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Monday, December 2, 2013

What I Wore to Sunday Brunch and High Park

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.

 Rediscovering city living took us to 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 zooplaygrounds 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 : friendsofhighparkzoo@gmail.com

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/

Thank you for visiting my corner of blogland,

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  1. Your visit looks like fun, and I like your upbeat floral umbrella, that way you will smile in the rain. I hope they fund the zoo so it will remain open.

  2. Dearest Celia,
    What a lovely photos you show of your Sunday brunch and High Park visit.
    Love your outfit from A to Z; including your accessories. Great taste and you just look great and happy! What a cute umbrella for beating the rain in many ways.
    Enjoy a happy December week and hugs to both of you!

  3. Looks like a great outing and sumptuous brunch! Have a great week ahead!


  4. What a nice day, even with the rain! The meals look yummy! Your blouse and necklace are pretty. And I love the cute reindeer! Nice post, have a happy week!

  5. Oh Celia, I love, love, love it when you give us tours of your adventures! I am so honored that you like the necklace I made for you, and that you wear it often. That makes me smile and tear up a bit. Seriously. It means something when you make something for someone and they truly enjoy it. Your day looked like so much fun. The restaurant looks wonderful, with yummy food! I'm with Mr. G. I would have enjoyed the omelette...without the bacon! Ok...as far as your outfit goes....the umbrella is FABULOUS! What a happy way to welcome the rain. Your watch is my 2nd favorite...have always wanted one...and come on girl, the purse!!!! These all look like things I dream about on my Pinterest fashion board! lol.
    Much love to you from across the pond.

  6. The clothes and food are fabulous, and the views stunning! Thanks for sharing your adventure with Visible Monday.

  7. You look so festive Celia:) and what a fun day! Your brunch looks yummy and what fun to see Santa's reindeer;) I can't believe we are starting the month of December. Hope your week is off to a good start!


  8. How fun was this!? If you can believe it, I have NEVER been to High Park.

    1. Girl ... once the city house is more organized and renos done we'll plan an afternoon with Ava and Dolce & Gabbana in the park - (warm weather too) ..xo

  9. Your umbrella is the best ever!!! I love your friend's necklace, though I've been drooling over that Hermès enamel cuff for a while now. Drizzle can be annoying, but I see you made the most of your day nonetheless! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I will be posting soon a list of nude pumps (high-end and cheaper versions). Have a great week Celia dear!
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  10. That's a cute umbrella, and my kind of handbag - big! I haven't been to High Park for years.

  11. I fell in love with the Pasotti umbrella's the first time you mentioned them. I covet and am going to get the red dahlia one someday! Such fun! You look wonderful, beautiful and so slender! Love your wild hair! Another thing I covet (smile).

  12. My dear Celia, what lovely pictures of you and looks you had such a joyful day.
    You look soooo beautiful, my friend!!!! And what a nice necklace.
    Oh and the umbrela is amazing.
    Thank you so much for linking up!
    Love and blessings, my dear.

  13. It looks like a perfect day even with the rain! I agree with everyone above - you look beautiful!

    Before we moved here (Kentucky), my husband worked for a company that was relocating his office to Toronto. This was going to be a big move for us from Orlando, Florida! We were told to go ahead and find a real estate agent and start looking. When doing the research of the area, I remember thinking what a great place to live. I was looking forward to the move.


    p.s. LOVE your hair! ;)

  14. You look casual cozy and boho lux and ready for a wonderful looking brunch.
    What a treat your tour is ... I miss living near my home-town zoo in San Diego. I hope funds happen soon ... what treasure is taken when they close.

  15. You are so beautiful!!!! LOve the Hermes bracelet and that necklace - how lovley


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