Sunday, October 4, 2009

NYC North

Greetings from the Great White North. East Side.

It's the closest one can get to the Big Apple without being subjected to humiliating cavity searches and insipid duty tariffs.

Call it The Big Plum. The Big Pomello. The Big Pomegranate.

So, yeah. My erstwhile travel companion and I are in Canada's answer to New York City (but really - who asked?). He's doing business-ney-like things, and I will be partaking of all that this city has to offer.

Which, in my estimation - after doing some little early recon work - appears to be an average of 3 Starbucks per city block, with some foofy boutiques & falafel restaurants thrown in.

As I haven't really had much of an opportunity to do much sightseeing pre-planning, I will embrace that old chestnut which seems to work for dozens of other women:

Something Old:
Site 1

Something New:
Site 2

Something Borrowed:
Site 3

Something OOohhh:
Site 4

More to follow, once I get bailed out for drooling on these:

In case you might be interested:

Site 1 is The Hockey Hall of Fame
Site 2 is The Royal Ontario Museum
Site 3 is Bata Shoe Museum
Site 4 is called David's, but in reality is Baroness code word for 'Nirvana'


Cormac Brown said...

It's too clean to be New York and it doesn't have that New York surlieness. Any Canadians that are surly, are sent south become comedians, ala Norm MacDonald.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Hubbie would hit that hockey museum never to return. I won't be showing him this post. :)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Wow. That's about all I can muster. Of course, that's because the closest thing to Nirvana here is the fried chicken at the North Star Market.

Please buy some shoes and take pictures so those of us in the hinterlands can drool too!

Word verification: darneu - Darneu if eu don't buy more shoes!

baronessvonb said...

Count Brown: There's a garbage strike going on right now, so I'm not too sure about the clean factor. At least it's too cold for it too smell.As for the comedian comment, did you say 'surly' or 'brain cell-compromised'?

Countess NATUI: I have to admit that even I had a great time at the HHOF. As rabbit holes go, it is pretty amazing.

Countess CBW: Alas, I made the selfless choice between Louboutins and Duke#1's university textbooks. Once he gets that degree...

Not unlike Holly Golightly at the windows of Tiffany, I am strangely satisfied at just looking; they are just beautiful pieces of art.

That being said, I passed a consignment store that had Loubs in the window - I'll be going today to see how much they have been marked down!

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Hockey Hall of Fame! Been there, saw Lord Stanley's Cup. Or at least the replica.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess Meg: Wait a minute, what?
Are you telling me that you don't think it's the real Stanley Cup?

Begone, non-believer!!

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