Jul 19, 2013

Here's to a Hot, Hot Holiday!

On Wednesday, in truly appropriate fashion, we hosted our first annual Hot Holiday Media Preview on the sunny rooftop of 155 George Street! With a gorgeous view of the city at our backs, it was a lovely day for editors to check out our curated selection of holiday pieces.

Smythe wowed with luxurious brocade and velvet fabrics, while Ron White dazzled with shimmery leathers in both dark and sexy holiday sparkle as well as hot fuchsia and orange resort styles. Miz Mooz presented Great Gatsby inspired leather pumps and boots, while Melie Bianco's premium faux leather glitzy clutches and purses were perfect for the environmentally and style conscious gal on your gifting list.

Toronto-based Foxy Originals shared their Downtown Deco holiday collection that would inspire even the plainest of Janes to deck out in gold from head to toe. Sustainable digital marketplace, Far and Wide Collective's array of handmade house wares like woven lambswool throws from Pakistan, colourful baskets from Kenya and walnut lattice trays from Afghanistan are lovely solutions to finding a gift that gives back.

Expectant mums need look no further than Belly Maternity's holiday collection. With its classic LBD and stunning sapphire Grecian maxi dress they’ll prove Kate Middleton isn’t the only mama to be with style. And finally, what would holiday be without a healthy helping of bling? Shay Lowe Jewellery’s fearless glamour collection with Austrian and Czech crystals are just the thing to stand out in the crowd.

To beat the heat, guests sipped on refreshing iced teas and popsicles by Pluck while nibbling on savoury shortbread cookies made with smoked tea leaves. After catching some rays and with holiday on their mind, guests took home a piece of Hot Holiday with custom made candy cane and mint chocolate Glory Hole Doughnuts.

It was an awesome day, thank you to everyone who braved the heat to celebrate a hot, hot holiday!