Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!

We hope that you’ve got all your shopping done and that you’re getting ready to spend time with close friends and family.
May your holidays be beautiful!

xoxo The Torricelumn Girls


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Miss Margot Grant Returns to ShopNBC


Back by popular demand! Margot Grant is back on ShopNBC this week and she is bringing all of your favourite luxury skin care products and an ultimate 10 piece collection that is guaranteed to sell out quickly.

If you haven’t heard already- Margot is Elizabeth Grant’s granddaughter.  Margot recently did a podcast interview with eHealth Radio giving lots of invaluable winter skin care tips and tricks. Click here to listen and to learn a little bit more on her.

You can catch Margot on ShopNBC tomorrow- December 16th at 1.00am, 11.00am, and 5.00pm. The shows can also be watched online at www.shopnbc.com

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Socializer Has Arrived

The Socializer has arrived and proven her socialite status- in Yorkville! Your favourite under eye secret beauty weapon for de-puffing and brightening tired eyes has hit Yorkville in Toronto- The Socializer is now available at UPC Boutique.

UPC Boutique is, by far, one of our favourite fashion stops in Toronto. The boutique stocks forward European labels like House of Dagmar, Eleven Paris, and IRO. You’ll also come across lots of effortless cool and hard to find labels like Canadian designer Chloe comme Parris and Complex Geometries.

Still looking for last minute gift ideas? Of course The Socializer is on the top of our list- but right now we are also loving UPC Boutique owners’ Maha and Anat’s gift guide that you can check out here. The really great news- their gift guide includes great ideas for the men on your list too.

Get your fashion sense out of the mass market and head over to UPC Boutique for the indie labels that will add some smart style to your holiday wear.

UPC Boutique is located at 128 1/2 Cumberland St
Toronto, ON M5R 1A6
p. 416 929 9209

Monday, November 29, 2010

Congratulations! Elizabeth Grant Skin Care's President is One of Canada's Most Powerful Women

We are so proud of our president, Marion Witz, as she has just been honoured with a major award from the Women's Executive Network- she is one of Canada's Most Powerful Women, recognized in the Entrepreneur category.  Read on below for more on Marion's win.

Elizabeth Grant International Inc. congratulates Marion Witz, President, for being announced as a recipient of the prestigious 2010 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards, in the Entrepreneurs category.


“It is an incredible honour to be recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as a top entrepreneur,” says Marion. “Elizabeth Grant International has shown tremendous growth and we look forward to continued expansion. This is a special recognition for both myself and the team at Elizabeth Grant International.”


The Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards is Canada’s most recognizable award for the country's highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Marion Witz joins a community of 522 women across Canada who have received this recognition. The complete list of 2010 winners can be found at www.top100women.ca


“Marion takes entrepreneurship to the next level with her devotion to her company, employees, community and with her drive to deliver the best product possible,” says Margot Grant Witz, Public Relations and Marketing Manager at Elizabeth Grant International. “It is no surprise to us at Elizabeth Grant Skin Care that she is being recognized as one of the most powerful women in Canada. We are thrilled for her achievements.”


Marion Witz is based out of Toronto, Canada. She has authored two published books- Elizabeth Grant: My Life- My Story and Stand Up and Talk to 1000 People (And Enjoy It!), helping readers empower their voice and strengthen their expression. In the early 90’s, Marion worked as a voice specialist and was considered one of the country’s leading experts. Then, in 1997, she changed her career path and started Elizabeth Grant International in her North Toronto home, a company that now sells its luxury skin care products on shopping channels around the world. The business has experienced steady growth since its inception and has grown to a corporation that now employs over 100 employees in a 50,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility.


Marion is a role model business woman and is quick to attribute much of Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s incredible successes to her team. It takes a great leader to grow a business starting from an office in her garage to the successful skin care company Elizabeth Grant International is today. The company has expanded to the USA, UK, Germany, Australia, and Asia. Marion’s vision for the future involves seeing the skin care products becoming a household name brand that will be widely available through traditional retail outlets around the world.


She has received great recognition for her strong and successful entrepreneurial abilities. In May 2006, Marion was selected by the City of Toronto to be a part of the city wide poster campaign, We Build This City, which recognized the experiences of Toronto's most talented and skilled business leaders. She is considered one of Canada’s top women entrepreneurs, having been recognized on the Profit W100’s ranking for last five consecutive years. This year, Marion is honoured to receive a WXN Top 100 award.


