The Bask-It Style TIFF Gifting Lounge returned this year after a two-year absence. The exclusive gifting lounge provides a VIP gift bag of complimentary products to busy celebrities at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Torontonicity was thrilled to be invited again this year to preview the contents of the celebrity gift bags along with other media representatives and influencers.
Bask-It-Style TIFF gifting lounge 2022 was held in the elegant Manitoba Room of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
I arrived late morning for my scheduled appointment and made the rounds to visit every celebrity gift bag sponsor and learn more about their products.
My first stop was at Kit & Ace, a clothing company based in Vancouver, B.C. that has just opened a store on Queen Street West. Kit & Ace’s philosophy is to embrace life with optimism and their clothes reflect this. They make clothes that are Smart, Easy to Love and Made to Last. Their clothes are made from super comfortable materials that are perfectly suited for working from home since they don’t skimp on style. Celebrities, media representatives and influencers will receive a complimentary Brushed French Terry top that they can choose at the Queen Street West store.
My next stop was SodaStream to check out their new models: SodaStream Art Sparking Water Maker. If you’re not familiar with SodaStream, SodaStream machines allow you to make your own sparkling water at home. The SodaStream unit allows you to customize your water by increasing or decreasing the amount of fizz you want. Having your own fizzed water at home provides so many benefits, including reducing the number of single-use plastic bottles you use. Another benefit ithat it will probably increase the amount of water you drink at home. Who wants plain tap water when you can have a fizzy drink from your own SodaStream, especially a gorgeous SodaStream Art Sparking Water Maker?
The next celebrity gift bag sponsor I visited was Soo’AE, a Korean vegan skincare brand that has just recently launched in Canada. Soo’AE’ wanted to share the ingredients that are so popular in Korea in their new Hyaluronic Acid Collection line and it’s very affordable. For example, the Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum is $23; the Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Moisturizer is $20.50 and the Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cleanser is $19.50. The celebrity gift bag contained all of these items as well as a Cactus & Aloe Soothing Hydrogel Mask, Revitalizing Rose Petal Hydrogel Mask, My Collagen Hydrogel Lip Patch, and My Collagen Hydrogel Eye Patch. You can find their products at Walmart Canada.
Celebrities need a good stiff drink after all of the press interviews, right? That’s where REN Vodka comes in. This ultra premium vodka, which was established right here in Toronto features delicate aromas, and flavours including citrus, sweet corn and grain. This is one vodka that you’ll enjoy drinking neat. Celebrities visiting TIFF 2022 will receive their own bottle of REN Vodka. The brand is available at the LCBO for $51.95.
When things get hectic at TIFF, celebrities can rejuvenate their bodies with homeopathic remedies from Pascoe, a family-run German company that has been in business for 125 years. The company also produces drainage creams, botanical remedies, drinkable ampoules and skincare products. I learned about several of Pascoe’s natural healthcare products including Vitapas B Complex, a multi-vitamin with eight essential B vitamins. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you might want to try Pascoflair, which is an herbal medicine that contains passionflower and magnesium stearate that will help you reduce restlessness so that you can relax at night. TIFF 2022 celebrities will receive these products in their VIP gift bag.
Other items in the TIFF VIP gift bag include:
- Matt & Nat The Myron Vegan Backpack or The HYDE Vegan Tote;
- L’Oreal Voluminous Noir Balm Mascara;
- DAVIDsTEA Organic Cream of Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea, DAVIDsTea Rooibos Loose Leaf Tea, DAVIDsTea Black Holographic Mini Favourite Tumber, DAVIDsTea Perfect Spoon, DAVIDsTea Filter pack;
- Bacon & Cheddar Popcorn from Toronto Popcorn Company
I had a wonderful time discovering new products at Bask-It-Style 2022 and was gifted my own celebrity gift bag. Have you tried any of the above noted products? Let me know in the comment section what you think of them. You might want to check out the Bask-It-Style event from 2019.
For those attending TIFF premieres and films, have a great time at the movies!
wow! So many interesting brands to check out! I love the idea of making my own sparkling water at home. Must try the new SodaStream model!
Hi Catalina, Yes, there were a lot of great brands at the gifting lounge. I also love the idea of making my own sparking water at home! Cheers, Lori
Sounds like it was a lot of fun and you got to try some really great items. I want to get a soda stream. It would be nice to kick soda.
Hi Renee, I had a blast and yes, I learned about some new products. I think having a SodaStream at home would be a great way to stop drinking soda! Cheers, Lori
I will have to check some of these out. I have been tempted to get a Soda Stream since I enjoy soda so much.
Hi Amber, The SodaStream is so cool! You can make your own sparkling water at home and of course, you can add flavours if you like. Cheers, Lori
What a fun event. I like that the new Soda stream lets you control the fizz.
Hi Tara, I know…isn’t that smart?! Cheers, Lori
This looks like such an amazing experience. They had so many amazing brands there.
Hi Tasheena, Yes, they did. I became familiar with several new ones! Cheers, Lori
Sounds like an amazing event. Looks like a lot of great products too. I think the Soda Stream is a great product. I had one when they first came out.
Hi Kathy, I don’t have a SodaStream, but I’m tempted to get one after trying it! Cheers, Lori
Wow! What a really amazing and awesome event! I am surely gonna check some of these out!
Looks like a really amazing event! There’s lot of awesome products too! I woud love to check these out!
Hi Rose Ann, Yes, there were several great products at the Bask-It-Style event! Cheers, Lori
That’s impressive! I attend an annual film festival but they do not have this type of glamorous gift bag. The festival features only documentaries and those film artists tend to be on grants.
Hi Terri, That’s great that you attend an annual film festival! Yes, the TIFF celebrities receive great gifts! Cheers, Lori
There are a lot of great products in your gift bag! I am always looking for nice vegan bags, so I checked out Matt & Nat. They have gorgeous bags!
Hi Beth, I also love Matt & Nat vegan bags. They are really good quality! Cheers, Lori
These bags were packed generously! I’d be pretty jazzed to have a soda stream at home though, love the carbon fizz!
Hi, Yes, they were very generous gift bags! I also love sparking water! Cheers, Lori
I’d love to have a soda stream machine. it would be perfect for making fizzy water whenever I want it.
That looks like a fun event. I bet the gift bag was full of awesome goodies.
Hi Lynndee, Yes, there was a generous gift bag provided full of great products! Cheers, Lori
Loving all of the pictures and these kind of events are great ways to meet and greet with vendors and secure ew jobs 😉 one this and love that soda maker!
Hi Melissa, Yes! This event was a great way to meet new vendors and learn about their products! I love the SodaStream too! Cheers, Lori
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