Cardboard City!

Schram chills in the pool, guarded by his faithful servant, Cardboard Man!

Schram chills in the pool, guarded by his faithful servant, Cardboard Man!

I have the best room mates! (Well, we all have our own places but we're "beyond neighbours".

I have the best room mates! (Well, we all have our own places but we’re “beyond neighbours”.)

 

 

 

I live in a very magical land…a rare building in Liberty Village where everybody gets along and where people take turns coming up with wild ideas, theme parties and unforgettable events of all kinds. Dom hosts a painting party, I provide occasional salon nights, Craig has his dungeon, Desh his Armoury Collective events and Cheryl…all manner of happenings! The Cardboard City party was as memorable as our Mini Golf Challenge years back. IMG_7178If only I knew how big and organized it was going to be, I’d have invited a bunch of friends!

Before.

Before.

After.

After.

The few I knew with kids weren’t free and only a couple pals dropped by…still…there were way over a hundred people having a surreal time! It began in the morning and afternoon with people of all ages making objects and art from a few tons of cardboard Cheryl had procured. As the sun set, the kids split…the garden tiki bar opened and the projection art kicked into full gear.

My old pal Keram is in town from L.A. and loved the party! He has a new CD www.keramsongs.com

My old pal Keram is in town from L.A. and loved the party! He has a new CD http://www.keramsongs.com

Cardboard City Crewe

Cardboard City Crewe

Deglazer Laser is from Montreal and I think Max and Cheryl should get booked next year at all kinds of festivals…

Lazar Cardboard, anyone?

 

IMG_7192Desh threw a great bash as always; every band rocked – but I was particularly excited to see “Fitness” perform a disco set that kept me dancing. I was up at work at 6am and by 2am I was ready to call it. By Saturday night the driveway and garden were cleaned up and cardboard delivered to Turtle Island Recycling. I suppose it was a green party but I could’ve sworn it was mostly beige!

Lunchtime Barbie.

Lunchtime Barbie.

Three Babrie Lica sightings in a week cannot be a bad thing. Barbie and I dined with some contest winners from JAZZ.FM91 out for lunch at Barberian’s Steakhouse.

Try the wine!

Try the wine!

I gave them a tour of the wine cellar

Late Night Barbie.

Late Night Barbie.

Barbie also attended the Cardboard City party later that night and I saw her perform at The Beaches Jazz Festival. She entertained the crowd with hilarious introductions to her songs and the weather held out just fine.

Lou Pomanti congratulates Barbra Lica on a fun show!

Lou Pomanti congratulates Barbra Lica on a fun show!

IMG_7210I don’t really have a weekend brunch routine but I often hit 25 Liberty on Saturdays and Dale Percy agrees…it’s amazing food!

Hisaka loves Harry's!

Hisaka loves Harry’s!

Hisaka was in town from Japan for a few days, so she joined me at Harry’s (we hadn’t brunched there in almost a year), along with Dave Howard and Dave Statham.

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Also this week, I hit a promo event for the Scotiabank Carribean Carnival and lo and behold, I matched the Queen of the party! I had to stick to beans and rice…not much in the veggie department. (I once had Vegan Jamaican food in Monterey and wish it caught on up here!) I enjoyed a perfect piece of fish at Barberian’s this week and an incredible halibut at Jazz Bistro on Sunday when I joined Lisa Particelli, Ori Dagan and other fans of June Garber. Her set with Mark Kieswetter and Pat Collins was superb. I still have “You’re My Thrill” in my head!

Watch for June Garber! Oh yeah, and go eat Halibut at Jazz Bistor; you can thank me later!

Watch for June Garber! Oh yeah, and go eat Halibut at Jazz Bistor; you can thank me later!

 

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