Friday, January 30, 2009

Bon Bons and Alfajores

I am not sure I've really mentioned this in previous blog posts, but for those who don't know, I spent most of my childhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I would have to say the 5 years I lived there were the happiest and most carefree that I ever really felt. Life in Latin America is so different from here, people are carefree, and take the time to really enjoy life and It always felt like everybody was family. In a effort to keep my mind off the rough week i've had, one night, sitting at work at 3:00am, I thought about times that made me happy and things that make me feel good. By now you should know one of those things is food. I thought about when I was a kid and eating on my favorite snacks in Argentina and how I missed those things: Alfajores, BonBons, and drinking Guarana. After a little Google-ing, I found Amigo Foods. They are a company in Miami carrying all types of Latin America foods from different countries with a assortments ranging from snacks, desserts, sauces, and beverages. It has been so long, I was wondering if they still carried the same brands I used to eat. Fortunately the bonbon brands that I loved still is one of the most popular ones, so they had those. Unfortunately though, my favorite Alfajores brand(Blanco y Negro) no longer makes them. Now before I go any further, for those who don't know:


'An alfajor (Spanish, in IPA: [alfa'xoɾ]; plural alfajores) is a traditional cookie of Argentina, found also in some regions of Spain and in countries of Latin America like Mexico, Uruguay and Perú. Its basic form consists of two round sweet biscuits joined together with dulce de leche or jam and covered with powdered sugar. In most alfajores there are two layers of cake, and a filling in between.

Though the food has been popular in Argentina and Uruguay since the mid 19th century, it has its roots in the Middle East. The name alfajor is derived from Arabic ﺍلفﺸﺮ IPA: [alfaˈʃur], which means "stuffed" or "filled". The archetypal alfajor entered Iberia during the period of al-Andalus.'

Garoto BonBon:

'Cashew-nut creme filled chocolate balls with a crispy wafer center'

Though not a instant gratification method, I inpulsively ordered two boxes of alfajores(one chocolate covered, and one white choloate covered) and A box of Garoto Bonbons. Three days later they were here O_o. Now it seems a lot has now built up around these little desserts. I was really hoping that I hadn't all just made this up in my juvenile brain, and I would appreciate all this as much as I did 15 years ago. Alas....I was right :) ***heavenly music***

Thank you Mr.UPS man, You have made me a happier girl today.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kid Robot Galore!

I've been kinda slow on the vynil toy game, but I am slowly getting there! For X-mas Jordan got me a grab bag of 30 blind box toys, so our little army became a huge army over night. Some of my favorites below :)
Tokidoki Cactus Pups! My Fav Timida

Dunny French Series

Fatcap Series 2!



Tokidoki Sample Sale Raid!

This is some of the stuff I picked up. All in the Celebrazione Print ^_^ A STEAL. Can't wait for the next one!!!!!

Celebrazione Abbracio Backpack

Celebrazione Magia Belt Bag

NC to NYC!!!! 9 hours :)

Soooo working for the Airlines has SOME perks. Sayyyyyy....I got a tip on a CRAZY Tokidoki First ever Sample sale in NYC...and I needed to go there ASAP, I could :) And I DID...! I knew about the sale for a couple weeks and had been kind of torn whether I should put myself through the torture of temptation. With so real prior engagements...The BF with no Saturday Gig for once....and amazingly extremely open flights to LGA for the weekend, I figured all signs were pointing to the inevitable and the BF and I jetted up to NYC for the day. At first we made plans to stay the night but we ended up having to head back early.....seems like 9 hours was all I really needed anyway. The Tokidoki picture below pretty much sums up my feelings:

*ahem* Anyways, before we went we made a plan of what we wanted to hit. This was the first time we were going to NY together, so he wanted me to try Cafe Habana, and I wanted him to Try Pinkberry. Didn't take too many pictures cause I was FREEZINGGG (WHY didn't ANYBODY tell me it was THAT cold???) so enjoy!

Always on the Black....Huh?! wut?! Dj Forge has a IPHONE?!


This picture doesn't even represent the excitement within me at the momment

'Monkey hungry....monkey need food'- At Cafe Habana

Place is so packed....we were practically sitting on the laps of the people next to us

The Chicken Diablo Sandwich

Chilaquiles Verde con Pollo

Grilled Corn Mexican Style = THE SHIT.

PINKBERRY....Nuff Said.

After 9 Hours...The Loot!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

First Friday of 2009!!!!!!!! FM GOODS x DQM x FYSH

We are gonna start up RIGHT in 2009!!!!!!! FM Goods x DQM x FYSH are hosting first friday for January at the store. A word from the good guys at FM:

"We are super excited to announce the official launch for Dave’s Quality Meat apparel and the Spring 09 drop for FYSH Clothing this Friday night. DQM sent down a bunch of the sneaker collaborations they have done with Nike, adidas, and Vans for us to showcase, plus a pair of their blue Dunk Highs that we will be raffling off! FYSH will debut their spring 09 line, and have some give aways of their own.

Then it’s off to 5 Star for Raleigh’s best monthly party, Blacklisted. You know what it is."

DON'T MISS OUT!!!!!.....Or I'll hate you :P