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CycloFest kicks off this Mother’s Day with a celebration to cycling and mom. Sunday May 8th, Preston Street will be transformed into a cycling paradise as the street closes to traffic from Carling to Gladstone. From 10 am til 2 pm, everyone is welcome with wheels and all to roam, ride and enjoy the festivities. A parade led by the always fashionably fit, XO VELO, will kick off the fun at 10 am with honorees Jim Watson and Catherine McKenney. In addition to the bike parade there will three activation areas focusing on cycling, fitness...

On Tuesday, January 26th J.Crew will introduce their first ever sunglasses collection for men and women.   With 5 different styles for women and 3 men’s styles, the assortment features a variety of colours and range in price from $128-$168. Here are a few highlights: –       Available January 26th in select stores and online, www.jcrew.com –       J.Crew...

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Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOM*) today announced their top five finalists for the Emerging Menswear Designer Award (EMDA) for its Spring/Summer 2016 season taking place at 444 Yonge Street, College Park on Monday, August 17 to Tuesday, August 25. Each designer will be competing for a chance to win a $10,000 cash prize, a one-year membership at Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), professional lookbook images, a feature in TOM* Magazine and a primetime runway show at TOM* Fall/Winter 2016. The five finalists to compete for the EMDA include: Ante...

Hey everyone, I’m blogging live from Day 2 of Glowfair!   Right now I’m in the media lounge where I got to meet Dean of OttBizTV:      Julie, the head Media contact for the event just came in and gave us the 411 on what to expect at tonight’s show.     Now, here I am at the stage ready to watch Lance Baptiste take...

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Yesterday evening I had an amazing time at Ottawa jazz fest’s kick off night. It was great to see the festival open itself to independent journalists and bloggers, the media tent consisted of many stylish individuals, and even a cameo from Ottawa’s own Mayor Jim Watson!   Interested in checking out the 10-day festival?  Some of the Jazz Festival’s 2015 headliners include The Roots, who have appeared with Jimmy Fallon on his late-night show, Jamie Callum, 13-member band Pink Martini and Lisa Fischer & Grand...

In what appears to be an effort to keep up with the new luxury feel of the Rideau Center’s third level, Club Monaco has reopened across the hall from its original location and debuted a gorgeous facelift. In what is arguably now the most beautifully decorated Rideau Center store, you can see crown molding on the outside, lamp fixtures, and a beautiful crisp...

Ottawa-born actress Vanessa Morgan had a successful season playing Bird, a “rich Boho-chic girl who appears to have it all but is empty on the inside,” on the successful MTV show Finding Carter. The drama series has been so popular among viewers that it has been renewed for a second season, which airs on March 31st, and Vanessa has just left the city to resume...

Toronto-bred fashion maven Joe Zee has been chosen as the host of this year’s Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards. If you were a major fan of The Hills like I was, then you remember Joe Zee for his role as Whitney Port‘s boss in her spin-off show The City where he served as Creative Director of ELLE Magazine. In 2014, Zee left his post at ELLE to become...

Canadian shoppers are off to an earlier start with holiday shopping. UPSCanada’s annual Black Friday survey conducted by Leger shows that one third of Canadians plan to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Canadians say that the arrival of U.S. retailers north of the border hasn’t reduced their traditional cross-border shopping. The findings...