Peachy’s Puffs: Original Candy & Cigarette Company in SF

In the New Year, I have taken on the role of booking agent/social media marketer for Peachy’s Puffs, the original candy and cigarette company in SF!  I’ve enjoyed carrying the trays filled with candy at corporate and private parties around the Bay Area, but it is cool to now be on dealing with the business side of the company.

Peachy D’Ambrosio, the founder of Peachy’s Puffs, established the company in 1988, calling her cigarettes “puffs” and adding her first name, hence the name Peachy’s Puffs was born.

When you need top notch entertainment for your company party, convention, wedding, bar, restaurant, club, casino, hotel, fund raiser, product launch, drinks reception, gala dinner or theme party, then Peachys Puffs is the full service solution to supplying your events entertainment needs. With our years of experience providing quality entertainment, we guarantee you’ll produce the best party event ever!

Our roster of performers includes top name national acts, regional and local bands in every category, celebrity comedians, models and speakers, promotional models, cigarette and candy girls, dance reviews, female attractions, look-a-likes and more…

We have a Facebook and Twitter page.  If your company is in need of entertainment for an event, be sure to book us!

https://twitter.com/PeachysPuffs

https://www.facebook.com/Peachys-Puffs-31379242906/

Mavericks Film Festival: Wild Films from the Scary Cow Herd

The Mavericks Film Festival is coming up on February 8th @Pianofight in SF near the Powell BART stop!  My friend Danny is going to literally play a dead body in a short scene of one of his friend’s films titled “The Final Sentence.”  It should be a fun screening.  Show up between 5 and 6:30 for Happy Hour.  The initial screening will begin at 7.  Street parking will be free after 6 pm.  Join in on what is sure to be an awesome film event!

Modeling

Yesterday, I was contacted by a fashion collaboration site by the name of FStop.FM to be featured as a model.  The site is similar to Model Mayhem, where agencies and brands can interact and collaborate with makeup artists, models, photographers, etc…  I like that the blog has an Instagram type of feed where artists can post new projects and agencies can advertise.  If you want to sign up, be sure to use my profile link: https://www.fstop.fm/#p/Kkarr.  Happy trails to you!

 

New puppy!

I am so excited to have a new puppy as of two days ago.  I decided to go to the SPCA shelter in the Mission with my bf and I saw the cutest little dog.  Her name was Aly and she walked right up to me and rubbed up against me.  I made the choice to wait a day and think about it.  By nighttime, I was imagining what it would be like to have Aly in my apartment running around and knew that I couldn’t live without her.  The next day, we went back to the Mission location, but a staff member said she had been transferred to the Pacific Heights place.  I was relieved that she hadn’t already gotten snatched up, as many more people yesterday came into the shelter after me to look at the puppies.  Aly was part of a litter.  She had a sister named Kerry and a brother named Egan.  They told me she was a Chihuahua mix, but I don’t believe so due to her having floppy ears, soft coat of fur, and sweet quiet temperament.  I’m glad she didn’t turn out to be a yappy dog.  The Maltese dog next door named Poochie has enough of a hyper attitude, barking through the night.  It is nice to have a new addition to my family!

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Sound Tent!

I’ve been singing for awhile and playing violin even longer.  It was great to finally set up a sound tent with my boyfriend, who is a guitarist.  He met a guy whose brother owns the largest independent record label in Nashville.  We’re going to send a 3-song demo to the label.  It wasn’t actually too difficult to build the sound tent for recording.  The only challenge was inserting grommets into three black moving blankets.  We bought some PVC piping from Lowe’s and shower curtain handles for cheap.  The setup took about an hour and a half.  I’m hoping to take my music to the next level!

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Hair Dye Drama

The switch to a Marilyn look didn’t go as planned.  Maybe it’s my skin tone.  I seem to do better with Betty Paige black.  Last night’s experiment trying to go lighter with Revlon light blonde mixture was drama central.  It looked like I had a bright orange tabby cat on my hat at the end of the dye job.  Oh God.  My girlish inner fantasy of perfect blond seemed to tatter like a fraying pair of jeans the more dye I applied to my head.  So long to an idealism that didn’t seem to fit me.  Maybe it was truly some past life recollection that in this life could only be remembered and not accessed.  I suppose all girls have their very own Marilyn fantasy and I, Katherine Robbins Karr, go by Reign Diamond as a stage name.  I like to play up the Jersey Jewish American Princess fantasy with darker locks and I sport Juicy Couture velour sweat suits and bags.  So here’s the scoop on how to “do blonde” if you so dare.

The first dye job may be an orangeish end result.  So from there, you will want to get an ash blonde kit to tone the hair so it will turn a yellowish shade.  You need to make sure it has a blue based tone instead of purple.  According to Bellatory.com, to prepare the dye, mix the chosen color with 10 vol developer with a tinting brush and bowl.  Follow the same process with dyeing the hair and leave the dye in so as to neutralize the orange tone.  Make sure to condition the hair thoroughly.  If you want to make the hair lighter, do it a week later with even more bleach.  Use a pearl, ash, or natural tone of blonde.  If you want your hair to be blonder, leave the mixture in longer.  For care and upkeep, use a purple tone shampoo to keep the hair light.  Of course, if you don’t want to put up with the entire bleaching process and want your hair dark again, get black or dark brown dye!  Happy hair dyeng!

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Top Flea Markets in the Bay Area for Treasure Hunting

What would the summer be without hunting for treasure at outdoor flea markets?  I’ve been around the Bay Area to various flea markets and have compiled a list of cool and exciting places to shop for bargain goodies!  Here they are:

Alemany Flea Market (***)

I love this flea market for the fun vintage stuff sold and that it is near the Mission, which is conveniently located near where I live.  It can be pricey, however at some tables and there isn’t any food.  Definitely a neat Mission-style market to check out for the antiques!

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Laney College Flea Market (*****)

The Laney College flea market has a nice Oakland flavor to it.  The first section of the flea market has tables with used or less expensive stuff and the area with newer merchandise costs only $1 to get into.  Not a bad price!  I love that there is a good balance of used and new stuff.  There are plenty of awesome food stands to delight in.  I like the roasted corn on a stick and the flavored shaved ice.  A five star rating in my opinion because it’s not too far over the bridge and parking is easy.

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Treasure Island Flea Market (****)

The Treasure Island Flea Market is great for it being right on the water and for the scenic view.  It tends to cost more to get in there due to the nicer stuff sold.  Parking can be a little tricky, but there are some great food trucks and there is always live music!

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Oakland Coliseum Swap-Meet (*****)

This flea market is mid-priced for getting into.  I love the boiled corn on a stick outside standand the inside American food joint.  The $5 tee-shirt stand is a must!  I like that there is usually a live band and that there is also a play area and slides for kids, which makes this flea market very family friendly.  Definitely a do!

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Alameda Antique Fair (*****)

The Alameda Antique Fair is the largest antique fair in Nor Cal.  You can buy anything from collectibles to clothing to pottery.  It is great that it is by the water and that parking is free.  You can also take a free shuttle to and from the flea market.

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