Fashion Trend Report: Colours of Summer 2021

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Welcome to The Colours of Summer 2021! Have a look at NKPR’s Fashion Trend Report—showcasing a range of shades inspired by nature and coupled with new core classics. These fashion pieces, from some of our favourite designers, come together to create a palette inspiring ingenuity and inventiveness.

Our Team Took the Nature’s Bounty Challenge

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These Gummy Vitamins Help Deliver Major Beauty Benefits; Here’s how to get glowing hair, skin and nails and the perfect night’s sleep––just in time for summer.  

In Partnership with Nature’s Bounty.

There’s no disputing the fact that wellness starts from within. A balanced diet, daily exercise and a good night’s sleep are sacred for feeling and looking healthy and happy. But sometimes you need a little added support, which is why we’ve been taking Nature’s Bounty Gummies for the past eight weeks, a line of vitamin supplements in sweet gummy form, which help you boost your natural beauty from the inside out. 

These bite-sized gummies are the perfect addition to your wellness routine––particularly the Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies and Gorgeous Sleep Gummies. Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies are formulated with biotin and Vitamins C and E, to help maintain the health of your hair, skin and nails. And Nature’s Bounty Gorgeous Sleep Gummies formulated with melatonin and collagen– they help to reset the body’s sleep-wake cycle and increase the number of hours you sleep.

Plus, they taste delicious! In mixed berry and strawberry flavours, combining the fun of taking your favourite childhood gummy vitamin with the function of a gold-standard supplement. 

Read on for our reviews of Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies and Nature’s Bounty Gorgeous Sleep Gummies.

NATASHA KOIFMAN, NKPR President #NaturesBountyPartner

What beauty concerns did you want to address by taking Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies?

I really wanted to improve the overall health and shine of my hair and for my skin to feel glowy / less dull. You could say that the winter-to-spring transition had me yearning for a little glow-up! 

What changes have you noticed since you started taking Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies? 

My skin feels and looks amazing… I’ve had a lot of people tell me it’s even glowing! Plus, my hair has more shine. My makeup artist and hairdresser even noticed and asked me what I was doing differently. And now they’ve even integrated Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies into their regular routine.

What’s different about Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies than other vitamins you’ve taken in the past? 

For starters, I’m seeing results. They also taste so yummy. I actually look forward to my daily gummy intake these days, they’re like a little personal treat. 

How has your sleep changed since taking Nature’s Bounty Gorgeous Sleep Gummies? 

I have been getting great sleep, which is so, so nice. I actually wake up rested, which, with my busy lifestyle, used to hardly ever happen. Sleep is one of our greatest luxuries. At night, I clean my face and brush my teeth, moisturize, then take a hot shower. I put on my pjs, take two of my Nature’s Bounty Gorgeous Sleep Gummies and either I watch a little TV or I read. I feel ready to sleep the moment I get into bed!

PENNY EVANGELAKOS, Senior Account Executive  #NaturesBountyPartner

What changes have you noticed since you started taking Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies? 

I’ve been taking Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies for about three years now and I’ve seen the biggest difference in my nails––they feel much healthier and haven’t looked this good in a long time. Now when I go for a manicure I don’t need to get them covered up with gel polish; I can just get a “naked mani” and feel confident.

What’s different about Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies than other vitamins you’ve taken in the past?

Finding a good supplement routine that works for you and your personal wellness needs can be hard, and it can take time––especially with so many brands and varieties out there. My mom actually told me about Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies; she bought me a bottle and we’d take them every day together (cute, righttt?!). I also had a few friends who were taking them, so I liked that they came well recommended over other vitamins. Plus, the strawberry taste makes them a fun addition to my daily routine.

How have you added Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies into your beauty and wellness routine?

I have a very specific morning and nighttime skincare routine. But I like to incorporate them into my morning routine to start the day off right. My typical morning routine starts off with: making my bed (can’t do anything without a made bed first!), a glass of water and coffee, a light workout and/or stretches, skincare, a light breakfast and two Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin and Nail Gummies… and then another coffee, lol. 