Marion Witz has led Elizabeth Grant International to experience tremendous growth, rapidly expanding and delivering its world class products into foreign markets and becoming a multi-million-dollar enterprise. At the same time, Marion dedicates a great deal of effort and resources to charitable organizations, specifically cancer related fundraising and associated programs. Marion is the best example of how passion, dedication, and generosity and are a powerful formula for success.


“Every year, we honour the exceptional female leaders of Canada,” said Pamela Jeffery, Founder, Women’s Executive Network. “They each have remarkable achievements and Top 100 is a mark of their success and how they have supported their communities, companies, and organizations. Our Top 100 community is a powerful group of women who are at the top of their game, exemplify success and empower the next generation of women to take their careers to the next level.”

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Are you ready?

It's here! Set your alarms for 11:59 pm tonight because that's when the deals go live.  The skin care and cosmetics you love- at up to 75% off. 

Save this link to get to the sale section.  Don't forget to get there early because the prices are amazing and the quantities are limited. 
http://elizabethgrant.com/store/home.php?cat=302 


Happy Thanksgiving from Elizabeth Grant!
xoxo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Sale


Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s first annual Black Friday Event is coming! Luxury skin care and beauty items will be going for up to 75% off. This sale starts November 26th at midnight and will end on November 28, 2010 just before midnight. LIMITED QUANTITIES.

Book mark it! The incredible deals will be available via this link:
http://elizabethgrant.com/store/home.php?cat=302  





Monday, November 15, 2010

The serums that just keep on winning!

Elizabeth Grant Skin Care serums have long been a fan favourite.  The Ideal World Viewers' Choice Beauty Awards 2010 recognizes the top products in eleven different categories. The UK viewers have spoken and Elizabeth Grant's serums have been honoured once again.  The Biocollasis Complex Day, Night, and Eye Serums have won first place in the Face Serum category.


If you haven't tried Elizabeth Grant's award winning serums yet- you can get them here.  Trust us- your skin will thank you this winter as these serums inject a quick shot of moisture deep into the skin, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and make your regular moisturizer work even better.


Elizabeth Grant extends a big heart felt thank you to the Ideal World Viewers! xoxo



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pssst! The Award Winning Miracle Mask is Back!



http://elizabethgrant.com/store/product.php?productid=16295



Monday, November 08, 2010

La Moustache for a Good Cause

This past Friday night out on the town established just what we’d been hoping- that there are a lot of men out there willing to (slightly) modify their good looks for a good cause. Everywhere we turned, guys were sporting the early signs of a growing moustache. Strange normally, yes- but not this month. If you haven’t already heard about Movember, click here to read about the month long initiative that gets men growing ‘staches to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer.

The Torricelumn Girls have to admit that these men actually looked really good. We were so happy to see that Movember and its appeal is truly spreading. Congrats guys! Consider us your ‘MoSisters’- the term coined for the women supporting the do-good men growing moustaches for Movember.

Elizabeth Grant Skin Care is also doing its part to support Movember. Throughout November- Prostate Cancer Awareness month- Elizabeth Grant Skin Care will donate 50% of proceeds from web sales at elizabethgrant.com of the Grant for Men After Shave Soothing Serum to the Movember Foundation.

The After Shave Soothing Serum is the perfect way wrap up a month long moustache grow session- it refreshes, soothes, and softens the skin after shaving and it also helps reduce redness and irritation.

Friday, November 05, 2010

A Soirée with Elizabeth Grant's Hofit Golan

Gowns, stilettos, handbags, and lingerie, oh my! Hot off the press, here’s another FTV clip with Hofit Golan as promised.  A fashion show and gala, all for a good cause.

Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s spokesmodel got the exclusive on the Soiree Nights FashArt Gala Dinner in support of Cauldwell Children for FTV. The event kicked off London’s Fashion Week at the Natural Museum of History and raised money for an amazing cause that supports children in the UK living with autism.

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Monday, November 01, 2010

Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s Spokesmodel- Hofit Golan

If you’ve been an avid reader of the Torricelumn Girl Blog, you’re likely already familiar with our beautiful spokesmodel, Hofit Golan. For our newer readers – just have a look through the elizabethgrant.com website and you’ll see some of the work we have done with Hofit. We’ve done many glamorous photo shoots with Hofit around the world and the pictures always turn out incredible.



