Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Oh, Those Garnish Girls!

Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York and their Sexy City made it incredibly chic to drink pink Cosmopolitans and red Manhattans.

However, it's the Garnish Girls that make these drinks oh-so-pretty for you and me.

Tina Pelletier, Ally Parra and Dani Tatarin are three fun and fabulous Vancouver girls (via Alberta) who began their Garnish Girls venture in 2002, translating their bartending and mixology know-how into catering company specializing in fresh and hip drink garnishes for their steady roster of clients. Here they found their niche, turning the catering into a creative line with products such as Infused Candied Apple Slices, Sugar Cane in syrup (straight from Thailand), Jalapeno or Bleu Cheese Stuffed Green Olives, Curaco Infused Cherries (a vibrant bright blue to enliven any martini of your choice) and, my personal favorite, the Wild Hibiscus Flower in syrup -- all in smartly modern packaging.

The Garnish Girls may be uber-hip to drink trends, but they're also smart cookies. This past year, the trio were dubbed winners of the 2006 BC Best Business Award, an accolade handed out by the Canadian Youth Business Foundation and an amazing feat in itself. Be on the lookout for their new innovations to debut in the next while...and for those who like their martinis on-the-go, make James Bond proud and pick up their retro travelers martini set.

So watch out Los Angeles, the Garnish Girls are coming to hit the nearest Stone Rose Lounge, Hyde, Social Hollywood or Citizen Smith near you. A little bird tells me to expect their beverage adornments to hit the SoCal in the very, very near future.

Your Veuve Clicquot -- and your shaken, not stirred martini -- will never be the same again.


I'm Lovin' it: Anything and everything platform. Particularly the purple and gold suede Sergio Rossi round-toe number featured in the September issue of Marie Claire. Or this black patent, gold rivets Miu Miu pair. Either or.

I'm Over it: Britney Spears-Federline and her penchant for popping out babies.

Album of the Day: Uh, duh. This one is a no brainer. Justin Timberlake's "Future Sex/Love Sounds". The album's title may not be perfect, but every single JT's got in there sure is (Thanks to 102.7 FM, for playing it in it's entirety). I'm not even going to burn this one, I'm straight out buying the CD.



For those who aren't into boy banders-done-good, try The Russian Futurists. They're my next pick.


* Photos property of garnishgirls.com, net-a-porter.com, hmv.co.uk.com, and myspace.com/therussianfuturists


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