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May 20, 2017

Escape the Runway at the Thompson

The Thompson Hotel, to me, has always been a trendy place. The graffiti patterned walls, black/white/red outfitting of the lobby, and the sleek exterior, cater almost exclusively to the young and wealthy and “important” crowd. So, when I walked into the Escape The Runway Gala on May 10, filled with […]
May 19, 2017

Dare to Wear Love 6 Celebrates African LGBTQ Community

The Cause Founded in 2009 by fashion designers and passionate philanthropists, Jim Searle and Chris Tyrell, Dare to Wear Love has raised over half a million dollars for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, dedicated to community-based programs turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa. This year, proceeds will help launch the […]
April 18, 2017

Samsung Takes Canadians Across Country for QLEDTV Launch in Toronto

Samsung pulled out all the stops, literally, to take Torontonians on a virtual ride through Canada without leaving the downtown core. The electronics brand partnered with Canadian cinematographer, Jon Simo, to provide Canadians an opportunity to see the country’s beautiful landscapes displayed on the Samsung QLED TV. All of this […]
April 11, 2017

VizEat Comes To Canada

My parents went to Cuba a few years ago and loved everything about the island – the people, the hospitality, the weather, the natural scenery – they went on and on. My dad even went old school and set up a slideshow after Sunday dinner. Of course, all I really […]
December 31, 2016

Actress and Director Shailene Garnett

Actress and Director Shailene Garnett Opens Up About Her Work and Why She’s Excited to Be a Canadian Performer The laughs started before the interview. We were seated in the corner of a Starbucks just chatting about who knows what and having a great time doing it. There’s something about […]
December 31, 2016

Queen West Keeps Getting Cooler

Queen West has long been considered Toronto’s trendiest district. Even Vogue named the neighbourhood the second coolest neighbourhood in the world back in 2014. Home to established institutions like the Drake Hotel and the Gladstone, and emerging venues like The Theatre Centre, we certainly don’t blame them. Though Queen West is often […]
December 16, 2016

Entrepreneur of the Month – Surinder Bains

Surinder Bains Founder of the Miraj Hammam Spa I enter the Shangri-la Hotel and I’m immediately aware of its airiness and expansiveness. Light and glass and perfectly placed furniture and decor. I’ve arrived at the Asian-infused palatial estate. It is the epitome of Toronto luxury, situated at the western border […]
November 1, 2016

Actress Meghan Markle

The first time I saw Meghan Markle on TV was in the role of FBI Agent Amy Jessup in the brilliant sci-fi series Fringe. She stepped in while the lead female agent (following an abrupt return from the parallel universe remained in a coma. In this role, Meghan was just […]