Shangri-La Toronto

Hello Loves!

Recently I had the honour of having a mini girls #staycation at the amazing Shangri-La Toronto. Staying at the Shangri-La was one of the most magical experiences of my life. I roomed with my girlfriend Roxanne West of Bonjour Bliss Blog, we knew we were in for fun time, but most certainly weren’t expecting the celebrity treatment we were graced with.

Upon our arrival, we were greeted at our car by Andrew and his crew of stylish men, who made us feel amazing from the moment we stepped out of the car. We were not allowed to lift a finger… they had it all covered. After emptying a rather loaded car (to my defense we were there during fashion week… and a girl needs options) they graciously showed us to our suite… yep you heard me SUITE!

Now this part is like every scene out of a rags to riches story, Andrew opened the door the heavens sang and our jaws dropped. This one bedroom suite was made for royalty, and boy were we being treated like queens. It was spacious, plush and luxurious and had not one, but two marble bathrooms!!! There were even fresh coffee’s waiting for us with our names on (although I am allergic to caffeine this gesture was not wasted on me), instead I enjoyed a delicious pot of Chinese tea… and of course champagne… yum!

Back to the hotel, the Shangri-La Toronto is stunning, beautiful and incredibly well equipped. Boasting high tea, a blow dry bar, state of the art gym, a yoga studio, a pool with decked out cabanas, a luxury Miraj Hammam spa, and an award winning restaurant, BOSK.

Thanks to Shangri-La, we were able to experience quite a bit of what this hotel has to offer. After feasting on room service breakfast (enough for about 5 people) which was ordered on an iPad… yep this place is super cool, we then headed to a high tea worthy of a tiara (hint hint this is a great place to take mama…. mother’s day is quickly approaching). High tea offers its guests a choice of teas, 75 to be exact and a 3 tier stand full of delicious decadence… My fav was the traditional cucumber sandwiches (you can take the Brit our of England, but you can’t take England out of the Brit). After a brief appearance at Toronto Fashion Week, we headed for dinner at BOSK. BOSK is a whole other story, I literally have never tried anything like it before… every single item was mouth watering. Again we over ordered but I had to try as much as possible. I ordered oysters more than once (they were soooo good), a lightly smoked salmon that came on a bed of mash and potatoes chips! And for dessert… everything on the menu thank you very much. I have to admit during my food coma I did feel rather guilty of experiencing this culinary delight without Sameer (I might have to take him back… if he’s a good boy).

Now you would think that after all of this we would don our plush white robs and retire for the evening, nope not a chance… I had to check out the pool. So off we went, hair in scrunchies, hotel slippers and robes on to find the pool. After a quick dip and a SnapChat (username Filzer) or two in the pool side cabana’s it was off to bed for us. With dreams of champagne walls, fish in floors and the breakfast that awaited us tomorrow.


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I know that this posting has been an exceptionally long one, but there is just so much to tell. I haven’t really finished my story… I could go on for the rest of my life talking about my two night stay in heaven, but my loved ones might get tired of me living behind a computer screen. My experience at Shangri-La Toronto, which you can probably already guess, was sensational. Every staff member was kind and courteous, the food is something that I will be dreaming of for the rest of my life… and by looking at all the other guests everyone seemed just really happy.

I want to thank Shangri-La Toronto for hosting us during Toronto Fashion Week, you made our time in the city all the more special. I can’t wait to plan more stays at Shangri-La …. maybe NYC?

To book your stay at Shangri-La, or learn more simply click on right here

xoxo Fil

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  1. March 31, 2016 / 4:53 am

    WOW! This looks fantastic! What a beautiful place to stay and your photos are gorgeous!
    The high tea looks so good!
    Did you try the Caudalie spa? (As I live in France I am a fan of Caudalie products and their body scrub is amazing!)

