Gigi is back in town and we had a great time exploring Ontario looking at fall colours. Captain Paul knows the backroads and showed us areas of Niagara and The Bruce Trails that were starting to get colourful.
McMichael featured a concert by Barbra Lica and the following week, Emilie-Claire Barlow. On Friday the 17th they feature Ernie Tollar, and on Thursday the 30th, Tony Quarrington. Tickets are at http://www.mcmichael.ca
I brought Jessica, Hayden and June to see a new show at Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre. Sam Spade, Mae West, Al Capone and other eccentrics had as much fun playing “whodunnit” as we did watching it. One day I hope to do a comedy and jazz night at this unique venue…with June Garber as the star!
My mom and dad always enjoy trips to Toronto and this was no exception! We had dinner and live music at Toni Bulloni in Yorkville, where Gigi sang, accompanied by Mark Kieswetter on the keys. David Clayton Thomas joined us…along with almost a dozen other friends.
The next day we attended “The Book Of Mormon” and laughed like mad.
Tickets are pricey but it’s a great musical; a ton of laughs, great music and Christopher John O’Neill is certainly a star on the rise. www.mirvish.com
Gigi and I hosted the first Chez Bee salon of the “season” recently.
While Bill McBirnie and Bernie Senensky performed, Magdalese from Cuba joined in on the cahone and everyone was clapping along. Suddenly a man from the film crew shooting next door comes in and begs us to keep it down for fifteen minutes as they are shooting a quiet scene. Sahra pulled out my celtic harp (I have many instruments I’m not good at playing, but they get plenty of love from my visiting musicians) and Schram recited a poem. Gigi and June Garber sang torch songs and Mark Kieswetter, Tony Quarrington, Roger Clown and others performed for three hours non-stop. I’m usually having too much fun at my parties to take pics and rely on others. I snap a few at the end of the party but miss the low-light performances on purpose. Rather be in the moment.
I’ve had a nasty toothache for weeks. Just before hitting Monterey it began and last week was bonkers. I asked to get it pulled but was told to have it checked by a specialist. $624 later, I’m going to get it pulled. My friends have been very sweet to put up with me running at 40%. My trip to wine country on Sunday made up for my lack of drinking lately. We stopped by Peninsula Ridge for a delcious brunch and then over to try some rare wines at Daniel Lenko’s. It was a perfect autumn Sunday and I look forward to several more weeks of fall colours and pumpkin pie!