Shangri-La Toronto, located at the corner of University Avenue and Richmond – finally opened just in time for the Toronto International Film Festival and will also host the Asian Film Summit during the film festival. Being the second Shangri-La Hotels and Resort in North America (Shangri-la Vancouver the first), Shangri-La Toronto will have 222 hotel rooms, 287 residences, and 83 private estates (including 2 penthouses), acclaimed New York chef David Chang opening of his Continue reading
On the opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival, Oxford Beach (St. Party’s Day, Balapalooza, A Toronto Christmas, Oktoberfest), have teamed up with Etherington Generations to present Glitz & Glamour event in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation at the Arcadian Court. Continue reading
With last years phenomenal event of last years ONEXONE Lupe Fiasco performance, this year ONEXONE presents an Intimate Evening with Ms. Lauryn Hill, eight-time Grammy Award winning artist will perform live. Presented by Rogers Communications and Diesel Canada, ONEXONE’s annual fundraiser during TIFF will transform Toronto’s Kool Haus into a decadent evening lounge on September 8. The event is an effort to raise awareness and funds for children in need in Canada, the United States, Haiti, and around the world. Continue reading
Soho House, which has always operated pop-up spots during Toronto International Film Festival over the last three years with its star-studded parties will have a permanent location for the club the Soho House Toronto that will located at 192 Adelaide St. W. in the Bishop’s Block building, which dates back to the 19th century as one of Toronto’s first hotels. Continue reading
I love going to the theatre to watch a good movie. From the latest blockbuster movie, indie or comedy or even foreign film, I’ve learned to expand my film appreciation to the many genres and not just within the typical norm films. Movie goers and loyal film buffs fans who are dying to get the first glimpse of features before they hit a theatre near you, I recommend you to attend a film festival. Not only with the excitement of seeing the movie first at hand, might give you the opportunity of a celebrities sightings attending it. With Sundance Film Festival starting in a few weeks and Award Seasons like the Oscars not too far off, I’ve complied 10 of my favourite film festivals across the globe you should consider attending. Continue reading
Toronto International Film Fest gets the whole city buzzed with celebrity sightings and mad after parties. For me, I got the chance to be invited to some of the best parties the city has to offer and the Diet Coke’s Stay Extraordinary Gala, at The Hoxton was one of my favorite. The seam of crowds were filled up fast with girls in vintage black dress and gorgeous red lips in anticipation to catch UK hip-hop songstress/American Boy Estelle. I love this event in particular that it’s doesn’t have a hint of pretentiousness and very Hollywood uber glammed hot. Parts and Labour catered the event.
The attention to detail was impeccable with a red carpet to emulate glamour, photobooth to capture the moment and host handing out bow ties for the guys and pearl necklaces for the girls. Estelle knows how to work a crowd and gave the throngs of over five hundred guests a lesson on how to bump and grind. Even with a hint of attitude from the diva herself speaking her mind “Shit,turn up the music,I want them to feel it and being in front row closed to the stage I felt the earth move with stage presence. When American Boy came, I sang every word. Simplicity at its best with a hot red bob and glittery dress does compliments the Hoxton ambience of Liz Taylor/Grace Kelly, a homage to old Hollywood style
What a way to end the show with a solid cover of Real Love by Mary J. Blige leaving the guests on a high note. The litte touches like Diet Cola old fashion bottle giveaway from the door reminds me of my childhood! What a beautiful night ! Looking forward to next year!