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…

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….

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…

Think Dating in Toronto is Scary? Try Legends of Horror at Casa Loma!

Legends of Horror Last night, Siren Communications and Liberty Entertainment Group invited me to a massive media event and party! This event was a little bit different than the luxurious, sophisticated events they normally throw. Well, at least in the beginning! Legends of Horror is a trip to Casa Loma like no other. With the…

Toronto Gym Alternatives for Busy Fitness Buffs

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjwp93XBE2Y/?taken-by=torontoseoulcialite The Toronto Seoulcialite Fit Club Toronto has plenty of ways to have fun while keeping fit! I’ve been on the hunt for the best introductory deals and the best way to break a sweat in the city. It has been a very busy few months for me! This summer has seen me through a…

Escapism Has Landed: EscapismTO’s Launch @ Assembly Chef’s Hall

Escapism Toronto Launch Party Well, beaches, I’m back in Toronto after 3 years Seoulcialiting it up in Korea.  Over 1,000 days have gone by, but the agency launch parties haven’t changed a bit.  Most of the faces look the same and the dress-code of hobo-chic vs. try-hards continues to identify who is on the list…

Living Abroad & Coming Home: Coy Canada, Please Take Me Seriously

Living Abroad and Returning Home: Oh, Canada! I’m back in Canada.  After a year in Busan, 2 in Seoul, a questionable first week in Bali, blissful 2nd week in Gili Trawangan, and a lengthy journey back home chock-full of nasi goreng, kimchi, and caesars, I’m back, Beaches.  To be clear, I’m not quite back in…

Repatriation Fears: 10 Reasons I’m Afraid to Leave Korea

As my plans beyond my final contract in Korea begin to solidify, so do my repatriation fears.  Surviving “reverse culture shock” is daunting, and a very real challenge.  I’ve been reading articles with titles like “Moving Home with Dignity” and “Top Tips for Repatriation”.  I just want to live on an imaginary beach far away…