I'm Allison. Lover of Jesus, Disney season pass holder, and monogrammer of all things. 
   First and foremost, thank you so much for checking out my page! I am beyond excited to share my experiences and very thankful for everyone who has been following my journey thus far. This blog is about my life, my travels, lessons learned, laughs shared, and adventures of making my way in the Big City. My hope is that this blog encourages you and inspires others to dream as big as me.
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August 21, 2018

Toronto Snapshots

For seven weeks, I performed in the gorgeous city of Toronto and lived that Canadian life. Ok, I’ll be honest, Toronto is basically the same as New York City, except CAD for currency and a Nordstrom dangerously close to the Ed Mirvish Theatre. Having one of my best gal pals, Catherine, back on tour with me for this city ensured lots of dinner dates and giggles. We absolutely fell in love with the shopping, the food, the sunsets, and the locals. Seriously, we met some of the kindest, most giving people in Toronto. Here are some of my favorite snapshots from the summer.

From the bubble tea in my hand, we knew the city was going to be amazing. The first night was full of sunsets and catching up at Against the Grain on the waterfront.

The biggest surprise upon arriving in Toronto was the ferry rides to the islands.

It’s such a pretty escape from the city and a quick trip across the water.

We met the sweetest Britt Robins, the Founder and CEO of Flawless by Friday after a SoulCycle class. Catherine saw her beautiful makeup palette and asked what brand. Britt said it was her first time bringing her own makeup product out into the world, so, being the cutest, she sent us goodies to the stage door.

Shop  her skincare and makeup line here.

And speaking of SoulCycle, these people kicked us in gear for seven weeks.

Brunch is a favorite of ours, especially in different cities. We visited Portland Variety several times for morning coffee and afternoon snacks.

Early Bird is another cute place with a rooftop patio.

And matcha. *heart eye emoji*

The CN Tower is so gorgeous, and the views from the top are unparalleled.

The SkyPod view from over 1,400 feet up.

A huge thank you to Krista and Le-Ann for making it such a great experience.

The Distillery District is so charming.

I was caught several times taking pictures.

El Catrin was a go-to for tacos and margaritas. I think we ate there at least four times.

For the first few weeks, we spent so much time at the Thompson Hotel rooftop.

This was a gem from the second the elevator doors opened.

We took a 30 minute Lyft to the Yorkdale Mall just for brunch at Restoration Hardware. Who knew a furniture store had some of the best eggs?!

We found this spot in Chicago and had to search for another one. They just finished building at cafe in Nashville, so this is another reason to visit one of my favorite cities.

Catherine’s happiness.

Butter Baker was around the corner from my apartment. My absolute favorite for treats.

Take me out to the ballgame anytime. I loved this stadium.

Probably looking for hot dogs.

Found hot dog.

 Sometimes I ate healthy, and Calii Love was super good.

We will find a wall mural.

…and a photo opportunity.

The highlight of our stay in Toronto. Kost is the most beautiful place for brunch on the 44th floor.

Coconut pancakes. I’m game.

And if we couldn’t be more in love, the sunsets at night.


Toronto is so beautiful, and I can’t wait to visit again. As always, thank you for following along on this summer adventure.

xoxo, allison

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  1. Marie Strohl

    August 22nd, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Loved the tour ! Glad you’re blogging again. How can I live vicariously through you if you don’t blog ??
    The pictures are gorgeous! Love you!!❤️❤️💖💖

  2. abailey

    August 24th, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you so much for always supporting me! You are the best!

  3. Tanya Gonzalez

    August 24th, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Following your blog! Enjoyed your tour of Toronto <3

  4. abailey

    August 24th, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you so much for following along! I loved Toronto and can’t wait to visit again 🙂

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