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The past few weeks have been a whirlwind!

I’ve gone from being a freelance homebody that barely left home to essentially becoming a nomad; living out of a bag, driving across the GTA from place to place, leaving a trail of granola bar crumbs, drywall dust, and hairspray. And actually wearing shoes on the reg — this, admittedly, is new for me. (In the photo above, I’m donning Aldo’s Sergioa heels while tile sourcing.)

In essence, my life at the moment is go go go, 24/7 — and I’m relieved to discover that I love it. I didn’t come from a background in TV, and I didn’t pursue this path, so there was always a fear in the back of my brain that perhaps I wouldn’t enjoy the work or the lifestyle, but I’m so happy to say that I’m really liking it. (For anyone completely lost on what I’m talking about, read this post fist.)
I’m constantly meeting new people (who become pals), and touring myriad homes that scream with potential. It’s inspiring, and I feel alive. Prior, I was at home all day in front of a laptop, save for the odd time I had to meet a client in person, so to be out and about is a welcome change.

There have been so many moments over the past few weeks I’ve been itching to share, but I’ve either been so flippin’ busy without a second to spare, or I’ve been sworn to secrecy 😉 So while I can’t share photos of the spaces or places or any specifics about what I’ve been working on, I can give you some sneak peeks into my life as of late.

Enjoy!

x, S

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I adore my makeup artist and hair warrior, Lynne Ryan — although, she’s so much more than that. It’s all the little things she does that make my day better, like her care when it comes to water bottle labeling and her straw-lid-hole technique. My top is from Ted Baker, and the hoops are from Aldo.

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Unfortunately, these Serling cage heel loafers are sold out nearly everywhere, but fingers crossed they go back in stock because they are mint and so comfy!

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I’m fully aware of how late I am to the nail game, but I never had (a reason to have) nice nails until now, so my phone is half photos of my hands. Make fun of me all you want, but I can hardly believe it, hahaha. Amateur tip: I’ve found that glitter polish lasts the longest because when it chips, you can still go another week until it’s noticeable. The ring set is from Aldo.

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In between filming, I managed to sneak off to this year’s BlogPodium which took place in St. James Cathedral centre. Shawn and I prepared a talk about all things video — from technical info and story-telling techniques to social strategy and insider secrets. These two photos are the only one’s I took that day because we were too busy meeting and chatting with interesting people and brands. Isn’t that waterfall countertop so dreamy?
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On the home front, my monstera deliciosa has become huge in my absence! If you want your green goodies to thrive, check out my houseplant care post.
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Super-normal. Also, overalls have become a functional staple.

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A brick-lovers dream! Tune in next spring to see it all 😉

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Philz! Just a gem of a shop in Toronto.

What about you guys? What have you been up to?