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Tech fixation Satisfy your appetite for the newest gadgets.

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beauty

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Riding the dream The Jaguar XJ.

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Playtime With the ‘controversial’ photographer, Jonathan Hobin.

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Creating Perfection Ready. Set. Apply. Let Sephora’s tools and products guide you.

Beau-tiful stranger Beau Nelson, the man behind Beauté Cosmetics.

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Nyood Bare + Exposed, ready to serve your culinary desires.

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dress your home in style Exciting suggestions for your home from the Roche Bobois Gallery.

ON THE COVER Photography by Christopher Wadsworth. Stylist: Alexandra Loeb. Make-up/Hair: Cody Alain. Page One Agency. Model: Edan, Sutherland Model Management. Edan wears Green velvet top: Stella McCartney, Stylist’s Own. Long knit vest: Diane Von Furstenburg, Stylist’s Own. Over the knee cable knit socks: HUE, $18, Legs Beautiful. Grey knit snood: Custom pricing, Americo Originals. Silk and lace panties: D&G, Stylist’s Own. Metal bracelets: House of Harlow, $210, Holt Renfrew. Crystal pendant necklace: Little Doe, $350, Littledoeislove.com. Green jade teardrop earrings: Siman Tu, $325, Siman Tu. Make-up provided by Nars and Joe Fresh. Hair products provided by John Frieda.

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favoured Spots to shop Ever wonder where the local trend-setters shop?

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Fashion makes a statement Checkout the runways for Spring/Summer 2011.

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jordan. A land of contrast.

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Thailand. Coming alive at night.

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Ottawa: Landsdowne project Modern style, architectural innovation and vision becoming reality.

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Anna silk From Nicoderm to the supernatural.

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Laurence Anthony Toronto’s addition to the Saw phenomenon.

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Stay tunes

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i spy Kensington from our lens.


YYZ Living Magazine Publisher Publishing Directors Editor In Chief Managing Editor Contributing Copy Editor

YYZ Management Group Ltd. Thomas Jacob & Nash Misir Shivani Kumar Annie Lam Rick Chatarpaul

Art Director

Jennifer Boylan

Advertising & Sales

Kaitlyn Jackson

Editorial Assistant Interns

Nashila Velji Kimberly Haccuman, Carine Mechejijan, Alyth Kersley

Photo Editor

Ben Telford

Web

Sean Simon

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Michelle Hyde ISSN 1925 - 1033 All Content Copyright 2010/2011 For advertising & all other inquiries: YYZ Management Group Ltd. 86 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto ON M5R 1B9 416. 312.1281 / contactus@yyzliving.com yyzliving.com

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YYZ Living Magazine Premiere Issue YYZ Living Magazine is the apex of luxury. With fascinating editorials and alluring photographs, YYZ Living intends to present a definitive vision of arts, culture & society to tempt the imagination in an era of constant change. YYZ Living Magazine guides the reader to engaging information. We give you exclusive access to the hottest runways of the fashion & beauty world. Then take you on a visual journey of extraordinary places and a continuum of contemporary design. We celebrate the stories this world has to tell from the Torontonian perspective.

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editor’s note. The Premiere Issue!

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’ve waited for this moment to share my excitement! The entire team came together with such a creative palette and we are fortunate to have a talented group of writers and photographers contributing to this premiere issue of YYZ Living Magazine.

YYZ Living Magazine: the title has so much substance. Toronto is one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world. This magazine is our voice as Torontonians on how we perceive the world. Toronto’s multiculturalism, cosmopolitan flair and palpable energy makes Toronto unique and vibrant. With all these qualities it is no doubt that this city is truly unique. I remember thinking, “Yes, it’s Toronto and more,” and with this the vision of YYZ Living Magazine was clear. You will see how we weave art, culture and society. This issue styles your wardrobe and provides you with luxurious suggestions to dress your home. Then we want you to pack your bags and travel with us to Jordan and Thailand to discover how rich these places are with culture, yet lead to a perfect vacation. We then bring you back home and stop in Canada’s capital city to tour Ottawa’s new Lansdowne development before catching up with the “controversial” photographer Jonathan Hobin. On behalf of myself and the YYZ Living Magazine team, I take this opportunity to thank you for all the support provided in kicking off our inaugural issue. We look forward to hearing from you as we build our future publications. YYZ Living Magazine has officially launched! Cheers xo

Shivani Kumar Editor In Chief

ssembling this premiere issue was definitely an international experience for me. Not only do we feature amazing writers and fashion trends from around the world, I spent the month before it’s publication doing my part from around the world. Although in Bangkok, Pattaya and Hong Kong, I remained tethered to our Toronto office. For countless nights, I stayed up until dawn sending emails and documents, trying to meet deadlines across different time zones. Thankfully, sleepless nights were made up with afternoon naps on the beach, two-hour massages for only $15, and practicing the art of balancing coconut drinks in one hand while typing with the other. This experience has shown me what incredible people I work with: from the writer who wrote me on her BlackBerry while in labour to the jet-lagged and overworked photographer who still found time to shoot and deliver topnotch images. And of course, our Editor In Chief, Shivani, the most reliable partner in crime. The result of all those late nights and hard work is 68 pages of stunning collaboration of creativity.

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b. A conversation enthusiast, Heidi has exchanged words with eccentric personalities like Lady Gaga, Rachel Zoe, and Betsey Johnson. A regular contributor for Vervegirl, Heidi has worked with FASHION, Vitamin Daily, and TheStyleSpy.com. For our premiere issue Heidi skips small chat and cuts right to the chase with controversial photographer Jonathan Hobin in ‘Play Time’.

a. Ray Bala a. Ray is a freelance journalist from Toronto and a graduate of York University who has been writing for several years. He has held the position of Content Editor and Sports Coordinator at various print and online publications during his career. He has been recently published in SLAM Magazine and has his own blog, The Can Ball Report.

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c. Koby began his career as a surrealist painter and by the early 90’s he became captivated with Photography. Today, an international published fashion photographer, he is one of the strongest photographic voices of his generation.

d. Graduating from the Academy of Design at RCC Institute of Technology, Lauren began her career as a freelance copywriter and blogger. After living overseas, Lauren included work in MarketingEdge Magazine, TCHAD Magazine, and others. While balancing her time as the Creative Director at the Gingerich Group, Multi-Line Apparel Agency, and a Social Media Coordinator at the Academy of Design and Toronto Film School, Lauren continues to pursue her passion for writing. For her recent ramblings, check out her blog at shireffs.ca. e. Toronto singer/songwriter Kelly relocated to New York City and turned her passions for pop and dance music into a career. By working with legendary producer Todd Terry, her studio experiences have brought forth an education in production that has enhanced her song writing abilities. Traveling the world to various festivals, she is constantly exposed to new sounds. Her single “Give in to Me” is currently available for download on iTunes.

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f. Ben Telford f. Ben hails from Niagara Falls, Ontario, where he first started working as a studio photographer. He attended Sheridan College, earning his diploma in photography. Ben now works as a professional photographer in Toronto where his work encompasses fashion shows, corporate & special events, music & theatre promotions, and actor’s headshots.

g. Christopher just returned from Seoul where he was shooting editorial and video for W Korea Magazine. He has worked with Elle, Elle Decor, Lush, FASHION, Clin D’oeil, and Madame Figaro. He currently contributes to Harper’s Bazaar Thailand, China, Malaysia, and Russia. Christopher recently began making short films and in his first effort “The Space Between Us” is part of the 2009 filminute.com shortlist. h. As an accomplished photographer, Joseph continues to push the boundaries of contemporary photography by striving to capture the ultimate image. Whether shooting for clients or refining his skills, Joseph always produces images guaranteed to please the eyes. Recognized not only in Toronto, but also Internationally, Joseph’s work covers a wide spectrum from fashion to product photography.

g. Christopher Wadsworth h. Joseph Saraceno i. Suzanne’s meticulous eye for detail, sophisticated sense of style and taste has allowed her to fit flawlessly into the prop styling industry. No stranger to working with top lifestyle photographers you will see her extensive work evolve and relish throughout the industry.

k. Natalie is a multimedia journalist from Saskatoon, but calls Toronto her home. She’s currently a breaking news reporter for CTV. She has worked and produced content for various media outlets that include MTV, Much Music, NY1 News, Signature Airlines Magazine, and now YYZ Living Magazine. You can follow her on twitter @natalieblaise.

i. Suzanne Campos j. Originally from Montreal, now based in Toronto, Ariane fell in love with exploring new cultures while living abroad and traveling the world at a young age. With a specialist degree in Visual Culture and Communication, she has combined her passion for cultural studies with her love of writing. Her piece, “Jordan. A Land of Contrast” was inspired by her travels to this extraordinary country.

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Ready. Set. Apply. Sephora has many makeup applicators for women on the run. Check out their collection of brushes to suit every lifestyle and makeup needs. The Red Grab ‘n’ Go Powder Shadow Brush is great to brighten any eye. Add definition with the Pink Sephora Angled Synthetic Brush 130 and the Blue Sephora Crease Brush 230. The Purple Sephora Blending Brush 237 and the Pink Grab ‘n’ go Powder Foundation Brush is a must for all makeup-istas.

