NKPR Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

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Whether you’re shopping for your friend, boyfriend, Uncle or Dad, there are lots of options to choose from when it comes to finding the perfect gift. You can never go wrong with a sweater or accessory, but how about upping the ante with a hotel stay or gift set of men’s grooming products? We’ve curated our favourite gift ideas for all of the men in your life.

For him

1. Kiehl’s Essentials for Him Gift Set ($35 at Kiehl’s stores and kiehls.ca)

2. A stay at the luxurious Montreal Loews Hotel Vogue (see loewshotels.com for more information)

3. Hayden Christensen for RW&CO. Reversible Sweatshirt ($69 at RW&CO stores and rw-co.com)

4. House of Marley Get Together Bluetooth Portable Audio System ($249.99 at houseofmarley.ca)

5. Gift from the Giftagram App (Free app available on iTunes, gifts for him, her, kids and pets)

6. ATTITUDE blazer ($169.99 at Sears and sears.ca)

7. ATTITUDE Flat Front Dress Pant ($99.99 at Sears and  sears.ca)

8. Hayden Christensen for RW&CO. Plaid Scarf ($35 at RW&CO stores and  rw-co.com)


NKPR Presents: LAXmas

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Each year NKPR celebrates the holiday season…twice! When the rest of the world is soaking up the sun and enjoying summer fashions, we’re looking at what’s in store for the next holiday collections. What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a poolside party? Media and bloggers joined us last Thursday to preview gifts and gadgets for the holiday season, LA-style! Our guests were given Essie manicures and Tweezerman brow how-tos, all while sipping on bottlegreen cocktails and indulging in PS by Pretty Sweet cupcakes and cookies by the pool. Natasha’s backyard was transformed into a runway show, with models previewing the upcoming holiday collections from RACHEL Rachel Roy, Anne Klein and RW & CO. One thing is for sure: it’s going to be a holiday of glamour! We even got to play DJ with House of Marley; everyone had a great time learning how to scratch, with their own DJ name no less!  The music was fun and festive with lots of holiday cheer in the air.

We realize that holidays aren’t always a happy time for everyone, which is why we partnered with Partners for Mental Health to raise awareness by giving our guests ‘mood badges’ to wear as they celebrated holiday in July. We matched each LAXmas guest with a donation to the cause. Whether people felt wired, happy or grumpy, everyone enjoyed the fun approach at supporting such an important cause.

Here are some of our favourite highlights!


1O6A0606Our Partners for Mental Health mood tree featuring mood badges for our guests to wear

1O6A0478Refreshing bevvies from bottlegreen to sip on by the pool

1O6A0497Delicious (and beautiful) sweet treats from PS by Pretty Sweet!

1O6A0508Guests getting pampered with their Essie manicures

1O6A0510Poolside lounging anyone?

1O6A0512The Tweezerman brow station where guests received complimentary brow-sessions and pro tips!


1O6A0501Sneak peek at the RACHEL Rachel Roy holiday collection!


Lots of cozy sweaters and sparkle at Anne Klein!

1O6A0520What’s in store for the RW&CO holiday collection!


1O6A0617Our LAXmas models rocking RACHEL Rachel Roy and RW&CO!

1O6A0489Our House of Marley DJ booth was a huge hit!



How would you spend a holiday in LA? Tweet us at @natashankpr!

The IT List: August 16

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Summer is slowly coming to a close so it’s time to take advantage of those last few weekends at the cottage! Here are a few packing essentials for your weekend in the woods!

