January 15 , 2018 / Hoon /

ZIN – Extraordinary Denim, made Extraordinarily

ZIN is a happy marriage of form and function. Even in the middle of fashion’s sparkly courtship with the tech industry, ZIN stands out for its quiet specificity — dedication to making a technology-backed, safety-focused motorcycle wear. There are no gimmicks here, no flashy indicators of a future neon-city, or …

December 10 , 2017 / Novella /

Hot List: Ooobaby and The Urban Bag

After adopting her daughter Shia in 2011, Ooobaby founder Tulin Sallabank dove into designing this labour of love after wanting a quality leather bag that didn’t scream diaper bag. Partnering with a manufacturer  in Italy to create timeless bag that covers everything from great mom to corporate chic. ooobaby is stylish, great …

November 27 , 2017 / Novella /

Hot List: People of Toronto Arts Event at WeWork

When asked what makes Toronto different, people point out the city’s diversity and culturally rich neighbourhoods and industries. Hosted at 240 Richmond Street West, WeWork’s first Toronto location, the People of Toronto series highlights the industries, cultures and backgrounds of the city through its people. The event series began in …

November 25 , 2017 / Novella /

Hot List: Biograflyer

Biograflyer helps professionals like you communicate who you are, and what you have to offer, in a meaningful way. We believe in the power of stories to let personalities and passions shine. That’s why we take a thoughtful, attentive approach to every biography we create. We are professional storytellers who …

November 23 , 2017 / Liat Neuman /

How to survive the black friday sales

There’s no doubt that Black Friday is the day when you have to put on your savvy shopper hat and hunt for the best deals around the city. There is also no better time to treat yourself with those pair of designer boots or the sequin dress you just couldn’t splurge on …

November 16 , 2017 / Liat Neuman /

Tried and tested- holiday party outfit (anything but a dress)

As we get closer to the holiday season, we find ourselves looking for the prefect glam outfit to go with the holiday spirit. Normally, we associate the festive season with the Little Black Dress and, sure, there is no doubt that the LBD will always be a safe choice. But …

November 4 , 2017 / Novella /

Hot List: Ink & Water Tattoo Shop

Toronto’s top contemporary tattoo shop Ink & Water celebrates their one year anniversary this month. Founded by the Instagram-famous Prairie Koo (aka Mr. Koo) and Michael Pecherle, this team is doing things very differently. Located at Bloor and Lansdowne, Ink & Water excels at creating quality tattoos in a clean, safe, and welcoming environment. Ink …

August 15 , 2017 / Novella /

Hot List: Artist Osheen Harruthoonyan

Osheen Harruthoonyan is an experimental photography-based artist working out of Montréal, Canada. He photographs using B+W film and prints on fibre based gelatin silver paper. Drawing upon his rich experiences growing up in Iran, Greece and Canada, he employs a multi-faceted approach towards his artistic practice; investigating the complex relationships …

July 21 , 2017 / Novella /

Hot List: Maison Christian Faure

  At Maison Christian Faure, pastry is without a doubt the beating heart of the house. Renowned pastry chef Christian Faure Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, and his team are constantly coming up with new angles on desserts and innovative versions of “petit gâteau” to classic desserts, ice cream, mixing tradition and innovation. Now …

July 21 , 2017 / Novella /

Hot List: Artist Nicole Moss

  Nicole’s surreal and thought provoking collages are created through traditional cut and paste methods using vintage magazines. Within each collage a unique narrative is presented, exploring themes such as relationships, family dynamics, feminism, and Western cultural precepts. The arrangement of images is a romantic process based on what Nicole believes to be objective chance, which produces …

May 19 , 2017 / Novella /

Tonic Blooms

Tonic Blooms is a Toronto-based online flower delivery service offering a curated selection of seasonal and affordable bouquets, delivered on-demand in as little as two hours. Tonic Blooms sources its flowers from local growers, ensuring they are of the highest quality and freshness to maximize longevity. Bouquets start at $39 …

October 28 , 2016 / Joyce Li /

Hot list: Paese Ristorante

Italian-inspired with distinctive made-in-Canada twist, Paese Ristorante, located on 3827 Bathurst Street, offers a wide range of Italian favourite eats including authentic appetizers, homemade pizza (with gluten-free and vegetarian options), and a variety of pasta dishes with homemade sauces. The space is dimly lit, creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere.  I brought along my …