Tag Archives: Toronto

The Best Way To Watch A Baseball Game: The Joe Carter Classic

When it comes to baseball, there are plenty of seats you can choose from. The best seats in the house, for a lot of people, are the ones that are usually the closest. But what if those seats in the house, are trumped by something better? On Friday, June 14th, we were invited to attend one event of the Joe Carter Classic, watching the Toronto Blue Jays play the Boston Red Sox. But this was not a normal trip to the ol’ Ball game, this was something way more. First Impression We got up to the 400 Executive Level where[Read More]

Converge 2.0 Brings Big Toronto Names To The Windsor Arms Hotel

“If you start from anywhere, you can go everywhere.” Just one quote from the panelists at Converge 2.0 at the beautiful Windsor Arms Hotel, a follow-up event from the very successful Converge Toronto event that happened two months early. Converge 2.0 was the second Converge event hosted and presented by Madflower Creative Group and Omega Group, which showcased a great mix of two events, the exclusive Showcase Panel followed up by a networking gala, which included some great vendors as well. The First Impressions After walking into the arches and large foyer of the Windsor Arms Hotel, it brought an element of escape to the busy[Read More]

Get Your Start in Real Estate Investment With Mitch Parker

What does it take to get into the real estate investment? How much capital do you need to get into the industry? What kind of risk is there when it comes to investing in real estate? There is a lot of questions when it comes to such a high-demand industry in Canada. Enter Mitch Parker We sat down with MP Private Capital’s Mitch Parker to find out answers to these questions. Mitch Parker is a motivated and knowledgable owner of MP Private Capital and we wanted to kick off our LXRY Q&A series on our new LXRY TV YouTube Channel with him.[Read More]

The Perry Condos Brings Boutique Style Living To The Annex

“The home should be the treasure chest of living.” – Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris Home. It’s the end and start of your day, it’s where you keep your most prized possessions, you build a life in your home and have a strong bond with it. When it comes to creating a space for a home in Toronto, a lot of people have different definitions of what that is. Homes developed in Toronto are becoming more vertical and residents are sacrificing their location to have more space. A home should give you all the treasures of living: amenities, location, character and a neighbourhood to[Read More]

LXRY Q & A: Rose Barroso of Barroso Custom Homes

Here is our interview with Rose Barroso, Owner and Project Manager of Barroso Homes, a custom home building company that is passionate about building beautiful and functional, custom homes. Can you tell me a bit more about your Barroso Cus­tom Homes concept and tell us about yourself Rose. RB: Barroso Homes, is a custom home builder with a mandate: To build with integrity and quality. For Barroso Homes, it’s all about building a respectful name while enjoying building superior quality homes. “I love to say that we don’t build houses, will build homes.” Barroso Homes is very dedicated to building the[Read More]

Salvatore Ferragamo To Make It’s 2nd Entrance Into The Canadian Marketplace

[A] name that comes synonymous with luxury is the legendary Italian born Salvatore Ferragamo. Born into a family of 14, a young Salvatore discovered his passion for shoes at the tender age of nine, eventually making his way to Naples to study the craft of shoemaking. After a year of studies he returned home to open a tiny shop in his parent’s home. He ended up immigrating to Boston a few years later, where one of his brothers was working in a cowboy boot factory. This was when Salvatore would convince his brothers to move to California, where he opened[Read More]

David Yurman To Showcase New Designs In New Yorkdale Location

[J]ewellery designer David Yurman and wife Sybil have certainly come a long way from their bohemian routes but have definitely managed to keep their heritage strong. With items like the iconic cable bracelet and the buckle collection, it’s no wonder why David Yurman products are in such high demand! The new Yorkdale store will be the brands first stand-alone Canadian location and will offer the full line of David Yurman products. This will include his classic collection of male watches, an idea that was sprouted from collaboration with his son Evan. The collection is composed of a Chronograph, a Moon[Read More]

White House | Black Market To Open Up Shop in Yorkdale

Most of the Canadian market might be unfamiliar with White House | Black Market and that’s because it is an American born brand and was until now, unavailable to the rest of the world. Standing at 351 boutique and 24 outlet stores throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, the brand has certainly made it’s entrance into the market since its opening in 1985. Starting out originally as The White House, a tiny women’s boutique offering only white and ivory apparel and accessories in Maryland and deciding to continue with the monochromatic theme, the owners decided to open up[Read More]

John Varvatos Brings New York Style To Canada

Mostly known to us Canadians through his celebrity mentor role on NBC’s Fashion Star and segmented product offerings through Holt Renfrew, John Varvatos is about to make his first full collection debut in the Canadian market. The Greek American contemporary menswear designer launched his first line in 2000 after heading out a long menswear design career at Polo Ralph Lauren, even leaving his mark on the beginnings of the Polo Jeans Company. Since then he has been not only the recipient of multiple CFDA awards but was also named GQs designer of the year in 2007. And although there being[Read More]

AllSaints Brings Confident British Style To Canada’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre

British born brand, AllSaints Spitafields is no stranger to the fashion industry.  The company originally started out in the wholesale industry, although, their beginnings are hardly humble, selling to the likes of Harvey Nichols and Harrods.  The brands urban centric aesthetic is what has built them such a devoted following and provided them with consistent growth. Currently standing at 66 stand-alone stores in the UK, US and Europe, this will mark the brands first location in Canada. The new store stands at around 40 feet tall and makes quite a statement amongst some tough competition in Yorkdale. It’s hard to[Read More]

GUESS Rocks The Retro At Their Festival Collection Launch Party

Last night we attended the GUESS launch party for their new Festival Collection, bringing back nostalgic designs and pairing it with 2013 spring fashion trends. The event was at their high-ceilinged, two-storey GUESS store on Queen Street West in Toronto. First Impressions Approaching the glass branded GUESS building on busy Queen Street West, the transparent doors opened to a wide and tall space with white coloured walls and floors refocused your eyes to look towards the sky-patterned backgrounds and brightly coloured clothing. We were greeted and grabbed the first GUESS branded lemonade we could find. Have to stay hydrated, there was[Read More]

The Moments Of Smart Luxury Event Presented By Gc Swiss Watches

Last night we were cordially invited to attend Gc’s Moment of Smart Luxury event at the beautiful TIFF Bell Lightbox, located in downtown Toronto on the sixth floor looking down to the bustling nightlife of King Street West. Enter Gc Swiss Watches Some new and marketed GC Swiss Made Timepieces were being showcased as guests filled the space, surrounded by watches, food, wine, and more to keep them entertained and mingling. First Impressions As soon as the elevators doors opened, people flooded the sixth-floor Malaparte entrance to get their coats checked, get a quick picture in front of the Gc wall and[Read More]

Influencers Inspire At First Annual Converge Toronto Gala

“All big things come from small beginnings”. A quote that rang through the large two storey room as hundreds gathered for the first annual Converge Toronto Gala at the Windsor Arms Hotel last Friday. The ConvergeTO event was hosted and presented by Madflower Creative Group and Omega Group, and showcased a great mix of two events, the exclusive Showcase Panel followed up by a well-dressed, networking gala. The First Impressions When walking into The Windsor Arms Hotel, it had a nice charm, a grace to it, and even though it was early in the night, you knew that the event was going to be[Read More]