Writing with Light

iPhone Friday – Balzac’s Coffee House & A Few Thank You’s

After shooting long exposures last Saturday night at the Christmas Market at the Distillery District (you can see the result here) I couldn’t feel my fingers anymore. What better way to warm up then a cup of java.  Balzac’s is a home grown (Ontario) coffee house whose first location was in Stratford, Ontario. There’s only 7 locations in Ontario and the one at the Distillery is usually packed. The coffee is excellent and a nice alternative to my usual, addiction, obsession Starbuck’s.

Balzac's; coffee house; Toronto; Distillery District; iphoneography

Balzac's; coffee house; Toronto; Distillery District; iphoneography

Balzac's; coffee house; Toronto; Distillery District; iphoneography

And now comes the time for some Thank You’s. This week I was nominated for 3 different blogging awards and I wanted to extend my thanks and appreciation.

Ganesh Raam nominated me for the Shine On Blog Award; Xavi Geis has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and Lectures au Coeur has nominated me for the Sunshine Award.  I am truly honoured. If you haven’t visited these amazing blogs then please do so. You’ll be happy you did.

There are lots of rules and instructions that come with these awards such as telling you what my favorite color and foods are and nominating others.  I blog and post images regularly so I think my regular followers already know some of my likes and dislikes and if you’re not a regular follower…welcome! Stick around there’s always interesting stuff happening around here. As for my nominations…well that’s a tough one. There are so many incredible bloggers and photographers out there. Have a look at this list of bloggers that I nominated the last go around of awards. I’ve “met” and respect so many of you. You really are incredible whether you have a photography blog; you’re writers or painters; write food blogs, you are all part of this awesome community, that it’s difficult to to narrow it down to just a few. Over the next few weeks I will be publishing a page of terrific blogs that I think you should follow. Keep on the lookout.

20 responses

  1. mobius faith

    I’ve seen other photos of this place. It never fails to capture my interest and imagination. I’m always a bit jealous of people who actually get to go there on a regular basis. 🙂


    December 7, 2012 at 7:41 am

  2. These are great shots, Edith. I don’t drink coffee but that shiny coffee maker sure looks fantastic. They mus polish that thing after every cup. LOL

    I really did that last photo of the staircase leading to the gallery. Awesome look!

    Happy Friday, my friend!


    December 7, 2012 at 8:05 am

  3. I saw the shinny coffee maker and said “oh… ya!”

    and about all the credit your getting…you deserve it, I applaud the work you do. Don’t stop.


    December 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

  4. Photos are fantastic and a cup of coffee sounds great right now!


    December 7, 2012 at 8:44 am

  5. Looks like an awesome place to hang out!


    December 7, 2012 at 9:05 am

  6. beautiful photo of the coffee maker


    December 7, 2012 at 10:04 am

  7. Very nice write up… sincere & kind 🙂


    December 7, 2012 at 1:24 pm

  8. Mark Summerfield

    Three awesome shots her, Edith! I especially like the last one.

    Good luck with the awards.


    December 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

  9. I would like to get a cup of coffee, I love coffee. Otherwise I should buy it for my kitchen. It is a great picture. Please excuse my english.
    Congratulations for your nominations and awards.
    Have a nice weekend


    December 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm

  10. Congrats on your nomination, that’s awesome! And this coffee shop looks really cool.


    December 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm

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