Our Aussie friend Becs was at a conference in Canada this summer, so a bunch of our now scattered group of besties met in Toronto for a rainy and incredibly fun weekend. It was, quite literally, paradise.
Rain be damned, we all purchased umbrellas and spent a lovely day vintage shopping in Toronto’s arts district. Nico and I bought some pretty dresses. Big surprise, eh?
Toronto has a lot of cool murals.
We ate a ton of killer food, including the gooey and delicious French Canadian dish poutine. French fries with gravy and various toppings, what’s not to love?
We also had an amazing special dinner out at a Native American restaurant called Keriwa Cafe. We were privileged to be there for their one year anniversary tasting menu. The bison short ribs were divine.
Becs, Zak and Nico
Me and Todd
We also got to ride around the city of Toronto in our friend Paul’s fancy new car Bessie. Well, old car. New to him. You know what I mean. It was pretty cool.
It was a really fun weekend. Toronto is an awesome city and I am looking forward to going back soon. Also, it was so good to have an adventure with so many of my best friends. We miss you, Becs. Australia is on our list of trips to take as soon as we can, we promise.
outfit details: yellow polka dot dress is from eshakti; silk scarf and cardigan are vintage; shoes are jeffrey campbell
song inspiration: “Emmylou” by First Aid Kit. I have spent a huge part of this year being obsessed with these Swedish sisters who harmonize so beautifully. Any band who name-drops Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash and June Carter in one song can do no wrong in my eyes. It’s just a hunch so far, but I have a feeling their new album The Lion’s Roar is going to be in my top three new releases of 2012.