GOOD VIBRATIONS: ESCAPE TO LA WITH THE DRAKE

Posted by Drake, August 24, 2016

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As always, September delivers the glam to Toronto with TIFF sweeping the streets bringing celeb sightings, invite-only parties, red carpets, and Snapchat gold. This time around, The Drake’s serving up a different side of LA: with all-out-LA guest chef dinners, palm tree playlists, property-wide art installations, exclusive brands direct from LAX, a Drake-d out Airstream trailer, and the carnival of debauchery, A Club Called Rhonda. We’ve got plenty of ways to let your freak fly.



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Here’s your chance to stay in the heart of the action or away from it all in a Drake-d out Airstream Trailer courtesy of The Airstream Collective (Canada’s largest private collection of classic vintage Airstream trailers). Traveling from Queen West to Prince Edward County, our mobile Hotel is staying Drake-side all TIFF long. WIN one of three nights in a fully-restored Air Stream trailer parked at The Drake Hotel, Drake One Fifty or Drake Devonshire, along with delicious meals + drinks, Drake General Store swag, front of the line access to Drake events and even a personal assistant. Contest closes Sept. 8!

ENTER HERE!

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Toronto foodies: eat your heart out. Prepare for an all-LA, all-natural, 100% non-GMO, sustainable, fresh-pressed, ethically-sourced, bespoke, soigné, probiotic and organic guest-chef pop-up coming to a Drake near you. Acclaimed Chef Neal Fraser of Top Chef Masters fame lands in Toronto to host two pop-up dinners featuring flavours from his buzzed-about LA restaurants, Redbird + Fritzi Dog.

RED BIRD x DRAKE ONE FIFTY | SEPT. 13 @5PM_$75 per person, family-style (add wine pairings for an additional $40) September 13, Chef Neal Fraser stops in at Drake One Fifty for a one-night-only pop-up featuring dishes inspired by the fresh + inventive menu of Redbird. Named “the most anticipated Los Angeles restaurant of the current decade,” (LA Times), Chef Neal Fraser and his wife + partner Amy Knoll Fraser bring the big flavours of their LA labour of love from downtown LA to downtown TO. Working alongside Chef Jon Pong and the culinary team at Drake One Fifty, our mouths are already watering in anticipation of a refined, yet approachable spread from Redbird, LA.

Call 416.363.6150 to book.

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FRITZI DOG x THE DRAKE HOTEL | SEPT. 14 @6PM

September 14, Chef Neal takes street meat to a whole new level with a pop-up of his restaurant Fritzi Dog at The Drake Hotel. These junk-free franks have put Fritzi on the map, made from prime cuts of anti-biotic and hormone-free meat with no added nitrates. Teaming up with Chef Alex Feswick, we’re serving up Fraser’s fully-sustainable dogs topped with tasty combinations. Get in on it!

Call 416.531.5042 x1 to book.

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A CLUB CALLED RHONDA | THE DRAKE HOTEL - SEPT. 15 @9PM

THINK. FEEL. RHONDA. Sheeeeeee’s baaaaaaack! A Club Called Rhonda turns The Drake Hotel into a pansexual party palace where anything goes. These sexy jet-setting party makers touch down in Toronto filling all three floors with their epic banger. We mean disco, lipstick, sex + pure pleasure matched with the hottest DJs and our favourite polysexual party persona. See you there b*tches.

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FOMO EXHIBITION LAUNCH | DRAKE ONE FIFTY - SEPT. 18 @5PM

No mo’ FOMO. On September 18th, we say “Happy trails!” to Toby + the Gary B crew and “What up!” to a whole new exhibition: FOMO. Drake One Fifty’s annual art flip pops off with an exhibition launch that’ll nurture your GIF obsession. With the likes of artists Wendy White, Kristen Schiele, Shaun Gladwell + Michael Vickers bringing fluorescent abstract sculptures, gradients, GIFs + selfies, Drake One Fifty’s newest exhibition will launch us into the future putting a millennial spin on our space. Now put that in your Camera Roll + post it!

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Kristen Schiele, Over the Edge, 2011, silkscreen, acrylic, and oil on canvas, 84 x 120 inches

RAW YOGA | THE DRAKE HOTEL - SAT + SUN, ALL SEPTEMBER LONG @12PM + 2PM

Stretch it out in a whole new way. RAW Yoga Co.’s bringing their unique brand of the practice to The Drake. Yogis of all levels can pair up their beats + asanas to cleanse their LA sins. Flow through a series of poses to open, stretch + restore your body with sequences to music from classic Queen to CuzOh. Come with an open mind + catch one of two classes every weekend in September in the Drake Underground.

LA WAKE UP CALL | THE DRAKE HOTEL + DRAKE DEVONSHIRE - SEPT. 1-30

Your LA shenanigans and TIFF-related jaunts are sure to keep you out ‘til all hours of the morning, and there’s no better place to watch the sun rise over the Hollywood Hills than from the comfort of a pad with The Drake (The Drake Hotel and Drake Devonshire). Well, you may have to use your imagination for that one, but you can bank on our Welcome to LA cocktail: “Death + Sex” waiting for you upon arrival, complimentary popcorn + DVD rental from our hotel-inspired collection.

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LA PLAYLIST | THE DRAKE HOTEL + DRAKE ONE FIFTY + DRAKE DEVONSHIRE - SEPT. 1-30

Hit “Play” on The Drake’s stint in LA with custom playlists curated by our very own music programmer Iain MacNeil. Feel the sun on your cheeks and the sand in your other cheeks with tracks that you can blast from your lowrider. Catch the tunes all September long at every Drake location or visit us on Spotify to take them with you!

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Do you prefer “fashion victim” or “ensemble-y challenged”?


Drake General Store’s brand new flagship location’s hosting a special collection of LA-based threads to keep you from committing the most heinous of fashion crimes. As part of its L.A. market, Drake General Store’s spreading the good vibrations throughout September and October, with various pop-up events including Bunner’s vegan and gluten-free donuts, Greenhouse Juice, nail art by Naked Beauty Bar and more. The LA market will include items by well-known LA-based designers, a capsule collection of LA-inspired pins + patches, and a limited collection of vintage denim jackets, shirts + dresses.

• Notebooks + accessories from Poketo
• Colourful ceramics from Pauline Wolstencroft
• Unique apothecary items from Golda
• A variety of incense scents from Maaps
• West Coast inspired jewelry by Seoul Little
• Wooden kids’ toys by Monroe Workshop
• Wool baseball caps by Ebbets Field
• A collection of L.A. book titles
• Tees, pins + accessories from Vacancy Projects
• Sweets from Valerie + Compartes

Visit www.drakegeneralstore.ca/goodvibrations to see all the events!

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