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  • hey guys samuel and audrey here and  today we're taking you on a surprise trip  

  • so technically this was meant to be a surprise  getaway for sam as a belated birthday celebration  

  • but there was just one little problem issue is  i don't love surprises i was trying to throw sam  

  • off the scent with another supposed tiny  house day but with his mounting questions  

  • and growing suspicions about my lack of grocery  shopping and getting the car ready for this trip  

  • i ended up revealing the surprise the night before  so i'm going to tell sam on camera because he's  

  • been pestering me for days now i have been about  where we're going this is what we're doing this is  

  • a true story i found a luxury hotel in downtown  toronto ontario that has a sale number one  

  • and number two is offering free room upgrades  wow okay so we are going tomorrow yeah nice and  

  • when's the last time you were in the city three or  four years ago now that the cat's out of the bag  

  • let's hop on the go train and make our way into  toronto for a fun couple of days in the city

  • oh that's a good price  

  • so  

  • well well welcome guys welcome back to  toronto canada how many years has it been sam  

  • four years since we made it downtown you know  the last time we came here i think was when we  

  • made our guide that would be embarrassing  it's been a while that was before we like  

  • went to korea that's how long ago that  was but anyways it was a really good ride  

  • from brampton what would you say like 35 minutes  maybe yeah it was a short ride and yeah i mean  

  • it was hardly anyone on the train yeah it was  empty so yeah like 10 bucks per person we're  

  • right downtown we arrived at union station now  we're going to take you over to our hotel which  

  • is just two blocks away very convenient because  it is cold out so let's get going let's do it

  • well hello hello we made it we're here at one king  street west welcome welcome that's the surprise  

  • hotel this is pretty awesome so the first thing  i noticed when we came in here is the upgrade  

  • that you got for us the second thing that i really  like about this place already is the view checker  

  • cool that is downtown toronto guys that's  as downtown as it gets we are on the 27th  

  • floor yeah i'm pretty high up yeah wow it's just  crazy to be back in the city after so many years  

  • room tour before we get the room super messy which  always happens within seconds of our arrival i  

  • figured we give you the grand tour oh yeah we  have an uncanny ability to yeah i know even with  

  • like a little carry-on suitcase you'd be surprised  you'd be surprised so okay as soon as we step in  

  • we basically have this little kitchenette area  we're going to be here for two nights but we want  

  • to hit up some really good restaurants so i don't  see us cooking no but if you wanted to cook have a  

  • self-catered vacation you could because you've got  the the elements up here yeah uh what's this is  

  • it an oven oh this washer oh wow a mini a mini  dishwasher dishwasher that's really cool check  

  • that out wow i've never seen one like that it's  got a microwave yeah sink oh a fridge look at that  

  • and they've got plenty of cutlery cups dishes  plates whatever you could possibly need then if  

  • you follow me we've got the bed queen size yeah  that's an ice cream sized bed we've got a large  

  • tv if you want to watch some movies chill out  for a bit which we will be doing yeah yeah we  

  • should watch a movie something festive christmasy  a nice little seating area over here and then we  

  • also have a desk actually for the first time  ever we didn't bring our laptops on a trip wow  

  • get away look at us we should have he's connecting  huh disconnected no disconnecting for the first  

  • time yeah and of course the views they are  pretty spectacular you can see the whole city  

  • and let's not forget the bathroom i haven't even  seen it yet oh cool sink large mirror they left us  

  • shampoo body lotion conditioner the works lots  of towels a little shower there lots of towels  

  • yeah i'd say that's that's all we need for  two days yeah and the plan is to eat eat  

  • eat we're going to be at restaurant eat and  don't forget the most important part repeat  

  • repeat eat and repeat okay so this portion of the  video is sponsored by glassesusa who have kindly  

  • sent us some glasses to try on they have sponsored  our channel before so whenever you see us wearing  

  • our sunglasses or editing glasses that's where  they're from so today they sent me two pairs  

  • sam and i actually placed an order for three  pairs each but now with the holidays shipping  

  • is quite delayed so i'm gonna show you the two  that arrived first which are mine so show and tell  

  • so yeah their service is super easy to use one of  the things i like about them is that you can just  

