I realized this year that every time Nuit Blanche comes around, I end up going with someone else. I can recall attending five different years now & I don’t really know how that happens every time. I guess for me, each group of friends is as different as each year’s festival.
This time round I shared the evening with my cousin, Naomi. Technically speaking, I actually shared the entire weekend with her. She said it best when she tweeted, “our talents consist of eating noodles every day, walking forever, & dry humour.” Somewhere in there needs to be a mention of the countless youtube, Say Yes to the Dress, or cheesy movie watching we do too. We’re pretty good at all those activities, but I’ve got to admit the truest one is our blunt, dry humour together.
Starting on Friday & ending on Sunday, we spent our days wandering around & eating delicious foods. In the evenings, we chilled out with the best & the cheesiest viewing entertainment we could find. The exception was Saturday night, which was spent aimlessly wandering around all parts of Toronto with the help of our friend, Anna-Maria.
If you’ve never been to Nuit Blanche, the briefest explanation would be that it is an annual all-night art festival in the streets of Toronto from sunset to sunrise. I must admit that we struggled this year when we weren’t able to get a map & couldn’t find exhibits easily enough with the silly mobile webpage they suggested. Our favourite, (as you can see from the plethora of photos,) was the Walk Among Worlds installation. For some reason I got pretty excited spotting Melbourne (one of my many homes) on a globe in reach. Overall, I still always have a fun experience at Nuit Blanche & love sharing the evening with fun people too.
Notes: Nuit Blanche needs to start printing boat loads beyond boat loads of maps.
Some pictures were taken by the very talented Naomi/itsnomers. (Thanks Jello!)
You can get your very own red hat & amethyst scarf that I wore that evening at CUExperiments on etsy.