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Friday, December 31, 2010

New Fete For Carnival Thursday

If you were looking for a fete for Carnival Thursday, March 3rd, you might be interested in this one! Flip Flops Carnival will now be added to the Fete Calender and rumours are it will be held in Maracas St.Joseph, but sources say it will not be at Ortinola! 

Interesting, this might be a good Fete to add to my Fete List because for Carnival 2011 it is all about trying something new for me!

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Holy Cross College All Inclusive Fete

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Music From Kes The Band

  
FOLLOW KES THE BAND:
 
 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

End Of Year Survey, 2010



It's that time again, time to cast your votes for the Best and Worst in costuming that were presented this year for Carnival 2011, just click the button below or this link HERE




Monday, December 27, 2010

TEMPTU Tattoos

TEMPTU has these do it yourself temporary tattoos that I think will look awesome with those Tribal and Warrior inspired costumes, they even have a kit called "Tribal Chic" which you can get at Sephora here. Temptu body art was used at the Victoria Secrets fashion show and  I am also loving the ideas of adding some sparkle to the tattoos with crystals for the ladies, the designs can even be used by the guys:




STEP 1: GET SET TO PREP
Each tattoo sheet can be used as-is to create a single large design or cut into smaller pieces and applied individually for more subtle adornment.  For this more customized look we cut up the tattoos for easier application.
STEP 2: TATTOO YOU
Once you’ve decided where to place your tattoo, moisten and clean that area with one of our included application pads.  Then press your tattoo onto place, face down.  Moisten it, push down until set, and peel off backing paper.  Set with our included powder.  You’re now ready to get blingerific!
STEP 3: FROST YOUR TRIBAL
Have a helper apply individual Rhinestone Body Jewels to your Tribal Chic tattoo in desired areas.

If you are looking for some more Divalicious temporary tattoos you may like the House of Dereon collection that comes in Bedtime, Rocker and Motorcycle inspired by Beyonce and designed by Tina Knowles.



SOURCE:
http://blog.temptu.com/

Sunday, December 26, 2010

If You Not In The Know...

Today is the day that The Vale Breakfast Party tickets go on sale at "a house" in Diego Martin; please note I do not have the address, even though I have been to the house before. Tickets are priced at $600.00TT (inclusive of drinks and food) I was told. So, if you have your contact on speed dial don't forget to get your tickets today! 

Everyone else can keep watch on Vale Vibe's  website for details on when tickets will be available to be purchased online, of course repeat patrons get first dibs !

And if you were like me and did not attend The Vale's Breakfast party for 2010 ( I gave away my tickets to two friends) this is what you missed out on courtesy Trini Jungle Juice; maybe 2011 I will FINALLY get to experience this legendary fete:

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!


Merry Christmas everybody! 

 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Attention Shoppers

As you visit the malls today for last minute shopping, always keep Carnival at the back of your mind, for example Wonderful World has in stock these decorated bras for all of $99.00TT! Great for Monday Wear, don't you think?





Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Yeah" .... Island People

Here is another new event to add to you Carnival Calender, I don't know about you guys but it is getting pretty hard to keep up with all these new fetes!

 Island People presents "Yeah".. on January 22nd, 2011. The date is one week before Island People's very popular, other All Inclusive fete "Amnesia" so I am pretty curious about "Yeah".....guess more will be revealed in time!

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ticket Federation Carnival Schedule 2011

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Email Of The Year

Now I usually get some pretty odd emails with all sorts of questions, mostly Carnival related though sometimes the questions do leave me a bit puzzled. Yesterday however I received an email that was too good not to share; this one is the email of my year! And yes I checked out the author of the email on Facebook, she does exist, this was not a hoax:

Hello,

i need informaiton on the events for the 2011 carnival. i know there is going to be a concert with some jamaican reggae artist as Sean Paul, Shaggy and Beniee Man, but i cant find any information as the place the day and where to buy tickets for the concert. i live in the united states and need this information so that i can make plans to go to the carnibal (sic) but i realy want to go for this concert.

Lucifer's Daughter

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Making A Fete List And Checking It Twice

While everyone is probably busy doing their Christmas shopping and preparations with just four days to go until the holiday one of my friends  contacted  me yesterday for a fete listing as she is busy with her Carnival 2011 fete itinerary, doing her fete budget before the New Year. 

This got me to thinking about the prices for fetes, as I do every year, and considering  which ones I will be attending seeing as the Carnival season is longer in 2011 . So far from what I am seeing of prices for the fetes that are advertised the price increase has been nominal or the price has stayed the same thus far. For example, Soka In Moka is now $550.00 compared to 2010 price of $500.00, Old Hilarians Fete remains the same at $650.00  and UWI Fete increased from $700.00 in 2010 to $800.00 (special early bird price of $750.00). 


