Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

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Smartphone compatible screen-writer.

Smartphone compatible screen-writer.

The extreme collection is versatile and durable, just like the guy this collection speaks to.
— Jeremy Freed, Editor-in-Chief, Sharp magazine.

For over 100 years Montblanc has been a mecca to dapper men across the globe seeking luxe accessories and, last week, The Style House attended the private launch of the brand’s second Toronto boutique and EXTREME collection at the ever-impressive Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

Afiya with model and actor Nolan Gerard Funk.

Afiya with model and actor Nolan Gerard Funk.

Guest of honour, Nolan Gerard Funk (of Glee fame and Lady Gaga’s Versace print ad co-star), wore a slim cut Versace suit and Montblanc watch and tie bar (natch) almost – almost –  eclipsing the exquisite handcrafted pens, watches, leather goods and eyewear dazzling from their display cases (under the watchful eye of armed door security). 

A few pieces from the EXTREME Collection.

A few pieces from the EXTREME Collection.

Beyond mere ornamentation, Montblanc is synonymous with craftsmanship and design that transcend trends – the latest EXTREME collection being no exception. Technological innovation, durability and performance, the stylishly rugged pieces endure heat, water, and fire for the man who lives and plays full tilt – we think James Bond would approve.

The perfect gift destination for the most stylish men in your life, we guarantee that while you may initially visit with him in mind, you’ll walk away with a wish list of your own.

A lot of people have the misconception that cognac [should be] neat or on the rocks. This is an elevated, crafted cocktail, with a complexity of flavours, and shows the mixability of Rémy Martin.
— Steve Mills

Enjoy a taste of the evening with one (or two!) of these custom cocktails cocktails, created by Steve Mills of Select Wines & Spirits, specifically for Montblanc at Yorkdale:

Afternoon in France (Afiya’s fave)

  • Rémy Martin
  • Fresh Grapefruit juice
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Honey Syrup
  • Soda


Rémy Smash (Santanae’s fave)

  • Rémy Martin
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Fresh Mint
  • Lime Juice
  • White Cranberry Juice

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