Monday, October 27, 2014

Chocolate Ball. A night of Elegance. A night of Class.

"Whoo, everybody in the world like chocolate…. It makes you HAPPY!!” (Soul Control)
Hello Everyone!
On Thurs October 16th 2014, I was honoured to attend the Chocolate Ball Gala.  The 9th annual gala held in Toronto, was an event to raise money for Prostate & Breast Cancer initiatives.  It was a night of glamour.  It was a night of fun. It was a night of eating CHOCOLATE!
The TropiCocoa was held at the prestigious Eglinton Grand theatre.  As soon as you arrive, you are swept away by the elegance of the venue.  The Red Carpet, the Beauty Queens, the smell of chocolate is all a part of this fantastic event.  Unfortunately, we missed the opportunity on taking pictures on the fabulous red carpet.  It was raining so hard that night, my friend and I ran right into the theatre. LOL
The night was fabulous.  We took pictures in the photo booth, we watched incredible dancers from Junior Ballroom Dancers to Hawaiian Dancers.  We also got our character sketches done from an incredible artist, Juan Correa.  I cannot forget the best part of this great event, we ATE CHOCOLATE all night long.  It was like dying and going to heaven.  Chocolate everywhere!  
Blueberry Chocolate, Chocolate that looked like an iPad, Macaroons, Cheesecake.  My head was spinning from all the amazing treats.  I had a great time sampling foods and speaking with vendors.  I have to say there is nothing like some good old time chocolate! Nancy and Jerry Dollin were kind enough to give me samples from their store, Old Time Confections. YUMMY!! I am looking forward to visiting that store in the future!
Cancer is an illness that affects all of us.  That word will eventually be heard in every family. This gala is a great way to help raise awareness for the cause.  You had the opportunity to donate throughout the night.  There was a huge silent auction.  I purchased a surprise grab bag. For 20$ I received my bag.  I was told every bag had different items.  What did I get in my bag?  I got some custom jewelry, candles and a ticket to the Christmas show!! FANTASTIC! I love Christmas. How could the night get any better?!!!
The Chocolate Ball in Toronto is an incredible experience.  The best part of it all is if you missed the ball, you can always go to the festival.  That’s right everyone on Nov 2nd, you can attend the Chocolate Show. It will be a day filled of decadence and indulgence.  You do not want to miss this show.  To purchase tickets you can visit the website at  I cannot wait for the show.  I am starting my diet tomorrow LOL.  I need to save my calories for Nov 2nd!!!
I want to thank Elizabeth Rizzuto and Joey Cee for giving me the opportunity to attend the gala.  I had a great time.  I am looking forward to Nov 2nd.  There is nothing better than having great chocolate and doing it for a great cause.  I hope, you all join me on Nov 2nd and melt all your worries away with a day filled of sweets.
Until next time boys and girls, “remember to always just be yourself, it will eventually one day pay of…” ©justbeingmeluvuholts
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Now, I would love to share my pictures from that fantastic gala with you all!!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Delicious Show. OH MY GOD, It is DELICIOUS!!!!

“Well I walked around the corner and I walked around the block. And I walked right into” (Doughnut Song) …. THE DELICIOUS SHOW!!!
Hello Everyone,
On Saturday October 18th, 2014, I attended the DELICIOUS SHOW.  Whoever, came up with the name of this show was genius! I say this because everything I tried on that day was delicious. LOL. The delicious show was held at the Direct Energy Building inside of the National Exhibition Place.
As soon as you walk through the doors, you immediately feel excitement.  Your eyes begin to scan the room and your mind starts to go crazy on trying to figure out on what to try first.  Since, this was my first year attending the show, I wanted to see everything!!!! The first person who caught my attention, well, Stephen of course from Foodies on Foot. LOL It was nice to see some familiar faces. While speaking with Stephen, I noticed the water station.  I want to quickly thank one of the sponsors of the show Strauss Water.  They kept me hydrated throughout the day! Thank you, for my amazing water bottle and water!
This show was amazing.  I want to quickly tell you what I felt was beyond DELICIOUS. LOL  If you attend this show in the future, make sure, to try these treats!! First and foremost, ICE CREAM VOLCANO!!  Approximately 10 people came up to me to ask me where I got this amazing looking ice cream. Donald, your creation is fantastic.  The Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream was DELICIOUS!! Not only did it taste great but it looked sooooo cool!!!! Smoke coming out of an ice cream. GENIUS!!!
You can find all sorts of goodies at the show.  Doughnuts, Cake, Macaroons and of course COOKIES! I would like to thank Mary Macleod’s Shortbread.  I was blessed to try your Chocolate Crunch Cookies.  WOWWWWWWWW.  Once again, what can I say? They were DELICIOUS.
The show offers Hands on Experiences and it has the Exclusive Chef Series.  You can sit and watch incredible personalities like Mario Batali, Mark McEwan, and Nadia G.  So, unfortunately, I missed Mario Batali but I did get to see Nadia G. That girl can work up a crowd.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, I mean she is Italian! LOL.  I know, you were all waiting for me to mention it…ha-ha. Nadia G, made a Sheppard’s pie.  No, not an Italian dish but she did make us laugh with her stories on Montreal, and her experience on Canada AM.  Watching Nadia cook made me hungry. LOL
As I walked to the end of the show and turned the last corner I saw something that made my whole face light up……….A FIRE TRUCK!!!! I immediately was thinking Firefighter’s, LOL.  As I got closer to the truck, I realized that I was not going to see Firefighter’s but I got something better!! PULLED PORK “Timbits”. OH MY GOD, this by far, ladies and gents made the show.  They were DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!! Ted Reader’s Timbits and Fire Truck made me so happy, I had to do a happy dance!!! This truck is so cool, and the food was incredible.  I wish I could have this truck at my house! Wait, wait, I was told, you can get it for parties!!!!!! OHHHH YAAAAA!! LOVE IT.
I had an amazing day trying different foods, watching people cook AND drinking Strauss Water.  I am looking forward to next year already.  Maybe, we can get some POLICE cars next time with more pulled pork Timbits. LOL. 
Until next time boys and girls, “remember to always just be yourself, it will eventually one day pay off..” (c)justbeingmeluvuholts
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Who’s ready for pictures of this DELICIOUS DAY!!??!!