TIFF was such a whirlwind! Tons of events, visiting celebrities and luxurious gifting lounges. The celebrities are truly living the good life with the Bask-it Style bag. Instead of having to schlepp a bag of goodies back to their hotels, visiting celebs are gifted a bag of goodies that are sent directly to their hotel.
In the past, celebrities that have received the Bask-it Style bag are: 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 and John Goodman.
Here’s a peak at my favourite items:
The House of Hayla has a new collection that was inspired by vibrant Pantone colour palettes. The Monochrome Collection heels are made from vegan synthetics in a single tone. I love how they look! So pretty. (more…)
In only a few days, one of Toronto’s hottest events will light up the night. TIFF boombox, an annual fundraiser, is on November 2nd. Each year, the theme is different. This year, the theme is inspired by the classic film, Fame! The Lightbox will come alive with art installations, performances and music all throughout the space.
“Unlike traditional charity fundraisers[…] the goal of Boombox is to take party-goers outside their comfort zone with theatrical, immersive experiences that leave a lasting impression.”
Guests will wander through the building for a choose-your-own adventure of music, art. food, drinks. Fly Lady Di fuses traditional Filipino movement with street dance. DJs Nino Brown & Dre Ngozi will be spinning, and there are a slew of other artists and performers that will keep you entertained. See the full list of artists here.
All funds raised at the event will go to Share her Journey – TIFF’s initiative supporting women in front of and behind the camera. The initiative aims to increase participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.
It’s not too late to get your tickets and attend this great event. Tickets are $160, get yours here!
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…)
TIFF is finally here! By now you’ve probably caught a few films, or maybe even bumped into a celebrity or two! I’ve been busy checking out different lounges around the city where A-listers will be gifted exclusive swag and luxe services. Here are my favourite lounges.
Bask-it Style Lounge
At the Bask-it Style lounge, celebrities don’t even need a lift a finger. A bag packed with goodies is sent directly to their hotel room. This year, the swag will be housed in bags from local designer Annie Thompson.
One of my favourite items was Studio1098’s handmade sterling silver Canada Collection jewellery line, designed to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial moment on July 1, 2017. I loved the delicate maple leaf charm necklaces and cuff links! (more…)
Visually stunning, the cinematography of The Dressmaker grabs you from the opening shot of a bus traveling along the stark Australian outback.
The film sometimes feels like a classic Western, right down to the soundtrack that goes along with the film. Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis, Sarah Snook and Hugo Weaving do an outstanding job in this film. (more…)
The TIFF schedule will be released tomorrow- have you taken a look to see what films you want to see? The film list can be overwhelming. I’ve read the entire schedule and picked my favourites, so you don’t have to.
Casual: Shifting to the episodic format after his acclaimed feature-film work, TIFF favourite Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) directs this hilarious and insightful comedy about love and sex in the modern age.
Der Nachtmahr: After a wild night out, a Berlin party girl finds herself haunted by a twisted, repellent litte creature that no one else can see.
Miss You Already: Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore star in this touching comedy-drama about two childhood friends whose relationship is put to the test when one becomes pregnant while the other receives some tragic news. (more…)
We are in full swing with TIFF Festivities! As the celebs and films roll into town, so do the exclusive swag lounges for the visiting celebrities.
I peeked in the IT Lounge Portrait Studio to give you a taste of what celebrities will be walking away with…after getting their portrait done, of course!
Skyy Vodka was on hand to provide signature movie inspired cocktails. I had the SKYY Adam’s Apple dedicated to Adam Levine’s role in “Can a Song Save Your Life?”. Sparkling golden apple juice paired with ginger ale and a sprig of Thyme bring this drink to life.
Yo Sox are Canadian (yay!) and come is a variety of delightful patterns such as anchors, Eiffel towers and cupcakes! These socks are designed in Canada and are available for men and women. They’ll be launching soon!
Guests will be treated to their choice of movie themed David’s Tea, in iced or hot form. Guests will be gifted with a Canadian favourite: Oh Canada tea. This South African Red Rooibos Tea is sweetened with Maple Syrup.
Each year, Tweezerman does a collaberation with an artist to design for their distinctive tweezers. This year, the featured paint splattered design is created by Isaac Mizrahi.
Avon showed off a funky new mascara brush, new marc makeup collection items and fall Gel finish polish.
The Colgate Slimsoft is probably the coolest toothbrush I’ve seen. It’s charcoal hued bristles are extra thin to get to tough to reach spots. (Have you seen the creative Twitter campaign?)
Of course, a swag lounge isn’t complete without a lush area to relax in, and tasty treats to consume.
Coldstone Creamery provided cool treats, and there was a beautiful candy bar featuring baked goods from PS by Pretty Sweet & LOL Candy.