I’m so sorry for the lack of posts and updates! In addition to sorting out the mess from finishing up our renovation, my desktop computer died in mid-July >_<” I have had so many lovely photos from our doll meets and am only finally catching up on uploading them.
In mid-July we planned to meet up on the Toronto Islands for a lovely beach picnic, with special guest Otakusan167 visiting us too! However things don’t always go to plan. Otakusan167 had a family emergency so his travel plans changed and he wasn’t able to join us, and also the day turned out to be gray and rainy so we had to hide indoors at an alternate location. Luckily Marché is not too far away from the ferry terminal so we were able to regroup and meet there instead.
Despite the poor weather there was great turn-out and lots of beautiful dolls!
Hi everyone! The weather has finally warmed up so last weekend a few of the Toronto Dollfie Dream owners had a low-key little doll meet at High Park. I love having our outdoor meetups since it usually means lots of lovely photos of the dolls since we can move around a bit! It feels like ages since I’d last seen everyone so I spent most of my time hanging around and socializing while AlphaZ was the one taking most of the photos this time. Nurlindae knew of a great little spot in the park that was out of the way and perfect for us to settled down and be out of the way of prying eyes. The theme of this meet was “summer” – which basically meant anything goes! ^__~”
Since I’m still dealing with the mess from my renovation I only brought 2 girls with me – Alice and Gabi and I dressed them in pretty summery dresses
Even though AlphaZ was able to attend the January Dollfie Dream meetup in Toronto, it feels like I haven’t been at one in ages @__@” I’ve missed seeing everyone and their pretty dolls! Since the weather is still bitterly cold and gross we met at Go For Tea in Markham. The theme for this month’s meetup was “Spring, please come soon!” since March has almost finished and it is still snowy and cold. Most of the girls were dressed in hoodies, sweaters and other cute casual wear and some colourful chicks added a bit of colour to the group!
Alice wore a light sweater with a nice green coat on top. but she doesn’t seem amused with this bird on her head @_@”
September was a very busy month! First of all special love ♥ and congratulations to PVCFantastic and DioptricStraw on their wedding day! We had some special guests in town to celebrate with them, and after the wedding festivities were over we had a doll meet so that TheBobness could hang out with some of our Toronto Dollfie Dream community. For this meet we tried a new venue: a lovely tea lounge in mid-town called T-Buds. I had heard lovely things about this place and they were able to accommodate our large group in their tea room, even if it was a bit cramped for all the dolls @__@”
The casual theme of the meetup was “Lolita” and it was wonderful to see everyone all dressed up!
Hot summer days make for great casual and lazy doll meets outside! Originally we wanted to have another doll picnic down on Ward Island, but we found out a couple of days beforehand that there were a lot of things happening downtown this weekend and on the islands that would have made conditions less than ideal for doll meet, so we picked a midtown location – Edward Gardens – for our gathering.
This was one of the hottest weeks we’ve had this summer, and the heat killed my motivation to take photos, so I apologize for fewer number of photos than usual from this meet >__<” Continue reading →
Jezatron’s impromptu visit to Toronto on his big North American adventure could only mean one thing! Improptu doll meet! I rounded up a few Dollfie Dream owners who were free one Friday evening and we went to Café Princess in the late afternoon for cute dollies and yummy cake!
Jez brought Yoko with him from London for his cross-America motorcycle journey, and adopted Ruby when he was at the Volks USA store in California! I brought Moe and Micaela (DD Aoko Aozaki), PlasticFantastic brought Maddy, Maya and Melty, and MrCool brought his custom Sawako.
Here’s Jez’s new girl Ruby, being photobombed by Micaela! LOL
AgentPanda brought Penny with her, and Anime North’s official mascot doll Momiji came out of her display case for the day too!
Regular readers may remember that fellow DD collector Otakusan167 came to visit us in January – well he liked us so much he came back for another visit! This time the weather was much nicer so we planned a lovely picnic on Ward Island on Lake Ontario. The sky was a bit overcast but that turned out for the best for photo taking!
Here’s Otakusan’s Marisa, with my Micaela (DD Aoko Aozaki), Serena (DD Yuki Morikawa), Gabi (DDS Akira), MrCool’s Sawako and di-chan123’s Sakura just hanging out.
This was Micaela’s first big outing and she was very comfortable in front of the camera.
