Tag Archives: Canada

Carving Through Tofino’s Coastline In A 2019 Lincoln Nautilus

Driving in Canada can be spectacular. I often forget just how beautiful the terrain and nature is. The winding roads, mountainous areas, coastal views and elevations from straightforward to curvy in every way. British Columbia is a great testing ground for a car. You have everything from extreme natural structures and landscape and some of the smoothest roads in Canada. I was flown out to British Columbia to try the different personalities of Tofino’s roads. Everything from cliffside paths, forest surrounded two-lane pathways, to logging roads and beach-side sand-covered asphalt. To tackle this challenge, we drove the new, and newly[Read More]

Powerfully Coasting In A 2018 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

It’s a similar experience to heading out on a boat for the first time. First Impressions You sit down on comfortable leather seating, plenty of space to look around, open/close compartments, kick out your feet and feel the interior hold you in. After climbing in, you try to adjust to the new and larger size, the new feeling of driving through bigger space. The new feeling of cruising along the waves instead of feeling the hills and valleys of water in a smaller boat. But, when you are finally out on the water, and fully adjust to the length and[Read More]

Grand Touring Brings Jaguar And Land Rover To It’s Expansive Dealership

When you look across the bridge on Dundas Street East in Toronto, going over the water, bike pathways, highway below, a massive building emerges on the other side with a list of recognizable and exotic car logos spread across like a billboard. This is Grand Touring Automobiles’ home in East Toronto. Almost looking like a headquarters for a team of popular superheroes, this modern, multi-layered and levelled building spans almost a whole city block on one side. We were invited to the welcoming of Jaguar and Land Rover to this Grand Touring Automobiles’ location and we couldn’t be more excited. [Read More]

Archives Boutique – Exclusive gems in the heart of Yorkville

By: Pamela Putman. Jaleh Farhadpour has a true eye for beauty, and nothing could demonstrate this more than the unique assortment of designer jewelry and accessories displayed in her luxury Yorkville boutique. Archives is the sole carrier in North America of Pristine, which in itself was no easy feat. It required 13 months of negotiation to woo this ultra luxury brand, where it previously could only be found at Colette in Paris. If scarcity is a strength, then Archives is positively Herculean in the competitive field of high end designer stores in Toronto. Beyond this however, is not just the[Read More]

Yorkdale Brings Shoppers Even More Luxury Retail

Yorkdale Shopping Centre been very busy…to say the least. They have completely brought luxury to the area, where decades ago, didn’t have anything. Accessible by transit, tons of parking (yet almost always full), it’s continued to bring brands unique stores like Tesla to it. But it’s done it again. Yorkdale has brought even more luxury retailers to it’s skylight shopping centre, making it a hub for luxury shoppers all around the Greater Toronto Area. If you want to find out more, read the full story from our friends at Retail Insider: YORKDALE CREATES A WORLD-CLASS LUXURY WING

What Can You Get For $400,000 in Canada?

Here is a story from CBC about the different housing prices in Canada, if you can afford more than $400,000, then you can scale it up from there and get more real estate for your money! Full story here: Housing prices: What does $400,000 buy you?

LXRY 360: Day Four At WMCFW

CLAUDETTE BY CLAUDETTE FLOYD & HELMER The brand goes beyond its elegant dresses in developing the expansion of its collection, while adding a ready-to-wear line which includes various styles of pants, jackets, coats and skirts. HELMER: By democratizing and opening a mass market, the luxury brands can no longer provide the unique and exclusive. dish with 20 years of experience with breasts larger houses Haute Couture, Helmer offers to the cosmopolitan who wants to stand out with subtlety. — Martin Hui (@Martin_Hui) March 20, 2014 Can we talk about this Claudette Floyd dress? I’m in love here. pic.twitter.com/cH9xktL9OK — emely[Read More]

LXRY 360: Day Three At WMCFW

CHRISTOPHER BATES Trained in Milan at legendary Istituto Marangoni, Toronto-based Christopher Bates is an intrepid designer achieving a meteoric rise in the fashion industry. His eponymous menswear line is gaining traction with retailers, consumers, media, stylists, and celebrities. His runway collection last night was featured alongside with our friends McGregor Socks which provide the sock wear for the models, their first time being on the runway. Excited for Cdn [email protected] World MasterCard Fashion show Toronto. Styled by @GKWCC‘s @J_Costigan_ pic.twitter.com/tMK2EHNKKd — Ian McLean (@IanMcLeanKW) March 19, 2014 Dramatic opening from @CBatesMenswear pic.twitter.com/DWlMvlhIRo — WMCFW (@WMCFashionWeek) March 19, 2014   [email protected][Read More]

