TORONTO

December 14, 2014

GildedGetawayGuideToronto

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At a passing glance and from the recent trend of our posts, one might think we’ve been rolling from one gilded getaway to the next at Around the Pound. While our wanderlust heart leaps at the thought for such to be true, trust us, there’s been plenty going on to fill in the gaps between recent destinations. This Thanksgiving we elected to skip town country and squeeze in some R+R before end-of-year festivities made their début. Having the great fortune of being a Sagitarrius bébé, December is forever full of fête and merriment, i.e. having a pinch of down time to mentally prepare is the quintessential (and only) way to survive the season.

Heartily welcomed by our neighbors to the north, our getaway was divided into parts one and two. The latter, (more, much more on part one soon), nestled us in the heart of Toronto. Having previously visited the Ontario capital, hand-in-hand with a general knowledge of the lay of the land, we were able to roll up our cuffs and dive right in. Judging purely from the size our guide (not to mention the notch on our belts), this city is filled to the brim with golden goodies. And, since ’tis the season of giving, we thought it only fitting to fill your stockings with a super-sized serving of inspiration.

For those who follow along on our travels, you may recall this trip was particularly poignant, marked by an overlap with Small Business Saturday, and the perfect opportunity to visit some of our favorite purveyors in support of the #shopsmall movement. Two ladies in particular, Christine + Camille, rank high atop our creative charts for women fulfilling their dreams, each a renegade in her own right. Their shoppes, tucked away in differing ‘hoods of this sprawling city, are a crowning testament to pursuing one’s passion and cultivating a captive audience.

Last but not least, no getaway guide is complete without a mention of eats, EATS! Food soooo incredibly good that yes, your eyes aren’t playing tricks, we did include a butcher shop in the mix. Toronto leaves no stone unturned in the way of culinary treats; from baristas to bartenders, we’re fairly certain you’ll find all your holiday wishes come true.

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