After 4 years of anticipation, the Trump International Hotel has finally opened its doors last January at Bay Street, in the heart of the financial district. The Trump's lifestyle settles down in Toronto with this astonishing 70-story tower. The skyscraper, that is already part of the city's skyline, has 118 luxury apartments and 261 hotel condominium suites which offer an incredible new standard of luxurious living. The Trump International Hotel provides you the chance to make business in a professional and comfortable way, and include two floors of meeting and event facilities. After a long day of meetings you can chill out at the Quartz Crystal Spa. This spa, located on the 31st and 32nd floors of the hotel, will bring to your mind the Hollywood’s glamour and carry you to a luxurious haven of calmness and revitalization. If after that you are still feeling energetic enough to do some exercise, you should visit the Fitness Centre with its stunning city and lake views. The centre offers personal trainers, but if you are a yogadiccted - don’t worry! You can enjoy the yoga, pilates and aerobic studio! The rooms and suites, designed in a contrasting colour palette inspired by champagne and caviar, offer the largest and most luxurious accommodations. No one better than Ivanka Trump to introduce it, check out the video to learn more!
If there is one word to define this hotel, it is elegance. The Ritz-Carlton opened one year ago at Wellington Street, with its 53-stories it is Toronto's 8th tallest building and includes 267 hotel rooms as well as 159 condominiums. All guest rooms and suites are really spacious and have floor to ceiling windows from which you can gaze at city and waterfront, the views are absolutely amazing! Plus, the staff is kind and professional. This hotel combine intimacy and comfort, the neat design is extremely soothing. If you are in the Ritz-Carlton, the spa is a must! 16 luxurious treatment rooms, an expansive 9 station nail salon with private pedicure cabins, hair-styling and make-up services. Also you can enjoy the Fitness Centre, a yoga studio, the relaxation lounges, the sauna, the vitality pool and a city view salt-water pool. Looking for more? Of course you want more! A delicious dinner accompanied by the finest Canadian wines at the TOCA restaurant, where the Chef Tom Brodi and his team proudly feature a classic ‘Canadian’ menu focusing on homegrown, naturally raised and fresh-picked ingredients.
Located in the famous Yorkville district, The Hazelton comprises 62 beautiful designed rooms and 15 extraordinary suites inspired by the glitter of old Hollywood. The spacious rooms were designed by internationally renowned designer Yabu Pushelberg and feature the latest in technology and communications. The decor features beds backed with fancy leather surrounds and the cream and brown shades make the room classy and warm at the same time. Accommodate your clothes into the private dressing rooms made of zebrawood with floor to ceiling mirrors… I know, that’s a woman’s dream! Don’t you miss the bathrooms! Massive slabs of dark green galaxy granite adorn the floor and walls. The Hazelton knows how important details are, the Bulgari toiletries are the evidence. The amenities in the hotel include meeting rooms with audiovisual equipment, health club & spa, concierge services and the restaurant ‘ONE’, by Mark McEwan, which will offer 24-hour room service and private catering. One of the most relevant amenity is the Silver Screening Room, a luxurious private screening room built to the most exacting Hollywood standards with mohair-lined walls and custom theatre seating for 25 guests. Another one of the treasures that this hotel owns is one of the largest street level patios in the Yorkville area, a perfect spot to take a rest after a busy shopping journey in the area's upscale boutiques. Don’t forget to bring your pet because the Hazelton Hotel is pet-friendly!
This historic hotel effortlessly combines old-world charm and modern decadence. The neo-gothic building, located in Yorkville, is 85-years old! You can feel the warmth and discreet luxury atmosphere, which combined with the exceptional service, make the Windsor Arms Hotel one of Toronto's most luxurious boutique hotels. Drop down on the bed of one of its 28 suites luxury suites with 24-hour butler service. Are you ready to discover the amenities? The Winsdor Arms hosts one Spa, which offers fully serviced individual treatment rooms, swimming pool and exercise facilities like personal training services. Take a look to the spa packages: Morning Glory, VIP Renewal and Couples Retreat - make a wonderful gift for your partner! The hotel has many places to eat and drink. If you are a brunch lover, like me, you should visit the Courtyard Cafe (open for Sunday brunch and special events). The Prime Steakhouse opens from 7.30 am to 11.30 pm, offering exceptional cuisine and service. From 12.30 am to 6 pm you can enjoy sandwiches and gourmet snacks at the Tea room, don’t miss the goat cheese and caramelized shallot tart… Just delicious! And after a busy journey the Twenty-two is the perfect place to take a drink and enjoy some tapas. You can choose between many meeting rooms, which will satisfy all your business necessities. The hotel is also prepared to celebrate weddings and other events. Windsor Arms Hotel was selected, for their style and sophistication, as a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World brand collection of over 500 independently owned exclusive hotels in more than 58 countries. It’s a unique experience that is sure to please any luxury lover!
