One of the Best Shows I've Seen

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Earlier this week Cirque Du Soleil held the official premiere for their new show in Toronto, Volta. Now i'm going to be completely honest this was the first Cirque show that i've ever gone to see and I don't think i've ever said the word "wow" more in my life. The acrobats, BMX riders and everything in between was absolutely spectacular. 

The production tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing
your own trail. It is a story of transformation and is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s
true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. Inspired in part by the
adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics into a
visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score. I would highly recommend Volta and encourage you guys to check it out. You can grab your own tickets here starting at $50. Volta runs from now until November 26th so make sure you go check it out sooner rather than later!

Photo Credit: Benoit Z Leroux

Photo Credit: Benoit Z Leroux

Photo Credit: Patrice Lamoureux

Photo Credit: Patrice Lamoureux

Photo Credit: Michael Kass

Photo Credit: Michael Kass

Photo Credit: Michael Kass

Photo Credit: Michael Kass

Photo Credit: Patrice Lamoureux

Photo Credit: Patrice Lamoureux

Today's the day - iPhone 8!

Wireless charging!

Wireless charging!

Millions of people will either be waiting in line or waiting for their doorbell to ring as the iPhone 8 ships out and hits store today. With new advancements like wireless charging, updated portrait mode (super excited for this, only on Plus), the toughest glass ever put in a smartphone and a brand new Retina HD display with Truetone. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus pack some impressive features in three different colour options (below). 

Space Grey, Silver and Gold iPhone 8 Plus

Space Grey, Silver and Gold iPhone 8 Plus

You'll also have two different storage options: a 64gb option and 256gb option. I always opt for the larger of the two because there is nothing worse than running out of space. You can pick up yours now in store or on Apple.ca. Good luck and let me know what you think of the new device in the comments below!  

Nordstrom's Newest Location

On Saturday I got to check out the newest Nordstrom location in CF Sherway Gardens. Nordstrom has taken over the old Sporting Life space and have added their own restaurant called Bazille. Though not all their stock had arrived when I was there I did see pieces from some of my favourite Canadian brands like Wings + Horns and Reigning Champ. They also carried Billy Reid, John Varvatos, Nike, Adidas, Zanerobe and Paige among others. Check out some pics from the Sherway location below.

Men's Suiting

Men's Suiting

Had to check out the shades.

Had to check out the shades.

Fig and Field Berry Salad at Bazille

Fig and Field Berry Salad at Bazille

Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza at Bazille

Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza at Bazille

The selection of Paige jeans at Nordstrom.

The selection of Paige jeans at Nordstrom.

Some great Allen Edmonds shoes.

Some great Allen Edmonds shoes.

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Cavalia's Odysseo

CREDITS : JAK WONDERLY

CREDITS : JAK WONDERLY

On July 19th we had the pleasure of attending the performance of Odysseo as guests of the folks from Cavalia. It was truly one of the best live performances I've ever seen. It's the world's largest touring production and it fuses the equestrian arts, acrobatics and some impressive theatrical technology. The show is two hours and thirty minutes long with an intermission in between and you'll be wishing that it was at least double that length by the end. I would highly recommend checking the show out while the big top is here in Toronto, you definitely won't regret it. 

CREDITS : DAN HARPER

CREDITS : DAN HARPER

The show combines 65 horses of all breeds and 48 artists in a spectacular acrobatic spectacle. They've performed over 1300 shows and will be in Mississauga until August 13th. For tickets and more information click here.

CREDITS : JONATHAN KOZUB

CREDITS : JONATHAN KOZUB

CREDITS : JAK WONDERLY

CREDITS : JAK WONDERLY

CREDITS : JAK WONDERLY

CREDITS : JAK WONDERLY

Starbucks Free Tea Friday!

Starbucks is celebrating Summer days and the good feels of warm weather by reinventing it's Iced Tea platform and introducing Teavana Shaken Iced Tea Fusions. There's three different flavours and you can try them for FREE this Friday at participating company-operated and select licensed stores in Canada, while supplies last. In-store only, not available for order via Mobile Order & Pay. Check out the three new flavours below!

