For those who value a more Riveting Tryst
I love getting to be a tourist in my own city. It is such a gift to still be astonished by a place you call home.
Summer is my favourite season in Toronto, for the freedom to walk in any direction and see the city lively with activity and amusement.
I have a deep reverence for nature, and jump at any oppourtunity for a summer excursion outside of metropolitan borders.
In the warm months I tend to frequent the Toronto Islands as often as I can, and am partial to its clothing optional beach.
A fanatic of patio drinks, my toes in the sand, and a leisurely sweat on my brow. Enthusiast of cinema, symphony, opera and ballet.
I enjoy most genres of music, spanning the spectrum from big band and swing jazz, to indie, pop-punk and metalcore.
I believe that food experiences should nourish all the senses.
I favour establishments with ambiance, artistic design, theme, and plenty of character.
This isn’t to say I prefer to dine expensively. I have been on dates to places from Sneaky Dee’s to 360 Restaurant at the CN Tower. Among my favourite past dining venues are:
Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie, The Sultan's Tent & Café Moroc, and Café Boulud.
I love making creative dishes as much as I love being treated to them, and an intimate night of home-cooking in good company holds up against any other!
My favourite foods (in no particular order) include: Jamaican, French, Latin American, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Italian.
Below for your consideration I’ve included a suggestive list of local and international restaurants on my wishlist!
LOCAL: || Jazz bistro, The Reservoir Lounge, Lee, Dandylion, Chantecler, Luckee, DaiLo, Campagnolo, Kōjin, Canoe, Bar Isabel, Scaramouche, Richmond Station, Yang's Fine Chinese Cuisine, Buca, Rhum Corner, Grey Gardens, Melrose Restaurant, Speakeasy 21, Nami.
INTERNATIONAL: || Gaggan (Bangkok), Fäviken (Sweden), White Rabbit (Moscow), Osteria Francescana (Italy), The Fat Duck (England), L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges (France).
I am always happy to see a movie, attend a comedy show, art exhibition, theatrical performance, or direct us to one of my favourite burlesque shows! Whether you need a little arm candy or a captivating confidant, I am invariably excellent company.
I lust for the intricate beauty of life and art. Those times we take to experience culture, observe new sights and sounds, contemplate that which we know and love, are potent and triumphal moments. Nevertheless, there is something timelessly charming about a little youthful fun! I am known as a chameleon of fashion, and dressed to the theme of every occasion. My style is recognizably individualistic and a true expression of my character and mood.
Some of my most memorable past dates include: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts, Ripley’s Aquarium, Distillery Historic District and St Lawrence Market.
Below for your consideration I’ve included a suggestive list of local and international attractions on my to-do list!
LOCAL: || Edwards Gardens, The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre, The Ballroom, Power Up Game Bar, Nightowl Bar, The Reservoir, Royal Alexandria Theater, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Royal Ontario Museum, Bata Shoe Museum, Casa Loma, Tiff Lightbox, Rec Room, Ryerson Image Center, Design Exchange, The Power Plant
INTERNATIONAL: || Cannes Film Festival, Milan Fashion Week, Palais Garnier, London Coliseum, Metropolitan Opera House, The Frick, The Clark, MOCA (Los Angeles/Shanghai/Tokyo), Tate, The Morgan, The Huntington, The Louvre, Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum.
Travel has always been an important part of my life. My best memories of childhood and friendship all revolve around it.
I believe there is no better bonding experience than choosing to share a personal paradise with another. Nor better measure of compatibility, journeying to a yet untried Eden.
The Spirit of Escape exists no matter the journey’s end!
I love sunny drives down lush country roads, bustling open-air markets, quaint bistro filled cobblestone streets. Whether a business weekend secreted away in a deluxe hotel, or an extended tropical sojourn.
I have not close to scratched the surface of my travel aspirations, but I am privileged to have had the chance to visit some incredible locations:
Niagara Falls, Banff & Lake Louise, Bahamas, Trinidad, Cape Town, SA., and Addis Ababa.
Below for your consideration I’ve included a suggestive list of destinations on my travel bucketlist!