  • upload a profile photo onto their website and then  you can try on different glasses to see how the  

  • shapes and colors work with your face and then if  you require a prescription which i now do because  

  • i went to the optometrist for the first time in  a very long time but it is a small prescription  

  • so you can upload that and also customize your  glasses based on whether you want bifocal mirrored  

  • polarized transition single vision you name it  mine are just single vision nothing too fancy here  

  • but yeah the first pair i want to show you is the  ototo valitudo which i have right here in my hands  

  • these i got um blue light blocking and  i also put my new prescription on there  

  • so these are the ones that i use whenever i'm  editing video which we're doing a lot lately we're  

  • catching up on edits so let me just come a little  closer so you can see the frames i really like the  

  • the dark rim combined with the gold i think  it's super cool and it's also got a bit of  

  • tortoise so that's really nice and then the next  pair i want to show you is the ototo stefano  

  • these are my sunglasses and yeah i just thought  they looked a little bit modern and futuristic so  

  • i thought i would try something different because  i tend to go for like aviator style or more of  

  • like a round lens like john lennon style so yeahthought i would try something different with these  

  • in black and gold and i think they're really cool  so yeah that's this pair and since my third pair  

  • didn't arrive on time i thought i would show  you my other pair of glasses i ordered earlier  

  • this summer which i have been using a lot so these  right here are the muse brook line and these are  

  • basically my go-to glasses like i wear these every  day when i'm in front of the computer doing emails  

  • or editing video that kind of thing i really  like these black and gold i seem to be drawn  

  • to black and gold there's a lot of black and gold  with everything i've shown you today but yeah i  

  • just think they're quite versatile they work with  different looks and yeah they're just really fun  

  • so those are the three pairs of glasses i wanted  to show you guys today so if you're interested in  

  • checking out some of the glasses that glasses  usa have to offer we're going to leave a link  

  • in the description below so you can check that  out and i'll also mention that they offer free  

  • international shipping and they also have a  14 day return and exchange policy no questions  

  • asked so for some reason the glasses don't work  out for you you can always contact them and get  

  • that sorted so that's it for the little glasses  fashion show i think sam is getting hungry so  

  • what do you think sam pizza time pizza time pizza  time i'll see you later so sam this is the place  

  • i have in mind for what do you think holy mole in  a bowl it's naples-style pizza yeah i can't wait  

  • to have that i mean my goodness we got to try some  while we were in halifax and that was such a treat  

  • actually you didn't no you went out for  pizza on your own on my own date night yeah  

  • yeah well you were doing something else and uh  oh i can't wait to have some so yeah i agree so  

  • ready for this it's called pizzeria libretto  university and it's just a few blocks away  

  • so we'll bundle up and head on over waddle on  over scarf down some pizza sounds good to me

  • so so we made it to pizzeria yes and  the most fascinating part about this  

  • whole dining experience is we're doing  it out here in the patio yes they've just  

  • basically blocked this off withtent there is no heating in here guys  

  • we are braving the elements but has cut the wind  considerably and we have this oh to keep our hands  

  • warm and toasty you've got your gloves on right  now yeah so you're doing just fine but for me oh  

  • it's so nice i could almost roast a marshmallow  this is this is date night during a pandemic when  

  • you can't dine in there's only takeout or we're  eating at like a super strange hour too it's like  

  • just slightly after 4 p.m in between lunch and  dinner so we're the only people here at the moment  

  • it's kind of cool so i want to show you guys the  menu and basically they specialize in all kinds  

  • of pizzas pizza napolitanas so yeah naples style  pizza yeah the margarita the barata marinara the  

  • pepperoni i ended up going for the diavola exactly  which is spicy salami mozzarella can't wait to  

  • have that i'm fresh so hungry and you go you  ended up getting the special oh a truffle pizza  

  • our server came over and told us about that  truffle pizza and with all those good truffle  

  • experiences we had especially in croatia oh yeah  greece and other places you're like you jumped  

  • on board that one yeah we're just we've placed  our order we're waiting for the pizzas to arrive  

  • and we're enjoying outdoor dining in the basically  a canadian winter day the pizzas are here and they  

