Category: Style & Beauty

Canuck Super Group TransCanada Highwaymen
 Tour Southern Ontario

(L-R) Moe Berg, Chris Murphy, Craig Northey, Steven Page

Where: Southern Ontario Tour
When: April 19–28, 2017
Cost: Tickets Vary depending upon Venue

Details: Four friends, four frontmen and four iconic Canadian rock bands  – the TransCanada Highwaymen is a Canuck super group made up of Moe Berg of The Pursuit of Happiness, Chris Murphy of Sloan, Craig Northey of Odds and Steven Page, formerly of Barenaked Ladies.

Performing 16 of their hit songs including fan faves “I’m an Adult Now”, “The Other Man”, “It Falls Apart” and “Brian Wilson”, the set will also incorporate band videos, never before shared photos and inside jokes gleaned from 25 years of friendship and camaraderie.

From British Columbia to Nova Scotia, each individual TransCanada Highwaymen member has left an indelible mark on the Canadian music scene. They come together now to share their road stories and laugh at the mayhem, mishaps and mischief that go along with being part of a band. Switching instruments throughout the show, the band will move freely from music to memories while providing behind the scenes access to the creative minds who wrote the songs that everyone knows and loves.

For this limited engagement, Moe, Chris, Craig and Steven will share a glimpse into one of the most transformative eras in Canadian music. Ontario tour dates include Brampton, Brantford, Guelph, Kingston, North Bay, Oakville, Richmond Hill and St. Catharines, April 19 – 28.

April 19 – St. Catharines, ON @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Tickets from $53
April 20 – Guelph, ON @ River Run Centre, Tickets from $50
April 22 – Kingston, ON @ The Grand Theatre, Tickets from $50
April 23 – North Bay, ON @ Capitol Centre, Tickets from $40
April 25 – Oakville, ON @ Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Tickets from $73
April 26 – Brantford, ON @ Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, Tickets $55
April 27 – Richmond Hill, ON @ Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Tickets $50
April 28 – Brampton, ON @ Rose Theatre, Tickets from $50

More Info: @TCHighwaymen

Viviscal Extra Strength for Thicker, Fuller Looking Hair

This year, prioritize looking and feeling great – inside and out – and stroll through 2017 with confidence! Great hair plays an important role in boosting our mood and how we feel about our overall appearance. Now you can revitalize your hair with Viviscal’s new Extra Strength formula.

Celebrity cult-favourite hair supplement Viviscal Extra Strength is a clinically proven supplement for women and men experiencing thinning hair to support healthy hair growth from within and is 100% drug free. The new formula has 50% more Amino Mar C, the key active ingredient – and now includes biotin, iron, zinc, and more – to achieve even thicker, fuller-looking hair than before. It’s the best kept beauty secret to many celebs, including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Karlie Kloss, Cynthia Nixon and more!

Dietary Supplements – Viviscal Extra Strength hair growth supplement is scientifically formulated with the exclusive and clinically proven marine complex AminoMar®. Viviscal Extra Strength nourishes thinning hair and promotes hair growth from within. 100% drug free, Viviscal Extra Strength promotes thicker, fuller hair and reduces hair shedding in women of all hair types.

Recommended Daily Intake – Take 2 tablets daily for a minimum of 3-6 months (1 in the morning and 1 in the evening, taken with water after food). Thereafter, users may reduce their daily intake to 1-2 tablets daily if desired. However, many users choose to remain on Viviscal beyond the 6-month program in order to maintain optimal hair growth results.

Availability for $59.99 at and Shoppers Drug Mart.   @Viviscal_Canada

Niki Kavakonis Designs for the Holidays!

Niki Kavakonis Designs is an intimate shop located in charming Bloor West Village offering unique jewellery designs. Every piece in the shop is an original, meticulously researched, designed and hallmarked with Niki’s stamp and the applicable mark for silver or gold.

While all are on sale in the store at a wide array of price points, Niki enjoys the challenge of commissioned, custom designs, working with her clients to create unique, singular pieces. A number of her ring designs are created to be worn by either men or women.

If you are looking for Holiday gift ideas here are a few of our favourite Niki Kavakonis Design picks:

Photo Credit: Robert Watson

Sunrise Ruby Earrings
– 18K white gold, 5ct+ star ruby from India. Certified Gemmological Institute, India. Inspired by 13th century Persian poet Rumi. Created in part using 3D printing technology.

