Friday, October 22, 2010


I love my community here in Parkdale. I think I've lived here almost five years but just celebrated my 1 year shop anniversary. The other shop owners and I have really bonded. My dear neighbour to the right just popped over and presented me with a glass of red wine. Now, I don't know about you but this is something that can really make my Friday. A baked brie might send me over the edge. My oldest and dearest friend Bitty surprised me with her homemade carrot soup the other day and it wasn't too long ago that dear Rachelle from Hawk Eyes dropped off the most fabulous flour-less chocolate cake from Terroni, I think I mentioned this but honestly, I still get chills when I think about that dessert. You have to go there and then go to Hawk Eyes and choose from a myriad of treasures Rachelle has carefully chosen to showcase in her beautiful shop.

Apparently a new flower shop has opened up on Roncesvalles not too far from me. You might expect me to worry a little but honestly, I wish them very well. There is enough to go around and I want them to succeed. We florists don't need to fight amongst each other it's the grocery stores we should be worrying about.
So, come to Parkdale, shop til' you drop! Especially on Ronce as it's suffering tremendously from all the construction. Buy local, resist the temptation to buy from the big box as it's a real detriment to the mom and pop shops you find so charming!
We need you!
xo Alison


webb said...

If your work stays as good as it is, you will not have to worry about the big box guys!

Shades of pale said...

Wish I was in you Hood :( ....

Urbanstems said...

Well said Lady C. Sinead x

Anonymous said...

I wish my east danforth nabe was as hip and happening as Roncy. Slowly but surely good things are happening - three new bakeries where there were none! Just two weeks ago a flower shop opened. I'm going to make a point of going in to say hello .

Janessa said...

It must be so fun to have a shop, and get to know your neighbors, and support each other like that! You're living the dream, Coriander Girl!

Unknown said...

Hey Ali, Kat here - Sweetpea is vastly different from you (the new flower shop on Ronces), and I know you won't ever have anything to worry about.

Go team!

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