Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gone to the city!

This beautiful picture was stolen, in broad daylight from Ooh La Frou Frou who is such a darling artist and paints wonderful, glamorous paintings of city life and girls who have it all!  She turns all of her paintings into greeting cards and I am sure she could be convinced to do some custom work for say...a bride to be?  Newlywed?  Birthday party?  I really need some for myself!  As a little treat she has given us some printables for here to print your own NYC and T&Co inspired tags!

We, as a family, are heading into the big city today to see the sights, enjoy the decorations, take in the Christmas lights and have dinner.

We normally go to the Eaton Center for the Little Prince's photo with Santa but he isn't there this year.  The management or marketing geniuses decided not to have Santa sitting in his castle in the middle of the biggest mall in the city during the weeks leading up to the biggest spending holiday of the year.  Remember when Santa was what drew people to the mall too spend their money?  I guess with all the online shopping we do, they have decided chats with Santa will be online only too.  Yeah, we can skype with him.  Charming.  I called the big department store attached to the Eaton Center...they usually have a great Santa!  Nope.  This year he is only there on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  I asked where a 3 year old is supposed to visit with Santa on a Thursday in the city!  No one has an answer.

We will be going to the big Christmas market  (check out their's so easy to use, perfectly laid out, had loads of information) which is a fairly new thing in Toronto.   I think this might be it's second year and I am very excited to go.  I heard a vendor has chocolate covered bacon!  I can't wait!  Breaking news...I just checked and Santa will be at the Christmas market every day!  I will be taking lots of photos!

I also read that children need to be in 'cue' by 6:45pm to see him by 7:00pm.  Cue?  I am so rolling my eyes at this.  I think they mean 'queue'...reason 489 I will be homeschooling the Little Prince.  The first lesson will be 'Don't use a fancy word when one you actually know is readily available'.

Have a fabulous day!


High Heeled Life said...

Ooh La Frou Frou sounds great, will check it out.
As for Santa for Little Prince , Santa will be at Bayview Village from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily....December 3 to 24.
Hope the weather clears up for you... This time of year in the city is always fun!XO HHL

Beth Dunn said...

I hadn't heard about this "skype" with Santa until today. WOW
Have fun

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Oooh! Sounds so much fun. Have a lovely time Sweets xx

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin' have a fun time in the city with your family.

Skyped Santas...girl, ya may be on to somethin' there.

I just wanted to invite you to enter the giveaway over at my place for a signed copy of Beth's book. Please drop by, the cider is simmerin' and the fudge is goooooood!!!

God bless and have a marvelous time in the city!!! :o)

Lily Lemontree said...

Have a great day in the city!!
Also spotted Santa at Hillcrest in Richmond Hill. The mall can't compare (even remotely!) in any way to the Eaton Centre but the old guy in red is there everyday, not too much of a line-up either!

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

You know I'm a huge fan of illustrations. Love the holidays!

MCW said...

Have an amazing time!!!

PS - saw the NYC taxi and thought you were here!

Teena in Toronto said...

The Dufferin Mall has a Santa.

We checked out the Christmas Market last Saturday ... it was packed.