All posts tagged: Christmas

Gifts for Him: Unique Stores for Last Minute Shoppers

Your holiday shopping guide for men.  Last minute hustling doesn’t have to mean boring cookie-cutter gifts that he will never use.  I’ve uncovered a few Toronto based stores that offer a little something special for every man. Frank & Oak For: The man that appreciates the art of dressing well without breaking the bank. Where: 735 Queen Street West Sale? YES! Frank & Oak offers a solid selection of dress shirts, blazers, and men’s accessories. There’s even a coffee shop right inside this store if you need a pump of caffeine to get the shopping started!  They really do offer some great items for very reasonable prices. GOTSTYLE For: Those who want to splurge for that special someone. Where: 62 Bathurst Street Sale? YES! GOTSTYLE doesn’t mess around when it comes to dressing men impeccably. I remember walking in there with my boyfriend to try on some suits and I was very impressed by how knowledgable the staff were about fabrics and clothing production. They have an excellent selection and even a salon inside. Uncle Otis For: The stylish …

Gifts for Her: Unique Stores for Last Minute Shoppers

The holidays are in full swing and between the office parties and potlucks with friends, it can be hard to allocate solid time for gift shopping!  If you are still looking for a special something for a special someone, I’ve got just the stores for you.   Jonathan + Olivia For: The high fashion gal who loves her sleek all black outfits with badass ankle boots and structured leather bags Where: 49 Ossington Aveunue On Sales? YES! If your girl is into high fashion, this is the place to be.  Think of this store as a condensed Holt Renfrew (focusing on black and leather pieces) with a healthy variety of designers like Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Isabel Marant. COS For: The minimalist girl who rocks the shapeless look and loves solids and structured pieces Where: 85 Bloor Street West A Swedish clothing label that has recently planted a flagship in the heart of Yorkville amongst a sea of other high fashion and trendy retail stores.  I first encountered COS in Berlin and fell in …

7 Christmas Gift ideas for Travel Lovers

Christmas is just around the corner  – it’s a joyous time of the year, but it can also get quite stressful!  Do you know friends or family who love to travel?  Here are some gift ideas for the jet setter in your life. 1) Laptop/Electronics Organizer You don’t have to be a frequent flyer to understand the frustration of tangled up earphones or cords. Thisisground has an amazing Mod Laptop leather sleeve that has a compartment for basically all your electronics and important documents. This is a perfect gift for business travelers or designers who are always on the go. 2) Toiletry Bag Perhaps not the most glamorous gift, but I can guarantee it will be one of those extremely practical items that he or she will thank you when it comes time for packing. Hotel counter space is usually limited, so this foldable toiletry bag that comes with a hook is perfect to maximize space without compromising your grooming routine.   3) DIY Polaroid on Clothesline Add a creative and personal touch to your gift by …

10 Fun Things to do in November [Toronto]

Now that I am back in Toronto, it’s hit me that there are an overwhelming amount of events, concerts, and activities to do in the city. I looked into what was happening in the month of November and thought I’d share some interesting ones with my readers. Concerts/Shows/Exhibits The Weeknd Scarborough born multi-platinum selling artist returns home with The Madness Fall Tour. Nov 3 – 5 at the Air Canada Center Buy Tickets Sleeping Beauty on Ice Watch elegant skaters dance to the classic fairytale on ice Nov 20 – 21 at the Sony Center for the Performing Arts Buy Tickets Calvacade of Lights Bundle up and head outside to watch fireworks, the lighting of the Christmas Tree and free performances Nov 28 at Nathan Philips Square More Info Andy Warhol Revisited A Toronto Warhol exhibition of iconic paintings and prints opening Canada Day.  The exhibition includes over 120 works from Revolver Gallery. Tues – Sun 10am – 8pm Buy Tickets Getting into the Spirit Santa Clause Parade Gather in the heart of Toronto to watch the …