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1. Red grab’n go brush powder shadow 2. Pink Sephora angled synthetic brush 130 3. Purple Sephora blending 237 brush 4. Blue Sephora crease 230 brush 5. Pink grab’n go brush powder foundation


Come out with your lashes up. Sample Sephora’s favourites in the Lash Stash kit. Let the eye-batting commence. Sephora favorites Lash Stash kit: 1. Laura mercier 2. Hour glass 3. Buxom 4. Blinc 5. Sephora

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Never kiss and tell; let the lipstick Amor by Kat Von D do all the talking. Featuring Kat Von D’s Tattoo Chronicles lipsticks Volume 1 gift set. Just in time for mistletoe season.

photography joseph saraceno. stylist suzanne campos. products sephora.

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1. Lola by Marc Jacobs 2. Michael Kors 3. YSL 4. Prada 5. Lady Million by Paco Rabanne 6. Gucci by Gucci 7. Gucci Eau de Parfum II 8. Very Hollwood by Michael Kors

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“Brushes to me are where the start of all professionally applied looking makeup comes. If you have the tools to create beauty it becomes a much easier and less daunting task.� - Beau Nelson


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I have always been a girl who can’t leave home without her lip balm, but applying makeup has never been my forté. Actually, I can’t think of one person off hand that knows how to effectively hide a blemish, not smudge mascara all over their eyes, or apply eyeliner with a steady hand. Enter Beau Nelson. This name may sound familiar; it could remind you of a classic American cowboy, or movie star from the 20’s. It’s not. Beau Nelson is a star behind the scenes. He perfects the faces of many celebrities and clients. Though, he could very well be a movie star with his stunning blue eyes and pouty lips. His clients range from Supermodel Iman, Leighton Meester, Kristen Stewart, Lindsay Price, Rumer Willis, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Cattrall to name a few. Just barely 30 years old, Beau is on the cusp of an empire. Beauté Cosmetics began with an epic and luxurious line of brushes with each signature brush designed to create perfection. “Brushes were the first thing we did,” says Beau. “Brushes to me are where the start of all professionally applied looking makeup comes. If you have the tools to create beauty, it becomes a much easier and less daunting task.” With his remarkable makeup artistry and an electric personality, it is no wonder Beau has won over the hearts of many celebrities. He has gone to great lengths to offer top quality products for the modern woman. In fact, I have retired my boring lip balms for the first time since ’94 and have replaced it with Beau’s great products. The chic and irresistible 14 brush collection swiftly became a “must-have”, not just for the famous, but for every woman searching for a touch of luxury. “Beauté Cosmetics was born out of my own desire for products and tools that simply were not available on the market. I was frustrated at having to search every product in every line just to find one thing that was top quality,” says Beau. “I wanted to create something that was perfect. Every product is a star product and every shade is special and unique.”

words lauren shirreffs. images natasha v.: brushes, chris chapman: portrait.

Much like any gifted artist, inspiration can strike anywhere and everywhere. “Colours can come from the shade of a passing car, a jelly bean, a photograph, or a painting. Textures can come from yogurt, suede, or skin. Product ideas come from my experience working with women, talking to them about their needs and wants, and also just from instinct.” After establishing his extensive brush collection, Beau set his efforts in creating effective products such as weightless lip crèmes, liquid gel stains, and volume glosses. Beau puts a lot of effort in the construction of his products, for instance, The Volume Gloss Collection is made with the finest of ingredients. Beauté Cosmetics developed the glosses in one of the world’s foremost laboratories. The lip glosses are infused with orchid extract to revitalize and hydrate lips. With such great care inside each product it’s easy to see why his products are one of the best. So, what can we expect in the future from this Canadian-born artist and entrepreneur? “Well, you will definitely see the building of an empire. I want to create an amazing beauty line that encompasses colour cosmetics and skincare, but also leads into lifestyle items like candles, books, and possibly even music collections as most of my products are named after music or some derivative from a song,” says Beau. The combination of quality, natural ingredients, and functionality set Beauté Cosmetics apart in an intimidating marketplace of brand names. His products can easily become a staple in your ever-growing make up bag. n

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Mysterious window Photography by Koby Inc. Radiate a mysterious allure and discover the secrets to makeup. Enhance an already beautiful you by looking through different windows of personality.


Face: Sheer Matte Foundation by Nars Eyes: Sex Appeal colour palette by Nars and Definicils High definition Mascara by Lanc么me Cheeks: Nico Blush by Nars Lips: Lucidalabbra colour palette by Cargo Cosmetics Eyebrows: Kit by Quo Cosmetics Nails: Caramel by Joe Fresh


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Face: Orgasm Illuminator by Nars Eyes: Q 24 Platinum by Gosh and Definicils Preciaus Cells Mascara by Lanc么me Cheeks: Les Tissages De Chanel Lips: Shrinagar Lipstick by Nars

Blush by CHANEL (limited edition)


Face: Matte Porcelaine D’lvoire dual finish powder by Lancôme Eyes: Bermuda Palette by Cargo Cheeks: Sex Appeal Blush by Nars Lips: Little Darling Lipstick by Nars

Cosmetics and Hypnose Mascara by Lancôme


photography koby inc. hair/makeup diana carreiro page one management. model irena f. elite model management. hair products john freida.

Face: Double Perfection Compact SPF 10 by Chanel Eyes: Iris Palette by Joe Fresh and Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara by Nars Cheeks: Soho De Chanel Highlighting Blush by Chanel Lips: Bougainville by Nars


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Dress your home in style Mah Jong Modular sofa Couture Version by Jean Paul Gaultier

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any furniture galleries in Toronto offer a vast selection to suit your home and taste. Roche Bobois is a luxury furniture gallery in downtown Toronto that showcases furniture from a variety of different design houses. Whatever size the rooms in your home, there is something that will fit perfectly. One of their signature lines is the Jean Paul Gaultier collection. Gaultier’s collection is ultra-glamorous, which brings the world of fashion and interior design together with iconic pieces enrobed in fine materials, detailed with subtle colours and strong patterns that scream luxury.

The Mah Jong Modular in Gaultier’s collection pictured above is bound to start a conversation. This piece can take any living space to a new level. Its distinct patterns, fabrics, and imprinted images will definitely spark attention in your home.

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A beautiful home is only complete with exceptional furniture. Furnish your home in elegance, style, and class. Choose from many different home furnishing styles such as, a modern, contemporary, or traditional finish.

The dining room is very important for any home. It’s something that is used on a daily basis; be it for a quick breakfast or a holiday dinner. You can always make yourself happy and keep your guests entertained with Versace Home. Inspired by neoclassic, baroque, and ultra-modern styles, Versace creates a harmony between designs, fabrics, and materials. Versace Home offers a wide range of dining tables from the traditional to the très chic and offers it’s clients a complete interior design service, from consultation to interior planning to installation. The Berenice dining table is elegant and timeless. This traditional table is from Versace Home’s Heritage collection. This table is detailed with metallic accents on each leg. The top comes in a variety of different colours and leather patterns. The table is available in white, black, and gold. Versace Home also offers an array of tables to suit other rooms. The Greca Grand coffee table is a great accent piece for a living room. The table is primarily black and white and features the Versace signature Greek Key motif. Accent pieces are a necessity to any home. Pillows are a perfect addition to any room. Jean Paul Gaultier’s pillows, also available at Roche Bobois, come in various sizes, patterns, and materials to complement any taste, style, and setting.


From top to bottom: Berenice dining table by Versace Home Greca Grand coffee table by Versace Home Marina bed by Sacha Lakic Embroidered pillows By Jean Paul Gaultier

After entertaining guests, a good night’s rest is due. Why not relax in a Marina Bed, designed by Sacha Lakic. This stylish and unique shaped bed is framed in beech walnut panels. It comes upholstered in leather, has an adjustable headboard, integrated nightstand, and an optional lighting feature available as an upgrade. The upholstery is available in five different colours to match the bedroom theme; black, white, beige, brique, and mango. A matching chest is also available to complete your bedroom.

words nashila velji. images roche bobois and versace home.

Comfort should not ever be compromised for style. With proper research and planning, picking the themes and colours can be easy and fun. Relish this furniture shopping experience in a new way at Roche Bobois. n

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Who said competition cannot be friendly? RIM introduces the new BlackBerry Playbook, the direct competition to Apple’s iPad and the ultimate gadget for keeping on top of your entire to-do list. The BlackBerry Playbook has many applaud worthy features, surf the web with built in Adobe Flash, ultra portable and smaller design, user friendly, crystal clear HD display and rich stereo sound, front and rear facing cameras, and the best feature of the Playbook is the syncing capabilities it has. Sync the Playbook to your BlackBerry smart phone via Bluetooth for full access to push technology, email, calendar, BBM, tasks, documents, and much more. Play games, run applications, and manage your day to day tasks in super fast speed with a dual core processor…full computing power in tablet form. TECH SPECS : Full Adobe Flash 10.1 enabled, Built in support for HTML 5, Weighs less than a pound, 7” LCD display, 1024 x 600 screen resolution, Over 5,000 apps, Bluetooth ready.

