” What`s In “

” Bouquets Garnis ”  

” eye candy ”

” Cornucopia ”   The lagest piece of Fennel I have ever seen…

 Champagne Tomatoes the size of Gooseberries…

Love…

” Stock “

Mini Apple Red  And Yellow Admiral Peppers…                                                                                   Thank you Farmer Jane…                                                                                                       billyxoxo

” Brooks Brothers “

My personal style is a cross between Brooks Brothers and JCrew with a lot of “Soul”

and they just moved to town…

This is where you will find Brooks Brothers…

This is where you will find these clothes, the” Black Fleece ” collection…
Rolled like a cigar so no creases in the handkerchief…

A few of the things I lust for…

This is where you will find Brooks Brothers Dressing the Presidents…

It is not hard to believe that this Company has staying power. Playing a major role in fine tuning men`s wear for a very long time and keeping in time, with integrity. The Button down shirt was made by Brooks Brothers for polo players so their collars did not flap in the wind and smack them in the face. Later on the Polo shirt as we know it came to fruition. Men`s wear is something that I love to know about even if it does not apply to me. For instance I was having a conversation with two older gentlemen and that is how I found out this info. The coolest thing I found out about was Bachelor Buttons, they are No Sew Buttons also known as Dungaree Buttons.

Great to add to pants for suspenders and any other place you need to hammer a button on.

billyxoxo

“Friday Night in the City “

  Starting at 8:00 in the evening we went to L`ouvrier Restaurant.

I was happy to see the old glass bottle that the water was serve in. I have been drinking  water out of old Mason jars for years because I have huge hands and most water glasses don`t hold enough water for me. No plastic either…

This is where you will find where we ate…

This interior rocks my world. In the early sixties my father with his great imagination reclaimed everything that he could. Slate roofs, cedar shingles, barn boards, old silos anything that would never be made the same again. The tables in this restaurant are very similar to the one we had in our kitchen. Dad got it from The University of Guelph Laboratory, a lab table. He sanded it down to a nice finish and varnished it. The table sat all nine of us with lab chairs and if we had company we could squeeze in a few more. Angus the Chef at this place made his own and painted them white and one pink. The bar stools are the same as my dad brought home for me to use when I cut hair. Large portions of food here with kooky combinations. Very defamiliarized plates, which is one of my favourite ways of looking at things.

Then off to the skate board park for a beer etc. The crowd was friendly and inclusive. I suggest you stop and have a look see because there is talent here. Bathurst and Dundas streets in Toronto.

” My Roots “On the way to the Cameron House which I have been going to since 1980. Friends lived there, worked there and performed there. This night was inspired by Christian Aldo who I met at a gallery opening a while ago (an earlier post) and bought a Zarbie from him and have been communicating since. Very layered this man Christian multi media artist for sure, super cool.

This is what we went to see… 

This is where you will find the Roncy Boys…

Great performance from this ensemble I have to say it had all of the charming things I like such as hecklers and improv, an old theatre stage set with rotating art as the backdrop it changed from scene to scene. You must look out for any other things Christian Aldo presents because he is genuinely a talented artist.

 I never like going out on a school night and staying out late I start work at 8:00am most days. The first one hour show was at 10:00 so home by 11:30. With all that packed in, I went home with an ear to ear Kool-Aid  smile which carried me through the next day.

billyxoxo