What was your sleep routine like before taking Nature’s Bounty Gorgeous Sleep Gummies?

I’ve struggled with falling asleep since university and then well into my adult working life. My day-to-day is quite fast-paced and go go go, so it’s always been tough for me to turn my mind off and completely relax once I get into bed. Then that dominoes into watching TV or scrolling endlessly through my phone, which of course is no bueno. But I’m just about finished my first bottle of the Gorgeous Sleep Gummies and I’ve noticed that they’ve really helped increase my sleep time, and I wake up less tired. Overall, I’m having a much better sleep, which results in a more productive day ahead.

VICTORIA BAKER, Senior Account Executive #NaturesBountyPartner

What beauty concerns did you want to address by taking Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies?

When I read about the benefits of Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies, it seemed like an opportunity to improve the look and feel of my nails, which constantly break and peel.

What changes have you noticed since you started taking Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies?

Truthfully, I feel more confident about my hair and nails. They just FEEL healthier. My hair texture no longer feels dry and brittle and I often rock just a clear nail polish because my nails look amazing on their own! My friends and family have also noticed––I actually don’t remember the last time I received so many compliments. I’ve recommended them to a few girlfriends and now they’re obsessed too. 

How have you added Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies into your beauty and wellness routine?

I used to take them somewhat sporadically when they were sitting on my desk in the office. Now that I’m working from home, I take them after I finish work as a personal treat––it’s something to look forward to at the end of every work day!

HANNAH KIM, Account Coordinator #NaturesBountyPartner

What changes have you noticed since you started taking Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies?

My nails had suffered from years of applying gel polish. My mom recommended them to me, actually. Now my nails feel healthier and I’ve noticed they look great. I also noticed a difference in my skin! It feels much more glowy and bouncy. 

How have you added Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies into your beauty and wellness routine? 

I like to take them in the morning to start my day off right. My typical morning goes like: coffee > morning workout > shower > skincare > Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies.​

JANIELLE DOWNER, Intern #NaturesBountyPartner 

What changes have you noticed since you started taking Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies?

Lately my skin had become uneven and dull, but since I started taking Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails Gummies consistently, I’ve noticed that my skin has a nice glow to it. My nails feel healthier too, and I’ve been getting compliments on how bouncy and shiny my hair looks.

What’s different about Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies than other vitamins you’ve taken in the past? 

I heard about Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies from my mom. She had heard about them from a friend and asked me to pick her up a bottle, so I got one for myself too. I was so surprised at how good they tasted, and how well they worked when I took them consistently. I look forward to starting my day with them every morning.

How have you added Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies into your beauty and wellness routine? 

After my morning stretches and skincare routine, I make a quick breakfast and have my gummies. I find that taking them earlier in the morning before the day gets hectic is a reminder to take care of myself. I also store mine in the kitchen––seeing them while making breakfast helps me to not miss a day.

How has your sleep changed since taking Nature’s Bounty Gorgeous Sleep Gummies?

It helped me fall asleep faster. I also wake up feeling more rested because I get great sleep. Nature’s Bounty Gorgeous Sleep Gummies have helped me reset my body’s internal clock. And, since I’ve been getting more rest, I’ve been using my facial de-puffer less often in the mornings.

EMILY PETTIGREW, Social Media Specialist #NaturesBountyPartner

What changes have you noticed since you started taking Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies?

Before I started taking them, my hair had been feeling really dull and my nails were weak (thank you, winter). But since taking them, I’ve gotten a looooooot of compliments on my hair and that feels amazing. As for my nails, they are feeling better and honestly haven’t looked this good in a while. 

What’s different about Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies than other vitamins you’ve taken in the past?

It’s the flavour and texture for me! I never dread taking them.

How have you added Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies into your beauty and wellness routine? 

