Toronto-based Si Si Penaloza’s first brush with luxe hotels came when she was 16 months old, when she wandered from the lobby of The Pierre into the bar – only to be busted an hour later. After cutting her teeth as an artist, curator, arts editor and cultural critic, she fell down the rabbit-hole of travel writing. A natural born flâneur, she thrives as a professional lounger – jetsetting to the world’s top fly-and-flop destinations to check out hotels and spas, and contributing to publications including the Globe and Mail and NUVO. She is also the Luxury Custom Content Manager at JETSET Magazine in Scottsdale, Arizona. Amid bouts of horizontal hedonism, she’s not immune to the lure of stunt journalism – interviewing the cast of Ocean’s Thirteen in Cannes, reporting from Prince Harry’s Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Caribbean or racing the Top Gear team through the vineyards of Stellenbosch. She’s also been known to trek the Himalayas in seersucker pajamas, track baby kiwi birds at Cape Kidnappers, observe octopus at 80 feet below in Curaçao and frolic with frisky penguins on Cape Town’s Boulder Beach. She is a devoted, rabid fan of Trotterpup the Frenchie and Maru the Scottish Fold.