Derek Blasberg comes to Toronto, stirs the pot (not that pot)

Derek Blasberg comes to Toronto, stirs the pot (not that pot)

Blasberg signs copies at The Room (Image: George Pimentel) 
Derek Blasberg is to New York what Shinan Govani is to Toronto: the city’s gossip king. So on his recent book promo trip to Toronto (he recently released Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady), the city’s socialite set and PR mavens gave him an upper-classy tour of the city with parties at The Room and LAB. In his regular blog for Vogue, Blasberg shared what he learned about the city, including that Toronto is shockingly close to New York—“Canada ain’t that far away—from my apartment in New York to my hotel room, door-to-door service was two hours.” And, Toronto likes acronyms. Thank you, LAB—a.k.a. Live and Breathe. But Blasberg may have inadvertently stuck his nose down some inhospitable holes when he wrote that The Bay is “Toronto’s most famous shopping mecca.” (We can think of another mecca that might have something to say about that.) And that Suzanne Rogers, who hosted a party for the writer, is the “queen of Toronto’s fashion scene.” (Cough, cough. Stacey Kimel. Cough.)

For reader bonus points: Find the other gossip king in the photo on Blasberg’s blog post.

O Canada! [Vogue]