Tani’s Moments #3

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Before I continue with regular blogging, here are some Tani’s moments from the last few months:

In the end of august I went to the beach in Amsterdam. Did you know we have beaches here? They are fake but still very nice to cool off. This picture is taken at the entrance of Beach: Blijburg aan Zee at the north of the city. I totally love the Las Vegas sign thing!! Tram 26 from central station will bring you here.

Ahhhh, a coffee moment with a good friend, Big fan of those! And my Starbucks city mugs :).

Browsing through some old memories, Stockholm to be more precise, I stumbled upon this picture and was amazed by how natural I look here, as if it was achieved with makeup but actually it’s not. This was taken in 2007 and back then I only wore some kohl liner, mascara and blush. Today I actually have to slam some makeup on to look like this, haha! Kidding, it’s not that bad but oh am I thankful for the existence of makeup!

Early october it was my birthday, 32 already O_O

My skin got really bad recently and a friend of mine suggested I try these products, are you familiar with them or would you like to see a review? Let me know in the comments below!

I love to do makeup and photo projects at home, it looks a little something like this:

This was with my classmate and friend Imogen. I did her makeup and she did my makeup and hair!

Then before I  knew it the color of the leaves were changing which makes me want to go outside with my camera, although this one was taken with my Blackberry.

I read about this DIY (do it yourself) project about how to tune up a candle holder and I immediately ran to the craft store (Hema/Action) to make my own, like it?

Currently I’m very much into the tv show Revenge. I have a thing for shows about rich people with their badass problems and scheming. But what immediately draw my attention was the music chosen on this show, almost after every episode I end up downloading a song or two. The masterpiece for me was   this song in the last episode of season one. The combination of the scene and this song is very well chosen, it emphasizes the image on your tv screen so much that it will give you goosebumps. I will not give away what it’s about but I would describe this song as the sound as when everything falls apart and the world comes crushing down on you.

It was Sabroso Cocktails time again! Me and Cissy were present at the Cafe Cultura event this past weekend. The pictures should go online soon on their website but here’s a preview:

How was your Halloween? I cheated this year, this picture is done completely without real makeup. But photoshopping can be so much fun too! I am a bit of a computer nerd I must say ;).

I recently had my hair cut (read here) and there was one unforgettable moment during that whole day. My friend who is learning to cut hair is called Sophia, now look at the name of the tea we drank during the break: And that is how I will always remember her!

Last but not least I’m very excited to see the work of this photographer who I did makeup for  last week. He chose to do portraits inspired by the work of Joel Grimes so I’m curious to see if we have achieved that!

I hope you enjoyed reading this update!



"Sabroso" Birthday’s

A few weeks ago a friend of mine placed a link on my Facebook page with the following comment:

“I hold you responsible for this!” He meant it in a good way ;).

Through this link I was so happy to find out that another friend of mine (his girlfriend actually) had started her own company in making cocktails at parties!

So here is the story about how I am partially responsible, haha:

Her name is Cissy and we met for the first time at a get together of mutual friends where  she was  providing us with the drinks. Not just any kind of drinks, but serious cocktails!

Cissy and the guy who holds me “responsible”

I was stunned. All the equipment was there: ice, fruit, juices, shaker, mixer and of course, the most important ingredient: alcohol. I was truly amazed by her professionalism. She told me that she started making cocktails as a hobby because they looked pretty and tasted so good and they were fun to make. Her friends had given her some equipment and bottles of alcohol for her birthday and so the story began…

My first cocktail by Cissy ~ 2009
Moths later (this was in 2009) when my birthday was coming up I dared to ask her if she would host my party and provide it with cocktails. I wanted something special for my guests and this looked like it could be fun.
It turned out to be a huge success, a big breakthrough! Although she had done this as a favor and her own fun, people were  asking for her business cards and even wanted  to book her for their own parties! She was overwhelmed by all the comments and reactions.
Cissy in Action
Last year she agreed to do it again and this time I had a American theme going on:
“Be a Celebrity”. Everyone had to dress up like a “Hollywood” Celebrity and we took pictures on a red carpet like at the Oscars. The cocktails gave the evening a “Sex and the City vibe” as one of them was the Cosmopolitan.
Holding the famous Cissy/Sabroso Cocktail
Cissy did a wonderful job. For her, it’s like an art, because of the color combinations, the layers and decorations. You can really see and taste her passion in them. It’s also nice that you can actually enjoy your own party instead of being busy as a host. Cocktails remind her of summer holidays, relaxation and joy. Wouldn’t you want  all that at your Birthday (or any other) party? Well, now you can! Luckily for you she has decided to take her hobby to the next level and start her own company:

You can see here all the details.
Through this blog I would like to thank her for her important contribution in what became  two amazing and vivid (stress free) birthday parties. As well as being excellent at making cocktails she is also a very sweet and a very colorful happy person :).


Click here to see us in action with Sabroso Cocktails!