Bask-It-Style, one of the most iconic TIFF gifting lounge is back for its tenth year for 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and continues to offer the best services and products for film industry professionals, talents, and festival goers.
Hosted by GLO Communications this year’s TIFF lounge is located in an elegantly designed penthouse suite in the celebrities’ favourite and luxurious Thompson Hotel. Thompson Hotel Toronto is located in the heart of TIFF in the trendy King West area, making it the perfect option for tiff attendees and guests to “take a break” and “refuel” in the year’s hottest and busiest festival.
Upon entering the Thompson Hotel, guests are taken “Back to the Future” by a swanky limited production 1981 Delorean DMC-12, just like the one in the movie. This is just a taste of the variety of car models that TURO has to offer. If taking selfies with the cool car with a glitzy backdrop of the Thompson Hotel and a few celebrities passing by and photo bombing isn’t enough, TURO lets you “own” it for sure!
Turo is a game-changing Airbnb for car rental service that’s about 35% cheaper than regular car renting services. The peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace allows guests to rent from trusted local hosts and have their selected vehicle delivered on demand. The selection of models is so extensive that users can choose and filter their search by desired features such as car colour, heated seats, GPS function and so on. You can even select a car to go with each of your TIFF outfits! Stars in town for TIFF2018 receive a $500 voucher for their TURO service.
The 2000 sq ft penthouse suite features high-tech functionality, including built-in audiovisual, a 60″ flat screen TV and a USB compatible charging and entertainment system. A full kitchen and billiards table are available as well. The interior is decorated with warm brown tones in lush suede and metallic velvet and reflects Thompson Hotel’s signature avant-garde style.
Crazy D’s Prebiotic Soda Labs offers the first sodas sweetened with prebiotic root vegetables with no added sugar, caffeine, preservatives, colours or flavours.
After years of living with mental health issues, Founder Darren Portelli from Toronto recognized sugar as a primary culprit for his illness and began to do research for a healthy result. While trying to get off medications, Darren went through 3 and a half “Crazy D” years in order to develop his organic products with prebiotic root vegetables, which provides many health benefits. “Prebiotics” are food for living micro-organism that feeds the beneficial organisms and promote robust and healthy microbiome. They are not affected by temperature, acidity, or time. Crazy D’s provides three flavours: Rockin’ Rolla’ Cherry Cola, Ginga’ Kick, and Twisted Citrus. All are incredibly refreshing and leaves no nasty aftertaste of sugar.
Pilot Coffee Roasters provides cold brew coffee in convenient cans.
Pilot Coffee Roasters sources its coffee seasonally from across the world, brings them back to Toronto to roast them and cold brew it. Cold brewing is a method which brews coffee in cold water for a more extended period of time. Cold brewing results in sweeter notes in the coffee and prevents the acidic taste we usually taste in our last sip of coffee. Flavours include origin coffee and cold brew latte. The latte can be stored for up to a year without going bad.
nce guests have drenched their thirst from event hopping, its time to feed the skin and body and freshen up for your next photo shoot.
The Beauty meets the Style Room is where exhausted event hoppers can treat themselves to a hand massage with innovative skincare products. TIFF is fun but back to back packed schedule can be much stress and take a toll on your skin, especially with the intense summer heat.
Biossance provides guests star treatment with hand massages to highlight their skincare line.
Our skin’s natural moisture decreases as we age. Biossance uses biotechnology to produce Squalane derived from 100% plant-based, renewable sugar cane. Each guest receives a trio of Biossance’s best-selling products to take home including the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, Squalane + Phyto-Retinol, and Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel. Once your face is camera ready, House of Hayla’s founder, Hayla is on site to showcase their new HOH Monochromatic Heels Monochrome Collection (retail value $140) The 4-inch heels come in a variety of single-tone colours and designed with comfort in mind. The heels feature a spacious toe box, designed with cruelty-free, vegan, TPU flex-fit outer material and a memory pad that forms to the foot. This luxurious shoe pulls together any outfit, and is perfect for striking any pose in front of the paparazzi cameras!
- the Reading room:
For the bookworms, the reading room explores a collection of the latest fall titles from three major publishing houses as well as a special author in-person appearance from Hannah Mary McKinnon. The British author is on-site to sign and discuss her book, The Neighbours (retail value $19.99), published by MIRA. The book portrays an intense domestic drama where secrets from the past begin to unravel a marriage slowly. DK Publishing is also on-site displaying their new and noteworthy fall titles, including Astrology by Carole Taylor, a wide-spanning look into the ancient art of Astrology(retail value $32). Ripley Publishing is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of Robert Ripley’s first cartoon and showcases its fall titles as well as the latest best-selling Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Series. The book titled A Century of Strange! (retail value $34.95), boasts 256 colourful pages of over one thousand incredible feats of nature from thrill-seeking daredevils to talented animals. It’s the perfect gift for those interested in a glimpse of the bizarre!
Bask-It-Style takes celebrity gifting to a new level by hand delivering VIP gift bags to the hotels where the stars are staying during TIFF. Past participating celebrities have included: Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner, Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, Colin Farrell, John Legend, Sir Elton John, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Blake Lively, Olivia Wilde, Tom Wilkinson, Rachel Weisz, Iggy Pop, Princess Charlotte of Monaco, Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman.