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Adios Clandestino

Clandestino (249 Crawford, 647-436-4761) closes its doors at the end of June and it’s going out with two fiesta-themed barbeques on Saturday (June 16) and June 23. Regular customers and newbies who wish they’d stopped by sooner can visit for cocktails and 75 per cent off deals. We’ll miss owners Jeff Silver and Cyndi Cornblit‘s mix of kitschy Mexicana, modern Thai accessories and other gift and style goodies from Canadian lines including Oligarchy and Smoking Lily, and wish them well.

Trove turns five

Annex accessory standby Trove (791 Bathurst, 416-516-1258, www.trove.ca) celebrates its fifth birthday for the entire month of June with a series of promos and events to thank loyal finishing-touch-loving customers. Birthday specials include Father’s Day giveaways, special sales, loot bag treats with purchase and a special exhibition by artist Candice Craig. Stop by to wish owner Carolyn Eby another five successful years.

Workout gear

The newest cardio combo to catch on with Toronto’s workout warriors is the yoga-and-cycling mix offered up at new gym Spynga (1415 Bathurst, suite 302, 416-588-7796, www.spynga.com). A retail space selling green-conscious exercise goodies has just been added to the studio. Lines include Josh Podoll (www.joshpodoll.com) graphic cotton T-shirts made from organic bamboo and hemp and Jade Harmony (www.jadeyoga.com) and Halfmoon Yoga Products (www.halfmoonyogaprops.com) natural rubber mats. Red Flower candles and body products (www.redflower.com) are made from organic and biodegradable formulas and bottled in recycled glass.


Buff boys who have exhausted the best chest contest circuit on Church can hit the Gladstone (1214 Queen West) on June 16 and 17 to audition for OutTV‘s third season of Coverguy (www.coverguy.tv). Between noon and 5 pm, discerning stud-hunters including stylist Maha and host Mathieu Chatelois will select 40 finalists to compete for a modelling contract with Vancouver-based underpant label Ginch Gonch (www.ginchgonch.com) and a cover of abOUT Magazine. See who makes the cut when episodes start airing October 1.

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