As you have probably already have guessed, I’m super stoked on Christmas and the Holiday season. What I love the most about Christmas is re watching all my favorite Christmas movies and sometimes getting into new ones. Here are a list of special Christmas movies that you should watch a couple of times over the holidaze.
If you’re like me, you’re always struggling at the last minute to find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. Yeah, you could just get them another pair of socks, but you want something different. Something that is going to leave an impression on them. Something that you could potentially share together.
I first came across Eleni Alpous in the nebulous universe of Instagram, a little app for iPhone that has in just over one year becomes everyone’s favourite addiction. It’s a quirky, beautiful and fun way to share moments with people. What Eleni shares is a little insight into the life of a Graphic Designer in Toronto. Breathtaking splashes of typography, a sneak peek into creative meetings, and snapshots of hidden gems, always with an thoughtful caption. I knew I wanted to get a hold of Eleni and ask her about her work and this city she clearly adores.
“Happy New Year!” Ah, those words are ones we all love to hear. They imply copious amounts of champagne, crazy dance offs and major makeout sessions.
Our friends over at 1LoveT.O. are hooking 2 pairs of friends up with FREE tickets to their Shuffle Party on NYE!! Yes. That means two of you and your bestie/lover/whatever can party the night away with 1LoveTO and the crew.
DJ’d by JEDI & DJ D-LUX, and hosted by Much Music’s T-RexXx ya’ll will surely have an amazing time.
What is Brock’s favourite club/bar in the whole wide world?
(PS – use the hashtag #1LoveNYE)
HINT – we did the 20Qs with him earlier in 2011…
Do you like cotton? Do you like capes? Do you like vintage? Well we’ve got you covered this week. We’re giving away 2 (two) $50 American Apparel gift cards!
What do you have to do? “Like” our Facebook page (CLICK HERE) and post on our wall the answer to the following:
What is the dude’s name who started American Apparel?
**Use #HumpDayHandout in your post as well!
HINT – The answer to this is google-able. Easy peasy.
Good luck ya’ll!
I first ran into Julian aka @LILINTERNET (at the time Red Foxx aka SLUTTT) about 4 years ago in Ottawa at Di$organized when he came with the HEARTHROB crew…that night was wild, I woke up mute. Since then, well if you do a quick search, you can find out. What makes @LILINTERNET so influential and forever relevant is always being ahead of what’s good; he can be credited for coining the term #seapunk, making hardstyle, trance music you loved so much from the late 90′s, interviewing artists before they blow up completely, etc.
@LILINTERNET is a man of mental mystery, and anyone who uses all caps on TWITTER, is directly referencing him. Read and blow your mind.
If you’re like me, around this Yule-time of year you are just craving snow like a fatherfucker! I know it’s going to suck in late february once we’ve run out of winter holidays, but for now, I’m putting it out there for the winter snow goddess to menstruate the white stuff all over us!
This week’s video is an homage to partying in Winter Wonderland, “Aspen Disco”. It’s also a comment on capitalism, greed, and drug abuse… see if you can make the connection!!!
Featuring the amazing rhyming skills of “Lady Pimp”!:
At Xmas, our western world thought is to get and give. Buy for those in our family and friend circles in hopes we get right back. Buying prezzies for teens, and hopping into Lake Ontario to help kids with cancer. Two things that will give back to you a great sense of pride.
XMAS gifting to kids charity is very easy this year. Add a gift card to your purchase, wherever you are shopping this festive season. Most start at $5. If thats your budget, and all you can spare, then you have done a good deed. If you can buy more than one, then you are golden. Here’s a couple of ideas to ponder. Make sure you enclose the receipt into the envelope so that the person handing out the gifts knows how much it is.
I’m a lyric freak. When I was younger I would purchase a CD and pull out the jacket cover and read word for word the whole album. It was a lways a huge disappointment when the artist decided to not include their lyircs. It’s also a disappointment to think about how much time I’ve wasted reading O-Town lyrics. ANYWAYS, I still have a CD ritual. So when the new Drake album came out I sat down and listened from start to finish the way the album was intended. And this is what I took away from this experience….
When Philadelphia’s folk-rockers War on Drugs rolled through Toronto this passed summer they almost didn’t make it to an in-store performance at Soundscapes. The band hit traffic on the way into town and thought about blowing off the pared down set scheduled before their gig at the Drake Underground. But the four did make it and while passing by the store front on College St. spotted a silk banner dyed in the colours and abstract pattern that makes up the cover art for Slave Ambient, the group’s acclaimed album released just days before. The banded was so touched by the banner it was sent to them and is now the backdrop of their current tour.
This week I’ve got one of the feel good movies of the year: The Muppets! Click through to even just watch the trailer. Oh man just talking about it gets me so excited. Also, this week week we got the visually stimulating Immortals, Colin Farrell playing his douchebag self in Fight Night, and introducing Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene.