Red Bull Music Academy – Montreal

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I had the great opportunity of going to Montreal for an exciting weekend, sponsored by Red Bull. The weekend consisted of a tour of the Red Bull Music Academy facility as well as the  Björk Exhibit and a RBMA kick off party. wooo

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First we had The Björk Exhibit to attend. I had no idea that this exhibit would be presented through virtual reality. There were five scenes, for each scene you would be sent to a room,  sit down, turn on the headset and immerse into Björk’s world. Björk would bring emotion and warm ambience through each scene.  Every moment of this exhibit was so moving and eye opening. I wish I could have taken photos but was asked not to. I would definitely go attend  this exhibition again. Björk is a true artist and I was gratified to have experienced such a moving piece of art.

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That night, we attended the Red Bull Music Academy kick off party which featured artists such as Turbo Crunk. It was a great night filled with amazing  DJ’s and lots of yummy Red Bull (the orange Red Bull edition is my favorite)

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The next day we had the opportunity to tour the Red Bull Music Academy facility. The aesthetic of the center was beautiful. Everything I love and more (Electronic music, plants, more plants, amazing food, and great people) I would definitely call the Red Bull Music facility the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for electronic music makers. 

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Every room in the facility was filled with a theme and designed by a local artist in Montreal.

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The art in the rooms were all done by different artists.  each room looked so amazing. This is one of the 10 bedroom studios.

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We were brought to the workspace of the facility- this floor was by far my favorite of the facility. I would love for this to be my workspace one day. #GOALS

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This was the RBMA Cafe. Ahhhh isn’t everything just so cute?! they were serving coffee and drinks and for lunch were served such amazing food.

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After lunch they were serving doughnuts from a local doughnut shop in the area. The doughnut was so yummy looking I couldn’t wait, I forgot to take a picture…haha  but just imagine a delicious looking doughnut. It was so goooood.

 

Thank you again to Red Bull for sponsoring this amazing trip. I had a memorable weekend and I hope to be back again at the RBMA sometime soon.

 

For more info on the Red Bull Music Academy check out their website here- http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com

 

with so much love,

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Lillian Seibert Photography ♡

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The amazing thing about blogging is that I get to meet so many talented people along the way. I love meeting people that are not only talented but carry such a big heart with them. I think that’s important. Recently I was able to take photos with a friend of mine Lillian Seibert. Yes, she is talented but she carries such a big heart as well.

 

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I love learning new things from people and she just has so much wisdom that it just makes working with someone a great experience.

Look at these amazing photos she took! Like I always say photographers make us look cooler than we really are. She really does that! haha

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Thank you Lillian for making me look like a true jungle princess!

I had such a great time exploring the “jungle” with you.

 

 

For more of her work and inquiries you can check out her website here-http://seibertlillian.wix.com/lsphotography

Until next time!

With so much love,

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The Asian Magazine ♡

 

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I recently had the amazing opportunity to collaborate and write for the travel segment of The Asian Magazine May/June 2016 issue.

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It is a seven page spread of my experience to Japan with my boyfriend Felipe! Thank you to our sponsor Audley Travel a traveling agency that tailors your journey to fit just for you. Isn’t that amazing?! For more information, you can check out their website here- https://www.audleytravel.com

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Never in a million years would I have thought my name would be on the cover of a magazine. I am so thankful for this experience and I have learned so much! Thank you to Remi David for taking a few of the photos in my article. As well as Jane Luo and Mav Niu from The Asian Magazine! Also a special thank you to Miles from Audley Travel. An extra extra extra special thank you to Felipe for encouraging me and being a part of this whole process.  I am thankful to everyone who was a part of this experience.

If you would like a copy of this issue you can go to The Asian Magazine’s subscription page. Which is here- http://theasianmagazine.com/subscription

 

You can also check out their blog post for a few behind the scenes photos and a small part of the article- http://theasianmagazine.com/archives/675

All photos of me in this post have been taken by Lillian Seibert http://seibertlillian.wix.com/lsphotography

 

With so much love,

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Noble Originals ♡

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As I was scheming through the internet I was lucky enough to find this skin care product line called Noble Originals. The name Noble Originals is actually named after a beautiful pony named Noble!!! Isn’t that adorable?! What sets Noble Originals apart from any skin care line is that all of their products are vegan! YES, vegan. They avoid using preservatives, artificial fillers, or synthetic fragrances when they make their products.

As you can see in the picture above I received three of their products. The lemongrass body butter, Vanilla Lip Balm Chapstick, and the Oatmeal bath bar.

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Right as a opened the box I couldn’t help but be so excited!!

