Brunch at Mildred’s…

Lovely Laura of Lola & Gigi suggested we go for brunch to Mildred’s Temple Kitchen…..great food, hip decor and more of that fabulous lighting….


 Toronto was full of amazing seasonal flowers!


Service please.....
Crows make lousy servers……
My skinny friend...


He looks like he wants to eat that squirrel!


Corner vingnette...
A great spot to linger over coffee.


Mmmmm….Huevos  Rancheros and Smoked Salmon Benny. Very yummy!


A really cool bathroom always adds to the resturant experience....


No boys and girls rooms here just a beautiful bathroom lobby with private rooms for discretion.


More fab lighting...and Barb looking cute in her Cherry Velvet namesake dress in the "Dotty Chic" print!


What a great introduction to some of the fabulous restaurants Toronto has to offer!


XO Cherry Velvet


Christina Hendricks, Winter Roses, and a Sneak Peek of the Cherry Velvet Holiday Collection

Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame is without doubt a curvy bombshell.  Named “the sexiest woman in the world” in 2010 in a poll of female readers taken by Esquire magazine, Christina has been on our fashion radar since her debut in the new Mad Men series. With recent appearances both on and off screen in red rose prints, she’s also behind the inspiration of one of our new Holiday 2011 styles, the “Peggy” dress.  We just received our sample of this style, and couldn’t resist dressing up and taking it for a spin!  Here’s your sneak peek into Holiday 2011…

Gorgeous no? Wintery floral prints are so hot this season, we can’t wait to unveil the other colours!

xxx Cherry Velvet

Yer salty and fickle…

Everywhere we went in Toronto, the lighting was notable and fabulous…..

the bar at our hotel



 Setting out along King St. heading west…..

I love this art deco chandelier, upper left...



Curtians on the outside?



Pretty soon we came upon this amazing shop called Soma Chocolatemakers. As soon as you walked in, you knew it was different.  They made all the chocolate right on the premises from the bean and it’s got to be some of the best chocolate I’ve ever eaten….

Handmade wooden chandelier...

 We’re officially on the chocolate anti-oxidant diet….:)

Flavours like dark chocolate with balsamic vinegar....

 To die for hot chocolate…..just like the movie Chocolat…




More treats….



The very best things in my opinion were the “Starry Night” salted chocolate and the juicy Seville orange slices dipped in dark chocolate….

Gifts to take home....ok.....some might not make it home...:)


While I may be ‘salty and fickle’….do try some salted chocolate…..Lindt makes one, and Starbucks has a Salted Carmel Mocha…it’s delicious!

Cherry Velvet XOX

Day & Night, Here’s How To Wear Your Cherry Velvet Dress this Fall

Just because it’s Fall it doesn’t mean you’ve got to pack away anything and everything with a short sleeve or a lighter fabric. With the leaves starting to fall, and a definite chill in the air, we’ll show you how to wear your Cherry Velvet dresses this season—for day and for night…


Our day outfit features the floral Black Zelda dress.  This look will keep you feeling cozy and looking smashing whether you’re leading a meeting at work, grabbing lunch with a girlfriend (or boyfriend!), or running errands on the weekend. The trick here is layers, layers, layers! A pair of opaque tights is the perfect fall accessory and looks great with ankle boots, while a trench and cardi are versatile basics and appropriate for anything life throws at you. The pop of red is right on trend, and looks oh-so-chic with crisp neutrals.

Get the Look:

1. Cherry Velvet ‘Barbara Dress in Black Lace Bouquet’

2. Torrid ‘Red Satin Rosette Cardigan’

3. Old Navy ‘Long Wool-Blend Trench Coat in Camel’

4. Aldo ‘Shoyer Leather Ankle Boot in Black’

5. Aldo ‘Vink Stacked Metal Bracelets in Midnight Black’



 Dazzle in the dark with this moody night ensemble.  Our Sugar Skull Damask dress gets glammed up with sequins, studs, and touches of animal-inspired accessories, while the medley of jewel-toned colours adds a touch of the mystical and mysterious. We’ve balanced the edgier dress and heels with a soft, luxurious wool coat and luminous feather hair clip.  The jeweled snake ring adds the all-important sparkle, and is sure to be a conversation starter. Who knows, you may just charm a tall dark stranger…

Get the Look:

1. Cherry Velvet ‘Barbara Dress in Sugar Skull Damask’

2. Claire’s ‘Feather Hair Clip’

3. Rachel by Rachel Roy ‘Blue Snake Skin Ring’

4. Igigi ‘Taylor Coat in Forest Green’

5. Sam Edelman ‘Lorissa Peep-Toe Pump’


 xxx CherryVelvetPlus