Downtown

CleanLocs #SupportsLocal | Kal & Mooy Somalian Cuisine

 

If You've Ever Walked Along The Busy Strip From Queen And John To University You've Probably Passed #KalAndMooy Somalian Food. It's Hidden In "Queen Food Court" Directly Across From The Spinning Wheels Sticking Out Of a the CityTV Parkinglot Wall and Just East Of The Crepe Window on a The North Side. Inside About 3 Nooks In Is A Wonderful Smiling #Ladypreneur Who Made Her #Dreams Come True After #20Years Of Hard Work Manifested As A #FoodTruck and Take Out Right Across From The Much Building!! Congrats Ayesha On Representing Equality And Determination. She Has A Handsome Husband Whom She Describes As "So Nice", Who Supports a Her 100% In All Her Endeavours Over Their Years Together. I Just Love This #HerStory.  

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I had already purchased my lunch across the street prior to discovering Kal & Mooy but decided to buy a veggie samosa with her special sweet and spicy sauces on the side. It's Important To Support Each Other And Ayesha Shared With Me That Her Relationship With Neighbours At a 'The Jerk Joint' Is Great, And She Wishes That More People Would Follow Suit In Hopes That The Community Will See The Long Term Benefit Of Being Persistent In Your Goal Yet Flexible In Your Methods When Choosing To Support Others Within Our Community. 

She Also Shared With Me The Struggle She And Other Businesses In A Similar Position As Hersrf Business-wise Have When Competing Against Larger Companies For Prime Retail And Commercial Locations. They Are Leased At Rates That Can Only Fall In The Recommended 30% Of Ones Budget If You Are A High Capital High Profit Company. It's Not a Always That Black And Or Simply Small Business In General a Don't  Know How To Run A Business It's Sometimes That The Resources Are Just Not As a Easily Accessible As It May Be To Thoae With More Capital.  But That's A Concept And System That Runs Deeper That This Post. as Consumers In Our Community We Should Be Aware Of That When Choosing To Work With Each Other. 

With All Of a that Being Said Ayesha Has So Much Confidence In Her Cooking That She Doesn't Even Let It Shake Her A Bit. and a Rightfully Do Having Been Recognized a For a Her Food By a The a Torinto Star And Other Publications. This Woman Is Strong And Flexible; Like Bamboo. A True Warrioress. And Her Reward Is In The Love She Puts a into a Her Meals. 

Options Include Items Such As Hot Salad Featuring Quinoa, Greens, Lentils and Red Onions ( for my onion eaters ) $10,  Somalian Style Meats (Including Goat) And Veggie Dishes with your choice of Rice, Wrap or Injera (if you're smart enough to ask) $4-12 and of course $2 Samosas.

Ayesha Enjoyed Our Convo So Much a that She Offered Me A Complimentary Gungo Peas Soup And Agreed That Any CleanLocs Client That Visits Will Be Given A Little Extra Special Treatment! Just Show Your CleanLocs Receipt And a Get a Free Samosa With Any Purchase Of An Entree. In Turn, Show a Your Kal & Mooy Receipt And Get Whatever You Spend As A Discount At CleanLocs! 

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CleanLocs Promo. | FREE Sorrel ! FREE Style! And More!

This season pamper yourself or someone you love!! Treat yourself or a loved one to a SteamWash'n'Loc service to remove all the gunk, buildup, lint and last years negative energy and start fresh!! Clients often express how much lighter their hair feels and how great it smells after this treatment using steam to release the dirt, dust, lint, sweat and other buildup that has accumulated over the last 365 days!

After you #GetTheGunkOut, why not continue the pamper-me-time by having your feet and hands soaked, scrubbed and softened with a relaxing manicure and pedicure by SupremeMobileSpa! 

Nicole Allen is a trusted and trained aesthetician who truly treats your experience like her own! Take advantage of her talents by booking a manicure and pedicure today!

CleanLocs clients who receive a SteamWash'n'Loc service can book this SupremeMobileSpa service for only $45!!  

And the best part...? SupremeMobileSpa comes to you!!

