It’s December 12th; is your holiday shopping done? You better get going if it isn’t and we suggest you run in the direction of Over the Rainbow!
For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, Over the Rainbow has got you covered with the perfect presents for just about anyone and everyone on your list.
'Tis the season for some brand new bling! From statement necklaces to dainty bracelets, Over the Rainbow has a little something for every lady on your list (and maybe for yourself too).
With a huge selection of shirts for both men and ladies from Naked & Famous, Scotch & Soda and Equipment, you can pick up the perfect top to help anyone on your list look great this holiday season.
Put your best foot forward by kicking safe black and white socks to the curb in favour of bright colours and dashing prints like these from Happy Socks.
Over the Rainbow’s creative take on the 12 Days of Christmas will help you find the perfect present for many on your list. Be sure to swing by post-holiday for a showstopping Boxing Day sale.
On Tuesday December 3rd, essence cosmetics previewed their ss14 collection at Luxe Beauty in Liberty Village. essence, Europe’s number one cosmetic brand, available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart, hosted top media and bloggers to a lavish and sweet event filled with bubbles and treats.
Media guests were pampered with manicures by the fab Luxe Beauty girls and makeup touch ups by Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Advisor Caroline and Judy Inc Make-up artist Anna Barseghian. Beauty tips were shared over sparkling pink champagne and sweet treats were enjoyed courtesy of My Perfect Party. What a way to warm up on a chilly winter night, dreaming of spring with essence cosmetics!
essence branded sweet treats from My Perfect Party!
Bottom Left: Patricia Amato, Howard Schwartz, Christine Faulhaber
Bottom Right: Jill Dunn and Howard Schwartz
Left: Rachelle Saevil, Front Row Mag, getting the first sneak peak of the ss14 collection.
Right: Luxe Beauty perfecting the manicure with a new shade of essence colour & go polish!
essence ss14 METAL glam collection
Pink flowers, metallic mason jars, and essence cosmetics: there isn’t a better combination out there!
On Wednesday morning, over 300 retailers, advertisers and members of the media gathered at the Arcadian to get exclusive insights into the hottest interior decorating trends for 2014 from some of the best in the business.
Every year, House & Home Media hosts the annual Media Trends Breakfast to disclose the top trends for the following year as detailed in their January issue, featuring paint colors, furniture, flooring and fixtures; no detail is left untouched. Not only were we lucky enough to attend, but we also got to catch up with Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Dimma over a beautiful dinner at the home of Elte's Ken and Renee Metrick to get the inside scoop.
Here are Faulhaber’s top picks from the annual trends presentation:
Sculptural Light Fixtures
This particular trend was paralleled with a unique piece of statement jewelry, hence its inclusion in our top picks. From a chic and simple dangling shade, to an intricate and embellished chandelier, exhibit your refined taste with a bright and shiny statement fixture.
Peace, love and DIY; the homemade bohemian style is making its way into your home. With this trend hitting the mainstream, you won’t need to spend all your precious time on Pinterest and countless hours creating your own crafts. Start with an artsy macramé piece and before you know if you’ll be seeking out woven lamp shades and wall hangings. 2014 is all about the groove.
Crisp is always a classic; nevertheless things are heating up in 2014 with a warmer neutral. Whether you’re partial to elegant simplicity or a rustic vibe, H&H’s top shades for the New Year are timeless and versatile.
While a clear top may sound simple enough, glass table tops allow the true details to shine. With artistic features and elaborate leg design, clear definitely doesn’t mean invisible. H&H offered a fantastic solution for those who wish to start small, bar carts are the perfect way to display your contemporary style and aptitude for trends.
The Design Exchange, Canada’s only museum dedicated to design, is bringing a large-scale urban vinyl designer toy exhibition to Toronto! This is Not a Toy, guest curated by creative force Pharrell Williams, will be a compilation of work from some of the most creative designers and artists.
Using the toy form as artistic expression, some of the contributors include KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, FriendsWithYou, Huck Gee, Coarse, Frank Kozik, Misaki Kawai, Doma, Bill McMullen and many others.
The DX is a not-for-profit museum and needs support from tech-savvy and social media hungry people like you to make this exhibition a reality. A 30-day Kickstarter campaign was launched 13 days ago with a target of $75.000; if this goal is met, the DX will be transformed into a life-sized dreamworld from February to May 19th, 2014. This is the first time a crowdfunding platform has been used to raise funds for an exhibition of this scale in Canada.
If you donate now, you’ll get to enjoy the following rewards:
- Exhibition catalogue featuring a diverse selection of many of the most successful pieces of the urban vinyl art form
- Custom 7” Munny from Interactive Exhibition Installation - the show visitors are the artists!
