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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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"Ice Box Entertainment Presents -- The Elegant Ultra Sexy Event

SUITS 

Carnival Breakfast Cooler Cruise

This event promises to give our patrons the supreme carnival boat ride experience, with the fusion of fashion, music, vibes and location. Featuring upcoming and established local swimwear designers to create a unique signature for this one of a kind experience. Bring your drinks, bring your energy!

Come SUIT up with us!

Harbour Master
Saturday 9th February 2013
Boarding: 7am
Sailing: 8 am

Entertainment provided by:
Black Spider
Jugglers
Nuphoric
Back to Basics
Merry Perry

TICKETS:
-Female $250TT/ $45US
Male $275TT/ $47US
- Available Online at http://www.iceboxent.com/tickets/
- Tickets are also available via our committee members  http://www.iceboxent.com/contacts/
                            

Please note there is a strict limit to the number of patrons allowed on the boat and tickets are going quickly.

For more info visit www.iceboxent.com or call 868.79.SUITS

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Film Festival Kicks off 2013 with FREE Carnival Film Series

trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) will launch its programme of events for this year with its third annual Carnival Film Series. Sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (TTFC) as part of the T&T Film Nights community film screenings initiative, the series showcases Carnival-themed films, and takes place from 23 January to 5 February at venues across the country. Admission is free and all screenings start at 7pm.
The programme gets underway on Wednesday 23 January at Medulla art gallery in Woodbrook, where there will be a tribute to celebrated Carnival bandleader, Peter Minshall. The tribute will take the form of screenings of two films about Minshall and his work: Rat Race and Masman: The Complete Work, both directed by Dalton Narine.
Then on Friday 25 January, Carnival researcher Ray Funk will make a presentation at the amphitheatre of the National Library, Port-of-Spain. This 90-minute event will include the screening of vintage, never-before-seen video footage of Mighty Sparrow, Lord Christo, Desperadoes, Cavaliers and others.
Sunday 27 January will see the pgrogramme move into Couva, at Holy Faith Convent. Here three films will be screened: the stickfighting documentary Mystic Fighters, directed by Sophie Meyer; Jeffrey’s Calypso, a short dramatic film written and directed by Vashti Anderson; and Centre-staging the Jamette, an interview with Machel Montano conducted by Sr Theresa Vialva.
Tobago will then get its share of the action, with a screening of Kamalo Deen’s classic comedy Bacchanal Time, featuring appearances by Mighty Shadow, Crazy, Calypso Rose and others. This takes place on Wednesday 30 January, at MovieTowne in Lowlands.
The programme comes to an end on Tuesday 5 February at Trevor’s Edge, St. John’s Rd, St. Augustine. Here there will be a screening of Jab: The Blue Devils of Paramin, directed by Alex de Vertueil, and a series of short films by Yao Ramesar, on traditional mas characters and the fire dance.

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Whole Peace Monday Wear Event

Whole Peace is  running a huge value offer just for Carnival, where selected styles are $500.00TT typically priced between $800 - $1100.00).

The Monday Wear event runs  from 1/16/13- 2/11-13. Whole Peace operates via private appointment in Cascade., Trinidad.

Appointments can be booked via email at wholepeacelimited@gmail.com or via  Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WholePeace




Friday, January 18, 2013

I am a Feter - UWI Fete The Saucy Review

Fete :UWI Fete, Yalla!
Price: $950.00
Date: January 13th,2013
Photos: 
http://triniscene.com/tsv7/galleries/?page=html&id=GALF33340


Location:
Held on Campus the layout was very similar to last year, this time we got parking on the field near to the entrance so that was not an issue. The main food court had flooring laid down, great improvement  and seemed to be bigger than last year's set up so there were no long lines at any of the food tents. 



Ambiance/Décor:
The theme this year was "Yalla" and I really liked that they tried to be cohesive with the theme from the time you entered the venue. Complimentary scarves were given along with your wristband which many people used to accessorize their outfit. Hookas,henna, belly dancing and even a decorated photo tent were all in keeping with theme.







Bar:
Cocktails, scotch, vodka, rum, tequila shots, wine, champagne... you name it there was a tent for it with the exception of Nuvo! There was a deviated Johnnie Walker bar serving Double Black, several wine tents, a Patron Station, Grey Goose Tent, Carib Brewhouse and many more choices at the main bar as well. I liked the variety and the fact that you could find a drink station at any point throughout the venue, again well laid out for ease.






Food:
Keeping with the theme Arabian was the featured dish, I happen to love Arabian food and I also happen to LOVE Joseph's Restaurant so I was very happy they were one of the options. In addition to Arabian the menu also included Creole, Indian, bake and shark, pulled pork sandwiches, crab stuffed dumplings, the BEST pork ribs ever, sweets and many more other dishes I did not have the time or inclination to sample as I was properly well stuffed! 






