Tag Archives: Toronto

Spirit of York Distillery Creates Hand Sanitizer To Help Combat COVID-19

A lot has been happening with the COVID-19 virus that as affected millions of people’s livelihoods in all different capacities. Brands are looking to adapt and to help out with this unprecedented situation and many brands are stepping up to the plate. Spirit of York Distillery has come up with this great initiative in Toronto to help combat the virus and the lack of supply of hand sanitizer in the city. Usually known for their beautifully crafted spirits like their Gin, Vodka, Red Fife Wheat Vodka, Hawthorn Berry Gin and rare Aquavit, they are changing things up and providing something[Read More]

Viña Casablanca Wine Plays Nice With Parties Of All Sizes

If you are looking for a weeknight wine to pair with dinner, something to bring over to a friend’s place or a gift for the holidays, Viña Casablanca makes great, well-rounded wines. Enter The Wines of Viña Casablanca Viña Casablanca comes from Chile and named after a nearby Appalachian of the same name. It was one of the first winemakers in the region and with the expertise from their winemakers, quickly became the next stop to make wine in Chile. The grapes are handpicked and 50-60% of the wine is spent between 6 to 8 months in French oak barrels[Read More]

Raising A Gin & Tonic To Celebrating Hayman’s Long-Standing History Of Crafting Gin

How do you take your gin? I had the pleasure of celebrating the long, extended heritage of Hayman’s Gin at Oretta in Toronto, ON. It was an event that showcased the fascinating history of the famous gin brand and is a direct throughline to the origins of gin in London, UK, especially dry gin. Enter Hayman’s Gin of London Hayman’s Gin is currently the only gin being distilled in London, UK. Hayman’s Gin has been around since 1863 and they mentioned that if the original founders came through their location, they would mention that the London Dry Gin would have[Read More]

Dropping In On Breitling’s Canadian Flagship Store In Toronto

First off, Breitling is a name that’s synonymous with beautiful, yet utilitarian watches, that are rich with heritage. They are one of my favourite timepiece brands just because they really stand out on the wrist when you wear them. Whether it’s different looking divers, their wrist straps, their complex dials or their rich colours, Breitling provides timepieces that have a long staying power. Having an exclusive experience at their opening of their Yorkdale Shopping Centre store, we wanted to head right to the source. The main location for Canadians to get their hands on their favourite Breitlings at their Showroom[Read More]

Stay Entertained At Bisha Hotel in Toronto

There seems to be always something going on in Toronto’s downtown core. So much so, that there is an apply named ‘Entertainment District’ that spans trendy restaurants, bars, and nightlife. It’s the place to be, especially if you are visiting Toronto for the first time or want to stay central in the city for you to go in every direction. In the heart of the entertainment district is Bisha Hotel and Residences, a newer hotel and residences that are located in the epicenter of it all. Whether you are having meetings in the financial area, watching a sporting event, having[Read More]

Toronto Favourite Over The Rainbow Has A New Home

If you have been shopping in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood for jeans for over the last 40 years, you might have noticed the gem, Over The Rainbow. The store itself is a Toronto institution in a lot of ways for its selection of premium denim and the charismatic family that runs it. The decision to expand to a new, bigger and better location in the heart of the Manulife Centre at Bay and Bloor, a central location for one of Toronto’s biggest shopping strips, the Mink Mile, for high-end fashion buying. The expansion has brought a larger space, a dedicated spot[Read More]

The 2019 Mercedes G-Class SUV Looks As Good As It Sounds

Mercedes has decided to do something interesting for it’s latest in luxury SUVs, the 2019 Mercedes G-Class, and it is making a lot of noise in one of the most creative ways we have seen. Mercedes wanted to change things up and work with a Toronto not-for-profit organization, The Remix Project, to create a Spotify playlist of songs using the sounds from the car itself. Something creative and out-of-the-box ideas and collaborating with local talent sounds like music to my ears! We attended the exclusive listening party at the Only One Gallery, which is a great space. Last time we were there,[Read More]

