A couple years ago my friend Matt Penner (an amazing painter among other things) started a company with his friend Damian called Native. To say their company has exploded would be an understatement, and I’ve learned a lot about how to grow Booooooom just by watching them. Anyways, I thought it would be fun to give away a pair of these Fitzsimmons coming out this fall. Who wants ’em?
I just dropped off two sets of our Booooooom x Poketo wallets to my buddy Zach at The Juice Truck (corner of Abbot St and Water St). The staff will be giving them away for FREE to people who ask, but you’d better be quick as there are only 8 of them! Say hi to the gang while you’re there and have a juice, you won’t regret it!
A couple weeks ago I had a chance to talk with James Jean about his new book REBUS which comes out this fall, and thanks to my generous friends at Chronicle Books I have a signed copy to give away to one of you!
JAMES JEAN INTERVIEW / REBUS GIVEAWAY
If I came out to LA to visit for a day, where would you recommend I go for my breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
Jeff, you will begin your day by having breakfast in bed with me, then El Taurino for lunch, and finally Gjelina for dinner. We will retire to my place to look at some fine etchings. If you play ball, you can enjoy croissants and fresh squeezed juice again the next morning.
Haha breakfast in bed first! Like the first date in Annie Hall when Woody Allen asks for his kiss before they eat so he can actually enjoy his meal. If you could be a character in any film who would you be?
Grizzly Man. Because I enjoy being consumed by the thing I love the most.
WINNIE TRUONG INTERVIEW
If I could only eat a breakfast, a lunch, and a dinner in Toronto where should I go?
I’d urge you to go to Saving Grace in Little Portugal and brave the wait for breakfast, brunch and lunch, it’s just that good there. Dinner is a two-parter: you should go to Mandarin at Yonge and Eglinton and gorge yourself on all-you-can-eat chinese food, then head a block up the street to the movie theatre (half price on tuesdays) and enjoy that hard-earned food coma.