our dream stay at the fairmont royal york hotel

our dream stay at the fairmont royal york hotel

Hi lovelies, Today I want to share my experience at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto.

Let me start by saying that our stay proves that dreams do come true. My husband Gavin and I got married 8 year ago and we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We never had a big reception or wedding photos. We went to city hall because we didn’t have a lot of money and decided to invest in our home instead. We didn’t have a honey moon either but I know some day in the near future we will get to enjoy one! ;o)

Deep down I’ve always wanted a big wedding and those who know me also know I am all about celebrating life and big events but we had to prioritize.

The Fairmont Royal York is located in the heart of Toronto, across the street from Union Station. A majestic building sits right accross from the CN Tower and joins these group of iconic buildings in the city. I remember walking by in many many years ago wondering what it would look like inside and just dreaming about staying there one day.

My dream came to reality and we enjoyed the most romantic weekend stay.

We were welcomed by one of the hotel managers and immediately he checked us in, our bags (I brought  many looks as I wanted to do a fairy tale inspired photoshoot at the hotel) made their way to our room and within minutes we arrived at our beautiful suite. Moments later, we were surprised with a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, a cute stuffed animal and roses. I was in tears, I always get emotional because I really appreciate every moment and so crying is a way a lifestyle to me ha!

We met our photographer Laura Clarke who was beyond amazing, so talented and a pleasure to work with. I had a couple of outfit changes as I had a vision for what I wanted to put together at the hotel.

I’ve always been a big believer in dreaming big and working really hard for what you want. Once you get it, take a step back, enjoy it and live it to the fullest!

At dinner time we had the opportunity to get a preview of the chef Graeme Little‘s 5 course Valentine’s Day menu at EPIC restaurant which was a 1940’s inspired meal paired with vintage silver wear and a bottle of Veuve Cliquot.

The five course meal included: oysters, and organic beet risotto, lobster thermidor, steak, opera cake and coconut macaroons created by the hotel in 1929! Full Menu here 

The meal was a delight and everyone at the restaurant was lovely. My heart was stolen by George, a waiter who has been at the hotel for 45 YEARS! We chatted and he said this was the only job he’s ever had and we were so impressed by that, it only speaks to the quality of people and the care this hotel for its employees.

The night was magical and the next morning we enjoyed breakfast in bed, then we headed over to the indoor pool  and health club for some fun and we also had a chance to visit the SPA located in the lower level.

I want to thank The Fairmont Royal York hotel for a dreamy stay, we had the best time and hope to come back very soon!

This is my visual story. I hope you enjoy it!

Photography by Laura Clarke

Room/Other photography by yours truly.

 

 






 


 


 

   

         

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. February 13, 2017 / 11:32 am

    So dreamy and romantic – you are gorgeous ??

    • February 14, 2017 / 3:00 am

      Thank you so much Diana so sweet!

  2. February 13, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Honestly, this looks like it out of a fairytale! I am so, so in love with these shots and I’m so incredibly happy for you two! You both are just glowing. The Fairmont is actually stunning… I’ve been inside but have never stayed there! Definitely going to add it to my list. Love the looks and all your fabulous styling!

    xx Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

    • February 14, 2017 / 3:00 am

      Thank you so much love it was a dreamy stay for sure! So happy I got to make my dream of visiting come true!

  3. Ilona Wallace
    February 13, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    What a gorgeous photo shoot with two beautiful people! Looks like a great place for a celebration or just a night out with someone special. So glad that you and Gavin had a wonderful anniversary celebration along with my favourite champagne!
    Love you two!

    • February 14, 2017 / 2:59 am

      Thanks Ilona! it truly was so special! Love you!

  4. Maca
    February 14, 2017 / 4:15 am

    Te pasas de hermosa! LOVE this post!
    Xo,
    Maca

    • February 15, 2017 / 3:18 am

      Muchas gracias linda! besotes hasta Montreal!

  5. February 15, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    These photos turned out SO well! I walked by the Royal York every day when I worked at the office, and never saw this side of it! Thank you for opening my eyes to the beauty of the hotel!

    Joëlle
    La Petite Noob

    • February 16, 2017 / 2:49 am

      Thank you love its truly a gem in the city!!!

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