With Suite 203 ringing in its fourth anniversary this year things continue to get busier and busier for Dayna and Lauren. We recently welcomed Mackenzie Shand to the Suite 203 team as our Marketing Copywriter and Social Media Manager. Here she shares her ideal day in the city she now calls home, her tips for writing content and what social media accounts she can’t skim past without a double tap!
What is the day-long Montreal itinerary you would plan for out-of-town guests?
Since I am originally from Edmonton, I have out of town guests visiting fairly often! I love to start the day moving, so we’d kick off the morning with a bike ride along the Lachine Canal. Next stop, brunch at Les Enfants Terribles at Place Ville Marie to take in the incredible views of the city while sipping mimosas. In the afternoon we’d head out for some retail therapy, because there’s nothing like a shopping excursion to help aid your digestion. Laurier-West and the Mile End are among my favourite areas for exploring boutiques and treasure hunting through vintage stores. We’d cap off the day with comfort food and wine close to home at Dolcetto & Co or Modavie.
What tips do you have for writing social media or website content?
The main goal in writing any piece of content is to have it resonate with your readers/followers. Try to put yourself into the target audience’s shoes and re-read it through their mind’s eye. Also, don’t be afraid to be honest and real, it’s often those moments that leave a lasting impact.
Whose Instagram accounts are you into these days?
I follow a pretty wide range of accounts from @Thedogist to Head of Fashion at Instagram @EvaChen212 (perfect source for any app updates!), but I especially take notice of local brands and influencers when scrolling through my account. I love Montreal influencer @Hey.maca’s cheerful and colourful posts and @boutiquevestibule’s serene feed is always full of interior inspiration.
When you’re not at work, you can be found…
Out walking my dog Cali, exploring boutiques around the city or trying out one of Montreal’s many fabulous restaurants with my boyfriend.
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