Events & Culture

Toronto events, culture & friends

exploring Nuit Blanche 2011

This year’s was only my second Nuit Blanche. Even though I’ve lived in Toronto my whole life, I spent four years at Queen’s in Kingston, meaning I missed out on the annual event. This year’s adventures were infinitely better than last year, likely due to the slightly warmer temps and…

baby, you can light my fire

Last Wednesday night, Toronto’s fire fighters decided to start some instead. To launch the annual Toronto Fire Fighter Calendar in support of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 24 steamy real-life heroes stripped down to their skivvies for a cause. XS nightclub was jam packed with swooning ladies, cheering friends and…

beauty lessons from vanity school

You walked into the party like you were walking on to a  yacht…. Whether we want to admit it or not, we’re all a little bit vain. I attended Vanity School, hosted by ilaika and v:space studios to learn beauty tips & tricks from some of the industry’s best. I…

Goodnight, Jack.

Early this morning, Jack Layton, a man who embodied the passion, charisma and strength of a true politician lost his courageous battle with cancer. Regardless of if you liked his politics, I can’t think of a politician in recent times who was so well-loved by so many Canadians. If he…

Out with the old, in with the new at #BB7…

We’ve been together for a few years now. It started casually, but soon I was smitten. At first only a couple of my friends were interested but now I’d say about 80% have found one of their own to love. I’m not talking about my boyfriend (although it may as…

Tutus, Stilettos & Blo

What do you get when you combine tutus, stilettos, sexy blo-outs & body paint? Why, you get blo-wn away by a fashionable soiree! To celebrate the launch of the 15th Blo Blow Dry Bar at Bayview Village, Blo & Bayview collaborated on the perfect pink party in support of Look…

The Single Girl’s To-Do List: Books, Babes & Chocolat

A few weeks ago, I attended the book launch for Lindsey Kelk’s new book, The Single Girl’s To-Do List. The Harper Collins Canada team held the event at swanky Yorkville venue MoRoCo Chocolat, where we were plied with bubbly, chocolate & tasty treats for a couple hours while mix &…