The Globe Trotter Collection Brings A Worldly Feel To Roche Bobois

Are you looking for some furniture to really bring your travel stories to life? Traveling all over the world can be many people’s favourite memories of their lives. The colours, the crafts, new-found qualities, and the designs can be like nothing you have seen before from your home state or province. That’s why when Roche Bobois asked us to stop by their store in Toronto to learn more about their partnership with Marcel Wanders for The Globe Trotter Collection, we had to make the trip over. The Globe Trotter Collection seems to be attracting those who are daring, well-traveled and[Read More]

Casio G-Shock Celebrates 35 Years In Tough Fashion Watches

After more than 100 million units shipped, Casio’s G-Shock celebrates it’s astounding 35 years in business. 35 years is longer than some luxury watchmakers, so seeing this company brave the changing climate of fashion, culture, and society is quite the achievement. G-Shock watches, in my opinion, have always been associated with streetwear. The colours, the toughness of the watch, and the collaborations over the years and the partnerships have all allowed people of all sports, states, and styles to enjoy G-Shock watches. G-Shock has gone global, attracting pro golfers, ambassadors and fashion-forward thinkers of every sense to the brand. Even[Read More]

LXRY Q&A: Jessica Stepanova, Fashion Model

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jessica Stepanova, a fashion model born in Prague who has traveled all over the world who now calls Canada home. We chatted about challenges within the fashion industry, how she prepares for a big shoot, her ideal weekend and hobbies and things she is interested outside of modeling. Enjoy! HERE IS OUR LXRY Q&A WITH JESSICA STEPANOVA LXRY: How has your life changed since you moved to Canada? JS: I have definitely been made available to more opportunities. Toronto is super multicultural and becoming a young adult in a place with so many diversities[Read More]

A Dinner Right Out of Portugal With Taylor Fladgate

When was the last time you enjoyed Port wine? Maybe it’s something that’s few and far between. Maybe it’s been for a special occasion or celebration. Or maybe it’s been more casual than that. If you haven’t tried Port wine, one thing is for sure, it’s worth a glass or bottle. To celebrate and bring more of this beautiful style of wine to the table, iYellow Wine Club teamed up with Taylor Fladgate to come up with a tailored food and wine pairing that brings Taylor Fladgate to the forefront with even the food using Port as an ingredient with[Read More]

LXRY Attends Richard Mille’s Grand Opening in Toronto

Richard Mille is a watch company that is radically different than the others. They create timepieces that seemingly jump off people’s wrists through their designs and strong pops of colour. There are uniquely shaped watches and there are Richard Mille shaped watches. The bold shape, richness of colour, either fully involved or accented on a small dial, provides a viewing experience unique to the Richard Mille brand for almost two decades. Even the addition of crystals on their timepieces even makes them shine even more from your wrist, adding that extra little bit of extravagance. The brand was born in[Read More]

One Of The World’s First Porsche Roadsters Comes To Toronto

The Porsche 356 No.1 Roadster is a large, beautifully crafted piece of automotive history. The car was first brought and introduced in Geneva and recently celebrated its 70th anniversary and it’s looking great for its age. I would love to see more cars to pay homage to their ancestors as automotive moves to better materials, technology and smaller more powerful, electric motors. Wouldn’t you love an electric version of this in 2019? Last week, I was invited by Porsche to see the historical car in person. It was a hot and sunny day in Toronto last week as the Porsche 356[Read More]

Black Cow: A Uniquely Made Premium Vodka

When it comes to vodka, there are a lot of brands trying different things to set themselves apart, but almost all of the vodkas on the shelves are made in the same thing. Very rarely do you come across a vodka that aims to do things differently, breaking away from traditional vodkas. I was introduced to Black Cow vodka this past month that is a unique, premium spirit, with an interest background. I will tell you why. What makes Black Cow vodka different than standard vodkas?  The fact that it’s actually made from milk product. Yes, milk. Here is the[Read More]

The Highest Event Venue In Canada

Looking to make a statement with your event? High above Toronto there is an over-the-top event venue that might be as unique as your occasion. In the midst of a big announcement that the CN Tower will be investing $16 Million into a renovation of the historic landmark that is one of the definitions of Canada, they have also created an event space that is the highest event space in Canada. The unique space follows the rounded curvature of the famous Canadian landmark and we were invited to a VIP experience there this past week to see the space firsthand.[Read More]