LXRY 360: Day Two At WMCFW

THOMAS BÁLINT Thomas Bálint has become a staple of the avant garde at World MasterCard Fashion Week. Presenting on the runway for the fourth time, Thomas Bálint will exhibit his Spring Summer 2015 Collection. His brick-and-mortar boutique opened in Toronto in 2012 while his work is available internationally throughout Austria, Germany, Italy and Japan First row seats at @THOMAS_BALINT androgyny at it’s finest #WMCFW pic.twitter.com/0llUusynuI — Aimée Brothman (@amouraimee_) March 18, 2014 Start with #ThomasBalint Runway .. @WMCFashionWeek pic.twitter.com/kbyZi7VsTT — Noush (@NoushMostaghimi) March 18, 2014 Fuzzy leg-warmers and menswear at @THOMAS_BALINT @WMCFashionWeek #WMCFW pic.twitter.com/rx131UKP8x — Justine iaboni (@JustineIaboni) March 18,[Read More]

LXRY Makes The 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards Top 5 Shortlist

We are very proud to be nominated for an Elan Morgan’s 2013 Canadian Weblog Award for best blog in the General Interest category. We were notified that we made it to the Top 5 shortlist with the announcement of the winner happening on December 7th! When we started, we never expected that we would be nominated for an award, we were just following our passion for luxury and bringing awareness towards all things beautiful in Canada. This is the second year in a row that we have been nominated for the Canadian Weblog Awards and fingers crossed, hope we bring it home![Read More]

A Gourmet Night at The Castlefield Theatre

Last month marked the launch of The Castlefield Theatre but we were invited to a sneak peek of the recent transformation of the beautiful venue. We were invited to The Castlefield located just north of the ever-so-busy and vibrant Yonge & Eglinton area, and we didn’t know what to expect. We were taken into a beautiful wrap-around bar area in which light music, wine, and Hors D’ouerves were being served up with the great conversation and great company. Next thing you know, Brandon Michael Lee, wedding and event planner extraordinaire and friend of the magazine comes out allows us to[Read More]

Microsoft’s The Power Of One Event: Launching XBox One

Last Monday night we attended Microsoft’s Power Of One Event at Bloke & 4th and it was quite the party! It was the launch of the XBOX One, where new gamers, loyal XBOX fans, and more headed to the screens to check out the latest games on the newly released system. The event was filled with everyone from the advertising industry to singer/songwriters to everyone in between. The vibe was great, mingling, connections were being made and everyone was is great spirits for the night. One of the games to watch out for is definitely Forza 5. This game looked beautiful.[Read More]

LXRY Attends: The TIFF Bachelor Party

Friday night, we attended the TIFF Bachelor Party put on by Eligible Magazine, a party that all the Eligible women were waiting for and talking about. Why? Well one of the biggest reasons was the special guests. Michael Stagliano, Ed Swiderski, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Kiptyn Locke all from ABC’s The Bachelor series attended and had everybody’s eyes on them. When you got into Cove ThirtyOne, the entire mood there was shifted to one side of the room (even though the floor was full) as the four bachelors relaxed and enjoyed the attention on the far side of the floor. Also[Read More]

Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance Is Set To Bring New Era of Luxury

Having something as beautiful as the background of the Georgian Bay needs a foreground that’s even more stunning. Completing the full painting of beautiful landscape is to have a foreground that’s just as beautiful. And that’s exactly what Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance is going to present. On September 14th, 2013, you can experience this Canadian premier of this 17th century French flared high-society event including beautiful automobiles from the last 100 years. A century of beautiful machines surrounded by terrific waterfront backdrops? Definitely sounds like a great way to start your weekend. “If ever there was a Pebble Beach of the[Read More]

Dîner en Blanc Toronto

Last night, we attended Dîner en blanc, a worldwide phenomenon that has everyone around the world dressing to the nines (in white) and enjoying a massive and beautiful picnic into the evening hours. Last night over 1,600 guests were welcomed into this unknown location in Toronto to enjoy an organized chaos of beautiful scenery, food and entertainment. The location for the event is always a mystery until it is announced two hours before, not leaving much time, but preparation definitely paid off. First Impressions We were one of the first to arrive in this area in Queen Street East and[Read More]