7.11.11

perfect fall

On Friday Geoff & I grabbed our bikes to soak in cool fall vibes. We bumped into so many pals who were out doing the same.


First things first: Geoff gave the neighbourhood feral cat a lil' snack.


Stopped at Ezra's Pound on Dundas for some coffee and reading. I have been reading The Line of Beauty for what feels like forever (I have cheated on it a few times, with the new Nicholson Baker for example, which is really a book meant for cheating).


Cat ears on errrrrrrrything.


"I'm the luckiest girl on the lower west side..." (um, sorry everyone).


My bike is a heap for real. But I love it anyhow. And yes, I will take any opportunity I can to wear a cape.


We always like to visit Erin when she's working at Robber, where I admired jewelry from Iacoli & McAllister (as well as the Shadow Cloak from Samantha Pleet, which I'll have to daydream about forever).


We gave Erin the new Real Estate record as a belated birthday present and it's really well designed.


Geoff has been looking for a pair of nice brown shoes for ages and finally found a vintage pair at 69 Vintage, deadstock and for a tiny price. He was so proud of this purchase. I think they're lovely.


"Hold my tote bag." We are just such huge fans of tote bags, but that's a cool band too. At this point we had bumped into Katie and Geoff took some photos of us, which I thoughtfully adorned with cat heads.


We ended off the day with the new Lula for me and Vietnamese food. Best.







REPLIES

fawn: Um, yeah... not one of his best! I just like the phrase.

mackenzie, Jane Flanagan, Hopscotch, in dreams, Diana, Lolo, aldrin, Lauren: Thank you all so much for the sweet words!

hila: That's so great! I love hearing about that kind of thing. I think the Gainsbourg might be a little more obscure, but hey -- bonus points for that, I guess!

P R I M O E Z A, dianne @ icefloe, katbird, Kathrin, Anonymous, lola is beauty: Thank you! The print is now available, if you were interested.

carissa: That would be amazing!

april: Ha! We might do a black on natural tote, but not sure about a white on black print. Glad you like it!

lizzie: Ha, yeah. It's not really deliberate. We just work slowly and always have to wait for funds to catch up as well. That's just how we do! Thanks.

Jen: Yeah, they're a cool company!

35 comments:

  1. Dearest A!
    What a perfect day!

    I esp love your boots, the cat ears and Geoff's wonderful find.

    Hope to see you soon!
    xoxo

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  2. Wasn't the weekend perfection? I wanted it to last forever. Love how you spent it, the images you captured.

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  3. This looks so good. I miss being able to bike and wander neighborhoods. Gotta figure out a Sunday replacement.

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  4. What a perfect day. I visited Toronto a few summers ago--it was humid and sticky and a million miles away from rainy English summers. It is funny for me to read your blog and realise it's not always melting in your city.

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  5. I've been reading your blog for ages now, long before I moved to Toronto. It's so strange I find strangers writing about my favourite spots!

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  6. Makes me wish I was slightly more committed to learning to ride a bike, you make it look rather blissful.

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  7. What a fabulous round of photos. I love how you spent your time.

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  8. your life looks like a really excellent music video ;)

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  9. I feel like we live in two completely different Torontos! I guess it doesn't help that I spend most of my weekends at the playground, grocery shopping, cleaning, or in the office. I just rediscovered personal Google maps and am now making note of all of these lovely places.

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  10. Love you and your cape/bicycle/shades!

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  11. What a lovely post! I feel like I went on the walk with you guys. Thank you!

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  12. What a perfect day! Great photos too. x

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  13. sounds like a gorgeous day out exploring. love the coffee image + geoffs brown shoes are fabulous! very snazzy. dayle

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  14. I love this post, especially the picture of your cat cover and the necklaces at Robber.

    I am such a tall cat, haha.

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  15. I love your cape, your cape on your bike, and your cat head.

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  16. you're day sounds amazing!

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  17. the cape is amazing. keep wearing it.

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  18. You guys are totes cute!!

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  19. Every picture is so so perfect, wish my days were like this.

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  20. Vietnamese & lula would be the best end to a day for me too!
    that lula is a ghost for me... can't seem to track it down...

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  21. Toronto looks so beautiful. I've never been, but your blog makes me want to come visit.

    Heidi
    http://oliveobserver.blogspot.com

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  22. I'll say it once again, I love your pictures (especially the one of you with the bike! What bike is it?)

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  23. these cat ears are sooo cute :)

    your photos have really nice atmosphere!

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  24. UH you most definitely did right by the perfect autumn day. The cape! the kitties! bikes! and friends! Such a good Wild Nothing tote too.

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  25. Omgosh where are those cat ears from?? So cute.

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  26. What a lovely Fall adventure! That iphone cover is too cute.

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  27. Missing Toronto in the fall...

    Those shoes are an awesome find... it's surprisingly hard to pick up cool men's shoes these days that don't have a light contrasting sole...

    Cat ears are awesome...

    Fieldguide is going straight onto my blogroll...

    Catherine @ The Spring (a Torontonian born and raise, now living in Brisbane, Australia)

    http://www.thespringblog.com

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  28. looks like a wonderful day. oh, and that cape!

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  29. ...i cannot believe you just (semi-)quoted the magnetic fields! one of the best bands, ever. we got to see them in concert a year and a bit ago in mtl and it was awesome. this song makes me happy. :) (ps. your bike is awesome!)

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  30. I love this post! What a lovely day. And I have totally ordered the same cat phone case, thank you kindly for bringing it to my attention!

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  31. uhh! I need to get the new lula!

    great photos too : )

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  32. this whole post- seriously cute stuff. cat ears everywhere, capes on bikes...

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  33. Anonymous14.11.11

    where can i get this tote! http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6034/6320480199_10a8d758ef_z.jpg :)

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  34. sounds like a gorgeous day out exploring. love the coffee image + geoffs brown shoes are fabulous! very snazzy. dayle

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