The last time I wrote about House of Vintage was here for the launch of its new location at 1239 Queen West, a little further along the strip than its previous locale. It was December-- chilly outside but warmest ever in the new store thanks to all the open-hearted folks, including owner Dennis Adamidis who generously provided drinks and snacks to all his lovely guests and opened up his space for a fun evening of unpretentious socializing and vintage browsing.
Walking into a House of Vintage party is like walking into a giant hug. Within seconds you are embraced and chatted up by almost every person you encounter. It's a rare and beautiful thing in a city where revellers can sometimes seem a little shy or stand-offish. When you enter a House of Vintage party, you leave your inhibitions at the door.
Now that the sun is out, Dennis is at it again, this time with last Thursday's summer soiree which again dished out customer appreciation in the form of complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks served by the lovely and hospitable bartender (pictured here with Dennis). In the vintage trade for over 20 years, Dennis has amassed one of the finest selections in the city. If you are in the Parkdale area, or even if you're not, check it out; it's worth the trip.