September 2017 archive

EDIT Expo for Design & Innovation

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The EDIT Expo for Design is almost here, and Toronto hasn’t seen anything like it. Taking over an abandoned factory, this immersive expo runs from September 29th to October 8th.

Design visionaries from across the globe will gather in Toronto’s East Harbour (formerly Unilever Soap Factory) to manifest 150,000-square-feet and five separate floors into a 360-degree immersive and playful experience.Thought-provoking installations, interactive programming, stimulating speakers and immersive pavilions will explore how the powerful intersection of design, innovation and technology can provide solutions to the world’s greatest challenges and help shape the future for all people.

There are 50 exhibits to explore and 125 speakers over the 10 days. Admission is $15. Here’s what I’m looking forward to seeing the most!

SPEKTRA (Ryerson) An installation that detects motion and a green screen reacts in an interesting way and projects visuals as more people come into the space.

Supertree Grove: In the heart of Singapore lies Gardens by the Bay –– a 110-hectare nature park and the home of the legendary Supertree Grove. I’m hoping that they recreate this in the factory!

Ikea Impossible Meats: It looks and tastes like a burger, but what is it? It uses 75% less water and requires 95% less land to produce.

Reversío: Step into an immersive field that softens the boundaries of space and sensations.

Mickey Mouse’s Home of the Future: Mickey Mouse’s home of the future is a fully functional shipping container home inspired by the most beloved Disney character of all time.

Hot Process Dispersion: Freed from labours of work and wishing each other a last farewell, factory machinery come alive for one last hurrah before their final sentence.

Check out the entire list of installations, exhibitions, speakers and projects on their website. I can’t wait to explore!

http://editdx.org

ACI Fall Beauty Preview

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There are so many awesome beauty launches this fall.

Stila has a few great new items coming up including three Stila One Step formulas- Stila One Step Prime which is a clear formula that enhances and allows for a smooth makeup canvas with skin-conditioning silicones, One Step Colour correct, a three colour formula which colour corrects, brightens and nourishes, and finally Stila One Step Illuminate which illuminates, primes and nourishes. (more…)

Toronto Lights Festival

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You know that scene at the end of the movie Tangled, where all the lanterns are released and they are beautiful. I’ve lived my life trying to replicate that (okay, fine. I tried to recreate it for my wedding, but it didn’t work out). Unfortunately, these gorgeous lanterns are banned from most places because they are a fire hazard.

Luckily, there are awesome events like Lantern Fest! At Lantern Fest, every visitor will be able to release their own lantern into the sky! The festival will be held in an open field so that there aren’t any fire hazards. Of course, there is the possibility that the event may be cancelled if the winds are blowing the wrong way, but hopefully that won’t happen. If that does happen, the event will be held again within 3 months.

In the GTA, the event will be held in Ohsweken, Ontario. This is about an hour and 10 minutes away from downtown Toronto, so it’s pretty close! Ticket price includes your own lantern and a welcome kit. Bring your own chairs and blankets and get ready for a magical evening!

Sounds like fun? Readers can save $5 off tickets by using the code HEARTLESS.

Find out more about the festival here: https://thelightsfest.com

 

 

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Best Buy Life and Tech Expo at Dundas Square

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They say that the two things that you can count on is death and taxes. I’d like to add a third one…technology! Technology is always updating and becoming better, smarter and faster. This week, the Best Buy Life and Tech Expo is back for a third year. The three-day long expo from September 12th to 14th boasts one of Canada’s largest consumer technology showcases featuring more than 60 top exhibitors from around the globe at Dundas Square.

Participating exhibitors include:

  • Zeeq Smart Pillow
  • Noon VR
  • Parrot
  • Google Home
  • Retrak
  • Yuneec
  • Meural
  • Oculus
  • Xiro
  • Ring
  • HP
  • Sphero
  • Logitech
  • Microsoft
  • Propel
  • August
  • iHealth
  • Tangible Play
  • Nest
  • Nokia
  • Wonder Workshop
  • Philips Hue
  • Muse
  • Spin Master
  • Nanoleaf
  • Zepp
  • Anki
  • Sony
  • FitBit
  • Little Bits
  • Linksys
  • Fossil (Fossil, MK, Diesel, Armani)
  • UB Tech
  • Smart Companion
  • Movado (Movado, Hugo Boss, Tommy H)
  • Samsung
  • Nonda
  • Nixon
  • Click and Grow
  • Thinkware
  • Guess
  • LIFX
  • Fensens
  • DJI
  • Samsung
  • BBY Mobile
  • UE/Jaybird
  • Ricoh (Pentax)
  • Altec Lansing
  • Sonos
  • ESET

Some of my favourite things are below!

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Nanoleaf Aurora Smart LED Light Panel These smart LED triangles can brighten up your living room. The lights can be voice controlled and syncs with Android and Apple products. (more…)

Guerlain Masterclass with Maxime Poulin

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I had the opportunity to go back to school with Guerlain’s international makeup artist Maxime Poulin! The morning was full of beauty tips, and new product launched from French beauty brand Guerlain.

Maxime taught us everything from how to do an easy contour, to a history lesson of the makeup of the1920s! Here are some of my favourite tips I learned, as well as the new products Maxime introduced. (more…)

[ TIFF Report ] Bask-it Style Lounge

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Ah, to be a celebrity during TIFF. There are many lounges designed to showcase the newest and best to A-list celebs. I got the chance to visit one of the lounges, the Bask-it Style Lounge held at the Thompson Hotel. This lounge does things a bit differently by delivering a bag full of treats directly to the stars hotel room.

In the past celebrities gifted include: Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner, Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, Colin Farrell, John Legend, Sir Elton John, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Blake Lively,Olivia Wilde, Tom Wilkinson, Rachel Weisz, Iggy Pop, Princess Charlotte of Monaco, Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and many more

I attended the preview to get a sneak peek of what’s in the bag! (more…)

Say I Do with Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

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When planning a wedding, no detail is too small. From the perfect cake to the jaw dropping dress to the something blue, no detail is missed. One thing that is often overlooked in scent! Scent is very important. It just takes one whiff of the right scent to bring back memories of your wedding day. I wanted to find the perfect fragrance to spritz on my wedding day, and the ultra romantic Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet fit the bill! (more…)

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