Oh, hello! It’s New York Fashion Week in the city of dreams, and I’m sad to be missing out. For your viewing enjoyment, have a look see at the stream below to see the Michael Kors Show LIVE. Beauty straight from the renown Lincoln Centre.
On August 31, urbanebloc and Tunezy got together to present a Penthouse Party in honour of Pringles (affectionately hashtagged as #pringlesparty). Hosted at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Penthouse, we enjoyed 1,450+ square feet of luxury, complete with two balconies and a spectacular view of the city.
Some of the fun that we enjoyed was getting people to do the “Pringles Duck Face” (oh, you’ll want to Google that), where friends would invert chips to create duck faces for the camera. It took a few tries, a few broken pairs of chips, and a whole lot of original and sour cream Pringles to perfect it. See the results in the gallery!
We enjoyed the company of good friends, great weather, and good food. Special thanks to Pringles for sponsoring us and letting us bring the vision of the event to life. A little video to give you an idea of how amazing it was:
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Photos by: Stephanie Ho
If you were downtown on August 29th, you may have noticed people dressed stylishly in white and elegant outfits, likely toting picnic baskets filled to the brim with delicious food fare along with tables and chairs. Unbeknownst to many, they were on their way to enjoy a beautiful evening called Dîner en Blanc with over 2,000 others in a mysterious location. It was awesome to be a part of the secret this year so we could actually take part in all if its romance and mystery! So what IS Dîner en Blanc, you might ask??
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, this global phenomenon originated in Paris, France which has spawned into a pop-up concept that is attended annually by as many as 10,000 people in cities around the world. Everyone is asked to dress elegantly in white, from head to toe, and bring their own epicurean feasts, tables, chairs, fine china, silverware and white tablecloth. Over the course of the evening, the diners eat and celebrate amid live music and dancing, complete with festive white balloons. When it is time to leave, everyone packs up and heads into the night, leaving behind no sign of their elegant revelry.
It was an incredible experience witnessing this romantic outdoor epicurean feast come to life in our own city and take over an entire parking lot at Queen Street East and Shuter Street. I can honestly say it was one of the most breathtaking, well-organized and well-executed events I’ve been to this summer. It was amazing to see Torontonians rising to the challenge, some decking out their table with Parisian-inspired centerpieces, while others embellished themselves with (handmade) head pieces, to others who took the time to plan and set their meals. We saw everything from delicately laid out charcuterie platters, to wine and cheese, to catered meals that were also offered by the event organizers.
Check out the rest of our stylish snaps from the evening, taken by the talented Stephanie Ho and join us in soaking up the beauty and magic of it all.
Photo Source: Mulberry
Toronto just got a little more classy. Known for their famous and iconic bags, the British luxury brand, Mulberry, opened its doors on Bloor Street and at Yorkdale Shopping Centre earlier this month. We were delighted to be invited to take a look at the brand new boutique at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and loved what we saw!
As soon as you step into the store, you’re welcomed into a warm and inviting environment, with classic and iconic bags, men’s and women’s accessories and women’s ready-to-wear displayed tastefully throughout. From the adorable leather bracelets, to rubber rain boots to oversized weekender bags, there is something for everyone craving for luxe leather in their lives.
Pictured with my fave bag, the Willow, where fashion meets function. The front zips off to a handy clutch!
It’s exciting that Toronto was chosen for the next step in the brand’s growing empire. As Carl Barbato, President of Mulberry USA put it, “Toronto is a key location in Mulberry’s North American expansion. with the country’s expanding luxury market and consumer base, creating a strong presence in Canada is the next natural step for Mulberry.”
With staff as attentive as if you’ve got your personal shopper and style assistant, drop by Mulberry next time you’re around and feel like you’re a million bucks!
Thanks Mulberry for having us and for the lovely gifts! Some of the best packaging we’ve ever seen ;) Special credit goes to MJ for the beautiful photography!
Visit Mulberry at:
Yorkdale Shopping Centre (in the new wing)
3401 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M6A 2T9
131 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1R1
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Good luck and hope to see you on the red carpet! Movies, celebrity-sitings and popcorn… TIFF is the best time of the year!