Ciao a Tutti!
It's been over a month, I KNOW, I have somewhat failed to update. However this is my second wonderful long weekend in a row and now have some time on my hands.
This past while I have had some time to take in what has been going on around the GTA, catch up with some old friends and get my active living health kick on a roll (so stay tuned for a few more posts soon!!).
First of all I want to say HAPPY CANADA DAY (slightly belated) to all of Canada.
|Wave Your Flag :)|
Yesterday was fantastic with so much jubilation and celebrating. I celebrated in Mississauga taking in the diverse cultural mash-ups and the free concerts by some proud Canadians! Although, not all performances were as pleasing as others to the eye's and/or ears (break dancing and albino zebra mash up... say huh?!), they surely were done in the spirit of the day! If I have you on facebook, check out my Summer 2011 photo album for further comments on the performances. I do want to make a shout out to Shawn Desman - YOU WERE SUPER SEXY AND FABULOUS! just saying, he totally was. He had a great performance and was definitely a great opening act for the gorgeous fireworks display. Thank you city of Mississauga, it was a great evening. Here is a short photo summary of the evening (sorry I'm missing a few of the performances):
|Korean Drumming and Hula Dancing|
|These Kids Wear Crowns ''JUMP START!''|
A Jazzy Saturday It seems I've been on a bit of a adventure kick lately. Last weekend I took some time to experience the Jazz Festival that has been livening up parts of Toronto. It's still going on and I highly recommend it. Saturday evening the distillery district was bursting with diversity as we caught two amazing performances by Les Doigts de L'Homme.I have been a fan of jazz for a while listening to the oldies like Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, loving Michael Bublé's spin on some Frank Sinatra Classics and have taken in a few other more modern Jazz artists. This, however, was my first exposure to Gypsy Jazz (a.k.a. Jazz Manouche). I LOVED IT. I was completely captivated by the string work; a very talented group and a very interesting genre which I look forward to continue exploring (any musical recommendations are highly welcome!). The watching of Chocolat promptly followed this jazz adventure and jazz manouche continued it's hold on our hopeless romantic hearts for the rest of the weekend. *sigh
What have you all been doing to experience your cities? Canada Day?
Ciao For Now!!
Ps. Excuse the poor quality of photos... my X10 is still not fixed.