The dog days of summer are here, and cottage weekends are still in tall order. The Toronto Star recommends taking the House of Marley Bag of Rhythm along for portable tunes and crystal clear sound. [Toronto Star]

Did you miss beauty expert Jill Dunn on the Marilyn Denis Show correcting our beauty blunders?  Watch carefully as she shows you the right way to pluck your eyebrows, courtesy of Tweezerman‘s latest, Limited Edition Designer Series Cynthia Rowley collection.  [Marilyn Dennis Show]

It’s the bare necessities – curious how to get the smoothest skin? Check out Andrea Professionals Water Soluble Cold Wax in [Hello! Canada]

Don’t let the sun damage your tresses. One tip to avoid straw hair? Salon Selectives Leave In Treatment! [Lipstick Powder and Paint]

No need to sacrifice style for comfort with Hi-Tecs Harmony Waterproof Shoes! Need a pair for your guy? Sierra Lace shoes will do the trick! [Marilyn Dennis Show]

The IT List: June 25

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The star-studded MMVA’s had Toronto buzzing last weekend! Our friends at Baker Street  were on-hand at Perez Hilton’s One Night in Toronto event, serving up desserts to the stars including Carly Rae Jepsen, Dragonette and Darren Criss! [Perez Hilton]

Whether you’re for or against “manscaping”, we can all agree on the importance of using the proper tools! For waxing,  Andrea Professionals  is your best bet! For trimming, try  Tweezerman!  [Style Empire]

For a solo road trip or a run outdoors,  House of Marley headphones provide premium sound quality. And let’s be honest… They just look cool!  [Trailburn]

Summer means time to hit the beach and these flip flops from TEVA will allow you to run through the sand in comfort and style!  [Globe and Mail]

Dazzling rings inspired by Hollywood’s latest brides! We’d say “I Do!” to this diamond from Classic Creations [Hello Canada]

Brooklyn Decker looks gorgeous and summer-fresh on the June cover of Flare Magazine! The look is completed with essie nails!  [Flare]

This bittersweet Aperol cocktail is the ultimate patio sip! Sit back, relax and enjoy this Italian classic on a hot day!  [Chatelaine]

New Year, New Colour

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Happy New Year!

One of my favourite parts about starting a new year is checking out the emerging trends in fashion and beauty! In December, colour company Pantone named Tangerine Tango, a vibrant reddish orange as their 2012 Colour of the Year. We love this on-trend shade and have started to see the vivacious hue everywhere! Pantone calls the colour “sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive,” and we agree!

Want to add some Tangerine Tango to your life?

RW&CO. Dolman Sleeve Shirt
Stop traffic in this bright, boho chic blouse! Available at RW&CO. stores nationally.

House of Marley Positive Vibrations headphones
Make a statement with House of Marley headphones, offering superior sound and vibrant style! Available at Future Shop and Futureshop.ca

essie polish in Tangerine
They say nails are your best accessory, so treat them to this stylish shade! Available at select salons.

Stila’s Mango Crush Lip & Cheek Stain
Brighten up your cheeks and pout with this warm hue! Available at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.

Aperol Spritz
This Italian aperitif is gaining popularity in Canada. Perhaps due to its tangerine colouring? Available at LCBO and select liquor stores nationally.

Do you love Tangerine Tango as much as we do? Tell us in the comments, or tweet us @natashankpr!

The IT List: December 22

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Feeling the holiday crunch? This week is all about last minute gift guides and these amazing items are on the top of our list!

With limited edition palettes on shelves, beauty experts everywhere agree the holiday season is the best time to buy!  The latest and greatest – Stila’s Dream in Full Colour Palette features 29 eye shadows, seven cheek colours and a waterproof eyeliner. [ Globe and Mail ]

We love the look of Kiehl’s limited edition Jeff Koons Crème de Corps holiday collection. The best part, Kiehl’s will donate $200,000 of the profits to The Koons Family Institute on International Law and Policy, an initative of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. Now how’s that for a gift that keeps on giving? [ Front Row Mag ]

Front page worthy gift ideas? House of Marley’s Positive Vibrations Headphones are a bright and vibrant way to enjoy music! [ 24 Hours ] Also in this issue, be sure to pick up a travel pillow for any long flights this holiday season. We love this memory foam option from Obusforme!