Award-winning design firm Powell & Bonnell hires Blend PR

Blend PR has been hired to handle all digital marketing for award-winning Toronto Design Firm Powell & Bonnell.

Powell & Bonnell specializes in the creation of international luxury residences as well as a high-end collection of furniture, lighting and textiles. Their philosophy focuses on providing tailored lifestyle-centric solutions of exceptional quality to clients. Since each design is specially tailored, Powell & Bonnell is not confined to a signature design style. This enables the design team to create solutions to meet the lifestyle and desires of the client.

International and domestic design projects are orchestrated from their Toronto atelier and available in showrooms throughout Canada and the USA.

Powell and Bonnell’s luxurious designs have been featured in a variety of décor and interior design magazines. Their unique work has earned the firm numerous awards. Their most recent award: 2016 Canadian Interiors, Best of Canada Design Awards for their Lotus and Feugo table design.

Blend PR is enthusiastic to help spread awareness of Powell & Bonnell’s exquisite designs through digital marketing techniques. They will be handling the company’s social media accounts.



Instagram Handle: @powellandbonnell

Twitter Handle: N/A


Chris Binet, Publicist & CEO

Blend PR


Q Esthetics hires Blend PR to promote quality services

Blend PR, a boutique agency specializing in beauty and lifestyle clients, has been chosen to conduct public relations for Q Esthetics Laser Clinic.

Q Esthetics Laser Clinic is the GTA's leading provider of advanced clinical skin care and personalized cosmetic treatments. Q Esthetics only offers FDA approved treatments performed by licensed physicians, cosmetic nurses and certified medical skin specialists utilizing the most advanced technology. Over the past 15 years, Q Esthetics has consistently sought the latest and most effective treatment options to achieve the best results for their patients. Q’s slogan - “with our best, you look and feel your best” encompasses this notion.

Q Esthetics has an impressive list of dedicated health professionals representing the company. These names include: Dr. David Engelberg, Dr. Melissa Hershberg and Morvarid Nasri. Having experience as a medical professional in China, founder Nancy Qiu was adamant on continuing her career as a medical professional when she moved to Canada. Nancy began conducting her practice using a combination of Chinese and Western medicine, producing incredible results for clients from these treatments.

Blend PR will leverage their elite list of beauty bloggers, editors and influencers to help gain attention for Q Esthetic’s upscale services. Blend PR aims to launch a makeover contest on social media where a lucky winner will be selected to receive free services from Q Esthetics. Their transformation process will be documented on social media for the public to witness the noticeable changes.



Instagram Handle: qestheticslaser

Twitter Handle: @QEsthetics


Chris Binet, Publicist & CEO

Blend PR


Introducing fivewalls: The of Real Estate

Blend PR has been hired to assist with media relations for the new startup, fivewalls. In today’s digital age, finding a partner with all the right credentials is just a click away -  but who knew the same could be said for real estate?

Founded in 2014, fivewalls was created with a simple goal in mind: to connect home buyers with real estate agents that suit their needs. This free service uses a special algorithm to match sellers and buyers with the right real estate agents. Real estate agents pay fivewalls to create profiles on the site and home buyers and sellers can scroll through the candidates. All real estate agents are vetted and fulltime.  Unlike a traditional brokerage, fivewalls does not have any of their own agents, besides their broker of record. This keeps the site fair and regulated.

The company is focused on transparency and building a foundation of trust. Home buyers and sellers have the opportunity to work with real estate professionals based on the validation and testimony of others on their profiles. This simplifies the process of finding the right real estate agent for each individuals needs. Transparent information is available on their profile showcasing years of experience, reviews, videos, bios etc.

Entrepreneur and founder Paul Hayman states that with the real estate market moving online, there was an increased need for people to research real estate agents and homes online. Agents from major brokerages including ReMax, Royal LePage and Sutton Group have joined fivewalls.

Blend PR aims to help the company gain recognition as thought leaders in the real estate market by assisting with the distribution of the first and only TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board) report. Curated by the experts at fivewalls, the TREB report highlight the housing trends happening in Toronto over the past 20 years.



Instagram Handle: fivewalls_app

Twitter Handle: five_walls


Chris Binet, Publicist & CEO

Blend PR


Annie Thompson dares to be noticed

Blend PR has been hired to work on the social media accounts of Toronto-based fashion designer Annie Thompson.

Annie Thompson is a Canadian fashion icon and recipient of the 2017 Design Forward Vanguard Award for her leadership in eco-fashion for over thirty years. Thompson’s design pieces are entirely sourced in Canada and made with recycled and up-cycled fabrics. Her designs are unisex and created with style, comfort and utilitarianism (Thompson is nicknamed the ‘pocket-queen) in mind.