This is one of the most famous pictures we’ve captured of Hofit for Elizabeth Grant Skin Care.  The shoot took place at the Blake’s Hotel in London with photographer John Oakley.  This image has been used in Elizabeth Grant advertisements placed in international luxury magazines and it was also recently featured in a Harper’s Bazaar article.

Of course, to be the Elizabeth Grant spokesmodel- you can’t just be a pretty face- and Hofit certainly proves that.  One of the busiest women we know, Hofit is also the face of OK! TV in the UK, the host of FTV worldwide, and a fashion designer.  She is constantly jetting off to the most exclusive and fascinating places, meeting the type of people that regular folks can only dream of schmoozing with.  Hofit is also heavily involved in the charity circuit and is proud to be an ambassador for the Global Angel’s Foundation.

From London to Japan to Africa, Hofit is often followed by a camera crew to provide glamorous, chic, and fashionable clips for FTV.  Be ready for some humour too, as Hofit’s sense of wit is also always present in her work.

We’ll start posting some of her travels and FTV clips here on the blog.  So be sure to check back often to see what’s happening in the fabulous world of Elizabeth Grant’s beautiful spokesmodel. 

In this brand new FTV clip, Hofit takes us on a tour of Lake Como by speed boat spotting the homes of mega celebrities like George Clooney and Sir Richard Branson.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Congratulations to Our President

Congratulations are due once again to Marion Witz, President of Elizabeth Grant Skin Care.  Marion has earned a place on the 12th Annual PROFIT W100. This year, Marion Witz received a very honourable ranking, having placed in the 26th position. This is the 5th consecutive year that Marion Witz and Elizabeth Grant International have produced such strong results to warrant placement on the ranking that recognizes female entrepreneurs with outstanding achievements.



We are so proud of Marion.  Congratulations!


Friday, October 15, 2010

A Perfect Pair


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that means lots of fabulous fetes to attend and lots of pink products to purchase all in the good name of raising funds for the cause.


As part of Elizabeth Grant Skin Care's ongoing commitment to support its community, during the month of October, 50% of the online sales (at www.elizabethgrant.com) of the Collagen Reinforce Bust Firm and Lift will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. So buy away, knowing that while you are pampering your 'perfect pair' (with no invasive actions we might add!) you are also supporting a very important organization.


Attending Boobyball this weekend? Then you are already doing your part to help raise awareness and support Rethink Breast Cancer. Bravo! The event is going to be a blast no doubt, and at the end of the night you’ll walk away with the most amazing gift bag. Stuffed among all the fabulous goodies, you’ll find Elizabeth Grant Skin Care's Biocollasis Complex Illuminating Body Cream and for the VIP's- you’ll also get a bottle of Bust Reshape and Lift.


Hope to see you all on the dance floor at Boobyball FLASH this weekend!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Are you on the hot list?


The Life & Style Beauty Awards have been announced and Elizabeth Grant Skin Care is a winner!

A panel of celebrity judges and beauty editors have picked Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s Collagen Face Pads as the very best Face Mask. The Beauty Awards issue hit shelves yesterday, and by the end of the day, the Face Pads were already SOLD OUT.

Don’t give up just yet though- youthful, taut, firm skin can still be yours- if you get on wait list for the Collagen Face Pads. The 30 minute miracle mask has been back ordered so sign your name up for the waiting list by emailing info@elizabethgrant.com and Elizabeth Grant Skin Care will alert you as soon as more Face Pads are available. By getting your name on the list, you’ll also receive some exciting information about a special Collagen offer going out only to those who sign up.

Friday, October 01, 2010

NYC and the Anti-Aging Diet

The Torricelumn Girls headed down to the big apple this week for the HBA Expo. We attended a few seminars to keep ourselves on top of the happenings in the beauty industry and to sharpen our social media skills. While the information gained is probably a bit too dry (but tres useful!) to share on the blog- we do want to share the most random fact of the expo:

Do you suffer from hyper-pigmentation? This is a major concern for women interested in anti-aging. If you do- stop eating limes!

Who knew? Limes are a cause of blotchy darkened skin. This random fact brought to light some interesting research on diet and how it affects the aging process. Just like the old adage ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ -well, now it’s 'An apple a day keeps the Botox away!' The message here is eat well, stay healthy, and look younger by eating a highly nutritious diet.

