Another year of the Toronto International Film Festival has come and gone and it seems like each year just gets better and better. TIFF has become home to the biggest celebrities in the world and a ton of incredible movies. It’s also the week where Toronto really comes alive and if you had a chance to see any movies or attend any parties, it really is the best time of year to live in Toronto.
I’ve listed some of this year’s highlights below and would love to hear about any of your TIFF experiences below!
There were definitely many fashion highlights on this year’s red carpets and many beauty looks I’ll be trying to recreate. Stay tuned for beauty highlights coming later in the week! Which look was your favourite?
Which of these leading men were you most excited to see at TIFF this year? We love the way newcomer Ansel Elgort mixed things up with a coloured blazer and patterned shirt. Which of these looks do you like the best?
SWAG lounges are a big trend during TIFF and we had the chance to visit the Essentials Lounge with EGPR. Brands included Calvin Klein Underwear, Balzac’s Coffee, Rockport, Micro-Pedi (my new must-have product), Schwarzkopf, SkinCeuticals, the adorable tarte Cosmetics, The Good Press (my favourite healthy juice in the world), and Winks lashes & eyebrow bar.
I only made it to one movie this year, but there are so many I am dying to see! I saw 99 Homes with Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern. The movie is an intense drama surrounding the US financial crash and housing-market meltdown and the dirty business surrounding foreclosure on homes. It was a great movie and if you’ve never attended a TIFF movie before you really should make a point of seeing at least one each year. If you attend the red carpet screening, the actors come out before the film to introduce the film, sit in the audience to watch the film and then take part in a Q&A following the film. You also watch the film in a very large theatre like Princess of Wales or Roy Thompson Hall. It is a really exciting experience and tickets aren’t as hard to get as you would think.
What are the movies you are most looking forward to seeing from this year’s TIFF? I can’t wait for Foxcatcher (Channing Tatum + Steve Carrell), People’es Choice Award Winner The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and This Is Where I Leave You with an a-list cast listing a mile long.
It’s no secret that wine and a good book go hand-in-hand. Whether you indulge on your own or with a group of book club members, it’s one of the best ways to relax and unwind in the summer.
Our friends at Clos du Bois have curated an amazing book list to help guide us all through the dog days of summer. From Best Beach Read to Best Foodie Fiction, the list captures all of the categories we love most.
Looking for the perfect wine to serve at your book club? Clos du Bois’ Cabernet Sauvignon is one of our favourite picks with its aromas of cassis and plum with vanilla and mocha notes; ripe black fruit flavours with vanilla spice to finish.
Without further ado…
Taylor Swift recently cut her hair and it took us a little time to figure out if we liked it or not. Mostly because it took a while to see enough pictures of her new ‘do from all angles and in varying styles. We’ve now gathered pictures of her new haircut from all sides so we can all decide together.
Our verdict? LOVE! She’s got the defined jawline that is perfect for this length and it really makes her facial features pop. We’ve never really been a fan of her mousy shade of blonde and wish she’d go a bit lighter, but the cut is more modern from her previously long locks.
What do you think? We’re excited to see what she does with this new look on the red carpet.