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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Tom Jones Steakhouse

The Tom Jones Steakhouse building has stood since the early 1800s and embodies such an old-world charm that you and your guest will forget the world at your intimately hidden away table for two. The candle light, the tuxedoed servers, and the live piano will make you feel like you …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Artist Stephen Perry

  Although his subject matter and themes are always evolving, Stephen has a recognizable style that carries through his work. His sense of light, colour and stylized composition are trademark. His background in commercial photography and design have a noticeable influence on his technique, composition and “design sensibility”. This is …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Natasha Miller

  Natasha Miller has pioneered a unique painting technique utilizing homemade maple/apple/birch derived charcoal from her wood fired pizza oven, ashes, sealers and acrylic paint. She has always drawn inspiration from the dusk and dawn created silhouettes and tries to bring them to life in her work. Natasha has work …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Nadine Prada

After surviving an 8.8 earthquake in 2010, Nadine left her high profile job in advertising to devote her life to art making. She is best known for her multi-layered paintings that capture the energetic essence of a scene. Her art takes the viewer on an experiential journey. Working in watermedia, …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Mjolk

Started in 2009 by husband-and-wife team John and Juli Baker, Mjolk is a lifestyle shop and gallery, representing work with an emphasis on functionality, craftsmanship, and timelessness. Mjolk specializes in design from Scandinavia and Japan and also produce their own in house object collection which is designed in collaboration with …

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