Remember the iPod Nano, the vivid colours, the small rectangular shape, and the very functional click wheel? Apple does it again; they took something already small and made it smaller. The new redesigned iPod Nano now is much smaller, easier to carry, and no click wheel. This little musical gizmo is joining it’s other Apple siblings with Multi-Touch technology. Tap away at songs, surf through albums, and browse through radio stations with the new built in FM Tuner. The iPod Nano Touch makes a great accessory and comes in seven different colours; clip it on to your bag, shirt, pocket, belt loop, sleeve, just about anywhere that works for you. Rock out in style with the new iPod Nano Touch.

TECH SPECS: Built in FM radio with live pause, Mutli-Touch screen, Built in clip, Built in accessibility features to help people with disabilities enjoy music, Environmentally friendly.

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Apple introduces the revolutionized iPod Touch, now with FaceTime Video Calling, Retina Display, HD Video Recording, and Game Centre. This digital package is jam-packed with unbelievable new features taking a simple Mp3 player to great heights all in the thinnest and lightest iPod Touch ever. Retina display changes the way you see your iPod. This little feature makes everything on the iPod look even more incredible, whether you are playing games, surfing the web, watching a video, or zipping through your albums. The screen has 4x times more pixels per inch therefore the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels, making images and video sharper, smoother, and more realistic. Apple does not stop there; the iPod touch is given a new front facing camera and mic. Make face time video calls over Wi-Fi with a tap of the new FaceTime app and see what your friends are up to, literally. The rear-facing camera has HD video recording capability to never miss a video opportunity. Need a break, launch the world`s most popular Game Centre. iPod Touch users can challenge and play friends or be matched automatically with new opponents. Show off your gaming skills with over 65,000 games and entertainment apps.

TECH SPECS : 40 hours of music playback, 7 hours of video playback, Weighs less than four ounces, 960 x 640 pixel resolution = 326 pixels per inch, Environmentally friendly, Bluetooth ready.


Introducing a simpler, faster, and remarkable way to watch TV, cue Apple TV. This little black box is loaded with everything you need to watch awesome HD Movies and TV shows. Simply connect your HDMI cable and add to your wireless network and the possibilities become endless. Watch your favourite movies in HD from the largest selection available on demand – many available the same day they come out on DVD. Missed an episode of your favourite show? Catch it when you want, commercial free and in HD at the click of a button. This little package is incomplete without music, photos, and videos. Apple TV lets your stream your photos, music, and videos from iTunes; entertainment in style. Here comes the best part...it is only $99 USD. TECH SPECS: 80% smaller than the previous generation, Netflix Compatible, Built in power supply, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, Remote included or download the remote app free on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, Energy efficient – stays cool without a fan using hardly any power when not in use.

Imagine being in Paris or China or Australia and your favourite show is on TV and you just can’t miss it...what do you do? You get a Media Slingbox Pro. Take your entire HD home theatre with you wherever you go. Simply connect three of your A/V devices to this box and tune into your TV shows, sporting events, and special programming wherever you are in the world and in HD. Control your home theatre system through the web with the easy on screen virtual remote. Travel the world without missing any of your favourite shows.

TECH SPECS: Windows and Mac compatible, Watch HD programming anywhere in the world, Input support for resolutions up to 1080i, Full set of pass-through connections.

words nashila velji. images rim, apple.com, slingmedia.com, logitech.com and bang-olufsen.com.

Control your entire media centre with one remote thanks to Logitech’s Harmony Universal Remote with RF technology. With this remote you can hide all your home-entertainment equipment behind walls, cabinet doors, or wall units without losing control all thanks to RF technology. Once connected, the full colour touch screen remote takes control of all your media without interruptions or the worry of switching remotes for different systems. Enjoy rocking out to your favourite songs, watching blockbuster movies, and catching up on your missed shows at your own time. The Harmony Remote is compatible with more than 5000 brands and 225,000 devices; if you own it, the Harmony 900 will control it.

TECH SPECS: Wireless RF Technology, IR blaster system, Full colour touch screen, Rechargeable battery with base station, Windows and Mac compatible.

Respect your music with the BeoSound 5. Create a proper record collection without the dust of course. Enjoy the complete experience of full quality sound. No need for actual CDs in the digital age. BeoSound 5 listens to the song you are playing and analyses the sound, dynamics, rhythmic aspects, composition etc. Playing a song is like a planting a seed in the brain (MOTS system) of the BeoSound 5 which then creates a garden of music that completely matches you and your musical taste. Every time a song ends, it is followed by another that matches harmoniously, unless you choose otherwise. If you don’t want to listen to other genres you can still play a whole album or your own customized playlist. MOTS is not concerned with artists or albums, so the entire musical experience is always a new discovery. The BeoSound 5 has a bright screen that displays all the album covers without the burden of having CDs. Discover music everyday with the BeoSound 5. n TECH SPECS : MOTS system, Windows and Mac compatible. Resolution 1024 x 768, Use with BeoMaster 5 HDD.

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Riding the dream Jaguar has firmly established itself as a premier car manufacturer for those with discerning taste for a timeless classic. Recently, the company has been attempting to redefine its traditional image to incorporate a newer more modern aesthetic. They’ve certainly achieved this with the 2011Jaguar XJ.

The Jaguar XJ boasts a very luxurious feel on the exterior, while keeping its softness, despite it houses a full sized sedan underneath. This is because they have incorporated aspects of the Jaguar XK sports coupe to create a look that feels natural and in motion. Clean and sporty lines evoke images of speed. The contrasting of the body colour with the polarized windows and panoramic glass roof creates visual appeal for looking into and looking out from. This model is grounded on firm 19 inch alloy wheels, and the Supercharged and Supersport models enjoy the 20 inch upgrade, either of which are solid reminders that the XJ is from an aristocratic car stock.

An added feature to this model is the incredible dashboard. XJ’s digitally rendered gauges replace the traditional analog. Owners can customize them via controls on the steering wheel. You almost feel spoiled as you switch between an array of gauges and real-time displays while driving. Jaguar Sense, a hand-sensing control option in the centre console, allows the passenger to also enjoy many of the XJ’s controls. Neither driver nor passenger has to physically touch the system, and it is completely manageable without distraction from driving. Audiophiles can upgrade the already impressive 600w premium sound system in the XJ model to a 1200w Bowers and Wilkins system that is exclusive to Jaguar. The upgrade features 20 speakers, powered through 15 channels that utilize a state of the art sound processing technology. This can even be accessed from wireless headphones. Jaguar also offers

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a rear seat entertainment package that includes two 8-inch LCD screens that are powered by a touch screen remote. Perhaps as a nod to luxury for Canadian weather, the XJ has an optional heated wood and leather steering wheel, completing its Canadian needs coast to coast. Jaguars are notorious for having an engine that is more sports car, and yet handles very nicely for a sedan. The XJ is equipped with a refined 6-speed automatic transmission with a 385hp 5.0L V8 engine that can be upgraded to a supercharged model that tops out at 510hp going from 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds. The drive is smooth and shifts well through corners thanks to the self-adjusting shocks. Handling the XJ in downtown Toronto seems as easy as handling on an open provincial road. The XJ presents Jaguar to both its adoring fans and newcomers alike. The incorporation of modern and classic styles, performance and luxury, while integrated future generation technologies encourage new generations of Jaguar fans to reward themselves with an XJ. n

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The interior of the XJ enjoys the expected level of style and sophistication that Jaguar owners have enjoyed for decades. The cabin has a spacious amount of room for up to five comfortably seated passengers. Typical of its heritage, all models come with customizable leather interior trim in an array of hues, as well as a wood veneer finish. A notable improvement by Jaguar is that the cabin has a sunken look, similar to a yacht. The dashboard sits a little lower from the end of the windshield making everything accessible and creating an intimate feel.


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line – but no real surprise here. “I figured the media would [take interest],” says Hobin. “They’re using the series to talk more about what they do,” referring to both coverage of current events and piggy-backing on stories first reported by other outlets. International press had started to spread the word about Hobin’s controversial creativity, “A photography student from Switzerland emailed me. Their assignment is to recreate a famous photograph and he was using mine.” 31 Perhaps fitting, what started as a student-project-turned-gallery-exhibit launched Hobin from the darkrooms of Ryerson to an up-and-coming photographer. Mother Goose, the series tackled the infamous nursery rhymes exposing what Hobin felt were darker elements hidden within d


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“The playroom represents that place in everyone’s home where kids are free to play, yet these [media] stories are so pervasive they get into this protective space; kids re-inact these events.”


Dale Smith of Dale Smith Gallery – where In the Playroom was displayed – describes the larger concept of “children’s lives not being innocent and carefree,” but instead bombarded with “sound bites and images everywhere.” For Smith the first layer in dissecting the series comes from Hobin’s own youth, “Childhood was not an easy time for Jonathan – he has a great family, it wasn’t anything like that – he was just one of those intense children who felt things acutely and worried about things. He was thinking about what children today see and hear, [including] the news coverage of events.”

words heidi hofstad. photography jonathan hobin.

