About City Refinery

Hello, I’m Wendy Kam Marcy.

You may already know me from my other blog Hip Urban Girl that I started in 2010 with Lisa Ng.

This is the second chapter.

City Refinery is about my grown up life. Less censored. More laughs + lessons to share. More mom stories. More lattes + grit. More refined.


Big changes are coming… 

We are selling everything and taking this blog and our ad agency on the road (and to a tropical island) in 2018! Redesigning our lives so we don’t have to spend another Canadian winter in a gloomy office. We will be ringing in the new year in Costa Rica, then returning to Toronto in the spring to reset before taking our time to slooowly drive and explore Route 66 — eventually making our way to our new home in California!

It’s exciting and scary seeing our grand plan come together but hey, we’ve had an amazing life in the 6ix and it’s time to get out of our comfort zones and shake things up a bit. I’ll be documenting our journey here, so please follow along!

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When I am not curating content, I am…

Running Adfluent Media, an ad agency I co-founded in 2010. We are a Google Partner and specialize in digital strategy, affiliate marketing, influencer programs and Google Adwords & Analytics.

You can also find me teaching marketing and blogging workshops at Camp Tech.

In between sips of soy latte and downward dog poses, I’m plotting my next travel adventure and chasing my toddler son around downtown Toronto.

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Let’s work together Advertisers & PR Agencies!

I’ve worked with over 50 top lifestyle brands creating sponsored content, co-hosting events and consulting. My client portfolio includes American Express, Telus, Public Mobile, Microsoft, Toyota, Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson’s Bay, McCafe, Second Cup, Kelloggs, Reebok, Ritz Carlton and more.

This site is PR-friendly so please reach out for product reviews and promotional opportunities at wendy@cityrefinery.com or complete the form below. A media kit is available upon request.