First things first: coffee. Then my Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies and I’m off to the races. 

NKPR INTRODUCES THE ​N-LIST:​ AN EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM FOR BROKERS, AGENTS, AND INVESTORS IN TORONTO & THE GTA

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REGISTER NOW FOR THE EXCLUSIVE N-LIST

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a NEW initiative for our agent, broker, and investor friends called the ​N-LIST​—​an exclusive program​ ​where you can now eN-LIST ​to receive early insight into development projects, program incentives, branding seminars, and more!​ For those of you that are new to our site and this community, our mission is to continuously serve as a global leader in public relations, communications, brand identity, and social media​—​and leverage our industry insights to provide value to our partners and affiliates. NKPR works with many of the most prestigious real estate developers, builders, industry and tech leaders, and home designers in Toronto and the GTA​—and the ​N-LIST​ is an opportunity for us to share ​our expertise and industry insights with you, potentially before they become public knowledge.

We have been honoured to work with developers who are at the top of their game, creating awareness and momentum for their world-class projects and innovative approaches to business. From the arts and philanthropy-driven Lifetime Developments, to the neighbourhood and community-focused Lanterra Developments, and leadership-centric Fusion Homes. To the Vandyk Properties—renowned builders, and experts in bridging the gap between the 905 and the 416 with their unparalleled Grand Central Mimico project, to leaders in sustainability at Great Gulf, and CentreCourt—whose projects are centred around connectivity. Additionally, it’s our privilege to work with No. 7 Dale Avenue— perfectly situated in the luxurious Rosedale neighbourhood, Adi Developments, who takes a forward-thinking approach to their developments, Altree Developments, a developer at the forefront of architecture and design, and Gupta Group, with an unwavering commitment to their projects and hospitality development. 

Leading into 2021, we all know that the world of real estate and design is changing, but our ability to adapt and support this thriving industry remains constant. Want to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the market? We’ve got you covered​—​the ​N-LIST brings you the best industry acumen, valuable opportunities to enhance YOUR personal brand, exclusive incentives, and information that will keep you ahead of new trends in the real estate sector. ​I can’t wait to show you what we have in store and to connect with each and every one of you as we grow this community. Register now through the button below – and stay tuned for more soon!

REGISTER NOW FOR THE EXCLUSIVE N-LIST

Natasha Koifman, President
NKPR Inc.

DIGITAL INNOVATION WITH SOREL FOOTWEAR : A CASE STUDY

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Amidst the pandemic, as we turned our focus from in-person previews and launch events, our main objective remained the same – to ensure we met the goals that our clients established in 2020, and to keep the momentum going in this year as well. For one brand in particular, that meant driving sales and brand awareness towards their key retailers to keep the momentum strong for fall and winter sales. 

Our fashion-forward footwear client, SOREL, came to us with the objective of increasing sales at some of their key retailers for the season. In order to tap into each retailer’s unique target audience, our team assessed what type of consumer was shopping at each of these stores to understand what the most effective approach would be in getting their attention. Once we narrowed down the demographics, it was time to bring some fun digital content and media partnerships into play!

Beyond our regular media relations efforts, we selected twelve relevant and fashion-forward influencers across North America to create content featuring their #SORELStyle, ultimately, inspiring their social audiences to feel empowered to dress up their casual fall and winter boots from SOREL. Pushing the narrative even further, we worked with two of Canada’s favourite fashion publications, The Kit and SHARP Magazine.

For our first campaign with Hudson’s Bay, we collaborated with celebrity photographer, Leeor Wild, to execute a FULLY digital photoshoot. While Leeor was not on-site, she was able to direct our four content creators to help guide their posing process virtually…and the results were better than we could have imagined! (👋 check them out at @reza_jax, @therebelmama, @thatsotee and @mattredwards!).

