The Windsor Arms Hotel is one of the most prestigious hotel in our little neighborhood of Yorkville. The original home of TIFF and the destination hotel for celebrities, couples and dignitaries alike for when they visit Toronto.
During one of the days at the hotel I got to experience a day with Executive Pastry Chef, Rita. It was defiantly a fun experience; I got to make many various desserts for the afternoon tea event that happens at the hotel.
Nestled just below Yorkville in the elegant Windsor Arms tearoom, Persona Jewelry unveiled their latest collection of Spring-inspired jewelry, available to the public late April 2013. The women of Persona Jewelry select the most delicate and light-catching beadwork they can find, usually sourcing materials from Italy (crystal) and beyond, rounding out the airy beads with sturdy and luminous sterling silver. This season Persona draws inspiration from delicate flora and fauna with their Paradise collection. The beads in this line feature petite and brightly coloured flowers and butterflies made from a mix of cubic zirconia accents and enamel paint. All the small accents are also three dimensional, giving the beads a life of their own.
We just got back from a super-swanky media event at the gorgeous Windsor Arms Hotel in Yorkville. Invited by the lovely Jennifer and Astrid of PersonaWorld, we had the opportunity to learn more about Persona jewelry, styled by a group of Toronto-based designers that draw inspiration from fashion runways and use only the finest materials from around the globe.
It all started in the kitchen. One day, Heather Reier decided to do some research on beauty products. She browsed the Internet and read a couple of books. The next thing she knew, Reier was mixing ingredients in a large bowl with a hand mixer, trying to create a body lotion that was natural, with a soft texture and pleasant aroma.