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11 Mar

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Bonjour!

Wondering where I’ve been?
I have been busy updating the all new A Style Soiree!

I’ve moved my blog to http://www.astylesoiree.com
Please visit me there from now on and stay updated all the chic fashion, beauty, lifestyle and culture happenings and events!

With Love,
Christie

Jennifer Lopez Pays Tribute to Celia Cruz at AMAs 2013

25 Nov

The most talked about performance at last night’s American Music Awards, without a doubt, belongs to Jennifer Lopez!

Her tribute to the “Reina de la Salsa”, Celia Cruz, had everyone in the crowd doing more than just a two-step. From a Latina’s perspective, the most beautiful thing about this performance was that it blended what our parents and grandparents grew up listening to and what I have grown up to. It blended decades of Latin music and, in particular, represented the integration of Latin and North American culture. If you grew up in a Latin household, Celia Cruz is no foreign name! Of course, in today’s media, neither is Jennifer Lopez!

See the full length performance below:

Jennifer Lopez is a top name when it comes to entertaining the audience, bringing us top notch performances and providing a brilliant spectacle. She has amazed us for years; from her early days dancing “In Living Color”, to her acting debut in Selena, to the 2013 AMAs. From today’s media frenzy, there is no doubt there is much more to come from her!

Celia Cruz is the top female in Latin music. Her legacy is one that cannot be overcome! As much as I liked Jennifer’s performance, I would have liked to see more Latina entertainers taking part in this performance. For example, Olga Tañon and/or Gloria Estefan would have blown the roof off the AMAs. Their voices would have better reflected the talent that Celia Cruz brought to the music industry. Having them on stage together would truly be the epitome of Latina empowerment in the music industry. Who knows, maybe the Latin Grammys have that up their sleeve for an upcoming year. We can only hope!

Overall, I’m super delighted that the Latin American culture was highlighted in such a beautiful way. I particularly love how welcome it was, not only by everyone at the venue, but by the audiences at home and the media. I’m proud that our culture has come such a long way in the North American media; from the past days of Celia Cruz to the current days of Jennifer Lopez.

Con Amor,
Christie

Britney Spears “Piece of Me” Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Residency

20 Sep

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Britney Spears announced her Planet Hollywood Las Vegas residence in a grand way! An announcement many of us fans were highly awaiting. The best part is that tickets go on sale TODAY!


Britney has signed a two year deal with Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada worth $30 million, or $310,000 per show. Her debut show is set for December 27, 2013. Get more details on the residency, such as VIP packages, hotel booking and show dates, here.

If you are anything like me, you want to know WHERE to get tickets to attend one of her Vegas shows. Lucky for you, the info is right here! You can get tickets here! Of course, if you are a Canadian gal, like myself, you can get them at Ticketmaster Canada.

Comment below and let me know if you are planning to make the trip to Vegas to see Britney! I have had the pleasure of seeing her, front row, on her Circus Tour and it was a brilliant spectacle! Definitely worth the trip and perfect for an all girls long weekend away!

Now I leave you with Britney’s latest release, Work Bitch 🙂


With Love,
Christie

Salsa On St Clair!

7 Jul

The weekend that all salsa dancer in Toronto wait for is finally here! Oh so close we can feel it! On Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th Toronto will be celebrating the latin culture and the flavour of salsa on St Clair. The festival will be held between Christie St and Winona Dr West; where the street will be lined up with different salsa clubs and studios showcasing their best dancers and talents. Also, as a good Latin American festival never lacks, there will be amazing food and yummy treats from different restaurants and establishments within the GTA. This festival is amazing in that it brings adults, kids, teens and everyone in between together to enjoy music, dancing and fun. For more information on location, sponsors and festival times check out the Salsa on St Clair event page at TLNTV.com.

If you do attend the festival, please make sure to visit the Latin Groove Productions booth where you will find, hands down!, some of the best dancers in Toronto. Oscar Naranjo, art director and choreographer, for the dance troupe excels in bringing his dance team to its full potential. Oscar is also my latin dance instructor, so I will definitely be at Latin Groove Productions booth enjoying the best of the festivities. The LGP booth will also have their very own music and tunes provided by one of the top in the Toronto salsa scene, DJ El Romantico.

I invite you all to come by the festival and enjoy the fun. It will definitely be an experience that will make you come back every summer for more!

With Love,
Christie