Next, for the Holt Renfrew campaign, we partnered up with men’s lifestyle magazine, SHARP, and worked closely with four male influencers (@mr.benfield, @ashkanhobian, @mrcavaliere, @didieryhc) securing feature articles which showcased their favourite spots in the city…and how their SORELs are the perfect day-to-night shoe to fit their look in any setting or activity!

For the third campaign, we targeted the influencers who were quick to master Instagram’s new “Reels” feature (@thelustlistt, @theaugustdiaries, @petiteandbold, @lai_tiffany) to create beautiful, original content that could be shared across both SOREL and Browns social platforms.

Lastly, our team recently wrapped up a cool content program with The Kit featuring three notable Canadian stylists (@talia_stylist, @nadiapizzimenti, @stylist_jo)! The Kit created a feature piece for each stylist on their site with Q&As on how to dress seasonally appropriate for the winter, while staying stylish – all advice of course reiterating how SOREL’s styles provided the best of both worlds.

SOREL truly is a brand made for all-seasons; while we’re obsessed with their fall/winter styles, we are beyond thrilled to be getting started on new exciting projects for their spring/summer 2021 collection! 

XO,
Team NKPR

Boosting Customer Service and Marketing a Brand During a Pandemic

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While businesses work to navigate their structures during the pandemic, real estate developers have been quick to adapt their strategies in order to build a prosperous future, post-COVID. Our President, Natasha Koifman, recently chatted with Building Excellence Magazine, discussing top tips on boosting your customer experience and marketing your brand during a pandemic, as well as why it’s so valuable – now, more than ever.

“During these uncertain times, it’s crucial for real estate developers to revisit brand values to make sure communications align with vision…”

— Natasha Koifman, President, NKPR

From spearheading an innovative, socially-distanced event with Lanterra Developments, embracing digital transformation through platforms like SaleFish, instilling customer confidence through new safety guidelines like Fusion Homes, or harnessing the power of philanthropy like Lifetime Developments, we’re proud to work with our clients as they pivot their business strategies to come out stronger than ever during these evolving times.

Our top three tips to help navigate a business in this landscape are to embrace digital transformation, instil consumer confidence, and use all the tools in your brand toolbox. It’s not the time to stay silent on social media – being authentic and genuine with your audience will go a long way!

XO,
Team NKPR

Lanterra Developments: ‘Tour de Toronto 2020 – Cycle for a Cure’

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Coordinating an event amidst a pandemic isn’t easy. The regulations and safety measures that need to be accounted for are greater, now, more than ever…which is why Lanterra‘s “Tour de Toronto: Cycle for a Cure” was one for the books! Our team is so grateful to have worked beside Lanterra to pull together a one-of-a-kind event that raised money for the Canadian Cancer Society and showcased Lanterra’s newest developments in an incredibly innovative way.

On August 12, Lanterra became the first developer to hold a fundraiser via live stream – with a bikeathon! The event was designed to help agents, purchasers and business associates in the city explore the newly-expanded urban bike routes that surround Lanterra’s real estate developments. Starting at Notting Hill Condos and finishing all the way down at No.31 Condos, the event was a huge success from start to finish. President and CEO of Lanterra, Barry Fenton, was proud to dedicate this bikeathon to the late Barbara Nash Fenton, his beloved wife who passed in 2017 after fighting a brave battle with cancer.

Hosted by none other than Maurie and Shem from KiSS 92.5 and emcee’d by our friend and media personality, Taylor Kaye, the energy could be felt across the city. We were even joined by the Mayor of Toronto, John Tory! The audience was kept engaged with exciting giveaways and performances by Sole Power, followed by a celebration in the Distillery District (with the BEST food truck options)!

Maurie and Shem from KiSS FM joined by Mayor John Tory

With social distancing, safety and everyone’s wellness top-of-mind, it was a new take on event planning for our team!

Team NKPR celebrating the day’s success!

Follow @lanterradev to learn more and check out the livestream here.

