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]

teva waterfall jump outdoors

Get outside!

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This week in the NKPR office, we hosted a media preview of Teva’s Spring 2011 footwear collection. Trying on shoes and sandals designed for outdoor adventure, plus warm spring weather got us thinking about the great outdoors, so we took a survey: camping or glamping?

(Glamping = glamourous/luxury camping)

Katy: If glamping includes a Muskoka cottage with a speed boat, wakeboards and a roaring fire than you know where to find me…

Heather: Camping. Smores just don’t taste the same when you make them in the microwave.

Cat: Camping! It builds character.

Kristen: My one memory of camping was when I was 6 in Drumheller. I sat in a tent while it rained eating a bucket KFC while my mother threw up from food poisoning. (Disclaimer: KFC was not responsible for the food poisoning.) We went back the next morning. I haven’t camped since. Glamping seems preferable.

Sarah: Camping! Keep it real.

Jenna: Camping! There’s nothing like the peace, quiet and ‘being one with nature’. It’s not the same thing as watching the Discovery channel in your hotel room.

Bunmi: Glamping for sure! I like nothing better than holing up in a boutique hotel, wrapping myself up in fine linens, ordering room service and watching movies in a big, comfy king-sized bed. Who’s going to put a chocolate on your pillow in the woods?!

Andrea: Camping. I prefer wind over a hair dryer.

Aimee: Camping. And portaging in my new Teva CHURN shoes of course!

Rebecca: Glamping because the best part of camping is roasting hot dogs and thanks to modern kitchen tools, those bad boys can be enjoyed in air conditioning.

André: Mimicking the TV show Survivor while camping.

And Jeanette takes the (campfire) cake for transporting us to the wilderness with her amazing camping itinerary:

“There’s nothing like canoeing to a remote location with your tent, supplies and a beater guitar. Setting up camp in the peace of the wilderness, feeling all of your city-concerns slide away. Making a delicious dinner of grilled chicken and baked potatoes with all the fixings. Some fine wine, a campfire jam and spooky stories before bed. Waking up to a morning swim on a beautiful sunny day and setting out in the canoe to find a wilderness hiking trail. Back for some afternoon reading and water play. Enjoy another evening meal and festivities before slipping into a deep restful wilderness sleep. Paddle out the next day feeling rested and refreshed and enjoy a nice dinner at a restaurant on the way home to the city.”

Anyone care to join her on a weekend trip?! 🙂

As for me: I’m a glamper all the way. 🙂

What about you? Are you a camper or a glamper? Tell us in a tweet!

teva waterfall jump outdoors

Get outside!

Posted on

This week in the NKPR office, we hosted a media preview of Teva’s Spring 2011 footwear collection. Trying on shoes and sandals designed for outdoor adventure, plus warm spring weather got us thinking about the great outdoors, so we took a survey: camping or glamping?

(Glamping = glamourous/luxury camping)

Katy: If glamping includes a Muskoka cottage with a speed boat, wakeboards and a roaring fire than you know where to find me…

Heather: Camping. Smores just don’t taste the same when you make them in the microwave.

Cat: Camping! It builds character.

Kristen: My one memory of camping was when I was 6 in Drumheller. I sat in a tent while it rained eating a bucket KFC while my mother threw up from food poisoning. (Disclaimer: KFC was not responsible for the food poisoning.) We went back the next morning. I haven’t camped since. Glamping seems preferable.

Sarah: Camping! Keep it real.

Jenna: Camping! There’s nothing like the peace, quiet and ‘being one with nature’. It’s not the same thing as watching the Discovery channel in your hotel room.

Bunmi: Glamping for sure! I like nothing better than holing up in a boutique hotel, wrapping myself up in fine linens, ordering room service and watching movies in a big, comfy king-sized bed. Who’s going to put a chocolate on your pillow in the woods?!

Andrea: Camping. I prefer wind over a hair dryer.

Aimee: Camping. And portaging in my new Teva CHURN shoes of course!

Rebecca: Glamping because the best part of camping is roasting hot dogs and thanks to modern kitchen tools, those bad boys can be enjoyed in air conditioning.

André: Mimicking the TV show Survivor while camping.

And Jeanette takes the (campfire) cake for transporting us to the wilderness with her amazing camping itinerary:

“There’s nothing like canoeing to a remote location with your tent, supplies and a beater guitar. Setting up camp in the peace of the wilderness, feeling all of your city-concerns slide away. Making a delicious dinner of grilled chicken and baked potatoes with all the fixings. Some fine wine, a campfire jam and spooky stories before bed. Waking up to a morning swim on a beautiful sunny day and setting out in the canoe to find a wilderness hiking trail. Back for some afternoon reading and water play. Enjoy another evening meal and festivities before slipping into a deep restful wilderness sleep. Paddle out the next day feeling rested and refreshed and enjoy a nice dinner at a restaurant on the way home to the city.”

Anyone care to join her on a weekend trip?! 🙂

As for me: I’m a glamper all the way. 🙂

What about you? Are you a camper or a glamper? Tell us in a tweet!