When I first visited the Bask-It Style Lounge during TIFF 2011, I was surprised to come face-to-face with not one, but several published authors - including Tish Cohen - with their books on display. Wait, books? At a film festival? Yes! So I was delighted to see that the tradition had not been forsaken this year when I waltzed into the insanely swanky penthouse at the Pinnacle Centre on Bay St, aka the home of Bask-It 2012 edition.The view alone was well worth the trip!
It was great to get a sneak peek of the official Sh*t Girls Say book (which is now available in stores). More impressively it was great to see Adrienne Kress (pictured above) go from Hunger Games essayist to novelist in just 12 short months. (Speaking of which, keep an eye out for her new novel The Friday Society, coming to bookstores in the near future.)
President's Choice made the jump from one lounge to another this year but was still showcasing its delicious foods from their gourmet black label.
Other familiar brands at the lounge included the beauty geniuses of Mereadesso, the delicious flavours of Old Dutch Chips and artist Donna Koster.
And I'm not the only one who enjoyed the luxuries found at the Bask-It Style Lounge. A-list visitors during TIFF included Gabrielle Miller (pictured above), Helen Hunt, Jim Sturgess, William H. Macy and Penn Badgley.
(Photo by: Todd Williamson)