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When In Yorkville…

Can't say I'm a big fan of Olivia Palermo, but she does have great hair. The kind you would find in Bloor-Yorkville.

I rarely make it north of Bloor Street and east of Yonge.  I try to walk everywhere and I can find most everything in my SW quadrant of the city.  When I do venture outside of this territory into Bloor-Yorkville, I find myself acting like a tourist.  Generally within the span of time between visits, new restaurants and shops have emerged and the area is great people watching fodder.  If you are looking for chi-chi poo-poo, this is where you will find it.  Flaxen blown out blondes with that pristine Olivia Palermo hair (ringlets are no accident, but the work of a hairstylist) stomp in their designer heels with rich older sugar daddies, old ladies in ancient mink and oversize sunnies sit on patios and Porsches rev their engines on Cumberland.  I am truly fascinated…but only in doses.

Glamour is nice on a sunny afternoon.  If you are in the area, be sure to make a cameo at:

  • Teatro Verde (100 Yorkville Ave.)  is a glorious mansion filled with floral couture, luxury furnishings, curious and fanciful gifts.  Each room is decorated in a unique theme and mood – from Asian rock n’ roll with monolith Buddhas to a sophisticated Paris apartment with designer coffee table books and plush French Provincial divans.  Wondering where to buy a Veruschka coffee table book?  Look no further.  Need a gift for an heiress?  Have a designer create a custom bouquet with grosgrain ribbon.  Does your Den need an Old World globe and telescope?  That’s here too.  It’s as though you’ve died and gone to heaven, if your idea of heaven is a curated and decorated by super-talented artistic directors (like mine is).

"Ooh, Ahhh, Oh" The sounds you will make at Teatro Verde. Glorious.

  • Anthropologie (78 Yorkville Ave.) As if the beauty doesn’t stop, next door at Anthropologie, there are embellished jewels, embroidered caftans, Indian jewellery boxes, shabby chic housewares (love the enamel floral hooks and the ikat and gold-trimmed bowls!) and flouncy cotton dresses.  Transported to a foreign escape with the thumping beats of a ‘Buddha Bar’ soundtrack, you can find a plethora of interesting finds from tulle ruffled boleros to tribal printed cotton sleeping pants.  If you need a Gypset wardrobe, here you go.

I've been to quite a few outposts of Anthropologie and I must say, I enjoy the setup of the Yorkville location.

Lucinda Blouse styled super-cute worn off the shoulder with a sideways bun. High KB factor. True.

  • Cafe Nervosa (75 Yorkville Ave.) Ever since I was a fresh-faced fashionistah, my girlfriends and I would meet up for drinks on the patio or for a casual dinner.  The thin-crust pizza is lovely here, not too doughy with fresh vegetables and a light choice with a glass of wine for the summer.  If you are in a festive mood, why not order a jug of white wine sangria?  (To share.  Don’t be a shicker.) The wait staff with their cute Italian accents, are jovial and the smell of garlic wafts from the open concept kitchen (a bonus if you love garlic).  A very popular locale for lunch and dinner without being too sceney or pretentious. 

Cafe Nervosa at Night. Courtesy


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1 Cams { 06.13.10 at 10:00 pm }

I can agree with your about Olivia…not a fan of her, but her hair is so lovely! Added you on blog lovin’! :)

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