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The Brown Spirits of #WhiskyWednesday: Aberlour, Glenlivet, and Powers

On one of the last warm Wednesday’s of the year, whisky enthusiasts were invited for an afternoon tasting and lunch at CC Lounge in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood of Toronto. Hosted by Corby Distilleries, one of Canada’s oldest and seemingly busiest marketing and distribution companies in spirits and imported wines, the group experienced some of the latest and greatest to hit the LCBO shelves this fall. The tasting included an assortment of delicious brown spirits that  ...

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Land Rover, Lifestyle, Luxury Cars, Trending

Redefining Style in the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is the latest arrival in the current trend of utilitarian-focused compact SUVs, combining a sleek new design and raw all-terrain power. Yep, this vehicle can drive you into the watery trenches and keep you safe, dry, and in total control. Unfortunately Toronto doesn’t cater well to the outdoorsy type, short of driving this guy into Lake Ontario, but I still had a pleasant experience taking this on an urban adventure. Based heavily on the new Range  ...

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Lifestyle, Trending

Stylish Frames from Polette for Fall 2015

My trusted friends at Polette helped curate a beautiful trio of frames for this fall. In preparation for the long grind through winter, it may be worthwhile to look into shifting your focus to something a little more classic. Give Your Eyes A Break With e-Polette As Summer 2015 has reached the tail end of its life expectancy, it’s time to get back on the grind. September is genuinely regarded as a flashing green light on life’s long strip of road, and with that is the need to  ...

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Ford, Luxury Cars, Trending

Get Energized in the 2015 Ford Fusion Energi and Parkour Training

Energy. Pretty important stuff, right? You need energy to get out of bed in the morning. You need energy to power your smartphones. And you need energy to power your electric and hybrid cars. So can the 2015 Ford Fusion Energi carry the weight of its name? This Cool Hand Luke of a vehicle gets solid scores for its weight class. The Fusion Energi combines top-end features and design improvements at a decent price point. You can bet that this hybrid will catch a few looks as it zips through  ...

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Trending, Video Games, Virtual Reality

PlayStation VR Reviews: Kitchen & London Heist for Project Morpheus

★ Project Morpheus is the codename for Sony’s new virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Update: Sony has officially named it PlayStation VR. ★ Currently in the prototype phase, PlayStation VR was most recently available to demo in Toronto’s Fan Expo 2015. ★ London Heist is one of the most popular games to come out of PlayStation VR. Think GTA meets Lock Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. ★ You don’t know absolute fear until you’ve witnessed  ...

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Lifestyle, Trending

Live Bold with Graffigna Wines

Prior to my July road trip to PEI, I was invited to join the “Live Bold” Influencer series hosted by Graffigna, an exquisite wine in the San Juan province of Argentina. While I’d like to think “living bold” is something every man should have already adopted (with varying levels of bravado), that’s rarely the case as there’s just too many guys out there living painfully average. But that’s okay, we all have to start somewhere, right? To  ...

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Lifestyle, Trending

From Your Dad’s Suit to Your Power Suit: A Coming-of-Age Journey of the Suit

There’s nothing more visually mortifying than observing a man in an oversized suit. In most careers, where formal business attire is the requirement, ill fitted suits continue to be the never ending nightmare. From its unnecessarily wide pant legs to bunched-up cuffs; from its football pad shoulders to its box-like cut; the mysterious, draping phenomenon latches on to the psyche of the average man, heighten by the phobia of modern cuts and the illusion that “baggier clothes make  ...

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Technology, Trending

Forget File Printing. Canon Pixma & Google Cloud Print.

Receive an Excel file. Attempt to open it in Microsoft Excel. Prompted with software activation. Log into Google Drive. Upload Excel file to Google Sheets. Print from browser. Oops. Print again from Google Sheets to default printer. Observe formatting errors. Reformat and edit document. Print a third time. Cross fingers and pray it looks good. Receive an invitation to view a spreadsheets document in Google Sheets. Export and download Excel file to computer. Open in Microsoft Excel. Print  ...

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Trending, Video Games

Dark Souls II: The Manliest Game Ever Made in this Era

Dark Souls II is quite possibly one of the most brilliant games ever made, and it will certainly go down in history as something that captured the true essence of classic gaming with modern-day graphics. Despite its wonderful game play, however, it would seem that not everyone appreciates the title for what it is and it’s pretty understandable why. Dark Souls II is like the Van Gogh of this era: misunderstood because people have adopted a different standard of what’s good and not.  ...

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Lifestyle, Trending

Learning Smirnoff as a Teaching Assistant

Guess what, y’all! I’m officially a Teaching Assistant. The Smirnoff Double Blackademy is a vodka-driven collective that inspires true knowledge in the wake of the average. And I’ll be your mentor in the process. As part of my initiation, I received a neat box of stuff that the every day guy simply needs in their quest to #StepUp past the dreaded average. For the next few cold weeks and months, Smirnoff and I are going to work on helping you become Verified: Awesome. Breda  ...

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