The Club Monaco flagship store on Bloor Street West in Toronto was but a myth to me when I managed a CM in Victoria, BC a couple of years ago. Everything that we didn’t have in our small-yet-cozy store was sure to be found at Club Monaco on Bloor. When I moved to Toronto, making a trip to the Bloor Street location was high on my list of tourist-y activities.
Yesterday as I was walking in, I heard a girl say to her friend “This store is more beautiful every time you come here” – and it couldn’t be more true. But as if this store couldn’t get any more stunning, they’ve recently introduced a farmers market out front.
I went to check it out with Leopard Cub and my friend Lauren and we were all in awe by the set up, the vendors and the atmosphere. We spent hours sitting at a sidewalk table enjoying flat whites from Boxcar Social (amazing coffee), cool treats from Philips Ice Pops (fresh & fruity) and maple, pecan, peanut butter, huckleberry heaven from Bake Shoppe (just what my sweet tooth ordered).
The purpose of the farmers market is to make Club Monaco on Bloor a destination – and not just for shopping the creme de la creme of Club, but for a entire experience. Browse the latest collections, gossip over your purchases with a coffee and a homemade peanut butter cookie sandwich (yes, Bake Shoppe does it all) and leave with a fresh bouquet to make your world just a little bit prettier. Sounds amazing, right? It is.
I could have stayed there all day but after Leopard Cub wolfed 2 popsicles, some cotton candy and a strawberry-huckleberry pop tart, had a sugar high and then the ultimate sugar crash, it was time to leave. I fully intend to go back again and again. Who’s up for a “date”? (Seriously would be the perfect date though – lunch at P&L, your choice of desserts washed down with a seriously great coffee and flowers for the road. Omg.)