Friday, April 29, 2011

Baking a Pie?

Too bad I don't really bake, but I do love eating pies! However I guess I can try it with this very cool designed 'Pie Crust 101' parchment paper!

This was created by one of favourite Canadian ad agency, Rethink.  It was done to promote classes at the Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver.

What a great idea!! Step-by-step instructions printed on useable parchment paper. I also love the illustrations. Click here to download your own pastry template. Happy baking!!

My Thoughts on Rio

Rio, which btw was at the number one spot of the box office for two weeks in a row, was a fun movie. Definitely worth checking out if you like animated movies. Rio was done by the people who made Ice Age.

It was a nice and simple storyline with some great voices; Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg,, and Jamie Foxx, just to name a few.

There are some very beautiful and colourful sceneries - looks like the real thing eventhough it's all animated. Makes you want to go to Rio for your next vacation! There are also some great fun and upbeat music. I especially like the ones during the end credits.

Overall, a great movie for the whole family!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Diet Pepsi's New Commercial

Check out this fun new Diet Pepsi's commercial (which uses social media, Twitter as a theme) titled "Beach Tweet". It stars TV star, Sofia Vergara from Modern Family (which i love) and soccer superstar David Beckham.

Here's a video of some behind the scenes footage from the commercial.

My thoughts on Scre4m

I am a fan of the Scream movies - so, no question I had to go see the forth installment. After almost 11 years since the very first one, this forth one was pretty good. I really enjoyed it and the story line was surprisingly not bad ( you figured, what else can they come up with after the 3rd one? but they did) It was very entertaining, fun, and this time around, a lot more stabbings and blood!

All the original cast are back, Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox along with creator, writer Kevin Williamson. Btw, even though it had been more than 11 years, they all still looks the same, maybe even younger, if that's even possible - lol. There are also a whole bunch of young ones added to the line up; Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Hayden Panettiere, just to name a few.

Overall, Scream 4 was a good movie. Some jumpy and funny moments. I like how it  kept you guessing as to who is the ghostface all the way to the end of the movie, and will the original cast member survive or become a victim? Well, you will just have to go watch and find out. I also wonder, will there be a 5th one???

Saturday, April 16, 2011

American Eagle Outfitters - Summer 2011

I can't wait for summer to come. The hot days where you can put on flip flops and just wear a t-shirt with no jackets. To feel a little closer to the heat, you can check out what AE have to offer for the summer season.

AE's Summer collection is inspired by the spirit of adventure and the love of travel. I love their summer catalogue/campaign. It was shot entirely on location in Costa Rica! You can check out the whole catalogue here . All the shots are so lovely. Beautiful sceneries (lots of greens), with bright, bold colours. Below are some selected pages from the catalogue. Oh, wishing I was there....

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

AEO Accessory Shop

American Eagle Outfitters is now carrying lots of accessories. So many, they decided to have a mini shop called 'AEO Accessory Shop'. I went to one of their location, and you can find the Accessory Shop towards the back of the store. Not that AE never carried accessories, but now there are just more selections, plus lots of new items.

There are watches, jewelries, sunglasses, wallets, bags, lots of foot wears, games, books and even headphones. You can check out the collection here. The AEO Accessory Shop is really nicely merchandised - definitely worth the trip. Lot's of stuff to check out!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

H&M Conscious Collection

Think green - by wearing white! The Conscious Collection - Sustainable style at H&M will be available this Thursday April 14!

The collection available for women, men and children is made from environmentally-adapted and greener materials such as:
Organic cotton - is cotton that has been grown without the use of hazardous chemicals
Recycled polyester - is polyester made from PET bottles or textile waste
Tencel  - Silky, renewable material produced with minimal environmental impact

Check out the whole "very white" collection here . Shades of white are apparently the season's biggest fashion trend. The collection looks great and what make it even better, they're all environmentally friendly!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Adidas - "All Adidas" Ad Campaign

Have you guys seen what is said to be Adidas' biggest advertisement campaign today? It stars David Beckham, Lionel Messi, NBA star Derrick Rose, and (what caught my attention) pop star Katy Perry.

It's called the "All Adidas" campaign because, says the company, it "shows that when you love the game,whatever the game you put your all into it." It was directed by Romain Gavras, who has shot many music videos.

A member of the executive board responsible for Adidas' Global Brands says, " All Adidas is the biggest campaign we have ever executed. It's creative concept brings together the diversity of the brand under one strong roof. From the court to the catwalk, the stadium to the street, we are giving an authentic statement with credibility that only Adidas has."

What do you guys think of it?

Corning - A Day Made of Glass

Check out this very cool video created by the people of Corning. Will this really happen? Is it the future?

Second Cup Vs. Starbucks

I saw this advertisement poster hanging from a Second Cup when I was at Vaughan Mills - and I just had to take a pic of it and share it. Looks like there's some competitions between the two coffee chains. I love the headline and the concept, "It's Time for a Change". The message is so true and gave me a chuckle when I read it.

Sorry Second Cup, great job on the ad - however I still prefer Starbucks : )

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Salad King - Now Open!

Not sure if you heard, Thai food lovers, but Salad King is back! They reopened at a new location about a month and a half ago. The new location is not too far from it's old one, just across the street, 340 Yonge Street, above the Foot Locker. I went and checked it out this past weekend, check out the pics I took.

It was a nice, simple, open - new setting. I love the colourful murals as you walk up the stairs to the restaurant. I like the slightly open kitchen idea. The cafeteria style seating are back - which I'm not too crazy about- personally, I don't like sitting too close to strangers. I also find it hard to have a conversation without hearing the other's, plus kinda feels like some one's looking over your shoulder when you're eating. There are some booth seating and tables along the windows. The services was very good - friendly and fast. Our cups was always refilled with water without being asked - very good when you're eating some spicy food. The food was great - good portions at a reasonable price!

Welcome back Salad King! I will definitely be back - will try to get one of those booth seating next time : )

The place mat menu

How spicy can you eat?

What I ordered - Chicken Phud Thai


Friday, April 1, 2011

Havaianas - Not Just Flip Flops!

Havaianas now makes shoes!! They just launched a line of unisex sneakers and espadrilles. You can check out the whole collections here . The insoles are made of they comfy flip flops, cool eh?! I love the colours! I also like the mini flip flop they added to the lance- a cute touch.

I've always like what they do with their print advertising - always so colourful and fun looking! Here's one they created for the 'Soul Collection'.

H&M's Fashion Against Aids Collection

H&M's Fashion Against Aids Collection will be available in store April 26! 25% of the sales will be donated to the charity Designer Against Aids and various other international HIV/AIDs prevention projects. I love it when retailer does these special collections. It gives people like me an excuse to shop - lol, since it is going to a great cause : ) This year's collections' idea is a pretty interesting one. It will be a unisex collection - there will be a female and male version of the same item - neat! Check out some of the items from the collection below, what do you think of them? 

fyi- will be getting this! : )

As for the ad campaign for the collection, H&M got a star studded line up. Celebrities include Selma Blair, Penn Badgley, Keri Hilson, Sky Ferreira, Akon, Nikki Reed, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scissor Sisters, Shiloh Fernandez and The Misshapes. Check out some of the campaign pics: