Hanging Out with Sweet Baby James and his Mom

coffee shop table with toys

I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with this beautiful baby boy and his mom Julie.

James is six months old now, and as cute as can be, ready with lots of big smiles and not a single tear shed the whole time we were together, in spite of just beginning to teeth. In a word, the child is adorable.

Our plan was to wear our comfortable shoes, meet at my place, and then walk somewhere from there -- given a few choices of interesting destinations, Julie thought a visit to Kensington Market would be fun and, considering it's one of my favourite parts of the city, I readily agreed. So off we went, with James fast asleep in his stroller.

We did a bit of browsing in the shops, including a new-to-me one that Julie recommended, called Kid Icarus. I'd never gone in because I'd wrongly thought it was a store for children's things. Turns out it's an excellent place, which I won't discuss further now, because my next post is going to be a feature all about it.

painted wall in kensington market toronto

me in an alleyway

j and graffiti wall


↑ 'tis the season! ↑

coffee shop in kensington market toronto

in kensington market toronto

We also went to Good Egg, and Blue Banana.

good egg in kensington market toronto

display at good egg in kensington market toronto

Bungalow is another great shop we went to. There they offer a nicely curated collection of vintage clothes and housewares, combined with some unique new clothing and accessories.

bungalow vintage and new shop in kensington market toronto

vintage shoes in bungalow kensington market

checking out vintage dresses at bungalow in kensington market

vintage housewares at bungalow in kensington market toronto

in bungalow in kensington market toronto

Just about then, James woke up and was ready to leave the confines of his carriage, so we found a table on the patio at Café Pamenar (located at 307 Augusta, just south of College).

pamenar cafe kensington market toronto

cafe pamenar kensington market toronto

I don't often get such a close-up view of a barista creating coffee foam art -- the ease with which this fellow made these beautiful creations was pretty impressive, for sure.

at cafe pamenar kensington market toronto

latte and cappuccino at cafe pamenar in kensington market toronto


j and j

j wearing baby levis jeans

↑ sporting the tiniest pair of Levi's you ever did see ↑


me and j


Thanks very much for checking out what I've been up to.
Wishing you a great weekend!
xo loulou
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7 Responses to Hanging Out with Sweet Baby James and his Mom

  1. Vix says:

    Thanks for sharing what you’ve been up to! Baby James is looking bonny, what a gloriously happy boy he is.
    Kensington Market looks like an utterly brilliant way to spend a day, all manner of unique, indie shops and great places to stop for a bit to eat. xxx

  2. Julie says:

    that was such a fun day!! And so much sunshine! James always loves hanging out with auntie Loulou. xo

  3. Kaisa says:

    I love how colorful it all looks! Oh and those tiny jeans, so cute!

  4. Lisa says:

    James is just the cutest! He’s growing so fast! Thanks for sharing about your date, the pictures made me smile.

  5. What a cute baby! I love seeing the places you visit. So vibrant and makes me wanna go so so badly. Maybe I’ll find a good deal on Groupon to get up that way.

  6. hena tayeb says:

    looks like a fun time.. and baby james is simply adorable.

  7. Sarah says:

    James is such a cutie. Love the shopping area, you’ve captured it well.

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