Performances:
We arrived in time for David Rudder, a performance well appreciated by many of the patrons. Dil E Nadan also gave a solid showing and Kes closed the night off with his band. The only thing caveat with the tw0 stage set up is that Blaxx was performing at the same time as Kes so you had to choose which stage to be at as you could not possibly see both artistes at the same time.






Crowd Vibe:
I personally thought the crowd was mellower than last year, possibly because it looked like there may have been a bit less patronage for Yalla as the venue did not feel crowded. However UWI Fete is THE networking and socializing Fete on the calender, lots of "who is who" spotted.




Eye Candy
Eye candy of ALL ages,it was very refreshing to see how well decked out some of the more mature patrons turned out as well as the younger ones.






Bathroom:
Only used the ones in VIP.


Overall Rating:
Once again I would put UWI Fete as one of the best Fetes you can choose to patronize for the season, if only for the excellent development and follow through with theme, variety of food options, choice of drinks and the fact that your contribution to the fete is also going to a good cause. I love the layout of the venue and the familiar faces you see in the crowd, so a solid 8.5 out of 10 for me.

Du Jour Fete Choice: 
The Du Jour Fete Choice comes from this gorgeous attendees at UWI "Yalla" All-Inclusive fete.  We love her effortless style and easy-flowing curls, which is youthful yet polished- and when done right, is the perfect match right to be noticed for all the right reasons!

Her hair definitely embodies our Du Jour Cambodian Curly hair, which is great for the fete season because of it's very low maintenance. After all, minimal styling is key when your main focus is to PARTY!
Remember, when your hair can be admired as fete-ready for C2K13, you know our Du Jour Fete Choice is making HER lifestyle Our Business!



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Thursday, January 17, 2013

I am a Feter - Soka in Moka Fete The Saucy Review


Fete :Moka Fete, Trinity College Moka 
Price: $650.00
Date: January 6th,2013
Photos: 
http://triniscene.com/tsv7/galleries/?page=display&id=GAL45EDE0


Location:
Soka in Moka is held on Trinity courts, school compound. There is usually ample parking at the field opposite the school but for some reason this year parking was diverted before the golf course with a shuttle service to the venue. We parked and shuttled but it was baffling as to why some cars were being allowed to park on the field and some were asked to stop short and shuttle. This caused an unusual traffic pile up from earlier than usual.


Ambiance/Décor:
There was no overwhelming theme but the layout as always was conducive to eating, drinking and partying. The very popular Chinese Food station was located at the top of the stairs with tents flanking the perimeter, dancing area in the middle and stage facing south.

Bar:
I had no trouble getting service at the bar, there was the standard fare of vodka, rum and Johnnie Walker which unfortunately ran out later in the night. 



Food:
Personally I had no issues with the food options even though there were longer lines at some tents that others; you had a choice of Gyros/Kebabs, Sea Food Cocktails, Chinese, Indian/Roti, Stuffed Crab and Dumpling, Roast Pork,Creole and local sweets in addition to ice cream and other options I am positive I missed.



Performances:
Unfortunately we missed Dil E Nadan and Iwer but were up front and center for Roy Cape All Stars. Roy Cape featuring Blaxx gave a stellar performance and the crowd loved all the other artistes who got stage time to perform especially Faye Ann and Bunji who thrilled the crowd with just a few lines from Differentology.


Kes was good, however he has a lot of new songs in his repertoire and I am just only getting familiar with them all so I was not into his performance as I usually am. By the end of the season I am positive I will know ALL his new songs.


Crowd Vibe:
With Yeah, carded for the same date, being canceled the crowd in my opinion was larger than usual as Moka was the only option on that Sunday. Mixed crowd, somewhat mellow when there were not performances with people liming and mingling. Once the performers came on however everyone had a great time.




Eye Candy
Depends on what you are looking for, several lovely ladies were well decked out and there were a smattering of younger guys but the crowd tended to be geared to distinguished older gentlemen and women.



Bathroom:
Andyloos were used, though the AC was not working they were kept clean and never any long lines to get an available one. 


Overall Rating:
I would give Moka a 7.5 out of 10. It was my first fete of the season so it was like both an introduction and warm up at the same time. There was nothing to complain about overall I just felt like the energy levels were mellow. The best part for me was Roy Cape's performance, excellent show.


Du Jour Fete Choice: 
The Du Jour Team chooses this photo of a lovely patron at the Soka in Moka event, because it shows one simple fact- a short, sleek look can also work at a fete! We love the no-fuss feel that allows for any girl on the go during Carnival can easily flat iron and be on the move. This hair definitely embodies our 100% Virgin Malaysian straight hair, that gives you an effortless & polished look for an all-inclusive party, whenever you need it. It's a great start to the season! When your hair can be admired as fete-ready for C2K13, you know she's making HER lifestyle Our Business!




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