Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Toronto

I have never aspired to own anything from Louis Vuitton but I did enjoy my visit to their Time Capsule exhibit. It is beautiful. If you are downtown definitely pop in. The main exhibit is in the tent outside on Front Street across from the Royal York Hotel and there is pop up shop filled with books, notebooks and perfume in the lower level of Toronto Union. Free admission and the exhibit is on until Sunday September 30th.

Brighton Layson and Passmore Mupinduko – ZimSculpt Toronto

Brighton Layson and Passmore Mupindiko are the two resident sculptors visiting Toronto for the ZimSculpt Exhibit at the Toronto Botanical Garden. I have been a few times since the exhibit opened and have enjoyed chatting, getting to know them and seeing them create amazing sculptures. If you have not yet been, do plan a visit on your own or with family and friends before Sunday, September 30th. Make sure to drop by to see these two lovely gentlemen in the ZimSculpt Marketplace to say hello and see what they are getting up to.

Dominic Benhura at ZimSculpt Toronto

Famous Zimbabwean Sculptor Dominic Benhura and his beautiful work at ZimSculpt at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Lovely to be included in this evening’s special event. Dominic will be live sculpting until Sunday September 16th along with resident sculptors Brighton Layson and Passmore Mupindiko. A great week to visit.

Exercising Baby

One should surround themselves with things that are either beautiful or practical or both.

On my first visit to ZimSculpt, I fell in love with a beautiful sculpture called “Exercising Baby” I found in their Marketplace. Sadly the piece was not in my budget but I took a photograph to remember it. Apparently I really loved the piece as in reviewing my photographs I found a smaller version of the sculpture I loved. Lucky to find it on my second visit to the exhibit. Exercising Baby by Richard Kambazuma now has a new home with me.

To find your own beautiful piece of Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture and support generations of Zimbabwe Sculptors, visit ZimSculpt at the Toronto Botanical Garden between now until Sunday September 30th.

ZimSculpt at the Toronto Botanical Garden

ZimSculpt is a stunning new exhibit to the Toronto Botanical Garden this summer. Curator Vivienne Croisette has brought 100+ sculptures across the world from Zimbabwe to Toronto for a free exhibit that will run daily until Sunday September 30th.

All ZimSculpt sculptures are for sale and there is also a marketplace where you may purchase smaller sculptures too. Vivienne will host coffee chats on Saturday and Sundays mornings and there are also tours available to get a behind the scenes perspective into the sculptures.

Two sculptors – Brighton Layson and Passmore Mupindiko – are part of the ZimSculpt team that has travelled to Toronto and will live-sculpt brand new sculptures next to the Marketplace Tent. Don’t miss the opportunity to see them create during their stay.

I was lucky to learn about this exhibit as Vivienne is a friend of a friend of mine. It did not disappoint. The ZimSculpt modern stone sculptures are simply amazing and I love how many portray strong women and family life. You truly need a few hours to roam and appreciate all the pieces that are placed throughout the gardens. If you live and/or visiting Toronto in August and September, I highly recommend planning a visit to explore and discover ZimSculpt for yourself.

Enjoy!

Plane Spotting at YYZ

When I was little, my dad would take my brother and I to Toronto Pearson to watch planes land. The excitement of the plane coming towards you is a rush that never gets old. It is something I still absolutely love today.

One of my favourite spots to catch jets landing is the parking lot behind the Petro Canada Gas Station on Airport Road. It is the perfect spot when this runway is in use. Download a flight tracking app to your mobile to determine where planes are landing. Trust me when you arrive, you will find many other fellow plane nerds trying to capture the perfect shot.

Today I met a family who brought their four year old son for the first time and the smile on his face said it all. If you are looking for a fun family activity, I highly recommend a wee bit of plane spotting. A great way to create a lifetime love of flight.