A few weeks ago, Katie (@YowCityStyle) and I were invited for a media stay at The Westin Harbour Castle, in downtown Toronto. We were treated to a relaxing 2-night stay at the hotel as well as a day at Body Blitz Spa, a therapeutic water bath spa. Now, I realize one doesn’t head to Toronto to relax necessarily, but I have to admit that this mini vacation was just what the doctor ordered. Katie and I had travelled to Toronto earlier this year and vowed that we would go back again… after all, there were too many shops and restaurants that we hadn’t crossed off our list!
My first official press tour has sadly come to an end. And what a whirlwind it was. My friend and fellow Ottawa influencer, Katie Hession from Yow City Style, joined me for a road trip to Toronto for the weekend. I drove us in a brand new 2017 Ford Escape, courtesy of Ford Canada. We had a hectic agenda and truly made the best of our time there, sans our family! It’s quite refreshing to travel with someone that has the same interests and goals: do, eat and see all the things in Toronto! No need to deal with kiddies or hangry husbands who want to eat before we have had a chance to photograph our food. I know most of you were following our Instagram stories, and I have to say it was nice staying in touch with Ottawa while we were in Toronto. Hopefully we made you proud, and you were able to enjoy it as much as we did!
A few weeks ago I was approached by Preloved Toronto, a popular clothing store and staple in Canadian fashion known to reclaim vintage fabrics. For most, they are known as an institution for sustainable fashion who are responsible for breathing new life into over a million pieces of clothing since 1995. This Toronto girl could not say no to this collab for many reasons. One, obviously I am going back to my roots and supporting my old hood. Two, I love vintage and consignment pieces, so this was a no-brainer. Third, Sporting Life Ottawa will now be carrying the Preloved brand, and I could not miss the opportunity to share this news with you guys! Oh, and I guess the fourth reason to be super excited is that their clothes come in size XL- so, you’re welcome!
And the WINNER of the Givopoly Giveaway is…. KATIE V.! Congrats!
This is what Katie wanted to treat herself with, and now she can!
It’s so ironic that I gave Katie the funniest comment title. It’s like I knew she would win. But I promise the winner was selected at random!
Katie, if you are out there, please contact me for your promo code and TREAT YO SELF gurl!