Saturday, August 25, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Some of my friends and I decided to spend the day in Toronto, Ontario. We had a great time exploring the many landmarks of the city including the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gardiner Museum, the Bata Shoe Museum (Carrie from Sex & the City would definitely have been impressed!) and to finish it off we caught a show at Toronto's Second City.
My favourite part of the day was visiting the Bata Shoe Museum, where we saw shoes worn by David Bowie and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as an assortment of French shoes which were displayed in a Parisian inspired room complete with French chandeliers! Ohh la la!
The Royal Ontario Museum was also amazing, and there we were able to see an assortment of art forms including a totem pole which was centred in the middle of the main foyer, 20th century Canadian flame work pieces including a horse drawn carriage and a nativity scene, as well as a collection of Lalique perfume bottles and china, a paper weight display and art deco furniture....stunning!
Lastly, we visited Second City, a comedy club in Toronto where the likes of Canadian comedians such as Martin Short, Dan Ackroyd, John Candy, Catherine O'Hara and Gilda Radner have performed in the past. The show and improv performed was fabulous.
I saved the best picture for last...the CN Tower in all its glory at night.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Nita @ Red Tin Heart has nominated me for a "You're A Doll Award"! I visit Nita's blog daily and am always inspired by her creative ideas and beautiful photographs. Thank you, Nita!
Now it's my turn to nominate some blogs that inspire me daily:
Deb (my mum!) @ Posted from Home
My mum is my best friend and a constant source of inspiration for me. Her photography captures the beauty in everyday life, and her inspirational quotes
Lidy @ Little French Garden House
Lidy's love for all things French is what caught my attention when I first began blogging, and I've been coming back ever since. Her sense of style is...shall we say, magnifique! And be sure to visit her amazing website!
Flea Market Queen
Flea Market Queen is a girl after my own heart because she is a self-confessed 'flea market junkie'! And anyone who knows me or has read my blog knows my love for vintage items. If you love finding a beautiful bargain, then you must visit this blog, you will LOVE it!
Susie Q @ Rabbit Run Cottage
Not only is Susie a fabulous writer, but she's also a one-woman comedy act! Susie's humour and love of life shines through all of her posts.
Vallen @ Queenly Things
Vallen is an amazing artist who inspires me to create on a daily basis. The humour and quirkiness she brings to each post will have you coming back for more!
Ginny @ Twinkle Pink
Ginny's love for all things vintage is evident in the fabulous swaps she's held over her blog - most recently, her tiara and matchbox swaps which were a HUGE success. Her crafts are always stunning.
Thank you again, Nita, for nominating me!
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
I have a couple of days off of work (in a row, which is really unusual), so we have a day in Stratford to see a play planned, some shopping in Toronto planned, and a few other day trips in mind which leaves me with one day to have some of my girlfriends over. With summer almost over, I wanted to have a small get together before we all head back to school or begin new jobs in the fall.