Sunday, April 28, 2013

From Toronto, With Love.

CN Tower

It has been wayyyy too long...but we're back to blogging! Living in two cities makes posting harder but with summer around the corner, we'll be together in Philly and able to keep up with the blog. This past March for Jul's spring break, we went to Toronto for a cool weekend trip. The city is like a less congested and cleaner version of New York. It's also really diverse and full of interesting neighborhoods to explore.Here's our trip in pictures:   
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Around the corner from our hostel was Hot Box Cafe, a shop in Kensington Market with a colorful back patio to chill. 


 Wise words at Hot Box.
One of the many Chinese restaurant displays we saw around our hostel.   
 On Saturday we went to Graffiti Alley, the only place in Toronto where graffiti is legal. It was about a mile long with some amazing artwork and photo ops. 
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Jul:Shirt-Old Navy, Jacket+Earrings+Necklace-F21,Skirt-H&M,Sneakers-Vans 
 We also visited the Distillery District which is an area with restaurants,cafes, bars and other shops that are housed in the old buildings of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery. In the middle to late 1800's, it was the largest distillery in the world.It is also home to the largest collection of Victorian Era industrial architecture in North America.  

Inside the distillery museum. 

Toronto is also home to some great thrift stores. These pictures are from CTS which is on Queen Street West.

A piece of DC in Toronto. 
Yonge-Dundas Square, the central point of downtown Toronto.
 One of the street performers we came across in the square. 
 That night, we went to a party at the Drake Hotel which is also on Queen Street West. 

On Sunday, we went to the Bata Shoe Museum which is dedicated to footwear. It tells the stories of different cultures and time periods through shoes. It started from Sonja Bata's collection of traditional shoes that she amassed on travels with her husband, Thomas J. Bata, also known as "Shoemaker to the World". 
A boot from the exhibit on Roger Vivier, a former shoe designer for Christian Dior and the inventor of the stiletto heel. 
Traditional Dutch clogs that were decorated and gifted by grooms to their brides to be.

Handcrafted Alaskan boots.
Pieces of Hollywood glamour. 
We find  Howard references everywhere! 
This button collection is at another great thrift store in Toronto called Ransack the Universe in the Brockton Village section of the city. 
More of the shop's unique merchandise. 


Thanks for reading!

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