Posts Written On April 2009

Belvedere ONE X

Word on the street is that this is your new summer DRANK. Jet Set girls all over the world are ordering the one x cocktails. What do you know, the Goose and the Bel are head to head once again. The site is dope and Kanye hearts it. The first bottles of Belvedere IX (pronounce “One X”), Belvedere’s new vodka with 9 ingredients: guarana, ginger, jasmin, ginseng and cinnamon… and its bottle designed by André… + and it’s 50%.

These are the magical ingredients for a fun night. Why? Let’s see…

guarana = energy
ginger = anti-nauseate
jasmin = reduce stress
ginseng = improve stamina
cinnamon = improves memory

I think you can see where this is going…

Remember when we blogged about the new club XS…
Street art collabs = dope.

Dr. Sex

Jessica O’Reilly is the real deal. Check out her blog here

Jessica is a sexologist registered with the American College of Sexologists and is currently working to complete her Ph.D. research in the field. As an educator with a B.Ed. and B.A. from the University of Toronto in Sexual Diversity Studies, Jessica views sex education as a lifelong process that addresses cognitive, affective and behavioural aspects of sexuality. She has completed the human sexuality program at the doctoral level through the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. Her training includes courses in counselling skills, resolving sexual concerns, sex education, clinical sexology and erotology.

Jessica has worked as a Sexual Health and Peer Counsellor and genuinely cares about client comfort, education and results. She has extensive experience developing and delivering programs that address sexual health, sexual orientation, gender, safer sex, personal sexual enrichment, sex and popular culture and pleasure enhancement.

Jessica is passionate about sex-positive education and puts clients and workshop participants at ease with her gentle humour, thorough subject knowledge and friendly disposition. Contact us to learn more or book staff trainings, educational sessions, private parties or corporate events.

Guess which one is Jessica 🙂

Couples Workshop #3: Going Down and Keeping Her Coming Back For More
Couple’s Workshop #2: Touring The Clitoris and The Female Body


Fi-Hi Bags

I am so excited to be going back to school this July. I graduated from UWO (party school! woo!) in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in African&Asian Literature Major and a Media minor. Then Humber College for Graphic Design & Advertising. I started my career in experiential marketing, then into word of mouth, then into social media marketing. As a lover of ‘culture’ both past and present, I know that I am always learning about ‘pop culture’ and shaping ‘pop culture’ concurrently. Through the last 5 years, I have really carved out a niche for myself in this industry – Everything trendy, street fashion, creative beauty products and powerful fragrance campaigns. Connecting brands to consumers in a real way using technology, genuine word of mouth and experience to build loyalty.

This July, I will be starting a Professional Designation program in Beauty Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Merchandise and Design in Los Angeles, California. It is a 12-month long intensive program and I cannot wait to start (thus the countdown ->)!

Got a very special package this morning…

In anticipation for my back-to-school mode, Brooklyn based FI-HI sent me their amazing “Pimpin’ Gold” backpack! THANK YOU. I absolutely remember seeing them at MAGIC last summer and drooling over everything + their business cards!

FI-HI bags have a built-in 3-watt stereo amplifier and water resistant speakers. Surfing, beach, Malibu – hello! There’s been a huge buzz for FI-HI bags since they were showcased at the CTIA Wireless convention. So excited and so perfect for me. Talk about a soundtrack for this thing called life.

Check it out:

Works with any Mp3 player, cellphone, Blackberry with a 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Cute!! Mini cassette details on the heavy duty zippers
And… there’s a static free sleeve for my laptop aka netbook

^_^ so happy.


Holiday Work Visa

There is always in influx of students and young people traveling to Toronto with Holiday Work Visas. With their travels, they bring fresh trends, new cultural learnings and a few international slangs. At the Hello Kitty x MAC party, I met Mayuu and her crew’s style is just fly. Check it out:

Check them out on

AND… If you want to get out of Toronto and see what you have to offer the world, pick up a SWAP Working Holiday booklet at any Travel Cuts. This is a great alternative to those who want to travel but do not necessary go the ‘teach English’ route. According to their brochure, 84% of SWAPPERS find work within 7 days of arrival of their destination. If you haven’t been able to find work in Toronto for a while, maybe a change of L”attitude” will do you some good.

This program is available to Canadians 18-35.

Imagine traveling + working in:
UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Japan, China, Brazil, South Africa, Thailand


D&G Does Cosmetics

It’s no surprise that iconic fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana joined their competitors in the beauty bazaar; like Chanel, YSL and many more they have recognized that their skill in fashion can be used to design a line of fantastic cosmetics.

The line is inspired by the ‘Dolce & Gabbana woman’; glamorous and sensual while always confident, with a provocative edge and who better to be the face of the Marilyn Monroe-inspired ad campaign but the gorgeous and sultry… Scarlett Johansson.

The line offers items for face, eyes, lips and nails and range in price from $20 (for nail lacquer) to $59 (for pressed powder foundation). D&G Cosmetics was launched in the UK in February and is said to be found in North America this summer… soooo excited… ladies get ready!!!


Flud Watches

Many networking and business skill books mention that it is important to always have a ‘what’s it’ when you are out and about. Whether is it that interesting tie, a unique hair accessory, a punch of color in your wardrobe or an interesting pin on your lapel or crazy shoes… the ‘what’s it’ is a great conversation starter. From the book, How to Talk to Anyone they suggest you always always have something like this when you are any event and also take notice of other people’s ‘what’s it’.

A great spring summer ‘what’s it’ I totally dig is the fresh FLUD watch. They are perfect for industry types like us when we are out and about. You always know what time it is, you have a dope accessory and you keep them guessing.

Here are my top picks:
#1. Boom Box

#2. Turn Tables

#3. Big Ben

Mine’s on the way! Guess which one I got!