Posts Written On June 01, 2010

Divas in the City

Toronto’s First Forum for Fabulousness

She’s got the upwardly mobile 9-5, company blackberry, one bedroom plus den, Pilates class pass and a weak spot for VIP sample sales. Everything is good on paper, but she’s searching for something more…and that’s not code for “boyfriend”. Call it meaning, passion or joie de vivre: She wants to be Diva-fied.

  • Are you living it large with fabulous Coach bags but worried about making mortgage payments?
  • Does grandma bug you about when you’ll “settle down?”
  • Are some men intimidated by your success?
  • Do you play “nice” at work because you fear being called a bitch?
  • Are lifestyle differences (friends in the burbs) making friendships harder to maintain?
  • Have you hit a plateau in your fitness regime?

Divas in the City presents the city’s first Forum for Fabulousness. This event is an opportunity to join forces with other women who revel in their strengths and stay true to their values. Divas in the City is a socially driven, goal-directed event that will feature seven experts in areas that are essential to the urban woman’s lifestyle:

– Säbeen F. Haque. Toronto Director, Ladies Who Launch
 Standing on the Heels of Success- Divas & Purpose

– Safina Khimani. Style Coach & Owner, Faith Style
 Honouring Your Style- Divas & Style

– Jessica O’Reilly. Sexologist, Celebrate Sex Inc.
 Sex & the Diva- Divas & Relationships

– Tara U. Dawood Esq. CEO, Dawood Capital Management Ltd. LADIESFUND™
 Flirting with Finances: Get Your Sexy Out- Divas & Money

– Dr. Kristin Heins. Naturopathic Doctor, Current Health and Wellness
 The Diva’s Guide to Health and Happiness with Food- Divas & Nutrition

– Jane Clapp. Published Author & Fitness Expert, Urbanfitt
 Mastering Your Mojo The Sweaty Way- Divas & Fitness

– Krista Laugalys. Stylist & Owner, Sugar ‘n’ Spice Studios
 What A Girl’s Made Of- Divas & Beauty

 Date: Thursday June 3, 2010 @ 6-10:30PM
Location: THE SPOKE CLUB, Gallery, 600 King St W, Toronto, ON

$55/ticket; $60/ticket (after May 21st); groups of 4+ Divas: $45/ticket. Each Diva receives a gift bag.

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**Win 2 tickets to the Toronto screening!  All you have to do is Tweet @heydoyou and let me know you want to go!  Winners will be announce and contacted via Twitter**

Starring: Martin Lindquist, Carla Lopez, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll & Brianne Hogan
John Mayer’s a “douchebag.” Everyone knows it. He knows it. Tired of his tabloid tenure as Hollywood’s “Mr. Wrong”, he sets out to find his long-lost Japanese summer school love, Rihanna (no, not that one) to right his romantic wrongs. Inevitable hijinks ensue when Rihanna’s pals, Carly and Calvin, learn of their friend’s forbidden love, realize their own artistic careers could benefit from a Mayer-iffic meeting, and do everything in their power to make it happen—even if it means creating a “Heartbreak Warfare.”
Join us for our ONE NIGHT ONLY Toronto debut prior to its World Premiere at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival.
DATE: Saturday June 5, 2010.
TIME: 4:30 p.m. Matinee
            8:00 p.m. Evening Show
LOCATION: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
                     12 Alexander Street
                     Toronto, ON
                     M4Y 1B4                    

Link to Google map for location

COST: General Admission – $18.00

Students – $12.00 (Matinee Show Only, with proof of I.D.)

Tickets are available for purchase at the door on the day of the performance. Cash only, please. Reservations can be made in advance by e-mailing
Brianne Hogan is an independent entertainment professional living in the GTA and a graduate of NYU. She has produced and written plays for New York City’s off-broadway circuit including “Bad Fish,” which premiered to a sold-out audience at the Wings Theatre in Manhattan in August 2008 and was chosen to participate in the Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Winterfest in 2009, and “Truth…or Consequences,” which premiered at the inaugural Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in Manhattan throughout June of 2009. After its Canadian premiere at Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Back To You: A Dear John (Mayer) Letter will make its American debut at the inaugural Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2010. Brianne is the writer, director and producer of the play.
For more information:
Contact E-mail.
Tel. 289-200-3773

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