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Hairy Chest Man Does Brunch at Drake One Fifty

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 5 months ago

Did you hear? As of last week, Drake One Fifty is now serving brunch!

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Drake Devonshire

Get On Stage: Memphis Tuesdays in Prince Edward County

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 5 months ago

With stars in the sky, local grapes in your cup, and folk songs to get you stompin', Memphis Tuesdays is a warm way to bring a little magic into the work week. (Or play hooky; we won't tell.)

The crown enjoying a little Stu Jones
Art

Drake Scribbles: Descending Into Another Era

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 5 months ago

“My favourite memories are still of seeing friends and bands perform in the Underground,” says Mariel Kelly, this week's Drake Scribbles illustrator.

Mariel Kelly's Drake Scribbles illustration of the Drake Underground
Style + Design

My Night In Nine: Bianca Venerayan

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 5 months ago

For the April edition of #MyNightInNine we invited "weird on the internet, weirder in real life" instagram star Bianca Venerayan to spend an evening at the hotel to explore, indulge, and reflect.

From a steamy hot shower to her late night room service order, Bianca shares intimate details from her time at Drake in nine moody photos. (She makes our wallpaper look pretty sexy.)

Bianca Venerayan of Kastor & Pollux shares her NightInNine at The Drake Hotel
Drake One Fifty

Drake One Fifty Lunch & Learn: Greta Hodgkinson

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 5 months ago

The year ahead is a big one for Greta Hodgkinson: she's celebrating her 25th year as a member of The National Ballet of Canada, and her 20th anniversary as a Principal Dancer. For the intensely physically demanding career, this longevity is a rarity; a true triumph.

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Art

Inside The Studio: Gettin' Freaky With The Broadbent Sisters

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 5 months ago

Since discovering a collective consciousness through their art, they've been pushing that idea further...playing with the spiritual realm. The results have been kinda freaky.

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Hotel + Travel

Drake Scribbles: Hairy Chest Man Party in the Photo Booth

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 5 months ago

"I imagined that after last call, when all the lights went out and the guests were sleeping, the Hairy Chest Men would wake up and take the humans' places," says illustrator Emily Sehl, who prefers drawing dolls and monsters over people. "They would have drinks and dance. They would fall in love and smooch in the photo booth."

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People

Author Niki Trosky Talks Love, Sex + Solo Travel

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 6 months ago

This Tuesday, Winnipeg's Niki Trosky will be taking over The Drake Hotel's North Lounge to host a launch for her book, Love Life: an intimate memoir about self-exploration, solitude, and sex. Juicy.

Niki Trosky launches her book Love Life in The Drake Hotel Lounge
Food + Drink

Drake's Sandy De Almeida Graces the Cover of NOW Magazine

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 6 months ago

If you've spent time partying on West Queen West, you'll know Sandy De Almeida.

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Art

Drake Scribbles: We Go Together Like Chicken + Waffles

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 6 months ago

Chicken + Waffles flirt in the Lounge!

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