Monday, November 25, 2013

I LOVE Cross Boarding SHOPPING!! GOD BLESS the USA!!!

" Let's go to Buffalo.... Everyone, have their passports? LOL"

Hello Everyone..,

I definitely enjoy going to Buffalo.  I did go twice in the last year, so, I must LOVE the shopping over there.  I know, I LOVE the Cheesecake factory and I definitely LOVE the food that is offered in the USA.  They have the best selection of products!! Coconut M&M's and Raspberry M&M's.  Canada, why don't we have these flavours???!! I never understood why the USA has more of a selection of food? Is it worth the trip to cross the boarder? UMMM... YES!!!!!!!!

My last visit to the good old US of A was last week.  It took us 2 hours at the boarder.  Yes, 2 hours.  The line-up was insane and I had to go to the washroom, sorry in the USA they say RESTROOM. LOL.  I have no problem with the customs officers being thorough but put a washroom near the line- up.  My friend and I had to hold it all the way to the outlet mall. 

I love the Niagara Falls USA outlet mall.  Every time, we go there it's like a rat race.  How fast can we get through this mall, so we can get to the Walden Galleria before traffic starts? LOL.  Since, we got there at noon, we ate first.  I know, we put the shopping on hold to eat, imagine that...but, that's how long it took to get over.  The routine is to usually start at Burberry, I don't know why, we never get anything in there.  We did great this time.  There were 4 of us and we zoomed through that mall like it was on fire.  Frank and Diana, I am still tired from seeing the back of your heads.  These two do not walk, they sprint.  I lost 5 lbs chasing you two around the mall.  Frank, is like a drill sergeant when he shops, the boy can move.  He can try on jeans, shoes, and eat in 5 mins.  At one point, I was debating to get a wallet at Saks, but he scolded me like my Dad.. " Do you really need that? " Ummm,, no, but I really don't need anything.  I left the wallet and the lady beside me left hers too.  She even thanked him for making her save money. 

We did separate at one point.  My sister and I, went a different direction. Yes, Yes, we are sisters, and at times we think the same.  Yes, we got the same purse in different colours.  Who cares, right? LOL.  Well, I got the black one and she got the red one.  When Frank saw this, he thought I would be better with Red and her with Black, so, yes we switched them. I wanted the red the whole time. hahaha. 

Off to Walden...So, the GPS took us on a tour across Buffalo.  I got to see all the universities and of course again I had to go too the washroom, opps sorry, restroom.  Once at Walden, all I heard was my sister saying she had to get the KK perfume and we had to go to sears to see the KK fashion line.  Canada, thank you for not having the KK ( Kardashian Kollection ), I do not like it and she ended up buying nada.  Frank, broke the change room door at Sears. Diana, tried on ripped shirts.  My sister, was obsessed with KK fashion and yes, I still needed the restroom! We finally leave Sears, and we ended up in a sex store?! LOL.  It had Sons of Anarchy memorabilia but it also was a sex store. NOOOOO, we did not buy any sex products. LOL.  Who wants to explain that to customs?  I must thank the lady at Lord and Taylor.  She went above and beyond to find my sister a pair of UGGS.  She said she was going to the docks to get her a size, the lady came back 40 mins later, sweating.  I think she really went to the docks?! Outside somewhere!! We should have sent Frank, he would have been to the docks, restroom and would have tried on jeans in 10 mins.

Best part of the day... yup, CHEESECAKE FACTORY!!!!!  We ate like champions. Well, Diana and I ordered from the menu, while my sister and Frank ordered from the "skinnylicious" menu.  Imagine, a "skinnylicious" menu at the cheesecake factory?! The food was great! I took home 3 pieces of cheesecake.  It was FANTASTIC! Yes, we do go food shopping when we go.  WE love target and I stocked up on M&M's and candy.  That is considered food.  When we get asked, what are you bringing back? We all say FOOD!?! LOL.

I have to say, crossing back is always the best part.  I do not know why we do this, but, we always go nuts.  My sister drills us all before we even leave the store.  My favorite line of the day, hands down is.." I'm not worried about us, it's Frankie, I'm worried about. " LOL.  One time, poor guy forgot tags on his shirt and now, he never stops hearing it! hahahaa. Diana, thanks for driving in the rain. Frank "ie" thanks for making me leave that wallet and making me laugh, and my sister, thank you for being my sister.  We think the same at times, and when Diana said, "wow, you two are more a like than I made me laugh." One last thing, has nothing to do with the trip... GO LEAFS GO!!! They play tonight...LOL.

Until next time boys and girls, " remember, to always just be yourself., it will eventually pay off..." I can not wait to go back to Buffalo! I LOVE NEW YORK!!!!

(c) justbeingmeluvuholts

Here are some pics from our shopping experience.....

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Last Vegas was a great Movie!!!

"Do you remember the 21st night of September? Love was changing the minds of pretender.  While chasing the clouds away.... " (Earth Wind and Fire)

Hello Everyone.,

This weekend I went to see the movie Last Vegas with Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Klein.  It has been a long time since I have seen a movie I actually enjoyed.  This movie was funny, entertaining and kept me singing.  

