Posts in Lifestyle
summers and alleys

I am fascinated with the way this city is built. From the way Toronto has been designed to move people, to the architecture of every neighbourhood, it's been such an adjustment in my eight months here. In particular, I am obsessed with the multitude and variety of street art. It's everywhere, and it's beautiful. Take the above Queen West mural featuring the infamous white squirrel as an example! 

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playing in a virtual world

I studied Interactive Art & Technology at a time where Virtual Reality (VR) was still inaccessible to the masses. It was fun to hypothesize the possibilities and theorize how the technology could be used, but it was not yet in the realm of feasibility to test and execute on the world. Today, not that long after I graduated, the world is a different place. And when my parents visited the other week, I took them to the House of VR

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toronto studio home tour

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?). 

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five stunning and fun reasons to visit allan gardens

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.

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hauntingly beautiful photos of the abandoned lever brothers factory

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.

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be our guest? beauty and the beast exhibit a missed opportunity

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.

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a planes, trains, and automobiles holiday

Right now, I am sitting in the Ottawa train station waiting for my 5pm train home to Toronto. This is the final leg of nine busy days of travel all over Canada, using essentially all methods of transportation. The trip included a massive surprise, some French practice, and a whole lot of coffee. I'm exhausted, but I am oh so grateful. 

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unreserved holiday

First holiday in my new home, and I have none of my holiday decor here with me. Overall, this holiday season is beyond weird and out of the ordinary, but I had to do something to make my space feel festive. So this weekend I grabbed a couple girlfriends, style inspiration a la Style at Home, and a couple bottles of Unreserved Wine for a mini-wrapping-and-decorating session to mark the season! 

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joyful with minted

In 24 years I hadn't missed a dinner - this includes a Christmas I had pneumonia and I should have missed the dinner. But with 4,365 KM between us, it's just not feasible to go home this year, and I know that's got to be tough on my loved ones back in BC. So I knew I had to do something special to let them all know how much they mean to me. 

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