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Up Close + Personal With Our Sky Yard Redesign

Posted by Drake, 4 years, 7 months ago

Sure, you've sipped your favourite cocktail and snacked on fried chicken under the stars on our Sky Yard patio, but have you looked closely? Like really closely? Our newly redesigned space is inspired by retro East Coast summers and contemporary geometric designs and we couldn't be happier to spend our summer on it! From the floor to ceiling, we snapped some photos of our new digs. Come get up close and personal with our Sky Yard.

The Drake Hotel Sky Yard
Food + Drink

A 'tail of Summer Romance: When Booze + Ice Pops Solidfy Their Love

Posted by Drake, 4 years, 7 months ago

We think booze + Popsicles make the coolest couple; and the perfect combination to help you forget that you don't have AC. Check out this list of recipes that have us excited to make very own 'poptail'.

The Drake Hotel Amber Rose
Food + Drink

DIY Cocktail Pro: Knob Creek Cocktail

Posted by Drake, 4 years, 7 months ago

Wanna mix like cocktail pro? Follow these simple steps to enjoy our Knob Creek Cocktail at home; we'll even teach you how to make your own bitters and cinnamon syrup. Warning: you're going to impress your (thirsty) friends! Check out the recipe after the jump.

Knob Creek Cocktail The Drake Hotel

Music Monday: R.I.P Marissa Cooper - Shannon Elizabeth Murphy

Posted by Shannon Elizabeth Murphy, 4 years, 7 months ago

Shout out to all my ladies and dudes who spent grade 9 and beyond writing Mr. Marissa Cooper, Mrs. Seth Cohen or Mrs. Sandy Cohen in their notebooks. A call of praise to all hosts of weekly O.C. parties (thank your parents again for all those Dixie Cups of Fresca and bowls of Sun Chips). For those who made Chrismukkah lists and claimed that they were Death Cab for Cutie fans before S01 E01: this mixtape is for you. It's hard to believe that The O.C. is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, making myself and other Millennials feel "old." Enjoy this mixtape that I made honouring all the great tunes featured on the show's four season run.

Download "R.I.P Marissa Cooper" for a limited time only, here.
Tracklist is after the jump.

Shannon Elizabeth Murphy

Music Monday: Postiljonen - Atlantis

Posted by Drake, 4 years, 7 months ago

The perfect track for a hazy Monday: the new, dreamy video + single from Sweden's Postiljonen.


Strangers on the Street: an interview with Justin Close

Posted by Mia Nielsen, 4 years, 7 months ago

In a couple of weeks Justin Tyler Close, founder of The Lab Magazine will be hosting a pop-up portrait studio on the Sky Yard for a couple of days. We recently chatted about Strangers on the Street, his love of celluloid and what makes a great portrait.

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