PPL @ Le Beat Tropique

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Photos by FT Last night Cîroc Vodka and famed UK nightclub and celeb hotspot Mahiki hosted an exclusive event in Toronto to celebrate the launch of Cîroc Coconut. Located near London's Ritz Hotel, the club has a reputation for hosting celebrity clientele (among them Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Kate Moss) as well as UK's Royals (Prince William and Harry please ...

Rum Diaries

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Words and Photos by YouNxt What’s a medianoche you ask? It’s a Cuban variation on the classic ham and cheese. It means midnight in Spanish. And it’s the go to midnight snack at Havana’s nightclubs, hence its name. Photo via "get directly down" on Flickr The medianoche is made up of ham, roast pork, mustard, Swiss cheese, and dill pickles served on soft, sweet ...

Weekly SNDtrack: Say Something

By FT The first time I saw this song performed was during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The combination of such powerful lyrics matched with an equally impassioned performance and mixed with the stunning beauty of the Angels made it irresistible. There’s a great story behind this song. Apparently, "Say Something" was originally released in early 2011 by Ian ...

Peace Bridge x Santiago Calatrava

Photo by Ryan Quan We love great architecture (come on Toronto get your act together!) and urban design. Earlier today a re-tweet by Design Canada reminded us of the inspiring Peace Bridge in Calgary. One of my favourite new pieces of "civic architecture" anywhere - #Calgary's Calatrava Peace Bridge. pic.twitter.com/o3gdGC8XBH v.@JordonCooper — Brent Toderian (@BrentToderian) January 2, 2014 Designed by ...

VIDEO: The Birdman

By FT New Yorkers are some of the most interesting, friendly and eccentric people around. They're original and that's what makes them so refreshing. Whenever I travel there I always seem to get into multiple conversations with strangers while on the elevator. The city is full of so many fascinating people. Which brings me to The Birdman; ...

Q&A: Crown Flora Studio

By Anna Piszczkiewicz A few weeks ago, I took part in the creation of a mini-doc about Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood. There I discovered Crown Flora Studio, located on the western end of the Queen Street strip. I stepped inside and had an immediate crush on the small but perfectly formed space. Crown Flora Studio brings together the ...

Weekly SNDtrack: Gotan Project

Words by Anna Piszczkiewicz     Band Photos via Gotan Project Facebook The Coco Bandero Cays are a small group of uninhabited islands with nothing more than white sand and king-sized palm trees, surrounded by clear turquoise waters and protected by a couple mile reef that extends into the Caribbean Sea. Known as the most stunning islands in ...

Weekly SNDtrack: Daughter

Words by Anna Piszczkiewicz Daughter started as a solo project by Elena Tonra in 2010. The English musician quickly added guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella to the lineup to become a trio now known as Daughter. They signed with well-known British record label 4AD  and released their first full-length album If You Leave earlier ...

VIDEO: Lolë White Yoga Toronto

Last weekend, women's activewear company Lolë organized a massive all white all soaking wet yoga session at Toronto's Fort York. Led by yoga instructor Grace Dubery, 2000 people dressed in white braved the rain during an afternoon that could best be described as "cleansing." It was a unique and memorable experience which spoke perfectly to Lolë's mantra to Live Out Loud Everyday! Here's ...

Fascinating VIDEO: Man + Violin

Sometimes there's nothing like a slate of captivating web videos to pass the working day. A carefully curated selection of vids can make those dull 8hrs in the office fly by in no time. One of the most creative video production companies is New York City based Variable. After being pointed in their direction by fellow filmmaker Maciek ...