Feel free to contact Nicole at 647.530.1300 for more information regarding the promo and other services she offers!! And of course drop us a line at cleanlocs@gmail.com for more info on #CleanLocs or call  647.496.0106

#CleanLocs Events | #CrashTheParty

TARA CLEWS - @TaraClewsArt #TaraClewsArt

All TaraClews Art is created in limited stock, making the value of each of these hand-drawn images increase with every squiggle. At tonight's event ONLY,  you can grab any TWO Limited edition t-shirts for $40! flat!!!! That’s $10 in savings!! Each tee features an intricately doodled creature perfect for birthday & holiday presents or for those of you who need to express more than one side of your personality in a week 

NU'KHARA BEAUTY - @NukharaBeauty #TotallyNaked

Buy 1 Pumpkin-Spiced Brown Sugar Body Scrub and get a pumpkin spiced body butter 1/2 off offer ends at midnight . In addition to the above Twofer is an amazing raffle that will give you a chance to win our customers favourite 8oz. Brown Sugar Body Scrub AND Whipped Body Butter in this month's favourite scent, pumpkin-spice!! Here's how to win: Purchase (1) of our handmade lip balms at #CrashTheParty for your name to be entered into the draw. EASY! May the best man/woman win!

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CLEAR Nutrition - @ClearNutritionNut #EatClear

CLEARBars will be offering some amazing package deals on Saturday November 1st at Studio Bar. Already the tastiest and most cost efficient health bar on the market, pay LESS THAN $3/bar when you buy a months supply. ONLY at #CrashTheParty. And did we mention they taste great!!! 

KOSI KNITS

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SUPREME SHEA BUTTER BLENDS

A beautifully scented Shea butter blend for your whole body. It is a Superior moisturizer and has EXCEPTIONAL Healing properties for the skin. A Superior blend of Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Mango butter and Essential oils, Jojoba, Tea Tree, Camphor, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Juniper and Sweet Marjoram 

NIKKI ANGIERS ART - #NikAngiersArt

Nikki Angiers pieces come is a number of canvas sizes, guaranteeing a piece suitable for any room on your home, office or gallery. Purchase any large canvas at $80, $60 or a $40 and get a 16x20  canvas FREE !! 

CleanLocs | Why You Should Wash Your Locs

When perusing Loc blogs and the like, a question that is often asked when starting out is how frequently to wash your NewLocs if even at all. I'm not sure how this rumour got started that you should not clean your hair in order for Locs to form, but I would really like to ask that they stop perpetuating this myth. You MUST, I repeat MUST MUST wash your Locs!

In everyday terms, Locs are fomed by creating a bunch of random knots with a bunch of random threadlike hairs and each loc can have a few hundred hairs.  If your hair is not clean there is a slick layer of oil and/or sebum on it. Now, something that is oily is usually slippery, and something that I'd slippery is generally more difficult to create knots with. Therefore the dirtier your hair, the less chance of knots forming or any tangling action, and definitely less chance, and longer time for Locs to form.

MIXED-RACE CLIENT WITH UNRAVELING LOCS

MIXED-RACE CLIENT WITH UNRAVELING LOCS

Sometimes I hear "my hair texture is different" and so this or that person feels they need to avoid washing so that the new Locs don't unravel. You might want to get a pen and paper for this next part; all new Locs unravel. LOL! Especially so for mixedrace hair, trust me I'm mixed with everything you can think of and "they" told me my hair would never Loc, because of the texture. But I tried my best to leave it alone, I washed it once a week, and in 4mos I was official.

Think of your new Locs like a plant, a mighty tree with strong roots. It is a cultivation. It requires, care, patience and a positive attitude. Your hair needs to be clean so that your scalp can get the oxygen and sunlight it needs to grow, and so that the hairs have enough "grip" to form the knots that create your Loc shaft. It takes time. 

After having all kinds of gunk put into his Locs and being advised not to wash his hair for a few months, check out this client's testimonial below talking about his SteamWash'n'Loc experience after 2months of not washing. 

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Artistree Presents: #CrashTheParty | Studio Bar | Aug 22


#CrashTheParty is a monthly event that combines The Arts, Music, Food, Culture, Drinks, Artisans, Small Businesses and Like Minded Individuals for one night of networking. So join us this Friday August 22, 2014, 7PM-11PM at Studio Bar where you can share ideas, discover something new and support the talented local businesses and artisans you meet. $5 with a physical flyer. $10 @ the door

          You could be in the arts or have a love for the arts, there's something for everyone! 

 

VISUAL ARTISTS

Melvin Pablo creates stunning Pop Art Portraits that truly captures the essence of each subject.    Melvin Pablo (  https://www.facebook.com/melvin.pablo.18  )   

Melvin Pablo creates stunning Pop Art Portraits that truly captures the essence of each subject.

