The Drake Hotel's (1150 Queen West, 416-531-5042) Tag Team Tuesdays puts local fashion editors, designers and other assorted style-rati in the lounge's DJ booth to spin trendy tunes. Past stylish spinners have included Flare Magazine's Tracy Finkelstein and Elio Iannacci, Fashion File Host Hunt ers and Common Cloth designers Melanie Talbot and Kristina Bozzo. Hot on the heels of his pre-Fashion Week presentation, evening wear master Jason Meyers (www.jasonmeyers.net) DJs Tuesday (April 3), up against Finn Boutique's (1 Yorkville, 416-961-0101) Amalie Bruun and Alana Krenbrink. Admission is free.
There was a time not long ago when wearing a piece of hemp clothing meant looking and feeling like a lumpy burlap potato sack. The fabric has come a long way and can now feel as luxurious as the finest cotton and be easily cut and sewn into chic looks. Case in point is local label Namoda's Sherlock-caped hoodie made of 100 per cent organic hemp, available in cream with a hot pink, lime green or lavender print for $180. Log on to www.namoda.bz for retailers who stock the perfect cool-to-warm-weather look.
We would think that just wandering to and from your home or office in far-away Liberty Village would be enough to keep you svelte, but the place is still filling up with fitness spots for the area's lofters and ad execs. The newest arrival is the Aiyoku Cardio Lounge, a Zen-style boutique gym located in the Toronto Carpet Factory building (77 Mowat, 416-516-8999). Aiyoku offers all the usual exercise gizmos and gadgets, along with dragon boat and martial arts classes.
Shop by night
Come as You Are (701 Queen West, 416-504-7934, www.comeasyouare.com) is holding its fourth annual in-store Midnight Mayhem sale tonight (Thursday, March 29). Stop by between 9 pm and midnignt for up to 20 per cent off the store's stock of sex toys, mags, videos and other coital aids. A free gift for visitors, door prizes, toonie toy bin, erotic cupcakes and a live DJ will keep you sex shopping into the wee hours.