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scenes from my weekend.

{treats at hammersmith‘s}{tea + saturday mornings}{the view from ontario place}{a late night dinner at terronis}{nuit blanche at the pantages hotel}
There’s no denying that October is officially here. The weather has instantly turned cool and crisp and Sunday was spent almost entirely in a grey drizzle (it was wonderful). I, for one, am not complaining as I enjoy the slow, cool days that come with the season, not to mention the events that surround it (ahem, my birthday for one. Yes, it’s an event! or at least I think it should be…) Every first Saturday of October the city opens up from 7pm to 7am for an all night art event entitled Nuit Blanche. Toronto is transformed into a hoard of different installations where buildings glow eerily, water fountains make music, you’re encouraged to bring a sleeping bag and camp out at Bay Station for a Toronto-wide slumber party and you feel absolutely safe walking the streets at 5am. While the art doesn’t consist of the most mind-blowing pieces you’ve ever seen, the energy of the city is palpable. Despite the fact that we were forced to bring out our coats and mittens (and the night was much, much colder than years past), it’s definitely one of my favourite events and made for a wonderful weekend. As a bonus, staying out until 4am made it perfectly acceptable to sleep in until noon on Sunday and only get dressed to head out in search of food. Hibernation mode is almost in full effect and I’m all for it.

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Chelsea
    October 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

    That even sounds amazing…as does the cold weather! I am a little jealous. Still sporting sandals and breezy dresses over here. xo

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      October 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      I wouldn’t mind a little more warmth (today was especially cold) but if we’re going to get cold I’m going to embrace it!

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    shinypigeon
    October 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Love the bent forks as place holders!

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    pushups with polish
    October 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    looks like you had a great time!

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      October 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      it was a pretty good weekend!

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    Claire
    October 3, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Oh wow, the view from your place is absolutely stunning! Is that where you live? You’re so fortunate! Lovely pics, looks like a great weekend. Claire.x

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      Jacquelyn
      October 3, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      hey Claire! I wish that was my view! It was taken from Ontario Place – a park by the water in Toronto

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    Andrea
    October 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Jacquelyn, you always appear to have had the most delightful weekends. One day, I might just have to come and spend one with you.

    Andrea x

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      October 3, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      I would absolutely love that!

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    Ashley
    October 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Sounds like a perfectly relaxing weekend. Saturday morning tea and sconces are the best way to start the day :)

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      Jacquelyn
      October 3, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      I would never disagree with that :)

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    Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks
    October 3, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    What a fun weekend! Gorgeous photos! xx

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    Sarah
    October 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    MITTENS!??? I can’t believe it was that cold! So sad to miss Nuit Blanche.
    Oh, and Terronis is my LOVE! Mmmm.

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      Jacquelyn
      October 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      omg Sarah saturday was ridiculously cold! The mittens may have been a little overkill but I don’t do well when I’m chilly haha

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