Cocaine Princess

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday

 
 
 

Cocaine Princess here.

I do apologize for the slow blogging these past few Fridays. No worries, I'll be back next week.


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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.

Whatever your plans are have a tremendous weekend.~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

Friday, January 9, 2015

I Am Living In The Frozen Tundra




Cocaine Princess here.

We're into day 9 of the New Year and all I have to say is I returned way too early from my Christmas vaycay--- which by the way was incredible. I'll be blogging about that next week. I really had no choice, important commitments forced me to cut my trip short this year otherwise I'd still be baking in the tropical heat instead of shivering in the damn cold.

Yes, my Lovelies, I am living in The Frozen Tundra. This past week Mother Nature unleashed one hell of a cold spell. How cold you ask? -25C without windchill and -38C with windchill. It's painful to breathe and aside from my nose I also fear my ears may crack and fall off despite wearing a warm and insulated hat. And God forbid that to ever happen--- I have way too many pretty earrings. Heading outdoors requires wearing a Canada goose down parka that more or less makes you look like the Abominable Snowman. The city's chief medical officer has issued a cold weather alert for the city until the weekend.  We're literally not even 2 weeks into 2015 and the weather has been nothing less than ferocious and if that isn't bad enough, we're expecting snow. 


Sheesh, I don't know what's worse-- snow or polar vortex temperatures?

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I'm sure by now you've heard about the unspeakable horror that occurred in France the other day. Other than senseless and heartbreaking I don't know what else to say. Stéphane Charbonnier, or “Charb”, gave this quote to Le Monde newspaper in 2012  while discussing threats that had been made to the newspaper over its representation of the Prophet Mohammed; "What I'm about to say is maybe a little pompous," he said, "but I'd rather die standing up than live on my knees.” He was referencing Emiliano Zapata, leader of the Mexican revolution of 1910.  Within hours of the fatal shootings, people around the world - and online - showed their solidarity and support for free speech through the simple three word phrase “I am Charlie” (“Je suis Charlie”).

Editorial artists around the globe came together in solidarity by honoring the 12 slain Charlie Hebdo artists. Among my favorites is the drawing below illustrated by Lucille Clerc.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Page 1 of 365


 Cocaine Princess here.

I'm still shaking the confetti from my hair, my skin continues to glitter and this headache of mine is taking its' sweet time in vanishing. All in all it was one hell of a night!
 

Today's the day you leave behind any and all negativity or pain you may have endured in 2014. Today's your chance to start fresh. 

Welcome to Page 1 of 365--- write the chapter you've always wanted to write, after all it's a brand spanking New Year.   I can't wait to see what new and exciting things unfold during the year.



Happy 2015!!

XOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

 


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2015----BRING IT!!



Cocaine Princess here.

Can you believe 2014 is almost over? As fabulous as the last 12 months have been (and I trust it was for all you too) I'm soooooo ready to ring in 2015.

I love New Year's Eve--- all the glitz and glam and of course partying the night away with loved ones. The only thing I don't like is the waiting. I feel like it takes forever for night to arrive and all my friends feel the same way too, similar to a group of restless kids on Christmas Eve waiting for morning to arrive so they can rip open their presents. The only difference is as adults we sit anxiously on pins and needles waiting to party and drink.

As we all know making a resolution is associated with January 1st and every January I always include in my list: learn to use chopsticks! Yes, I am that person who eats Chinese food with a fork and knife. But yet again another year has gone by and I still haven't mastered the art but in 2015 I will. Fingers crossed.


Aside from chopsticks my 2015 resolutions include:

1. Be Brave.

2. Take Chances.

3. Experience Everything.

4. Make It Happen. 

 
After-all, in the end we only regret the chances we didn't take. 


My lovelies, what are your resolutions?

With a brand new year comes a fresh new start and with a fresh new start comes opportunities.  My loyal and dear readers, I wish you love, luck, health and happiness in 2015. Always listen to your heart and may you find your light.

And remember to leave a little sparkle wherever you go.


Popping bottles, dancing til dawn...... I know the House DJ will be spinning electronica and euro tracks at the party and he better be playing this one--  



Hmm, something tells me that he will.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

2015----BRING IT!!  

