2012 Paper Calendar from bookhou at home – Each month has it’s own beautiful and simplistic motif. Once the year is up you can crop the image and use them as postcards or framed for wall art. Shop online at Etsy or visit John and Arounna’s store front at 798 Dundas West.
FLUF Lunch bags – made in house in Toronto by Terra and Nathalie of organic cotton using water-based paints these bags are roomy enough to tote around your healthy mid-day meal. FLUF tapped some talented Toronto artists for the bright and charming designs. Shop online through FLUF or stop by goodEGG in Kensington at 267 Augusta.
Flavour Design Buddha Bowl – Coming in scrumptious colours these bowls designed with serious ergonomics are sure to become a go-to in the kitchen. Perfect for everything from tea to rice the bowl rest comfortably in your palm and is très huggable. Buy one for you honey and one for yourself and get cozy this winter. Pistachio on Yonge has you covered.
This is Steve. He’s the good looking dude you see pouring your whisky sour at Wrongbar, outside hacking a butt with the regulars and macking on your girlfriend in the coatroom (then going home and making her an awesome mixtape).
With Wrongbar‘s Annual Booty Shaking Contest quickly approaching (it’s on December 15th by the way), we thought ya’ll would enjoy seeing his beautiful face and reading his hilarious answers.
This week we have something for you to do with your lover or bestie as the winter months quickly approach.
Dinner for two at The Gladstone Hotel! ($60 value)
All you have to do to win it is tweet us (@pinkmafia4life) the answer to this question:
“What musical group did we interview at The Gladstone Hotel during Nuit Blanche?”
**don’t forget to use #HumpDayHandout in the tweet or we won’t see it!
You have until end of day – get tweeting!!
HINT: We blogged about it the same week it happened. The pictures were radical. Easy find.
We hooked up our friends over at waffles+falafels with the cool auto-tune T-Pain microphone.
Elyda gets down and dirty with the mic, and we like. See below for the footage!
A reminder for all you Torontonians – PinkMafia will be out in full force this Saturday, giving out CDs to those who take a spin on the mic. We’ll start it off right at Shallow Groove, then be prowling Queen St. (mainly Brooklyn, Savoy and Beaconsfield) for you talented people. Follow @pinkmafia4life to find out where we are.
We mentioned a week or so back that we’re coming out to clubs and bars in Toronto on December 2nd and 3rd armed with boatloads of T.Pain’ new album, rEVOLVEr to giveaway to lucky contestants of our T.Pain Microphone contest.
Friday, December 2nd, you can find Evan 17 skulking through: Scissors @ Bar Neon, The Hoxton, and Never Forgive Action at the Drake Underground. All you have to do is sing a T.Pain song on the T.Pain Mic and you win a CD. Follow @pinkmafia4life to find out where we are!
Becca Lemire of SheDoesTheCity and PinkMafia cornered the ladies of Bangs & Blush and made them try the mic recently. It was an epic fail, but good for a laugh. Check it:
Bisexual, has a ridiculous stigma attached to the word. If you are on that “I am not sure” scale of curiosity it can be even more daunting. Identifying as bisexual can create more misunderstanding that acceptance. It does not have to be. Being Bi is as valid a sexual orientation as any other one under our colourful rainbow. Bisexual people need to take our rightful place and be completely proud of who we are without shame.
Various socials, munches and peer support groups exists to give Bisexual people a voice. Here is all the info you need to get out there, and show Bi pride.Toronto Bi Net is a vast amount of resources. Its one Google search to get whats going on for Bisexual people in Toronto.
There comes a point in the night, usually around 3am, maybe earlier depending on if shots we’re involved when the only thing I care about is eating all that I possibly can. When you start pulling on your friends arms, “Guys I really want pizza, there’s some at that place down the street. Ooooh no, let’s get nachos, Yeah nachos. NO poutine”. If you’ve ever stared cross-eyed at a falafel at 4 in the morning you know what I’m talking about. A girl’s gotta choose whether she can wait til she’s home to raid the fridge or if you need honey roasted peanuts and pizza Pringles, like now. For the patient home cook it’s a good idea to avoid open flames and ovens that could be left on. Microwaves are your friend. So is paper towel.
Does size matter? Hell yes! Of course, it’s debatable whether big really is better (too big can just goddam hurt!). I say a Medium to Large is best, but I have girlfriends who prefer plain “medium”.
In this next video, in the opinion of Trashy T, amazing gay MC, big is not only better, it is simply the entrance fee! Enjoy!
We all now I can’t resist bringing my peoples the inside scoop on everything super exclusive!! So of course when Lancôme launches a new lipstick collection I’m so there.
The collection is called “Rouge In Love” and features 24 luscious shades jazzed up with mother-of-pearl particles, that are guaranteed to take you from the day to night. Not to mention it’s light texture which goes on like a second skin with lots of shine and six hour hydration. BTW they smell super yummy with the perfect hint of rose n violet.
It was eerily quiet at around 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday night, as nearly twenty thousand exhausted and sweaty Jay-Z and Kanye West fans spilled out from the Air Canada Centre and onto Bay Street. They waved down cabs, hopped on buses, set off on foot; everyone dazed from an evening of Watching The Throne.
Two and a half hours earlier, without warning, the ACC house lights cut out on a hyper-alert crowd, launching everyone to their feet.
From the darkness rose two ominous platforms on opposite ends of the arena floor. On the north side appeared Mr. Roc-A-Fella himself, while Mr. West emerged atop an identical podium in the south.
As the arena shook with screams, and glowed with flashbulbs, the duo whipped through “H.A.M.” and “Who Gon Stop Me” before reuniting on the main stage in front of a billowing American flag for “Otis.”
Just a few songs into Toronto’s first of two stops on this mega-tour, and the night already felt as opulent as the collaboration album that spawned it.
Between trippy laser lights, predatory jungle-themed video installations, and a healthy dose of pyrotechnics, it became clear that if people were willing to pay through the nose to Watch The Throne, Hov and ‘Ye were going to make damn sure it was worth every penny.
The duo tagged each other on and off stage throughout the night, giving the audience a chance to wild out on their individual hits. Yezzy killed it with classics like “Can’t Tell me Nothing” and “Touch the Sky”, while Jay hypnotized the crowd with fan favourites like “Big Pimpin’” and “IZZO.”
The big brother/little brother dynamic between Jay-Z and Kanye permeated the night, and after years of friendship and musical partnership, Kanye is still Jay-Z’s biggest fan. The show was speckled with moments of Yezzy’s unabashed adoration for his mentor, none more memorable than when he paused after one solo segment atop the satellite podium to take in Jay performing the monster track “On To The Next One” on the main stage. From across the arena, on the dimmed-out platform high above the crowd, Kanye was a fan, just like the rest of us, belting out every word to his favourite rapper’s song.
Their energy did not wane once in the 150 minutes they performed, leaving the audience struggling to keep up as they performed “N***as in Paris” not once, not twice but thrice for their encore.
These men have a combined 15+ years on me, and today I am nursing a strained neck and sore back, while they are getting ready to do it all over again tonight.
It’s safe to say that for Jay and ‘Ye, Watching The Throne at this stage is futile; no one else could ever come close enough to take it.
words by: Anne M. Louise @AnneMLouise