Our web development company have been lovingly reminding us to update our blog…and since it has been a year, they are definitely right! Sorry, we didn’t mean to disappear from the blogosphere, we’ve been busy rev-ving things up. Last year around this time, we decided to launch of first-ever FAVES Event. A private media showcase, the FAVES Event highlighted some of Canada’s most popular retail favourites to up‐and‐coming specialty brands. As we prepare for this year’s edition, we’re currently looking back to refine our 2014 plans.
The first edition of Rev FAVES was held July 2013 in the awe-inspiring W Hotel’s Extreme WOW Penthouse Suite in Montreal and Templar Hotel’s Luxury King Loft Suite in Toronto. Participants in our Rev FAVES Event included a diverse roster:
North American beauty fave Bath & Body Works showcased the best of their pampering lotions and potions; a division of Reitmans Canada unveiled their latest branded collection “mblm“, an edgy women’s collection that celebrates curves with an urban vibe and stylish details; the darling family‐run Hatley shared their popular ‘clothes to nature’ pyjamas, loungewear and rain gear inspired by nature and wildlife; Canadian fashion retail leader Melanie Lyne showcased their new runway‐inspired collection; for the lovers of elegance and luxury Empreinte, a renowned French Lingerie brand showcased the immaculate trims, luxury materials and romantic couture style of their exquisite collection; on the beauty beat, Montreal’s Mindy Shear Mineral Make Up shared the beauty secrets for natural, flawless and glowing skin with their user‐friendly mineral line; for the added touch of sparkle, newly launched Prila showcased their custom fine jewelry creations; master importer and distributor to the professional beauty market Dannyco unveiled their much anticipated hair‐styling tool The MiraCurl, a revolutionary new curl machine which turned heads (complete with fabulous curls); oh‐so adorable Angel Lily highlighted their super sweet collection of bows and hair accessories for babies and toddlers; and last but not least the FAVES Event included up‐and‐coming tea emporium, Téh Bar who showcased their best‐selling specialty teas and high‐end teaware for all to enjoy.
Media guests indulged in Rev’s selection of “FAVE” eats, treats and refreshments. Rev’s all‐time fave caterer, Franca Mazza treated Montreal guests to her acclaimed culinary talents while The Templar treated Toronto guests to their unique customized menu inspired by the FAVE event brands. Those with a sweet tooth were in luck as there were the sweetest treats to indulge in from ThreeC Baking & Co. (Montreal) and Patricia’s Cake Creations (Toronto).
Other goodies included refreshing and pure ESKA water, pampering surprises from WaySpa, nailpolishes from Coccolily by Naana Tennachie Yankey, inspirational leather bracelets from Good Work(s) Make a Difference and blooming momentos from floral creators Luluthia Floral Design (Montreal) and Posies Fine Flowers (Toronto). To complete the ambiance, guests also enjoyed the master mixes of DJ Jovie J.