Boo! Halloween is here and you’ve your Kimye costume is ready to go. Whether you’re celebrating Friday, Saturday, both, or neither, there are plenty of events, haunted or otherwise, to take in this weekend. Beautify yourself on the cheap, peep some Bond accoutrements up close or eat some brains for breakfast. Trick or treat!
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The Weekend To-Do: We’re getting pampered with Beautylicious, catching Rufus Wainwright in Quebec City and eating brrraaaiiinns at a zombie brunch in Toronto
The Weekend To-Do: Photography with Philip Sparks, Joe Fresh street art, fancy hot chocolate and other stylish goings-on during Toronto’s Nuit Blanche
It’s here! The streets of Toronto will be taken over on Saturday night for the city’s annual all-night art party. Given just how much there is to see during the 12+ hours of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, we’re dedicating the entire Weekend To-Do to the most stylish exhibits and goings-on—from the festival’s kick off at 7:03pm and well into sunrise. On our list? A photo exhibit at the Philip Sparks boutique, an all night-dance party and a fancy mug of hot chocolate. (With some great art and live music thrown into the mix!)
The Weekend To-Do: We’re hitting Pop Montreal, meeting Rachel Roy in Vancouver and shopping the Dundas West Sidewalk Sale in Toronto
Fall is in full swing here at FASHION and although the abrupt temperature drop was quite harsh there’s not much to do but embrace this glorious autumn weather. Tomorrow’s Dundas West Sidewalk Sale is the perfect opportunity to don that favourite knit of yours you’ve been itching to throw on all summer. For those of us who weren’t able to score tickets to the sold-out Grimes shows, it’s not the end of the world (we’d like to think). A generous amount of live music will be in store this weekend at POP Montreal and Vancouver’s Olio Festival.
Rumours that Nordstrom is coming to Canada have been circulating for months and today, finally, the American retailer confirmed that they are indeed setting up shop across the country. The mid- to high-end range department store will be setting up shop in three of Sears’ former locations: Calgary’s Chinook Centre, Vancouver’s Pacific Centre and Ottawa’s Rideau Centre, and building a new store in Toronto’s Sherway Gardens Mall. As for when you can start shopping at Nordstrom, Calgary gets first dibs, with an estimated store opening of Fall 2014. Vancouver and Ottawa are next to follow in Spring 2015 and, sadly, Toronto will have to wait until Fall 2016. Nordstrom officials also said, via press release, that additional Canadian locations will be scouted and there’s potential for their outlet-ish Nordstrom Racks stores to open as well. So: now that Nordstrom is confirmed in Canada, who will be the next American retailer to make the move north?
TIFF 2012: Ewan McGregor, Petra Nemcova, Dustin Hoffman and Gael Garcia Bernal were just a few of the many stars at Grey Goose Soho House last night
Sunday night continued to prove that no matter what TIFF happenings are going on, it all comes back to the Grey Goose Soho House. At the onset of the evening, cast from both The Sessions and Byzantium stopped by before hitting the red carpet. Irish ingenue Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton had dinner prior to the world premiere of their dark vampire flick Byzantium, while Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, John Hawkes and The Sessions director Ben Lewin mingled with friends.
A private party was held on the third floor for At Any Price, with Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown and Maika Monroe in attendance. Considering that Maika Monroe’s The Bling Ring cast-mate Emma Watson was at Soho House the night before we had hoped for a repeat appearance, but alas, no luck. (Perhaps Emma Watson was off somewhere else, catching up with Daniel Radcliffe who’s also currently in Toronto filming The F Word? We can only dream!) Read more »
We’ll take this as a very good sign: the day that Kristen Stewart lands in Toronto for TIFF a new Balenciaga Florabotanica ad makes its debut. The ad, which is comprised almost entirely of her face, has a very different mood from the first campaign image. Read more »
The Weekend To-Do: Oysterfest in Montreal, where to shop in Toronto and spend Labour Day laughing with For A Good Time, Call
As Labour Day is a celebration in honour of those who fought to work less than 12 hours a day, it’s only fitting to indulge in a little R&R this weekend. Whether it’s restorative or preventative rest you’re after—what with a new school year, TIFF and Fashion’s Night Out on the horizon—there’s plenty to choose from, should you decide to leave your Adirondack chair.