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Wonderful and Whimsical

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Last Weekend was the 8th Annual Bloor-Yorkville Icefest especially titled Wonderful and Whimsical.  We had fun visting the exhibit of an Enchanted Garden with centrepiece display of fairies, gnomes hanging out amongst mushrooms, gnomes happily riding a snail and a mouse, giant flowers with smiling faces and completed by a crescent moon. Alongside the Enchanted Garden, there was an Icefest Competition along the Yorkville Park on Cumberland Street here in mid-Toronto. We watched the experts design, draw and sculpt their Ice masterpieces following the theme of something  Wonderful and Whimsical to celebrate our winter here in Toronto. All of these Ice masterpieces were crafted from 35,000 lbs. of Ice. As the saying goes, if you can't beat winter, might as well enjoy and join em' on this Winter Icefest! 

Welcome to the Enchanted Garden
As we walked along an icy landscape, we discovered a wonderful and whimsical world made of Ice.
Smiling flowers greeted us as we entered the Enchanted Garden. 
 Gnomes hanging out amongst mushrooms.
The Enchanted Garden was admired and enjoyed by everyone.

Gnomes happily riding a snail and a mouse.
We were enchanted by fairies, a unicorn, an Angel and a smiling Crescent Moon. 
Then in Yorkville Park, we saw a Friendly Ice Dragon. 
Photo session  here by Henry Lin for the benefit of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 


Icefest Competition
Inspiration always start with a drawing. 
The ice carving begins...

Hard at work on Ice.

A Mystic Winter Drink
We can't resist this cocktail drink. The Mystic Butterfly Vodka cocktail courtesy of Sassafraz Restaurant.
Want some Mystic Butterfly Vodka  from the Sassafraz Ice Bar? 

Watch the Video by Peter Mykusz, Wonderful and Whimsical Icefest 2013.

Cheers everyone!

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  1. Always amazes me that people can create something beautiful with a chainsaw! What a lovely event Pamela.
    I'll take a Mystic butterfly please, then I'm off to ride the friendly ice dragon:)

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    1. Sure Paul, one Mystic Butterfly cocktail drink for you. Then I will take your picture riding the Friendly Ice Dragon. It was fun! :)

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  2. Hi Pamela! How amazing must have been! I wish I was in TO to see these masterpieces! Wow they are just gorgeous!! Tru pieces of art! The gnomes are too adorable! Yum for the cocktail!:) Happy weekend dear, cheers!:) xo

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    1. I enjoy attending the Ice Festival every year. They have different themes every year.

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  3. Stunning post!
    I wait for you fo NEW EASTER POST!!


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    1. Thank you Federica. It was a fun event!

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  4. Wow, this is so amazing! All these sculptures are so fabulous!
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    1. Very creatively done by the participants. It was fun and interesting to watch them.

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  5. I was just wondering how they created the magical ice carvings, but never expected them to be done with a chain saw!!! All of that effort for just a fleeting time, rather like the sand sculptures, but they are beautiful.


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    1. Yes, every participant used their chainsaw to create these beautiful ice pieces. It was interesting and fun to watch them.

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  6. What a lovely post!! :)

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    1. Thank you Amanda. It was fun to attend these events during Winter.

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  7. looks like a fun time! we have an ice festival locally but I have never gone, I think yours looks much better however. hope you have a GREAT weekend and be sure to enter my cupcake giveaway!

    Rosemary
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    1. The organizers always have a different theme every year. It's a way to have fun during Winter. We enjoy our Festivals here in Toronto. I will surely drop by your blog. Thanks Rosemary.

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  8. Those ice figures are sooo magical! Being a Californian, we never had things like that when I was a kid but I would've loved it! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

    xo Mary Jo

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    1. I am glad to share this you. Have a wonderful weekend too Mary Jo.

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  9. Thanks for visit my blog Pamela.Of course I follow you and invite you to visit my blog!

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    1. Thank you Nery. I'm glad to have discovered your blog too.

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  10. Those ice sculptures are very intricate! They did a great job! There's a restaurant/bar here that does an ice bar every winter....it lasts a long time. :)

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    1. The participants were very talented and artistic. The Ice Bar was cared from a really solid Ice. It's a real working at which is amazing!

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    1. I agree Franchesca. They are so beautiful!

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  12. Amazing ice sculptures!
    I love Canada, I went to Toronto 8 years ago and after my degree I spent 2 month to study in Vancouver!

    Have a nice WE!
    Barbara

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    1. Wow Barbara, so you know Canada well which is really nice. Keep in touch,

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    1. The organizers had a fun theme this year. Thank you Sorana.

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  14. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it!
    these are really stunning!! i'd want to see them in real life one day :)

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    1. Thanks Michelle for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed reading my post.

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    1. Have a good evening too Franchesca.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  17. fantastiche (: Reb, xoxo.

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  18. Hi dear,
    thank you for sharing!
    I'm in love with that "Enchanted garden!So adorable!!
    When you have a chance take a look at my new post:)
    Xoxo
    Mary
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  19. Amazing!!!! :) You always show us amazing places and events :)

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  20. wow! It's so pretty there! I wish I can go to an ice festival one day!


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  21. Looks so beautiful!! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin?

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  22. Preciosas figuras de hielo!!!
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  23. I would love to have those magical sculptures around isn't that cold in Spain, my favourite are the unicorns Look fantastic!
    And of course I would enjoy having a Vodka on the Ice bar, even if I'm not a Vodka girl, the experience should be amazing.
    Love
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  24. The ice sculptures look really beautiful. It's such a amazing craft!

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  25. sculptures are so amazing - real art <3 great blog Dear would you like to follow each other just let me know I wait for you on my blog xo xo xo

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