While you’re probably gearing up for American Thanksgiving, I’ve already had a Canadian Thanksgive’r.
Luckily, I was back home in Toronto in October with so many of my precious babies so I had much to be thankful for.
Little lady bird, Emma.
We wanted brunch and beautiful men. Where else would you go but the gaybourhood?
The food and the patio view at Fire on the East Side was heavenly.
Though, I think these two were already gonna lead me straight there. Trudy Patootie and Candy baby.
Smoked salmon benedict. They serve you banana bread to begin with, and what makes this benedict so scrumptious is the corn bread it’s lain on instead of a crusty English muffin.
Stuffed french toast with cheescake and berry filling. Sausages on the side.
Took the ferry to see the island and show these one and a half American girls what Canada looks like by the water.
This is how we rock it in the T-dot.
Went exploring and sighing at all the charming little island cottages and hiked on a nature trail. Much needed break from all the chaos.
Made us tired and hungwee. Which was juuuuuust right cuz it was my annual Orphans’ Thanksgiving Dinner night!!
Passing on the tradition of turkey dinner at Sneaky Dee’s that I’ve had for the past 5 Thanksgivings!
At first they thought it was just some bullshit grimey dive bar until they finally tasted the meat, tater, and gravy feast.
Way better than their aunt so-n-so’s, I hear.
Also, snickers pie.
So yea, thank you, thank you, and thank you, too!
This entry was written by Food, Friends, Joey Ng, Photos, Toronto and tagged Brunch, Candice Wheeler, Dinner, Eggs Benedict, Emma Czerny-Holownia, Fire on the East Side, French Toast, Kensington, Sneaky Dee's, Thanksgiving, The Village, Toronto Island, Trudy Hayden. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 16, 2011 at 2:55 am, filed under
You ask, I tell. Selection of questions posted on Tuesdays.
Film – 35mm Olympus Mju II. A present my mother gave to me when I was 14.
Maybe Christmas, maybe sooner. I don’t know how I feel about singing online anymore
Ideally, brunch with friends and a lot of laughing. A bit of shopping followed by a nap. Dinner before seeing a band. Drinking, dancing, and lots of making out.
1. Try anything once 2. With a trustworthy and willing partner. 3. Enjoy yourself.
I generally like to answer this question in jest with “I don’t have the time to think about whether I’m happy!”. But if I’m going to be honest, then yea, probably more so than I have been in a while. Not to say that my life is all double rainbows and bacon wrapped dates but it’s certainly much more interesting and productive.
Got a question for me? Ask away here.
This entry was written by Los Angeles, New York, Tell-all Tuesdays, Toronto and tagged Annex, Beverly Hills, Bushwick, Chinatown, Echo Park, Glen Szabo, Venice, Viva Radio. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 18, 2011 at 3:38 am, filed under
I’d go anywhere
I love Toronto
even when it’s cool and crisp. Babes will still be bicycling, beers will still be patio drunken, sunnies sported like Summer’s still squeezing out some rays.
I love that everyone loves the weird shit that they love, so hard.
Like I love you,
all day breakfast, and
This entry was written by Friends, Joey Ng, Photos, Toronto and tagged Detroit Eatery, George Burt, Kensington, Queen Margherita Pizza, Riverdale, Ronnie's, Samantha Young. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:52 pm, filed under
Here’s a project we’ve been working really hard on during the past few weeks… the AMERICAN APPAREL WAREHOUSE SALE TOUR!
It’s mere hours before we open the doors for our largest one yet in Canada in TORONTO! Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ve got in store.
This time around we’ve got 38,000 sq feet of shopping space, FIVE TIMES what we had a few years ago. So hopefully we’ll be able to accommodate everyone!
All your favourite basics at up to 90% off.
Tons of new styles! Get there early.
Bodysuits and leggings.
Fall’s taking over and it’s getting a little chilly.
Plenty of blazers and winter jackets to keep you warm!
I bought one of these guys.
Accepting cash, credit, or debit at 20 tills! Sorry, no gift cards or Team Buy vouchers accepted here.
If you make a purchase and sign up for our newsletter, we’ll even give you a coupon to get 20% off at our Toronto retail stores! So if you couldn’t find what you liked at the warehouse sale, you’ll still get a deal with your next purchase.
Bags, belts, and babies clothing oh my!
Looking for a job? We’re hiring!
Offering on-site interviews for positions at our retail stores.
American Apparel is one big extended family. We’ve got employees from Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and all the way from Sydney here to help!! So many exciting opportunities at the company.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
P.S. DOV CHARNEY IS IN TOWN
Direct Energy Centre – Heritage Court
100 Princes’ Boulevard,
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
Thursday, October 6: 9am to 9pm
Friday, October 7: 9am to 9pm
Saturday, October 8: 9am to 9pm
Sunday, October 9: 9am to 9pm
Monday, October 10: 9am to 9pm
- Jack Layton
Greeting cards from Pretty Freedom.
I wanna be
“The self-fulfilling prophecy is, in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behaviour which makes the original false conception come true.” (Merton, R. K., 1968)
In November 2009, I wrote on my secret blog a name, a figure, and a city. Those three
being a would-be lover, salary, and home.
By November 2010, I had surpassed the figure by 40% and unpacked my single suitcase in a 2nd floor walk up of New York City.
I had everything I set out to. Everything but the boy.
But this isn’t a blog post about that which is not under my control. I wasn’t ever going to be able to make someone feel.
But seemingly without much concerted effort I had accomplished the other of my two goals.
The year before, dancing in a too big t-shirt, my best friend and I fancied ourselves in Los Angeles, working out of HQ, sing-songing my supervisor’s name. It wasn’t long before I skyped in from that faraway fantasy musing “Hey, remember when…?”.
Now I’m not going to try to feed you some mumbo jumbo secret self manifestation home dvd bullshit.
But it wouldn’t hurt to try.
To put it out there and see what magic may.
Instead of making resolutions, make predictions.
Now, the hard part is deciding what to wish for.
Reference: Merton, Robert K. (1968). Social Theory and Social Structure. New York: Free Press. pp. 477.
This entry was written by Joey Ng, Self-diagnoses, Toronto, Writing and tagged Kensington, Robert K. Merton, Self-fulfilling prophecy, Social Psychology. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on January 3, 2011 at 9:42 pm, filed under
ALL SCOTCHES ARE GOOD.
PLEASE DO NOT FUCK WITH HIM
BANG, BEER, AND BABES.