This past Thursday marked the launch of the By The Pound – Reweighted exhibit. With 100 artists participating, the launch at Goodfellas Gallery (1266 Queen St. W) was a hit with tons of great pieces and enough glam people to make anyone want to become a patron of the arts.
The premise of the group show is to compare ”art to meat in the sense that if quality and long term happiness is at all important to the consumer… although the initial cost may be a little more, the long term reward is greater than the cost”. With a description like that, you can do no wrong.
Web whiz, DJ, and man-about-town, this cutie has the face, bod, and brain to make girls swoon (PLUS he’s super nice). We wanted to use this installment of TLM to give you peeps some pointers to guide yourself (or your man) towards 2 looks: one to wear for Valentine’s Day and one to wear on the everyday, for under $1000 total.
They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Food can be one of the most natural aphrodisiacs and what better way to spend this upcoming Valentine’s Day than with your loved one getting freaky on some foods? The best way to stay intimate and interactive while eating? Clearly, tapas style. Toronto has its fair share of tapas style restaurants in the city, but only few live up to the hype without being pretentious. My recommendation: Kultura.
Kultura (located in Corktown at 169 King Street East) provides a fashionable, hip dining experience while providing floor to ceiling beauty. Each table provides a little bit of privacy for you and your guest to sit down, relax and enjoy one another’s company. The menu is diverse enough (with references hitting Asian-fusion to Italian) that anyone can find something that they will love.
Even with a nicely designed iPhone app and the best laid plans no one can see all that Toronto’s Design Week has to offer. Arguably the biggest week for designers and craftspeople in the city, events took place in galleries and other public spaces across the city at the end of January. Outside of the main event, the Interior Design Show which entices creative types from all over the globe, there were smaller exhibitions and interactive events.
Located in the heart of Koreatown at Clinton and Bloor, Clinton’s is one of Toronto most historically rich drinking establishments. Known as much today for its wild dance parties, cheap and delicious eats, as it was for the iconic names in music who’ve played the venue in the past. Clinton’s also has some amazing stories from past generations, whether it be about musicians, comedians, and even the ghost that haunts the tavern to this day. This local Toronto staple has proven that it can stand the test of time, and no matter what happens in, on and around Clinton’s, will only add to the countless exciting stories which makes this pub one of Toronto’s best.
Here’s what I thought about Thailand before I came: that it was really really cheap, i.e cheaper than south America, that it was stunningly beautiful, and that it was a lot like the three trips i’ve taken to Japan but with more beaches.
Here’s what I’ve found so far: Thailand is EXACTLY like Mexico. It’s very very touristy, but there are lovely parts if you work really fucking hard to get off the beaten path, it’s cheaper than home, but not as inexpensive as people pretend it is, at least not for the quality (get what I’m saying here), and it’s very pretty if you can somehow tune out the poverty, the prostitution and the garbage.
’cause you can’t blo yourself…
Ladies (and long haired gents), Blo Blow Dry Bar is hooking up one lucky PinkMafia reader with a chance to win themselves a complimentary blo out at the Bloor West location (click here to see our review). Started in Canada and now spreading across North America, this blow dry bar concept is one copied by many, but it can never replicated.
We’ve wet your lips a lil bit previously about Bright Future aka Frank Midnite, and now we’re giving you a deeper look into his brain, and what influences him to create such nostalgic post-punk music. Having recently released THIS TIME IS OURS, an EP of 5 songs mastered from his solo album Blue//Black, Bight Future’s sound has become more defined and leaves you feeling lost in space without the worry of being…lost in space. Get into Frank’s head then listen to Bright Future to really feel how honest it is.
If you’re worried the 2012 JUNO Awards has already soldout, you needn’t fear any longer. Whilst tickets for the broadcast on CTV don’t go on sale until Friday February 10 at 10am, there’s still plenty of time to impress host William Shatner with that new sequined cape you’ve been dying to sport to the affair.
Single grrlz listen up! Valentines day is next week, and it doesnt have to be the day from hell. Whether you are straight or queer minded this day for lovers can really stink. For some going out and buying yourself your own sweet smelling soft petaled roses will do the trick to get over the hump to gain back any slipped confidence you may have in your singledom. Here are a few ideas that are worth tweets, likes and shares.
Screw the idea that Mr or Mz Right will be the only ones who can give you a piece of jewlery that means something to you. I believe, that jewlery can be a personal investment, in yourself. You don’t have to wait until someone buys you bling. You just have to OWN it, when you wear it. i decided to consult with cee, who is a styist, personal shopper, a visual merchandiser, AND a fellow queer grrrl who sports some serious bling.
Here at Pink Mafia, we love to showcase up and coming talent of all sorts. Our latest find is Heratics; a video and arts collective based out of Toronto, run by JOEY WHITELAW & SEAN CARTWRIGHT. Heratics are just getting their feet off the ground, and have already done work for Blackberry, TIFF, Harry Rosen, & PEER PRESSURE just to name a few. A lot of their feels very nostalgic with the soft overtones and clean transitions, the only complaint would be that each video is not long enough to bask in.
It’s come to my attention that rappers gotta eat. Where as rock n roll superstars worked the jack and coke diet for decades paving the way for heroin chic the only skinny assed rappers you’ll find got that boney from a good amount of chron and a stoner metabolism. Rapper gotta eat. ? ?uestlove’s fried chicken is supposed to be stupid good and he’s catering huge parties left and right, Luda’s Atlanta restaurant shocked critics by NOT being soul food but nouveau Asian fusion and ex-chef Action Bronson is tearing up the scene. Inspired by this amazing fake restaurant and two of my favorite things – fodd and hip-hop- I searched through 30 years of hip-hop history to come up with the best food-related lyrics to come out of the studio. And the kitchen.