As the long weekend comes to a close (well for some of us Canadians at least) I hope that everyone had a nice relaxing time no matter what you got up to. Nothing quite like a short work week to bring on a smile ; )
I returned home (late) last night after another fun-filled/exhausting/food overdosed weekend in my favorite city and I learned a few things on this trip…
1. It’s always a good idea to have dinner two reservations during fashion week. After waiting 45 min at the Stanton Social (which I will obv still go to again and again, but am a tad disappointed in) we grabbed the jackets out of coat-check and hopped in a cab for rezo number two at La Esquina. Totally smooth, totally delicious, totally amazing to have a back up plan when it’s 11:30p and you are starving!
2. Sleep No More is an eerie, interactive, and fantastic theatrical experience. Like a haunted house for adults, with Champagne ;)
3. If there was a Babycakes that actually existed in Toronto I would eat cupcakes three times a day so perhaps it’s better if it stays a at a bit of a distance
4. 10 Downing is now a new brunch fav spot, and it’s also where I broke up with potatoes
5. There is a place to buy decently priced, and unique, frames at an eye-wear store called SEE. Now for the unfortunate part, they do not have any locations in Canada. So… I picked up a new pair of frames! However – too bad for me – they would have added the lenses in for free had I been staying in the city for a week and could have picked them up later. Regardless, they have wickedly helpful and pleasant staff – I went to two locations multiple times to pick out the right frame. And, each style/colour has only one piece in store so once it’s gone, and it’s yours, that’s it!
Now, it’s time to rest up and catch up a little bit this week!
“At Morgenthal Frederics, the fashionable eyeglass store, a pair of espresso-colored Stephanie frames, hand-carved from 12 layers of horn from Asian water buffaloes, sells for US$1,495. And that’s not counting the mother-of-pearl flourishes, which push the price to US$1,795….
But a new breed of online retailers is trying to upend the design house monopoly. Starting with Warby Parker, these companies design their own lines of vintage-style frames, usually affixed with quirky names like the Preston that were seemingly lifted from a Dartmouth yearbook circa 1949. And they are quickly carving out a following among young, urban myopics.
Sure, buying from these new eyewear shops might mean having to forgo the ostentatious logo and the titanium skeleton. But spending $100 on a pair of stylish glasses also means it’s easier to treat them like any other fashion accessory and swap frames as often as you change shoes.” via Augustman.com
These online spec sites are very user friendly. Not only to they give you tips & hints for your face shape, they even all let you ‘try before you buy’ – how convenient!!