You know when you are coming up to a weekend and you don’t think it’s going to be busy but then it is? I had one of those weekends. As some of you math-y types like myself may know, Friday March 14th was Pi Day (3.14….get it?). My friend hosted a little impromptu dinner party for Pi Day where we ate all things Pi (or pie). There was Sheppard’s pie, tortiere and pizza pie (complete with the Pi Symbol made of pepperoni). We nerds really know how to let loose…..
On Sunday I went to a fashion lecture by Danielle Meder at the Drake Hotel called “Silhouettes and Signals”. Danielle Meder is a fashion illustrator specializing in live runway sketching. The lecture was about how various things such as politics, economics, and sex has shaped the fashion silhouette over the years. The cool part was that while she presented she live-sketching on her iPad which was projected on the screen. It was really engaging format and the topic was really interesting. Not to mentions her sketches are absolutes gorgeous. You can check out her work on display in the lobby of Drake right now. Her are some shots I took at the lecture:
And I also attended the National Home Show and Canada Blooms at the Direct Energy Centre on Saturday. It was really busy and I didn’t have a lot of time so my focus was on the Canada Blooms side since I am so excited to start my garden this year. I’ve already started some of my seeds. Canada Blooms is the perfect spot to find inspiration for your garden. They also have tons of experts presenting throughout the week on the main stage providing great gardening advice.
There were lovely walking gardens and a series of runway fashions made from flowers. And I bought some new seeds to try out this year.
On top of it the National Home Show portion has hundreds of exhibitors as well as a ton of design, DIY and renovation experts presenting on the main stage this week/weekend including, Brian Baumler, Glen and Jamie Peloso, Jane Lockhart, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault and more. You can see the whole schedule here. The show is happening all week until March 23rd.
And the good news if you were hoping to go this weekend I have 3 pairs of tickets to giveaway! All you have to do is submit a comment below to enter! Contest closes Wednesday, March 19th at 5 pm EST. Winners will be selected at random using Random.org. Good Luck!