For more information on what to eat for an anti-aging diet, click here to read a very informative article on Women Fitness.  The basics are- maintaining a diet high in antioxidants, vitamin E, and water will keep you looking younger for longer.

We think it's time that the Torricelumn Girls start to adhere to this anti-aging diet, because while we were in NYC, we may have been eating cupcakes for lunch.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tweet to WIN!

Are you following Elizabeth Grant Skin Care on Twitter yet?  If not- NOW is the time to do so.  At the time of publishing this wee little post, we have 956 fabulous followers.  Once we get to 1000, we are giving away free Elizabeth Grant Skin Care products to 2 lucky followers.  All you have to do is follow and RT one of our tweets to win.  And not to worry- we have Grant for Men too!

Follow us @EGSkincare

Monday, September 13, 2010

Increase your Beauty IQ- New Technology


The future of beauty is upon us.  Sounds cheesy, we know.  But it's true- the beauty industry is ever-changing and consumers are experiencing never-seen-before results.  The days of the frozen look and over-plumped fillers may soon be fading away into history in favour of new non-invasive beauty advancements.

Read on here to learn more about how Elizabeth Grant Skin Care is spear heading the way with incredible new technology including plant stem cells and DESS (Deep Epidermal Skin Strengthening). 

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The Essentials Lounge

The Torricelumn Girls spent yesterday helping prep the local media for TIFF- otherwise known as the crazy whirlwind circus of events and screenings that hits Toronto for 2 weeks every September.



The lovely and talented Esther Garnick produced a gem of gifting lounge- it was definitely not your regular run-of-the-mill-gift-just-to-gift swag lounges. EGPR’s The Essentials Lounge brought in the best local media personalities and paired them with the products and services that busy media types need to prepare for and survive TIFF.


Elizabeth Grant Skin Care supplied The Socializer - TIFF is the exact sort of event that inspired the creation of this brilliant eye treatment product. The proof is already out there in print- visit the DOSE website to read a column on Toronto publicists and their TIFF survival items. Not one, but TWO publicists named The Socializer as a MUST HAVE for the insane 18 hour work days that are typical of the film festival.


The Essentials Lounge was truly a great day, with great people, and lest we forget- a great gift bag.  Media darlings walked away with these amazing goodies:


~ The Socializer by Elizabeth Grant Skin Care
~ Jon Frieda Shampoo & Conditioner, Moisture Barrier Hair Spray, Thermal Protection Serum, and Secret Weapon
~ Vitamin Water
~ ECCO Shoes- 25% off coupon
~ Ra Sun Spa Express Mani Gift Certificate
~ Essie Nail Polish (New colours: Sew Psyched, Limited Addiction, Little Brown Dress, and Merino Cool)


                                                                                                                
Looking for The Socializer?
You can buy it at www.elizabethgrant.com AND at The Ten Spot
Visit www.the10spot.com for locations.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

FAME FEVER DISCO

Save the date: Boobyball FLASH is COMING!

On Saturday, October 16th party for a good cause at Kool Haus.

Get on the guest list and traverse the perils of the club bouncer and his red velvet rope as Boobyball transports you back in time to the hottest party, inspired by the world's most iconic nightclub, Studio 54.



Drinks and our righteous food will get you grooving to the beat faster than Miss Liza can shake a Halston sequin mini. Boogie to our beats and prove to ole' Mikhail that his moves aren't the only ones on the disco dance floor. And when you think you can't handle another second of debauchery take home some swag even cooler than Andy's wig.


It's going to be an outrageous scene in support of Rethink Breast Cancer, where anything is possible! Find out if you can be the next Superstar and dance, dance, dance, to your 15 minutes!

**This event always sells out early, so avoid disappointment and get your tickets here
**Boobyball gift bags are always stuffed to the brim with the best loot.  Elizabeth Grant Skin Care has generously donated a couple of 'theme approprite' items.  Can you guess what they are?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Finalist!

Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s The Socializer™ has been selected as a finalist the Prestige Skin Care category for the HBA Global International Package Design Awards (HBA IPDA).

We are extending a big congratulations to Margot Grant Witz- the creative force and brains behind The Socializer.

Read the article on Yahoo! Finance here and stay tuned for more news to come!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dream Cream for the Feet

It's been a long summer in our favourite flip flops and sandals. We're not complaining, but our feet are just a little! After a summer spent in the sun with long walks on the beach and running and diving off docks and rocks, our tender tootsies are in need of a little repair.

