Toronto, Canada
Rebecca, 34
Luxury wedding & event planner
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a luxury wedding and event planner. I love that the work is creative and always around people. It's hard work, but very rewarding.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

I'm rarely broken hearted, but will be known to listen to The Wreckers when I'm feeling for something mellow.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

I've watched the full Gilmore Girls series at least 7 or 8 times over. Right now, I'm watching a random mix - How To Get Away With Murder, Scandal, The Good Doctor, Kim's Convenience, Fresh Off the Boat and Kimmy Schmitt.

Name some spots in Toronto that are good for a Tinder date.

Any of the cute cafes in my guide are a great start, like Balzacs or Bobbette and Belle.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I love shopping at Anthropologie, Club Monaco, and Mendocino.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Toronto? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

I regularly visit the high end spas in the city, my favourite being the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons. I typically get a 1-hour massage and stay for the afternoon. This rings up to be about $250. I've had a chance to stay in the Owner's Suite at the Shangri-La, Toronto, which retails at about $3000-4000 a night. It's hard to say if it was worth it when the price tag is astronomical, but can you really complain when there's a chandelier and balcony in your marble-clad washroom?

Where would you take your partner in Toronto if you wanted to really pamper them?

I'd start with a spa date at the Ritz-Carlton's Spa My Blend by Clarins, followed by some good pizza (we love za!) at Piano Piano or Trattatoria Nervosa.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Toronto?

Distillery District. I love the cute decor and historic buildings, but it's really commercialized and touristy.

What are the Toronto spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square, views from the Harbourfront and up top the city at Canoe Restaurant, Yorkville (for upscale shopping) or Queen West (for boutique shops)

Tomorrow’s your last day in Toronto. How do you spend it?

I'd take in the sunset atop the city and then enjoy some live music at a pub downtown.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Italy. I love the coastal areas of Italy (Amalfi Coast is my favourite) but also the quaint little cities of Florence and Venice. I'd move there in a heartbeat.

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