Sunday, June 26, 2011

Celebrate Bloor

After years of construction and mayhem, Toronto's "Mink Mile", a stretch of luxury shops and fabulous people watching, was finally declared finished!  To make sure we all believed it, Bloor Street was closed down for a bit of a celebration.  If walking the red carpet on Bloor Street wasn't fun enough, the Stella Smooth Taste Team showed up with FREE BEER and equally awesome bikes!  The Smooth Taste team have been spreading joy in Toronto for a while so keep you're eyes open (or follow them on Twitter). 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Levain Bakery, NYC

These $4 cookies are so massive you may feel like you just had Christmas dinner after eating one.  But so good that it's so hard to stop munching! 

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Geek never looked so chic.  It wasn't hard to fall for these vintage beauties at the Brooklyn Flea.  I nabbed two pairs and couldn't wait to sport them! 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Full fashion assault in NYC

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Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum was great not only for the huge collection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery but also for the interesting and engaging way in which they displayed them.  There were display stands that enlarged and projected the image of the jewel so that when you stood looking down the details were more apparent than if you looked straight at the pieces themselves.  There was also this magnifying display case.  Very fun!  As with most exhibits, photos were not allowed so that is all I have!

Next I headed to the Met for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.  There's nothing really to say that hasn't been said by countless journalists, commentators and other (more eloquent) people in fashion industry.  To see his work in such close proximity is amazing.  The detail, the ideas, the theatrics are extraordinary.  I only have one word: Wow.  (Again, this photo was an undercover shot because I wanted to have something to share.  No photos allowed!)     

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Spent four hectic days in New York dealing with temperamental weather, taking in the luxury of the Big Apple and going in circles on the New York subway (literally!).  More to come......