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Thus begins the madness!!!! This is the final weekend before Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago and people doh sleep!   Seriously! From Fantastic Friday to Las’ Lap on Carnival Tuesday, there is so much vibes and hype and things to do that….yeah….sleep is optional.  Therefore by Ash Wednesday, things are kinda slow!

Between today, Fantastic Friday and Sunday, Dimanche Gras, there are the finals to all the major competitions – National Panorama Finals (Steel Pan), International Power and Groovy Soca Monarch Finals, Kiddies Carnival, King and Queen of the Bands and Calypso Monarch finals.  Also, there are a plethora of fetes this weekend –  Soca Brainwash Fete, Blue Range Cooler Fete, ANYA The Fete, Brian Lara All-Inclusive, D’Original Breakfast Party, Insomnia 2014 “The Ultimate Breakfast Party” and plenty plenty more!!  There is also lots of other traditional mas and customs, most notably the Re-enactment of the 1881 Cambouley Riots on the Piccadilly Greens (street theatre by well-known local actors, chantwells, tambu-bambu and this is the early beginnings of Carnival as we know it) and the Parade of the Traditional Mas Characters (including Dame Lorraine, Burrokeets, Midnight Robber, Pierrot Grenades and Jab Molassies)

Some Cambouley pics!

Tambu Bambu in the background

Pierrot Grenade

Devil

Of course there is J’ouvert and pretty mas on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.  Check out some photos from last year with Dirty Dozen J’ouvert!! Ah taste of J’ouvert!

Even though this year I will be enjoying Carnival from afar, I am excited for de mas, de mud, de music!

Enjoy allyuh self! And take it easy!

Laters!

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Soca music by Konata Alleyne

An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.