Immediately after all the fun and crazy antics of Anime North, I went out for afternoon tea with PlasticFantastic, Meo, Machiko, AlphaZ and our friend Mahoro who was visiting us from Edmonton! Since this was rather improptu, there were only a few dollies in attendance. I brought Micaela (DD Aoko) out on her first outing, and Mahoro brought his custom Miku and a couple of his cute little girls: Mimi & Hanako.
Warning – lots of delicious food photos!
We went to one of my favourite spots in Toronto – the Red Tea Box and ordered a mix of tea bentos and regular menu items. This is the Assam Tonganagoan Tea Feature Bento – with mango-raspberry mousse almond cake; Lime-coconut Tart; Spiced shrimp, pumpkin & coconut crispy triangles; tilapia cakes with tumeric cauliflower pickles, sesame and peanuts.
Last weekend a few of the Toronto-based Dollfie Dream owners met up for a small doll met, and we welcomed 3 new faces! AkaTG, Nurlindae and a friend of MrCool00236’s came to hang out with us. Since we were a small-ish group, we went to Café Princess and brought a few dolls with us! We had a loose theme of Springtime, Easter and St. Patrick’s Day so there were lots of cute outfits on the dolls!
We weren’t able to book the party room so we sat out front, and it was actually very nice since there was more natural light. These girl were early so they got set up first – Continue reading →
Oh my goodness time flies! I’ve been meaning to post about our last Toronto meet ages ago, but time just got away from me! A few weeks ago many of the Toronto-area Dollfie Dream owners got together at Go For Tea in Markham. This was our largest meetup to date (with 20 attendees!) but luckily they have a very big party room off to the side that was able to accommodate our large group! Here are some of the beautiful dolls in attendance –
Back row: Juu-Yuki’s Kirito & Asuna, PlasticFantastic’s Juno, my Rin Tohsaka, Annalise & Serena, and Meo’s Tamaki.
Middle row: PlasticFantastic’s Maya, Tanu-chan’s Kairi, AgentPanda’s Penny, my Médée, Meo’s Misuzu and Lillia
Front row: nkei’s Charlotte & Kokoro, AgentPanda’s Dotty, my newly arrived Mayuyu (custom HDD-06 painted by Machiko), PlasticFantastic’s Yuki, di-chan123’s Sia, MrCool’s Yukino and centurystory’s Primula
And hiding behind all the big dolls there was a little resin BJD picnic! So much cuteness!
whitefrosty’s Mishka and Yukio, Machiko’s Delilah & Sora and Tallenvyaere’s little resin dolly
Happy New Year everyone! I spent the first few days of 2013 in bed with the flu, but I medicated myself to make it to the first Dollfie Dream meetup of the year in Toronto, with our special guest Otakusan167 who was visiting from Alberta, Canada! I’m a bit behind with my blogging but I’m going to do my best to catch up over the next few days!
Since I had zero energy to dress up my girls in new outfits, I brought Aerie and Gabi with me, since they were already dressed up for the “Winter Casual” theme ^__~” Gabi is wearing her pretty pink coat still from her visit to Germany – Photo by: Otakusan167
Last Saturday some members of the local Dollfie Dream community got together for a nice afternoon out with our dolls! We met for lunch downtown at the Marché restaurant and there was a wonderful gathering of beautiful dolls! This is an early group shot – a few girls came later ^__^”
I guess I’ll start by introducing some of these lovely girls!
It’s hard to believe that summer has come and gone, and that it’s already September. This past Saturday some of the Dollfie Dream owners in Toronto got together for our monthly meetup, and this time we had a special guest – Mahoro was visiting from Edmonton, Canada! I’d previously met Mahoro in Tokyo back in May at Danny Choo’s Culture Japan Night, but Mahoro was bemoaning the fact that there are no other DD owners in Edmonton for him to hang out with. [So, if you’re a Dollfie Dream owner from Edmonton reading this – say hi!] Well, that just made me sad, so our community arranged to have a meetup while he was in town!
Back row: Kai-suteki’s Tai, nkei’s Setsuko (DD Beatrice), my Gabrielle and Rin Tohsaka, PlasticFantastic’s Odette and Cirno, di-chan123’s Shana (MDD Louise)
Front row: tanu-chan’s Kairi, nkei’s Mai, PlasticFantastic’s Mio, juu-yuki’s Airi (DD Rina), PlasticFantastic’s Yoko, Mahoro’s Haruka, MrCool0236’s Harumi, AgentPanda’s Penny and Machiko’s Sora.
Our theme this month was “Back to School” so there were lots of cute schoolgirl uniforms about!