Welcome to BoBo Feed

BoBo is a French expression, short for Bourgeois Bohème, and it pretty much describes who we are.

Bobo Feed will be sharing things that inspire us or please us-
from the worlds of architecture & design, fashion & styling, food and drink, travel, urban living, whatever...

We hope you enjoy.


Friday, July 29, 2011

friday frequencies:The Jean Paul Gaultier Edition...

We have been lucky enough these last few weeks to be able to indulge in the rarefied world of high fashion.
 In the oven hot center of the universe that was New York,last week-end,we got to experience the ultimate...

 Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty exhibit at the Met.
Our collective minds were blown sky high.

This week-end it will be all about Monsieur Jean Paul Gaultier
at the Musée des Beaux Art in Montréal

It is in this spirit that we offer you this week's
"friday frequencies"

Stay tuned for a full wrap-up in the coming weeks of these two incredible events.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In Transit...Newark Liberty International Airport

Waiting for the bus to Manhattan at Newark Airport, 23:00h on a HOT July night.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

friday frequencies:NYC State of Mind

 We will be off for a week-end in N.Y.C. to catch a few of the sights along with the

It's been a while since we have been to "La Grosse Pomme"
and we are very much looking forward to it even though temps are to be in the mid 30's or higher.

 Stay tuned for some great posts when we get back.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

In Transit...

at the end of a long night on #501 car eastbound on Queen W.

Friday, July 15, 2011

friday frequencies- Get those booties movin'!

OK, time to get your samba on for a hot summer weekend. One of our favourites is Mas Que Nada. Originally written by Bossa Nova pioneer Jorge Ben, it was really popularized by Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66.

A recent Black Eyed Peas version reinvigorated interest in the song, and this video combines original Sergio Mendes, the Will-i-am remix, and uses it as soundtrack behind a little clip fondly catering to the irrepressible passion for Brazilian football. And, really, who can resist Ronaldo or Ronaldinho?

We've saved the best for last! Here's the sexified version with Sergio and crew together with the Black Eyed Peas- play this one just before you go out tonight. It'll get you in the mood for anything!

Have a great weekend, and to our Blogger friends in Rio, have a great get together tomorrow!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Bastille Day!!!!

A tous nos amis Français.
Nous, les deux Bobo,vous souhaites la 
Meilleure Journée de la Bastille!!

Ons pense a vous souvent!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

La Merceria: We had a Notion to go for Lunch

On a gray damp day early in the summer we decided it was time to check out a little storefront we had noticed a while back-- La Merceria. In fact, we had been so intrigued when we first saw its facade that we did a little research and ended up becoming a "Liker" on Facebook (check it out yourselves, here)
It seemed a little odd, seeing that they are very close to the office, that we would follow them via social networking without having ever set foot in the place. So we set off to remedy that.

The business is part cafe, part boutique. It is run by an Argentinian couple which we thought bode very well for both the food and the coffee. With (some delightful) exceptions, the goods are primarily of the bed, bath, and stationary variety- what one might in the old days have called Notions. And we assume it's no coincidence that if you check a Spanish dictionary for the translation of the term "merceria" you will encounter the words "notions store, haberdashery, hardware store". (We saw no hats, and the only hardware in sight was that gleaming espresso machine on the front counter!)
And yet the term notions doesn't really do justice to the non-consumable products on offer. A carefully edited selection of beautiful things tempts at every turn. Belying its diminutive storefront, this shop goes deep! As you wander back in the space you might encounter perfect little notebooks, delicious looking bath soaps, small pieces of handmade pottery, buttery leather clutches, a small and well chosen selection of greeting cards, even a couple of rolls of wrapping paper available by the meter. And throughout the space are interspersed small tables and chairs. It is, all in all, simply delightful!
Alas, though, we were there for sustenance, and it was this on which we really focused. Amongst the small array of goodies in the display case were empanadas (naturally) and slices of a savory baked tart with pastry crust & top (which looked yummy), plus salads & sweets. We opted for a couple of empanadas. They took a while to be reheated, and while we waited we thumbed the interesting magazines scattered about & watched the laptoppers who were hanging out with their notebooks & coffee. When the food arrived the wait proved to have been worthwhile. Obviously home made (the owner's mother or grandmother? It was mentioned, but we can't remember), they were delicious. And best of all, they were served with a brilliant green chimichurri sauce that added just the right garlicky tang to complement the pastry & chicken filling. The sauce was not a condiment that we'd seen used in combination with empanadas before, but it's an inspired pairing!

We grabbed a cappuccino for the road; the coffee had great body and the barrista did a fine job of blending. A tall drink of Argentine agua himself, he shared with us his opinion of steak in Toronto (lacking) but confessed that he had learned to adore sushi since moving here. With a flash of blue eyes & white teeth he sent us back out into the drizzle!
Since that first visit we have returned in the hot weather to get ourselves an iced cafe con leche, which was strong & bracingly cold. While there we stumbled upon a featured beverage: Iced Mate Lemonade. We sampled while we waited for our coffees, and we will definitely return for a full Tall One! For those who are unfamiliar, mate is a tea made from the leaves of the Yerba Mate plant, and it's consumption borders on obsessive ritual in Argentina. Combined with that tart lemon, it reminded somewhat of Iced Tea, and yet to these tastebuds it was more refreshing.
Of course, no Argentinian cafe would be complete without alfajores, the delightful coconut-coated biscuits sandwhiching a dollop of Dulce de Leche. Yet another reason why we MUST return to La Merceria!
Oh, and also for the Friday lunchtime barbeques that we hope will become a regular occurance (since we missed the first!)

 La Merceria
506 Adelaide Street West, Toronto

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sorry, we're closed....due to an outbreak of light heels

Seen on Pride Sunday, West Queen West

Friday, July 8, 2011

friday frequencies- time to get those hips moving!

In appreciation of this weekend`s Salsa on St. Clair, we dug into our library for a few of our Latin faves! First up, the awesome Issac Delgado (who is actually Cuban) with Son de Cuba a Puerto Rico. (sorry, no real visuals on this, but la musica is muy auténtica!)

From Puerto Rico, the relative newcomer Marlon, here with India, performing the infectious Usted Abuso:

And finally, we could not mention Puerto Rico without including a little Ricky! Here's La Bomba to get that booty movin'!

Have a great weekend, and try to get out there for a little dancin' in the street!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Seen...Winnipeg, 10:00PM light, July 1, 2011

 Quite astounding how late it stays light.
Hope you all had a great Canada Day!

Friday, July 1, 2011

friday frequencies- Happy Long Weekend!

OK, we're not dipping into our musical vault this week 'cause we gotta kick it off with a tribute to our home and native land  (and a little hippity hop down memory lane!) Happy Canada Day, everyone!!

And of course the weekend wraps up with one of the biggest parties on the planet! Happy Pride to all!!

BTW, here's a link to a nice little mini-doc about Sylvester