Luxury condominium developers, Lanterra Developments, recently introduced their brand new project, 50 Scollard! They truly never cease to create the most elegant structures and living spaces, and they’re at it again with this exclusive and luxurious condominium in Yorkville, Toronto (with 64 suites throughout 41 floors)! Just a few weeks ago they welcomed guests into their gorgeous presentation centre for the grand opening of the project, in collaboration with Architectural Digest! Designed by world-acclaimed architects, Foster and Partners, and interior designers, Studio Munge, 50 Scollard is honestly a showstopper.
We wanted to show you what’s coming down the pipeline as well, so check out the incredible renderings below for a sneak peek into the project! Want to see more? Check out our IGTV (@NatashaNKPR) for behind-the-scenes of the grand opening, as well as a recent Coveteur shoot of the showroom! Want to plan a visit and see it for yourself? The showroom is now open to the public, by appointment only.
June 17th is Father’s Day! We’re about a week away so we’ve put together some great ideas for how to spend your time (and maybe your money) to celebrate your dad! Whether he’s the adventurous type or likes to stay at home, there are gifts for every dad out there:
There are some seriously cool products from MEC that we think all Dads deserve to have. Check out these awesome gifts that you could use this summer at home, on the road, or even camping!
This multi-tasking freezer would make your dad the life of the party! It features dual cooled compartments for different food items, and you can control the temperature with a mobile app and charge your phone with the USB port!
This baby makes ice cream WHEREVER you go! Imagine all the times you’ve been at a family BBQ and could have used a nice creamy bowl to cool you down… now you can make it yourself as you play a friendly game of soccer!
The Food Connoisseur
Some dads are master grillers, and others love a good espresso (or both)! These Pusateri’s items are great gift options for any dad who loves to cook and enjoy their daily dose, or two, of caffeine.
Leather Grilling Apron
Fully hand-made with 100% leather, this apron is a beautiful and thoughtful gift for any dad who loves to grill.
Espresso Gift Set
Nothing is better to start a morning than a cup of espresso and biscotti on the side! Add a great view and great company and that’s a perfect way to greet your dad on Father’s Day.
These Links of London goodies are classy and stylish ways to show your dad how much you appreciate all his hard work!
Really good quality pens are seriously underrated! This baby is bold and beautiful with a retractible nib, clip, and a polished black finish.
The Car Junkie
Bloor-Yorkville is hosting their 8th annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show on Sunday the 17th from 12-5 PM! Take your dad for some quality time and get up close and personal with some of the most rare, beautiful, and luxury cars.
What are you doing for Father’s Day? Tweet us (@NatashaNKPR) and let us know!
There’s no doubt that the Holiday season has arrived, and while it may feel early to some, we can’t wait to celebrate. There is no shortage of events this season- check out what we’ve been up to and what we have planned!
Swarovski’s Holiday Tree and Sparkle Pop Up at Square One
On Wednesday night, Swarovski decked the halls of Square One Shopping Centre with the unveiling of their annual holiday tree and the globally exclusive Sparkle Pop Up! Hosted by ETalk’s Danielle Graham, who was dressed by Square One, the night kicked off with guests arriving on a sparkly Swarovski-blue carpet, followed by the unveilings from Swarovski’s Managing Director of Canada, Aurelie Pepion, and Square One’s Marketing Director, Toni Holley. Party band, Dwayne Gretzky, wrapped the night with a spectacular musical performance!
The Crystal Holiday Tree will be on display throughout December and is an amazing 26.5’, adorned with 14 tiers of gorgeous crystals and topped with an iconic Swarovski Star. Oversized Swarovski gift boxes form its base, allowing customers a great backdrop for a selfie! A first-of-its-kind, the Sparkle Pop Up includes a digital playground with an interactive fashion experience for guests to enjoy. Among other cool features, customers can virtually try on jewellery with The Stylefinder, making it easier to tick some gifts off their lists! Stop by to see these amazing displays and pick up a sparkly gift for someone special!
Tinsel Town at Thompson Toronto
The Thompson recently hosted their Tinsel Town at Thompson Toronto event, inviting guests to cozy up and watch a holiday film! Guests were welcomed onto the Rooftop Lounge for special holiday cocktails, the Berry Merry Holiday or the Cherry Cordial. Next, there were app-sized samples of classic diner menu items at the Thompson Diner, including poutine and even chicken and waffles! In the Lobby Bar, guests were greeted with a Snack Bar where they could load up on their favourite treats for the movie! Of course, you can’t watch a holiday film without hot chocolate. The Thompson provided a fully stocked DIY Hot Chocolate Bar, with marshmallows, donuts, and candy cane skewers for the finishing touch! Thompson Toronto capped the night with two holiday movies, where guests could relax in the private Screening Room to watch either The Holiday or Love Actually!