Leading Canada’s sustainable fashion community, Annie Thompson is not afraid to express her opinion on issues facing the fashion world. Her first and most recent show, BLACK BOX, used a variety of expressive art disciplines to create a dramatic show that made a direct commentary on the negative impact fast fashion has on the environment. The integration of art, fashion and sustainability is evident in her work. Her featured show pieces ranged from camouflage jumpsuits and oversized hoodies to rich chinoiserie; gold polka dot evening dresses, bomber jackets, smoking vests and voluminous, luxurious silk coats. 

“My goal was to create timeless, sustainable, unique pieces that could be worn for many occasions - LIFE in general. The feedback that I have been receiving from my followers has been truly amazing” says Thompson.

Blend PR’s mantra – dare to be noticed, aligns with Thompson’s persona. Through her social media channels, Blend PR aims to increase visibility the of Annie Thompson’s dynamic pieces. Blend PR will also assist with event planning for her fashion shows, broadcasting her shows live on both Facebook Live and Instagram stories. Bold by nature and social by design, Blend PR will help express Thompson’s daring vision.



Instagram Handle: @anniethompsonstudio

Twitter Handle: N/A


Chris Binet, Publicist & CEO

Blend PR


Anne Sportun Fine Jewellery selects Blend PR to represent her exquisite hand crafted collection

Toronto-born jeweller Anne Sportun has hired Blend PR to assist with media coverage for her collection of fine jewellery.

Anne Sportun offers a timeless alternative to traditional fine jewellery with an extensive selection of contemporary handmade collections including bridal, engagement, custom and one of a kind designs. Sportun’s flagship store is located in the fashionable and vibrant Queen Street West neighbourhood.

All Anne Sportun jewellery is hand made in the Toronto studio and each piece of jewellery is handcrafted individually. Sportun prides herself on using original techniques of goldsmithing rarely used today (replaced 3D printers and new machines). This gives each upscale piece, longetivity, wearability and personality; helping personify her brand. In 2003, Anne’s contribution to the art of jewellery making was honoured by a Canadian postage stamp featuring an image of her hands making the jewellery.

Sportun’s designs are driven by her belief in a universal language of shape and form. According to Sportun, she looks to nature for inspiration and translates the subtle beauty or organic symmetry into her work.

Naturally, Blend PR is a good fit for Sportun to choose for PR coverage and has experience gaining media exposure for a variety of fashion clients including Dean Davidson and Vanguard award winner Annie Thompson.  

Blend PR will manage media relations to introduce the brand to fashion and lifestyle media, reach out to notable influencers and host exclusive viewing events in Toronto.



Instagram Handle: @annesportun

Twitter Handle: @annesportun


Chris Binet, Publicist & CEO

Blend PR


Hair Transplant Centre hires Blend PR to help grow awareness

Dr. Robert Jones, BSC, MD, ABHRS, CCFP, FISHRS of Dr. Robert Jones Hair Transplant Centre has selected Blend PR as its public relations agency to help promote the newest, most innovative hair loss procedures and products changing the hair loss industry.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of women and men suffer from unexpected hair loss, yet it is not a common topic discussed throughout the media. Dr. Robert Jones aims to make hair loss less taboo, leading the way with the latest technologies and techniques to hit the hair loss market.

Dr. Robert Jones is a physician dedicated to full time hair transplantation, providing state-of-the-art hair transplants. All transplants are done at his transplant center in Oakville, Ontario and performed by Dr. Jones himself, unlike many other other physicians dedicated to hair transplant surgery. Dr. Jones has been featured on many hair transplant networks, websites and television series.

Blend PR focuses on health, beauty, fitness and lifestyle clients; helping achieve media coverage for clients such as Q Esthetics, Studio Lagree, Simply Protein, Blend and Boost, etc. Blend PR will manage media relations for Dr. Robert Jones to continue gaining coverage for his unparalleled work with lifestyle and health media.

Celebrity Hair Stylist and Marilyn Dennis on-air personality, Aaron O'Bryan, recently received a FUE transplant by Dr. Jones. Aaron has been very candid about his experience having a hair transplant with Dr. Jones and has written about his experience on his social media channels. Having an individual with star power speak out about his own challenges with hair loss will bring more attention to the issue and a voice for those suffering in silence.



