Jaymes White Launches The Beverley Street Séance

,   Jaymes White and The Beverly Street Séance Anyone who knows me personally would be able to tell you that if something’s a bit out of the ordinary you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll want to be there. In a city like Toronto where I no longer have the consistent thrill of the…

Mad Monkey Hostel Cebu City – Seoulcialite Stays

Welcome to Cebu City Cebuano people are some of the friendliest on the planet. The absolute friendliest of the friendliest can be found at Mad Monkey Hostel Cebu City! Mad Monkey is one of the biggest chains of hostels in South-East Asia. People typically head to Cebu City en route to Siargao, Moalboal, Bohol (Chocolate…

Seoulcialite Stays: The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto

For as long as I can remember, The Westin Harbour Castle has been a beacon of unexpected special surprises. When I was young, I was sent down there by Kiss 92.5 FM. I met Ani DiFranco, Nelly Furtado, Glass Tiger’s Alan Frew, and Soul Decision who I had met before, but was always a bit…

Seoul Food: Best Korean Restaurants in New York

Best Korean Restaurants in New York – Here are our 5 Favourites South Korean food has never been so popular in New York City. While the Deep South may be known for its soul food, the increase in top-quality Korean restaurants in New York means the city is fast becoming known for its Seoul food….

HideSeek – Not Just Another Happy Place!

Do It for the ‘Gram or Pure Unadulterated Fun? I honestly can’t keep up with all the selfie spots in our city because they’re popping up everywhere. When I was out of town celebrating Mother’s Day, there was a pop-up designed in one of the local malls completely copied from the Museum of Ice Cream….

The Philippines: The ABC’s of Food in Cebu & El Nido

Anyone who knows me knows I love to experience local eats when visiting a new spot! I had heard that the food in the Philippines wasn’t anything to write home about, and to an extent it really wasn’t. There was so much grease in just about everything. They tell you about Bali Belly, but my…

5 Things That Might Surprise You On A First Trip To Ireland

5 Things That Might Surprise You On A First Trip To Ireland Ireland has a certain image and reputation that’s fairly widespread in the world. People have general expectations of what it’s like there and what there is to do, and to some extent these expectations can accurately inform what your experience will be like…

Year 1 After Korea: Things That Make Me Feel Normal Again

I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since I bid farewell to Seoul-si, spent 2 weeks in Bali, and flew back to Toronto. As anticipated, the year has certainly had its ups and downs. Finding employment wasn’t easy, but I was open to anything and everything. I even spent a day working in a…

The Perfect Stopover in Reykjavik, Iceland!

Next Stop: Reykjavik Can you believe I made it to Osaka, Shanghai, Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Taipei, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Kota Kinabalu, Bali,  Orlando, and Korea (duh!) over the past 3 years? When I was in Korea, all I wanted was to escape the freezing temperatures and fly to warmer climates. Now that I’m in…

Instagram-worthy Toronto: The Happy Place

November 1, 2018 The Happy Place opened right on the water in the beautiful Queen’s Quay area of Toronto. This “massive pop-up experience is filled with larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms, and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy” remains through January 1, 2019. It originated in Chicago and has been visited…

Seoul Bucket List: 5 Things You Need to Experience

Seoul Bucket List: 5 Things You Need to Experience Seoul is one of the biggest cities in the world and one of the best places you will ever visit in Asia. It’s a beautiful melting pot of culture, art, history, shopping, and dining. The capital city of South Korea is best known for its impressive…