Philanthropy, Celebrity Gifts and the TIFF Media Lounge

Cynthia Cheng Celebrity Gifting Lounge Located at the Windsor Arms Hotel, year’s celebrity gifting suite is not like its predecessors.  For the first time ever, each and every one of the vendors are contributing to a charity, with kids-related programs being the most popular.  Several are, for example, giving to Camp Oochigeas, a summer camp for […]

Philanthropy is IT!: Toronto International Film Festival Gifting Lounge

Richart is one of several companies participating at the IT Lounge, the celebrity gifting suite at the Windsor Arms Hotel.  This year’s lounge is the first in North America where every single sponsor is contributing to a charity.  A full article will come on Tuesday’s issue.

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Get Glammed Up at the Pre-Pink Bedroom Shopping Party!

NOTE: Cynthia’s Thoughts will return next week As many of you probably know, Prospere Magazine will be hosting a Pre-Pink Bedroom Shopping Party on September 15 at 32 Scollard Street.  The event starts at 6 pm and will featured discounted shopping at Jeanne Lottie.  Tickets are available via Eventbrite for a suggested price of $25 […]

Quinn Simpson: Coaching Youth, Understanding Youth

Based on both sides of the Atlantic, Canada and UK-based youth life coach, Quinn Simpson (aka “Coach Quinn“) is one busy young woman.  Only having finished her university studies at the University of Edinburgh a few years ago, Quinn became interested in life coaching after writing her dissertation examining self-help books. In her research, she […]

An Eco-Friendly Fashion Show for a Worthy Cause

Sheena Osman If you want to enjoy a night of eco-friendly fashion while supporting a good cause, you should attend “Growing Trends: An Evening of Eco-Friendly Fashion and Art” which is happening on Saturday, June 13th at the Hart House located at the University of Toronto. This fashion show will raise funds for the charity […]

Toronto Has a Big Old Hollywood Night Out

Cynthia Cheng Marilyn?  Bogie?  What are these dead actors doing in Toronto?  No, they have not come back to life.  Instead, these were celebrity impersonators greeting guests at the “red carpet” entrance to Big Night Out, a gala and fundraiser celebrating the Toronto Chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, a mentorship program with a very […]

Students and Alumnae Raise Money through Denim Sale

Cynthia Cheng On March 5, 2009, the Toronto Area Alumnae Panhellenic and Sororities at U of T held the spring semester edition of the Charity Denim Sale.  Held at the Medical Sciences Building at the University of Toronto, the event sold premium denim at 50% off its regular retail price.  Brands available at the sale included Seven […]

Kanchi Sydney: Australian Based, Internationally Worn

Australian brand, Kanchi Sydney, headed by, Kanchi Williams has taken the world by storm over the past few years with her contemporary, distinctive designs.  The line, which launched three years ago, has not only been presented at Sydney’s Fashion Week since 2006, but was the first Australian-based line chosen to show in Shanghai in that […]

Junior League of Toronto's Super Saturday – January 31, 2009

If you missed the opportunity to attend the Junior League of Toronto’s recruitment info session on January 20, you have another chance to find out about the JLT by attending Super Saturday on January 31, 2009.  The event will be held at 539A Mount Pleasant Road (fourth street south of Eglinton), starting at 9 am.  […]