28Sep

Montreal

Montreal

I spent this past weekend in Montreal.  I love it there.  It is such an inspiring place.  The main reason for the trip was to check out the Jean-Paul Gauthier exhibit at the Musée de Beaux-Arts, which did not disappoint.   It was absolutely fantastic.  It’s a shame that such an incredibly moving show closes this weekend.  If you […]


17Sep

Saturday mornings

Saturday mornings

While I don’t care much for having to work on the weekend, there is something nice about the shop on a Saturday morning.  It smells more like leather and less like glue.  The building is pretty well silent at this time of day.  It’s the only time I don’t have music or CBC playing in […]


09Sep

….and another one….

….and another one….

This article appeared on the Shoes.TV blog today.  It gives a bit of the pre-history of Jitterbug Boy, as well as discussing the development process we typically go through on a show.


30Aug

In the news…

In the news…

There was an article about Jitterbug Boy published in yesterday’s Metro Toronto. Click here to check it out!


12Aug

Theatre vs. Film

Theatre vs. Film

I’ve been working in theatre for the majority of my life.  I love working in the theatre – even though I rarely make it to see shows in person.  There are so many aspects that need to fit together to make a show a success.  I like the feeling of being part of a team […]


20Jul

The House of Dancing Water

The House of Dancing Water

After a bit of a marathon travel day, I’ve found myself in Macau, China, where I’m doing my first visit to the City of Dreams casino and Franco Dragone‘s House of Dancing Water since it opened last fall.  While I’m not so much enjoying the jetlag, I’m quite looking forward to seeing what the show […]


16Jul

Evolution of a Shoe II is done

Evolution of a Shoe II is done

I have just finished the second Evolution of a Shoe gallery.   Click here to check it out.  All in all, I’m quite happy with them.  And are they ever comfy.  I am now all ready for Monday’s trip to Macau.  Except for packing, that is…


15Jul

Talented friends: part 1

Talented friends:  part 1

My friend Connie Tsang (yes, the same Connie Tsang who took all the amazing shop photos for this website) recently posted an great series of photos from a day of shoe shopping with her friend Janie.  I highly recommend checking it out here. She really has an amazing eye. Also, if you are interested in […]


12Jul

Evolution of a Shoe, part II

Evolution of a Shoe, part II

I have started another photo series on the Jitterbug Boy Facebook page.  It is the day-to-day evolution of a new pair of men’s oxfords.  Click here to check it out.  And be sure to check back in a few days to see the finished product.


11Jul

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the Jitterbug Boy blog.  I hope to remember to use this on a regular basis to keep you all entertained and talking about shoes.  We’ll see how that goes.  In the meanwhile, feel free to explore the website.  It’s still in it’s early days, so please be sure to check in from time […]