One of my recent goals in life has been to take my blogging to the next level and expand into exploring different lifestyles and areas of interest. One of those areas is traveling. I haven’t had many opportunities to travel since I have been so focused on school for the past six years. However, as I approach the closing of that chapter, I am excited to explore new opportunities and check a few things off of my bucket list!!
I come from a Toronto born family and growing up, I often visited my relatives in Toronto. However, I have never had the experience of a staycation in Toronto where I can really explore the city. Which brings me to today’s post…
Last weekend, I packed my bags and headed to Yorkville Village, where I met Annie from Fashion and Beauty Inc. to endure a one night stay at the Hazelton Hotel. The Hazelton Hotel is a posh, upscale, boutique hotel that has all of the amenities for a five star stay! Upon arrival, my bags were taken to the room and I was given a tour of our executive suite.
The executive suite is absolutely stunning. With it’s cutting edge, modern interior, you feel relaxed and right at home at the same time. Annie arrived shortly after me, and that’s when all of the fun began! We chatted, looked at menu after menu before quickly deciding that room service for dinner and late night snacks was definitely the primary option for our stay!
I should mention that the Hazelton does have a fabulous restaurant (ONE restaurant) in the lobby of the hotel. However, for us, the perfect night included cozying up in PJ’s, turning on some reality television and indulging on gourmet room service (but I will get into that soon…).
After a couple of hours of catching up, exploring the hotel and relaxing in our room, we decided it was time to place an order for dinner. It took us a while to decide exactly what our preferences were for our very first meal. However, we settled on two amazing mains and appetizers to accompany.
I was pretty set on steak, as this is always my go-to when I need a satisfying and filling meal. I had the five ounce, which was plenty. For my appetizer, I had the lobster spoons (which honestly, were a meal in and of itself). Can you believe I have never had lobster before? Obviously I loved it and could have had another platter all to myself!
After dinner, we lounged some more and caught up with each other. Annie and I only get to see each other a few times a year. This is primarily because we go to school in completely opposite parts of the province, so after roughly 5 months of not actually seeing each other…there was so much to catch up on!!
Later that night, it was time to test some dessert. Dessert is usually my favourite part of the meal. We went a little crazy and split three desserts.
The Boston Cream donuts were absolutely magical. Magical pieces sent from heaven above, I think. The sweet custard filling, and toppings of chocolate icing and toffee. As soon as we finished them, I instantly craved more!
To add to the dessert fun, we also drooled over the Yogurt Pana Cota, which was delicious. Orange sorbet, topped with poppy seed meringue and some zest to make the flavour pop, it was the perfect late night satisfaction!
Finally, Annie and I indulged on a multitude of fruit and sorbet, tasting all of the flavours on the menu: Margarita, Sour Cherry, and Orange. I don’t normally choose sorbet, but it was just the tangy flavour I needed!
After a long evening of talking and enjoying multiple room service spreads, it was time to hit the sheets. And did we ever. The bed was turned down just to our liking and was completely prepared for us to sleep at any time. I slept like a baby (which was well needed, since we had a long day of shopping beginning in the morning).
Waking up, I felt completely well rested, and honestly wished I had slept a little bit longer. We quickly got ready, and went to explore the pool! It was the most serene pool I have ever been in. The calming music, the warmth of the air, and the luxurious area, I felt right at home! We spent majority of our morning here, before we headed back to the room for breakfast.
Since Annie and I are both into well prepared dishes and tasty food, we were anticipating an amazing breakfast. Boy, did we ever get it! I had the Cinnamon French Toast and Annie had the Eggs Benedict. Both extremely filling and satisfying.
We also (to our pleasure) made sure to order some pastries from the bakery so that we could really experience the full breakfast experience. Did we ever…well, I’ll let the pictures tell the story from here on…
It’s safe to say that our in-room breakfast was my absolute favourite part of our stay at the Hazelton. From there, we packed our bags and headed out to Yorkville Village to explore. Being that Annie is from Toronto, she is pretty familiar with Yorkville Village, so she took me around to some of our favourites (Kate Spade, Tiffany’s, etc.).
My time spent at the Hazelton was completely and totally magical, and I felt pampered beyond belief. I hope to stay again soon, and definitely recommend this little boutique hotel to anyone who is looking to visit!