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Monday
May192014

Dinner date at Oz

Last night Jeff and I had a dinner date (it had been too long) at Oz Kafe on Elgin Street. We had not eaten there before but had heard good things about it so we were stoked to give it a try. And we loved it (food, service...all was good). Unfortunately we were stuffed and unable to fathom ordering dessert (GASP!) but here is what we did manage to scarf down with pleasure. 

White sangria. The perfect summer drink. We must try and replicate this!

We shared cheese dreams - Balderson old cheddar melted over our homemade bacon on baguette. Oh yessssssss!

I had the pan-roasted steelhead trout - potato & cucumber salad with pickled onion, griled asparagus, preserved lemon marmalade. This was the PERFECT summer meal. (Too bad it wasn't actually that warm out)

My husband ordered (of course) the "steak& caesar" - cast-iron seared thick-cut AAA O'Brien farms beef sirloin, caesar salad, smoked mashed potatoes, homemade BBQ sauce & jus. He loved it. :)

Friday
May162014

A little gathering for a special furniture maker

I am a bit delayed posting this (it has been a nutso week) but last Friday my husband and I headed to The Modern Shop for a little meet & greet with Minnesota furniture maker Matt Eastvold. We had a really good time and OMG, Matt's furniture is seriously amazing. He has buckets of talent. The proof is below. 

And since I was hanging around enjoying some free vino, I snapped some photos of some goodies Mike is carrying in-store these days....

Normann Copenhagen's Hello floor lamp !!!! 

Moooi Common Comrades side table

Moooi Bell lamp

Jonathan Adler pottery and Arne Jacobsen plate

Foscarini Diesel Rock suspension lamp

Architectmade birds

Jonathan Adler Bargello ZIg Zag pillow

Mags sofa by Hay Denmark - LOOOOOVE this!!!

Plus 9 throw by Hay Denmark

More Jonathan Adler pottery

Kaleido trays by Hay Denmark

Chairs by Bend

Saturday
Apr262014

Another song by A Tribe Called Red I can't stop listening to

Friday
Apr182014

Latest song obsession - from A Tribe Called Red

Friday
Apr042014

Sound of Lions new album!

My next door neighbour Marco and his band Sound of Lions are launching their new album called Take Me With You tomorrow (they're having a show at Zaphod). Marco was kind enough to send me the album a few weeks ago when I stopped his dog from mauling a random stray dog that showed up in their yard. :) It's an awesome album - alot more mellow than the first one but fabulous nonetheless. Here are a couple of my favourite songs that they released on Soundcloud as a preview the other day.