 
What about you? Has your summer been spent on the beach or pounding the pavement around the city in gorgeous strappy stilettos? Whatever the case may be, why not do as Ashley Tisdale does? Repair those hands and feet with Elizabeth Grant's Hand & Foot Cream.


By the way, this cream contains Camphor, a natural ingredient with a gentle scent that is soothing and cooling to the skin, anti- bacterial, reduces pain in sore muscles and joints, and reduces inflammation. Trust us, from flip flops to stilettos your feet are going to thank you for this dream cream.
Hand & Foot Cream is now available at www.elizabethgrant.com


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Beauty Counter Basics- Become a Pro with the EG Newsletter


Navigating the beauty counter can be overwhelming.  You probably find yourself asking: 'What type of skin do I have?' 'Is that toning lotion really necessary?'  'Night creams.  Aren't they the same as day creams and just a marketing ploy for skin care industry giants to sell more jars of the same thing?'


All of these questions and more are answered in the Elizabeth Grant Skin Care August Newsletter.  By the way, if you haven't already- you really should subscribe.  Not only do monthly beauty tips and tricks get delivered to your inbox, but you also get insider info on contests, new product launches,  Elizabeth Grant Skin Care celebrity fans, and more.


Click here to read the August Newsletter.  This month's newsletter is dedicated to getting you and your skin ready for fall. Elizabeth Grant has always said this, and it’s true: the only way to put your best face forward is to religiously follow a proper skin care regimen.  The August Newsletter outlines step by step instructions for your daily beauty routine.  Read it and the next time you visit the beauty counter, you'll be armed with the knowledge you need to ensure that you buy the best products for your skin, know how to use them and why.


If you're looking for more insider tips, here are a couple of links to recent newsletters:
July - Happy Summer: Pedicure Perfect
June - Cannes Updates: Bright Lights and Late Nights


To receive the Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Newsletter, sign up here.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Found at the Airport

While waiting for my flight back home this past weekend, I did the usual airport routine.  That means, scoping out the duty-free, picking up a copy of Vogue (The Age Issue!), and stocking up on all my favourite celebrity weeklies. 

A quick turn to page 66 of Life & Style revealed one of my 'all-time favourite and can't live without' Elizabeth Grant Skin Care products- Biocollasis Complex Ultimate Cellular Concentrate.  It turns out that J.Lo is a big fan of this product too. But of course, none of the Torricelumn Girls are surprised about that. 

Ultimate Cellular Concentrate delays the signs of aging and repairs the skin- through the use of Plant Stem Cells.  Click here to read about this new technology.  In short, this super serum changes your skin- it reveals new, fresh looking skin, with less lines and wrinkles, and incredible tone.

Ultimate Cellular Concentrate is so good, as Life & Style points out, that with regular use you might want to ditch your regular foundation and powder and go without makeup.  How liberating!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Socializer on eTalk

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eTalk's Susie Wall doles out advice on the best summer beauty products- including The Socializer.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Calling all Torricelumn Girls!

Calling all Torricelumn Girls, we need your help!  It's voting season again for the FASHION Magazine Readers' Choice Awards- and Elizabeth Grant Skin Care needs your support.  After winning Readers' Choice awards for 3 years in a row, we really don't want to break our lucky streak so please take a few minutes and vote for your favourite Elizabeth Grant Skin Care products. 

Which Elizabeth Grant products are in your beauty arsenal? You can vote for Biocollasis Complex, The Socializer and all your EG favourites by registering and voting at: http://www.fashionmagazine.com/beautyawards2010/




And as always, we extend our greatest thanks for all your support.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oh What A Night!

Last night, socialites, TV hosts, beauty editors, and the PYT's all walked the purple carpet and descended upon the Fusion patio for a fantastic summer soirée- The Socializer launch party.

The party was held in honour of Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s latest product innovation: The Socializer™ Eye Treatment- Bright Lights and Late Nights.

Lots of familiar faces mingled about throughout the evening including Shinan Govani, Nicole Holness, Traci Melchor, and Ainsley Kerr. All left with a major swag bag in tow stuffed to the brim with Elizabeth Grant Skin Care products and of course, the star of the evening, The Socializer™.

