Thompson Toronto teams up with Greta Constantine to create uniforms for its waitstaff


Luxury boutique hotel Thompson Toronto have recently announced that they have solicited designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong of Greta and Ezra Constantine to design the new uniforms for the Thompson’s Lobby Bar. The Lobby bar staff at the hotel will very much embraces the Greta look design with signature drapings and form-flattering silhouettes inspired by the label’s Spring 2012 collection: “We wanted to incorporate our signature drapery into a design that would complement the understated sleek lines of the Thompson’s Lobby Bar,” shared the designers. Greta Constantine joins the ranks of other Canadian designers whom have worked with Thompson Toronto with creating staff uniforms; Jeremy Laing (Rooftop Lounge) and Bustle (front desk,concierge,bellman and The Counter). Check out the sketch for the design above and read up on the collaboration on Toronto Life 

(Photo courtesy of the Fairmont Royal York)

Dapper + Gent : Afternoon Tea in Toronto’s Hotel

Eats & Sips

A good friend of mine whom was visiting from England asked me one time to suggest the perfect afternoon tea or high tea to spend the afternoon catching up. Bit of sophistication and indulgent of treating yourself to afternoon tea, the classic British tradition is surely one of the best way to spend an afternoon with your best friends or love ones to gossip and an excuse to dress up. Here are some of my favourite afternoon tea spots in Toronto – you tea connoisseur. Pinkies up!

Hugo By Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2012 Advertising Campaign


Hugo by Hugo Boss enlist models Sean O’Pry and Freja Beha for their Spring/Summer 2012 advertising campaign photographed by Alexei Hay.

Hotel of the Day: Hotel Endemico, Mexico


Perched high on a hill in the rustic wine country of Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California , a collection of twenty independent modern mini cabins named EcoLofts offers an easy retreat less than one and half hour from the from the San Diego Airport. Hotel Endemico is part of Mexico’s luxury Habita hotel group. These minimalist cabins were built to complement the desert’s indigenous features each has its own wooden deck with a clay kiva fireplace where you can enjoy a glass of wine, reading a book and enjoy the magnificent views. The resort also features a communal pool and hot tub and an onsite restaurant and bar.

Hotel Endémico is set to open July 1, 2012. Reservations can now be made online at their website.

Source: Dwell