I personally still think that fetes are too expensive, even though so far I am liking that prices have not increased too exorbitantly, hopefully this trend continues so that we can all look forward to enjoying more fetes next year instead of counting pennies because prices have increased beyond budget. We do have to wait to see what the damage will be for the fetes closer to the climax of Carnival like Beach House and Lara, however!

On my fete list for Carnival 2011 is Soka in Moka (hopefully), Panorama Semis (for sure), YUMA's All Inclusive fete and  LIME All Inclusive fete.  Everything else is up in the air at this point, prices will certainly determine which ones I will make it to.

So, what fetes are on your fete list?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Registration For Red Ants Has Begun


J'Ouvert registration has begun!  Email info@redantscarnival.com for more information or contact Red Ants Committee Members! 
Committee Members
Arief Rafeeq |  Anthony Outridge | Brendon Clement |  Cherrise Alexander  | Danielle Boucaud  | David Mc Cartney  |Gina Affonso-Smith | Jamie Aqui | James Phillips |  Janna-Lise Chung  | Jerson Wattie  | Joel Lynch  | Kendal Latchman  | Kevin Homer | Kimberly Ella Tang | Kristi-Anne Chin | Mark Deane | Marvin Carmino | Nicholas Patrick | Quelita Pierre |  Rian Ramrattan | Roberto Marquez | Ryan Henrique | Shakka Subero | Steven Luk Pak | Tara Koon How | Tiffany Campbell

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Boots At Ate Logo

Spotted these two styles of boots at Ate Logo yesterday while I was out Christmas shopping, for those of you in Trinidad still looking for Carnival Footwear you can check them out:

Store Locations
Trincity Mall
640-2855
Level 1,Ground Floor. Trincity Mall

Grand Bazaar
663-7463
The City of Grand Bazaar, Valsayn

High Street, San Fernando
653-7463

Plaza Golden Doors
625-7463
Shop #1,
#56 Fredrick Street,Port of Spain.

Long Circular Mall
622-9546
Level 1, Ground Floor
Long Circular Mall ,St James

West Mall
637-7463
Level 1 Ground Floor

West Mall
Tobago
660-7412
NIB Mall Scarborough
Shell 4,Level 1, Scarborough

Love the heel on this boot and also the smooth, non slouchy style 
but this is around $100.00US!

These boots were on sale for $50.00US/ $350.00TT, 
and comes in a crackled gold, black and bronze design

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Warrior Props On The Cheap

I know that many people were pretty disappointed to learn that the shields, swords and daggers photographed with costumes in TRIBE's Way of the Warrior and Bliss' Warrior Within were just props. Meaning that if you wanted to dress up your costume and play warrior you would need to fork out some extra cash for these extras. Well, if you are in Trinidad, take a visit to the Super 10 store on upper Frederick Street ( right after Duke Street on the left, headed North) because they have toy weapons for all of $10.00TT that can surely work with your costume. I am liking the small shield and sword, light easy to carry and some kid is going to be pretty happy when you tire of it and decide to give it away. How can you go wrong for only $1.50US? 










Friday, December 17, 2010

Bliss Infoblast.. YES I am excited!


       
SEASON'S GREETINGS
 
From our family to yours...
Wishing you the very best for 2011
May it be filled with Peace, Happiness and Good Times
HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS 
Fri 24th Dec: Closed
Mon 27th Dec: Closed
Tues 28th Dec: Closed
Wed 29th Dec: Open 12noon - 5pm
Thurs 30th Dec: Closed
Fri 31st Dec:  Closed

Regular Mas Camp Opening Hours
Monday - Friday  12 noon to 5pm (Closed on weekends & public holidays)

EXCLUSIVELY FOR BLISS MASQUERADERS

COSTUME DELIVERY
To request Costume Delivery, please send an email to
Requests for the Delivery Service must be made and paid for by
Fri 31st December
Costume must be paid for in full by Fri 31st December to qualify for this service.

BLISS Crew!
As we get ready for Carnival 2011, we would once again like to thank you for your support and feedback.
For your information, here are some Frequently Asked Questions
Q- If I'm playing in TRIBE, can I also jump with BLISS and vice versa?   A- No. BLISS and TRIBE are two separate bands. Masqueraders cannot switch between bands.
Q- Is BLISS going to follow TRIBE on the road?
   A- BLISS and TRIBE are two SEPARATE bands with two SEPARATE routes.
Q- Is BLISS going to cross the stage at the Savannah?
   A- Our goal is for BLISS to cross all judging points including the Savannah stage. However, if there is an extended wait at any judging area, we may continue on another route as we aim to keep the band moving.
For more information on BLISS and what's in store for Carnival 2011,
please contact us at info@blisscarnival.com or keep posted to www.blisscarnival.com 

