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Toronto Flower Market

I checked out the first Toronto Flower Market of the Season at 99 Sudbury today and picked up some flowers for my Mom. They’re doing it twice a month for the season, check out the dates at www.pickontario.ca
Great way to start the day 🌷
Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

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New Nautical

So two great things about this outfit.  1) This onesie was lifted from the racks of a Toronto Value Village .  2) Having a  friend (ours is Courtney Draycott) who has an eye to spot such exciting pieces.  I ran around town in this nautical number last Wednesday night, starting at “Terraza di Peroni” held at Malaparte – the roof top at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  It was my fist time in the building and heading up to the 6th floor patio on a hot summer night allowed for a great introduction.  Peroni was flowing and guess what – the golden beer matched my gold buttons.  Score!  CM

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Get Your Shuck On

Do like oysters or do you LOVE oysters?  CM loves them and just recently she told me I don’t appreciate the finer things in life because I only kind of like oysters.  I was a bit offended, but my come back was “that’s not true, I like lobster.”  She quickly dropped it.

In any case, if you’re up for a good oyster party be sure to check out the 23rd Annual Ontario Oyster Festival this Sunday, July 17th at Rodney’s Oyster House.  A $30 ticket gets you two drinks and six oysters or a bowl of chilli.  It also supports Environmental Defense, Canada’s most effective environmental action charity.

Come out and enjoy freshly shucked oysters, live bands, DJs, and a shucking competition where the winner will go on to represent Ontario at the Canadian championships in P.E.I.  For tickets, please call 416-363-8105  or purchase at the gates.  Even begins at 2:00 pm in the alley beside Rodney’s Oyster House at 469 King St. W.  Cheers! JD


Photo Credit: Brad Conrad/Julius Chapple

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enRoute Film Festival

If you’re a fan of short films, you won’t want to miss the 4th annual enRoute film festival!  The festival showcases short films from emerging Canadian filmmakers.
Come out to the FREE screening at Scotiabank Theatre on Wednesday, October 13th from 7-8 pm.

This year’s jurors include:

  • Alan Cumming, actor/director
  • Carlo Rota, actor
  • Denis Villeneuve, director
  • Jason Priestley, actor/director
  • Jeremy Podeswa, director
  • Kari Skogland, director
  • Sheila McCarthy, actor

For news on the festival and film profiles, please visit www.enroutefilm.com

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Monsters Pre-Party at Ame

Tribute magazine hosted a pre-party for Monsters (a UK film) before its screening at TIFF.  I was almost too TIFFed out to go, but it was being held at Ame Restaurant and I wanted to check it out.  Like a champ after a long day, I enthusiastically put on my 5 inch heels and headed for Mercer street…another one of those hidden spots I love (tucked behind King West).  Ame Restaurant features a modern Japanese menu and is so gorgeous inside!  It’s owned by The Rubino Brothers and is a re-launch of their former restaurant Rain.  Interesting fact: the building is a historic landmark and was once home to the first women’s prison in Toronto. Creepy!! I would definitely recommend this place. Here are a few shots of the interior. JD

PS – See more TIFF photos on our Facebook page here

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Boobyball Tickets On Sale Now!

If you read my post here about the Boobyball, you already know we are super pumped for it.  It’s a charity event in support of ReThink Breast Cancer and it’s one of Toronto’s most coveted events for the younger (25-35 year old) crowd.

It’s taking place on Saturday, October 16th at the Kool Haus and tickets are $80.  The night includes open bar, gift bags, DJs, a drag queen show and other performance artists.  Above all and most importantly – it includes a contribution to a very important cause.

Tickets are already going fast and are expected to sell out in 5 days – FOR REAL!  Do the hustle and get your tickets at www.boobyball.com – be sure to click on my name (Julie D) when purchasing your ticket.

PS – The theme this year is STUDIO 54!!!!  What are you going to wear?  Wait – buy your ticket first before they sell out!

Crowds outside of Studio 54 circa 1977

Bianca Jagger, Liza Minelli, Michael Jackson

Andy Worhol, Liza Minelli, and other pretty party people

Bianca Jagger entering Studio 54 for her legendary birthday party that went on to last 3 days. Wonderful Insanity.

Diana Ross in the DJ booth

Look familiar? A baby faced Tom Ford!

And you should too — boobs are back in style!  According to this article.

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We’re Here For A Good Time

Friday night was a busy one filled with lots of first time experiences.  We started off at the Distillery District for the Lexus Live event where we tried out the brand new hybrid Lexus CT 200h.  We didn’t drive it, but we sat in the driver’s seat and pretended to drive.  We aren’t car buffs, but we know style, and this car is definitely stylin’.  After some drinks and mingling, The Stills took to the stage and put on a stellar concert.  We love Canadian bands!

Following that, we went for a drink at The Paddock on Bathurst street at Queen.

We’ve lived in Toronto for a number of years and neither of us had been to this classic bar.  It’s been around since 1947 and apparently it used to stretch all the way down to the Tim Horton’s on Queen.  Wild.  The interior is incredible because it doesn’t look like it’s changed much.  It’s definitely a good spot to shoot a movie.

Next stop was the roof top of The Burroughes building on Queen West.  We had never been to the roof and it was a great little gem.  Out night got even better when a group of us went to XO Karaoke in Korea Town.

This is another place we’ve been talking about for a long time and finally went to.  You get your own private karaoke room and can belt out as many tunes as you want.  We sang Like A Prayer, Islands in the Stream, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Shoop, and Desperado which had me laughing in stitches when CM sang in her signature high pitch voice.  It’s like no other.  You’ll have to join us next time!! JD

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