The Socializer™ is on-the-go treatment. Consisting of 2 pens, each filled with extraordinary ingredients that regenerate, revive, and hydrate the eye area. Bright Lights for the morning and Late Nights for the evening. Both contain Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s exclusive moisturizing compound, Torricelumn™ to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Bight Lights uses Mica, a mineral light diffuser that instantly brightens, and the key to looking like it never happened. Late Night blends advanced peptide technology and Ulva Lacta- to repair, awaken, de-puff, and rejuvenate the eyes.

Congratulations to Margot Grant (@margotgrantwitz), the brilliant brains behind The Socializer- Santé!
We can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve next.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

24 Hours

There's only 24 hours left to enter the contest for the 24 hour eye treatment launch event- The Socializer.  Visit www.thesocializerlive.com and upload a video clip of yourself telling us how The Socializer could save your day or spark your night.  You'll be automatically entered to WIN the ultimate skin care prize pack and 2 exclusive VIP Tickets to The Socializer Launch LIVE in Toronto on June 15, 2010 ($1,800 value)!

There's some great videos uploaded already (including clips from Hofit Golan and Ainsley Kerr) but your chances are still high to win the big prize so enter before the end of day June, 14, 2010.

Full contest details at www.thesocializerlive.com

Bonne chance!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

CityLine Visit

The Queen Torricelumn Girl herself made a trip down to Citytv this week in honour of Beauty Week.  Be sure to tune in next week to see a fun shout out to Ms. Elizabeth Grant in the audience.  Elizabeth Grant took care of the audience gifts and each lucky woman attending the taping received Biocollasis Complex Day Crème. Elizabeth also offered a grand prize worth over $300 of Elizabeth Grant Skin Care to one very lucky audience member!


CityLine is one of Elizabeth's all-time favourite talk shows. Check out the show weekdays on Citytv and keep an eye out for Elizabeth Wednesday June 9th at 10am.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Literary Corner- A little class, a little trash, and a whole lot of inspiration

A couple of new books came onto my radar this week that I was quite taken with and thought the rest of the Torricelumn Girls out there might want to know about them too.


Derek Blasberg has just released his first book called ‘Classy- Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady'. It’s a contemporary etiquette book for the pretty young things. In his book, Blasberg gives honest advice and tips to live by all in a cheeky humorous tone- but don’t get me wrong- he means what he says. He also includes a lot of ‘what not to do’ when trying to climb the social ladder. Mr. Blasberg is the Editor at Large for Style.com and a contributing editor for Harper’s Bazaar so I think he is definitely an authority on the subject he writes on.

I attended his Toronto book signing party at The Room earlier this week and picked up a copy of ‘Classy’. Derek was lovely and it was a great fete. The book is gorgeous. It’s laid out like a magazine and reminds me of the ‘Tiffany’s Table Manners for Teenagers’ book- that same stunning Tiffany blue.

You can pick up a copy of ‘Classy’ at Amazon.com.

The other book that really caught my attention this week is called ‘Every Monday Matters: 52 ways to make a difference.’ This book is written by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza. ‘Every Monday Matters’ is based on the premise that most of us hate Mondays- so why not turn it around and use Mondays to make a positive impact and change the ‘image’ of that dreaded first day of the week.

52 Mondays, 52 activities, 52 ways to make a difference. Some of the ideas presented in this book are easier than others. But they are all simple to incorporate into your life. For example, Monday # 21 learn CPR, Monday #24 don’t honk, Monday #35 go exercise, and Monday #44 use online bill pay. Interesting, isn’t it? This is about people taking personal responsibility to make a difference.

Every Monday Matters started as book and now has grown into an incredible foundation that sponsors schools to improve negative situations caused by budget cuts and it also installs the ‘You Matter’ program. Learn more at http://www.everymondaymatters.com/

Every Monday Matters is also heavily supported by Oprah.com. So- you know it’s got to be a good organization :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Look Good Feel Better

Last night the Torricelumn Girls attended the annual Champagne and Crystals event- an annual soirée put on by Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) to honour the companies that the support their vital organization.

Look Good Feel Better is a charitable program founded by the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association and is committed to helping women manage the appearance related effects of cancer and its treatment. By taking control of how they look, using cosmetics, skincare and hair alternatives, women with cancer can strengthen the positive attitude that is so important in cancer treatment – and feel better about themselves.

