The sight of Super Soakers being dusted off, drag queens in rehearsals, boutiques being raided,
personal trainers juggling clients, tanning beds glowing like Easy-Bake Ovens and hairdressers dissolving in tears
can mean only one thing: the countdown to Pride. Whether your budget is $5 or $1,000, it’s a
season when gays should treat themselves, so I’ve put together a list of fun, stylish items for the season.
DJ Nyte Hawk, a fixture on the Church St bar scene, goes mainstream on Sunday, July 1, from 1–2 pm, at the Church-Wellesley mai
n stage. Expect mixes so hot you’ll want to strip, just like Jack, a dancer at Flash.
On Nyte Hawk: Christopher Bates’s Karlovy Lazne short-sleeved jacket, $239; Desperado waxed denim jeans, $239; Ultra gloves, $80; vintage limited-edition 1987 Cazal sunglasses, $810.
On Jack: 1980s American Apparel short-shorts, $30; Alexander McQueen for Puma sneakers, $200.
Available at christopherbates.com, gafas.ca, americanapparel.com, brownshoes.com
Jump from Paper is a fun line of bags with cartoon-like outlines. Though slim in appearance, each bag has a roomy interior to accommodate iPads, tablets, books, magazines and everyday accessories. A zipper bottom expands the bag for extra room. $100.
Available at Rolo Store, 24 Bellair St, rolostore.com
Levolver is a new jewellery lin
e by Chuck Bell. His quirky necklaces consist of bold charms, crystals and various embellishments, all attached to
adjustable leather cords. Jack’s piece, made just in
time for Pride, is $75.
Available at etsy.com/shop/levolver
Worth by David C Wigley spins the harness into this sleek, sexy, int
erpretation. The body is made of nylon webbing, which gives a snug fit but still allows movement. Special order only, $275.
Popcorn returns this summer as a healthy snack option, and Popcorn Indiana’s Original Kettlecorn is Dr Oz’s snack of choice. According to Muscle & Fitness
magazine, “By substituting one cup of plain, unbuttered popcorn for a one-ounce bag of chips, you’ll save 135 calories and 10 grams of fat.” $4.
Available at Whole Foods Market, 87 Avenue Rd, wholefoodsmarket.com