Instagram Handle: @drrobertjones

Twitter Handle: @DrRobJones


Chris Binet, Publicist & CEO

Blend PR


Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Wears Japanese-inspired pieces by Canadian Jeweller Dean Davidson During Japan Visit

Toronto, ON (May 27, 2016) Sophie Grégoire Trudeau once again impressed fashion followers with her all Canadian-designed looks while accompanying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for their visit this week to Japan for the G7 summit. Canadian jewellery designer Dean Davidson, recently nominated for the CAFA nominee for Accessory Designer of the Year, created a custom pair of earrings for Grégoire Trudeau inspired by a traditional Japanese hand-fan which she wore on Thursday.

The earrings adorned with specially cut green onyx stones were designed after Davidson was approached by Grégoire Trudeau’s stylist and friend Jessica Mulroney about collaborating on creating a custom pair of earrings specifically for the Japan visit.

Davidson explained it was important to carefully consider Japanese culture when designing the earrings: “Sophie has incredible style and is thoughtful in her fashion choices so we made an effort to honour Japanese culture in a tasteful and elegant way. This design is a beautiful nod to the iconic Japanese symbol while remaining contemporary, current and true to the Dean Davidson aesthetic.”

Grégoire Trudeau continues to bring Canadian fashion to the international stage and Davidson says it’s a pleasure to see his work showcased: “Sophie’s influence is growing quickly and it’s always an honour to have my designs worn by someone so kind and graceful.”



Since launching his eponymous jewellery line in 2007, Davidson has become an internationally celebrated designer with his creations consistently gracing the pages of renowned publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and InStyle. Based in Toronto, in addition to now being available on, his unique designs can be found in over 250 select boutiques across the globe and seen on such high-profile clients such as Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Jessica Alba, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Olivia Wilde and Demi Lovato. Davison was recently nominated for Accessory Designer of the Year at the 2016 CAFA Awards.  

Every piece of Davidson’s jewellery holds its own story, designed to make the wearer feel confident and unique. Whether it’s masculine shapes paired with feminine textures, or architectural lines and contrasting fluid gemstones, the common thread found throughout Davidson’s creations embody an unexpected combination of minimalism with maximum impact.

All of Davidson’s pieces are cast out of high quality brass and then plated in 22KT gold, rhodium or 22KT rose gold. His unique and signature brushed finish gives a timeless and luxurious quality to his designs. Every season he chooses a different selection of gemstones to further enhance the collection. The gemstones are all custom cut and polished in India and complement his forward-thinking aesthetic. Davidson’s clean and tasteful designs are chic and versatile, geometric and fluid, and most importantly, current and enduring.

For more information on Dean Davidson, visit:


Chris Binet Publicist


Dean Davidson Nominated for CAFA Award

We'd like to officially congratulate our client Dean Davidson on his Canadian Arts and Fashion nomination for the Accessory Designer of the Year Award.  

The Accessory Designer of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion accessory designer who has made a significant creative impact in the Canadian fashion industry.


Official 2016 Nominees are:

Alan Anderson

Dean Davidson

Jenny Bird        

WANT Les Essentiels


For more information on all the categories and nominees for CAFA 2016 please visit:





New Micro Chip Technology Cellphone Radiation guard Launched in Canada

-Scientifically Proven, Patented™ Swiss Designed & Award Winning-

Toronto ON: Cellphones, we all have one and we all wonder about the levels of radiation coming from them.  Every time your mobile phone rings, it emits a penetrating impulse wave. This is why it is not recommended to carry your phone in your hip or breast pocket, near your heart.

Harmonifi is a radiation guard, which simultaneously activates with your mobile phone and harmonizes the negative effect of the electromagnetic radiation. The simple adhesive chip protects mobile phone users and prevents devices from heating up during calls. Highly recommended for sensitive mobile phone users.

How Does it Work?

Every time your mobile phone rings, it emits a penetrating impulse wave. This is why it is not recommended to carry your phone in your hip or breast pocket, near your heart.

Every call you make is actually a micro radiation session. This is demonstrated by the fact of your phone becomes hot as you speak. Everyone who uses a mobile phone frequently is at great risk of regular radiation. A fancy case cover will only make the phone feel clumsy without offering any protection.

The effect that electromagnetic radiation has on people largely depends on the original condition of your body. People who often experience headaches or dizziness, blood pressure problems, damage to ears or neural damages in areas that are in contact with a mobile phone are the most susceptible. The natural defense functions of the human body will then be launched. The Harmonifi adhesive chip, which is attached to a mobile phone, offers the human body double protection by filtering out the harmful effects of the electromagnetic waves that the phone emits.

