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Andrea Chrysanthou

Equal parts traveller, lover of beauty and fashion, pop-culture junkie and fitness aficionado.

I’ve has been searching for the perfect, unspoiled beach and the best red lipstick (sometimes simultaneously) since I left journalism school.
I have travelled to several continents and am fascinated with archaeology, architecture and azure blue seas. I have also spent over a decade working in lifestyle television, producing segments on everything from top beauty products for “The Marilyn Denis Show” to new designers for “Fashion Television” and she has interviewed the likes of Kanye West, to Katy Perry to Justin Timberlake for MuchMusic.
My tastes are diverse and my thirst for pop culture is sadly unquenchable. I love to travel to diverse locations (Machu Pichu is next up on the vacation list) but I also love to read up on the latest BB Cream and gossip about who wore what on the red carpet.
My other love is fitness. As a certified fitness instructor, I’m passionate about helping people attain their health goals.
Writing is a way for me to share some of the discoveries I make in my daily adventures.
Still Trying To Lose Weight? Check Out These 5

Still Trying To Lose Weight? Check Out These 5 Spices

Health food shelves are stocked with weight loss supplements promising to help you shed stubbourn pounds. While you would be wise to be weary of ones making wild claims, there are supplements available that have been proven to be both effective and safe. Just head to the spice aisle.
03/01/2017 01:39 EST
South America's Not-So-Hidden

South America's Not-So-Hidden Gem

South America's smallest capital packs a lot of adventure within its modest borders. From architectural wonders and world-class art galleries to charming backstreets and picturesque hiking trails; from scientific marvels to religious sanctuaries, Quito has something for all types of travellers.
02/13/2017 12:41 EST
To The Don River, With

To The Don River, With Love

The best art stays with you. It provokes thought and discussion. It may even be a catalyst for change. With that sentiment in mind, the Friends of the Pan Am Path commissioned a group of street artists to paint a series of public art murals on a underpass of a Toronto highway ramp near city's Don River.
07/06/2016 04:17 EDT
Exploring Toronto's Diversity Through

Exploring Toronto's Diversity Through Food

This past week, the Toronto Ward Museum initiated the "Dishing Up Toronto" program with three walking tours in Toronto and its suburbs. Immigrants served as guides and shared their stories and the stories of their neighbourhoods. Rather than use inanimate displays for their history lessons, the guides introduced audiences to their culture through visits to local hotspots and by sampling their favourite dishes.
06/30/2016 10:03 EDT
How To Avoid All Those Hidden Airline

How To Avoid All Those Hidden Airline Fees

When it comes to airline fees, knowledge is power. Once you know how to look for the hidden fees and how to avoid them, you can actually benefit from the hidden fee structure. We've tracked the recent costs of additional fees at some of Canada's biggest carriers and "Wow Air," the new low-cost carrier on the scene, so you know what you're up against.
05/25/2016 05:48 EDT
Amazing Canadian Vacation Destinations You Didn't Even Know

Amazing Canadian Vacation Destinations You Didn't Even Know Existed

While world events may have factored into Canadian's decisions to stay local, I'd like to think it had more to do with the fact that more of us are choosing to discover just how amazing this country really is. There are so many things to do in Canada and while you may think you've heard of them all, here are some that don't get the attention they deserve.
04/28/2016 10:27 EDT
Prince Was More Than A Musical Genius To

Prince Was More Than A Musical Genius To Me

There has been a lot of praise across social media for Prince since the news of his death. Even as I write this, I can't quite come to terms with that phrase. As he would say, "something in the water does not compute."
04/21/2016 05:56 EDT