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. If only I knew how big and organized it was going to be, I’d have invited a bunch of friends!
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.
Deglazer Laser is from Montreal and I think Max and Cheryl should get booked next year at all kinds of festivals…
Lazar Cardboard, anyone?
Desh 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!
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.
I gave them a tour of the wine cellar
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.
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.
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!