XO
Team NKPR

The Cutest Celebrity Baby Reveals

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With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bundle of joy set to arrive any day now, the world is patiently waiting to get that first glimpse of the newborn royal. While typically the royals step out a few hours after the birth to present the baby to media and onlookers, Meghan and Harry don’t always follow palace protocol. So as we hang tight to see what happens, here’s a look at some of the cutest celebrity baby reveals. Be prepared to smile.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte & Prince Louis

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, who have three children, revealed them to the world in traditional royal fashion. Prince George got his closeup outside of St. Mary’s Hospital in London on July 22, 2013, Princess Charlotte on May 2, 2015, and Prince Louis on April 23, 2018.

Kate Middleton, Prince William & Prince George on July 22, 2013 / Getty Images
Kate Middleton, Prince William & Princess Charolette on May 2, 2015 / Getty Images
Prince William, Kate Middleton & Prince Louis on April 23, 2018 / Getty Images
Prince Louis on April 23, 2018 / Getty Images

Shiloh, Vivienne & Knox Jolie-Pitt

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie introduced their biological children to the public in the pages of People magazine. Shiloh appeared on the cover in 2006, while Vivienne and Knox got their turn in 2008. Word is the money Brad and Angelina received for this was donated to charity.

People Magazine

Max & Emme Anthony

In 2008 the world couldn’t wait to meet Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony’s twins, and since this was before Instagram, scoring the cover of People was the biggest way to do it.

People Magazine

Sir & Rumi Carter

Beyonce broke an Instagram record in 2017 when she revealed she was expecting twins with husband Jay-Z. Fast forward 5 months to this beautiful (and over the top) photo of Sir & Rumi celebrating their one month birthday.

Instagram/Beyonce

Luna & Miles Legend

When it comes to social media, Chrissy Teigen shares pretty much everything, including so much adorable kid content. Here are the first posts of daughter Luna and son Miles.

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Silas Timberlake

Back in 2015, Justin Timberlake uploaded this adorable shot of newborn Silas (wearing a Memphis Grizzlies jersey) with wife Jessica Biel.

Tiana Gia Johnson

This photo…this caption…everything about it warms your heart.

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Elias Bublé

Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato introduced their second son Elias in 2016 by sharing this adorable selfie.

River Rose Blackstock

Things don’t get much cuter than this! Kelly Clarkson’s River Rose sweetly posing in an old fashioned baby carriage.

Iver Eames Conran

A perfect pose from supermodel Coco Rocha and baby boy Iver last year. It’s her second child with husband James Conran.

Instagram/cocorocha

Lola Rose Risen

Even though she may not be a celebrity yet, we can’t forget about our very own Rebecca Risen’s Lola Rose. Cutest baby ever!

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NKPR 15 year anniversary team photo

Thank you for 15 years! #NKPR15

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Thank you to everyone who joined us last week to celebrate our #NKPR15 Crystal Anniversary! You have all played an integral role in the success of NKPR and we are touched by all your messages and kind words.

The anniversary party was a magical evening full of surprises. It would not have been possible without all our amazing clients, media partners and friends. Here are some highlights!

In partnership with Swarovski, the scene was adorned with crystals and primed for guests to #bebrilliant.

NKPR Swarovski Wishing tree
Guests were taking pictures in their “crystal chic” attire under the Swarovski wishing tree, received a first look at some of the latest pieces from the FW17 Urban Fantasy and Atelier collections, and had their phones decorated with crystals by an on-site artist.

 


PHHHOTO®
provided a Swarovski gif-booth for guests to capture the fun and chic atmosphere of the evening.

Alison Demelis, Tracy Moore, Drew Scott and Linda Phan at the gif-booth.

Tracy Moore NKPR15
Guests enjoyed a surprise performance by Haitian singer and guitarist Paul Beaubrun.


During the event, Natasha was surprise with a special thank you video featuring Artist for Peace and Justice (APJ) founder Paul Haggis and APJ team members.

We loved our beautiful guests!

