Category: Events

Cookies, confetti and rainbows: Exploring the HAPPY PLACE

By now, you’ve definitely heard of the Happy Place. If not, you’ve definitely seen the photos of giant cookies, a massive rainbow ball pit and a confetti dome. The Happy Place is officially in Toronto, and it’s becoming more popular by the day.Taking over a small building on Queens Quay, the Happy Place hails from sold out shows in Chicago and LA.

There are different spaces to explore in the 20,000 square foot space, including world’s largest indoor confetti dome with half a million pieces of confetti, a bright yellow bathtub with a rubber ducky wall, giant  X & O mirrors, 7-foot tall candy stilettos and so much more. (more…)

A Night At The Bronze: Once More With Feeling – A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live Read-Through

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my favourite TV shows of all time. (In case you are wondering, I’m team Spike.) I’m super excited that “A Night at the Bronze, Once More with Feeling” is coming to Toronto for one night only, on Halloween! This fun night has been brought to us by the Cardboard Sword Collective, founded by Kyah Green and Stephanie Malek, a Toronto-based theatre company. Find out more below.

Things in Sunnydale aren’t as harmonious as usual. Balance has been thrown off kilter when a mysterious force makes everyone in town burst into song and dance, revealing their deepest secrets as they do. It’s up to Buffy and the gang to get to the bottom of this musical mystery before everyone dances themselves to death. (more…)

Bask-it Style brings gifting suites straight to the celebs

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…)

Win Tickets to the Toronto Cider Festival

In this beer obsessed world, I’m so happy that cider has found a place to grow and get bigger and bigger. I’m not knocking beer, but cider is my brew of choice. (What’s yours?)

My favourite drinks festival is back for 4th year of spreading the cider love! The Toronto Cider Festival will happen on August 24th & 25th at the Sherbourne Common, right by the waterfront.

This festival is tons of fun and a great way to get exposure to new ciders that you may not have tried before. There’s nothing better than spending a summer evening sipping cider next to Lake Ontario. This year the theme is wild Western and each session will have over 100 taps of cider available.

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2018 Winterlicious Picks

2018WinterliciousIt’s back! Winterlicious is here, and they are taking reservations now. This year there are over 200 restaurants participating. The menu prices have increased slightly, but it’s still a great value. Three-course prix fixe lunch menus are priced at $23, $28 and $33, and dinner is priced at $33, $43 and $53. There are also a slew of culinary events to check out!

This year, if you choose to dine at a King Street restaurant, there will be art installations and ice sculptures along the street. You can also save $5 off street parking here. Winterlicious starts on January 26th to February 8th.

New this year: Figures, Jamie’s Italian,and Frings

Best Bets: Batch, The Cactus Club, Cluny, Lisa Marie, Miku, Mildred Temple Kitchen, Momofuku, Pukka,

Feeling Fancy? Try Canoe, or Cafe Boulud

See all the participating restaurants here.

Check out some of my past reviews! Pukka, The Host Fine Indian Food, SpeakEasy 21,  Reds MidTown Tavern,, Mildred Temple Kitchen, Batch, and Casa Loma Winterlicious Tea.

 

 

Don’t Miss TIFF boombox!

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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!

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