The same night I tried the lemongrass body butter after taking a shower. I would recommend to put around a quarter size on your palm and just lather the body butter all over your (dry) skin. After a few minutes I could already feel my skin feeling so soft! The scent was also amazing because I love the smell of lemongrass. The lemongrass body butter contains shea butter from a woman’s co-operative in Africa. How cool is that!!

Later I tried the  Vanilla Lip balm and thought, wow this is going to be my favorite product from Noble Originals. I have tried many chapsticks but for some reason it felt as though this chapstick lasted longer and when I licked my lips to taste it (yes i tasted it haha) I literally did not taste any type of artificial flavor or chemicals! haha I was really checking to see if they were staying to their mission.

Yes, they really are  staying true to their mission. 

Last I tried the Oatmeal bath bar and that is when I knew I would want to purchase this product over and over and over again. The oatmeal bath bar was by far my favorite!!! I felt an instant change to my skin after I used this product. You could really notice that their were essential oils in this bar. This bath bar also contains shea butter from a woman’s co-operative in Africa. So cool!!

I love the mission of Noble Originals and I hope to continue using their products. Their products are well made and really affordable for its value. If you are interested in more of their products you can check out their website here-

 http://www.nobleoriginals.com/

For a discount  you can use the code “CULTURAGIUSTA” for 15% off any order over $20.

 

Photos taken by Felipe Maldonado

Let me know what you try out 🙂

with so much love,

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SunChildSoul ♡

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A lovely friend of mine Bella Christopherson and her sister Eva Christopherson  make handmade jewelry and they recently opened a store on Etsy called SunChildSoul. When I saw their products I instantly fell in love. After closely looking at the products I realized that each stone and crystal carried a different meaning/energy to them.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from their store!

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This necklace is called the Citrine Point Necklace with Malachite & Blue Laced Agate Chips. The Citrine crystal brings success, and personal power. The Citrine crystal is also known for its power of eliminating negative energy.

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Blue Howlite Tumbled Crystal Necklace, Howlite is a stone that brings spiritual wisdom and awareness. Howlite is related to the crown chakra, it stills the mind which is great for meditation.

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Goldstone Necklace, it is said that the Goldstone helps attain goals. It can also be used as an energy generator and can steer away unwanted energies.

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Angel Aura Quartz Crystal Necklace, The Angel Aura helps with meditation. It is said that this crystal helps bring peace and tranquility.

For more products check out their store with the link I have provided below. You can also use the code “spring123” for a 10% discount for any purchase of $15 or more (this code is valid until March 31st)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SunChildSoul

All photos were taken by Felipe Maldonado

Let me know if you guys purchase any!

With so much love,

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Japanese Cake Recipe ♡

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My blog Cultura Giusta turned One January 9th!! So I thought I would share a family cake recipe with everyone to celebrate… wooo yum yum

 

This is a traditional family recipe from my mom’s side so I guess you can say it is a little Japanese influenced. This cake is very light and not too sugary! It is delicious!!!

So keep reading if you would like the recipe!

Things you will need-

Eggs (4)

Flour (100g)

Sugar (120g) & (3 tbsp)

Vanilla Extract (1 tbsp)

Milk (1 tbsp)

Raspberry Jam (Around 3 tbsp)

Heavy Whipped Cream (8 oz)

First Step- Crack four eggs into a bowl, mix with 1/3  out of the 120g of sugar (do this three times until the sugar is finished). Mix until the eggs and sugar turns thick and into a  light yellow/almost white color.

Second Step- Pour 1tbsp of vanilla extract into the bowl.

Third Step- Pour flour into the same bowl using a sifter. Then mix with a silicone head spatula until all the flour is mixed in!

Fourth Step- pour into two pans round pans evenly. Set Oven 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 10-15 minutes until the middle of the cake is dry.

Fifth Step- While you are waiting for the sponge of the cake to bake you can start preparing the whipped cream. Pour 8 oz of whipped cream in a bowl and 3 tbsp of sugar. Mix until the heavy whipped cream become fluffy and turns into whipped cream.

Sixth Step- Next when the Sponge of cake is ready take them out of them pan and spread whipped cream all over one of the sponges then in between spread the raspberry jam inside. We usually do not measure this part but we estimated it to be around 3tbsp… You can add however much you’d like!

Seventh Step- Stack the two sponge cakes together and whipped cream all over using a silicon head spatula! Sprinkle some fruits this time I decided to add blueberries only but you can also put strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, whatever you’d like!!

TA-DA and the cake is ready! Enjoy!

 

With so much love,

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