Forget the jewelry store — if you're looking for fashionable men's accessories, make a visit to Serpentine. This fashion-forward Yorkville store carries edgy selections from brands like Rick Owens, Ruby Helmets, Les Ateliers Ruby, and A1923, but the real standout is the store's selection of men's jewelry, with multiple cases highlights picks from Werkstatt Munchen and others. [Thanks, Zac]
Even the name sounds cool — although, despite what you might think, it has nothing to do with beer or hops. Instead, Hopgood's Foodliner gets its name from Chef Geoff Hopgood who opened the Roncesvalles Village spot in 2012. This maritime-inspired restaurant offers up fresh, sustainably-sourced seafood from the East Coast, as well as locally-raised meats and organic produce. Featuring clever takes on classic dishes, the menu is filled with fine options, as is the wine list and pre-Prohibition-inspired cocktail menu. Oh, and don't forget to finish things off with the Crispy Toffee Chocolate Bar, made in-house.
Craft beer and brown liquor? Count us in. BarVolo is the place to go in the 416 for great beers and whiskeys. Boasting over 30 taps and casks — including some house beers — and over 70 beers in bottles, it offers one of the best selections in the city, and the whiskey selection is damned impressive as well. It's also family owned since its founding in 1985, and while the food menu is limited to say the least, it is available until Midnight to help satisfy late night hungers. For a really interesting time, ask for Table 7, which has a drawer that tends to get filled some very interesting notes from other patrons — and has its very own blog.
Whether you're in town for a film festival or simply to take in the sites, you'll have a hard time finding more luxurious accommodations than those at The Hazelton Hotel. This Yorkville spot offers high-end rooms and amenities, including lush, pillow-top beds, heated marble floors in the bathrooms, separate walk-in showers, an on-site health club and spa, a restaurant, a screening room with seating for up to 25 guests, and an outstanding art collection. For even more pampering, spring for the Presidential Suite, which offers over 4,200 square feet of living space, a fully-equipped kitchen, a wine cellar, an outdoor terrace, and the all-important private elevator.
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What's the problem with most cycle shops? The fact that you can't buy clothes there. Toronto-based Motoretta seeks to solve this problem by offering stylish men's and women's clothing and accessories alongside scooters — including Stella, PGO, Vespa and Piaggio — motorcycles, and e-bikes. It's the only place you can buy yourself a new ride and a new wardrobe to match.