November 8, 2012

proof rum, shaken not stirred, Vol. 108

Today, we are paying tribute to the world's most iconic movie brand and its influence on art, music, lifestyle, automotive design, travel, technology and fashion over the course of five decades.

thunderball (rum Collins) 1 3/4 oz proof rum • 1 oz fresh lime juice • 1 tsp refined sugar • 4 - 5 oz soda water • orange
Add proof rum, lime juice and sugar to an ice-filled shaker. Shake until icy cold. Strain into a collins glass. Top up with soda.

If you are a Bond fan, or simply someone who appreciates impeccable style, this exhibit is a must-see. Designing 007 - Fifty Years of Bond Style opened at TIFF’s Bell Lightbox (its first North American stop) last week with previously unseen costumes, lavish recreated sets, iconic gadgets, props, original photographs and concept drawings are set to thrill audiences in celebration of half a century of the most charming and sophisticated of secret agents

Highlights from the exhibit include the steel teeth worn by Richard “Jaws” Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me (1997); storyboards for Diamonds are Forever (1971); the Anthony Sinclair overcoat worn by Sean Connery in Dr. No (1962); the poker table from Casino Royale (2006); multiple gadgets from Q Branch including the attaché case given to Bond in From Russia With Love (1963); and the 1961 United Artists/Eon Productions contract to produce the James Bond film series. (

Now that Halloween is over, we can start thinking about Christmas shopping. Any purchase inspired from this luxury website will definitely put you in his good books. The Bond Lifestyle website was founded in October 2005 by Remmert van Braam, in order to make an informational website about the products and brands that are used by the fictional character James Bond in movies and books. Since then, the site has become the second most visited Bond website in the world. (


The buzz right now is all around the latest Bond film, Skyfall. Check out the trailer and more ( Skyfall opens across Canada tomorrow.


Weekend Forecast:
Saturday: Cloudy with showers and a high of 10 degrees
Sunday: Sunny with cloudy periods and a high of 15 degrees

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