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A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

The Spa at Four Seasons Toronto
Floating nine floors above the busy city streets, The Spa at Four Seasons Toronto offers a relaxing urban retreat replete with treatments for body and mind.
Miraj Hammam Spa
The Moroccan-inspired Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris offers traditional and high-end spa treatments from its location at the Shangri-La Hotel.
The Federal
Beloved by foodies Toronto-wide, The Federal is known for serving incredible brunches and burgers in its petite, exposed-brick space.
C5
If you're in favour of the two birds/one stone philosophy, then you'll like this gastronomic experience within a world-class museum.
Lilliput Hats
Magnificent millinery from Lilliput. And some pretty super celeb clientele, too.
Jonathan + Olivia
Get your Topshop fix here, as well as labels from New York and Paris.
Ultra
A stylish supper club with one of the finest al fresco patios in the city, Ultra has Toronto's coolest cocktail-swillers flocking.
MoRoCo
This is where the Mad Hatter would throw his tea party in Toronto.
Fashion Crimes
Fashion Crimes will have you getting in touch with your inner princess in no time.
Roosevelt Room
Slip down this side alley and slide back into the Old Hollywood of the roaring twenties.
Swan’s End Guest House
Toronto Islands: a fun day trip by 10-minute ferry, but stay the night? Torontonians will tell you its madness and can't be done. Actually, not only is it possible, this is possibly the most elegant place to stay in Toronto.
Hazelton Spa
There's nothing frivolous here, just the tools and science to pamper and perk up an elite clientele.
The Beaconsfield
If you like your bars pretty, this one's picture-perfect.
The Drake Underground
Found beneath the ever-popular Drake Hotel, this subterranean live music den has the city's brightest young things rocking out til the small hours.
Silver Falls Vintage
Perfectly preserved vintage fashion.
The Rage
What was the rage then is the rage now. Get your brand new retro here.
69 Vintage
Good quality vintage clothes in a charming store.
Diesel
Dolce Social Ballroom
One of the grandest spots in town, Dolce Social Ballroom oozes glitz, glamour and oodles of gold.
El Convento Rico
This is one of the hottest clubs in town, literally.
Preloved
An eco-boutique with some high octane fans.
Thompson Hotel
Arriving in 2010 with all the hype and magnetism of the Death Star, the first Canadian outpost of the super-stylised U.S. chain sucked in fashionistas with its force-field.
Chosen
Vintage galore.
Senses
Jet-fresh celebs who've checked into the Soho Met hotel love this five-star eatery on the hotel's ground floor.
Ame
MAC Cosmetics
Every colour, every shade, every brush and accessory you could possibly want can be found at MAC. Whether you're a professional pretender or the real deal, get your make up here.
Over The Rainbow
The jeans from Over The Rainbow will truly send you over the moon.
Soho Met
Understated and fuss-free, it's all about 'check me in' rather than 'check me out' at this superior link in the Metropolitan hotel chain.
Criminal Records
A great mishmash of old and new at the retro shop - find your vinyl next to DVDs.
Nyood Bar
Found above the restaurant of the same name, Nyood is a boisterous bar that'll have even the shiest wallflowers up and on the floor.
Made You Look
This jewellery shop is worth every step it takes to get there.
Champagne & Cupcakes
Dresses only at this boutique. And South Korean lingerie, too.
The Ossington
There is the only bar on Ossington that passes the cat-swinging test.
Century Room
Capturing the best features of the century-old building it's housed in, this lounge/nightclub has played host to celebs like Jude Law and Jamie Foxx.
Nota Bene
This is fail-safe fine-dining: a large creamy room with flattering light and unobtrusive music, a smart-casual dress code and an exquisite menu.
The Drake
This is hands-down the coolest kid in town. Stepping over the threshold into a retro cinema-style foyer, this 19-room boutique hotel ups the ante on every level.
Blowfish
Blowfish has been a word on everyone's lips since it opened here in 2003.
Hotel Le Germain
This boutique hotel stands apart from the rest, both physically and stylistically.
The Paper Place
All your paper needs can be answered here. You'll probably end up with quite a lot you never knew you needed as well. It's too tempting.
Muzik
Set under the dome of the former Horticultural Building of Toronto's Exhibition Place, Muzik continues to nurture Toronto's most exotic-looking specimens.

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