Elizabeth Grant International has been a big supporter of the program for several years now by donating products and company time to their initiatives. For this past year, Elizabeth Grant Skin Care donated Eye Renewal Serum for ‘The Confidence Kit’. The kit is given to women attending LGFB workshops held in cancer care centres and hospitals around the country. Eye Renewal Serum is a great product for these women enduring treatment because it’s so moisturizing and soothing to even the most tired skin.

The event is always such an honour to attend, knowing that the company we work for gives so much back to the community. This is one incredible program that Elizabeth Grant International will always support. That said- the Torricelumn Girls found last night a little emotional at times. One woman that spoke at the reception is a 34 year old single mother. She has been attending the workshops over the last 6 months and she expressed how much LGFB has truly helped her in the fight against cancer. Also, on an even more personal level- one of the Torricelumn Girls has dealt with cancer in a close family member over this past year so the whole event really hit close to home (side note- that family member has recently been given a very healthy diagnosis!).

Well, they don’t call the event ‘Cocktails and Crystals’ for nothing- the Torricelumn Girls went home with a great big crystal award. Elizabeth Grant International was recognized as a Ruby Supporter of LGFB for donations of over $200,000. Congratulations Elizabeth Grant International!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hello! Canada's 2010 Women of the Year

Elizabeth Grant was recently selected as one of Hello! Canada's 2010 Women of the Year. Eight women were chosen for this honour because of their achievements that inspire others to strive for greatness.

The women that have been selected by Hello! Canada for the 2010 Women of the Year are both inspiring and outstanding. Hello! Canada considers Elizabeth Grant and her fellow honorees (including Olympic medal-winner figure skater Joannie Rochette, model and designer Coco Rocha, best selling author Annabel Lyon, 'Vampire Diaries' actress Nina Dobrev, cancer research crusader Betty Fox, jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky, and astronaut Julie Payette) to be newsmakers, innovators, influencers and laudable individuals who are making a difference in the world and excel greatly within their respective fields. Ciara Hunt, Editor-in-Chief of Hello! Canada, says that Ms. Elizabeth Grant was selected with this honour because of “her Lifetime Achievement Awards and her meteoric rise to the top.”


Make sure to pick up a copy of the April 26th, 2010 issue on newsstands now. The issue features a beautiful photo of Elizabeth and a fantastic write up. Elizabeth had a fabulous time on set with all of the girls from Hello! Canada when they did the photo shoot in North Toronto just a couple of weeks ago.





Thursday, April 15, 2010

FLARE Magazine May Issue

Have you seen the May issue of Flare yet? Make sure to pick up a copy. It's one of our favourite magazines and this month- it features a great article on Elizabeth Grant and her new book.





Want to know more about this must-read memoir? Read on...

Elizabeth Grant has stood at the helm of her beauty empire for more than 60 years. Elizabeth Grant: My Life - My Story is a first hand account that spans almost nine decades, hundreds of thousands of miles, and delves into deep hardships. Yet ultimately, this memoir leads to a story of success that is often only found in movies and storybooks. Elizabeth’s tale is the true story of beating the odds, a woman’s determination, and the ability to keep soldiering on to achieve her dreams and goals.

You can buy Elizabeth's book on Amazon and at www.elizabethgrant.com

Thursday, April 01, 2010

FASHION Magazine Readers' Choice Awards

Di d you know- Elizabeth Grant Skin Care just won TWO FASHION Magazine Readers’ Choice Beauty Awards? Caviar Nourishing Mask and 24 Hour Eye Smoothing Cream won top honours in their respective categories.


This is the 4th consecutive year that Elizabeth Grant Skin Care has received a Readers’ Choice Beauty Award, and the 2nd year in a row to win in two categories.


Hello Dearest Torricelumn Girls



It has been awhile, and so while we don’t want to bore you with lengthy explanations as to where we’ve been and why we’ve neglected to write, we really do want to apologize for missing in action. Torricelumn Girl is back and will be posting more exciting news on Elizabeth Grant Skin Care, beauty tips and tricks, celebrity happenings, and many other very important musings.

Let’s get started!


Yesterday was a big day for the Torricelumn Girls and Ms. Elizabeth Grant. For the last few weeks, we have been secretly working on a photo shoot for a major Canadian magazine. We can’t divulge the magazine name quite yet- but check back in 2 weeks from today. The editorial will feature Ms. Grant and, from what we saw yesterday, you can expect to see some unbelievable photos of Elizabeth in her element.