602 King Street W, at Portland Street, West End Located in the heart of the trendy King West neighborhood, this 8,000 sq. Ft urban oasis is sure to indulge even the most fatigued fashionistas out there. Inspired by the hammams and steam baths of Morocco and Turkey, the spa is a unique fusion of old-world tradition and innovative new-world technology. Try the signature traditional Turkish bath – a 150 square meter steam-filled grotto serves not only as a means of relaxation but historically as an area for socializing. A variety of body treatments and traditional spa services such as manicures and pedicures, facials and massages are also available.
As the city's top relaxation escape for celebrities, the Stillwater Spa at Park Hyatt Toronto offers luxurious relaxation treatments for those who prefer the better things in life. The Spa features 17 treatment rooms, a fitness center, private cabanas with flat-screen TVs, a Tea Lounge with a fireplace and saltwater aquarium, and gift shop. Feeling tense? Try the Aqua Massage, in which guests float in a 98-degree pool while being treated to light stretching and shiatsu pressure-point massage. Go ahead, indulge - you deserve it.
Experience Zen-like relaxation in the middle of the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto. The Shizen spa is the first five-star spa in the Greater Toronto Area that will change the way you revitalize your mind, body and soul. This Asian-inspired escape contains private suites which come equipped with a shower and sitting area, along with light refreshments to privately escape into pure relaxation. The spa blends the latest techniques in acupuncture and holistic philosophy with classic spa treatments making it the go-to stress reliever in our often hectic city. One of Shizen signature treatments: a 70-minute Rose Wrap, a lavish treat for the body and mind.
18 Elm Street. Toronto, ON Located in a landmark historic building in downtown Toronto, with four spacious floors of treatment and renewal options, Elmwood Spa is a perfect getaway fit for any schedule. Between the time it takes to go for a lunch break, guests can get pampered from head to toe with any of the spa's signature treatments such as the ElmLine - an Anti-Aging Facial which features Compu-lift – a non-surgical face lift or the Siam massage, which is based on Thai healing traditions that enhance health and well being through herbal remedies and traditional practices of massage and heat therapies. The guest can then finish off the rejuvenation process by having a delicious low-fat three-course lunch at the Terrace restaurant.
When most people think of Swarovski they think of sparkle and shine. Its no surprise, as their beautifully crafted crystals never fail to brighten the eyes of jewelry lovers. Swarovski’s crystal work began in 1895 by a young Czech glasscutter and managed to make its way to the farthest flung corners of the earth within decades. Today, Torontonians have over 5 locations to choose from, and if online shopping is more up your alley Swarovski has an impeccable selection at their online user-friendly store. Their jewelry collection has all the standard fare you’d expect—bangles, charms, earrings, brooches, cuff links, rings, pendants, and necklaces—along with a few more unusual novelty items—pins, figurines and hair jewels.
Tucked away in the heart of Montreal’s eccentric Quartier International District, the W Hotel Montreal is a trendy hideaway for those who enjoy the better things in life. Located close to the city’s busy downtown and the picturesque Old Montreal quarter the hotel combines modernity of style with the luxury of traditional hospitality.
Large windows with magnificent views, 350 thread-count linens, and illuminated side tables are just a few delights in this 152 room of this lush escape. The hotel offers a selection of 3 dazzling bars including Wunderbar with a dramatic wavy ceiling, fun cocktails, and great tunes. Once you are ready to unwind the hotel’s full-service spa features relaxing treatments that will surely revitalize your body and mind. Finally finish off your day with Chef Nick D'Onofrio’s delectable Italian-fusion cuisine at the hotel’s famous Otto restaurant.
