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 […]Read more "How To Take Food Photos Without A Professional Camera"
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. […]Read more "Simple Ways To Break Your Phone Addiction"
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 […]Read more "The Ides of March"
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. […]Read more "13 Things I’m Loving Right Now"
If you’re not yet following me on Instagram, please check out my account: vanessaortynsky. Natalie and I getting ready for the ceremony! My boyfriend, Nick and I grabbing a midday coffee following the wedding ceremony of two of our closest friends, Kirsten and Steve. Jake and I love tapas, especially snow crab pogos! Mary, one of […]Read more "September: As Told By Instagram"
(Photo by Kimberly Pesch) 1. Fashion is simple and baring one’s legs is perfectly acceptable. 2. Pool parties with copious amounts of beverages and floatation devices are a thing. 3. Havaianas are the closest I can get to walking around barefoot. 4. I’m allowed to eat as much ice cream as I desire. 5. Running outside […]Read more "Twenty Reasons I Love Summer (Toronto Edition)"