I am headed to Toronto this Saturday for a quick three-day jaunt which I had sincerely hoped would include reservations at Momofuku (senza the booking roulette required at the New York location- 10 days in advance only or at random for the coveted 12-seats at the Momofuko Ko bar). This should come as no surprise as when I travel, I like to cover just three main components: food, fashion, and culture. Sometimes the culture IS the fashion, like in Milan, while other times it may be visual art, like Florence. Next on my Toronto list is of course a pilgrimage to Canada's fashion Mecca: the Holt Renfrew flagship store. While perusing the internet for other touristy ideas, it came to my attention that it will be the end of Toronto Fashion Week on Saturday when I arrive. With further perusing, I discovered Fashion Saturday which is an event in it's second year that is put on solely for the public to gain on inside look at S/S 2015 trends, highlights of the runway looks shown during the week, and the chance to purchase from pop-up stores from various Canadian designers. So far, my itinerary is looking extremely promising- Fashion Saturday at 4pm, dinner reservations third-floor Momofuku at 9pm, (followed by a midnight rendez-vous at the CN tower? Nope, just checked, this is no Empire State Building- it's closed at 10:30pm). I am actually quite please with this reservation as it is definitely trumped by the 10:15pm reservation I had at ABC Kitchen in New York last June (made 3-4 weeks in advance). Stay tuned, will hopefully have some fun #WMFW posts to share after Monday!
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Jasmine is a former pharmacist turned freelance writer, foodie, and fashionista from Alberta, Canada living "the sweet life" in Bergamo, Italy.
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