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23 May, 2009

saturday pm

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

I am writing this post from my hotel room in the lovely Pantages hotel while sprawled out on the amazing king-sized bed. Note to self: buy new mattress and four fluffy new pillows. The pillows are probably the best part of the room. :)


It’s been an extremely long day. It began rather early with a morning stroll along Yonge St., followed by a quick breakfast after which our group of bloggers dove right into our sessions. I should explain more about what we’re doing here exactly but I’ll have to save that when I’m not blogging on my phone. I will say that this event revolves around local eating and local food… a topic close to my heart for sure.


I have met some really cool people… and wait until I tell you about last night’s dinner. You foodies out there will be impressed!

Now I have to get off my duff and get ready for dinner #2. L8TR!

— Posted from my iPhone

2 Responses to "saturday pm"

1 | Katerina

May 23rd, 2009 at 10:56 pm


Let’s not forget about that robe eh? Go robe.

2 | b*babbler

May 27th, 2009 at 8:58 pm


Ooh – the Pantages. It is a nice hotel eh? Did you get a chance to visit the lovely bar?

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