Thank you, Hamilton, for making Field Trip a great success! I loved meeting the girls from Victoire and Preloved and spending time with friends from Robber, Yarn Over Movement, and White Elephant. The space the event was held in is so pretty (the former Friendship Shop on James North), and I'm looking forward to seeing what it will look like post-restoration. Thanks to everyone who said hello, and thanks too to our friends who came over from Toronto. I hope we can do it again!
Sadly, I didn't get any pictures of some of my favourite parts of the weekend, including the real live rescue kittens in the window at White Elephant. I managed to take a few other pictures on Saturday, which happened to be a particularly gloomy day, weather-wise. I wish I had more to share, but I did enjoy the fact that the colours in these turned out unlike any that I've taken with my A-1 (I cheaped out on film & processing, which might be why).
Victoire's setup was amazing! One of my favourite discoveries through Victoire was a Montreal clothing label called Ursa Minor; Régine was wearing this dress on Friday and it was sensational.
I allowed myself one purchase and came home with one of Tara Lynn's merino sweaters. I am smitten -- it's so soft, and just completely irresistible.
I spy some work by Becka!
I bought inexpensive bunches of roses at one of the flower shops on Avenue Road and they opened up so much! I really loved them, and lots of people stuck their noses in them over the two days.
Incidentally, we've opened our shops again, if you're interested, and there will be more pictures from London soon (so many pictures!).
Some comments were deleted last week during the Blogger maintenance, but I shall reply to them anyhow!
kater: Thank you, and I hope you can! It's always great fun.
Alyson Redding: Thank you! I agree, I think it would be great.
Hopscotch: Thank you! And yes, so busy! But I think I can relax a little now. Maybe? Ha!
Phara: Oh yes, it would take years to discover it all. I love that in a city.
megan: Oh yes! I hope you get the chance if you haven't already. Well worth a visit.
bferry: Thanks, Brian!
julie schmulie: I hadn't noticed that somehow, but you're so right! I kept seeing people that I thought I knew.
emmalavelle42: The LC-A+ isn't the cheapest camera, but sometimes they pop up on eBay for less (or the original Russian ones -- those can be quite cheap). It's a great camera, though, I really love it. I think the pictures will be on the OPH site after the show closes on Wednesday!
la-perleta: Thanks! Yes, it's a great little camera.
abneal: Ha, I deleted that statement lest I offend anyone. I love vacation photos too, although I have to say that it depends on the photos!
neonfoxtongue: Thanks! I guess I spent a lot of time near your old haunts!
Chloe Lees: Oh no! That's too bad about the camera. I hesitated so long about buying it because of the price but I carry it around with me nearly every day. Just love it.
jessica: I spent hours there! Just the perfect department store. Thank you!
Smart Alice: Thank you! Enjoy the chocolate!
Sewon: That was a little book display window in Liberty. It's backlit so it's difficult to see but there's a neon sign that says "BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS."
Tracey: Thank you! I hadn't put any b&w film in the LC-A+ before but I was pleased with how they turned out. Good luck with your adventure plans, that's the best!
Melissa: Thank you!
Juli: Yeah, another Juli[e] pointed it out, and it's so true! Everyone has a doppelganger elsewhere in the world, it seems!
greenlaundry: Thank you!
ilovesasek: Aw, yeah. Well, I'm glad you got to meet Geoff -- he really is sweet! And thanks for picking up that tie! I'm happy he likes it!
Mandy: It's a great place indeed.
galatea.: That's such a sweet compliment, thank you.
in dreams: Oh yes, probably anywhere outside of North America, really! Although I have recently found eggs that were organic/free range and the yolks were the right colour (amazing). Have you seen this? Vic collected them, ha!
Lexie, Little Boat: It really was, and I'm really grateful.
zoë, lion heart vintage: Thanks! That's Vic! I kept trying to sneak pictures of her carrying those flowers around for hours, it was such a pretty sight.
amber fairweather: That is a very nice thing to hear, so thank you!
hila: Oh Hila, you're too sweet. And I know the feeling because I felt that way! I don't have the excuse of having been a PhD student, though...
If Jane: I'm sorry! Unless that's a good thing?
jessica: Vic collected those pictures here!
rose brown.: Thank you!