 

Teavana® Shaken Iced Peach Citrus Flavoured White Tea Infusion/Lemonade - A delightful fruit and botanical blend that features ripe peach flavour notes combined with premium Teavana® White Tea, made with water or lemonade, then slightly sweetened with liquid cane sugar. This refreshing beverage is best served with a splash of sunset. 

 

Teavana® Shaken Iced Pineapple Flavoured Black Tea Infusion/Lemonade – Tropical pineapple flavours from a fruit and botanical blend are combined with premium Teavana® Black Tea, made with water or lemonade, then slightly sweetened with liquid cane sugar for a refreshing drink that's just subtly sweet. This island inspired fun-filled drink will have you dancing until dusk. 

 

Teavana® Shaken Iced Strawberry Flavoured Green Tea Infusion/Lemonade – The juicy, delicious strawberry notes in our fruit and botanical blend are combined with premium Teavana® Green Tea, made with water or lemonade, then slightly sweetened with liquid cane sugar. This drink is to be enjoyed while outdoors. 

Chatters #StyleHappy Van

Last week I was invited to get my hurr did at the Chatters #StyleHappy Van. They've been travelling all across Canada helping people style their hair. Their most recent stop was Square One in Mississauga where I had the chance to catch up with them. 

When I wake up in the morning I have a quick shower, brush my teeth then do my hair. My hair routine isn't all that fancy, I use a molding clay from Tigi Bedhead that has been my go to for years. When I walked up to the van I didn't really know what I wanted so I asked Jessica to do whatever she'd like. So she pulled out a round brush (i've never used one before) and proceeded to blow dry and brush my hair. I was skeptical at first but really liked the extra volume that the brush and blowdryer gave me.

Thanks Guys! Check out the video below!

2017 Joe Carter Classic

The view from the suite.

The view from the suite.

Last week I had the privilege of attending the VIP reception for the Joe Carter Classic. The Joe Carter Classic is a Celebrity golf tournament that brings together former and current pro athletes as well as notable people to golf for a great cause. Some of this years notable attendees were Dan Marino, Dionn Phaneuf, Julius Erving and many more. The idea is you buy a foursome and one of the three members  of your foursome is a celebrity. How cool would it be to spend an afternoon shooting the shit with Dan Marino!? Unfortunately I didn't get to golf with Dan (maybe next time) but I still had a blast meeting everyone at the reception.

Proceeds from the event go towards supporting the education and development of Canadian youth through the Joe Carter Scholarship Fund and the Joe Carter Family Support Fund.

Since 2010, the Joe Carter Classic has raised and pledged $2,500,000 to benefit the Children’s Aid Foundation and other children's causes.

Lots of popcorn was had. 

Lots of popcorn was had. 

The VIP reception was great, we got to watch the Blue Jays play the Tampa Bay Rays and they even pulled out the win in the eighth inning. There was tons of food, lots of popcorn and just about anything you could ever want during a baseball game. 

We even got to meet Joe Carter! 

We even got to meet Joe Carter! 

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the After party the next day at the Ritz in Toronto but I heard it was an absolute blast. I'll have to make sure that I clear my schedule for it during next years event. If you'd like more info on the Joe Carter Classic or you'd like to attend one of the many events next year please check out www.joecarterclassic.com . Don't forget to follow them on Instagram @joecarterclassic.

Almost forgot to mention the amazing swag bag that we received. It was packed full of awesome goodies like new golf shoes and apparel from Nike, gum and mints from Pur gum, a tie and socks from Strellson, deodorant and bodywash from Dove, a shirt from the folks at Gotstyle, a bag from Lug and hair products from American Crew. Check out some of the swag below.

Nike Airmax Golf Shoes.

Nike Airmax Golf Shoes.

Shirts from Gotstyle

Shirts from Gotstyle

Ties and socks from Strellson.

Ties and socks from Strellson.