The day started out damp and cool with possibility of rain - so I decided to go for this down filled tan jacket purchased a few years ago, as it has a hood in case rain made an appearance. Instead of fighting the possible drizzle I left my hair au natural - curly. My Gucci Soho has been the go to handbag since my birthday last December.
This necklace was a handcrafted gift I received from my blog friend Mary - of Hopefilled Living last year - and one I wear often.
Additional accessories diamond studs, treasured necklace from Mary, Gucci watch, and Hermès orange enamel bracelet .
Love the detail on the sleeve of my Free the People shirt from Honey in Yorkdale Mall.
Kalendar on College street for Sunday brunch. Once inside the memories of brunch and lunch meet ups with friends came flooding - the decor is a shabby chic, the service amazing and the food the highest quality. Definitely check out if you are in Toronto.
I enjoyed my fav French Toast with roasted herb potatoes and honey glazed ham. Mr. G. enjoyed an omelette with bacon, Asiago cheese, red onions a side of toast and roasted herb potatoes. And yes he ate the fruit garnish!
After brunch the rain made its appearance but the temps were definitely warmer. So my Pasotti umbrella came out and my jacket removed. Though I did keep my scarf on. as we strolled through High Park.
My Pasotti is the Purple Dahlia Double Canopy which makes rainy days a lot less gloomy.
The Christmas tree at Grenadier Restaurant in the park was brilliant ...
Mr. Snowman was holding up well despite the rain...
High Park is Toronto's largest public park featuring many hiking trails, sports facilities, diverse vegetation, a beautiful lakefront, convenient parking, easy public transit access, a dog park, a zoo, playgrounds for children, a couple of eateries (the Grenadier serves $2.99 breakfast Mon-Fri excluding holidays - and is open 7 days a week), greenhouses, picnic areas, various events are held throughout the year.
High Park is like NYC's Central Park ....
Of course ... we had to stop by and see how Santa's transportation helpers were doing. The Reindeer looked like they are ready for flight.
The High Park Zoo was founded in 1893 - and almost closed in June 2012 because the city eliminated it from its budget. Can you imagine??? Fortunately thanks to overwhelming public support, Friends of High Park Zoo volunteers have raised funds to keep the Zoo open in 2012 and for part of 2013.
While there today we spoke with one of the volunteers who was preparing for a fundraising event at the Grenadier restaurant and learned about ways to help.
To volunteer - contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
To Donate online: https://torontoparksandtrees.org/high-park-zoo
If visiting Toronto be sure to visit High Park - Admission is Free.
To learn more about the Park and events visit their website at http://www.highpark.org/
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