It was such a beautiful day in Toronto so I took a walk through Trinity Bellwoods Park and made my way over to Golden Turtle Restaurant on Ossington. First can I tell you that I just LOVE Trinity Bellwoods Park. I’ve lived a stones throw from it for the past 5 years so I’m partial to think it’s the best park in the city. It’s great for people watching, throwing a frisbee, playing tennis, or just hanging out with your dog. I don’t have a dog, but if I did I would take him there everyday. Trinity Bellwoods definitely has some stylish, weird, and interesting people who hang around. I saw this rough and tough guy – shaved head, tattoos, mustache, riding a bike with a tiny delicate dog sitting in a pouch hanging from the handle bars wearing sunglasses!! yes, the DOG was wearing little doggy sunglasses. What a bizarre sighting. I wasn’t quick enough with my camera but I’m going to be on the look out for this guy because you won’t believe me until you see it.
Here I am comfy cozy in my Vince riding pants, Century 21 jazz shoes ($30), chambray shirt from Zara ($45), nautical knit from Joe Fresh ($12), belt from a clothing swap ($0), and my friendship purse from I Miss You Vintage ($8). My Vince pants are not budget but they were a gift!
Golden Turtle is known for having the most delicious Pho in the city. This place is one of those no frills divey places that has amazing food for next to nothing. This big bowl of pho was about $5…I think I’ll be back in a few days, I find Vietnamese food so addictive. What’s your favourite divey restaurant in the city? Do share! JD
Things were all fine and dandy at The Ceili Cottage until…the wind changed and the camp fire smoke blew right into my eyes! And here we thought blogging was all fun and games – this is dangerous stuff! Last weekend, while hanging out in the East end, I wore a Liz Claiborne blazer that was an old Christmas gift from my Mom; a striped turtle neck dress from Zara on Bloor for $20; belt, Costa Blanca on Bloor belt for $6; Silks stockings; Roots messenger and H&M on Bloor lace-up boots.
And you caught me without my nails painted.
Love detailing like this. CM
Are you into Fashion, Music, and Entertainment? If so you should definitely come out to this…
Fashion magazine along with a great line-up of sponsors are hosting an amazing event called Strut for a Cure. The event is in support of a cure for children’s cancer and takes place at The Berkeley Church on Thursday, May 27th 2010.
The night promises:
* Awesome entertainment – Dragonette is headlining, along with great DJs (Jojoflores, Adrian Villanova, Derek Martinez, and Keidy)
* A great fashion show – supermodel Coco Rocha will be strutting her stuff in designer threads by Todd Lynn, a Ryerson grad who now designs for U2, Rolling Stones, and more.
* Open bar, Rimmel make-up lounge, fab food, and a rockin’ gift bag
Tickets are $95 which gets you the above plus a heart-felt donation to the cause which is the most important part.
For more information or to buy a ticket click here.
Hope to see you there! JD & CM
Our favourite accordion player Tangi Ropars!
You might recognize Tangi from an earlier post when we talked about bumping into him in NYC. It’s always a good day when Tangi is playing his accordion at the corner of Bay & Bloor. He is an amazing musician who plays with a lot of passion and fantastic heart-shaped sunnies. We had not seen him since the fall so it was a great treat to hear the sounds of France on our lunch break. We were lucky to catch him just before he heads back to Europe to do more busking and shows. Au revoir, bonne chance! JD & CM
It was a dreary and cold Sunday when we ventured East to meet Carly-Anne in the Beaches. We knew we needed something hearty to warm up our insides and I jumped at the chance to introduce Julie to The Ceili Cottage in Leslieville at Queen and Laing street. It was only my second time visiting the cottage but I am 100% in love. Authenticity is it’s best-selling feature with great food to boot – you have to try it for yourself.
Expect to wait at the bar for a table on weekends.
The dining room is more cottage like with low ceilings.
Julie ordered the mac and cheese and I had the white bean puree soup with braised rabbit and a side of thyme kettle chips. All were fantastic and we were especially surprised with the chips. They offer a different roast dish every day of the week. My first taste of their menu was the cottage sheppards pie and I was disappointed that it wasn’t Saturday for me to try it again.
Wide selection of beers are on tap. I had McAuslen’s oatmeal stout and Julie had the cider.
$30 later…enough said! The smell of the camp fire burning on their front patio crept inside to make it extra cozy and we carried it with us when we left.
Fun fact: The owner flooded the patio last winter creating a skating rink for the neighborhood. I think I have to move to Leslieville now…CM
Roses on my desk
Le full outfit
I acquired these lovely roses from a recent work event and they’ve been sitting pretty on my desk for the past few days. It’s funny how colourful flowers just make you smile. I guess it’s a girl thing.
They inspired me to bust out my purple rose belt ($10) that I got from a random accessories store on Yonge street called Glamourous Place. My sea-foam coloured top is from Zara ($19), and polka dot skort ($5) is from a clothing yard sale I went to at Queen and Dovercourt on the weekend. They had ton of great vintage and brand new items all under $10. My charm necklace is from Spring shoes and it was on sale for $7. Lace-up booties are from Spring shoes as well for $29. I’m still not brave enough for bare legs so I wore my black fishnets. Have you ditched your tights yet? JD
How beautiful/fabulous/styling/fun/electric is she?!