Sunday, April 19, 2009

A DIFFERENT ROUTE


One of the things I love about where we live is how close we are to Bloor West Village, and it's many markets, unique shops and some great restaurants. This morning we were meeting friends for brunch at my favorite restaurant in the village, "Dr. Generosity".

As part of my "boot camp", I have exercise homework, and today I needed to do a 40 minute walk, so I decided to walk to the restaurant to make sure I got my walk in. I knew we were going to walk around the area after brunch, but I wanted to do a good steady power walk. It took me about 50 minutes to walk from the house to the restuarant.

I walk home quite often from the subway during the week, but today I decided to walk a different route, to check it out.

I discovered some cool new shops that I wanna go back and check out when they are open and I have more time. "Repeat Boutique" is a second hand designer woman's clothing store benefiting the charity "New Directions for Women" and "Windergarden" is a decorative garden store with indoor and outdoor accents. Looking through the window it reminded me of a store you'd find in the Muskoka region. I also finally got to peak in a window I've driven passed many times called "Angel & Mermaids", lots of sparkly jewelery in there! I'm really glad I decided to take a different route today!

We had a great brunch and then enjoyed picking up few things at the various markets in the village before heading home.

4 comments:

Amanda said...

These stores look awesome! I would like to check them out some time too! :) Thanks for a great Sunday morning.

Anonymous said...

I still have not been to Dr. Generosity yet.
I know you love it Angie.

Ann

Teena in Toronto said...

When Gord and I were out walking today, we saw a path to walk along Humber River. We are going to do that soon and then hang out in Bloorwest Village. I lived in that 'hood from 1997 to 2001 and it's changed so much. I don't get up that way much anymore.

Drowsey Monkey said...

Oh I love that part of town!