Mark Your Calendars!
Holiday Magic in Bloor Yorkville
All I want for Christmas is some Holiday Magic! Bloor-Yorkville is transforming into a magical holiday wonderland starting on Saturday Nov 18th for the kick-off of Holiday Magic season, which will last until December 31st. Make sure you plan a visit to be a part of this magical experience!
GLOBUS Photography Exhibition
Do you hear what I hear? GLOBUS, an exhibition by Internationally renowned photographer, Florian Innerkofler, opens Nov 16th! Swing by the Art Square Gallery Cafe (across from the AGO) by November 20th to see some amazing artwork! The exhibit displays images captured during Innerkofler’s world travels while shooting high-profile campaigns. Have an artist on your shopping list this year? Prints can be bought in the gallery or online for as low as $260!
Murder On The Orient Express with Links of London
Movie tickets are a great early present and a fun stocking stuffer! Bring a friend to see Murder on the Orient Express, an exciting murder-mystery that recently hit theatres! As the official jewellery partner to the film, Links of London perfectly captures the film’s 1930s British style. (And there’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than with some gorgeous jewelsand a fantastic film for those chilly winter nights!)
#SQ1SLAY the Holidays
Of course, the holiday season isn’t complete without gift-giving! The second annual #SQ1SLAY program transforms Square One into the perfect holiday shopping destination. Indulge in a festive shopping experience with a gift-wrapping station, stores to satisfy anyone on your gift list, an easy 10 Ways to Park at the shopping centre with aninteractive map, and of course an annual photo with Santa! This year Santa can be found in the Enchanted Forest, a winter wonderland where the entire family can capture a holiday memory to cherish for years to come. Your beloved family pet can even join in on the festivities and pose with Santa between 7:30PM and 9PM on December 10th! Other great features include extended holiday hours and multi-option valet services. Plan a visit before December 24th to ensure you complete all your holiday shopping (and get a picture with the big man in red)!
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas in Toronto this year with these great events! Make sure you follow us to stay in-the-loop with future celebrations. 🙂
This is probably my favourite post of all time. Why? Because it could help you win two of the best things in the world: music and dessert! See what I mean? Best. Post. Ever.
Let’s start with music, specifically Royal Wood’s music.
The Juno-nominated singer-songwriter is performing at Celebrate Bloor on June 19 (click here for more details). To get you excited for the show, Celebrate Bloor and Royal want you to win this amazing prize package: a vinyl copy of Royal Wood’s album A Good Enough Day (special edition); vinyl copy of The Waiting; The Waiting CD (signed by Royal Wood); A Good Enough Day CD; and two Royal Wood t-shirts.
To qualify to win, simply answer the following question via Twitter: What song do you hope Royal Wood plays at the Celebrate Bloor concert on June 19? All entrants must follow @blooryorkville, @RoyalWood and hashtag #celebratebloor in their tweet to qualify.
Now for dessert!
I know you like dessert. Who doesn’t? But when you try to bake it yourself, do you:
a) drop the bowl of icing on your cat
b) burn your cookies to a crisp, or
c) use salt instead of sugar
If you answered “yes” to any one of the above questions, you could win a sweet treat from Baker Street! Here’s how:
In celebration of Kitchen Klutz Day on June 13, Baker Street wants to keep you away from the kitchen and keep you well fed, too! To be eligible win a fresh, handcrafted dessert, simply post your klutziest kitchen moment (in writing) on Facebook and sign-up to follow Baker Street on Twitter.
Have you walked down Bloor Street lately, in the Bloor-Yorkville area of Toronto? Doesn’t it look amazing? If you’re as happy as I am to see Bloor looking so beautiful and SO green, mark June 19 on your calendar! This is the date for “Celebrate Bloor,” an event marking the completion of the Bloor Street Transformation Project — the two-year beautification of Toronto’s fashion mile.
This is truly a one-of-a-kind event. I mean, how often do you get to see a red carpet rolled down Bloor Street? No, really. This is actually happening!
From 11 am – 4 pm, Bloor will be closed to vehicles from Avenue Road to Church Street to accommodate a one-kilometer red carpet and all kinds of amazing attractions, including tasting pavilions, the Yorkville Exotic Car Show, a concert stage (featuring Platinum Blonde, Shawn Desman, Keshia Chanté and Royal Wood), a celebrity interview stage, in-store promotions and the official opening ceremony.