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Music Monday: Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago


This goes out to all the catchy songs out there. The ones that pop into your head and just won't get out.
'Two Weeks' by Grizzly Bear clearly falls into that category - just please don't blame us if you're humming it all week! Continue reading Music Monday: Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Food + Drink

The Surreal Gourmet + Beyond: Bob Blumer Shares a Few of His Favourite Things

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

Bob Blumer already has two successful shows on the Food Network, broken six Guinness World Records, eats poisonous Japanese Fugu and illustrates his own cookbooks. Is there anything this guy can't do? In anticipation for his third Food Network show, the Surreal Gourmet extraordinaire sits down with us to talk weird food + last meals.

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Music

Alphabet Soup Mix: New Music Playlist from The Drake General Store

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

"D" is for Drake! Inspired by the Drake General Store's love of the alphabet, letters and typography, they made a music mix featuring one song by one artist for every letter of the alphabet. Enjoy all 26 songs of "Alphabet Soup Mix" while playing Scrabble or writing messages for your roommate on your fridge with magnets.

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Food + Drink

Our New Cocktail Bar Mixes Up Something Special For You

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

We're so excited to be raising a glass to our new cocktail bar! Whether you crave the dark seductive taste of a barrel-aged Boulevardier or the flirtiness found in Drake's Hanky Panky, there's something for everyone in the pages of our new full-service cocktail book.

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Music

Music Monday: Question of Time

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago


While vinyl sales continue to grow year after year, it's worth noting a video such as this - where Portuguese imprint Questions of Time takes us through The Vinyl Factory, a spot that has been making records for about 100 years.
Industrial manufacturing has never sounded so good.
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Music

Canadian Music Fest at Drake

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

Canadian Music Fest returns to Drake! As an official venue, we'll be celebrating with four nights of live music, official showcases and dance parties 'til 4AM!

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Music Monday: Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago


What better way to kick-off the work week? This track from Talking Heads not only gets the dance floor going, but it's also notorious for putting smiles on faces.
Here's to a quick work week! *raises glass* Continue reading Music Monday: Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place
Music

Sugarhill Gang: I Want My Name Back

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 9 months ago

Rapper's Not-So-Delightful. The critically-acclaimed film "I Want My Name Back" documents the prolific rappers, Sugarhill Gang, and the exploitation that they faced during their rise to fame in the early 80s. Check out this interview with the group discussing the film's content.

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Style

Nature on the table: Hand-painted Ceramics by Yevgenia

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 9 months ago

Nature's beauty always inspires us! We stumbled across these gorgeous hand-painted ceramic designs by the brilliant Russian artist, Yevgenia. Each piece is so dainty and beautiful, we don't want to put food on them (almost)!

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Is It Possible for Vintage Books to be our Achilles' Heel?

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 9 months ago

We could spend hours browsing through vintage book stores. Everything from their cracked spines, strange images to graphic design the love letter to these artefacts would be endless. Our favourite local vintage book store is The Monkey's Paw. Check out a few of the covers + pages of these covered oddities.

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