Before my big move from Vancouver to Toronto, I was warned by many people about the blistering cold winters and icy snow here in the East... BUT. Everyone failed to mentioned to me about how windy it gets.
I can be minding my own business, strutting down the street with my earphones on, giddily listening to the new Katy Perry album and then.... BAM!! I'll get smacked in the face by a punch of wind going one hundred miles an hour, which throws off my balance causing me to make the ugliest bitch face. As I try to regain consciousness, I then stumble to get my scarf and outfit readjusted because it looks like I got man-handled at a security pat down. Seriously, sometimes the lash of the wind is so strong, I feel as though I just got whiplashed!
I guess this is Mother Nature's way of paying revenge to me with slaps of rough wind to the face for all those times I didn't recycle or dispose my litter correctly....So with that said, I should really start sporting ski-masks or Margiela's face masks to stay warm.
Anyways, how are you all out there preparing yourself to keep warm this winter?
Peter Ty xx
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MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA x H&M wool thick knit sweater; ZARA wool knit beanie;
I'm not going to lie, but I will definitely miss the low-maintenance...or actually more like no maintenance of having no hair and not having to deal with it's fussiness, but it's definitely time for change especially now, since it's winter and it's getting colder day by day—Besides, it will allow me to sport more hats & toques for the time being because let's be honest, the awkward stages of hair growth are the worst and frankly, I look like patchy growing Chia Pet right now.
....Anyways with that said, since I'm still new to Toronto, can anyone recommend a good hairstylist/barber in the Greater Toronto Area for me to check out?
Peter Ty xx
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As my experience of living in Toronto grows greater each and every day, my fondest moment has definitely been this past weekend when I had the incredible opportunity to spend 48 hours in the lap of luxury for the greatly anticipated reveal of the 2014 Cadillac CTS.
Along with my very good friend, Patrick of @PostPat, we packed our Louis Vuitton carry-ons and checked ourselves into a room at the ultra lavish Shangri-La Hotel in Downtown Toronto for the weekend. Like Julia Roberts in 'Pretty Woman', I pranced around in awe of the hotel room and opened every drawer and closet and squealed at every surprise.
After all the prancing and a quick freshen up, we made way down for lunch at the chic dining room of Bosk in the Shangri-la for a wonderful luncheon before heading off to Holt Renfrew for a styling session with the beautiful Alexis Honce—fashion and wardrobe extraordinaire based here in Toronto. I tried on some bold outfits and of course took as many shameless selfies in the grand fitting room as I could—very typical of me, yes I know.
As the day rounded up and of course with a complete outfit change, we headed to dinner at Momofuku Daisho. We sipped on delicious CTS and Cadillac named concocted cocktails and feasted on a meal grand enough for a king. As dinner wrapped up, we were then whisked away in black Cadillac Escalades complete with drivers for a private tour of, David Bowie is exhibit at the AGO. The exhibit was incredible and it was so difficult for me not to try to touch the beautiful costumes and outfits, especially the ones designed by Alexander McQueen. This tour definitely created a new profound respect for Bowie in my eyes.
With the private tour ending, we capped off the wonderful evening with a luxurious champagne tasting session, which without a doubt is a personal fave—I do love my bubbles!
Day 2 has come and the reveal of the 2014 Cadillac CTS is finally here.
I quickly checked out of the hotel and was handed keys to my personal 2014 Cadillac CTS for the day. With the excitement of having a brand new car, I made a mad dash to the vehicle to check out it's entire beauty.
With my Chanel toting ways and my infinite taste for things with great splendour, it was obvious to say that the new CTS would be something I definitely would appreciate, which I certainly did. The vehicle is luxurious, absolutely luxurious. Smooth leather interior, a marvellous looking dashboard, incredible attention to detail with an overall clean sleek look to the car—This vehicle is definitely a stunner. Oh, did I mention, the 'new car smell'?—I LOVE NEW CAR SMELL.
So as the fun begins, I get behind the wheel to depart up North of the city to revel in the beauty of Ontario's Autumn. The drive was spectacular. The views, sights and gorgeous colours of fall, it couldn't be any more beautiful, but what also made this experience so great was the incredibly smooth handle of this powerful vehicle and the very quiet engine—It was quite the relaxing drive to be quite honest. I loved it.
Finally arriving to our destination for the afternoon, a private lunch was held at Haisai Restaurant. The room is jaw-dropping. I was in complete awe of the extraordinary atmosphere of the restaurant. The interior and every stick of furniture was completely constructed by the chef himself and everything was decorated using found and recycled materials. With the atmosphere so amazing, the food itself was equally wonderful. Using only ingredients locally grown or raised on a nearby farm, with every bite taken, you can definitely taste the freshness.
