Super Hip New Store Coming to Leslieville

Hide The Credit Cards,In the 'Hood 24 September 2014 | 0 Comments

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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!

30 Photos of Animals in Sweaters

Mindless Distractions,Too Cute 22 September 2014 | 0 Comments

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Because, Monday.

[via Distractify. See all 30 here.]

A Fun Craft Project To Do With Kids

Feeling Crafty 10 September 2014 | 0 Comments

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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’s Beer Is Gonna Be On Tap at the Indie Alehouse

Totally Random 3 September 2014 | 0 Comments

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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!

First Look: Drake Devonshire Inn

Wanderlust 2 September 2014 | 0 Comments

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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 in November

Rock Out 20 August 2014 | 2 Comments

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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.

 

Working in Coffee Shops with Friends

In the 'Hood,Totally Random 19 August 2014 | 2 Comments

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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).

 

 

Where I’ll Be On Sunday

Eat Your Face Off,In the 'Hood 15 August 2014 | 0 Comments

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My neighbourhood, Leslieville, is totally the place to be in Toronto on Sunday. The Leslieville Flea will be on at the Ashbridges Estate, and the Leslieville Farmers’ Market is just down the street.  Hitting up both is always a treat, but this Sunday August 17 is extra special… it’s “BaconFest” at the Farmers’ Market. There’s a competition featuring chefs from the Ceili Cottage, The County General Riverside, Glas, Rashers, Skin + Bones, East Side Social and more. You know where to find me on Sunday!

PS – This is my 800th blog post. EIGHT HUNDRED. Whoa.

I Took My 3-Year-Old to a Modern Art Gallery… And She Loved It

Get Your Art On 12 August 2014 | 2 Comments

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Last Saturday morning, Clara (almost 3.5 years old) and I went on a date in the city. I wanted to check out the Toronto Flower Market, on Queen Street near Ossington. I realized that was near the new Artscape Youngplace building, where Penelope Stewart’s Vanitas exhibit was on display at the Koffler Gallery.  A friend works at the Koffler, and she told me the exhibit is family-friendly. So I thought, what the hell, I’ll take the kid.

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Our New Favourite TV Series

A Good Laugh,I Like TV 10 August 2014 | 0 Comments

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Ian and I have been watching the most delightful television show. It’s called Moone Boy and it’s by Chris O’Dowd (remember him? The cute guy with the Irish accent from Bridesmaids? Kristen Wiig’s love interest? Yeah, him).  He plays the imaginary friend of a pre-teen boy who lives in a small town in Ireland with his 3 older sisters, parents, and goofy best friend in the early ’90s (the costume designer NAILED it).  O’Dowd created and co-wrote the series, based on his own childhood in Ireland.

The only downside is that it’s really difficult to Moone Boy. It aired on Sky in the UK, and then disappeared. We’ve been watching it on this weird/awesome channel that comes for free with our satellite package. They don’t have it at the Toronto Public Library.  If you’re in the States, you can watch it on Hulu (there’s the Hulu trailer below), but it’s nowhere in Canada.  If you happen to come across Moone Boy anywhere… rent it, download it, buy it.  And then let me borrow it.

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