If you love tequila, are a tequila aficionado or even just like tequila connect with 4EverTequila on Facebook. They put together incredible tequila tastings with a very unique tequila brands mixed together with authentic Mexican food. I attended the 4EverTequila tasting at West End on 2/20/15 and had an amazing time.
For a set fee of $35 you got to taste silver, reposado, anejo and extra anejo tequilas from tequila brands Arte NOM Seleccion, Sin Rival, Don Nacho, Senda Real, Aguila Real, El Llano, Don Fermin, Cocula, PuraSangre… while you taste these incredible tequila brands the owners, founders and most knowledgeable ambassadors would let you know the story of their brand, what to look for when you taste it and where to go if you would like to purchase a bottle. Some of my favorites of the night were, Forrest with Arte NOM 1414 Seleccion it was a popular one. Rodolfo from Sin Rival was pouring Sin Rival Extra Anejo, Rosario with a Senda Real if you haven’t had it you must try it and Miguel introducing Aguila Real a new tequila from the highlands. If you wanted to take a short break from tequila tasting you could head over to the food and watch them make tortillas by hand and then have your choice of chicken, pork, beef, nopales… unforgettable Mexican rice, beans, quacamole… everything was incredible. I am looking forward to the next tequila event from 4EverTequila make sure you connect with them on Facebook so you don’t miss it, Salud!
Recreational Equipment, INC. or REI Garage Sale, it is held inside most stores yet the fact that most people attending the event have extreme outdoor experiences with the unknown is what makes this event the ultimate in retail sales events worldwide.
It’s a first-come-first-serve policy so like me you may want to camp out. You have to be an REI member another thing that adds stress to this event, most of your piers know the store just as well as you do. If you’re not a member still come, you will find some great deals, buy your membership online prior to the garage sale or pay for a membership at checkout.
It is like the great outdoors so make sure you know why your there have a few key items you are looking for in mind it will be overwhelming. Have fun, everyone looks intense yet this is fun for everyone the REI staff will tell you it is one of the best days to work as it is such a rush. FORTUNE magazine has a list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, it started in 1998 and each year REI makes the list, these employees are happy people. If they don’t have what you are looking for and another store is close by, you should go to the other store or come back later in the day, I think they bring more stuff out as the sale goes on.
How much is killer gear marked down, most of the stuff I have purchased in the past was marked down 50%, if it shows a little wear or slight damage it could be more, I purchased a North Face down jacket last year and it was 80% off original price. Make sure it is what you want, all sales are final so no returns or buyers remorse.
I would dress like you are going hiking, skiing, surfing… what ever it is you are into, you want to have socks on if your looking for footwear or layers if your trying on jackets. Please write in and let the readers know what deals you found this time, if you have tips or tricks to share or just write a comment in support of the cause. Remember REI donates each year millions of dollars to support conservation efforts nationwide, cleaning up beaches, making trails, restoring local habitats and so much more. REI began as a group of 23 mountain climbing buddies and is now the nation’s largest consumer cooperative.
I went to support Covenant House California and to watch the mixology competition and in the process I found my new favorite vodka. It’s the Skybar at the Mondrian in LA so yes a lot of beautiful people (too many to list) and amazing spirits. The Mixology competition was among 10 mixologists using spirits that were set up at tables where you could taste the cocktails, taste the base spirits and meet the mixologists, ambassadors and owners of the spirits used in the cocktails. The competition was entertaining as 10 went to 4 finalists and they added a secret ingredient and gave the finalists 15 minutes to create a cocktail. The winning cocktail was made by a girl from the bar Bestia in Los Angeles and was made with No. 209 Gin. But as you can see from the photos, each and every mixologist and brand was a winner. To get your brand in front of these consumers is where you have the opportunity to switch a person from their current brand to your brand. I am a vodka drinker and as I love vodka I was drawn to Glass Vodka. Glass Vodka is smooth, I tasted it neat where it has a very refined finish, then on the rocks so smooth and then in the cocktail made by the mixologist, and I was hooked. Glass Vodka is unique, it is distilled from grapes, which gives it a very distinct taste. Glass Vodka Distillery is in Seattle, Washington where they source grapes from local vineyards. I guess it is no surprise, I love grapes, I love wine and now I love Glass Vodka. Enjoy the photos from the event and do yourself a favor and swing by the Skybar to taste Glass Vodka.
At this years Acushnet Apple & Peach Festival I picked up a few things at the Silverbrook Farm tent. They had their Pereira Bakery Sweet Bread, which was amazing just on it’s, own. Silverbrook Farm Old Fashioned Peaches, Homestyle Apple Butter, Cinnamon Pear Jam, Strawberry Jam, Chunky Peach Salsa, Honey and a whole lot more. My Favorite was the their Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie from their Pereira Bakery. They were a both a hit with everyone who got a piece, delicious.
The Silverbrook Farm is a fully operational agriculture facility serving the Southern New England Region. It’s Family owned and operated for nearly two decades, with their famous homemade Pies, Horse Drawn Hayrides, Expanding Produce and Livestock Programs, and colorful seasonal Events, Silverbrook Farm is becoming the standard in traditional products and entertainment. Also, Ice Cream, you can even purchase a Christmas tree from their Tree Farm.
Operating with the motto, “Start a New Family Tradition at Silverbrook Farm!”, Silverbrook strives to hold dear the values and components of traditional New England living while incorporating the updated attractions of the modern day.
Silverbrook Farm is on 934 Main Street Acushnet, MA 02743 www.thesilverbrookfarm.com for more information on any of their great products.
Walking down the Venice Boardwalk I noticed bikinis hung on a clothesline, the first thing that came to my mind was nude beach, as that is what you see at a nude beach. I soon realized that they were a new line of bikinis for sale from, Iwalani Designs. Iwalani Designs was created to adventure into the unknown and creatively innovate the future of fashion. The company it self was founded by CEO Gabi Iwalani Hall in hopes to display her passion for design in multiple fields. Associated with Iwalani Designs is Sparkle a collection which included swimwear, intimates, and soon to be womens daily wear fashion. Our Sparkle Swimwear is unique because of our reversible Brazilian cut bottoms and beloved reversible 808 tops. This Sparkly collection is so refreshing and fun we just cant get enough. Being in a Sparkle bikini should make you feel sexy and free to shine bright. The inspiration behind the line evolved from the love of Sparkles and freedom of expression. Each print is paired with a solid contrast color that accents the printed side. Having the luxury of a reversible bikini not only maximizes color options but also adds variety to the ordinary. Gabi can be found on Saturdays and Sundays down at Venice beach selling these hot bikinis as she models one herself, head down to visit her and let her know you read about her at the Secret Blogger.
Also a new Intimates collection consists of bralletes, garters, and sexy little panties. They have incorporated lace and mesh to create a sexy chic look for all occasions. They encourage rocking the intimates not only as undergarments but in every day where as well. Visit www.iwalanidesigns.com for more information on these hot designs.