Given ‘The Twins’ – referencing September 11th – was the first and most representational of the In the Playroom series, it’s easy to see how some may feel uneasy with the subject matter. Substitute in building blocks and toy flyers and the images of the towers and planes-cum-weapons, is no less uncomfortable than the real-thing. Even more relatable is the stereotypical inclusion of a dark-skinned boy in a black hoodie, contrasting a blond-haired boy wearing a red helmet; good and evil visualized. Or “playing that game of terrorist and fireman,” says Hobin. “While getting ready for this shot – one [of the kids] pointed out ‘this is where the plane hit the building’. Shocked, the mother said ‘I’ve never told him any of this.’ That validates what I’m

the reference to [Tammy Faye Baker] and her eyelashes which are so iconic.” Prop-speaking, worth more than an honourable mention is the handmade Louis Vuitton bible she holds – a tongue-in-cheek nod to the greedy, yet religious among us; guaranteed stylists everywhere are praying for their own replica.

doing. Making the point kids are aware. No parent could participate in this project without fully acknowledging they might have to have a dialogue about some of this work.” Admitting the actual photography is secondary to the elaborate set, Hobin says, “Everything is sketched out, planned, placed – even the kids – they’re like mannequins with a vacant look in their eyes. They’re trying to get your attention. It’s hard to ignore.” Going solo on every aspect of his work – from building and sourcing props, to sewing costumes, to casting, to painting fake wallpaper for just-built sets, to retouching and printing the finished photographs – everything is meticulously executed by Hobin.

Intended to be bright and vibrant compared to the darker undertone of the images, colour creates a notion “there’s still this fantasy there,” says Hobin. Find festive hues in ‘A Boo Grave’ – a play on the spelling of Abu Ghraib – adding to the camped-up interpretation of the abuse at the Baghdad prison by American Soldiers, where photo evidence was leaked to the media. Focusing on the perspective of a child hearing the name of the prison Hobin said, “[It] reminded me of dressing up in costumes, [hence] the Halloween theme. That’s how I pictured it.”

With a painted-like quality, incorporating hidden elements, each image demands more than a simple glance. On the composition of the pieces Smith says, “A lot of contemporary artists are setting up their photographs almost as a tableau. They’re impeccably constructed and there are no extraneous items in these photographs.”

Living in a government city Hobin finds his audience somewhat limited, “I’ve heard people say they could never hang my pieces on their walls because a child staring at them is too much to handle.” However, Hobin went straight for a political undertone for the final piece in the collection, ‘Seal Hunt’ – homage to the visit of former Governor General, Michaelle Jean, to Nunavut. “It’s a little bedroom with stuffed arctic animals, snowflake wallpaper, and an Inuit boy bashing a seal piñata with a hockey stick with red candy spilling on the floor,” describes Hobin. Taking a nibble out of a chocolate candy heart is a little Jean. Hobin invited the real deal to the opening night, but Jean did not attend.

Layers can even be pulled away with the title of each piece, explains Hobin. “I’m drawn to creating things that are challenging and force people to see deeper and deeper into the photo.” Take the title of ‘39 Lashes’. “My dad goes, ‘Oh, its Britney Spears,’ when he saw it,” says Hobin, “which was funny because [I mean] she’s bald and could be in a mental hospital.” However, behind the words lies the true meaning. “It’s a reference to Jesus being lashed 39 times, which in the bible is equivalent to one less lashing than death,” explains Hobin, “it’s also obviously

Finishing on a Canadian note opens the door for more themes from this side of the border. With In the Playroom intended to be an ongoing series, Hobin hinted a Robert Pickton image is in the planning stages. “I’ve had a pigs head in my freezer forever for that photo.” It’s all in the attention to detail. Controversial to some? Definitely. Perhaps more interesting is art imitating real life circumstances, can become just as much a hot topic as the day the story broke. For more information on In the Playroom visit jhobin.com.

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the words. “Mother Goose [rhymes] were used as a tool to control kids actions by threatening. If you do this, this will happen to you, as a kind of punishment,” explains Hobin, “and [In the Playroom] is basically an extension of this – the images with their [underlying] news stories becomes the modern cautionary tale and they become legendary almost like a folktale.”


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Hanif Harji (the man who gave Kultura and other fine eateries to Toronto) sets out again by partnering once more with Chef Roger Mooking to bring us Nyood, in the Queen West Village. “Nyood is about the service, the food, the music, and the vibe,” says Sacha El Wakeel, Director of Operations. “It keeps the people coming back and feeds a very diverse group of regulars. We have old, young, foodies, nonfoodies, businessmen and women, young professionals, and so many more.” The welcoming and relaxing atmosphere entices visitors to come in and enjoy an array of cocktails and a Mediterranean inspired dinner.

exciting on the eyes and more so for the palette. Current Executive Chef, Dan Duckett, has been with them for several months and loves it. “The food is delicious, the place is great, and the service is awesome.” According to him, “Everything on the menu is my favourite.” Their delicious Mediterranean menu has gone through minor adjustments since Dan’s arrival, and he has unleashed culinary brilliance to create art on each plate.

The “pure” philosophy at Nyood is to stay true to tradition while embracing the contemporary. All the elements that create this restaurant are from simple, but artfully composed materials. Custom chandeliers and marble finishes provide a sultry ambience. The suave décor creates a warm atmosphere.

The Swordfish Souvlaki is unbelievable. Its generous-sized cubes of swordfish served on a skewer, alternates with onions on top a bed of Moroccan couscous. The soft fish fell off the skewer and melts on your palette. It came with a side of beet tzatziki, and it provided me with medley of fresh flavours and bright spices. It was an artful Mediterranean fusion, indeed.

Nyood’s menu is a true celebration of food, a vision that came from Roger Mooking, Executive Chef and Co-Owner. His strong reputation thrives on culinary perfection, and insisted the delicious and natural dishes be

The Malta Braised Short Ribs were incredibly tender, its juicy meat falling apart as soon as it met my fork. The portions of short ribs are generous and served in a glistening silver bowl that pays tribute to aroma

Dan presented me three tantalizing tapas style dishes: Swordfish Souvlaki, Malta Braised Short Ribs, and Panko Crusted Chicken.


The “pure” philosophy at Nyood is to stay true to tradition while embracing the contemporary. All the elements that create this restaurant are from simple, but artfully composed materials. Custom chandeliers and marble finishes provide a sultry ambience. The suave décor creates a warm atmosphere.

and taste. The carefully crafted au jus is a mix of sweet and spicy, beginning with a fiery undertone from the cayenne peppers and finishing off on a pleasantly sweet note. The Panko Crusted Chicken is also a visual and tasty masterpiece. The warm radicchio and apple salad, encircled by several shareable cutlets were presented on a wooden pedestal with mini silver tongs. This main dish strikes a perfect balance between tender and juicy to crispy and succulent. The harmony is carried further with a salad that is not only savoury, but equally sweet complemented by a wonderful and slightly tangy vinaigrette. Executive Chef Dan Duckett hinted at his future compliments to the menu. “Homemade prosciutto, duck on a flatbread, and smoked trout,” he smiles, “but I can’t tell you too much right now, can’t give away all my secrets.” He admits his unique method of creating a dish starts from the source. “I learned from Hanif [owner], who has been all over the world. He tells me about the dishes he’s eaten and then we explore it and see what we can create.”

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Nyood 1096 Queen St W Toronto, ON M6J 1H9

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Green velvet top: Stella McCartney, Stylist’s Own Long knit vest: Diane Von Furstenburg, Stylist’s Own Over the knee cable knit socks: HUE, $18, Legs Beautiful Grey knit snood: Custom pricing, Americo Originals Silk and lace panties: D&G, Stylist’s Own Metal bracelets: House of Harlow, $210, Holt Renfrew Crystal pendant necklace: Little Doe, $350, Littledoeislove.com Green jade teardrop earrings: Siman Tu, $325, Siman Tu


Blush lace dress: Cynthia Steffe, $375, YOUR CHOICE, Beige knit crop jacket: Kimmich, $545, YOUR CHOICE, Pink glass ring: Vintage, $20, DDavis Objets, Bronze fringe necklace: $ 645, Rodrigo Otazu, Tribal gold plated earrings: $85, Pink Petals, Christian Dior Vintage Clutch: Stylist’s Own


Grey leather pants: Schumacher, $1095, YOUR CHOICE, Silk navy tank: Rozae Nichols, $395, YOUR CHOICE, Silk grey vest: Goldhawk, $298, YOUR CHOICE, Grey wool cardigan: Stylist’s Own, White rabbit fur scarf: Stefanel, Stylist’s Own, Black and gold ring and matching earrings: House of Harlow, Stylist’s own, Stiletto leopard ankle boots: Christian Louboutin, $1065, David’s


Nude slip: Spanx, $85, Legs Beautiful Vintage fur coat: Stylist’s own Multi-strand pearl necklace: Stylist’s Own Vintage 3 strand taupe beaded necklace: $100, Anything Goes Vintage pearl and diamond earrings: $375, DDavis Objets Multi-strand pearl bracelet: $375, Legend Pearls Pearl and crystal cuff: $260, Rodrigo Otazu Smokey quartz ring: David Yurman, Stylist’s Own Black leather and shearling stiletto ankle boots: Burberry, Stylist’s Own


Metallic knit mini dress: M Missoni, $695, YOUR CHOICE Brown leather jacket: Oscar De La Renta, $4700, Hugo on the Avenue Vintage brass necklace: Stylist’s own Elena gold plated and pearl earrings: $110, Pink Petals


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Favoured spots to shop Ever wonder where the fashion savvy trend-setters shop? The answer is simple; Toronto! One of many great cities for fashionistas and shopaholics to become style champions. This ritzy city comes complete with a multitude of designers, new labels, specialized boutiques and the classic department stores; no matter what your style or preference, Toronto has something for every YYZ Living Magazine reader.

