I cannot believe how sweet the woman working here is.
I came looking for some pretty specialised cloth, and they didn't have it (no surprise). The woman did try to help me find something similar that would work, and she ended up pulling down 4-5 rolls of cloth to let me feel them, test them, in general mosey over them.
She even cut me samples of all of them before I could stop her -- when I told her I was just going to buy some on the spot, she asked if I was sure (didn't I want to look at the samples and think it over?) before agreeing and giving me a ridiculous discount.
There are so many bolts of fabric in here too. Definitely recommend--I bet you will find what you're looking for!
Currently Tribute is running a pop up in Coffee & Tea Collective two nights out of the week from 6:30pm "until the dough runs out". Let me tell you my Tribute story.
I'm visiting someone who's totally plugged in and hip with it to San Diego (unlike me, the latest to all games). He says there's a great pop up pizza place he goes to often. I'm skeptical because I want to go to in n out (or something equally classy, what can I say). I am convinced otherwise and we go for pizza.
Right upon entering Matt is cordial and familiar in a pleasant way. As we're facing the eternal struggle of menu indecision, he just offers to make us a pizza. Do we eat meat? Do we like sauce? Do we like spicy? We leave it up to him.
Pizza arrives. It's wonderful. Four cheeses with mushroom and spiciness, with tomato sauce on the side if we want to use it. How did he read our minds and know what we wanted even though we didn't? He even offered to completely remake it if it was too spicy for us.
I saw him being super friendly to all the other people who came and went too, having conversations and making sure everyone was pizza-happy. Definitely a wonderful place to stop by and have a rest, a chat, and some delicious delicious comfort food after a busy day.
I have a serious love affair with uniqlo.
I have to admit it's still relatively young (under three years old) but within that short time frame it has blossomed into a faithful long-term committed relationship thanks to the company's functional/minimalistic clothing and the wonderful customer service. I wouldn't want it any other way.
SF uniqlo and I started from the bottom. now we here.
I'm highly inclined basically to rate any uniqlo highly, but I have to say that my first visit to the NY flagship impressed me even above and beyond what I've come to expect from uniqlo--in particular, I want to shout out the SPRZ section of the store (collaborative clothing with the MoMA right across the street) and the darling sales associate who helped me look through over five piles of shirts and checked the back twice before finding the last tank left in my size. If that's not dedication to customer service, I don't know what is.
To the dismay of my wallet and general other relationships, I will undoubtedly be back. NY Uniqlo, our adventure into love starts now.
I can't believe how little attention this place gets, given it is an opera house in the city that is internationally famous for classical music. I guess most of it gets directed at the State Opera.
I suppose the one difference is that you cannot get standing room tickets for the Folk's Opera--but seats are very reasonably priced. I saw Fildelio here, Beethoven's only opera, and it was beyond words very beautifully sung and played. If all other productions are like this one, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Small little underground all-purpose artistic space.
First and foremost, it's a store selling all things polaroid: cameras, films, flashes, accessories, vintage leather camera bags, polaroid photo printers... quite kitschy all things considered and very fun to browse. There are large magazines and a huge array of art gallery business cards displayed near the window of the store, all for you to take. The dude working there was also very friendly, and showed us a lot of cool products and projects going on in the space.
The store operates separately from the studio and gallery, which have their own managers and hours. Check (online?) to see if anything is happening if you want to look at those--they run events and exhibits separate from the store.
Leica gallery was 40 crowns to enter as a student, and it was definitely one of the best galleries I visited while in Europe.
Budding off of an equally stylish and modern cafe, the gallery was sporting sparse white walls while exhibiting the photography of Thomas Hoepker Heartland when I visited. Leica is a photography gallery, and it does a pretty good job of pulling in both great exhibits and giving background on the photographer in case the viewer isn't familiar with him. Though it took some wandering around in the sweaty dusty streets (and some necessary stops for refreshments), it was definitely worth the find.
I'll say it right now: I am a proud papersexual. Office supply stores, art supply stores, greeting card stores... stationery is the stuff of my dreams.
Papelote is a beautiful paper store with colourful and gorgeously bound notebooks of all sizes. Paper comes blank, lined, gridded, and dotted. There are art prints and post cards and pens and elastics. There are felt pockets for storing your iPad, tablet, notebooks, or other doodads, each with a button closure and constructed with large heavy yarn stitches.
The music playing is appropriate. For lack of a better description, it's what you may hear in a large independent cafe full of stuffed armchairs. The owner is so friendly and unintrusive -- she let me browse uninterrupted for what must have been an hour. Prices, in true Czech fashion, are right. The only thing that stopped me from buying more was the size of my small travelling backpack.
I might order some stuff from their online store soon if I can't help myself. Definitely stop by if you are in the area!
What a find!
Originally a public/community pool, this building is now repurposed into an art gallery and a club. The art gallery is open during the day, and the club is of course open at night. The building still says STADTBAD on the exterior, and it looks a bit rundown as if it were now an abandoned building. Don't be fooled, there is life in there yet!
They had a pretty sweet exhibit for the gallery going on when we went during the day, as well as a very friendly and sweet lady who was working there. Entrance to the exhibition is free!
We liked the whole atmosphere of the place so much we came back at night to hit the club. The area under the pool now houses the nightlife, so there are pipes and tanks and concrete walls, which make for a really cool look once the coloured lights get turned on. Music was amped up and the crowd was great. I really enjoyed how everyone was having a good time and dancing--no creepy pick ups or feel ups like you might expect from a stereotypical club. When we left at 4:30am, the night was still going strong with no signs of letting up.
The one gripe, of course, was the 12 euro cover...
We made the mistake of coming here on karaoke night.
Other than that, this bar is a total find. Huge patio in the back with heat lamps. Really laidback atmosphere, perfect for the times when you're feeling something quieter than a wild night out, but a bit more adventurous than staying in with ice cream and pyjamas. I would love to come here again.
Held my birthday gathering here a few weeks ago. I basically called in advance saying I'd have around 25 people coming, and they reserved off a few tables in the corner for us.
I love the interior, it's so cozy and woodsy. Candles make it classy, of course! Drinks were good, waitresses were really patient and nice given how many people were there.
I'd love to come back with a smaller group and just hang out and enjoy a night here. I can imagine it's a gorgeous date spot.
"warning: probable parenthesis overkill below"
Toronto, ON, KanadaYelper seit
Juni 2010Dinge, die ich mag
haircuts, bike rides, and bakingHier bin ich häufig anzutreffen
TorontoWenn ich nicht gerade yelpe, dann ...
I'm fulfilling my destiny to be swizztacularWarum du meine Beiträge unbedingt lesen solltest
I'll show you mine if you show me yours.Meine zweitliebste Website Was ich zuletzt gelesen habe
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar WildeMein erstes Konzerterlebnis
Jay Chou Toronto 2008Mein Lieblingsfilm
I wish I could say The CanyonsMeine Henkersmahlzeit
a whole lot of sashimiErzähl's nicht weiter, aber...
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