    • filipajackson
      April 3, 2016 / 7:00 pm

      It really was an amazing time. We were so spoilt but unfortunately we were unable to try the spa, one day I hope

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  2. March 31, 2016 / 7:34 am

    This place looks amazing! From the view to the food, I would love to stay here. It’s looks like you had afternoon tea which is my fave thing to do with my girlfriends. Thanks for sharing!

    • filipajackson
      April 3, 2016 / 7:14 pm

      It really is, the Shangri-La chains are quite extraordinary. Thank you so much so viewing.

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

    • filipajackson
      April 3, 2016 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you. You sure will, you will have a fabulous time

      Happy Sunday! Have a beautiful week

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  3. alice
    March 31, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    This place looks beautiful! The views are fantastic as well, I would love to be able to stay here if I’m ever in Toronto!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  4. Jeanelly
    March 31, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    This hotel looks so fabulous! I’m visiting Toronto in the Summer. Any recommendations for cool hangout spots?

  5. March 31, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Yes, come to NYC! This place looks amazing, I love the modern, luxe decor and layout of the room. I know that you must have really enjoyed your stay. My husband and I have talked about doing a stay-cation sometime, but we always seem to forget. I think it’s a great idea because you get a temporary break from reality and really get the change to explore your city, usually from the view of a tourist. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far, beauty!



    • filipajackson
      April 3, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Haha I want to so much Jalisa, I normally come 3-4 times a year so next time I come we should plan to meet up!! You really should even if it’s in the local area, I actually just worked with the Renwick Hotel, I think you saw my post already… you should totally e-mail them and stay there! It was FABULOUS!

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  6. March 31, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Wow!! You are too lucky!!! This place looks amazing!!!

  7. March 31, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    I can’t wait for our trip to Montreal!! It was nice meeting Roxanne! glad you girls had an amazing time in Shang. So jealous of that breakfast tho! hahaha

  8. April 1, 2016 / 6:24 am

    The room looks perfect! It’s rare to have hotel bathrooms with windows but not in this case. It must have been such a great experience to stay there.


    • filipajackson
      April 3, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      It was and I was a little scared at first but overall I really enjoyed all those windows… perfect lighting haha

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

    • filipajackson
      April 3, 2016 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you so much, I could have stayed here forever haha

      Happy Sunday! Have a beautiful week

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  9. April 1, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Wow, such an amazing place. The star treatment must have been dreamy! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment recently. I’ll be following you from now on through G+. Hope you will follow me as well.


  10. April 1, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Oh, I understand you have been happy to stay there! It is such an amazing place and I loved it already to watch your pictures´!
    Thanks for following – it’s a pleasure for me that I already followed you back on gfc and bloglovin <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    • filipajackson
      April 3, 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Haha, I would have moved in if they let me. Thank you so much

      Happy Sunday! Have a beautiful week

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  11. April 1, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Oh, I understand you have been happy to stay there! It is such an amazing place and I loved it already to watch your pictures´!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  12. April 1, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    This looks like such a great hotel, I love the bathroom. Have a lovely weekend ♥

  13. April 1, 2016 / 11:37 pm

    Nice vacation
    nice pics
    i love them

  14. April 3, 2016 / 1:50 am

    That looks like an amazing stay! I am drooling over that bathtub, and your photos are just beautiful!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  15. Siffat Haider
    April 3, 2016 / 10:20 am

    Looks like you had an amazing staycation, what better way to enjoy Fashion Week?

    • filipajackson
      April 3, 2016 / 8:15 pm

      Haha you really should Merel & call me so I can come meet you haha

      Happy Sunday! Have a beautiful week

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  16. April 3, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Toronto. The few people that I know that has traveled there gave it rave reviews although I hear it is pretty expensive. Nevertheless it is on my bucket list.

  17. April 13, 2016 / 11:31 am

    This place looks amazing! One day I’ll visit it 🙂
    Thank you for the inspiration
    oh and I am glad to find your blog.

  18. June 11, 2016 / 3:47 am

    So beautiful, love the angle of your shots, bet you had an amazing staycation’ awesome discovering your blog,great tips

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