Harmonifi is a discreet radiation guard. This small adhesive chip, which is attached to the rear panel of your phone, has a high-tech microstructure that transforms the structure of the radiating waves that penetrate your body by eliminating the harmful effect of the waves


For more information or to book an interview please contact:  Chris Binet, Publicist. Blend PR  Tel: (416) 907-0977 email:

A New Concept Wellness Centre That Combines Aromatherapy, Reflexology & Reiki to Deeply but Gently Balance You Mentally, Emotionally and Physically 


A New Concept Wellness Centre That Combines Aromatherapy, Reflexology & Reiki to Deeply but Gently Balance You Mentally, Emotionally and Physically 



Toronto ON: Olistika is a new concept wellness centre that uses non-invasive techniques and treatments that completely balances and energizes individuals using a combination of Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Reiki.

Olistika is devoted to offering natural restorative and preventative solutions to support your overall wellbeing. They do this by curating and accessing your ‘holistic toolkit’; empowering you to take control of your wellbeing, allowing you to live wholly, as your best self – balanced mind, body and spirit.

Olistika’s powerfully healing Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, energy therapy and pure organic vegan products are offered individually and as part of integrated and special packages, supporting your everyday life and targeting acute and chronic conditions.

Filippo Conte is the Founder, Olistika Inc. He is a powerful healer who empowers those around him to take control of their wellbeing by taking loving positive action and using natural time honoured techniques to balance and heal.

Filippo’s qualifications and practice fully comply with the requirements and standards of Canada’s leading Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Reiki organizations and the City of Toronto, and allow him to use the following designations. He is a Licensed Holistic Practitioner, City of Toronto, a Reiki Master Teacher Registered Practitioner (RP-CRA), Canadian Reiki Association, a Registered Reflexology Practitioner (RRPr), Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario and a Certified Aromatologist Professional (CAP), Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists.

Olistika Services include:

Aromatherapy Product Consultation – includes expertly customized product(s) crafted using pure organic vegan essential oils.

  • Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants to improve or maintain health and beauty. Olistika’s 100% vegan organic essential oils and products are expertly customized to your needs, charged with Reiki energy and contain powerful natural compounds that impart their aroma and carry a variety of healing benefits that deeply effect your mind, body and spirit.


  • Reflexology is a holistic treatment that accesses the whole person (body, mind and spirit) through reflex points located on the feet, hands and head. By accessing these reflexes, we gain access to parts of your body that would otherwise be unreachable – allowing Reflexology to deeply relax, balance and encourage you to heal.
  • More specifically, each part of your feet, hands and head is directly linked to each body part (from nervous to skeletal system) and each energy point (chakra); Using a series of techniques that release and stimulate, the corresponding reflexes are awakened, tension is released, circulation is improved and healing is induced.
  •  From migraines to insomnia, reproductive issues to anxiety, Reflexology is effective on a variety of ailments including; Immune system support – colds, flus, allergies, stress, depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, high blood pressure, mental and physical fatigue, chronic and acute pain and related issues, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia and menstrual pain, reproductive issues, cancer, stroke, leukemia, heart disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, rehabilitation, mental and emotional disorders and dis-eases, sports related injuries and gentle enough for infants to seniors. It can be performed on anyone whose feet and hands are accessible – making it a beneficial addition to western and eastern medical treatment plans.


  • Reiki is a natural hands-on energy healing technique that deeply but gently balances you mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually by releasing blockages you carry, removing obstacles and restoring your depleted life force energy. By restoring harmony, Reiki leaves you in a state of profound relaxation and optimal vibration – where your body is empowered to better heal and balance itself. Reiki can help you face your daily stresses, an impending winter of flus/colds, injuries (including sports and work related injuries), a busy work or school season, as well as unbalanced mental and emotional states, chronic and acute conditions.
  • Reiki can be used to treat; Life changes and transitions (minor, major, spiritual), trauma, bereavement, loss, crisis, everyday conditions like colds, flus, allergies, burns, injuries, stress, depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, over worry, motivation, high blood pressure, mental and physical fatigue – energy, focus, clarity, chronic and acute pain and related issues, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia and menstrual pain, weight loss, physical activity – motivation and support, reproductive issues, cancer, leukemia and heart disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, conditions of unexplained origins, rehabilitation, mental and emotional disorders and dis-eases, sports and work related injuries



Filippo Conte is the Founder, Olistika Inc. His gifts of empathy and compassion as well as his innate sensitivity and intuition, perfectly complement the reiki, reflexology and aromatherapy he offers, to comfortably and efficiently target the source of his clients’ mental, physical and spiritual issues. Intuitively balancing and healing himself using natural remedies since he was a teenager, Filippo’s lifelong devotion to holistic practices has instilled in him the custom of searching out the most successful, accessible and affordable ways to live naturally, healthily and wholly.

For more information or to book an interview please contact:

Chris Binet, Publicist. Blend PR  Tel: (416) 907-0977 email: