Tuesday, January 27, 2015

EDO Restaurant - Far Beyond Sushi

I was invited to attend an exclusive tasting media event at EDO restaurant last week. The dinner of contemporary Japanese cuisine was held at its Spadina location in Toronto.

It was a wonderful evening filled with drinks & delicious food. The CEO and founder Barry Chaim was present along with chef Ryo Ozawa. I loved that they both had so much passion for what they do, which was shown throughout the evening. From all the great stories Barry shared and the attention to detail in the food/ingredients/presentation as chef Ryo was presenting each dish as it came out from the kitchen - they truly LOVE Japanese cuisine. Not only did I leave with a stomach that was happily satisfy but I also learned a lot about Japanese culture and cuisine!

Barry Chaim & Ryo Ozawa
Chef cooking Kobe Beef

It was such a neat experience - tasting authentic Japanese dishes. For example, to accompany the sashimi and sushi dish, EDO had real wasabi, not the powdered kind, along with white ginger, not the pink ones. And overall, simply serving fresh fish and ingredients.

We were served over 10 dishes that evening. I loved all of them, but some of my stand out were: Kyu-Maki, Miso Eggplant, Lobster Roll, Tiger Tuna and Kobe Beef, which was cooked right in front of us! Check out all the pics from the event I took.

I'd definitely recommend EDO Restaurant to all the foodies out there or for those who's a fan of Japanese food. For more info or to make a reservation, go check out their website here.

EDO is pleased to extend my readers a special offer! From January 22-31, 2015*, EDO will provide a complimentary appetizer (with the order of any two dishes per person) at any of the four EDO locations providing you use the hashtag #EDOapponme. To receive the appetizer, you'll just have to show their server that you've posted the hashtag live.
*Promotion is not valid at the EDO on Eglinton location on Jan. 30 and 31.

Also, for those who loves Winterlicious - EDO on Eglinton is participating! Check out their menu here.

Lobster Roll

Salmon Sashimi

Kyu-Maki: Avacado, cucumber slivers & sweet inari wrapped in delicate cucumber skin.

Tiger Tuna

Miso Eggplant

Black Cod with Miso Sauce

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Converse Celebrates the Creative Spirit of Andy Warhol - Spring 2015

What a great idea - I am loving Converse Spring 2015 All Star collection! I've always been a fan of Andy Warhol and now in Converse latest collection, it will feature iconic Warhol imagery! 

Converse recently announced the global debut of the Spring 2015 Converse All Star Andy Warhol Collection in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation. Marrying Warhol's distinct vision with the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, the partnership between two pop culture icons celebrates creative self-expression and pays homage to the visionary artist.

Hailed as the preeminent artist of the 20th century, Warhol was an iconic visionary whose legacy continues to inspire rebels and artists everywhere. He creatively merged American pop culture icons, film, music, screen printing and performance, opening the door for millions of artists and performers. 

In Andy Warhol Collection, Converse All Star took one of Warhol's most iconic and recognizable prints, the Campbell's Soup can -  reinterprets and repurposes this screen print. On the high top sneaker, a singular soup can print is utilized in bold primary colours, while the low top stacks the Campbell's Soup cans on top of one another to create a layered pattern that adds depth and dimension, a common technique used by Warhol.

Some other designs featured includes the Campbell's Soup can in classic colours to monochromatic motorcycle prints and newspaper prints inspired from Warhol's ads and illustrations series.

The Spring 2015 Converse Chuck Taylor Andy Warhol collection will be available for purchase starting February 7 at specialty retailers. In Toronto area, they're available at Get Outside, Gravity Pope, Groovy, Little Burgundy, Zelen Shoes, Baggins, and Galaxie Bleu. 

What do you think of them? Will you be picking up a pair?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stuff I Wore - Plaid Out

Jacket - H&M
Shirt - H&M
Pants - Levis
Shoes - 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target
Socks - Mossimo Supply Co. from Target
Scarf- American Eagle Outfitters

Thursday, January 22, 2015

H&M Expands Relationship with David Beckham!

What great news! H&M will be expanding its long-term relationship with sporting and style icon David Beckham. For Spring 2015, David will choose his favourite menswear pieces from the Modern Essentials collection at H&M to create Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham. This new collaboration is a neutral evolution of David's relationship with H&M, following the unprecedented success of David Beckham Bodywear, and will allow men around the world to share in David's globally recognized sense of style.

Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham focuses on the important pieces of the spring season, each updating a men's classic in fresh fabrics, colours and fits for spring 2015. Key garments include a linen pilot jacket, a white chalk-washed denim jacket, a car coat, a stylish linen blazer, a city-slicker polo shirt and the perfect white poplin shirt.

Modern Essentials Selected by David Beckham will be celebrated with a campaign filmed by famous director Marc Forster, known for directing the hits Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland and Quantum of Solace. Check out all the beautiful shots from the print campaign below!

I want those pants!

Meanwhile, David Beckham continues with a new Bodywear collection for spring, including the perfect loungewear pieces: Henley shirts, raglan-sleeved shirts, crewnects and tank tops. Check out the new print campaign below, featuring selected looks from the collection.

I own some of David Beckham Bodywear collection and they're super comfy! Looking forward to the spring 2015 collection!

Both collections will be launched in stores on March 5th. Will you be shopping the collections?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Giveaway!

Hope everyone is having a great year so far. If not, this news may make it a little better - a GIVEAWAY! Why not start off the year with a new pair of sneakers? One of my fav thing! Thanks to the kind people of Converse, you can enter for a chance to WIN a pair of Chuck Taylor All Star! How cool, right?! The lucky winner will get to pick from the Hi or Low Top Canvas sneaker. Colours available are: black, white, red, navy, pink, black mono or grey.

The Chuck Taylor All Star high top is the most iconic sneaker in the world, recognized for its unmistakeable silhouette, star-centered ankle patch and cultural authenticity. The classic colours that have donned it's canvas upper for generations, all resting on top of a quality vulcanized rubber sole.

If you're been following me on instagram, you'll know that I love shoes! Sneakers are my fav, especially Converse! Doesn't everyone own's a pair of Converse? I probably own over 10 pairs, I'm a huge fan! They're so easy to wear, comes in great colours/designs and very comfy. I also love that they're casual yet stylish at the same time - goes well with any outfits!

My nephew and I in matching Chucks!

Shoes are Boring. Wear Sneakers. You can't really go wrong with a pair chucks, don't you agree? Now, why not try to win yourself a pair? The lucky winner will get to pick from either the Hi or Low Top Classic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star! To enter, use the rafflecopter wideget below. If you leave a comment, don't forget to include your email address. When you're visiting my David Chiu's Stuff Facebook page, a LIKE to my page would greatly be appreciated. Winner will be randomly chosen with random.org and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my message/email. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents and closes midnight Saturday January 31, 2015. Good luck!

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