My friend Rosie owns the amazing Quince Flowers in Toronto, and she’s just launched a super cool new service. It’s called Qt (which stands for Quince Truck, and if you say it fast enough it sounds like “cutie”, which is fun), and basically it’s like a food truck for market-fresh flowers.
Rosie’s team goes to the flower market early every morning, and posts their inventory on the website every day. You check the website to see what’s on the truck on any given weekday (no weekends), place an order online (before 2pm), and the truck will deliver the market-fresh flowers to your door later that same day. Or, if you see the Qt truck parked around Toronto, you can walk up and spontaneously order in person (kind of like an ice-cream or food truck).
You can also set up repeating orders for daily, weekly or monthly standing orders. Wouldn’t that be amazing, to get fresh flowers on the regular?!?
Bonus – if you sign up for the Qt email list, you’ll get a sweet discount off your first order.
PS – Marcel the Shell, parts one and two.
“The groundbreaking television phenomenon, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winner TWIN PEAKS will return as a new limited series on SHOWTIME in 2016. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series, and Lynch will direct every episode. Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers and a satisfying conclusion for the series’ passionate fan base.”
WHOA. Gotta wait at least a year though.
Ooooooh this is good. The shop next to Leslieville Pumps (at 935 Queen Street East) has had a sign saying “Good Things Come to Those Who Wait” in its windows for a long time. Apparently the wait is almost over, because the new shop, called Good Neighbour, is opening as soon as this weekend (according to blogTO).
The boutique will have a “dedicated mini-store” for the Drake General Store and feature collaborations with Love the Design. Swoon!
This past weekend, Clara and I did a little craft project together. Or, more accurately, Clara fluttered in and out of the room while I did the craft project (she’s only 3.5 so her attention span isn’t very long). We did a Cate and Levi “Be the Maker” kit, and made a dog hand puppet out of reclaimed wool. It took about 4 hours from start to finish, and I used my sewing machine (it would take longer if you were hand stitching the whole thing). Now that it’s done, Clara loves playing with her new puppet!
Ian, an avid home-brewer, is participating in Indie Alehouse’s Home Brew Tap Takeover for the second year in a row. He’s been working on a beer of his design for the past month or so with Jeff (head brewer at Indie, and pictured with Ian above) and it will be available next Sunday, September 14 in a special session from 1-4pm at Indie’s Barrel House. Last year the event was packed, so this year they decided to sell tickets in advance. Read more about the event and book online here. And if you’re going to be there, let me know so we can say hi!
Image above of Ian and Jeff Broeders, and Ian’s beer from last year’s Home Brew Take Over. That’s not this year’s recipe – it’s a secret!
I cannot wait until the Drake Devonshire Inn opens later this month (it’s a hotel in Prince Edward County, by the same people who made the Drake Hotel in Toronto). They released some sneak peek photos of the new hotel, and it looks fantastic. See all 32 sneak peek photos here.
Their website isn’t set up for reservations yet, but you can call and book by phone for anytime after September 15.
Ryan Adams is playing Massey Hall on November 12 and there’s a LiveNation presale tomorrow at 10am. We’ve seen him live a few times, and it’s always amazing. Watch him perform his latest song on Jimmy Fallon’s website here.
PS – Did you know that Ryan Adams is married to Mandy Moore? You know, from Tangled? That baffles me somehow.
I’ve been feeling unmotivated at work lately, and have been procrastinating and slacking off. I think it’s end-of-summer malaise. To shake things up a bit, I wrote to a couple of friends who also work from home, and asked if they’d like to meet up in coffee shops and work there instead. The change of scenery is great, and casually co-working with friends is fun. Today we’re at Brickyard Grounds in Leslieville (pictured above).