A fun fact about The Year of The Monkey that I learnt while doing research is that lucky colours associated with the year in Chinese Astrology include gold & white – the same colours that adorn the logo of Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. I guess you could say it’s destiny that we should all be celebrating the Chinese New Year at one of our favourite hotels in Canada. With several ways to celebrate with us over the next few weeks, come and see why it will be a destination you have to see for yourself. Continue reading “Travel & Lifestyle | Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto offers Chinese New Year Celebrations”
The Webster’s dictionary defines Shangri-la as ‘a remote beautiful imaginary place where life approaches perfection.’ I was lucky enough to visit the Shangri-La Hotel, At the Shard, London last week, where this description is fulfilled in so very many ways. Continue reading “Travel & Lifestyle | We visit Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London”
The busiest time of year is about to settle upon the city of Toronto. The Toronto International Film Festival (also commonly referred to as TIFF) is coming, and this year marks its 40th anniversary. To celebrate, it seems like everyone is buzzing with excitement and Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto is no exception. In collaboration with Maison Birks & Montréal based Alvéole, they are happy to announce the Bee Wall installation on the third floor Garden Terrace. Continue reading “Travel & Lifestyle | Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto & Maison Birks have us buzzing with excitement”
I think I have written, reread and deleted this post more than any other I have ever written. For some reason, taking a look at myself and my journey of fitness and personal growth has made me uncomfortable. I’ve been secretly trying to understand why, because I don’t often feel uncomfortable when it comes to sharing my life. I have struggled with my body and mind for my entire life. I have been a different version of me so often, that I think I lost track of who I was over the years. And so, at a very tumultuous crossroads earlier in 2016, I sat down and realized that I needed to find myself again.
I liken the epiphany to a day like any other a few months ago when I was walking the dog. As Canela caught me off guard and pulled me to the ground, I let go of her leash. I lay winded on the sidewalk watching her run away from me with tears streaming down my face. She had knocked the wind out of me and I hit my head on the pavement. Pain shot through my limbs because I hit my ribs pretty hard. Not to mention how scared I was that I might not catch her. In that very moment of pain and anxiety I told myself it was time to get up. I had to. I couldn’t just lay there in pain and watch her run away forever.
Get up Daniel. Get up. Continue reading “Health & Nutrition | If at first you don’t succeed, try try again…”