Whether you're for or against celebrating February 14th one thing's for sure, as we gear up for Valentine's Day, it's certainly a fabulous time to get gorgeous in Toronto. Here are 3 events on my radar that will leave you looking HOT with great local shopping and beauty services plus lots of girly fun. Grab your girlfriends and check out these events:
Guilty Pleasures: Is there anything better than indulging all your guilty pleasures at once? On Saturday February 1st, The Drake Hotel celebrates 10 years of food and fashion with their signature strolling brunch affair complete with mimosas, hair + beauty bar, take home treats and one of the best local designer markets of the year featuring over 40 apparel, accessories and jewelry vendors with models showcasing their wares.
The event is an official Winterlicious event which means the $49 tickets will go fast. If memory serves correct the Guilty Pleasures market typically stays open for the afternoon even if you can't make brunch so don't let lack of tickets keep you away. You can always grab lunch after shopping.
Picture Me Pretty: On Sunday, February 2, 2014, BlushPretty, Flirt Custom Lash and Rhokin Studio are bringing Picture Me Pretty to Toronto singles, an event covering need-to-know online dating and relationship tips as well as a grooming and photo session for the perfect profile picture. For $80 + HST, you'll enjoy a 30-minute seminar about the ins and outs of online dating, a professional makeup application or grooming session with hair finishing and a 15-minute photo session to capture the perfect profile picture. I say sign up your shy single friends and go for moral support plus a fab new social media photo if you're taken.Info & Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org / 416.727.1754
La Tease: Imagine getting prepped to seduce your valentine with 200 of your closest girlfriends? Shop Socials and DivaGirl team up again to host La Tease, the 4th installment of their flirty pre-Valentine’s Day event designed to help ladies look and feel sexy just in time for Valentine’s Day. Hosted on Monday, February 10th, inside Toronto’s private club for creatives, The Spoke Club. The event features sexy dance workshops, burlesque performances, a cupid-approved “Tease” boutique featuring local designers and boutiques including Queen Street West faves, TSOQ, complimentary beauty services, cocktails, and a few other sexy surprises. The first fifty ladies through the door will receive a sexy little swag bag filled with goodies including gifts from DivaGirl, Shop Socials, and sponsors. Whether you’re single or taken, La Tease will be the hottest spot to brush up on seductive tricks designed to leave your Valentine wrapped around your perfectly polished pinky and gives ladies an opportunity to get together to celebrate l’amour. It's also where you'll find me playing hostess with the mostess as I don my tiara as CEO of Shop Socials.
-- Tamika Auwai is our resident Style Editor, Shopping Enthusiast and Wardrobe Expert.