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Discover Canada With IHG

With Jennifer Valentyne

With Jennifer Valentyne

Happy Canada Day!

Leading up to Canada’s 150th birthday, the Intercontinental Hotels Group asked Canadians to reveal and share their favourite destinations across the country. On Wednesday night, they revealed the top contenders and the contest winner on the patio of the Intercontinental Yorkville.

The party was hosted by Jennifer Valentyne, who you may know from watching Breakfast Television or listening to Q107. You know I can’t say no to an invitation to meet more Canadian talent! Meeting her was lovely and it was interesting to hear about locations I was unfamiliar with. You know I always plan ahead for Labour Day far in advance (hello, birthday weekend!), and now I will consider going to one of these places next.

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Hotspot: Miraj Hammam Spa (Shangri-La)

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My invitation for a facial at the Miraj Hammam Spa inside Toronto’s Shangri-La hotel could not have come at a better time, as I had a chance to exfoliate my skin a few days before a portrait session.

Time flies when you’re in a luxurious and relaxing environment being pampered by a professional esthetician. The reception area was quiet when I arrived on a weeknight and inside the atmosphere was even more tranquil. The overall interior design is kind of dark, so it might make you sleepy if you go in the morning or afternoon.

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