With bellies full of deliciousness and with another scenic drive back home to the city, my luxurious weekend with Cadillac and the CTS program was coming to an end, which meant I had to face going back to reality after having such an incredible 48 hours. But with that said, those were 48 hours I will always take to heart as an adventure I will never forget and this was the perfect welcome to Toronto experience.
Major thanks to Cadillac, GM Canada, Natalie Nankil and everyone else who made this fabulous weekend as great as it was. Thank you.
Peter Ty xx
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West Elm Andalusia wool dhurrie rug in lapis; Paris-London-New York Illustration art prints by Anna Bond; CB2 Tripel floor lamp; Meander yellow pillows 16x16; West Elm turquoise dip dyed faux fur throw; Ikea Hovet aluminum mirror; Polaframe magnets in white; CB2 versus galvanized trunk; Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange glass jar candle; Culture Chanel coffee table book.
"Life takes you to unexpected places. Love brings you home."
Truth be told, I am a homebody. I enjoy my time basking in wonderful social circles and being out and about but at the end of the day, nothing feels more comfortable to me than coming home to a place where you can call your sanctuary and where you can wear whatever you want, or even nothing at all for that matter and not be judged.
With my recent move across the country and into a new apartment in a new city, I've taken much pleasure [and racked up a major credit card bill while at it] with furnishing my new home in Toronto.
I certainly believe that someone's home is a reflection of themselves—The way things are placed, how it's decorated to even how it's maintained definitely says a lot about a person. So with that said, just by looking at the list above of pieces that I am currently coveting, you already have an insight of my home decor style.
So tell me... How is your home furnished? What's your home decor style?
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After a September hiatus of my blog, I am back and of course dressed in all black with a wonderful new perspective in a whole new city—Toronto.
It's been one month now since I packed up my Louis Vuitton bags in Vancouver and moved across the country to start a new life. There were definitely moments of struggle and days of homesickness but despite that, I am having the time of my life—So much so that I have to take a step back at times just so I can absorb this wonderful new experience.
My new apartment here is still quite bare, but I've learned to make do and just stack up a couple of shoe boxes to create a coffee table and I've gotten used to sleeping on an air mattress. I also, haven't bought a couch yet either and I have my meals sitting on the floor. But on the upside, I bought a beautiful vintage Dior tuxedo blazer while my time here.
So as you can tell, even with my new perspective of being in a whole new city, somethings never change with me when it comes to fashion over comfort.
Peter Ty x
Photographs taken by Stephen C.
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If you are reading this, I'll have you know that this is probably the hardest blog entry I have ever written. As I type this entry, I wipe tears from my face knowing that this would be my final blog entry I will ever write in the city I have called home for the past 26 years of my life.
I love Vancouver—I really do...and with the last few precious hours I have left to savour, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has ever walked into my life and even a thank you to those who even walked out. It's the ones that stayed with me till now, that will always have my most gratitude towards.
To the family I leave at home, I love you all so much. I know I'm a spoiled self-entitled brat and I'm sorry you had to put up with all my crap when I was growing up. And I'm sorry Mom—I should have never used the lunch money you used to give me on designer shoes...even if they were on sale!
To all the best friends I have made in Vancouver, who I am proud to call my family, there are just not enough positive words in this world that can express how grateful I am to have you blessed into my life. You've all have seen me at my strongest and definitely at my weakest, but never have you judged or didn't accept me for who I am...that's true love.
To everyone who has ever followed my blog, left me comments, liked my photos, sent me emails, stopped me on the street to say hi, Tweeted me, Facebooked me and who has ever taken a second of their time to look at my blog....Thank you. You guys are my inspiration to continue to do what I love.
As I start the next chapter of my life in a brand new city I hope you all will continue to follow me and my gallivants.
Peter Ty x
SELECTED HOMME black leather biker vest; AMERICAN APPAREL v-neck tee; ROOTS Original Sweat Pant in Salt & Pepper; JOHN VARVATOS black leather boots w/ straps; DIOR HOMME sunglasses.
In celebration of Root's 40th Anniversary, I am proudly showing off my #SweatStyle in some original Roots sweats, but of course with my styling of adding a leather biker vest and boots to complement, making this quite the leading edge outfit.
With that said, the great folks at Roots and myself want to see YOU do the same by showing off how you style your sweats by simply sending us your pictures, attached with the hashtag, #SweatStyle to @RootsCanada!
So come join me and send your photos to help wish Root's a very Happy 40th Anniversary!
Peter Ty x
Photographs taken by Ashley M.
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