Thursday, February 10, 2011


The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!” – Holly Golightly.

Lately have you been wanting to feel divine and utterly happy? Well, grab your oversized sunglasses, wrap on your necklace of pearls, throw your hair up in a French twist and hail a cab. The city can really get you down, sometimes you just need to take a hint from Holly Golightly and treat yourself to a moment of fabulous perfection. Want to have an extravagant day inspired by Ms. Golightly that won’t make your wallet cry?


A fabulous nook of Toronto, which, as you enter gives you a feeling of calm and importance. People stroll instead of stride giving everything a more luxurious feel. This sense of luxury takes you away from the everyday hustle and bustle of your daily Torontonian lifestyle.


No, not the blues, the mean reds! No need to be afraid anymore, the place to indulge and feel decedent is located at 99 Yorkville Avenue! MoRoCo chocolat has an abundance of delicious treats, such as pastel macarons, waiting for you that will go fabulously with your little black dress, or, as they recommend, a little vintage tea dress.


Even if your wallet can’t handle the pressure of purchasing in Yorkville I find it most consoling and lavish to stroll on through the abundance of “of the moment” fashion stores and just peek in their uniquely decorated windows. If you enjoy a classic, clean look wander over to Pink Tartan’s new flagship store at 77 Yorkville Avenue. If you enjoy the idea of cartwheeling down a runway in a colorful gown of polka dots, put a bounce in your step on your way to 102 Yorkville Avenue to see what exciting garments Betsey Johnson has to offer you.


Full of eclectic stores, interesting folks and art statements such as a hippie painted car full of dirt and plants, Kensington market is a phenomenally inspiring place. It is a diverse world of varied shops, cuisines and more, much of it locally designed and created. Throw on your little black romper and hit the pavement.


Delectable and scrumptious can’t begin to explain the treats you will enjoy at Wanda’s Pie in the Sky. At 287 Augusta Avenue you will enjoy the freshest and the purest deserts you will find in Kensington market. They will leave you feeling fulfilled. So grab a cupcake and head out onto the colorful streets to explore.


If you are interested in cherishing something with rich history and a divine past then Pretty Freedom, located at 167 Augusta Avenue, is the vintage shop that will satisfy your needs. I doubt it would happen but if nothing catches your fancy there, skip on over to 14 Kensington Avenue. Courage My Love, yet another lovely vintage shop in the market, caters to people wanting to grab beautiful past fashions and turn them into their creative and individual modern day outfits. Who knows, you may even find a little black dress, giant sunglasses, a classic purse or a big ribbon enhanced sun hat that Ms. Golightly herself would approve of or even envy.

However, if you’re really crazy about Tiffany’s and nothing else will suffice there is always one close by on Bloor St!

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