I hope my neighbours in Dufferin Grove will forgive me for spilling the beans on one of our best spots, but I have fallen in love with The Common (1071 College Street) at night.
During the day, the place is packed with seekers of espresso-based drinks and croissants, and at night it becomes a bar serving beer and wine and tasting platters of bread, cheese, & sliced meats. It feels about as close as I can get to the tavernas of childhood trips abroad (there are a few sports bars that come close, too, but those are a little different).
Walking over to The Common is like preparation for summer. There are always free tables, and no one needs to shout to be heard. I love that we can meet our friends here for a pleasant conversation (or have a conversation with the charming server about handmade beauty products!) -- and inevitably, when the bill comes, someone will express surprise at how cheap it is.
I just love it, even if I struggle to take a decent picture of it.
In other news, we're having a sale on our large totes! More information can be found here, or simply visit our shop!
Jane Flanagan: Aw, Janey, so glad you enjoyed!
sarah: Yes, for all sizes! I have heard that too.
DEADWEIGHT, Phara, Bre, hannah and landon, Sarah J, Courtney, Aramar, Tracey, Diana
: I'm glad you liked the things I posted & thanks for all the high-waisted love! Hooray. Lace & that swimsuit = total dreams.
kater: Oh, I know! So many childhood traumas of bikins that would slip off at the top.
amy w - over and under: Ha! Well, I guess you're the opposite of me since I was completely wrong.
brittansalisbury: Glad you agree!
Caitlin Rose: Cool! I hope the Drake has them in stock! The last time I stopped in they only had a few things on the shelf.
Camille: Ugh, seriously. I know that there are situations in which teeny tiny underwear is necessary, but I still hate it!
alice: Yes! Sometimes I feel as though we've forgotten about it. I blame Victoria's Secret! Undergarments are meant to work, not just look "sexy."
taylorkitto: Whoa, lucky you!
anja louise: YES! FBC. The best. The nice stuff IS so nice. I don't think there's much that compares to "fresh new bra" feeling. Or maybe that's just me? And daaaaang, that is really too bad about the floral swimsuit. Bet it was a beaut.
Miss Crowland: Sing it, sister!
april: Ha! I love the image of you rummaging through the bins for full bum coverage. I bet those clerks are like "Gross, granny panties!" Ha. And ew, flossers. Kind of gross to think about that.
hila: Oh, Hila! Celebrate it! It's torture for me too and I seem to be the opposite of you. I often wish I were an A cup, seriously.
gbf: Oh! A man who doesn't like them! Aw. I hope he will change his mind. I think the lacey ones I posted are very sweet!
viv: You know, I've seen the Fortnight in person and I think maybe the model just has a very long torso -- they're not as high waisted as The Loved One's pair, but they're still rather high! But then I don't know your exact taste, of course. Hooray indeed!
erica-knits: Yes! I'm also a big fan of boy shorts. I think they're flattering.
Suzy: I'm not sure about everyday brands! Someone mentioned finding them at Target, but I wouldn't know... I do like American Apparel's boy briefs, which aren't quite the same but provide the same hip-emphasis and bum coverage!
oaklandetsuko: That is so funny! I'm so glad that low risers seem to be a thing of the past.