We asked Toronto’s top chefs how to be an adult

Last week we wrapped our Mogo x Underground Chef Co. Speaker Series, and streamed it live on our Facebook page from the #MogoLounge. If you missed it, don’t worry, you can check out the videos here. We had the best chefs in The Six under our roof (did we beat Drake to it??), and besides revelling in their entrepreneurial greatness, we also got the inside scoop on their upcoming projects—and how they hustled to where they are today. Although most of them don’t consider themselves grownups yet (or ever?), they shared some gems in response to Chantel’s signature question: “What’s your #1 Adulting tip?” Sign up to get exclusive invites and info on upcoming Mogo Events. #MogoPerks SIGN UP NOW

Adulting 101: Korean Skincare Edition Vancouver

Yes, we’re still talking about washing your face and being an adult. Our Adulting 101: Korean Skincare Edition event went down on August 4th in Toronto at the #MogoLounge and it was off the hook. We couldn’t have our West Coasters missing out on the K-beauty craze, so we’re bringing the event to Vancouver. Image by Racinneca If you have no idea what we’re talking about, here’s a recap: We’re combining our notorious Adulting 101 class with the latest and greatest in K-beauty, for an evening you don’t want to miss. Our very own Financial Fitness Coach, Chantel Chapman, will be schooling you on how to whip your finances into shape with info on credit score, budgeting, and other important adult things (all in our signature game-show style obvi). And, nothing says being a grownup like washing your face before bed in spite of how many vodka sodas you’ve had. Like paying your credit card on time, living within a budget, and not spending your entire paycheck on kombucha - a good skincare routine is part of adulting. We’ll have Esme Smith (K-Beauty Advisor and Director of Operations at People Footwear)

Mogo x Underground Chef Co. Speaker Series

▶ Calling all foodies 🍺 🌮 🍷 We’re bringing you an exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter with some of the hottest chefs, food bloggers, and restaurant industry influencers in the country. From August 8th to 12th, our Mogo x Underground Chef Co. Speaker Series will be coming at ya live from the MogoLounge. In partnership with Openly Talks, we’ll be streaming interviews with the best-of-the-best in Toronto’s culinary scene. Get ready for a raw, uncut experience with the baddest in the biz. Openly Talks and The Underground Chef Co. are both huge connectors in the industry. From hosting chef battles with to-be-discovered chefs in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, to creating fresh, real content - they both bring together and showcase influential leaders and entrepreneurs. We love that their platforms are fueling the community in a meaningful and connected way. Curl up in your office chair over your lunch break, and watch as renowned Chefs like Joe Friday whip up signature creations while answering questions from Gastroposters, YouTubers, and other influencers. Financial Fitness Coach, Chantel Chapman, will be grilling (pun intended) them on their best Adulting tips in her always-entertaining style. ▶  Hosts 🍳 📚 💰  Chef Mike Ward Financial

Pokénom - Calii Love Pop Up at the MogoLounge

If you haven’t had a poké (POH-keh) bowl yet, we feel bad for you. So bad, in fact, that from August 8th to 18th (from 12-7 pm Monday to Friday) we’re bringing the island-inspired healthy-ish comfort food to you at the MogoLounge. Our friends at Calii Love will be serving up their addictive bowls exclusively (as in, the only place in TO to get your hands on ‘em) at the lounge, so be sure to drop in and get yours. These bowls are getting seriously famous; they blew up on UberEATS, selling out faster than you can say T.Swift rebound, and let’s not forget that time Amber Rose raved about ‘em on her Insta. The bowls—made up of fresh fish, rice, ridiculously yummy sauce, and all kinds-o-garnishes—will be selling at a fat discount of 50% off for MogoMembers. Image by Lanterradevelopments.com Calii Love, created by infamous Chef Joe Friday (co-founder of the Underground Chef Co. and new pizzeria ViaVai), puts a Cali-inspired twist on the Hawaiian staple, and they’re set to open their very own storefront in Toronto this summer. Chef Joe, who was born in North Carolina, raised in Okinawa, Japan,