  • look amazing i went for the truffle pizza with  cremini mushrooms lots of cheese doesn't that look  

  • awesome yeah it looks so good i'm so hungry  it's just weather i know it's basically the  

  • coldest day that we've experienced since you know  winter from from earlier caramelized onions yeah  

  • how is that sweet cheese i'm just gonna i'm  gonna go in with my hands here and they gave  

  • us the chili oil yes so good so good oh  we're also warming up by eating this too  

  • it's functional wonderful um yours looks amazing  oh my goodness look at this guys as much as i  

  • want to eat it for the taste i'm also eating it  to warm up as well check out these giant slices  

  • look at all the different ingredients i have  on here basil to the fresh onion to the tomato

  • that is divine i am in my happy place like what  could i want to be eating more right now than a  

  • warm pizza authentic naples pizza in toronto  on a day when it's minus outside and we're  

  • eating outside this is awesome and because  sharing is caring we're trying each other's  

  • what do you think of the the  one i ordered yours is so good  

  • so spicy it's so spicy and i didn't realize mine  has like a fig a fig jam wow so it's like really  

  • sweet yeah so this is a perfect contrast  going from sam spicy to my sweet one it's  

  • almost like a dessert pizza so which one would  you choose between the two you like them both  

  • yeah they're that good huh okay sam's gonna try  mine i'm really excited to try yours when you  

  • talked about the jam feature oh yeah wow it's  sweet tell me what you think we can do half and  

  • half if you like it yours is like a dessert pizza  i know yours is really good wow i wouldn't have  

  • thought to order one like that i was sold on the  truffles that's what got me truffles for the win  

  • oh it was cold oh my gosh i have  no idea how cold it is outside  

  • we're just not acclimatized to winter yet we we  had extended summer weather just a few days ago so  

  • but to console ourselves over this cold weather we  stopped at a cafe so next door to the pizza place  

  • there's a spot called cafe land yeah  um so we got some cappuccinos cheers  

  • and i thought i was getting like uh chocolate but  it's a croissant with um nutella inside nutella oh  

  • i think sam's gonna want some of that and then we  have carrot cake sam got a little bit of carrot  

  • cake with cranberries yes walnuts that looks very  good and i think we're going to watch a movie and  

  • just chill get into our pajamas warm flannel  pajamas and enjoy but it was a fun evening out  

  • it was it was a lot of fun it was so nice just to  go for a walk to go have some pizza and chicken  

  • that was so legendary oh it was it was also  nice to see that we we talked to the person  

  • who was serving us and they said they're doing  a really good business with ubereats and other  

  • things yeah and they've also started selling  their pizzas as frozen pizzas and supermarkets  

  • so it's cool to see businesses kind of like evolve  and find new ways to get through these right  

  • because because no industry has been hit as hard  probably as restaurants i mean yeah so it's really  

  • good to see that there's some restaurants that  are able to enjoy this time we would be rolling

  • hanging out back in the room are we in the frame  we are in the frame yeah we forgot to bring the  

  • tripod rookie mistake right there well we've  got your glasses case acting as well as a rest  

  • pod there you go well you know what was one of my  favorite things about today pizza aside from the  

  • pizza which was amazing was just getting back into  the warm building because i was so underdressed  

  • yeah i mean sam went out with like a flannel it's  like minus eight outside i'm like sam are you  

  • sure that's gonna be enough in all fairness it's a  wool shirt and some people call it a shirt jacket  

  • but when it dips to like minus eight minus ten  yeah not quite enough not quite not quite enough  

  • i wasn't it wasn't quite teeth shattering  chattering chattering you know you go like that  

  • it wasn't quite at that level but it was getting  there it's getting there yeah but you know what  

  • before we left for the restaurant i turned on the  heat like i put it up by five degrees so when we  

  • got back it was nice and toasty and yes i borrowed  a flannel so yeah we're nice and warm in here  

  • just to have those cappuccinos and a little bite  to eat and we've just been chilling and it's been  

  • a lot of fun i'm really glad we did this we've  kind of just been cooped up in basements and  

  • small little rooms this year and so you know  this wasn't like a a big trip or anything  

