Monday, April 12, 2010


We have returned from a few delightful days in Toronto. Despite cold, rainy weather we had a blast in this vibrant city. We spent one afternoon at ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) lingering over dinosaur bones, art deco furniture, Wedgwood ceramics, and African Canadian quilts. We also visited the newly renovated Art Gallery of Ontario, enjoying the King Tut exhibit, the contemporary art collection, and the exquisite ship models.

One of the highlights of the trip was my visit to Bookhou, Arounna Khounnoraj and John Booth's beautiful store and studio on Dundas Street. We had a wonderful time sipping hot tea, chatting about linen, dyes, business, and art. Thank you for your hospitality, inspiration, and friendship!

Lots of our time was spent walking around the Toronto neighborhoods. We lunched at St. Lawrence market, braved the winds along the waterfront, and some of us ventured up in the CN tower. I also visited the Textile Museum of Canada, a small gem and a must visit for anyone with a love for fabric and fiber.


  1. Hi Lotta. Great photos! And great composition of photos! Bookhau looks lovely. Will link to the textile museum later. Thank you!

  2. Oh I would love to visit that city someday. Thanks for the tour. I love your 'experiments' too!

  3. Hi Lotta. I too visited the Textile Museum while in Toronto and loved it. The gift shop was almost as good as the museum!


  4. It's beautifully sunny today! I wish you were still here to enjoy it. Nice photos.

  5. Oh goodness, it looks like it was one spectacular trip--even with the grey skies :)

  6. it was such a pleasure to meet you in person. Glad it was a fun time despite the cold damp weather. Hoping for more visits.

  7. Never have I enjoyed a city (I have never visited )so much. Your photos are spectacular. You are an artist in every medium.

  8. Lotta Dear,

    Seems like you had a wonderful time in Toronto! I have never been there but Peter used to live there and absolutely loved it!

    Let's chat soon!

    ox Mon

  9. Lovely! I would love to visit someday. I adore that photo of the stairs.

  10. Hi Lotta
    It was so nice to meet you at Arounna's.
    That first shot of the AGO is one of the best I've seen (back view)

  11. Hi Lotta
    Passing on a Sunshine Award to you! Here's to a very productive and inspiring spring

  12. Great pictures!
    I would love to visit that looks lovely :)

    - Alysia

  13. I went to Toronto once, very briefly, and loved it... I left wishing I'd had more time. One day soon, I hope, we'll make it back up there. You captured the essence of that city beautifully through your photographs.


  14. Great photos and what a treat to visit Arounna's shop—such a talent.


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