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HUMANS OF THE DRAKE: MEET SALINA

Posted by Drake General Store, 8 months, 1 week ago

Introducing: HUMANS OF THE DRAKE. Every week, we will profile a member of our team, their favourite holiday traditions and most coveted wish list items.

MEET SALINA.

Salina has been the DGS Store Supervisor for the flagship store on Queen St W. for three holiday seasons now. When she isn't at work, you can find her in the kitchen whipping up vegan, gluten free recipes, riding her bike by the lake, or creating art + taking photographs.

Meet Salina
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HUMAN OF THE DRAKE: MEET D

Posted by Drake General Store, 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Introducing: HUMANS OF THE DRAKE. Every week, we will profile a member of our team, their favourite holiday traditions and most coveted wish list items.

MEET D.

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, D studied Fine Arts at OCAD University. She has been a part of the DGS team for 7 months now; lover of movies, cheesecake, whiskey sours + The Sopranos.

MEET D
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HUMANS OF THE DRAKE: MEET JUSTIN

Posted by Drake General Store, 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Introducing: HUMANS OF THE DRAKE. Every week, we will profile a member of our team, their favourite holiday traditions and most coveted wish list items.

MEET JUSTIN:

Justin hails from Nanaimo, British Columbia and first worked for the DGS team three + a half years ago when he was still in school. Helping with brunch + coffee were among his tasks before being asked to model for a DGS campaign. From there Justin began interning, and is now the assistant buyer for the Drake General Store.

MEET JUSTIN
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HUMANS OF THE DRAKE: MEET SARAH

Posted by Drake General Store, 9 months ago

Introducing: HUMANS OF THE DRAKE. Every week, we will profile a member of our team, their favourite holiday traditions and most coveted wish list items.

MEET SARAH:

Born + raised in Halifax, and a Betty + Veronica comic book advocate - Sarah moved to Toronto for the last couple years of high school. She went to school in Montreal and New York before shuttling off to China to design for Ports 1961. Sarah then moved back to Toronto to start her freelance career and has been a part of the DGS team since August 2014.

MEET SARAH
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HUMANS OF THE DRAKE: MEET ANA

Posted by Drake General Store, 9 months, 1 week ago

Introducing: HUMANS OF THE DRAKE. Every week, we will profile a member of our team, their favourite holiday traditions and most coveted wish list items.

MEET ANA:

Ana has been a member of the DGS fam for just over a year now. She was born and raised in Colombia, and has wanted to be a marine biologist since she was 10 years old. Instead, Ana studied wildlife biology and is an avid member of the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.

Anna
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HUMANS OF THE DRAKE: MEET SONIA

Posted by Drake General Store, 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Introducing: HUMANS OF THE DRAKE. Every week, we will profile a member of our team, their favourite holiday traditions and most coveted wish list items.

Meet Sonia.

She is new to DGS this year, acting as the store supervisor for our brand new Vancouver location in the Hudson's Bay Granville TOPSHOP. She is 23 and a Native West Coaster (but lived in Toronto for four years!) For some reason thought a Bachelors Degree in Sexuality Studies and minor in English Lit was a good idea... (her words, not ours). She is a lover of all things garage rock and punk and has been with Drake for just over two months.

HUMANS OF THE DRAKE: Sonia
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Behind the scenes of our HOLIDAY SHOOT

Posted by Drake General Store, 9 months, 3 weeks ago

We’re excited to introduce our 2015 Holiday Campaign: PERFECT PRESENTS . We’ve curated the best gifts for everyone on your list (even the trickiest giftees) – from small wonders to big splurges – and every gift in between.
We chatted with our uber talented photographer, Kate Edmonson, about her inspiration for the Arizona shoot, the most coveted items on her holiday wish list + her fave holiday traditions. Take a peek behind the scenes.

Holiday #1
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@CHEW.THIS HOUSE PARTY 101

Posted by Drake General Store, 10 months, 1 week ago

We, The Drake General Store team, are so excited to announce that we have partnered with one of our FAVE TO-based instagrammers, @chew.this to throw the ultimate HOUSE PARTY contest. We chatted with her about all things house party (including tips for taking the perfect 'instagram-worthy' shots of your table)

Chew This Photo #1
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Introducing DRAKE PANTRY

Posted by Drake General Store, 10 months, 3 weeks ago


We’re excited to introduce our first collection of DRAKE PANTRY artisanal condiments + preserves, handcrafted in the Drake Hotel kitchen in Toronto. The collection of 12 sweet + savory goodies are now available ONLINE + in all 8 Drake General Store locations next week! FIND A STORE NEAR YOU

They make great gifts + additions to any pantry!


We chatted with the Drake Hotel Properties’ Corporate Executive Chef, Ted Corrado, about the DRAKE PANTRY collection – his personal faves + some kitchen tips.

Ted Corrado
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Ian Vandenberg: In the Spotlight

Posted by Drake General Store, 1 year, 2 months ago

We had a chance to catch up with Ian Vandenberg, an inspiring + creative designer!

Ian Vandenberg