High-end Toronto jewellery designer Rebekah Price hits eBay for 10 days only! | Hollywood yohana

 Rebekah Price’s high-octane glamour may be more readily associated with luxury meccas like Holt Renfrew, but starting next week the Toronto-based jewellery designer will find a new (albeit temporary) home at eBay.ca.

August 6 will be the kickoff date for the 10-day exclusive collaboration, which will feature over 200 of Price’s covet-worthy pieces. The designer, whose designs have been given the stamp of approval from the ever-stylish Solange Knowles, has created everything from earrings to cufflinks, with prices ranging from a modest $50 up to $800.
If you’re having trouble picking one piece out of the hundreds for sale, keep in mind that Price has created one exclusive piece for the collaboration: rose gold teardrop earrings featuring clear-cut Swarovski crystals.


Luminato must-sees | Hollywood yohana


From June 10 to 19, Toronto will again be a mecca of arts and ideas as the annual creative festival Luminato takes over the town. While this event boasts a chock-full schedule of spellbinding events, we’ve highlighted some of our favourites. For a full list of events, visit luminato..
Garden of Roses: Denis Gagnon Interprets Alice
It seems fitting that Lancôme and Luminato would choose Canada’s favourite bespectacled son to design an Alice in Wonderland–inspired dress for its annual fashion exhibit. Who else but a master of colour, proportion and the unexpected could take on a girl who sips tea with a hatter and plays croquet with a queen?
At Winter Garden Lobby (June 10 to 19, 225 King St. W., FREE)

The New Yorker at Luminato: Paradoxes of Innovation
U of T grad turned New Yorker mainstay Malcolm Gladwell returns to the city to share his latest musings in this compellingly titled speech. If his past works are any indication, the talk will be as divisive as it is thought-provoking. We anticipate a packed house.
At the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts’ Bluma Appel Theatre (June 12, 27 Front St. E., 7 p.m., $38)
TSO Goes Late Night: Mahler 5
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra provides the pomp of a traditional performance at the hour of a rock concert. To top it off, guests who like a little Merlot with their Mahler are allowed to bring their drinks to their seats, and chat with musicians at the after-party. And you thought classical music was boring.
At Roy Thompson Hall (June 18, 60 Simcoe St., 10:30 p.m., $22.50-$76)
Thanks to Berlin-based artist David Levine and master installation designer Marsha Ginsberg, you can get your reality TV fix while taking in a little art. The installation features three actors “living” in a house for eight hours a day, while onlookers watch edited footage of their interactions on live video feed. It’s not quite The Bachelorette, but what can you do?
At OCAD University’s Great Hall (June 10 to 11 and 13 to 19, 100 McCaul St.)
Spontaneity: A New York State of Mind
No, Jay-Z isn’t in town. This AGO collab explores the products of innovation and creativity in ’50s New York (think Beat poets and improv jazz). After a peek at abstract expressionist pieces on loan from the MoMA—including works by Pollock, Rothko, and de Kooning—stick around to hear the best of Toronto’s jazz community take on the likes of Miles Davis and John Coltrane.


Six-time medallist Clara Hughes and boxing favourite Mary Spencer break down their Olympic lead-up routines | Hollywood yohana

Clara Hughes and Mary Spencer

As Canada’s athletes gear up for the London 2012 Olympic Games, we speak with a veteran and a newcomer—six-time medallist Clara Hughes and first-time Olympian boxer Mary Spencer—about preparation, pressure and product.
Sport: Road cycling
Hometown: Utah and the Eastern Townships, Que.
Competing: 22 years
Achievements: Six medals in both Summer and Winter Games (in speed skating, now retired). One more will make her Canada’s most decorated Olympian ever.
Ambassador: Secret


Sport: Boxing
Hometown: Windsor, Ont.
Competing: 10 years
Achievements: A three-time world champion, she’s the favourite to win the first Olympic women’s boxing competition.
Ambassador: Cover Girl 

Test-driving the green (really green) tea facial at Vida Spa | Hollywood yohana

Heading to the spa in the name of research is but one perk of being an editor at a fashion magazine. Sure, sometimes, when I’m covered in mud and cinched uncomfortably into 5-foot-long saran wrap (where I’m then left for 10 minutes), I look down and wonder at how I got here, but for the most part, test-driving new treatments is one of the best parts of my job. The new Vida Spa at the Westin Bayshore Hotel (1601 Bayshore Dr., 604-682-VIDA, vidaspas.) proved this to be true once again. The 5,000-square-foot spa boasts 10 treatment rooms, and president Allison Hegedus has outfitted her company’s fifth location using sustainable, eco-friendly materials where possible. Bamboo flooring adds to the soft look throughout, while the lounge for pre- and post-treatment relaxation features seating filled with soy-based, recyclable foam from Vancouver’s own Nest Interiors (nesthome.ca).
For my first visit to this new spa (the hotel was the official home to the International Olympic Committee and thus, was closed for most of February, just after the spa’s official opening), I test-drove a Green Tea Facial ($130 for 60 minutes; $175 for 90 minutes), which includes a deep cleanse, exfoliation, and facial massage before an antioxidant-rich, green tea mask is applied to help cleanse, tone and protect the skin. A word to the wary: if you don’t like the smell of green tea, this probably isn’t the best treatment for you, but since a matcha latté is an almost-daily routine for me, I loved it. Get in quick, though—this spring cleaning treatment is 15 per cent off from April 1 to May 31.