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Kerry LaiFatt /actress Kerry in our words: An exotic beauty without a bad bone in her body. Whether on screen or surrounded by paparazzi her super sweet personality and great style does not go unnoticed. Favourite place(s) to shop or favourite item purchased (and from where): This season, my favourite item purchased are my soft leather over the knee boots from Town Shoes by Kate & Mel.

Reason it is your favourite: They’re sexy, but so comfy! I swear they’re like butter! Perfect for me since I’m expecting.

Anna Cyzon / artist / singer / songwriter Anna in our words: Anna is a sexy rocker chick who can kick your ass in heels without messing her hair or makeup. Favourite place(s) to shop or favourite item purchased (and from where): I have a few favourite places to shop in Toronto. One is the vintage shop “I Miss You” on Ossington, they have the illest designer pieces and a whole section just devoted to glitter! I recently purchased a beautiful butterfly top that I’ve been rocking around town. I also love Jacflash on Queen. My friend Jaclyn always hooks me up with the hottest numbers. I love her personal line (dresses, hot pants) and jeans (I have a black pair I’ve been wearing religiously for years!) I get a lot of my clothes from GSUS and rock a lot of Danier Leather on stage.

Reason it is your favourite: Anything that flashes, glitters, mixed and leather. It’s just my undeniable insatiable attraction.

Ainsley Kerr / event specialist Ainsley in our words: Often described as best dressed socialite, Ainsley is the go to gal for planning awesome events. She is one super smart and super stylish lady. Favourite place(s) to shop or favourite item purchased (and from where): Shrimpton Couture is one of my favourite places to shop. I recently bought a black cashmere sweater lined with white mink fur collar and faux pearl buttons with decadent jewelled clasps at the waist. It’s the perfect sweater for dinner with friends or a holiday party; it is so timeless you can wear it again and again. Reason it is your favourite: I love the idea of vintage as generally they are unique items that nobody has. Fashion constantly reinvents itself from inspiration derived from the past so why wouldn’t we make those pieces relevant in our wardrobe today.

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Gail McInnes / owner & director of magnet creative management (magnetcreative.ca) Gail in our words: The most fashionable PR maven in the city. Gail works with the who’s who of Toronto fashion, while often being among those who standout with her lavish wardrobe. Favourite place(s) to shop or favourite item purchased (and from where): Second Clothing’s Yoga Jeans (secondclothing.com) from Shopgirls (shopgirls.com)

Reason it is your favourite: Shopgirls carries a great selection of Canadian designers from all across Canada. The staff are super sweet and helpful and they have a great in-store stylist to help you put together the perfect outfit. I am in love with their selection of Yoga Jeans. They are the most comfortable jeans I own.

Julian Brass/founder of notableTV.com Julian in our words: Julian is recognized as an expert on everything to do with young professionals, from trends, news, and lifestyle and not to mention he’s always well dressed and sets his own trends in fashion.

Favourite place(s) to shop or favourite item purchased (and from where): Recently I was given a silk pillowcase from a brand new luxury beauty brand specializing in top quality silk pillowcases. They’re called Cilque and are based right here in Toronto!

Reason it is your favourite: It makes my dreams sweeter.

Dan Levy/host/producer - MTV Dan in our words: Dan not only keeps us on top of The Hills drama, but he continues to charm us with his boyish good looks and sleek clothing choices.

Favourite place(s) to shop or favourite item purchased (and from where): Commute Home. Bought a refurbished apothecary light fixture that now hangs above my bed.

Reason it is your favourite: I can safely say that the store has perfect taste, from their lighting to their furniture. The store is perfectly edited. I would buy everything in it (if I had the bank account).

Natalie Lecompte/assistant buyer at Holt Renfrew Natalie in our words: Natalie has the perk of previewing collections and getting first pick on all designer frocks. Any fashionista would be jealous of Natalie’s closet.

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Reason it is your favourite: The selection of our assortments. Our buying teams are dedicated to sourcing and editing the best collections from around the world and bringing them to Holt Renfrew and Canada!

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The eternal question we all ponder before traveling somewhere new: what to pack?

As a young woman traveling to the Middle East for the first time, this question becomes much more complex. As a Western woman traveling alone to a country like Jordan, it becomes not just about the clothes, but what they represent.

Preparing to spend two weeks in Amman, a series of questions ran through my mind: would I need to wear a veil? Would it be safe to walk alone? Did people go out? Did they drink? Would anyone speak English? I quickly realized that my concerns were unfounded, once there. Upon arriving in Amman, I was immediately struck by the city’s vibrancy. Beeping cars were bravely weaving in and out of traffic, the call of street vendors selling seasonally fresh fruits, and locals smoking lemon-mint flavoured argyle on the patios of the neighbourhood cafes: these were just some of the sights and sounds that give this city life.

After a long night of partying, locals and foreigners spend their day lounging by an infinity pool at one of the Dead Sea’s numerous luxury resorts such as the Kempinski Hotel. Enjoy a world famous full-body mud treatment, known to have effective healing and moisturizing capabilities. Washing the mud off in the waters of the Dead Sea is quite an experience in itself. The high density water made floating easy. Relax and let the water gently carry you while basking in the warm sunlight. Complete your day sipping on a thirst-quenching Caipirinha while watching the sunset and majestic scenery from the comfort of a private cabana.

I had the privilege of staying with good friends in Amman; they showed A twenty minute drive from Amman is a town called Madaba. Madaba me that Jordan is a safe country to travel to, with warm and hospitable is home to the infamous Madaba Mosaic Map, the oldest surviving people, a proud history, rich culture, great food, and cartographic depiction of the Holy Land. Dating back spectacular attractions. Amman in particular is a hidto the 6th century AD, the map is part of the floor “It’s like a den gem, a multi-faceted diamond in the rough offering mosaic in the early Byzantine Church of Saint George. secret nobody Most travelers visit Madaba to see the mosaics, but to everything from natural wonders to trendy nightclubs. really understand the charm of this historical city, travknows about By day, the bustling downtown souqs were filled with elers should spend the day exploring. Stroll the streets, yet. And I like it merchants selling aromatic spices, decadent Arabic delichat with locals, and shop in some of the quaint jewelcacies, and the latest local fashions. Take time to stop lery stores. Enjoy a dinner at the famous Haret Jdouna that way.” for a cardamom-scented coffee and Kanafeh – a tradirestaurant located in the centre of town. The charming tional crispy golden shredded pastry. courtyard is surrounded by old Madaba houses that were once homes to prominent local citizens. In the evenings find visitors and locals Just up the hill from the downtown core were the Coliseum and the mingling while enjoying traditional Jordanian dishes, live entertainCitadel. The Coliseum is a Roman theatre. It remains the most impresment, and local wines. sive legacy of the former city of Philadelphia (now modern day Amman). Built under the emperor Antonius Pius in the 2nd century AD, A trip to Jordan would not be complete without seeing one of the this magnificent Roman design and architecture still hosts concerts. Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient city of Petra. This vast and unique city was carved into rock face over 2000 years ago by the anThe impressive ruins of the Citadel are one of the world’s oldest contincient Nabataeans and was used as an important crossroad for trade. ually inhabited spaces, dating back over 7000 years. Its current ruins are Flanked by cliffs the height of a five-story building, the narrow gorge, of a Palace complex, Byzantine church, and the Temple of Hercules. with its astounding colours and rock formations, leads you into this lost city of stone and to the awe-inspiring façade of The Treasury. Standing amidst these remarkable ruins is truly a powerful experience, This extraordinary building, made famous by cult classic Indiana making you feel the historical importance this region once had. Jones and the Last Crusade, is a testament to the engineering genius of these ancient people. Although much has been written about this When the day comes to an end, Amman’s nightlife picks up. The glowcity of stone, nothing can really prepare you for this experience; it ing streets are packed with luxury cars heading to the latest high-end really has to be seen to be believed. Take a camel or donkey ride restaurants, nightclubs, and lounges. This is where the most beautiful throughout the rest of the city to truly experience the natural beauty come to drink and socialize until the early hours. and architectural achievements of Petra.

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On my first night out, I bumped into an American rapper and producer, Jay Electronica, at a popular night spot, Flow Bar. He said, “I was invited down, so I came and I love it here. It’s like a secret nobody knows about yet. And I like it that way.” I couldn’t agree with him more. Flow Bar felt like it could have been anywhere in the world’s most Cosmopolitan cities; everyone looked gorgeous and were wearing the latest designer clothing. I realized my packing dilemma was without grounds. Not only is it unnecessary to wear a veil here, but it isn’t a bad idea to pack your Louboutins either.

