In anticipation of The Smokers Club Tour landing in Toronto this weekend (Sunday, July 15), we couldn’t resist taking the opportunity to ask our 20 questions to Steve-O, one of the founders of the rad Smoker’s Club movement as well as suave entrepreneur and hip-hop culture aficionado.
Steve-O was also a founder of other notable cultural landmarks Laced Magazine and GFCnewyork. Everything he touches is bound to be cool.
There are shops and boutiques all over Toronto, from Corktown to Yorkville and back, showcasing the very best in Toronto and Canadian designs. But then there are those who choose to sell their wares exclusively online. Today, Lossless brings you the very best in Toronto shops running online and making it in the Cottage Industry 2.0 game.
The traditional bar goer in Toronto may scoff when you bring up a word like “mixologist,” but this term is no longer a gimmick. Bartenders can be endlessly creative and experimental, but a mixologist takes up the study, the skill and the knowledge behind the creation of a fine cocktail.
Sure it’s easy to just pop ourselves onto a patio and grab a pitcher of beer, but there is a special magic experienced when you have the ability to tell a mixologist what type of spirits, flavors, bitters and taste you are interested in and you receive the cocktail you didn’t know you needed.
This is my first official #Queergrrrlz list! I have included three events here for your consideration for entertainment. The “Burnout Basement,” a 13th anniversary of Kick Ass Karaoke, and DARKRAVE v.139.
When: Every Wednesday 20:00 until 03:00
Where: Bambi’s 1265 Dundas Street West.
This weeks super special DJ: MATTY DEE
DRINK SPECIALS : $3 Fireball shots $5 Mill St. pints. and $8 The Whip (Stock + Jameson, straight up)
In my previous post I shared with you what I was up to last summer, so this week I want to tell you about what I am doing this summer. As you read in my last post, my time in Newfoundland has played a critical role in building Cambie Design. Long before Cambie was even an idea, my time spent in another important place sparked my interest and developed my love for art and design. Having a mother from South America has given me the fortune of living in and travelling extensively around Peru since I was only months old. Most of my mother’s side of the family still live in Lima, of which many have a creative background or career. I come from a family of interior designers, architects, sculptors, make-up artists, painters, and good old-fashioned art lovers. Essentially, I have grown up spending time in homes and studios that could double as art galleries, or make the cover of your favourite design magazine. This exposure has played a tremendous role in my appreciation for being surrounded by beauty.
If you haven’t noticed, Queen West has turned into quite the looker these days.
But the development period that the University/Spadina corridor has undergone over the last decade has come with many losses of equal significance. Lavish & Squalor aside, independent shops like Vice and Buckler have completely disappeared. Gorilla Monsoon (not that anyone I know ever hungout there) is now a wasteland for corporate hamburger juice, and in general, nothing all that hip has happened around that space since the Bombshelter changed its name.
Even those who are generally out of touch with celebrity gossip have probably heard about Katie Holmes filing for divorce from Tom Cruise last week. If you have been paying attention to these things for a while, you will also remember their whirlwind “romance” in 2005, the most famous marker of which was the manic couch-jumping incident on Oprah. If you are me, then you have been concerned about this relationship from the start.
Despite unintentionally becoming a rapper K.Flay, otherwise known as Kristine Flaherty, is fast becoming a well known name in indie-rap. A 26 year-old Chicago native and Stanford graduate, she isn’t your run of the mill hip-hop songstress, but she’s got a way with words and a lot to say. I caught up with her during her North American tour, and asked her a few questions.
This week marks one of the newest festivals to come to Toronto, Locals Only, an event celebrating the city’s best music, art and food. In the last year, Toronto has grown it’s food trucks and food truck culture with thousands of foodies, entrepreneurs and creatives hopping aboard this nu-wave of cheeky food philosophy.
At the Locals Only festival (Saturday, July 7), some of Toronto’s up and coming mobile diner restauranteurs will be serving up their goods and I had a chance to preview their wares and ask them some questions.
My boyfriend of 3 years is a great cook – he can whip up a meal in 20 minutes that would put a number of local chefs to shame. He’s made pretty much every meal throughout our relationship…and I’m starting to feel bad. My mother never raised me to learn how to cook, she didn’t think it was necessary for men to know how (but my sister seemingly has the same ability as my bf). I lack creativity when it comes to food prep, so I need some easy tips. His birthday is this weekend and I want to impress him with my skills. What do I do?!
What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’
Because we are so excited about the line-up at the upcoming Locals Only festival on July 7th, we decided to target another artist who will be playing the event (last week we asked our 20 Questions to Linus Booth of Blank Capsule).
For all of you who love an accent, picture these adorable boys answering our questions in their lovely Irish accents. Yeah, it’s awesome.