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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spending a Day with the Fit Family: Fitset in a Honda Fit

Big things come in small, little packages. You could say that the Honda Fit is one such vehicle that packs a punch, and by punch, I mean anything you can possibly toss into it. I got a call from Honda a few weeks ago, with an offer to take on this big things come in small, little packages challenge by pairing me up with one of their prototypical Honda Fit buyers: the busy downtown guy in need of a vehicle that’s compact enough to zip around the city for the purpose of fulfilling  ...

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Why was that Cuban Cab driving around Toronto?

EL TAXI LOCO, as it was called. Some of you may have noticed the crazy taxi casually taking the streets of Toronto last week. The cab, driven by a super-smiley man in a Cuban hat, picked up people around the city for a casual drive to whatever their destination may have been. It was a super cute initiative spearheaded by Transat Holidays, as an ode to the 40’s and 50’s style cars that crowd the rich streets of Havana and the rest of the beautiful country that is Cuba. Transat  ...

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Audi RS 7 Concept: That’s a really fast autonomous car.

Without a doubt one of the coolest things to happen in 2014, Audi spent this past weekend live broadcasting their latest innovation by introducing the world’s top performing car.. without a driver. Rippin’ the corners inside the Hockenheim Grand Prix circuit at up to 240 km/h, the driverless Audi RS 7 Concept car floored spectators both in the stands and online via Audi MediaTV, finishing the hot lap in just under 2 minute 10 seconds. The most obvious question at the moment is:  ...

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Smirnoff Double Black Blackademy – Style Tips for the Absolutely Clueless

There’s nothing better than funny poking fun at the average Joe. He’s a bit lost in the style department, could use a bit of work with the ladies and well, etiquette? He’s still never opened a door for a woman not his mother. Lets be frank here: most guys, especially those who still subscribe to Maxim or wear unisex cologne are both clueless and everywhere still. Smirnoff’s latest campaign of 15 second style advice clips titled Blackademy include an army of  ...

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