  COSTUME PAYMENTS
 Deadline for In House and Online Credit Card payments
& to qualify for Fast Track Costume Collection
Fri 4th February 
The Mas Camp is open for Cash and LINX payments Monday - Friday, 12pm-5pm.
We are closed on weekends and Public Holidays. 
Paying via Credit Card?  
Go to http://registration.blisscarnival.com to login to your account. 
If you require your login information, please send the request to info@blisscarnival.com  
Our website is open for payments*, Monday - Friday, 7pm - 12 noon of the following day, and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays.
*Please note that ALL credit card transactions are billed in US$. The conversion amount will be determined by your bank or credit card provider at the time of billing. This amount will be reflected in your credit card statement. Some banks/credit card providers may charge an additional convenience fee.

IMPORTANT!
Carnival costumes are custom-made items therefore please be advised that once registration is complete there will be:
  • NO exchange or switching of sections    
  • NO refund of deposit                                     
  • NO changing of measurements or sizes
  •  NO costume transfers                                  
  Costumes not paid paid for in full remains the property of BLISS

Fete Tickets Online

For those of you wondering how to purchase fete tickets online if you do not live in Trinidad and Tobago, especially  when you may have encountered other Fete Ticket websites telling you that certain fetes are SOLD OUT, let me just say that to my knowledge fete tickets are not on sale yet with the exception of tickets to Soka in Moka which went on sale yesterday. So, if you have heard or were informed by another website that say Beachouse tickets are SOLD OUT that is simply not true. 

I believe that some websites are taking pre bookings for fetes so that is probably what they mean, however you can purchase tickets for many of the fetes at either Caribbean Box Office, which has a preview online of which fetes they will be selling (click flyer below) or from Ticket Federation.



You can also buy tickets directly from Sunnyside Up and Hyatt's Ultimate Lime to their events.

New Fetes For Carnival 2011

Here are some new events added to the fete roster that you may be interested in:

The Jamboree Committee presents...Rehab... Jamboree Carnival Party"on Saturday 15th January 2011 at Jamboree Park, North Valsayn. Bring your Cooler and escape from the ordinary world...Come to Rehab!

Northeastern College in Sangre Grande will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. As part of these celebrations, they are hosting "Premium Drinks Inclusive" at the school's compound on Saturday 5th February, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight. Entertainment by Roy Cape and Karma, Cost: $325

Republic Bank All Inclusive - Cote Ci Cote La, will take place on Saturday 19th February, 2011. More information on this fete will be posted in the coming weeks.

On  Saturday 26th February,2011 YUMA presents it's first All Inclusive Fete, details on venue and costs coming soon!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Please Sign The Petition Against The Ban on Wee Wee Trucks

The Trinidad Express  featured an article on  Sunday December 12, headlined "Taking Back Carnival for Ordinary People" where it is quoted that Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism, Winston Peters, expressed that wee wee trucks will be removed for Carnival 2011. The article did not state what the Government planned for alternative restroom facilities for masqueraders.

To this end one masquerader has started a petition against the ban and is hoping to acquire at least 1000 signatures, your help in reaching this goal is needed. Sign HERE.

We, the citizens, visitors and well-wishers of the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (both locally-based and abroad), are dissatisfied with the Minister's move to ban the use of portable toilet facilities, (referred to colloquially as "wee-wee" trucks) by private bands on the parade route of Port-of-Spain, which is proposed to take effect for 2011. These decisions were made public by an article in the Trinidad Express http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Taking_back_Carnival_for__ordinary__people-111764474.html without any indication of proper reference, social research or detailed consultation or planning towards a suitable alternative that would seek the best interest, safety or convenience of both masqueraders and non-masqueraders participating in the Carnival Celebrations carded for March 7th and 8th 2010.

We are also appalled by and staunchly opposed to the total absence of security intended for "The People's Band", also outlined in the aforementioned article. This brainchild of this ruling Government, which is meant to reincorporate the values and traditions on which Carnival was founded, is poorly planned, and places the security of all participants in the Carnival Celebration into question, as there is no mention of planned security projects to work cohesively with the projected increase in participants.

While these 2 propositions stand to "take back Carnival for 'ordinary' people", they clearly do not represent a holistic approach in combating the astronomical numbers in the crime statistics, which has hit yet another plateau for 2010. We ask that such decisions not be autonomously made by the Minister, but he chooses a more utilitarian approach that incorporates mutual consultation with the Minister of National Security, the Police Commissioner and other governmental and non-governmental parties who seek the best interest of Trinidad and Tobago, its cultural promotion, its diverse people, its touristic visitors, and its social and political reputation on the international stage.
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