I’ve driven passed Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites in many occasions and remember staying here many years ago and was excited to learn that they have been busy undergoing a $4-million transformation to re-brand the 353-room hotel as “the city’s first urban resort”. Having been in operation since 1968, the hotel has been a Holiday Inn, Radisson and Crowne Plaze.
H&M tapped model Clément Chabernaud for their Fall/Winter 2012 Update men’s lookbook photographed by Asa Tellgård. The collection leans toward plain and simple style to build around the color in contrast of shapes and textures, preppy style all in supported in a very elegant style, sophisticated collection.
The latest installment of the Macallan Masters of Photography continues which feautures the work of famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. Scottish Actor Kevin McKidd (Trainspotting, Rome, Grey’s Anatomy) is photographed by Leibovitz in New York City. Four different bottles will be release this fall,each a varying expression and age, for the limited run of 1,000 bottles ($2,750). Each of the four unique single malts is crafted to perfectly complement the mood of the accompanying photograph
The gift that keeps on giving, I was very excited to learn that with the already impending arrival of Cafe Boulud of acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud, the much lauded and Toronto favourite Buca Toronto helmed by Executive Chef Rob Gentile will be opening a second restaurant at the new Four Seasons Toronto projected to open this coming October. The restaurant will seat 70, 3500-square-foot space smaller than the King Street flagship that will be true to Gentile’s vision of highlighting premium ingredients” that “reinterpret classic Italian fare.” The restaurant will have a Bar Buca said to be opening at the front of the restaurant, serving coffee and pastries in the morning and wine in the afternoon. Looking forward to Executive Chef Rob Gentile new venture! Yorkville‘s restaurant scene looks promising and exciting times indeed!
Italian fashion label, Armani Exchange have tapped model Sebastian Sauve for their Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook of Armani Exchange, displaying a great variety of colourful relaxed sophisticated looks. For the everyday gentleman,the Spring/Summer 2012 collection provides key wardrobe essentials options from impeccable white tuxedo jackets to a personal favourite the emerald-green trousers.