Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
|Banana Republic New Classic Trench in Navy, $275|
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Toronto's favourite BBQ joint, Lou Dawg's is celebrating 5 years of southern hospitality and good times at 589 King St West with a lineup of wet-nap-required festivities kicking off Thursday, April 17 at its anniversary bash!
Come join the fun:
Come join the fun:
Monday, April 14, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Hey Brides-To-Be! Congrats, he finally put a ring on it and now the fun begins... but where to start? Whether you're planning to say "I do" in an intimate wedding with your favourite people or going to glam it up large and in-charge, you don't want to miss The Original Wedding Soiree!
A love affair taking place on Sunday, April 27 at The Warehouse Event Venue (35 Carl Hall Road).
This curated & interactive wedding show will feature:
- Local Wedding Library
- Mini Consultations
- Live Inspiration Installations - the first in Toronto!
- Live Entertainment
- Specialty Food Stations
- Moveable Feast: Outdoor Food Trucks with Bistro Tent
- And a Carnaval de Paris theme that promises to wow attendees
Tickets are $30 + HST and includes one cocktail, delicious appetizers, a tote bag, valet parking and more.
Special discount for hip + urban brides: Purchase your ticket before April 21 and get 45% off when ordering via Eventbrite. Enter promo code "HUG2014". Enjoy the show!
Friday, April 11, 2014
Each hand-selected item in each gift box has a story. BRIKA serves as a retail platform for female artisans across North America. This community of 'makers' celebrates modern craft and the idea that our lives are as beautiful as we wish to make them.
Boxes are available for a limited time. Mother's Day gift boxes range in price between from $59 to $89. All boxes include a selection of home and body care items from makers such as: Tokyo Factory, Anna Joyce, Fine Day Press and C'est Jolie.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Here my top 5 spots to score stylish rain gear:
Raindrops is a puddle jumper's paradise offering a wide selection of high quality and designer umbrellas, rain boots, and water resistant outerwear for the whole family. Though they do offer an online store, I'd recommend visiting the boutique inside The Holt Renfew Centre, Concourse Level at 50 Bloor Street West for a better shopping experience.
Sold online and at Holts in Canada, Trout Rainwear makes a mean slicker. And by "mean" I mean fabulous. Though they do fall into the investment piece category, the collection is made from breathable fabrics that are also 100% waterproof making them perfect for spring, summer and even early fall weather. Plus, a few of their spring / summer pieces are actually reversible. Two coats, three seasons...you do the math.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Can't make it to the desert? Set an alert on your calendar and stream the whole thing live at your office starting Friday afternoon! Doors open at 11 AM PST and the first couple of bands should probably be rolling on at around Noon.
I'm most excited about Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Foster the People, MGMT, Beck and the Pet Shop Boys. Who are you looking forward to?
Weekend 1 can be streamed at www.YouTube.com/Coachella
Friday, April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Ladies, it seems mother nature has officially given us the green light to welcome warmer temperatures and I know you're itching to shed those winter layers like I am. If your spring wardrobe is looking a little sparse, here are my favourite trends of the season showcased in 3 easy to wear looks:
Look 1: Borrowed & Blue - If you're still missing that cozy pair of artfully shredded boyfriend jeans, this is the season to get them because denim (especially the faded and worn variety) is huge. Wear with other subtly masculine silhouettes like a button down shirt (also a major staple) but keep it soft and tonal with bold blue accessories, a major colour way for the season.
My picks: Calypso St Barth long sleeve shirt, 150 CAD / J.Crew blue jeans, 150 CAD / TOMS flat shoes, 77 CAD / Diana Tracy Collection Pacifica Necklacee, $35 CAD.
Look 2: Pastel Garden - Let your spring style bloom with pastels and floral prints but pull in a dark neutral like black, navy or slate to create contrast. It's far easier to wear. Don't be afraid to mix your prints - just be sure the palette complements. For example, both the florals in the top and shoe have black and white and the scales of print are varied. You don't have to go ladylike with your pastels but tea length skirts are the hem line of the moment. Above the navel it's all about the crop top and I love the juxtaposition of a longer hem with a little midriff. As they say, opposites really do attract.