- Custom 18” Mega Munny from a leading Canadian artist/designer
- Exhibition Patronage: name placement in the exhibition at the DX
- This is Not a Toy Tote Bag by Blok Design
- Two exhibition admission tickets
- Tickets to a spectacular opening night event
Find out more about This is Not a Toy and donate to the Kickstarter campaign for a chance to bring this incredible vision to life.
#FFinds: Our current obsessions, loves, bits of inspiration and hand-selected things we adore. This week, explore our Senior Account Executive Patricia Amato’s #FFinds…enjoy!
1. Crazy about my next vacation spot—Miami’s South Beach, December 13th to 16th. Perfect getaway to escape the chilly weather.
2. My Longchamp travel bag….which will accompany me on my well-needed vacation—can’t leave home without it!
3. Crazy about protecting my skin while I’m in Miami…so not cool to tan anymore. Dermalogica’s Solar Defense Booster is my secret weapon.
From the desk of Christine Faulhaber: Five tips for getting hired as an intern.
Your resume and cover letter need to sing. Make these original, but keep them professional. Don’t be afraid to sell yourself – it may feel uncomfortable, but you need to be able to share your successes and accomplishments.
2. Rehearse your interview
Do your research, be ready to name drop (contacts you have, editors you follow). If you are knowledgeable about the industry you will look prepared and come across as confident. Get someone you know in business to do a ‘mock interview’ with you so you are prepared for the tough questions. Also create a list of good questions you are prepared to ask. Spend time on your perspective placement’s website; know what they are about and how you can help them.
3. Look the part
Pretend there is a $75k salary attached to your interview. Fashion is a form of expression, so dress to impress and even if the environment is casual, always dress professionally.
4. Be social
Follow your perspective placement in advance and share your thoughts about its social media presence; this shows you’re bright, have done your homework, and are not afraid to voice your opinion. Make sure you are actively using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram in a professional way in your own life. Interviewers may ask what you are doing/who you are following and you want to make sure you look professional and savvy when they check you out on line. A large part of any business nowadays is digital; so it’s critical that you nail this.
5. Show how you can be an asset
Why should the company hire you? What sets you apart from other candidates? What is your secret skill? Tell us how you can bring a fresh perspective to the table and start contributing quickly.
From an intern’s perspective: Five tips for acing your internship.
1. Always do your research
This is paramount before an interview, but it shouldn’t stop there. Once you are hired, continue to research the company’s clients and competitors, look at particular case studies and review the company’s history. It never hurts to be prepared, and you never know when this knowledge will come in handy. Research is essential to building creative ideas, and helping you deliver to the team.
2. Stay organized
Make list after list after list. Set reminders. Tasks can be given to you at anytime and priorities are always shifting. It is imperative you have an agenda, notebook or digital calendar to schedule daily tasks to ensure that none go unaccomplished.
3. Ask questions
From experience, it is always better to ask a lot of questions than to simply guess how to do something. If you guess, chances are you will have to redo it, which will reflect badly on you.
4. Don’t hold back
If you have an idea, share it. It shows initiative, creativity and boldness. Showing that you have value to add will help solidify you as an essential part of the team.
5. Make a point to get to know colleagues
It’s all about networking, and it’s likely industry colleagues will have good contacts. It is always reassuring and helpful to hear about other peoples’ experiences and the paths they took. You have a lot to learn from them!
Burgers are nothing new to a Torontonian’s taste buds, but the Queen West ‘Kings’ are reinventing the trend. Today, The P&L Burger opens its doors at the bustling intersection of Queen West and Spadina.
Richard Lambert and Jesse Girard, partners of THE SOCIAL GROUP and owners of Parkdale’s first hit restaurant, Parts & Labour, have partnered up with Group of 7 chef Matty Matheson yet again to create the new in-and-out shop. The menu features seven delicious options, including chef Matty’s award-winning P&L patty. Out-stacking The Burger’s Priest and Dangerous Dan’s Diner, The P&L won first place in the Toronto edition of Country Music Television’s (CMT) Burger Wars.
Tantalize your taste buds with a homemade vegetarian Tempeh burger, a cheesy mushroom Philly or a maple BBQ Castor burger. With Canadian-style patties and gourmet toppings, The P&L Burger takes Toronto’s love for burgers to a whole new level. Designed by Castor, the 1000 sq. ft. shop boasts the same rustic-industrial feel as Parts & Labour.
As of today, the shop is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 507 Queen St. W.