August 20th, 2009
Drew Barrymore gave the performance of a lifetime as Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens, but we were just as taken by the set decorator's impeccable attention to detail.
The crew hunted down as many vintage pieces from the original documentary as they could find. Filmed in and around Toronto, we wonder if they stopped into the Leslieville treasure trove Gadabout for the most obscure items. From Edwardian era fashions and fabrics to retro toys and trinkets, we could spend hours getting lost in Gadabout's staggering collection (including a pillbox hat that cousin Jackie would have adored).
Filled with unique gifts, costumes and accessories, it is impossible to leave Gadabout empty-handed. As Little Edie would say, "It's an artistic smash!"
Gadabout, 1300 Queen St. E., Toronto, 416-463-1254, www.gadabout.ca