2019 was an interesting year both personally and professionally. In many ways, it felt like an entire lifetime.
Today marks my thirtieth lap around the sun (it's still the 17th in Canada...) Thirty is a daunting, anxiety-inducing age for many people. We spend so much time writing down goals and resolutions, trying to figure out how we can become better versions of ourselves — smarter, thinner, prettier, the list goes on... But what about [...]
There's no denying the excessive nature of the blogging and YouTube industry. Whether constantly trying out new products, so you can share your favourites with your followers or buying/being gifted clothing for outfit photos, there's something a bit troublesome about it all. And don't get me started on hauls... (do people still do those?) The [...]
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. [...]
I hate to admit it, but I'm a people pleaser. With my thirtieth birthday looming, I'm taking stock of all my habits, behaviours and characteristics. There's nothing like leaving your twenties behind to force you to reflect on your life up till this point, the good, the bad, the ugly... You decide, I'm fine with [...]
Since leaving Toronto, I've missed out on my fair share of opportunities: restaurant openings, food events and film previews, to name a few. A week after packing up my bags to move to Christchurch, I received an email about a press trip to a dreamy destination; a trip I would've attended in a heartbeat. Watching my [...]
One thing I’ve noticed about Christchurch, that never ceases to amaze me, is that everyone turns up. It could be symptomatic of losing a slew of businesses and community events following the earthquakes, but nevertheless, it's impressive! In Toronto, I had friends from different areas of my life and everyone was always busy. When planning an event, one would anticipate that many of the [...]