Month: July 2005

Shoppers get your hands on Toronto Life

A good guide to shopping in Toronto is published by Toronto Life magazine. I bought the 2005 Shopping Guide this year for the first time. You can find all kinds of shops to suit everyones style. For fashionistas, this guide is a must. It has a lot of entries and the catagories cover: fashion, beauty, home, garden, books and music. The guide should be available at your local magazine seller or online. There is an online version of the shopping guide, I am unsure of how much it differs from the print version. It is included in the City Guides section of the site. There is tons of great information that includes food, restaurants, fitness, kids, entertainment and getaways. I also just noticed a great little monthly shopping column on the site called The City’s best loot. toronto, shopping

What kind of designer handbag are you?

I was visiting Trent today and saw that he was an LV bag. So I decided to try this test out. Apparently I am Dooney&Burke bag. You can take the test here if you really want to. I was kind of disappointed with this test, mostly because I had never heard of Dooney & Bourke. So I looked it up on the internet only to find out that the spelling that these people from use is wrong. It’s Dooney & Bourke, thank god for google. Anyways I decided to check out their website to find out if I truly am a Dooney & Bourke girl. Signature Giant Sac There is nothing like a giant bag to carry all your crap. I’m not quite sure what colour I would like, but I’m leaning towards the Sand/Red combo. The Giant Sac not big enough? Well they have the extra large version too! Small Bucket This bag is really cute. I would love it in the Marine as pictured or in green. Oh hell, the orange would …

i got: Classic Girl Rib Boy Beater Tank by American Apparel

Classic Girl Rib Boy Beater Tank I love these tank tops, I have so many. They are the perfect cut and fit. The range of colours available is incredible. I have some in yellow, white, black, teal, crannberry, kelly green, red and orange. They cost about $15.00 at the American Apparel Store on Queen Street. But if you hit up Chocky’s on Queen you can get them for $13.75 toronto, fashion

Places I like to shop in Toronto

In addition to the links I have on the sidebar, there are many other shops I like to visit that don’t have websites. te koop 421 Queen Street West – map it! te koop offers accessories, bags, sunglasses, clothing and watches. There is a great selection of Adidas and Puma bags. Other brands include Killah, American Apparel, and Parcel handbags. Change Room 425 Queen Street West – map it! Change Room is a great clothing store for both men and women. Brands you can find there are Triple 5 Soul, Gas (Beautiful jeans, but they don’t fit muscular legs. Speaking from experience, sigh), Betty Bush, Kitchen Orange, Fidel, Franklin and Marshall, OK47 and others Da Zone 468 Queen Street West – map it! This shoe store has great sales on brands like Adidas, Puma and Nike. The best thing about this store is that there is always something on sale. I got in every once in awhile and check things out. This is the place I got my Gerd Muellers from. Heel Boy – 682 …

i got: nCode N145 Squash Racquet

nCode N145 Squash Racquet I love squash and I love this racquet. It’s once of the new 2005-2006 racquet line that uses the new nCode technology. Wilson claims that this racquet delivers 2 times the strength, 2 times more stability and 22% more power. I tried a demo of this racquet at the gym today, and I have to admit some shots that I normally don’t make the front wall were hitting today. And my serve, oh man, it’s never been so easy. So you can see it was an easy sell for me. I play squash in a league at my great gym, The Wellington Club. They have leagues for everyone, including beginners. The Squash pro, Jamie Martel is a great resource and gives excellent lessons. Squash is a fabulous workout and a great sport to get involved in. squash, toronto, sport,

i got…

Keen Sandals – Newport H2 So I didn’t get the Boulder version of the sandal, but I am pretty pleased with this purchase. The colour is great and they are very, very comfortable. I can’t wait to break them in on the trail. I did break them in on the street though. This morning I walked to work in them and they are so comfortable. I love how weird and funky they look too. Edit (July 20, 2005): These shoes are incredible. You can machine wash them, how great is that. shoes, fashion

i want…

Deluxe iBall Ball Chair w/ Speakers This would be perfect for chilling out at home. With the built in speakers you can be rocking your pod in this cool ass chair. I also like the bubble chair. The colour selection is incredible. Hmmmmm, Lime Green 015. That would be nice.Seems a lot of items from this site are really freakin’ nice, check it out! via Trendir – Trendir is an awesome, awesome site. chairs, furniture

fire fire!!!

So I was shopping (suprise, suprise) on Sunday (July 10, 2005) at Tap Phong. If you don’t know Tap Phong, where have you been, they have great housewares stuff for cheap. I bought 2 lawn chairs and a Parasole. Anyways, I walk out of Tap Phong and there is a massive cloud of smoke in the sky. Apparently a big fire took out a bunch of townhomes (Reg req’d). It was pretty crazy seeing it on the street. So Ryan started to have some fun toronto

fun fashion blogs

There are many funny blogs out there about fashion. Here are a few I suggest you check out for laughs. Go Fug YourselfHeather and Jessica reprimand the fashion victims of the world and puts them on display for all to laugh at. Give me spirit fingers dammitHilarious stuff from Hong Kong. Classic posts can be found here and my fave. Manolo the Shoe bloggerFunny stuff wedged in between great shoes. Bryanboy: Le Superstar FabuleuxJust discovered this blog about a month ago. It is hilarious, I love Queens going off. I think Bryan is absolutely hilarious and I love reading his rants and things. des chapeauxCute hats. This site isn’t funny or anything, just has some really neat hats. Fashion addicts diaryfashion news and trends fashion, blogs

i got…

Here are a few things I’ve purchased recently. Fidelity Demin I got these jeans while on vacation in Vancouver in March. They are the perfect length for me (32 inseam). I wear more flat shoes, so getting a 34 inseam really sucks. I don’t want to cut them because they are perfect for heels; but I have to roll them up to wear them with flats. This drives me insane. So it’s nice to have jeans that fit perfectly. Apparently these jeans make your butt look really good; I’m not a very good judge of that though. The designer Jason Trotzuk is a Canadian and the creator of Dish Jeans. Fidelity is a little higher end than Dish jeans but only by about 50 – 70 bucks. OK47 Muscleshirt and Halter Top As a gemini, yellow is my colour. I love lots of colour, it’s helps that I have the complexion that allows me to wear all the colours of the rainbow. These 2 lovely items are from another great Canadian company OK47. They make …