Friday, August 13, 2010

Soma Chocolate

Soma. Yes, the word sounds oddly familiar. I don't know if this is actually the intended case, but I swear it was named after the heavenly pleasurable drug from Huxley's "Brave New World" because it is incredibly addicting.
Situated in Toronto's lovely little Distillery District, Soma is an artisan chocolate factory, boutique, and cafe all in one.
They import some of the most sought after Organic Fair Trade cocoa beans from around the world, and create their very own chocolate in house with the help of traditional and antiquated processes.
They offer everything from unique little chocolate snacks, traditional baked goods, gelato, beverages, and a variety of other little delicious treats.
It is seriously some of the best chocolate I have ever tasted. It's dark, rich, aromatic, and smooth. Absolutely divine stuff. Haha.
You must definitely make your way down there if you're in the Distillery District. You will not regret it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Broadway Street

Broadway is one of SoHo's busiest shopping streets. These were some of the first things I experienced when I reached SoHo. I just wanted to quickly drop a few photos to visually share it with you.
As soon as I turned onto Broadway, I was so surprised to see a sneaker shop right off the bat. Haha, I'm not sure why. It made me kinda excited. LOL.
I also don't know why I decided to go in here. Haha, it was kinda boring, but they have a lot of shoes I guess along with some urban streetwear labels. It has this boring mall vibe too it though.
This is the Muji space. I really loved it. They really used the gorgeous high ceilings and huge glass store front to their advantage. The afternoon sun streaming in, laying out shadowy sun spots all over the smooth wood flooring; that's the type of thing I remember when people mention New York.
The space has this simple, neat, and spacious feel to it. Plus cool house furnishings, accessories, stationary, and affordable clothing basics. I really love Muji.
So that was kinda what hit me in the face as soon as I stepped off the Canal Subway Station in SoHo.
Anyways, I know I've really been slacking on the posts. I'll try to get more of my New York photos on here next week. I sincerely hope you're all enjoying your summer.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Opening Ceremony NYC

Definitely one of the most famed retail experiences in New York City. The story of how this space came to be is absolutely fascinating. Spike Jonze made a video for Vice TV a while ago about it.
Anyways as you walk through the front door, you'll realize it's quite a large space with a small little upstairs section with a bunch of books, magazines, and music selections. There are a lot of accessories and new arrivals on the main floor.
Downstairs has a large space filled with clearance stock. A bunch of awesome stuff on sale. I bought a T by Alexander Wang hoodie for $68. It was the last one left.
The staff is either aloof and leaves you alone, or just pleasantly helpful. I still like Toronto's service a little more though, haha. I spent more time in this store than any other in SoHo. Haha, I really loved it all.
The store front is being refaced, basically like the rest of SoHo. Anyways, this is an obvious stop if you're in NYC!
And I really must mention that a visit to this New York will bring some of your favourite blogs to life. One example being Ms. Rumi Neely's Fashion Toast blog. Isn't that cool, haha.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

American Apparel in SoHo
Dov Charney's mark on Broadway. Beautiful cast-iron architecture SoHo is adored for. It's right around the corner from Opening Ceremony.