Designing 007 @ Tiff Bell Lightbox

“Bond, James Bond”. “Shaken, not stirred”. Over the years, the iconic Bond movie franchise has brought us a number of memorable quotes, characters, gadgets and style. Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and most recently Daniel Craig have all donned that finely pressed black tuxedo and oozed class and plain old badassness on screen and until January 20, the TIFF Bell Lightbox is premiering Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style.

The largest and most comprehensive exhibit devoted to bond, Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style features costumes, props, models, gadgets, concept artwork, storyboards, clips and various fascinating artifacts from the series.

It takes about 30 minutes to walk through the exhibit, but there are plenty of interesting facts and visuals that any diehard Bond fan wouldn’t want to miss.

And what would a night of Bond be without a martini? Luma, the restaurant on the second floor of the Tiff Bell Lightbox, offers a Bond-themed Prix Fix and has four different Bond inspired martinis for $7 (on Thursdays or with the purchase of a ticket to the exhibit on other days).

Bond Martinis:
CLASSIC – vodka or gin, shaken or stirred, olives or twist…your choice

VESPER – russian vodka, gin and lillet blanc, served with a twist

GOLDENEYE – absolut orient apple, apple sour mix, fresh lime, gold

MONEYPENNY – gin, elderflower, grapefruit bitters, lemon, orange twist

Q – gin, lychee, aloe nectar, cucumber

MARY GOODNIGHT – espresso, irish cream, crème de cacao, kahlúa

The exhibit and Luma menu is only available until January 20, buy your tickets soon.
martini image (c)citygirlscapes – Goldeneye (left), Vesper (right)
bond images from google images