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Getting Over My Fear of Eye Glasses with Polette Eyewear

I wasn’t always a confident dude, you know. For most of my life, I wore butt-ugly glasses. I’m not sure if it was like that for the rest of you 80s babies, but when I was in elementary school, eye glasses were always associated with geekery and nerdisms. In Grade 4, I used to be in big-time denial over it: lying about my deteriorating vision to my parents and guessing what the teacher wrote on the chalkboard. After crying my eyes out when I was told I needed glasses, I was sure that it  ...

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Acura, Lifestyle, Luxury Cars, Trending

5 Things That Make the 2014 Acura MDX “POP”, Plus a Super Relaxing Getaway.

Alright, alright, alright. I’m probably little spoiled by Acura at this point. I must’ve test drove a slew of great vehicles on their fleet, including the TL [read this], ILX [watch this], and the RSX. All extremely legit cars that I’ve raved wildly about. I’m very specific about my favourite types of vehicles to write about. I don’t like driving shitty cars. At my age and experience, basic level vehicles are pretty much off the cards. Of course, I probably  ...

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Lifestyle, Technology, Trending

Two Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas: Philips Laser Shavers & USB Toothbrushes

You know you’ve reached the pinnacle of technological advances when lasers are involved. Okay okay, so they’re not really laser that will remove the hair off your pretty face – they’re used for guiding you as you trim yourself to visual perfection. First hand proof, coming right up. As for electric toothbrushes, for me they fall into the category of “Things that advanced people do”, like remote car starters and dishwashing machines. It’s a  ...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Philips Light Therapy – How Light Makes You Bright(er)

It’s funny how light can affect a person’s day so heavily. You know those people. Those people you do your best to avoid if it’s cold, overcast, crummy outside. You can feel the pain and sorrow around you when you’re in the subway from it. Yeah, light does a lot to you. So lets reverse the logic just a little. Philips introduced me to two neat new Light Therapy products that are meant to make someone’s day a little more booming. They make for pretty interesting  ...

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Nota Bene’s Gin & Tonic Bar: DIY for the Wiser

There’s something beautiful about customization. Many times we’re given prix fixe, chef-selected, or options based around appetizer-entree-dessert. I’d like to think that after you’ve become a master at dining and having drinks, you can start making selections for yourself. While I’m nowhere near a master at dining and mixology, I sometimes think I’m nearing the 10,000 hour mark. And therefore, we tend to think we can start getting outside of the box a  ...

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Marketers: Should We “Interrupt”?

New blog post. Woot! I just came to the realization after writing the latest Gotstyle newsletter tonight that my writing inhibitions get enhanced after a few sips of the cold brew. Which is great, because I generally write at work and I find it very hard to make my best creative material without a situational caffeine high. But seeing as I pretty much toss all reasoning and safe-guards while writing at my own pace and style – why the hell not write a blog post tonight too? Most of my  ...

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The Best Burgers in Toronto Ever

Burgers, burgers, burgers. What can I say: they’re a force to be had when you combine a delicious mixture of magical toppings and juicy beef in a savory warm bun. It’s no lie that Toronto is in the middle of a burger revolution. And as the king and connoisseur in Toronto for all things squished between buns (sexual innuendo intended), I feel it’s only right that I put my hard earned research into fruitation. First, lets just preface by first acknowledging the playing  ...

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Acura, Lifestyle, Luxury Cars

Style Etiquette with Acura and Gotstyle Menswear

A little collaborative effort in the making since the spring, Acura Finishing School looks at the finer details in life, including style coaching by Melissa, founder of Gotstyle, and Linda Allan, expert on fine dining etiquette. While Melissa provided her expert tips on men’s style, including a new maneuver to fold your blazer in the car, I stuck around to learn how to dine with the best (and not look like the leftovers). If you’re ever out with me for dinner, just ask me about  ...

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Mankind Grooming on Eglinton Review

UPDATE: Since I last wrote this article, Jason Culala has departed from Mankind Grooming and has started another barbershop called, Original Grooming Experts, located at Richmond and Spadina (two doors from Mankind Grooming, heh). Coincidentally, most of the barbers from Mankind went with him. OGX is where I go for my haircuts now, so you should check them out instead. Most of my review involving servicing still applies to Original Grooming Experts, however I’ve snipped some of it out  ...

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Lifestyle

Reggie Chats with The Old Spice Guy [VIDEO]

I hate doing interviews. I find them too mechanical and the dialog is far too forced to be meaningful. Plus I suck at them. I always find it more comforting to shoot the shit and chat with people in normal, everyday conversation. The good people at Old Spice invited me on the Tall Ship Kajama to meet the Old Spice Guy, also known as Isaiah Mustafa. With the sun beaming down on his guests, we were served with tasty hors d’oeuvres, refreshing drinks, and a mountain of Mancakes (my  ...

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