It's going to be a fantastic New Year. I know it will. 


Latin Hugs & Kisses,
Cocaine Princess 
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Jingle Those Bells, Baby!

Cocaine Princess here.

Well, it's that time of year again--- my bags are packed and my ticket and passport are ready.


Last year I was unable to go on my annual Christmas Vaycay on account of sister breaking her leg and arm. Talk about bad timing, right?  And if that wasn't bad enough we had quite possibly the worst winter ever-- from the ice storm, to frost quakes to the polar vortex.....let's just say it was a terrible and dreadfully long winter.


This year nothing is going to come between me and my pedicured toes from hitting the hot sand. Ah, I can already feel the cool breeze coming from the nearby palm trees.


  
I love everything about this time of year-- the songs, the parties, getting dolled up for parties, buying gifts, advent calendars, putting up the tree, the lovely and sparkling decorations and lights. It truly is the most joyous time of year --- unless you're trying to find a decent parking spot at the mall. 

Honestly I don't understand the logic behind shoppers wasting their time waiting on a driver to return whose car is parked right by the entrance when they easily could park at the far end where there's plenty of empty parking spots available. Last week I saw a person actually standing in a parking spot while on his cell phone. I figured he must have been telling whomever he was shopping with that he'd secured a parking spot for them in Section "C 23." You wouldn't believe how many passerbys rolled down their windows and hurled out every obscenity and threat known to mankind. Unfortunately this is also the season known for cranky and aggressive shoppers. Seriously, don't they know Santa's watching?

And while I'm on the subject of Santa, how do you think Santa would rate you this year? Naughty or Nice?

Me, you ask?

*Giggle* What do you think?


Dear Santa,
 Please remember that even naughty people deserve something nice.

Love,
Colombian Princess. 

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During this month a multitude of holiday themed movies air back to back on TV. Some of my favorites include, Elf, Serendipity, Love Actually, Home Alone 1 & 2, The Holiday and this one here--


When it comes to Christmas songs, there's way too many to list and not just that but there's so many different versions sung by so many different artists that it makes it nearly impossible to narrow down.  Aside from the classics I like the newer stuff too, (holiday pop) but again there's just too many to list. The other day Michael Bublé's annual Christmas Special aired and that made me think of a duet he did a few years ago with Mexican singer Thalía.

 
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  Whether you celebrate Christmas or not one can't help but feel the magic in the air. One can't help but believe.......

 My loyal and dear readers, from the bottom of my Colombian heart, I wish you love, peace and joy.  Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays. 

May you all find your light.


XOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess 
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Friday, December 12, 2014

'Tis The Season....


Cocaine Princess here.

Oh! 'Tis the season for parties.....attended one today and there's another one tomorrow night. 



I'll be back next week.
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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.

Whatever your plans are have a sparkling weekend.~x


XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess



 


Friday, December 5, 2014

At The Track: Mobile Brewery


Cocaine Princess here.

I was going through my posts when I realized I had yet to post Pt. 3 of an entry I had blogged back in October, At The Track. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here.

Part 3

After watching a couple of races and listening to one spectator drop the F-bomb that would even make Tony Montana blush I headed outside to The Hats and Horseshoe Party. 

The view from the top of the stairs.


Making my way through the crowd I snapped a couple of pics including one of the jockeys.






There was a massive lineup to enter the party as you can see by the picture below.


Upon entering the party here's one of the first tents a person encounters. How convenient for those who needed to be schooled in the art of gambling.


 It was only when I heard a passerby scream and then laugh I realized there was a person hiding inside this artificial shrub. Then again I suppose the fact that the shrub was in the shape of a portly human being should have been a good tip off.


The Human Shrub was grabbing unsuspected people as they walked by. I'm not too sure how this fit in with the theme of the party but I suppose it was strictly for entertainment purposes only.


 Various members of the press were there reporting live.


 Also present, bicycle cops making sure everyone was behaving.  


Several tables and chairs were set up for those who didn't have a seat inside. 


A large screen was set up so they too could watch the races. Directly in front of it was a stage where a performer (whom I'd never heard of) was belting out classic tunes.



One of the many sponsors was Mercedes Benz who was giving away a Benz in a raffle.