Kitty Holland, Jonathan Scott, Jacinta Kuznetsov, Drew Scott, Linda Phan

Shantelle Bisson, Anthony Mantella, Natasha and Yannick Bisson

Hayden Christensen with Natasha

Jeffrey Remedios and George Stroumboulopoulos

Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill

Sophie Elgort

DJ Ryan Sheppard

Music for the night was provided by DJ Ryan Shepherd

Food and beverage provided by FLOW Water, Kung Fu Girl Riesling, Robert Mondavi, Yogurtys, SU&BU, and Ace Hill Beer.

For more photos, be sure to check out the hashtag #NKPR15 on Instagram and Twitter!

NKPR 26 Hours of Kindness 2016

NKPR 26 HOURS OF KINDNESS – November 25 & 26, 2016

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Thank you to everyone who has offered support for the second annual NKPR 26 Hours of Kindness initiative #NKPR26!

Last weekend, on World Kindness day we announced that on November 25/26, NKPR will once again be completing 26 consecutive hours of charitable activities and random acts of kindness throughout Toronto and NYC. We have already received tremendous response from our clients, partners and friends and we can’t wait to come together, give back and spread some holiday cheer!

The schedule is now finalized. We’ll start on November 25th at midnight and will go until 2am on November 26th. There is something for everyone so let us know if you’d like to get involved by emailing info@nkpr.net.

 

Essentials Drive
Ongoing
From now until November 26th, we’re collecting gently used clothing, bags/purses and non-perishable food items. Do you have something you’d like to contribute? Your contribution will help support Fred Victor and Red Door Shelter.

We’re also collecting kitchenware for Romero House refugee shelter and Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless YouthIf you have old ladles, pots, pans, spatulas, plates, cutlery, etc — anything you don’t use or need anymore, we would love for your help on this! 

Drop donations at 312 Adelaide Street West, Suite 100 from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm!

Kindness is…

Midnight to 2am on November 25th
Tell us what kindness means to you by tweeting @NatashaNKPR and filling in the blank Kindness is…  On November 25, 2016, we’ll put the call out on social and answers will be illustrated overnight on the front windows of the NKPR office. Stop by between midnight and 2am on November 25th, 2016 to watch the work unfold or follow on social media using the hashtag #NKPR26.

 

Midnight Mentoring

4am – 5am on November 25th
Our partners at Guelph-Humber and Humber College will be sending us student resumes to review and to provide constructive feedback. If you are an aspiring PR professional and have a resume that you are looking to improve, you can send it directly to us at careers@nkpr.net with subject: 26 Hours Resume Review.

 

Spin for a Cause
7am – 8am on November 25th
Join us for a spin class at Ultimate Athletics! Your $25 admission will be donated to a charitable cause! To sign up, please contact rebecca@nkpr.net. A big thank you to Flow and Kind Bars, who have generously donated water and post workout snacks to all who participate!

 

Random Acts of Kindness
Throughout the duration of our 26 hours of kindness, NKPR will conduct random acts of kindness including but not limited to:

  • 1am – 2am: Free late night taxi rides
  • 2am – 3am: Free food delivery
  • 5am – 6am: Surprise and delight early risers
  • 6am – 7am: Good deeds to TTC workers in the subway stations
  • 8:30am – 9:30am: Spreading kindness to commuters with support from Kind bars
  • Noon – 1pm: Random acts of tea with support from DAVIDsTEA
  • 5pm – 6pm: Social media surprise giveaways
  • 8pm – 9pm: Surprise and delight with free Tiki Hut tickets at the Toronto Distillery Christmas Market
  • 11pm – Midnight: Goodies to hospital nurse’s stations

 

Operation Christmas Child
4pm – 5pm on November 25th
We’ll pack 26 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, personal notes & photos for children in need. Thank you Goody for your donation of hair accessories!

