One night a year, thousands of people gather at a secret location decked out in their best whites to enjoy an evening of socializing, dancing, and picnic-ing. Diner en Blanc is an incredible evening I've always dreamed of attending - and this year I made that dream come true!
When I was 12, I was felt so certain of what life at 25 would be like. I knew what job I'd want (teacher), the house I'd live in (a big white one), the man I'd marry (Prince Charming), and the lifestyle I'd live (luxurious). I'd be traveling the world, with money in the bank, and my shit would be considered to be together.
Yeah, none of that ended up coming true.
When it comes to my workspace, things must be kept tidy. I cannot work well when my desk is a mess. I often change around little bits and pieces to keep my desk fresh, and often keep my space cheerful with fresh flowers.
There's something special about August evenings. There's no oranger orange than when the sun sets in August. The temperature is just right. It's the best time of year for sitting outside enjoying a cool drink.
This piece is a dream. There is not one thing I don't love about this kimono. The fabric is incredibly soft, the fabric moves so enchantingly when I walk, and I bought it second hand!
For those who don't know, or are newer to In A Sequoia, The Vibrant Lives Foundation is my non-profit organization that looks to engage youth to end the stigma surrounding mental illness, and ultimately mental health in general. If Public Relations freelancing is my career passion, and In A Sequoia is my creative heartbeat, then Vibrant Lives is the blood that courses through my veins. It's something I could never let go and a calling I need to fulfill while on this Earth.
As a solopreneur, carving out time to spend with friends is so important but often over looked. Except, when your friend is ready to give birth to her first child, it's vital to make it happen! Both parenthood and building a business automatically make your schedules a little, let's say, crazy. So fitting in quality time before my friend Caroline's son was born was priority one for me.
In any business, there will arise the need to problem solve. It's inevitable, and it will likely happen at the worst possible moment. What's important is how you respond.
I have 135 articles of clothing.
One-hundred thirty-five. This doesn't include: workout gear, pyjamas, my BC Lions pride, or my underwear. These are just every-day, general articles of clothing.
No one needs 135 articles of clothing.
When it comes to snack food, I have three goals: quick, healthy, and easy clean up. So you will not believe how excited I was when I first made this Three Ingredient Guacamole - it hit all three goals!