Our journey from London to Toronto started early. Our car arrived at 5am and took us safely to Gatwick, our flight was smooth and on time. Half way through our flight the pilot came over the speaker telling us to look out of the window as we were flying over the tip of Greenland where you could see the icebergs and snow covered mountains, truly a breathtaking sight!
We watched our own film choice on the laptop, we watched ‘Splendour in The Grass’ starring everyones favourite, Warren Beatty. I always find myself crying uncontrollably on flights whenever I watch a film, must be the altitude, it can get a little embarrassing especially if you’re on business balling in tears at High School Musical, ‘Splendour in The Grass‘ was no exception’ we both sobbed like babies. Inspired by the poem by Wordsworth of the same name ‘Splendour in The Grass’ is a tale of love, turmoil, mental breakdowns and high-school sweethearts. It is an excellent film, highly recommended.
Upon arrival into Toronto you could see from the flight that the city was sprawling and vast like Los Angeles, the streets all built in a grid like New York City and the water was so clear you could see straight to the bottom. We jumped in a limo to our apartment where we’ll be staying for the next couple of nights. Our bed sheets are floral and delicious and our landlord looks like Charles Bukowski.
We took a stroll out to Kensington Market which is on our doorstep. Kensington Market is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood with streets lined in fruit & veg stalls, bohemian hang outs, great books shops and vintage clothes shops. The shops are slightly less expensive than London, we grabbed a Burger and Sweet Potato Fries and sat in the sunshine watching the World go by. On our way home we swung into a couple of shops including Courage My Love as recommended by The Coveteur girls. Courage My Love was an excellent store full of 1960’s through to 1990’s clothing Ladies & Gents, the prices were reasonable and they had a huge selection of beads and necklaces, friendly and bohemian.
We also went in a cool bookshop called Good Egg, they had a massive selection of food books as well as fiction and some beautifully designed homeware, gifts and cards.
Toronto looks like my kind of town already with a relaxed pace of living, friendly people, great food, fantastically colourful shops and cafes, lots of bicycles.