 

Community meal programs
1pm – 6pm on November 25th
There are many local community programs that provide nutritious meals, a safe space and the opportunity to socialize. NKPR will help out at:

  • 1pm – 4pm: Meal service at Good Shepherd with Cory Vitiello
  • 3pm – 6pm: Bingo followed by meal prep and service at the Salvation Army Gateway http://thegateway.ca/

 

Care for Canines:

  • 3am – 4am: Christmas at the Dog Park – tree decorating at St. Andrews Playground with treats and toys donated by PetSmart
  • 6pm – 7pm: Baking dog and animal treats to donate to the Humane Society

 

Finale:

Midnight – 2am, November 26th 2016
To cap off our 26 Hours of Kindness, the team along with volunteers and special guests will walk for a cause using the Charity app. We’ll meet at the NKPR Toronto office at 312 Adelaide Street West Suite 100 for a 3-5K night walk with all proceeds going to Alzheimers Association.  Glow sticks and lights will be provided and we’ll continue our random acts of kindness along the route – giving out Tim Hortons cards and other goodies to random people on the street. Walkers will be greeted at the finish line with hot chocolate and carollers.

We’ll also be collecting donations for causes including Planned Parenthood, Vibe Arts, Save our Scruff.

The more the merrier so we hope you’ll join us. Follow along in the lead up and night of through the hashtag #NKPR26.

Toronto’s Best Patios & Delicious Eats

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Summer isn’t over yet! With warm weather still in the forecast, our thoughts remain on sunsets, light jackets and of course…the endless search for the city’s best patios. Whether you’re grabbing drinks after work, enjoying a Sunday brunch or planning dinner with friends, the perfect restaurant always sets the scene.

Here are NKPR’s favourite city hot spots, that will make you feel like the ultimate foodie.

Montecito

The Beach Boys said it best, “I wish they all could be California girls”. Montecito bridges the divide between casual Cali-cool and fine dining with premium quality ingredients.  Located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, Montecito puts you in the centre of the action featuring farm-to-table Southern Californian cuisine. Not to mention the garden patio’s foliage and canopy umbrellas to keep you cool during hot summer days. Stop by for their signature kale salad and mouthwatering JW Chicken, perhaps paired with a wine selection provided by the restaurant’s in-house sommelier.

Cibo Wine Bar

Get a (delicious) taste of Italy at Cibo Wine Bar – located in the stylish King West neighbourhood with a recently opened second location at Yonge & Eglinton. The menu offers authentic Italian cuisine with modern staples, and classic fresh in-house pasta (is your mouth watering yet?). The trendy feel and inviting atmosphere means Cibo Wine Bar is sure to top your favourites list…and make it onto your Instagram feed!

 

Gusto

The two words that make our summer hearts flutter? Rooftop patio. Gusto blends the perfect mix of comfy and industrial décor, serving up international flavours with Italian classics. Treat your taste buds to the margherita pizza and Tuscan grilled Bistecca striploin, plus wine on tap for $1.00 an ounce…oh yes, you read that correctly.

 gusto

Thompson Toronto

The Thompson Toronto is a chic summer escape right above the city. The rooftop lounge offers a breathtaking 360° view of the Toronto skyline and Lake Ontario amidst a lounge atmosphere and the city’s best looking clientele. Guests can dip in the infinity pool by day and linger on the patio by night, enjoying creative seasonal cocktails (toast to the champagne cocktail or James Bond inspired Vesper) and inventive cuisine far above the fray.

DAVIDsTEA

Some things are just meant to go together: peanut butter and jelly, Beyoncé and Jay Z, cold drinks and hot summer days. DAVIDsTEA offers an extensive collection of their signature teas served over ice; perfect to grab when strolling through fellow Queen West stores. Enjoy $1.00 iced tea all summer long when you purchase one of the brightly coloured travel mugs…talk about fulfilling your cravings to a “tea”. We at NKPR LOVE the sweet and refreshing Strawberry Colada ice tea (talk about an afternoon pick-me-up).

 

What are your favourite summer hotspots? Tweets us @NatashaNKPR!