I did recently get back from a very cleansing trip to Sauble Beach with my family, which was necessary for all of us, if not slightly bittersweet. For those of you who don't know what the heck Sauble Beach is, it's the second longest beach in North America, located on the coast of Lake Huron, with white sand beaches, waves, and clear water. The weather was beautiful, the water was cool, and sometimes people just need a little time to cry in a Muskoka chair while drinking alcohol paid for by their mother. Am I right, folks?
Seriously, I feel so much better. But the natives kept looking at me funny, and I don't really blame them.
At any rate, it was a great week to escape from the noise of the city and everyday life. We ate a lot of delicious food, with a few memorable places to mention. The first was the Casero Taco Truck: a double decker bus painted pretty colours and serving up beautiful and delicious artisan Mexican food. Seriously, the food is so pretty you almost don't want to eat it. But then you do, because it's also delicious.
The beach is owned by the Saugeen Ojibwa Nation, who have just opened a new restaurant conveniently located right next to our house called Red Road. It served up traditional Western foods with an Aboriginal twist. My brother Jamie raved about his Muskox Carbonara, and my mom adored her Bison Burger. I was boring and ordered a regular beef Burger, but did sample some caribou puff pastries. If you're in Sauble, you should definitely check out this cool spot.
We also went on a day cruise through Georgian Bay in Tobermory, where we saw the famous Flower Pot island. Basically, erosion over centuries has carved the rocks on this island into strange little flower pot shapes. One of them looked like Hitchcock. I swear.
|My Mom, me, and my brother Jamie on a boat (not pictured: photographer/other brother Scott)|
In other news, I was lucky enough to meet a huge group of other Toronto film bloggers who welcomed me warmly into their little community (thank you). It was really awesome to meet so many people who cared about writing and movies the way I do (in some cases, maybe more!).
Finally, I announced the winner of my "In A World..." giveaway. Congrats, Joanna! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed giving it to you.
That sounded weird.
In the next few weeks, I'm going to bring you another Blind Spot post (I have SO MANY of them, so get used to it), as well as a few reviews for some newer films. On Wednesday, I'll be attending a screening for a film that has yet to be released, so for the first time in a long time I can tell you about a movie when it comes out instead of weeks... or months... later.
And, of course, TIFF will be here next week. I can't afford to see as many as I'd like (nor do I have time) but I have selected a few films that I'm super excited to review. Fingers crossed. If I don't manage to get into those, though, you'll get to see me review some more obscure movies that I'll run to at the last minute. I'm a professional.
If anyone is looking for ideas on what to get me for Christmas this year, I think it's safe to say that a TIFF Flex Pack for the 2014 festival would be ideal. Pass that along...
What movies are you excited for as we enter festival/Oscar Bait season?