Adulting 101: Korean Skincare Edition

Nothing says being a grownup like washing your face before bed in spite of how many vodka sodas you’ve had. Like paying your credit card on time, living within a budget, and not spending your entire paycheck on kombucha - a good skincare routine is part of adulting. Image by Racinneca That’s why we’re bringing you Adulting 101: Korean Skincare Edition. We’re combining our notorious Adulting 101 class with the latest and greatest in K-beauty, for an evening you don’t want to miss. Our very own Financial Fitness Coach, Chantel Chapman, will be schooling you on how to whip your finances into shape with info on credit score, budgeting, and other important adult things (all in our signature game-show style obvi). Influential beauty & fashion YouTuber, Sylvia Jade, will be there breakin down the infamous multi-step Korean skincare routine for you, with tons of prizes and giveaways including some amazing K-beauty products from Raccine. If you hear ‘snail goo’ and don’t immediately think of Korean skincare, we’ll forgive you for living under a rock for the past year. This awesome event already happened. But don't worry, there's more where that came from. Not

Chic Parisian Picnic: Mogo x Diner en Blanc

Elegant crowds of all-white, a location shrouded in secrecy, sparklers dancing at sunset, clinking of glasses with thousands of new friends—Diner en Blanc Vancouver is back. And, guess who else will be back? That’s right, us. Image by Degan Walters Last year the exclusive (and quickest sold-out) event in Vancouver was unveiled at Canada Place and we partied the night away in the magical sea of white. We’re already laying out our monochromatic ensembles for this year. #AllWhiteErrrthang Not a member? Don’t risk the #FOMO. Sign up for free now. SIGN ME UP

The race is on: Mogo x Honda Indy Party

If you’re in the Toronto area and you’ve got the need for speed, Mogo has your ticket to the Toronto Honda Indy Party. Sponsored by Maxim, this party is where you can dance to Majid Jordan (only one of the biggest R&B acts from TO, NBD), meet the race’s drivers and 500 Maxim girls and have some fun with the Mogo claw machine, featuring sweet prizes like cash and Mogo swag. And yes, there will be a Mogo VIP area. Of course. Our Mogo team will greet you and make sure you have a ton of fun! If you’re a MogoMember, keep your eye on our email newsletter for a chance to win your way in! Not a MogoMember? You should probably get on that now. SIGN UP NOW

Mogo presents…Pop-up Picnic in the Park

Calling all bruhs and baes! Thursday, July 7th you and your squad are invited to enter to win tickets to the launch party of the MogoLounge, based in the heart of the Six. The Lounge will be the home of future Adulting 101 events, Pop Up shops featuring cool collabs like our last pop up with Amber Rose all inside a chillin’ spot where you can lay low and chat finance with some of our financial stylists and guap gurus. Party Deets First stop is the MogoLounge on Queens St. to chill and grab drinks before we head to Trinity Bellwoods Park for a picnic hosted by yours truly and our fav creators Kastor and Pollux. Channel your inner Future and sip lemonade out of styrofoam cups while world renowned chef Joe Friday from Underground Chef Co is whippin’ in the kitchen, keeping you fed with southern-style ribs and Cali-style poke bowls that’ll taste just right in the hot summer sun. Just bring the fam to the MogoLounge to pick up your picnic kit before we roll out onto the streets and into the park. It’s going to be lit. This ain’t your momma’s DIY sandwich

Amber Rose Collection Pop Up Shop at the MogoLounge

If you haven’t heard, Amber Rose will be in the 6ix to present at the MuchMusic Video Awards... But the MMVAs aren’t the only place you’ll be able to see her. That’s right, on June 18th from 4 to 7pm, Amber Rose will be doing a pop-up shop at the MogoLounge for the Amber Rose Collection. For us, it’s pretty much a match made in heaven. Yes, Amber Rose has courted controversy, but she’s also a strong woman who’s notoriously unapologetic about who she is. And she’s got a wicked sense of humour too. We dig it, and we identify with that. If you’re in town, drop by 797 Queen Street West! And keep checking back for more MogoLounge pop-up collabs—these will be ongoing events with both local and international creators. #JustGettingStarted Sign up to be a MogoMember to keep up with Mogo events at the lounge (and elsewhere)! SIGN UP NOW

The adulting tip that's kept Shaq's baller status in check since '92

Heads up, exciting stuff coming your way. Our Financial Fitness Coach, Chantel, is going to be doing a new series that’s all about financial literacy called #AskAnAdult. In her first video, Chantel get's some adulting tips straight from ballers, vloggers, and other VIPs at the Maxim NBA All Star Weekend party. Some of the Cameos: Shaq—it's Shaq Terrence Ross, Toronto Raptor Danny Garcia, WBC Welterweight Champion Boxer Nicole Arbour, YouTuber Bianca, Kastor + Pollux Tom Liston, Executive VP of Difference Capital Watch the video now Sign up for a MogoAccount to get our email newsletter to be the first to know about cool artist collabs and to get financial tips delivered to your inbox! SIGN ME UP