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8 Things Torontonians Just Don’t Do

When people ask me whether they should visit Toronto on holiday, I generally say no. I tell them to go to Montreal instead. I know, right? I grew up and went to university there, but it seems like I have no love for Tronno. It’s not true. I love Toronto,…

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Bon Appétit Québec City

Québec City is one of the most “European” of the major cities in North America, mostly thanks to its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, and joie de vivre. But does that continental personality apply to the food as well? Anyone who knows me is well aware that I love food. When I travel,…

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11 Places You Probably Weren’t Planning on Travelling to but Should

Just because a city isn’t on the tourist map doesn’t mean the place isn’t worth your time. In fact, that should only make you keener to go! Many major tourist destinations have their so-called second cities: places that are often just as interesting as the key location but overshadowed by…

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Tips & Tricks for an Amazing Winter Carnival in Quebec City

I went to French immersion school in Toronto and every year we got to celebrate the wonderful Quebecois traditional of Carnaval! One of our teachers always dressed up as Bonhomme, the carnival’s snowman mascot, and we played games and did lots of activities. It’s not until looking back on it…

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So, Grey’s Anatomy is Back…

Okay, I rarely – if ever – post this kind of stuff on my blog. I’m not even sure where to categorize but I just HAD to do it. Grey’s Anatomy is back tomorrow for Season 11 and I literally just finished watching every. single. episode. For the second time. I…

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Honest Ed's, Toronto at night

I Love Toronto

Emerging from the subway into the rush of down on a Saturday night still makes my heart skip a beat. Sometimes I stare out of windows or go for walks just to see what the city is doing. Is it noisy? Is the city laughing? I love its neighbourhoods, its…

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St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

Paying Attention

In a recent episode of Girls, Hannah talks about feeling like she’s selling out by writing advertorials. Her job is where creatives go to die (read: make money). I feel like that sometimes with my blog, too. You make a choice between living and livelihood. I used to really like…

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Scenic Caves, Blue Mountain

Last week, I went to the Scenic Caves Nature Adventures one of my very cool aunts. She was a champion cross-country runner and often the one to take my younger brother and me to Guildwood Park or Morningside Park for ‘runs’ (as much as 5 and 7 year-olds could run) or…

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When Home Isn’t Home Anymore

I stood in front of the red double doors of a Toronto subway carriage, holding on to the silver stanchion and staring at the reflection of myself in the window pane. It wasn’t the same reflection I saw seven months ago, before I had moved to the Caribbean. My skin…

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The Annex, Bloor Street, Toronto

His Favourite Things: Toronto Edition

Last summer, my partner, Tom, came from London to visit me in ‘Canadialand’ before we jetted off to Martinique together. Since I know how much he loves being featured in my blog, I thought I’d dedicate another post to his fancies. For weeks in advance, I planned nine fun-filled –…

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