The Kingdom of Jordan is a land of mesmerizing beauty and contrasts, from the fertile Jordan Valley, to the remote desert canyons. Amman in particular is a city of multi-cultural, multi-denominational and extremely hospitable people. I wish I hadn’t waited so long before traveling here. As one of the most liberal and forward thinking countries in the Arab world, Jordan is making a mark for itself as a destination rich with tradition, but also vibrant with culture and nightlife. If you’re searching for a new place to discover, one that offers a bit of everything 51 – Jordan is the place to be. n


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Thailand. Coming alive at night Thailand can be whatever you want it to be. Those seeking the splendour of architectural wonders, timeless Buddhist temples, the solitude of untouched beaches, or the indulgences of an endless nightlife will find all this within the heart of this Southeast Asian country. No matter what your desire, it is the diversity, the warm persona, a wide variety of musical genres, and the low-cost travelling capabilities that have elevated Thailand to an attractive travel destination.

Bangkok can inspire any artist with its perfect harmonization of tradition and modernity. There are many must-see places in Bangkok, such as the enchanting temples and towering pagodas. Discover Thailand’s history with the colourful paintings, intricate Buddha statues, and elaborate designs that adorn the corridor walls of the temples. Meet fellow musical enthusiasts on the famous Khao San Road. The lively streets have many restaurants, pubs, and vendors selling everything from inexpensive beads to T-Shirts. Though, Thailand has many historical and ancient sites, the nightlife is where it’s at. Discover the musical diversity in the many clubs and lounges, many of which are on par or better than anything offered in Toronto, New York, London, or Tokyo. BED Supperclub is a “dining in bed” experience. This ritzy venue is best described as a unique combination of restaurant, club, art gallery, theatre, and stage merged into one. BED engages its visitors in many ways, especially with its custom built and futuristic all white interior. Enjoy a five-star cuisine before rocking out on the dance floor. This place features an extensive musical library, anywhere from, House, Old School, Electronica, Nu Disco, Nu Jazz, Break Beat, and Hip Hop. BED has many skilled DJs who know how to get any party started. DJ Octo, Ome, Fred Jungo, Tech 12, and Eddy Frampton are some of the popular DJs at BED. Similarly, the Hi Residence Top 10 Roof Top Bar is another great party stop. This bar has two outstanding dance floors, but has a 360 degree open-air view of Bangkok’s skyline. This chic bar is a regular party destination. Local DJ Celeste Siam spins a great mix of Techno, House, Hip Hop, Electronica, and Soul. Wherever you decide to go, you can expect to have an awesome night with locals and other tourists. Other commendable clubs include Koi Bar, Glow, and QBar.

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Thailand is also well known for a well-developed rock scene. Rock out with local rock bands at Daowung Daeng and The Hard Rock Café. Daowung Daeng features great indie bands covering everything from alternative pop to heavy metal. The Hard Rock Café features established artists. If you are lucky, catch an intimate live performance by Thailand’s most famous and politically-charged group, Carabao. Thai malls also feature local and international musicians. Siam Square, Central World, and The Mall are some places where you can find worldclass performances from a wide variety of musical genres. Expect to see

everything from Thai Hip Hop acts, like Thaitanium to the legendary DJ Tiesto. No matter what time of day, a visit to the mall has potential to become a musical extravaganza complete with singers and dancers in a bedazzling stage show. The island of Koh Samui in Southern Thailand offers a fusion of Reggae and traditional Thai music. This music is best captured by premier Reggae artists like Job2Do and Rasta Monkey. Listening to Reggae here, makes you forget you are in Thailand, except for the lyrics, they are in Thai. Thai Reggae music has not only become a hit in Thailand, but internationally, specifically, Job2Do’s song “Doo Ter Tam”. Rasta Monkey, an energized band whose repertoire features Reggae covers. They perform seven nights a week at Murray Bar, a great reggae venue. Koh Samui Island has a thriving Reggae culture. The unique Rasta vibe boom at local venues, such as The Reggae Pub and The Rock. Enjoy exciting sets by other musical geniuses like ex-pat Kenyan and Tommy Moto. The North Eastern cities of Khorat, Udon Thani, and Nong Kai offer a completely different musical experience known as “luk thung” and Isaan music; which is similar to country music. Luk Thung is usually played with traditional instruments such as Pim (stringed instrument), Klui (flute), Saw (similar to a violin), organs, drums, or guitars. This music depicts a life of struggle, and literally translates to “songs of the children of the rice fields.” Artists pour out their souls, sing about their daily life in rural villages, lost love, and the challenges of big city life. Tai Orathai, Siripon Ampaipong, and the legendary Pumpuang Duangjan are some of the singers that are well versed with Luk Thung. Find this music at Daowing Daeng and at frequent outdoor festivals. Whether in a club or at a restaurant, you are sure to be serenaded with different genres of music. Based on my own experiences, over the past 8 years in Thailand, Thai’s are friendly and open to foreign musicians joining them onstage or in the studio. The best way to seek opportunities is to simply connect with local musicians at different venues; either personally, or through social media. Thailand is the perfect destination for musicians seeking inspiration, as well as travellers looking to enjoy a great night out. n

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Modern style and architectural innovation emphasize Ottawa’s Lansdowne project’s expansive urban landscape It’s where everyone will want to go – so vibrant and full of life; the backdrop to life’s precious moments. A new place, reclaimed by the locals and visitors; it tells us a story rich in culture and heritage. Inspired by its varied past as it creates a legacy for the future.

The project has not been without controversy and debate, there is a strong desire to have more park and less commercial mixed use. The commercial mixed use is the economic engine which allows the remainder to be turned into a world-class park. Like Toronto’s Distillery District or Vancouver’s Granville Island, the intention of the re-invented Lansdowne is to provide it’s residents with a place to work, live, and play while standing as a model of modern day innovation in an urban form. Ritchard Brisbin, master plan architect, knows he has an important role. “We have an obligation to talk about a progressive, dynamic city and demonstrate that we’re defining the 21st century, not simply coasting into it.” An inviting boulevard lined with shops, restaurants, cafes, and wide pedestrian friendly sidewalks opens from Bank Street. Immediately to the right, the north stadium facade reflects a return to the historic stadium that saw Canadian soldiers off to the First World War. The prominent and visually extraordinary Aberdeen Pavilion will retain its position straight ahead. Residential and commercial components have been carefully designed and sited to preserve and open new vistas to this iconic landmark. This once linear parkway system was previously bleak and uninviting to passersby. It served as a parking lot to 1,800 cars and home to 2 historic buildings that were not treated with respect or dignity. The plan was to make the new park area accessible by cars, but not dominated by them. Almost all on-site parking will move underground with a covered access.

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Master plan architect, Barry Hobin, does not believe in building buildings, he creates spaces. “It is the interactions between buildings and spaces that create a great total environment. It’s about the small spaces, like the ones in the market, the courtyard, and the linkages that tie things together. These are the things that will entice people to come off the Bank street grid, or to come off the parkway system to have a coffee or a drink.” Hobin goes on to describe this “mixed use community”, a combination

that is residential, commercial and services, as a place that is available for everyone to use; completely open and accessible. The architecture, materials, and finishings of the residential and commercial components are clean and simple; consistent with sustainable practices. They are in keeping with the architectural context of Ottawa’s past and present, while also connecting to the future with modern progressive lines and details. The commercial components have been designed as a series of precincts and pavilions, each of which has been named to honour Ottawa’s history. The covered access to the underground parking facility is a striking modern architectural feature, which contrasts the historic Aberdeen pavilion and Horticulture building. The design for the stadium component will transform it into an architectural icon and pay homage to the Ottawa Valley’s historic roots in the lumber trade. The completely rebuilt south side stands will grow out of the canal with a sweeping open wood slat envelope, presenting a futuristic new face to passing tour boats, cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. “The stadium balances heritage esthetics with modern functionality,” remarks stadium architect Robert Claiborne. “It will present a new face to the canal side which will truly reflect the city and the region’s past. It is befitting of the privileged location next to the Rideau Canal. However, don’t be fooled by its good looks, it will be a hardworking venue for sports and entertainment.” Under the north side stands, the hockey arena which will seat 24,000 to 45,000 with the addition of temporary seating. It will undergo several important upgrades and be given a new main entrance and exterior design. While Lansdowne is steeped in sports history and heritage, it has likewise been the site of significant events throughout Ottawa’s past. Because it is such an important landmark in Ottawa, historic references have been integrated by the architectural teams that will remind visitors of its importance. For heritage consultant, John Stewart, bringing people together, showcasing, and providing a lively and colourful environment that shows off Ottawa’s past is of greatest importance. He goes on to describe a joyful design that, “truly captures a sense of history. In many ways, it’s a 21st century interpretation of the traditional 19th century fairgrounds.” It is a place that welcomes visitors and residents alike to diverse experiences, marks cherished occasions with illuminated atmosphere; where history can be created – 365 days a year. n

words talia shewchuk. images bbb, architects.

The vision of Lansdowne is closer to becoming a reality. The project is comprised of three parts, each telling its own story: a public park, which was subject to an international design competition, a refurbished stadium, and a mixed use area. A new green space connecting to the Rideau Canal, unique retail shops and services also contribute to this modern revitalization project. The collective efforts of three of Canada’s most respected architecture firms are meant to convert the existing concrete landscape into a progressive contemporary urban space.