Melvin Pablo ( https://www.facebook.com/melvin.pablo.18 )
 

Overture Apparel delivers clean crisp lines that add the right amount of indie when juxtaposed along side well tailored pieces. Perfect for the fluctuating Toronto weather we know and love. Check out their fashion arts this Fri.

Overture Apparel ( www.overtureapparel.com )

Waxhead [ MTL] (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drawendlessly/ )

I think if Finn&Jake from Adventuretime got lost in NewYorkCity it would look something like this.  Get lost in the vivid colours, movement, surrealism and fantasy in the grafitti art that is Waxhead.


VENDORS

Nu'khara creates rich emollient organic beauty products to soothe and satisfy your skin and soul!! Join us this Friday for your chance to name AND win a fantastical Bath Bomb packed full of goodness like, lemon and lime extract, cocoa butter and chamomile. A great way to unwind on Saturday after the party!!!      Nu'Khara Beauty (  https://www.facebook.com/Nukharabeauty  ) 

Nu'khara creates rich emollient organic beauty products to soothe and satisfy your skin and soul!! Join us this Friday for your chance to name AND win a fantastical Bath Bomb packed full of goodness like, lemon and lime extract, cocoa butter and chamomile. A great way to unwind on Saturday after the party!!!

 

Nu'Khara Beauty (https://www.facebook.com/Nukharabeauty

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Gemeni Jewelry by SM provides affordable handcrafted luxury accessories.   A plethora of shiny baubles and trinkets will be available for your perusal this Friday at #CrashTheParty including body chains, earrings and necklaces xox

Gemeni Jewelry by SM provides affordable handcrafted luxury accessories. A plethora of shiny baubles and trinkets will be available for your perusal this Friday at #CrashTheParty including body chains, earrings and necklaces xox

Gemini Jewelry by SM Provides Affordable
Luxury by way of hand crafted bespoke Accessories
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I had the pleasure of meeting with Nadine Levy of Carnival Henna last week and got my henna hookup at the same time. Nadine is a beautiful person who's artistry is reflected in the love and detail she puts into each Henna Session. Intricate and Meaningful, make sure to check her out!

Clear Nutrition is a holistic,fun and educational way of approaching nutritional change in your life. Our focus is a total body transformation, that includes your mind/body connection. We acknowledge that some physical and psychological down falls are promoted by Digestive,Hormonal and Emotional Factors. Clear Nutrition works one on one with our clients to ensure the clients goals are met- whatever they may be. We specialize in weight loss, weight gain and weight loss management. Pre/ Post-natal training and nutrition is also available.

Creator of CLEAR Bars- a Vegan, Raw, Soy, Corn, Dairy free Protein Bar which contains 20G of Hemp protein per bar. Its a GREAT pre and post workout snack Or a healthier chocolate substitution 

Clear Nutrition (https://www.facebook.com/ClearNutrition)

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LIVE PERFORMANCES BY

David Delisca ( http://delisca.com/ )

 Deye ( https://soundcloud.com/itsthatns/dey-flying-lo)  @deyinthelife  

For those in the Flow, visit | www.myspace.com/theflow  |  www.facebook.com/theflowmusic


THE DJ'S

 
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DJ’s Cale Granton & Fingaz  Playing all of those hits and misses from the 90's


THE HOST

I had the pleasure of seeing Aisha Alfa live in action, just this week and I cant lie. The chick is funny as all hell. If you come to #crashTheParty for no other reason, come and hang out, chill, drink, dance and talk dildos with this amazing host!!  http://aishaalfa.com/

I had the pleasure of seeing Aisha Alfa live in action, just this week and I cant lie. The chick is funny as all hell. If you come to #crashTheParty for no other reason, come and hang out, chill, drink, dance and talk dildos with this amazing host!! http://aishaalfa.com/


$5 Roast Beef Sliders ALL NIGHT

$5 Roast Beef Sliders ALL NIGHT

TAPAS & DRANK SPECIALS

Cruditès Vegetarian Platter $5 All Night

$5  Corona's & Heineken 'til 9pm

$5  Corona's & Heineken 'til 9pm


Admission: $5 w/ flyer | $10 @ door

Prizes and Giveaways All Night 
Raffle @ $5 for 10 tickets
https://www.facebook.com/events/515977258548379/