INK Entertainment launches new concept nightclub Cube in the centre of Toronto’s entertainment district! With a state-of-the-art sound system and cool retro-infused décor, we have no doubt that Cube will reinvigorate Toronto’s “square” club scene! [The Grid]
Yum! Jennifer Valentyne visits the Baker Street bakery on Breakfast Television… Looks like we share a love of Baker Street’s delicious Red Velvet! [Breakfast Television]
Starting to train for a summer run? Be sure to check out this list of top gym essentials! Our must-have item? Goody Slide Proof Elastics to keep hair in place! [Sweetspot]
Brighten your skin tone with Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution! Clinically proven to rapidly reduce the look of dark spots, this amazing product is one of our new favourite beauty fixes! [Fashion Magazine]
We loved checking out all the upcoming beauty and fashion trends at New York Fashion Week! Essie nails dominated the shows featuring fresh, polished looks for fall! [Broken Heel Diaries]
Bold prints and vintage looks are on-trend this season at M for Mendocino! The Toronto-based retailer just opened their first location in the GTA and we love how they recreate styles from the runway for less! [Richmond Hill Post]
Looking forward to the Oscars? So are we! In the spirit of Hollywood’s biggest night, NKPR is counting down our staff’s Top 10 favourite films of all-time!
10) Pretty Woman
Let’s be honest, Richard Gere and Julia Roberts were a match made in early 90s romantic comedy heaven. (Remember Runaway Bride?) And besides who doesn’t enjoy a good rags to riches and romance story?
9) Coming to America
Eddie Murphy stars as an African prince who comes to the United States in hopes of finding a woman he can marry in this hilarious comedy. Murphy and Arsenio Hall (at the height of his career) both play multiple characters without resorting to a fat suit for laughs.
8 ) Elizabethtown
Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst star in this unexpected romance directed by Cameron Crowe. Need we say more?
Will Ferrell is hilarious as news anchor Ron Burgundy! We could watch it every day and would laugh every time!
6) Once Upon A Time in America
Got to represent the men in the office! Though some might be put off by its length (229 min of graphic violence), Once Upon a Time in America is also a cinematic masterpiece. The acting, the re-creation of the time period, the cinematography, and the music are all outstanding!
5) Roman Holiday
A classic! One of Audrey Hepburn’s first starring roles as a sheltered princess falling in love in Rome!
The perfect movie for a history and movie buff! We love its stirring action and a tough but honourable Russell Crowe!
3) The Departed
Martini Scorsese’s first Oscar win for Best Director! (He’s nominated again this year for Hugo) We love the twists and turns that always keep us guessing. Not to mention Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg all in one film!
Funny, smart, witty and Paul Rudd at his peak! Besides, what girl wasn’t envious of Cher’s electronic closet?!
1) Love Actually
The only film to truly master the intertwining story format! Love Actually is everything you want from a film, heartwarming, heartbreaking with an incredibly satisfying conclusion! A must-watch during the holidays!
What’s your favourite film of all-time? Tweet us @natashankpr!
This week’s IT List is all about Valentine’s Day! Whether single or attached, this love-dedicated holiday can be incredibly polarizing! One thing we can’t debate? All the amazing products that come out during the month of love!
What do you get when you combine a mouth-watering Heart Truffle Cake from Baker Street, a decadent Frangelico and SKYY Vodka cocktail, and the romantic Sweetheart Collection from DAVIDsTEA? A triple threat of delicious treats for the day of love… or any day really! [Toronto Sun]
Looking for a sexy surprise for your partner this Valentine’s Day? The We-Vibe 3 is the hottest couples sex toy on the market with 6 vibration modes and a completely waterproof design! [Women’s Post]
Italian aperitifs like Campari and Aperol were one of the top cocktail trends of 2011! With a glowing-red colour, these two spirits are a non-cliché way to indulge in pink drinks this Valentine’s Day! [Globe & Mail]
No Valentine’s Day outfit is complete without the proper accessories! A stunning Lia Sophia bracelet and statement ring are sure to please your loved one! [24 Hours]
Give your face a rosy glow this Valentine’s Day with Stila’s new stunning collection of spring essentials! We love this gorgeous heart-patterned blush palette! [iVillage]
February is here and NKPR is jumping on the Love Train. Stay tuned all month as we help you get in the mood with the perfect gifts, date ideas and yummy treats to share with the one you love.
The 14th might be a mandatory date night for those who are attached, but it shouldn’t be the only time of the year to woo your significant other. The NKPR team has put together some activities for you to enjoy with anyone near and dear.
Who wouldn’t want to spend the day in a bathrobe getting pampered? Treat your plus one to a rejuvenating spa retreat catered to couples that includes massage therapy, a hot steam and lunch at this amazing spa in Bloor-Yorkville! www.sitamaa.com
Dîner Pour Deux
Maybe you can’t take your love to Paris for a romantic getaway, but you can always take them to La Société for a French-inspired meal. We suggest ordering the Grand Tower – a three-tiered seafood feast that is sure to make a memorable Valentine’s date. www.lasociete.ca
Pass the Popcorn
Get together with your fellow cinephiles and head over to the TIFF Bell Lightbox for a silver screen escape. From February 10-16 the Academy Awards nominated films for Best Live Action and Best Animated Short will be playing back-to-back so you can choose wisely in your office Oscar pool. www.Tiff.net
The We-Vibe 3 is a great place to start for anyone looking to plan an intimate night in. It’s made for couples and features six vibration patterns, a remote control and a waterproof design. Cue up a Marvin Gaye CD and you’ve got yourself a sexy Valentine’s Day party for two. www. We-Vibe.com
Tweet us @natashankpr and tell us how you’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day!
NKPR knows there are so many great opportunities available for fans to connect with their favourite brands online, and we’ve been busy working with many of them to creatively participate in online conversations with Canadians. This month we are thrilled to announce that Goody Canada has officially gone live with their first-ever social media channels! This is another great way for Canadian media and consumers to connect with the Goody brand.
If you’re on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, and you want to keep up with hot new hair trends, celebrity inspired styling tips and the latest tools and accessories from Goody Canada, follow us!
We invite you to join in on the hair conversation, and look forward to sharing exciting offers and product launches in the next few months. Keep an eye out for exclusive online contests, including our launch celebration giveaways of $150 Goody prize packs #goodygiveaway
What brands do you think are doing an excellent job with social media? Tell us @natashankpr
Founded in 2002 by Natasha Koifman, NKPR INC. was started because of Natasha's passion for bringing stories and issues of substance to the attention of Canadians. Today, with offices in Toronto and New York, NKPR is a full-service public relations and digital agency that offers creative solutions tailored to each of our clients and their objectives.