Fairmont Royal York Toronto

FAIRMONT FAN I’ve been a big fan of the Fairmont for many, many years.  During the very infamous (also insane, also irresponsible, also incredible) time that I travelled Canada thinking I was Mariah Carey, Fairmont’s 5-star luxury offerings were the only consideration.  I stayed at the Banff Springs in the Canadian Rockies and had a …

High Park at its fairest

Toronto got its first heavy snow fall just 3 days before our flight back to Amsterdam.  I remember standing (kneeling, actually) by the glass door that looked out to my parents’ backyard with my four-year old niece standing to my left and her older sister to my right, watching the snowflakes sparkle as they drifted …

Wedding and Christmas in Toronto

It has been awfully quiet the past few weeks.  In fact, it’s been exactly one month since my last post.  But I do think I have a very good excuse for it: I got married.  :) We flew to Toronto at the beginning of the month and, on a bright and sunny morning, celebrated a …

Fall foliage in Amsterdam

What’s your favourite season?  Some people say that you tend to favour the season you’re born in and this actually holds true for me.  Born in November, I’m a real sucker for fall.  I love walking to work on crisp fall mornings—preferably with a hot beverage in hand.  I love fall fashion especially the layering …