May 31, 2010
I understand that Edmonton is having some horrific weather back home and I'm not one bit displeased to be amidst +30 sunshine here in Toronto. This is the first time in 2010 when I've been able to walk home after midnight in a strapless dress and still feel warm. How dreamy!
The sounds, smells, and diversity of this great city are still continue to delight.
On Saturday Dexter and I walked up Yonge and strolled about.
Stopped to browse at Holt's and had a very civilized luncheon at the café. Note to moms out there. This place has a wonderful mom's room in the ladies washroom. Change table and chair for nursing! All the restaurants we have been going to have been very helpful with letting us keep Dexter's milk in their fridges. With the hot weather and lack of fridge in the hotel room we've had to be pretty resourceful about it.
Ordered pasta so Dexter could share too.
Dexter slept for the first half of lunch. I took the opportunity to enjoy a prosecco while lounging on the comfy seats.
Upon waking Dexter was ready to party, and charmed all the wait staff. This seems to be a recurring theme here. It's surprising how many people are moms or just love kids. They come right over and take Dexter to go play for 5 minutes at a time, which makes it really easy for me to have him out and about. People have been very helpful.
Something about having the super cute kid (I know I am biased) means immediately having a community of people around you who want to help you take care of the little dude.
Hot hot days require stopping off at the hotel post shopping adventures (two dresses that day) so Dexter can have a cool bath and early evening nap.
And after two receptions at the hotel (conference related) we set out as a family to go meet our wonderful friends, Christian and Salima, who amongst our Edmonton expatriate friends.
Gotta love the tall buildings.
We went to Dazzling on King W. Asian fusion. Yes, please!
The green coconut curry is delicious.
So are the green dragon rolls.
And the company was both divine in intellect and presentation.
I love that Salima can pull this colour off. It's one of the few that makes my skin look like dirt.
We ended the evening hanging out at their apartment with blizzards from Dairy Queen. Yeah, I know. How ethnic! Mine was mint oreo.
And there's nothing like street meat on the way home to confirm that you're in a big, bustling city.
Obviously the novelty of Toronto hasn't worn off for me. Still loving it!