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.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Book Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Do you ever feel like your dog knows you better than your spouse does? Well, it's true. And he probably even knows you better than you know yourself. 

This completely charming little book tells the tale of a young family in the first person, but the narrator's voice is that of Enzo, the wise family pooch. The artfully interwoven themes layer this quick read with an impressive depth, and it's author, Garth Stein, knows how to artfully build anticipation and how to tug at the heart strings without you feeling that you've been manipulated.

Along the way you will learn of the dangers of crows and that we actually choose to host the evil zebra that lives within each of us. You will learn a fair bit about race car driving and how it is a metaphor for your approach to the world. And you will close the book wondering why we over-complicate our lives and our personal relationships when we have walking obediently at our sides the best role models for both directness and enjoyment of the here and now.

Sit. Stay. Read it.
Good Dog.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Segundo Dia

Seen: Puerto Rican (?) dulces

This one's for you, Sandrita!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


A vision in pink.
Maitland St & Church St, Toronto

Friday, March 25, 2011

Gone Fishin'

Well, once again it's time for us to escape the last gasps of winter and head to warmer climes for a couple of weeks. You may not hear a lot from us while we're away. We usually need to spend the first few days just chillin'. And then there's the problem of internet reliability. Actually UN-reliability is the watchword where we're headed. So we`ll be back as soon as we can. Hasta Luego, y'all!

In Transit...

#501 Queen Street car- Saturday March 19 2011
around 11:15PM

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

In Transit...

Queen Station- Saturday March 19, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Seen...Graffiti Wall

Queen St W., Toronto

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Postcard from Vancouver (1)

One of Vancouver's joys (and there are many) is its connection with the water. Its sea-side setting contributes hugely to the beauty of the city, factors prominently in the active lifestyles of its residents, and of course provides a bounty of delicious things for the seafood lover to consume.

We recently spent a Saturday touring the town on a bicycle, and just as our energy was starting to flag in the early afternoon we stumbled upon Go Fish. We had heard of the place from a colleague, but had been told it was on Granville Island, which is not accurate. We were riding on the southern False Creek Seawall (headed for Granville Island in fact) on a section that wasn't right at the water's edge.  As we rounded a bend heading back towards the water we noticed some folks standing at the railing devouring take-away food. A quick head swivel and we saw that tucked behind some trees was a sidewalk leading off the bike path onto a working wharf. With the scent of French Fries in the air we decided it was time to explore!

Dismounting, we walked our bike through the opening and there it was- a bright blue shipping container with an open serving window and a half dozen folks lined up to order. As we cast our eyes a little further, we noticed a large wooden dining deck attached to the side of the container, and a lot more people!! Mostly just standing around waiting!
 Not to be dissuaded by the crowd, we got in line and placed our order for halibut and chips. Despite the array of "fancy" take-away on offer, being at the source on this singular occasion we craved the classic. (OK, we'd have to tolerate the "pacific rim" coleslaw, but after tasting it we had no quibbles.)

With a little time on our hands- estimated wait: 25 minutes- we explored our immediate environs. Down the gangway was a floating dock where there were moored a couple of fishing boats selling their fresh wares. We briefly contemplated the logistics of stuffing a salmon in our carry-on but decided we were going to have to settle for simply living in the moment, with only the memories (and this post!) as a souvenir.
We nabbed a stool at about the 15 minute mark and nursed our soda. Soon enough our name was called and we were presented with an overflowing basket of fries topped with a couple of slabs of golden battered fish, a cup of tasty slaw and the requisite tartar sauce. YUMM!! The air was cool, the skies were threatening (idly so, as it turned out), the fish was steaming hot, and we were ravenous! We were also in heaven. Heaven-by-the-Sea.

Go Fish
1505 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1E8

Monday, March 14, 2011

The on going tragedy in Japan

The indescribable destruction in Japan in recent days re-affirms the magnitude the forces of nature can play on such a beautiful and serene part of our very fragile world. Please take a moment of reflection, for the many casualties, and if you can, follow this link and donate to one of the charities listed.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

This afternoon, we saw the light(s)

Klaus Nienkamper's eponymous home decor shop Klaus is having a sale right now. We're not seriously in the market for anything, but decided to drop by to see if we could be tempted. Good thing we don't own a big cavernous loft or we would have been all over these fabulous lighting fixtures!
300 King Street East
Toronto, M5A 1K4

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


No wonder they crap on cars!