I get a lot of questions about my apartment. Mainly, how is it I manage to live comfortably in 239 square feet? Where a lot of people imagine me living life like Harry Potter, I'm actually really pleased with my tiny studio apartment. To show just how lovely it can be, I have finally photographed it in all it's glory - every square foot (almost, no one wants to see a toilet right?).
From what little I knew of Toronto, I hoped I would be able to find an apartment in the Queen West neighbourhood. Not only did the west-side connection appeal to my West Coast personality, but the vibe seemed to scream 'Megan'.
Confession (non)shocker: I'm a huge Scandal fan. While at work, I often tell myself to channel my inner Olivia Pope. She is a fictional communications rockstar, and an incredible, strong female character to have grace my screen weekly.
The reality of this world is that no one can take care of you, but you. And yet, more often than not, we neglect our self-love in the service of others. Whether we feel selfish for focusing on the 'me', or it's easier to focus on other realities, self care can be easy to let slide.
Looking back, I'm surprised it took me as long as it did to truly, deeply miss my friends. But I couldn't avoid that sadness forever, and at some point mid-February I began to realize how weird it is to know there are so many amazing people not in Toronto with me.
Staying in this past weekend was bliss, but I was intentional with the time I gifted myself. The cold snap Toronto faced provided me space to be mindful, and to express my creativity while doing so. Over the space of 54 hours, I painted, texturized, glued and drew two pieces of mixed media art I'm actually really proud of.
This year on International Women's Day, women around the world took the day off work as a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. Their goal is to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face. As many who know me would rightly assume, this is a cause I stand behind with pride.
When Torontonians learn I have a passion (*cough*obsession*cough*) for photography, they kept telling me I needed to go to Allan Gardens. Located in the Garden District on the east side of downtown, I took a slight detour over one Sunday afternoon to learn what the fuss was about. I have to say, Allan Gardens did not disappoint.
It has been forever since I've done a style post, and I have wanted to share this look for some time now. This is an outfit meant to lounge in, yet always inspires me to rock some of my #girlboss goals.
I have long admired the creepy, abandoned buildings of the world. Derelict spaces are often thought of an eyesore, which is why I love to find the beauty in them. So when I saw an invitation from thisopenspace (you may remember them from The Mindful Pop-Up!) to explore the Lever Brothers Factory for an afternoon, I couldn't pass.
I am a closeted Disney fan. I don't scream it from the rooftops, but my whole soul sings when I find myself wrapped up in a Disney classic. I wrote a very critical essay on 'The Disney Vault' in second year university mostly as an excuse to read a whole pile of Disney research. I sang 'Part Of Your World' in my sixth grade talent show - AND STILL HAVE THE WHOLE SONG MEMORIZED.