Last night my friend and I ventured out to the 'One of a Kind Sprint Show & Sale' in Toronto. We visited during the 'Spring Fever Late Night Shopping' which meant the doors were open until 11PM. This was a great time to go. I had the kids start their dinner and soon after my hubby came home from work, I picked up my friend and headed downtown. Parking was free after 5:00pm, we snagged prime underground parking, there were no line ups, they had cocktails in the centre court, door crashers every hour and a DJ pumping tunes all night. This was by far, for us, the best time to visit the show. No major crowds, time to really explore the booths and to talk to the artisans.
Speaking of artisans, we visited with some familiar ones and some new ones.
We visited with Richard Fisher Pottery. He is a genuinely nice fellow with lovely pieces. My friend is a fan of his compost pots, casserole and butter dishes. This visit she purchased another coffee mug and for me one of his new short wine cups. She likes to add one of his pieces to her collection every visit; a sort of mini tradition.
Later we were we lured in by the smell of pies from Fresh Country Market. Their sample of Strawberry Rhubarb was yummy but what sealed the deal was that they were super cute, easy to carry mini pies and all at a great price. We went home with three! I took home the Dutch Apple pie and as you can see we have already taken a nibble.
Being the mother to a very "girly" 3 year old, I simply had to stop at the Tiny Modernist. She truly has "stylish clothing just for girls". We weren't the only ones drawn in by her selection and at 50% off some of her items, we simply couldn't resist this little number. My daughter will be wearing this for Easter mass next weekend. It's perfect.
Last but not least I fell in love with Beebop and Wally. The clothes have a wonderful "Madmen" feel to them and I was drawn to them right away. Problem was it was in the first aisle when we arrived so I walked away without anything, just in case I saw something else that really caught my fancy. Something almost did too, a wonderful burnt orange rainjacket from a booth for which I lost the biz card to, so sad. But I did return to Beebop and Wally and purchased a killer dress. Love the collar but I think I'll save showing you the rest of it for another time.
Overall, I really enjoyed the 'One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale' and really enjoyed the late night shopping.
The only complaint I have, is that now I'll have to skip the pie if I am going to continue fitting in the new dress!
I am a creative soul and a mother of two.
THE SMALL PRINT
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