So, I spent the better portion of the week in Toronto, T-dot, the big smoke. It was a fairly frugal trip to a pricey city, seeing as I was mainly there to work; but, I did have the chance to have some precious playtime, see old friends, and traipse what felt like all of creation on my free time. I love that city. As much as I have serious National Capital Region loyalty, I always appreciate the fast-paced spontaneity and cutting-edge lifestyle that come with such a wildly energetic metropolis. I thought I would share with you some not-so-specific accounts or anecdotes, and focus on some of the (city)life’s little treasures that I came home with in my suitcase. Here are some of the glorious little items and spots I picked up on this week – making my departure from the big city a happy one that included great new sounds, a full tummy, enlightened eyes and a barrel of memories…in a nutshell.
A new album I have on constant repeat. You’ve probably heard The Naked and Famous’ “Young Blood”, but please – check out the rest! I’d like to think they’re like the equivalent of MGMT giving birth to a strange little baby girl after mating with Passion Pit. If that makes sense.
A newfound appreciation for one of the greatest loves of my life, Bon Iver. I ticked off another “must see” concert from my list on Monday night, when I caught their beautiful show at Sound Academy. Like every other concert I attend, I grabbed a funky band t-shirt to sport around town on comfy clothes days: