A night view of the Toronto skyline
About the author
Helen Racanelli

Toronto-based writer, editor and content creator Helen Racanelli describes herself as “unabashedly basic.” “A food court lunch with a friend followed by a dose of mall shopping is my happy place,” she says. Favourite spots for both are Eaton Centre, Yorkdale and Dufferin Malls in inclement weather, and Stockyards or Shops at Don Mills when it’s fine out. Secret Toronto spot: Yorkville Village for “swanky shops, a cozy-chic food court and a Whole Foods.” Twitter: @helenrac