  • brampton is part of the the greater toronto area  we live in the greater toronto area we're just  

  • downtown right now but it is like a different  world here yeah and it's nice to be able to  

  • support some industries and businesses that are  are really struggling in a responsible way right  

  • now yeah generally i mean like just to be you  know wearing your mask to be social distancing  

  • but at the same time to sort of  be out in the world a little bit  

  • i feel like at this point i i'm okay with doing  a bit of that yeah and one thing i've noticed  

  • is that people are so appreciative when you  go to their restaurant you go to their cafe  

  • it's like you can tell that they're so thankful  to have customers after like months of yeah just  

  • yes i i i i feel like this year has uh has humbled  just people and businesses to their to their core  

  • not only that but i think that there's just  there's you know people are in the mind frame  

  • right now that there's just there's a lot of  gratitude just for you know just for being able to  

  • to exist and to be able to continue your business  yeah in a time like this a lot of people haven't  

  • made it through so yeah anyways that's uh not not  to be uh depressing or anything but i i just feel  

  • like it was a trip that i'm really glad that we  did good yeah i'm glad you're happy to be here  

  • because it is so hard to like convince sam to go  into toronto that's why we haven't been here in  

  • years because the idea of downtown you're like  no well you know the thing is it's like when we  

  • are in brampton it is i think we've explained this  in other videos or maybe even this one we're like  

  • we've already completed a big trip so we're like  getting caught up on rest editing yeah work on  

  • just everything you can imagine getting caught up  on uh so but it does remind me that like sometimes  

  • i feel sometimes it it it's harder to get  motivated to do something that's so close because  

  • you take it for granted you can always do it you  can do it next weekend you can do it tomorrow you  

  • don't feel that sense of urgency and that that  you know i can actually relate to that because  

  • i remember moving to edmonton andlived there for five and a half years and  

  • the first time i went to west edmonton mall  there's this incredible water theme park there  

  • and i'm like oh i've got to go there i've got to  do this and somehow i managed to put it off so  

  • much that i never actually went the whole time the  whole time i lived there i didn't make it to the  

  • to the water theme park so yeah it was just it was  always available i could do it tomorrow i could do  

  • it next week i could do it the week after it just  never happened never in five years yeah unless  

  • you have a date and a time and you turn it intopriority yeah it doesn't doesn't happen you know  

  • that's actually one trip that i really want to  do with sam that we've kind of been talking about  

  • i'd say for the past year and a half or two going  back to alberta and like just reliving your life  

  • there what like 15 years ago yeah i mean gosh  i left in 2005 okay it was a little while ago

  • i feel a little old right now yeah no but like  i love to see like where you live where your old  

  • apartment was where you went to university  where you worked i can tell you that my  

  • my time in edmonton was it was the place the the  city that kind of exposed me to the world and to  

  • the idea of traveling and to trying new foods it  was the first place it was the first city where i  

  • tried sushi where i tried thai food where i tried  indian food all kinds of different cuisines korean  

  • it's just like uh it's a phenomenal foodie city  like i i don't just mean that like as a as a small  

  • compliment like it might be one of the best cities  for food i've ever been to you could eat whatever  

  • you wanted basically there was a great chinatown  as well too i remember having this like amazing  

  • ginger beef where i would like jog 30 minutes  just to go get it going yeah it was that good  

  • anyways yeah be cool to go to edmonton and also  nearby edmonton we never made it to jasper we  

  • never made it to places i like how you're saying  we and i wasn't even a part of the picture  

  • 15 years ago oh no but i mean i mean i'm actually  talking i'm talking about our trip we did a year  

  • and a half ago oh okay we didn't we didn't  we didn't get any further than uh than banff  

  • and um there's plenty to see as you go north of  banff getting all the way up to jasper in fact  

  • some people say that's the nicest part of alberta  so if we get the chance we will go there we'll  

  • also go to calgary too there's plenty to see in  alberta and i'd love to show you more of bc my  

  • home province because i actually haven't done  that much on the mainland yeah i like studying  

  • how this has turned into like a travel planning  session and hey since we enjoyed nova scotia so  

  • much let's go visit the annapolis valley and  the south shore yeah i