These earrings were included in Out of this World! at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Their museum appearance came prior to their network television debut on the television series, Castle, where they adorned the earlobes of Susan Sullivan.

While a pair, only one Sunrise Ruby earring contains a star ruby.







Photo Credit: Courtesy of Niki Kavakonis Design

Ad Astra Ring
(available for men or women). Sterling silver, iron-nickel meteorite fragment (from the Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral, Florida).

In Latin, Ad Astra means “to the stars”. Written by Virgil in the Aenid, book IX, line 641, as spoken by Apollo, sic itur ad astra (“thus you shall go to the stars”).

Niki’s ring recently appeared in the Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age exhibition at Forbes Museum in New York City and Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History.







Photo Credit: Courtesy of Niki Kavakonis Design

Good Fortune Necklace
– Sterling silver with inserted personal message.

The Good Fortune necklace allows the owner or 
gift-giver to place a paper good luck message into the hollow cavity of the silver cookie. The cookie has an interesting geometric structure, based on a circle, and folds a little like origami. 
Each Good Fortune is individually hand-folded.


Fully accessible, Niki Kavakonis Designs is located at 2465 Bloor Street West (at Jane) and across from the Jane TTC stop. Street and lot parking is available nearby. Shop hours: Monday, Tuesday: by appointment; Wednesday to Friday: 1:30 to 7pm; Saturday: 1 to 6pm. Closed Sunday. For more info visit  @NikiKdesigns


Bacchus & Barley’s Leather Accessories – Gifts that Last a Lifetime

Most gifts deteriorate over time with the wear and tear of everyday life, but Bacchus & Barley’s  accessories aren’t like most gifts. This Toronto based leather accessory brand specializes in creating long lasting leather accessories that only improve  with age. The company has carefully curated a collection of essential everyday products that will be around for the long haul, all without breaking the bank. From wallets and iPad sleeves to dog collars and leashes, Bacchus & Barley has a leather accessory for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Like fine wine leather only gets better with age! Here are some of our top picks:

Night on the Town Wallet
– Ditch the fat wallet and keep things simple by taking only the necessities like your ID, credit card, debit card, and some cash. Available in copper, whiskey brown, chevron navy, black and red. ($59)







The Necessities Tray – Designed for those who like to keep their essentials organized. Every full-grain leather tray is totally unique as a result of the distinct markings on the hide. Unsnaps to flatten for easy travel. Available in spotted cow-hide, jet black, copper and whiskey brown. ($59)







iPad Sleeve – In today’s age of technology, nearly every person you know has an iPad they cherish. Keep their high-tech device safe year round with this chic gift. Available in black and whiskey brown. ($129)







Leather Dog Leash – Made from the highest of quality leather and tested against puppy play time, the Leather Dog Leash can sustain even the wildest of pooches. This year give your dog a gift that will last longer than that bone you had in mind. Available in brown and black. ($80 – $85)


Bacchus & Barley offers free shipping within North America as well as international shipping options. Products sold in seven stores from Ontario to Eastern Canada and via online. For more info visit  @Bacchus_Barley  #betterleather

Add Some Sparkle for the Holidays with Erin Tracy Bridal and Fine Jewellery

Why not complete your holiday outfit this year with some extra sparkle? Erin Tracy Bridal and Fine Jewellery has got you covered. With elegant pieces for both men and women, you’ll be sure to stand out of the crowd. Boasting a wide selection of meticulously designed, handcrafted jewellery, Erin Tracy continues to create timeless, unique pieces. Here’s some of our fav picks.

Holiday Picks For Him:





Oval Pave Cufflinks ($220) – Add an elemental look to your wardrobe with these poured concrete cufflinks. Sterling Silver & Concrete








Dale Ring ($1,620) – The subtle sparkle of the hand-set diamonds contrasts with the prominent rugged core of hand-mixed and hand-poured concrete. 14K White Gold or 14K Yellow Gold, 
Concrete Inlay




Holiday Picks For Her:




Talon Necklaces ($125) – Take your pick from the Talon Necklaces collection. Layering or standing alone, these classic silver and gold handmade necklaces will be sure to boost the elegance of your holiday party outfit. Sterling Silver, Gold Fill, Rose Gold, Crystals










Paloma Cordoba Ring ($2,700) – This stunning statement ring will have everyone obsessing over you.  Made from Ametrine, yellow gold and black diamonds, this will make that special someone in your life very happy. 14K Yellow Gold, Ametrine, Black Diamonds


For more info visit @erintracy

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