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“Puttin” on the Ritz for TIFF


This year’s most glamorous TIFF gifting lounge could be found in a stunning 3,500 sq. ft. private suite at the Ritz Carlton Residences.

VIPs inside the weekend-only Premier Celebrity Gift and Style Lounge sipped on specialty teas from the Tea Factory and created custom Pandora charm bracelets, added balance to their life with Serendra’s health and wellness jewelry, browsed through Canadian designer Jessica Jensen’s luxurious handbags, picked up glitzy heels from the mother and daughter team at Red Lovo, selected delicate lingerie from Pope Joan or snapped up cosmetics from Lise Watier and Nurish Organics. But, this lounge wasn’t just about scoring thousands of dollars’ worth of swag — chauffeur services from Audi Downtown are coordinated throughout the festival by the lounge and part of the luxe space is dedicated to helping celebs look their best with complimentary hair, makeup and styling services.

Celebs and VIP guests also enjoyed complimentary sparkling wine, premium Moretti and Tiger beer, neck and shoulder massages and tons of free gifts.

Guest list: Celebs spotted this year include Adrian Grenier, Gordon Lightfoot, Glen Peloso, Molly Shannon and model/actor Kevin Zegers.