Friday, January 8, 2010

Tomorrow we Shop

It's January and the time of year when we travel to Toronto to attend The Toronto Home Furnishings Market. It's here where we check out the trends, scope out deals and shop for new merchandise for Moving Designz Home & Cottage. This large trade show is open to retailers, designers and industry professionals and is held every year in early January.




Anita will be joining me this year. She's an awesome sidekick and a great shopping gal. Normally we attend the gift shows together held at the end of January and mid summer. This year we're taking turns and Ashley will attend the CGTA with me later this month.

We're flying up tonight and with any luck all the snow will hold off. Travelling in winter is tricky.
Last January in Toronto looked alot and I mean alot like this picture. The city had record breaking low temperatures. It was freezing.


This is the Toronto I prefer, mid summer, when the temperatures are lovely and warm. We go every August.



From last year's summer trip I took this photo while enjoying a meal and refreshment on a patio 4 floors up overlooking Younge St.




We also checked out Kensington Market last summer on our buying trip. What an awesome area for personal shopping. I scored the most amazing vintage designer skirt for a mere $15. I brought it home had $20 worth of alterations, it fits like a glove. I love a great buy especially when it's beautifully constructed and tailored. I also found the most lovely sequined slipper shoes in Chinatown for $10.



This image was painted on a brick wall in colourful Kensington Market. I love the city and each year I discover another new area to check out. Since the buying show is held in the vicinity of the airport we always tag on a few extra days at the end of the show to experience downtown Toronto.
I must run I have a flight to catch and I am so excited to see what new things we will see and find for restocking the store this year.
Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend.
Susan






3 comments:

Ideezine said...

Susan,

Have a wonderful time! Shopping does open your eyes to new colors, themes and of course ideas. Take lots of photos and a notebook for ideas and sketches. You'll be glad you did when you return home. You've scored some great items personally too. Nothing better than a tailored fit. Can't wait to read all about it when you get back!

Bette

DesignTies said...

I want to come shopping with you, too!! You know... I've never been to Toronto. One day!! And one day I want to travel to PEI and check out your little piece of heaven... and your shop!
Victoria

WLurrie said...

Sounds like so much fun -- have a blast!