Authenticity, Oversharing and the New Age of Instagram

Authenticity, Oversharing and the New Age of Instagram

Instagram's evolved considerably since I first downloaded the app back in 2010. At first, I only used it to edit (add filters) to my photos before sharing them on Facebook. Eventually, I began using it to share the occasional holiday snap or sunset before it became my main platform in 2013 whilst living in Toronto. [...]

8 Ways To Grow Your Online Following

8 Ways To Grow Your Online Following

Excuse the click-bait title, but I really wanted to share my tips and tricks for building an online audience. None of these recommendations involve cheating the system, so if you're after quick fixes, please look elsewhere. Full disclosure: My online following was seriously stunted after I moved to Christchurch. When I left Toronto, my audience [...]

How To Take Food Photos Without A Professional Camera

How To Take Food Photos Without A Professional Camera

Food photography has gained popularity in recent years with the rise of Instagram. If you search #foodphotography or #onthetable, you'll see an eclectic mix of styled food shots that could easily belong in your favourite cookbook. Many of my Toronto friends are food stylists, food bloggers/writers and professional food photographers, however, unbeknownst to most - many [...]

Simple Ways To Break Your Phone Addiction

Simple Ways To Break Your Phone Addiction

It's Sunday morning and I can't remember the last weekend I spent without my phone. In fact, I often spend hours mindlessly scrolling through my social media feeds, sometimes over dinner or while watching a movie. Creating and posting new content is a weekend ritual, especially for bloggers who feel the pressure to constantly create. [...]

The Ides of March

The Ides of March

March 15th, also known as The Ides of March became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar. The Roman Senate had named Caesar dictator perpetuo ("dictator in perpetuity") and fears grew that he would later dissolve the senate in favour of an absolute tyranny. This led to several senators to plot his assassination. Fear and desperation led the conspirators to [...]

13 Things I’m Loving Right Now

13 Things I’m Loving Right Now

1. Lorde's alternate universe in her new Team video. 2. Thai Iced Tea and Massaman curry from Khao San Road 3. These over-the-knee socks from American Apparel. 4. Toronto's Christmas Market in the historic Distillery District (they have samples of mulled cine and hot scotch cider!) 5. Travelling. I am planning something for 2014 already. [...]