May 29, 2013

Romantic Bliss in Beautiful Jamaica



Last weekend I (Jessie Sulidis) got to experience tropical paradise like I’ve never seen before. I’ve been to luxurious tropical destinations but nothing beats the views, the people, the service of the beautiful Sandals Grand Riveria in Ochos Rios, Jamaica. The hotel is divided into two distinctive resort experiences; the Seaside Beach Club where we stayed at or the secluded Villas & Great House located on the mountain. The Seaside was amazingly romantic as it was lit at night like from a romantic movie and surrounded by ocean, mountains, fragrant gardens and ocean walks.  I would definitely suggest this for honeymooners or couple in love! I got engaged at this beautiful resort and couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful, romantic evening.  The pools are also majestic as each overlooks the ocean and mountains and all have a swimup bar.

I highly suggest booking a morning at the resort Spa. We enjoyed a couple’s massage. They have amazing body treatments, massages, facials, and manicure/pedicures.  We also enjoyed a romantic candlelit dinner for two where you get your own private cabana set up on the beach with a butler that serves you hand and foot as the wave’s crash and the sun sets. This is where I was proposed to. It was stunning and so romantic. Another must is to visit the Dunns’ River Falls. Make sure you book the excursion that includes the catamaran as it’s an amazing experience and you can drink and dance on the boat before arriving to the falls. The Falls were stunning. It’s a must see when visiting Jamaica.
I have been to many high end resorts before but nothing beats the service and the people in Jamaica. They are all so incredibly friendly and really ensure you have a great time. The dinging options were incredible and they really capture the essence of fine dining at all 15 restaurants mixing from Italian to Caribbean to Japanese. I can compare the service to that of a classy 5 Star restaurant in NYC, LA, or Toronto!

Overall I rate this 5 star! It’s a definite trip of a lifetime. Click here fore details: http://www.sandals.com/main/ochorios/or-home.cfm






May 8, 2013

Spring Cocktails from Iceberg Vodka


The beautiful Spring weather is finally here! It's time to celebrate the warmer temperatures with a refreshing fruity cocktail from Iceberg Vodka. The C&C Girls provide you with our fave cocktail recipes that will be perfect for your backyard BBQ or get together:

 Pink Ice Martini

2 oz Iceberg Vodka
1 oz Pineapple juice
2 oz Pink grapefruit juice
1/2 tsp Vanilla simple syrup.

Chill martini glass. In shaker mix all ingredients together with ice. Shake and strain into glass. Garnish with seasonal fruit.

Tropical Punch for Four


















 
 

5 oz Iceberg Vodka
10 oz Pineapple juice
3 oz Cointreau®
4 oz Orange juice
3 oz Lime juice
2 oz Simple syrup

Combine ingredients in glass pitcher with ice. Pour into tumblers. Garnish with cut pineapple, oranges or lime. Serves four.
 

Berry Slushy




















 

1 oz Iceberg Vodka
1 cup chopped strawberries
1/2 cup ice
3/4 oz Oceanspray White Cranberry-Peach juice

Place strawberries, ice, Iceberg Vodka and juice in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a strawberry or orange.

For more information on Iceberg Vodka, visit Iceberg.ca.

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Osteria Dei Ganzi - Toronto's new hot spot


The C& C Girls Jessie and Leah headed to Toronto’s newest hotspot Osteria dei Ganzi for its grand opening to the public this weekend. The historical mansion turned restaurant is offering an authentic Italian dining experience for Toronto foodies.

"Osteria Dei Ganzi is a tribute to Italian wine, food & culture", says Danny Gunam, Partner, Osteria dei Ganzi. "We're using DOP certified ingredients imported straight from Italy as well as privately imported regional Italian wines which we are proud to offer by the glass. Ganzi is about creating a uniquely European atmosphere that doesn't cost a fortune".

Osteria dei Ganzi is a destination eating experience dedicated to Italian authenticity. Ingredients are DOP (Denominazione di Orgine Protetta- Denomination of Protected Origin) certified and imported straight from Italy. Notable dishes on the dinner menu include a swordfish carpaccio, homemade gnocchi with pachino tomato and osso buco with black peppercorn cremolata and risotto Milanese. All are made according to their original regional recipes. The wine list is revolving and flexible, featuring a high-end selection of Amarone, Barolo and Brunelo that constantly changes to provide an engaging experience for wine lovers. All wines on the list are also always available by the glass.

The unique and romantic building is set in the historical Gooderham family mansion at 504 Jarvis St downtown Toronto. Ganzi's mix of modern and vintage décor provides the perfect backdrop to provide an authentic osteria experience.

Ganzi is open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday and brunch Saturday and Sunday. The summer patio (scheduled to open at the end of May) seats 200 people and will feature music, authentic Italian barbecue and expertly crafted European cocktails. Reservations can be made via opentable or email at eat@ganzi.ca. 


May 2, 2013

Striped Pants for Summer 2013


Take a fierce strut this summer in the hottest print of 2013; the striped pant. My boyfriend jokingly calls me Beatle Juice when I rock mine but it’s the must have for the season. The black stripes running vertically from the waist come in jean or jegging style and are super sliming and can go from day look to evening glam by adding a hot colourful heel. Pairing with a cute tank or fitted jacket has been a hit on runways and red carpets in Hollywood. So many brands have brought in the pants including Guess, Topshop, H&M, Louis Vuitton, The Bay, Express and so many others.  Not only are they super adorbs but they’re also available for such a low price at the stores below. Get the must have of the season.

Where to buy:

MANGO ($59.99)


H&M  ( $29.99)

FOREVER 21 ($9.80) – Leggings


May 1, 2013

HourGlass Workout!


Ladies, bikini season has sprung! Want to get into the best shape of your life? Join us C&C Girls for the month of May doing The Hourglass Workout. It's an intense 1hour bootcamp style workout created specifically for women where the goal of the workout is to mold you into a firmly shaped hourglass through specific training techniques. Celebrity Trainer, PRO Fitness Athlete & Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Lyzabeth Lopez will help you work your way to a sexy firm hourglass shape!
    
The Hourglass Workout is based on shaping a women's physique into strong, sexy, shapely curves. It is a bootcamp style workout that focuses on building round, sexy glutes, a narrow lean waistline, and lean sexy arms and legs.

The C&C Girls are joining the downtown Toronto location for the month of May which includes 16 indoor/outdoor training and reshaping workouts, a personalized holistic eating plan, a 1.5hr nutritional seminar, a before and after photo, t-shirt and a fun night out with the girls in your bootcamp!

For more information on how you can join us in bootcamp or to find a location near you, visit the following link: http://www.hourglassworkout.com/index.html
Classes Start Mon May 6th. Don't miss out!

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