Light and transparent fabrics paired with neutral colors dominated the collection. The shapes are very much devoted to the unity of masculine and feminine features, lace, silk and chiffon explicitly uncover them without idealising them. This German brand presented us with a definate underground feel!
Neon yellow and rosy pink touches mixed with cashmere, white knit wool, creme chiffon, and even leather! The shapes resemble soft snow, ice, and glaciers. And of course – the shoes. They were customized, wrapped in an almost translucent white material reminiscent of candy cotton. The warm, clean and sensual dresses posses and air of sophistication and class.
The Mitra Ghavamian show opened with an incredible ballet dancer dressed in a black sheer blouse paired with a wide gypsy style belt/skirt duo. The ethnic theme was present in all of the outfits. Bright colors, crochet, hand crafted bags and legwarmers are the essence of this folk collection.
Drawing inspiration from her recent trip to Peru, British Columbia native Jade Sullivan-Vallentyne showcased her collection at Tuesday's Arts and Fashion Week in Toronto. The collection featured tribal accents on leather jackets, sweaters, and even suspenders. The hand dyed textiles made by the women living in the highlands of Patacancha, Peru were accompanied by an array of materials including leather and denim making it a classic for the modern day urban hippie. Coachella anyone?
Toronto-based designer Theresa Ibbetson debuted her 'modernist escape' collection at last night's FAT Arts and Fashion Week. Industrial electro-clash tempo opened the show, juxtaposing the equally rugged combat boots and monochromatic dark hues. Amongst the messy, tangled hairdos and nonchalant footwear there were some wearable evening tops and dresses. The deep "v" mustard body con maxi dress was definitely the attention grabber. The looks following, such as the long sleeve deep "v" mustard top paired with a dark brown pencil skirt epitomized Ibbetson's formula -elegance with just a touch of risqué. Well done! We're excited to see more of her creations in the future.
As a perfect finale to the World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, The Dare to Wear Love annual fashion event brought together fabulous local celebrities to Toronto’s catwalk. Founders of Dare To Wear Love, Hoax Couture designers Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle, invited 25 of Canada’s top fashion designers to take part by showcasing outfits that they had designed using six yards of African fabric. The event raises money and awareness for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, a charity that works with community-level organizations which are turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa. They are providing care and support to women, orphans, grandmothers and people living with HIV and AIDS in the region. Celebrities like Jeanne Beker, Dina Pugliese, and Trish Stratus strutted their stuff to raise money, much like at The Heart Truth show presented earlier in the week at The Carlu.
Highlights from the evening’s show included Lena Love in an over-the-top Rod Philpott creation, Trish Stratus hoisting a full grown man over her shoulder while wearing 6 inch stilettos, and finally Donisha Prendergrast the granddaughter of the great Bob Marley, wearing Franke. All in all the event was a major success and did not fail to generate serious buzz amongst fashion lovers.
The 5th annual Heart Truth Fashion Show – fashion with a cause
Seventeen gorgeous red gowns graced the Canadian runway on March 8th – International Women’s Day. The star studded line up brought awareness to the number one killer of women in Canada – heart disease and stroke. Celebs including Jully Black, Jessi Cruickshank, Lisa Ray and of course Gene Simmons, strutted their stuff in some of Canada’s most talented designer creations. Jessi Cruickshank from Etalk opened the show in an Adrian Wu design, raising the energy in the room with her entertaining strut. The red gowns and cocktail dresses designed by some of Canada’s favourite designers such as David Dixon, Joeffer Caoc and Lucian Matis, represent women’s courage, passion, and the power for change. And who said fashion has no heart?
The Ryerson University graduate, who was featured at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York last February, closed The ShOws second season presenting his F/W 2012 Collection on March 20, 2012 evening at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
The Jeremy Laing collection is very artistic: clean cuts, basic colors (black, white, brown), and loose-fitting clothes. Frock velvet coats, big man-tailored jackets and dresses with wide V-necks. The skirts along with some wide trousers in silk and crepe opened on the back and the sides with many layers of fabric.