These 4 men who have been best friends since childhood, take a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate a wedding.  It will not disappoint you.  These actors portray friendship and love and make you believe that no matter how old you are, never settle on LOVE.  They can party, dance, and gamble Vegas style.

Jerry Ferrara, who played "Turtle" on the HBO series Entourage, is also in this movie.  He is so cute and I have to say his part in the movie was done really well.  He looks great by the way.  They're is even a brief appearance by 50 cents. LOL.  Thank God, I did not see an appearance by Kim and Kayne.

The movie was 2 hours and I tell you, it flew by quickly.  I loved the story and I recommend this flick to all of you readers.  It is worth using up those scene points to go and see it!! Yes, I came in the top 10 so, I did win the FREE poutine!!! hahaha.  I love TIME PLAY!!!!!!!!! :))

I do not want to give away too much of the movie, so I will add one last thing.  I had tears in my eyes and was singing at the same time.  It made me believe that no matter how old you are, true love is possible and having fun VEGAS style is always a possibility!! Last Vegas, is a must see.  I hope, you get a chance to watch this movie.

Until next time boys and girls, remember to "always just be yourself.., it will eventually pay off..."

(c) justbeingmeluvuholts

(Picture taken from Rotten Tomatoes, Flixster app)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

I got to see My Toronto Maple Leafs play at the ACC!!

" THEY WON !!!!!!!!! GO LEAFS GOOOOO !!!!!! "

Hello Everyone,

Last night, I was very lucky to get tickets to watch my Leafs play the New Jersey Devils.  It was an amazing night and game.  I have to say, I was really impressed with the pre game ceremony that they had for the veterans and for the inductees for the Hockey Hall of Fame.  I have to mention Mark Fraser who we all know plays for the Leafs.  His grandfather is a veteran!?!  It was nice that the Leafs mentioned Mark's grandfather.  I was also blown away to see some of the kids they had as guests from Sick Kids Hospital.  Little Aiden, brought down the house!!  He was so cute and to hear him say " Excuse me, Mr. Hockey Player, I want to see myself on TV. " was priceless.  I have to say this organization made those kids so happy and you can not put a price on a smile from a child's face.  Good job BUDS!!

The night was great.  I was on the jumbo tron briefly lol.  Hey, it was amazing!! I did feel sorry for one girl, whose boyfriend thought it was funny to do a fake proposal in front of ACC.  That poor girl, she was so embarrassed and let's just say, they left right after.  That boy did not get any action last night. LOL.  What were you thinking?? She thought she was getting a proposal and ring?!  Guys, not funny to embarrass your girl like that in front of a bunch of strangers.  I hope, those two worked it out.

The game was exciting and for it to go into a shoot out and to get that victory, made it worth the price of the ticket! I remember as a teenager sleeping outside for tickets just to see my boys in blue play.  Thank God, I now have a connection who has season tickets!! hahaha.

Toronto Maple Leafs, you played well last night.  You had all of us fans on our feet! The guy next to me dropped beer all over the person in front of him but you had him on his feet. LOL.  Great game boys, let's do it again in Boston tonight!!! PLEASE, let's beat the bruins!!!! :)

Until next time boys and girls., " remember to always just be yourself.., it will eventually pay off..." GO LEAFS GO!! GO LEAFS GO!!! Love you TML <3
(c) justbeingmeluvuholts

Here are some pics from last night..

Toronto VS New Jersey Nov 8th 2013
That's Me in my Leaf Tee.. LOL

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Spoon and Fork, Opening a NEW Location!!!!

" We are opening a new location at Don Mills and York Mills...." (Ben, from Spoon and Fork)

Hello Everyone.,

Yes, it's true, my favorite restaurant is opening up a new location in Toronto at Don Mills and York Mills.  I was given this information on Halloween day, when I went for lunch at my favorite restaurant.   Thank you Ben, once again for the great food and dessert!  I enjoyed myself and ate way too much, once again.

I decided to take my cousins to Spoon and Fork, as they have never been and I love to introduce people to this restaurant.  They get so excited and love it.  I have not heard any negative comments from anyone I have taken to dine here.  We had a fabulous lunch and I am pretty sure, they will go back there to eat soon. LOL.  So, if two Calabrese women approve once again of the rice, noodles, sushi, tempura, vegetables, and dessert, it is safe to recommend this place to the wonderful people of Toronto.  After all the bad press Toronto has been getting lately with Rob Ford being on crack, it's nice to promote something amazing like this restaurant.

Check out the website for their new location and for any other information,

I can not say enough about this place, I mean I am writing about it again, so clearly I LOVE IT!!! The question is though, do I love it more than my Maple Leafs????? LOL.  Ummm, not sure on that one.  I know, I would love to have lunch/dinner with the Maple Leafs at Spoon and Fork!!?! hahaha.

When you get a chance, go to Spoon and Fork and try my favorite dishes, vegetable lemongrass fried rice and yam tempura!!!  I must of ate 3 plates of rice. :p 

Until next time boys and girls..." remember, to always just be yourself, it will eventually pay off..."

How cool is this restaurant? They even decorated it for Halloween!!  They rock!! Try a location today!!

(c) justbeingmeluvuholts

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Some pics from our lunch on Halloween....