Monday, April 30, 2012


Time to get together all the April photos :) If you follow soblushed facebook page you already know that this month I had a challenge, proposed by Fat Mum Slim. It was really fun having an 'assignment' every day. Tell me what do you think :)
April was a pretty nice month for me actually. My labmate from Portugal came for 3 weeks so we had a lot of fun :), we brought me a lot of portuguese cookies, we had the Easter parade with all those dogs. It was also a month full of firsts: my first 'real' music concert here (The Naked and Famous. oh yeah!), my first baseball game, my first time on Buffalo Wild chicken wings.
May, you are officially allowed to come!

Posts from April:
Art district
casa Loma

Monday, April 23, 2012

Art district

Welcome to the Art District!
This Richmond really rocks ;)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

casa Loma

Today, some apartment therapy! This will be the last set of photos from Canada, ok? This time a Gothic Revival style residence that is now a museum and a landmark of Toronto. The house was owned by Sir Henry Mill Pellatt: a financier, soldier and wealthy man.

So picture this: the house (or should I say castle!) cost approximately $3.5 million and took a team of 300 workers and three years (1911-1914) to build from start to finish. It has 98 rooms, 5 acres of gardens...and an underground tunnel connecting to the hunting lodge and to the stables (garage, potting shed, stalls, carriage room and tack rooms). God!
As you can imagine, this guy hosted the best parties ever!! And more than social events, the Pellatt's were involved in a number of philanthropic projects. Chic!
Unfortunately, Sir Henry Pellatt started to have problems in sustaining the magic of Casa Loma. Tu ru ru After the World War I the economy collapsed, leading to the bankruptcy and they went back to the countryside.
As a curiosity, Casa Loma has been a popular location for movies and TV sets such as X-Men, Chicago and temporarily transformed into Hogwarts for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Amazing!
I hope you like the photos!


PS: Oh! Sir Henry was so chic and tasteful that he imported artisans from Europe to design much of the furniture. ;)

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