No racetrack (or party for that matter) is complete without alcohol or......



 How about a Mobile Brewery!  


Alexander Keith was promoting their Hop Series Lager by having pretty girls in cute little shorts informing party-goers about their new ale and offering a free sample.


I politely declined. I'm not a beer drinker. I don't know about you but I just can't get past the smell of beer. It's awful. 

To Be Continued....

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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.
Whatever your plans are have an awesome weekend. ~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Two Words


Cocaine Princess here.

Two Words-- BLACK FRIDAY!!


The day has finally arrived up here for us. Black Friday. For years, Canadian shoppers and retailers alike looked south with envy at the U.S. shopping frenzy known as Black Friday. In the past few years, all that changed as Canadian retailers decided to launch their own Black Friday — and their own Cyber Monday, the day after the U.S. holiday weekend when tech stores offer deals on their gadgets.

I came across this website which compares Black Friday in the USA and Canada.


CANADA: An orderly line at Staples on Albert Street North in Regina.

(Don Healy / Leader-Post)
(Don Healy / Leader-Post)

AMERICA: Macy’s in New York City.

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CANADA: 9 a.m. at a Walmart in Toronto.


 (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

CANADA: A Target in Dartmouth, N.S.

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

AMERICA: A Target in Colma, California.

 (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

CANADA: The Apple Store at Toronto’s Eaton Centre.

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

AMERICA: Best Buy shoppers in Dunwoody, Ga. swarm the manager handing our door buster hats.

 (AP Photo/David Tulis)
(AP Photo/David Tulis)

CANADA: To be fair, this happened in Burnaby, B.C.

 

(AP Photo/David Tulis)





 As much as I love to shop I won't be one of the those individuals lining up at 4am nor will I be pushing my way through the crowds as early as 6am. I'll probably head on over to the mall by lunch time. I can't wait to score some pretty sweet deals. Let's just hope I'm able to get a decent parking spot first!

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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Black Friday.
Whatever your plans are have a thankful long weekend. ~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess






Friday, November 21, 2014

And So It Begins....

Cocaine Princess here.

All I really have to say is:



This past week the weather has been atrociously cold for us and it even snowed. And so it begins-- the soul-crushingly cold weather that will last until April. However, things could be worse as is the case in Buffalo. Mother Nature certainly unleashed her wrath on those poor folks. Click here for the full story and for the incredible pictures. I kind of like picture #4, the guy dressed head to toe in snow gear with a coffee in one hand and a cigar in another.

Speaking of the cold weather---

Singers Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé teamed up to record a tyke-friendly version of the classic holiday tune, "Baby, it's Cold Outside" complete with a YouTube video of lookalike kids lip-synching to their voices. In the video two cuties wearing Great Gatsby-esque attire partake in the duet while dancing around a grand hotel lobby. To make the tune appropriate for wee one’s ears, the world-renowned singers even changed some of its lyrics:

“Well maybe just half a drink more / Put some records on while I pour,” was changed to:
 “Well maybe just a soda pop more / Put some records on while I pour

 “but maybe just a cigarette more / Never such a blizzard before” got a kid-friendly spin as
 “But maybe just another dance more / Never such a blizzard before.”

 I ask, how cute is the video? 



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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.

Whatever your plans are have a wonderful weekend.~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess










Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day

Cocaine Princess here.

 How incredible is this.

In honor of Remembrance Day 888,246 poppies have been planted by people at the Tower of London since July this year, including politicians and members of the Royal family. The exhibition was created by artist Paul Cummins and was created as part of the build up to to this day to help remember those who fought in World War One.


A huge crowd gathered to watch as the final poppy was planted in the moat at the Tower of London during this morning's ceremony 

 All 888,246 poppies have now been planted in the dry 16-acre moat, heralding the completion of the poignant memorial
 ll 888,246 poppies have now been planted in the dry 16-acre moat, heralding the completion of the poignant memorial.
 
Floodlights have been lighting up the display after dusk
 
 Floodlights are being used to ensure more people get to see the piece.

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Today we pay our respects, and our gratitude to the heroes who served to keep our beautiful country proud and free. 
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We Remember. Lest We Forget.

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess