Niagara Icewine Festival 2017

Megalo-Martini-Mania at megalomaniac

Icewine Martinis… what more can we say? Come by and experience our signature martinis that highlight this sweet elixir, and even learn how to make them yourself!

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The Art of Scent Design at TO DO 2017

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This one day event really intrigued me because as an interior designer, we are taught materiality, space planning, building code, but no where in our education did aromas and how an environment can seem different just by infusing a smell into the equation. Continue reading “The Art of Scent Design at TO DO 2017”

Wunderkind U: Motion Picture & Advertisng

Wunderkind U is gathering for individuals in the advertising realm to connect in a salon type environment. This week, the topic of “Motion Picture & Advertising” came under the microscope. The main presenter Chilion Benedict, Strategist of Penguin Perspective took the stage to present his perspective of the current state of the industry and how important telling a story is in the communication of a brand campaign. Continue reading “Wunderkind U: Motion Picture & Advertisng”

History of Wedding Favours

I recently went to a wedding this weekend. I don’t understand why people get married in the winter, it’s so cold that it doesn’t matter what you are wearing because you are going to be wearing your heavy coat regardless.

Anyways, when we got to our table and there were so many things on the surface to discovery. There were centrepieces, our name tags, candy and of course our wedding favours. This made me think, what is the significance of a wedding favour? Continue reading “History of Wedding Favours”

The Cranberry Resort…don’t stay there

Ever year, we have a girls week and go to Blue Mountain to enjoy the winter season. Last year, we stayed at the Living Water and got a really good package…but felt we may have paid too high for all the bells and whistles. Continue reading “The Cranberry Resort…don’t stay there”

Mariah Carey’s Lip Sync Mess

For those who don’t have cable and weren’t able to watch the ball drop in NYC a few days ago. Mariah was brought into ring in the new year and instead of watching a dazzling performance, we all witnesses an epic disaster. Mariah started the concert singing “Auld Lang Syne” but as I watched it, I noticed that her lips were out of sync with the music. Was she lip-singing? Then when ‘Emotions’ came on, she couldn’t sing to it and danced around on the stage. It was a meltdown in front of millions. Mariah, the diva herself, even owned up it saying: ”We didn’t have a soundcheck but it’s New Year’s, baby…I’m trying to be a good sport here.” Then she let the audience do the singing for her. I then went to Twitter to comment and see what was up. Apparently, Mariah was prepared to lip sync, but many of her vocals didn’t play at all ― and when they did, she was often far out of sync with them. Continue reading “Mariah Carey’s Lip Sync Mess”

The last dance in NYC

In March of 2014, NYPD police commission Bill Bratton announced a crackdown on New York’s renowned subway car performers. Dancers were being charged with acts of misdemeanor and disorderly conduct. Litefeet by Scott Carthy is a documentary that looks at the last dance by the W.A.F.F.L.E. crew a New York City subway car. Continue reading “The last dance in NYC”

Stella Gives Beautifully

The question increasingly faced by advertisers: How do you add value to a 30-second TV spot, particularly if it’s a global campaign? Stella Artois has come up with a novel way of doing it with its holiday campaign this year. In a series of online films, it’s telling the stories of several props that appear in the beer brand’s TV spot, “Give Beautifully.” Each is being given away by the brand, attached to an interesting human story.

Stella Artois and agency Mother arranged for the props — a piano, a camera, holiday lights and “snow” — to be gifted to an unsuspecting person by their loved ones. The film above features the touching story of Pablo, whose wife blankets a Buenos Aires street in fake snow to remind him of their first date, when it snowed in the city in 2007 for the first time since 1918.

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The Blogosphere: Feeding the Monster and Why Content is King

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Have you ever wondered why stories become viral on the web? In today’s culture, blogs like Gawker, Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post drive the media agenda. It’s a race against the clock to break the story, publish first and turn nothing into something. Continue reading “The Blogosphere: Feeding the Monster and Why Content is King”

What’s up Hong Kong

Whether you call them daredevils, skywalkers, or urban explorers, the Russian cadre On The Roofs risk their lives, limbs, and law to give us an escape from our rolling chair-bound woes. The skyscraper scaling group spearheaded by Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov bring their exploits to Hong Kong for a new stunt: hacking a massive billboard to give the city a larger-than-life, “What’s up?” Continue reading “What’s up Hong Kong”