People are always shocked that I’d never been to Toronto. And I suppose it is weird. I’ve travelled a fair share, I’m as Canadian as a loonie and I’ve passed through Pearson Airport a lot, but I’d never actually been to the city itself.
Until my friends at Canadian Tire turned me into a little Christmas elf and flew me out for a media event. (Long-lead publications plan things very, very far in advance so editors start thinking about the holidays mid-summer.)
I spent the day bauble-hanging, glue-gunning, ribbon-wrapping and sharing a few of my favourite decorating tips and tricks and DIYs.
Alongside Toronto-based stylist Renee Elliott of Re:Creative Studio.
Which was a heckuva lot of fun.
And then exactly 24 hours after I arrived I hopped on a sunset flight back to the West Coast. Thanks, Canadian Tire! Next time I’ll stay longer so I can actually explore the city.