Coolture

We’ve sifted through our Twitter feeds to hand-pick the coolest bits of culture that are trending this season. Feast your eyes on rainbow-hued Torontonian structures, star-studded soirees, spectacular spectacles and other pieces of what’s happening now

1. 2015 MERCEDES BENZ COUPE SUV
Look at all that horsepower (401, to be exact) just radiating from the 2015 Mercedes Benz Coupe SUV. Sleek and strong, Mercedes fanatics are about to get the ride of a lifetime in this all-new machine www.mercedes-benz.ca

2. AAGAARD CHARM BRACELETS
The Danish designers at Aagaard have come up with an inventively industrial twist for the charm bracelet, making it a man-friendly must-have, too
www.cupidodesigns.com

3. ANNA SUI EYESHADOW 103
Anna Sui just gets us. The American fashion designer understands that our makeup palettes need a zap of energy after this harsh winter — so she gave us this, the Anna Sui Eyeshadow 103, a brilliant splash of colour
www.thebay.com

4. BAFTA’s Awards Season Tea Party sponsored by Mulberry
The stars aligned at the annual BAFTA’s Awards Season Tea Party sponsored by Mulberry at Four Seasons Beverly Hills this past January, sponsored by London-based style giant Mulberry. Ethan Hawke, Keira Knightley and Cara Delevingne partied on our behalf
www.bafta.org

5. BHLDN BY ANTHROPOLOGIE
Anthropologie has a wedding brand called BHLDN, and its collections are worth perusing even if you’re not getting hitched anytime soon. The bohemian and vintage-inspired gowns steal hearts and induce sighs
www.bhldn.com

6. CUISINART PROFESSIONAL POPCORN MAKER
Netflix is the new cinema, so crown your at-home theatre with a movie-going necessity: the Cuisinart Professional Popcorn Maker. Trust us, it’s much more fun to use this than the microwave
www.shop.ca

7. DIXON ROUND COCKTAIL TABLE
You throw good parties and want your guests to have something stylish to place their cocktails on. Enter: this round cocktail table. The glass top makes sophisticated small talk with the gold-leaf base www.elte.com

8. GOTSTYLE
“Just because you’re a mechanic doesn’t mean you have to dress like one.” Wise, wise words from Gotstyle’s Handyman-in-Chief Phil Campbell. The Toronto menswear store has as many quirky, stylish statement pieces as it does employees shop.gotstyle.ca

9. LEATHER WALLET CASE FOR THE IPHONE 6 PLUS
Oh, the joyful convenience of having your phone and wallet joining together to become one. This crafty, vegetable-tanned leather iPhone case has been perfectly suited to the new, oversized 6, but we don’t just love it for its good looks. It holds cards in an extremely secure slot, so you can rest easy on your hectic commute www.mujjo.com

10. NYLO SHOE BY SULLY WONG
Make a real statement with these slick hi-tops from Sully Wong, a proudly Toronto-based shoe designer who promotes Asian-Canadian culture in each of his creations shop.sullywong.com

11. ORBIT 6-LIGHT PENDANT
This conversation piece will have your guests staring at the ceiling for most of their stay. Futuristic meets traditional in the Orbit 6-Light Pendant from Maxim
www.clicklightingandhome.com

12. CANADIANA-STYLE PADDLE
Whether you love to paddle in the great outdoors or like to pretend that you do, this very Canada-chic Scarlet 60-inch Paddle from Hudson’s Bay adds ambience to your canoeing adventure — or just to your living room www.thebay.com

13. PLENTY MORE BY YOTAM OTTOLENGHI
Food lovers are ecstatic that this sequel cookbook is finally out. Following up Plenty, a colourful guide to cooking with veggies, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi just released Plenty More, featuring 120 more original vegetarian recipes www.chapters.indigo.ca


14. “RITA” READING GLASSES AT ANTHROPOLOGIE

If you need glasses, prepare to swoon. And if you don’t need glasses, Anthropologie’s “Rita” Reading Glasses will make you wish you did. Crafted by Eyebobs, these design-savvy specs will make a vision out of you www.anthropologie.com

15. UMBRA FLAGSHIP STORE, TORONTO
Located in Toronto’s trendy Queen West neighbourhood, the newly revamped flagship of homeware design company Umbra literally glows with creativity
www.umbra.com


16. YOUNG LOVE COLLECTION BY RUE DE SEINE

Here comes the extremely stylish bride. Pinterest itself will be jealous of the new wifey who dons an intricately made gown from Rue de Seine’s Young Love collection
ruedeseine.com
www.shoploversland.com

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