Popping Up: Aperol Bar in Toronto

July 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love a good Aperol Spritz – no matter what the New York Times says – so when I saw the much-loved Italian aperitivo brand popping up in my ‘hood, you know I had to go and check it out. If you want to live la dolce vita and feel like you’ve been transported to a private Mediterranean oasis, then Bar Aperol is your spot [...]

BACARDI celebrates 150th anniversary with a massive patio party in Toronto’s Distillery July 4 – 6th

June 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s no secret us Torontonians live for patio season. Those brief few months of drinking cocktails while the sun kisses your skin (SPF 90 please!) are bliss. So what better a city for BACARDI to celebrate their 150th birthday than Toronto? The world-famous rum brand will be taking over Toronto’s Distillery Historic District and transforming it into the “largest licensed [...]

Join Stylist Box at Philip Sparks for Summer Friday Nights with Peroni

June 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Philip Sparks is holding their weekly Summer Friday Nights series again with Peroni and this Friday the 13th with myself and my biz partner with Stylist Box, Christian Dare. Mark your calendar, bring friends and come enjoy a nice cold Peroni beer with us! We’ll be starting at 7pm and running till 9pm at the store at 162 Ossington Avenue. Also, a wee birdie told me Mr. Sparks himself [...]

Stella Artois Gifting Shoppe makes Father’s Day gift shopping easy

June 10, 2014 // 2 Comments

I always find it hard to find a great gift for my dad well at least something that’s not Frank Zappa related. (He’s a massive fan.) Thankfully for those who still have yet to find that perfect token of appreciatation to thank your dad for everything he does, there is the Stella Artois Gifting Shoppe which combines a curated selection of items from men’s retailer GOTSTYLE. From [...]

#NegroniWeek brings charities and restaurants together from June 2 – 8th

June 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

I love a good classic cocktail, so lucky for me Toronto is celebrating the drink which gets better with each sip. From June 2nd till June 8th, it’s Negroni Week where bars and restaurants around the world; including London, Berlin, New York, Paris, Melbourne, Beijing, LA, and, of course, our fair Toronto will be donating $1 from the sale of each Negroni to the charity of their choice. [...]

Tarots, Palms Readings and Libations at Libertine

August 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

A few weeks ago a friend told me to meet her at a new bar on Dundas West. “Just look for the neon palm reader sign” her text read. “Palm reader?” Where on earth was she asking me to meet her? And why doesn’t this place have a name? But most importantly, will there be actual palm reading? As ever, I’m always up for an adventure, so off I went. Pulling up to [...]

A sneak peek at Queen Street West’s newest resto: Lot St

July 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Last week I was invited to a tasting at the soon-to-be-open Lot St at 685 Queen Street West, just west of Bathurst St. As their Twitter bio describes, “Lot St. celebrates the cuisine of our diverse Canadian culture and tribute to the craft of cooking farm fresh.” The invite was informal and I was expecting a nice little taste of some of the food, which I knew would be delicious, [...]