Archive for 2019

Honest Answers | The Royal York Hotel Edition

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

we went downtown and checked in to the royal york hotel and dropped off our backpacks and headed over to Wayne Gretzky’s for lunch.  kids never been and chantal has not expanded her food selection and she settled in with the grilled cheese that was really good.  noah and myself picked up “the great one” burger which was really good with a double patty.  seventy four bones later we hit the hotel to check out the pool which was warm, narrow and long.  a little hot tubing.  we were pretty full so we decided we would eat after the movie.

i picked up some tickets for the movie “Free Solo” which was up on bloor.  hit this blog post for more about the movie.  the plan was to go there and eat after and hit snakes and lattes and play games into the night.  the movie was awesome and after we went down the street to starbucks and filled up on sweet foamy goodness.

snakes and lattes in the annex was packed with a 3 hour wait.  so we hit the google and found another boardgame cafe south on dundas west.  we called and they held a table for us and we got there to play some new games and a little cockroach poker.

my goodness… almost 1am.  time to grab a taxi and get back to the hotel. we still have a round of honest answers to record.  at the hotel we each wrote our 7 questions on some hotel stationary and we set up my phone to record us in bed answering the entire 21 questions.  we shot 38 minutes of footage that i knocked down to 9 minutes and that will be released soon on YouTube.   I had to cut out some questions to protect the kids and me with some of our answers.

 

how to make coffee at the royal york hotel

Banff Film Festival | Peterborough | Sponsored by Wild Rock

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

at the last minute picked up a single ticket for the friday evening of the festival.

I had the opportunity to watch 9 films.  Loved it.  Here is two of them I found on video.  Next year… I need to see all three nights.

 

For the Love of Mary from Sharptail Media on Vimeo.

REI Presents: How To Run 100 Miles from REI on Vimeo.

Free Solo | The Climb That Takes You For A Ride

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

the kids and i went to the ted rogers hot docs cinema in THE6 to see Free Solo which is such a great documentary about Alex Honnold and his assent up El Captain in Yosemite National Park.  what a ride.  10/10 from me.  it has a rating on IMDb of 8.6 and a meta score from critics of 83.  this park is on my bucketlist.  it just looks incredible to visit and camp and hike.  i will see this movie again when it hits the theatre in PTBO and i try and drag out everyone i know and i will jump at the chance to see it on IMAX any day.

Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history

alex has a witty sense of humor and him meeting Sandi who is just adorable changes the dynamics when you think of it from her perspective as she falls in love with him and doesn’t want to stop his dream.  can’t believe that 3 guys first climbed this rockface in the 50’s with rope and it took them about 46 days to complete it and alex did it it in under 4 hours.  my mind is blown.

go see it.  i posted the trailer and also a interview below that.

Chill Hop | New Mixes

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

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i found myself in the evenings on my way home pushing the button to play my instrumental beats… which i have now renamed “7PM Chillhop Slow Down + The Lovely Happiness“.

the mix above is slow beats that could be labelled that way as “calm” if they could.

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i wanted to create more of a chillhop mix that is a bit more upbeat for when you have people over for a mix and mingle.

you can listen on spotify the mingle mix here.

if you want a mix to have a shower with someone you want to kiss… then below is the mix that works.

follow it on spotify so it’s in your collections of saved mixes.  you can find it here.

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You can find me on spotify here.  right now… i have a collection of different public playlists to help with keeping me in a mood or helping me get to a certain mood.  you always need help moving up or down in the mood department.

Spotify | Playlists | 7PM R&B Old School + Playful Kissing

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

You can find me here.

Downloading the MAC or WINDOWS desktop version is sweet.  Easy to listen to music when you are on the computer at home working and surfing.  Spotify is free.  Other blog posts with posts featuring some playlists can be found here.

Music is sexy and so is the vibe to this playlist.  Perfect for the evening in with someone or even by yourself since it’s nice to think about someone you can’t wait to see and kiss.  This mix has a little vintage feel to it and it goes well with a nice bottle of red and some scented candles.