Oink Oink is not the typical run-of-the-mill store that you can simply drive by without noticing. On first glimpse, the outside is painted chartreuse green with complementary rainbow striped colors on the front of the building and is decorated with little pink piggies. The O’s of Oink Oink also resemble pig snouts. The letters are hung cockeyed, which attracts even more attention.
Patisserie La Cigogne is a busy little, elegant-looking café that Nanny Erin paid a visit to at about 10:00 a.m. on a Friday morning. On this particular Friday morning, the café was packed to the gills with families, and she had the pleasure of sitting next to a group of 3 moms and their daughters.
Trick or treat night is fun for both kids and parents. There is only one night of the year that parents allow their children to go out at night and ring the doorbells at stranger’s houses. Kids enjoy it because they get to dress up collect lots of candy, while parents love to see their kids dolled up in their costumes and may even look forward to sneaking a handful or two of the candy that their children collect.
Kids Costumes can be your one stop shop for all of your child’s dress-up needs, whether it is for Halloween, a school play or a dance recital. It’s a humongous store that is just packed to the rafters with incredible costumes that range anywhere from toddler sizes to 12-14 year olds. They even carry some adorable newborn costumes.
If you happen to smell the pleasant aroma of freshly baked foods wafting in the air as you leave story time at Mable’s Fables, it must be what’s coming out of the oven across the street at Café Jules Patisserie. Nanny Erin followed her senses and discovered a perfect place to bring children to, before or after story time. The delightful little French café boasts unbelievably mouth-watering fresh-bakery type snacks that taste as yummy as they smell.
We’re off to play at the Lab Cab Festival this weekend – and you should come too! This is the 5th year for Lab Cab – a free, two-day arts festival which takes place this Saturday and Sunday in every room, space, hallway and staircase (even washrooms) of the Factory Theatre. Local artists perform one-acts in theatre, dance, music, poetry, comedy, film and visual art. Founder and artistic director Aviva Armour-Ostroff tells us there will be oodles of kiddie-friendly entertainment – from shows to crafts. Most acts run a total of 15 – 20 minutes, perfect for the fidgety attention span.
Oh magnificent Monday: we’ve partnered with www.teambuy.ca to bring Toronto families a very sweet spoonful of sugar on August 23rd!
Simply put: Olly Shoes is a bright, inviting and well-organized shoe-store for kids. Nanny Erin was impressed with the helpful and kid-friendly staff who were eager to please – and you won’t need to worry about fighting to find a seat in the large space. There’s more than enough room to browse and there are plenty of benches for you and your family to comfortably sit and try on an afternoon of shoes.