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From Nicoderm to the supernatural: Anna Silk Home-grown talent Anna Silk, found success in Nicoderm commercials, though she was never a smoker. It was her hilarious portrayal of a flight attendant in the midst of a nicotine withdrawal that fuelled her flourishing career. Since then, Anna is the focal character of Showcase’s Lost Girl, where she combats a very different addiction as Bo, the beautiful supernatural being called Succubus. A New Brunswick native, Anna lived and worked in Toronto before moving to Los Angeles. The transition was easier than she imagined. Anna tells me how her experience on the Canadian east coast prepared her for any social challenges or LA stereotypes, as we briefly chatted over Skype. “I think when you get into any big city there is a different pace to it and people treat each other different. People are actually quite nice here (LA). Growing up in New Brunswick, people don’t appreciate anything false or any sort of bullshit. So I grew up with that mentality.” Though LA might have warm breezes and nearby oceans, Anna still misses being in Toronto. “I miss the pace of the city. I miss the change of seasons. I definitely miss my friends and the acting community I was plugged into there, but I was really ready to try something new and have a bit of a change.” Change can be a good thing, especially when you’re on a hit show and looking forward to a bright career. Many Canadians find themselves down a similar road: packing up a few belongings and trekking to LA. However, the move is often harder than most think, especially battling immigration stipulations before they are able to work across the border. Anna fought those battles and worked hard to follow her dreams. She also took classes and workshops and focused diligently on perfecting her craft. “American actors were commenting to me, ‘Why do the Canadian actors do so well down here. What is it about them?’ First of all, there is a lot of talent in Canada. Also, for us to be down here we have had to jump through a lot of hoops. In terms of immigration and visas, you have to be 56 established and work hard to get one. ”

Anna plays her first lead role as Bo, where she explores a rather eclectic and mythological world. Bo is an attractive bi-sexual, who sucks the sexual energy out of her prey. If you haven’t seen it, you will now. When the Showcase series debuted, over half a million people tuned in, contributing to the highest-rated Canadian scripted series of Showcase history. This daring new 13-part series pushes a slew of unconventional themes from sex to mythology and friendship, to human relationships. In this show, supernatural beings live amongst humans. Anna’s renegade character refuses to embrace her supernatural clan and their hierarchy, as she in search of her birth mother and discovering secrets of her origin. Raised by human parents, she was shielded from her true identity, separating her from the typical traits of the succubae. It isn’t until Bo fatally sucks the sexual energy from her boyfriend, that she realizes she isn’t human. Scared, alone, and isolated from the life she once had, Bo takes the audience with her as she struggles to find balance in normality. “Bo is really relatable… she is just trying to figure out her way as she goes along. She is a pretty tough chick. But it’s not just for the sake of being tough; she had to come along way to be that strong,” says Anna. Lost Girl is more than a sexually infused and imaginative plot; it’s a story of acceptance, relationships, and love. From learning how to navigate a new existence, to adopting a friendship with the unlikely character Kenzie, Bo is more human than she thinks. What reads like a metaphor for adolescent life, Lost Girl exposes Bo as a vulnerable woman learning to feel comfortable in who she was to who she is becoming, and coping with the changes. Can art imitate real life? Do women have this power to suck the sexual energy from a man?, I asked her. “I think she always has the power to suck the energy from a man. I think that sexuality and sensuality are a really strong and powerful part of any woman. The character I play is a sexual creature. It is exactly what she is and it isn’t something she has control over. I think that’s a side of anyone really,” says Anna. Sign me up: Man-eater 101. n


words lauren shirreffs. images shaw media.

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Laurence Anthony: Living the life Saw 3D. With confidence in yourself, paired with a strong support system, anything is achievable. Cue: Laurence Anthony, the newest addition to the “Saw” movie series. He plays rookie detective, Rogers, in the new release of Saw 3D, the seventh gory addition to the Saw phenomenon. His captivating deep voice and great personality accents his best quality: his confidence. I approach everything with the attitude I can get it done. If I am going to do something then I’ll do it well and better than anyone else. “I believe in myself.” Laurence is very ambitious, and with his target career path, he has to be. “There are going to be times when things don’t go your way, but you can’t doubt yourself.”

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Laurence has worked hard to get to where he is, and claims his dedication and passion for what he does has given him a competitive edge. “I was away at school trying to get a degree and got a call from my agent saying Saw wanted me to audition. I got the script on Friday morning and prepared for it; I did what I had to do,” says Laurence. “I thought I bombed it, but I got a call about an hour and a half after the audition, I got the job.” His talent was easily recognized and praised, however it’s not always that easy. Laurence has been acting for five years. “It’s challenging since you always want to work, but sometimes it’s out of your control,” says Laurence. “There are ups and downs in Arts. Sometimes you will be broke, and sometimes people will look at you and say ‘what the hell are you doing?’ And that’s happened.” He described a really bad year where nothing happened “It was terrible, but my mom was the most supportive [person]: she would bring home acting books. Her support was great because her generation was not brought up like that. It was: get a job, get paid, and that’s it. It was never to chase your dreams. A 9 to 5 is not something I could do, and my mom supported me every time.” With his alluring charm, Laurence revealed that he didn’t always know he wanted to be an actor. He claims his early love of storytelling evolved into his acting career. “I love story telling. I started writing when I was six. Always love the comic book stories. I got the acting bug in high school from an elective drama class. I


Saw is Laurence’s first feature film and with it, his first experience on the red carpet. “It felt phenomenal: It was GREAT! What better way to celebrate your birthday than on your first red carpet premiere of a feature film in Hollywood? This is an exciting time,” laughed Laurence. really enjoyed it and felt comfortable in front of people.” Once he got to university, he focused harder on the craft. He acted in a short film and excelled in it. “The former Dean of the school and the Chair of the program said I should consider going into acting and that’s when I seriously thought about it.” Laurance got a coach, took classes, had photos done, met with casting directors, and found an agent. He has been loving it ever since. “This has been the best year so far. Everything really kicked off since New Years. The release of Saw, I was in a pilot for Harvard Med School. The pilot didn’t go anywhere, but my name got out there, and my play is going to be published next year.” Saw is Laurence’s first feature film and with it, his first experience on the red carpet. “It felt phenomenal: It was GREAT! What better way to celebrate your birthday than on your first red carpet premiere of a feature film in Hollywood? This is an exciting time,” laughed Laurence.

words nashila velji. images david hou: profile, nicholas christopher/nyxprojects: red carpet.

He admits that his attitude sometimes has a reverse effect. “If anything, my worst quality is expecting too much of myself. It’s a good thing, but it can be bad. If I lose something, or don’t get something I think it’s my fault, I have the confidence, but that goes against you too because you expect a lot from yourself. No one will work harder than you.” Laughing, he reveals, “I am a nerd, I love comic books; I love cartoon; I love animation. I’m also extremely shy, I cover it up by cracking jokes. The first 30 seconds in a room full of unknown people I am really shy, but after I am ok.” His favourite comic book hero is Batman. “Bruce Wayne is that guy who is 100% confident about himself. He can’t fly; he can’t shoot webs; he can’t shoot lasers out of his eyes. He is a human who pushes himself to the absolute best.”

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Life’s lessons from Batman himself; Laurence Anthony. Quick facts about Laurence that you did not know:

a. Favourite colour: “Black and Crimson” b. One actress you want to get naughty with in a movie: “Rosario Dawson, she’s awesome.” c. Favourite animal: “Elephant” d. If you were an animal what would you be: “Black Panther, its majestic, beautiful skin, very dangerous, but so beautiful.”

e. Favourite clothing, what can’t you leave the house without: “Ties usually, but I’m a sweater and scarf guy, I love fall weather.”

f. If you had an open air ticket where would you go: “Sea Shell Island, off the east coast of Africa.”

g. Favourite car: “Aston Martin, I don’t drive it. I drive a 2009 Mazda 3.” h. Favourite book: “Two choices; The Great Gatsby and Midnight”

i. Favourite dessert: “New York Cheesecake with strawberry or blueberry sauce, but I’m lactose intolerant and it really sucks.”

I had to ask, if our Laurence-Batman has any Catwomen? He laughed, “that’s tough, Catwomen are bad for Batman: she is his villain. She is a tease he goes to every now and then. There might be some Catwomen, but I have people I rely on...you know that’s Batman, can’t give up all my secrets.” Still genuflecting on his idols, Laurence stated that he hopes to work with great actors that have inspired him: Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, Robert De Nero, Anthony Hopkins, Leo DiCaprio, and Will Smith. “My dream actor would be Denzel. He is charming and charismatic. Guys like him. Girls like him. He is just great at everything he does.” Laurence acknowledges how hard the acting world can be, and advises new actors, “it’s tough out there, and I am still learning. This kind of work takes time and dedication. Just go out there and meet people and network.” He adds, “I have a great family and great friends, that’s why I’m so well rounded.” n

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Laurence Anthony, Saw 3D


Jakalope “Things That Go Jump In The Night” 604 Records Inc

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The erotic and haunting vocals of Chrystal Leigh mixed with Dave Ogilvie’s production result in the winning sound of Jakalope’s latest album. The Canadian electro-pop group infuses bubble gum pop & electro rock effortlessly while giving it their own twist. Their ability to combine and cross genres give it mass appeal to true music lovers. Standout Tracks: “Dusk Til Dawn”, “Witness”, “Baby Blue”, ”Stormy”, “I Wanna”, and the uplifting “Magnolia”.

