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Halloween in Toronto

The last time I took a vacation was in two-thousand-and-eight when I visited France; one of the most memorable experiences in my life to date. However, considering how long it’s been since I took some time off, I decided to leave work alone for a few days and enjoy Toronto. I didn’t expect being a tourist in my own city would be one of the greatest vacations I’ve ever had.

Everything began Tuesday after work when Sabrina and I joined the family to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Not only was it a great show, it was also a great after party. From the rack of lamb to the fresh sushi bar I was fueled by man’s favorite foods.

On Wednesday I went to my much loved Bier Markt to catch up with my high-school friend Michelle. Finding out about her success in philanthropy didn’t surprise me as she’s always been a saint. Yet her info about an organization known as “The Society” still has my interest sparking.

Thursday was an adventure in and of itself. From journeying through our cities library system, to spa time with Natalie, that afternoon was an unexpected gift. Later Natalie took me along to the “Veuve Clicquot Boutique Opening.” There I met some of the greatest names in Toronto fashion, but alas I missed my photo op with Jeanne Beker. Finally, I ended the night at the Saw 3D premiere. Not a great film, but certainly a great 3D experience.

Then there was Friday. It all started with the ROM and its Terracotta Army. Seeing this slice of ancient civilization humbled me to the core. I wrote and wrote and wrote while I walked amongst those pieces of history. Thereafter everything changed. I met up with JLB, stumbled into a little Mustang, and went to one of the greatest reggae concerts. PFB Entertainment brought Freddie McGregor to The Guvernment, and they gave us the greatest seats in the house. Truly an epic show! (followed by an epic meal at The Counter).

Saturday: Devil’s Night. For those of you who know our Sports Blogger John, it was his birthday this past Friday. To celebrate we went to our buddy Vincent’s for his first house party in his new digs. A crazy night coupled with Vince’s classic photography. Having a couple dressed up as Situation and Snooki look-a-likes took the cake.

Sunday: Halloween. Tonight as I write this blog I’m reminded of what a great American holiday Halloween is. After stopping by my fav sneaker store, (I.E Today’s Sportswear), it hit me how much I love Halloween. Having lived two years in Africa I was blessed to see a new culture, which made me better understand my own. No where else in the world will you see Halloween as reverenced and celebrated as here, and for that I am grateful. It’s adored by friends, inspiring to my business partners, and entrenched in cultural depth. Halloween in Toronto; Great vacation!

Comments

  • Anonymous

    great blog bro! Vince’s party was epic just for his “sink punch”!

    • Anonymous

      Yes… that was something else.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000583209773 Sabrina Camp

      hahaha I hear about the ‘sink punch’.

  • Chris Elliott

    DUDE! Great blog. I loved hearing about your adventures.

    • Anonymous

      Much appreciated my man. I try to just go with the flow as much as possible. The more you trust life the greater it becomes I’ve found.

  • Anonymous

    You’re such a tourist! hahaha – Love it man! Such a nice taste of local culture!

    • Anonymous

      I know, and what an experience it was. Thanks for the love my man, and see you Wednesday!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000583209773 Sabrina Camp

    what, you missed jeanne beker??that’s a disappointment.I missed u at work : (

    • Anonymous

      I missed work, but I needed the break. I got the greatest new idea for a blog. Remind me to tell you all about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Wood/541180607 Adam Wood

    Holy Bejesus, France & Holland was 2 years ago – Good to see you’re getting to know the city

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