation sold for $90.00 to a lucky lady named Jacqueline, who was thrilled when her husband bought it for her.

I myself bid on a tattoo session at Electra Lady Lux, but unfortunately was outbid in no time. I guess it's back to Rob Hope at the Dutchman, the talented artist who has tattooed us many times before.

OUR tattoo philosophy...keep it personal, we're not walking billboards - no matter how much it pays.

Current Music in My Head: Start Me Up - Rolling Stones

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Big bikes, sushi and beer

It has been a very busy week of production, social engagements and networking. Valentine's arrived with a special gift from mi amor. I gushed in delight when presented with these beautiful earrings of vintage crystal, Hyacinth Swarovski and silver filigree.

I appreciatively wore these sweet beauties out to the Velodrome and to the
Outdoor Adventure Show. They certainly did not go unnoticed, as promising clients admired them. Our friend, Karli says that orange brings good karma and as it happens, it's one of our favourite colours - so BRING IT ON.

While at the Bike Expo, I could not help but try out this good karma bike by HUKK. Although it complimented my ensemble beautifully, I found it to be a pretty big bike for a little rider comme moi. Maneuvering it through the crowds in my heels was child's play, but bombing this big baby down the mountains might be another story. HUKK is working on a women specific bike, so until then I'll stick with my beloved Trance.

It seemed there were fewer exhibitors this year and that was a bit disappointing, however it was a wonderful evening catching up with friends and meeting new ones, like the very energetic Kelli Sherbinin of
Endless Biking. I often find myself converging with other dynamic personalities for the need to feed off their keeps the world going round.

We later dropped by Sushiyama's on East Broadway and treated our taste buds to their sensational chopped scallop roll and melt-in-your-mouth sashimi, chased down by a nice cold bottle of Sapporo. My wasabe-cleared sinuses particularly fancied and devoured both the bonito and salmon sashimi. This little gem of a restaurant is a keeper.

La vita è bella...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Read My Lips

There's something very empowering about red lips and yet it symbolizes femininity at the same time. Beware of the feline who prowls with alluring coolness...she is still a predator at heart.

In the 80's, I was introduced to Revlon's Outrageous Lipcolor 59 Love That Red by Mademoiselle Babette. I was told that it was Paloma Picasso's favourite before she created her own rouge à lèvres, Mon Rouge. Since both are no longer available, I now meticulously paint on M.A.C.'s Ruby Woo.

I love that red so much, I even wear it when I'm two-wheelin' about town. It magically gives me the energy to ride with domineering velocity. Under the experienced recommendation of the guys at the LBS (local bike shop), I stay away from gloss, as all that nature has to spit back at you will inevitably end up on your lips. No worries, why else would they have invented those little mirrors that clip on to your helmet if not for lipstick touch-ups?

Like a bull charging at the muleta, I'm seeing red. Olé!

Current Music: Whatever Lola Wants - Verve Remixed 2