Author: Shan

Shan is a Toronto-based social media, travel, lifestyle, and event blogger as well as a full-time digital strategist and proud dog mom.

Make the First Move…

I love Bumble. Not for finding a date because I swiped right on love two years ago and I hit the jackpot. I love Bumble because they believe in the power of women. In a world where dating, networking, and even finding friends online means wading through a sea of harassment, pictures of eggplants (that no one asked for), and…

New Year, not Quite the Same me

It’s been WAY too long since I’ve written here, I’m sorry for that, but 30 has been a really tough year. In 28 days, I’ll be 31-years-old, and I’m making a promise to myself that 31 will be better than 30. Don’t get me wrong I’ve had some incredible moments in the past year, I went to Jamaica with the…

Summer Isn’t Summer, Without TFOB!

Can you really say you’ve enjoyed summer in Toronto if you’ve never attended Toronto’s Festival of Beer? Whether you’re just visiting or you call The 6ix home Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a must attend summer event in the city. This year, “Toronto’s Festival of Beer will bring back three of its most popular attractions: Ontario House, New Brews Tent…

Aging out of Friendships

I’ll be 30 this fall, that feels like a big deal, at least it does to me – it’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I LOVE birthdays, I can get a little extra when it comes to celebrating and gifting. As I approach the end of my twenties, I find myself thinking about what the past decade…

Virgin Hotels San Fransisco

If you follow me here (or anywhere), you’ll know that there are very few things in this life that I love more than travelling around this beautiful world (my dog, snarky pop culture commentary, and my boyfriend). As part of my travels, I’ve been fortunate enough to stay at some pretty amazing hotels around the world. But very few have…

Snorkelling, Sailing & Paddleboards. Oh, my!

When you’re swimming in the pool bar with a fresh (and oh so delicious) piña colada from a smiling bartender, surrounded by beautiful people who you’ve just met but already feel like your best friends; it can feel impossible to get up and force yourself to do something other than relax. But when there are so many activities (not those ones!)…

Living the Butler Life

It’s back to life, back to reality in my world but the past four days have been the absolute best. We arrived at Sandals Montego Bay on Thursday afternoon, after passing through customs we were met by our butler who brought us beer and had a car ready to take us to the resort. PRIVATE CAR AND A BUTLER?! From…

When Travel Plans Change

As any frequent traveller knows you can’t guarantee anything and plans are often broken or at least altered, it’s all part of the fun. So when I received a call from my friends at Sandals Resorts letting us know that our trip was changing to a new location, I decided to go with it. I’m going on an epic trip…

Treat Yo Self, Today!

Today in honour of their 10th birthday The Ten Spot will be offering FREE (seriously!) quickie mani, pedi, and wax services to everyone who walks in the door from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The only catch? You only get one totally and completely free service. It’s a tough life, isn’t it? If you’ve never visited The Ten Spot, it’s a…

Sandals Here I Come!

It’s no secret that I have been dreaming of flying away to the Bahamas to meet the swimming pigs! I even suggested that people start calling me ‘Bahama Mama’ which didn’t quite catch on (sad!). But was has been a kind of a secret, if you haven’t been paying attention to my Facebook and Twitter,  is that I’m heading to…