Look at where a year took us! At the start of 2017, it seemed like 2016 was going to be <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/blog/027435/best-of-2016/">hard to top</a>. In 2016 I visited <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/places/hong-kong/">Hong Kong</a>, L.A. for <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/blog/026858/hollywood-hamilton-watch-behind-camera-awards/">Hamilton Watch's Behind the Camera Awards</a>, and I had a lot of really incredible interviews. But 2017 topped all of my expectations.
Are you looking for something special to give the person in your life that deserves a little extra this year? Take a peek at our five truly luxury holiday gift ideas that will delight and impress, from Hasselblad and Samsung, to Hamilton Watches, TWG Tea, and Grand Marnier.
Hamilton Watch celebrated the history of the Ventura watch with a special anniversary celebration at the Spoke Club in Toronto last week. Hamilton also paid tribute to Elvis Presley at the party since the singer and actor wore the original Ventura watch in his film <em>Blue Hawaii</em>.
Have you snuggled a puppy recently? The first five days of TIFF were hectic, fun, and challenging--which is exactly what you expect from TIFF--but on the bright side we also got to snuggle puppies thanks to the fine folks at <a href="http://www.saveourscruff.org/" target="_blank">Save Our Scruff</a>, who brought their adorable dogs to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GATELounge17" target="_blank">#GATELounge17</a>.
The GATE would like to congratulate Alicia P., the winner of the Hamilton Watch <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/contests/029757/giveaway-hamilton-ventura-watch-interview-lounge-experience/">Ventura giveaway</a>. Alicia visited The GATE's 2017 Toronto International Film Festival Interview Lounge, presented by <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/brands/hamilton-watches/">Hamilton Watch</a>, and acted as our official interview Timekeeper during two interviews.
The Hamilton Ventura is one of the most stylish, eye-catching watches ever made, and this year the iconic timepiece celebrates its 60th anniversary of turning heads.
One moment it’s January and you start planning to do something big for <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/tiff-2017/">TIFF</a>, and the next it’s September and you’re a few days away from the festival. The last eight months have been a blur, but it’s been nothing less than a thrill ride all along the way, with challenges, and rewards, at every turn.
Hamilton Watch, Sparkling Ice, Flawless by Friday, The Macallan, and Roku, join The GATE's Interview Lounge at the <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/tiff-2017/" target="_blank">2017 Toronto International Film Festival</a>.
The GATE and Hamilton Watch want to make one lucky winner feel like a star, and to celebrate the <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/tiff-2017/" target="_blank">2017 Toronto International Film Festival</a> we're giving away a Ventura watch with an interview lounge experience.
The stars will be out in Toronto this September as the <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/tiff-2017/">2017 Toronto International Film Festival</a> (TIFF) takes over the city, and The GATE is thrilled to announce its Interview Lounge, presented by <a href="http://www.hamiltonwatch.com" target="_blank">Hamilton Watch</a>, and supported by the Government of Canada.
Thank-you, 2016. Yes, it was a tough year, both personally and as a fan of popular culture and its icons, but it was also one of The GATE's best years. It's worth taking a moment now at the end of 2016 to look back on some of the awesome that came our way over the last 365 days.
Spread the cheer this holiday season with special luxury gifts from some of The GATE's favorite brands, including two special timepieces from Hamilton Watch, the latest Samsung Curved 4K SUHD TV, Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine, and cognac from Courvoisier.
What does it take for a movie production designer like Nathan Crowley--responsible for <em>The Prestige</em>, <em>The Dark Knight</em>, and <em>Interstellar</em>--to design a timepiece for Hamilton Watches? For the Odyssey ODC X-03, which was recently unveiled in Los Angeles at a special event, it just takes the right timing, if you'll excuse the pun, the right design, a lot of work, and a great working relationship built on a very special project.