Lil Wayne “I Am Not A Human Being” Cash Money Records Inc.

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No one can make you shake your head quite like Wayne with his “Weezy-isms”. He never disappoints with clever witty rhymes that often leave you saying “Did he just say that?” Cameos from Toronto’s own Drake, Nicki Minaj and more from the Young Money camp, fill the album with fun, loose tracks similar to those of Weezys mix tapes. Standout Tracks: “Gonorrhea” feat Drake, “With You” feat Drake, “I Am Not A Human Being”, “Right Above It” feat Drake, and “I Don’t Like The Look Of It” feat Gudda Gudda.

Jrdn “Iamjrdn” Kuya Productions Inc.

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Canada is about to have a new R&B star and his name is Jrdn. With his new album, Jrdn brings some swagger by delivering smooth confident vocals comparable to those of his US counterparts Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, and Trey Songz. Complete with up-tempo dance hits as well as heartfelt ballads the album is sure to be a fan favourite. Standout Tracks: “All We Need Is Love” feat. Melanie Fiona, “Cross The Line”, “Come, Come”, “This One”, and “Crazy”.

Maximum Balloon “Maximum Balloon” DGC/Interscope

Enrique Iglesias “Euphoria” Universal International Music B.V.

David Sitek’s solo album is an eclectic mix of mid-tempo alternative, electro, and soul grooves. Reminiscent of 80’s pop filled with tons of synthesizers, the disc offers fun carefree beats along with a few darker ambient voyages. With a diverse cast of NY vocalists there is a unique sound to every track; never a dull moment. Standout Tracks: “Groove Me”, “Communion”, “Young Love”, and “Tiger”.

This is the first bilingual album for Iglesias, made in an effort to please his fans by pinning the Spanish & English songs against each other. The result is a mixture of pop/dance hits and sultry mid-slow tempo ballads; the latter being the heart of the album. Enrique is at his best when crooning with his seductive voice that crosses over all cultures. Standout Tracks: “No Me Digas Que No”, “Ayer”, “Dile Que”, and “Heartbeat” feat Nicole Scherzinger.

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Maroon 5 “Hands All Over” A&M/Octane Records

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When your album is produced by Robert “Mutt” Lange you’re sure to have a hit. Such is the case with Maroon 5’s latest album which is pop rock at its best. Their sound is polished down to a science with Adam Levine’s falsetto at the helm of the catchy verses & choruses. The boys are like a well oiled machine, constantly pumping out pop hits. Standout Tracks: The infectious ”Give A Little More”, “Out Of Goodbyes” with Lady Antebellum, “I Can’t Lie”, “Hands All Over”, “Get Back In My Life”, “Runaway”, and “Misery”.

words kelly sajda. images universal canada.

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photography ben telford.

Our city has so much to offer and sometimes the beauty within goes unnoticed. As we strolled down the chilly streets of Kensington we captured some stunning visuals of locals expressing their diverse styles, natural green parks, and the meshing of cultures. Toronto streets are full of energy and pizzazz. We want you to see Toronto streets from our eyes and enjoy these breathtaking moments from us at YYZ Living Magazine. As Dorothy says, “there is no place like home,� especially if home is Toronto.

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Chocolate $3.89/bar Green & Blacks organic

Love My Jeans Hipster, $7.50 La Senza

Maca Root Face Scrub $14 Body shop

Nail Lacquer $13.00 MAC

Editor’s guide to please. ‘Tis the season to be happy... Every few months we need something new in our lives, be it new clothing, new looks, or new items. Clear out all your old shelves and bring in something new. The YYZ Living Magazine team has selected many pleasing ideas to suit all your needs. Replace the chilly brisk winds outside with some fabulous goodies to keep you happy inside.

Bio Oil $21.99

Necklace $645 Mark Fast Atelier Swarovski A Tartan Tale Eye Shadow $19.50 MAC

Fiber Gum $4.79 Fructis

Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire Gem Fragrance Collection $165 La Prairie Social Butterfly Hair Perfume $34 T&M

Fatten Up Paste $14.25 Got 2b

Eyebrow Gel $7.99 Revlon

Purete Thermale Purifying Cleanser $16.50 Vichy

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shop list.

Americo Original: available at 456 Queen Street West, 416.777.9747, www.americo.ca Anything Goes: available at 2 Bloor St. West, 416.934.0565 Beija Flor: available at www.ilovethesejeans.com Bio Oil: available at multiple locations, www.bio-oil.com Black Canoe by Dax Wilkinson: available at www.redcanoebrands.com Blo: available at multiple locations, www.blomedry.com Cargo Cosmetics: available at multiple locations, www.cargocosmetics.com Carole Tanenbaum: available at www.caroltanenbaum.com Chanel: available at multiple locations, www.chanel.com Christian Louboutin: available David’s, 416.920.1000, www.davidsfootwear.com Cynthia Steffe: available at Your Choice, www.yourchoice.ca Danier Leather: available at various locations, www.danier.com D&G: available at Holt Renfrew, www.holtrenfrew.com DAVIDS: available at David’s, 416.920.1000, www.davidsfootwear.com DDavis Objets: available at 667 Mount Pleasant Road, 416.481.4443 Emoticon Cufflinks: available at Fructis: available at multiple locations, www.garnier.ca Goldhawk: available at Your Choice, www.yourchoice.ca Got2b: available at multiple locations, www.got2b.ca Green & Blacks Organic Chocolate: available at multiple locations, www.greenandblacks.com Gucci perfume available at Sephora, multiple locations, www.sephora.com Holt Renfrew: available at multiple locations, www.holtrenfrew.com House of Harlowe: available at Holt Renfrew, www.holtrenfrew.com

HUE: available at multiple locations, www.hue.com Hugo On The Avenue: available at 43 Hazelton Avenue, 416.927.8006 Jean Paul Gaultier home furnishings: available at www.roche-bobois.com Joe Fresh: available at multiple locations, www.joefresh.ca John Freida: available at multiple locations, www.johnfrieda.com Kat Von D kat Von: available at Sephora, multiple locations, www.sephora.com Kenneth Cole Reaction: available at multiple locations, www.kennethcole.com Kimmich: available at Your Choice, www.yourchoice.ca Lancôme: available at multiple locations, www.lancome.com La Prairie perfume: available at multiple locations, www.laprairie.com La Senza: available at multiple locations, www.lasenza.com Legend Pearls: available at www.legendpearls.com Legs Beautiful: available at 1470 Yonge Street, 416.413.1515, www.legsbeautiful.com LF Optical: available at 2782 Dufferin Street, 416.782.3007, www.lfoptical.com Little Doe Is Love: available at www.littledoeislove.com MAC Cosmetics: available at multiple locations, www.maccosmetics.com Marc Jacobs perfume available at Sephora, multiple locations, www.sephora.com Mark Fast Atelier Swarovski necklace: available at www.atelierswarovski.com Mark Lash: available at multiple locations, www.marklash.com Michael Kors perfume available at Sephora, multiple locations, www.sephora.com Miriam Haskell: available at multiple locations, www.holtrenfrew.com M Missoni: available at Your Choice, www.yourchoice.ca Nars: available at multiple locations, www.narscosmetics.com Oscar de la Renta: available at multiple locations, www.oscardelarenta.com Omega watch: available at multiple locations, www.omegawatches.com

Paco Rabanne perfume: available at Sephora, multiple locations, www.sephora.com Prada perfume: available at Sephora, multiple locations, www.sephora.com Pink Petals Jewelry: available at www.pinkpetalsonline.com Revlon: available at multiple locations, www.revlon.com Robert Graham: available at www.robertgraham.us Rodrigo Otazu: available at www.otazujewelry.com Rozae Nichols: available at Your Choice, www.yourchoice.ca Sacha Lakic: available at www.roche-bobois.com Schumacher: available at Your Choice, www.yourchoice.ca Sephora brushes available at Sephora, multiple locations, www.sephora.com Sephora Lash Tash kit available at Sephora, multiple locations, www.sephora.com Siman Tu: available at 860 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 212.327.4626, www.simantu.com Social Butterfly available at Blo on King St. West Suite 102 Toronto, ON 416.703.1256 Spanx: available at Legs Beautiful, multiple locations, www.legsbeautiful.com Stefanel: available at www.stefanel.com Tilley Endurables: available at multiple locations, www.tilley.com Tiffany’s limited Yorkdale Shopping Centre bracelet: available at 1 Yorkdale Rd, 416.256.5066, www.yorkdale.com The Body Shop: available at multiple locations, www.thebodyshop.ca Transparenze: available at Legs Beautiful, multiple locations, www.legsbeautiful.com Versace Home: available at multiple locations, www.versacehome.com Vichy: available at multiple locations, www.vichy.ca Wolf Blass: available at multiple locations, www.wolfblass.com.au Your choice: available at 416.223.1004, www.yourchoice.ca YSL perfume available at Sephora, multiple locations, www.sephora.com


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