So, you’ve probably noticed by my overuse of the questions function on ig stories that I love interacting with you all lol, but even before that became available, I always tried to be on top of all the questions that come through to my DMs. A lot of them are repetitive and I try to respond individually and also post about ones that I get a lot, but thought it could be appropriate & fun to share about my most asked questions here so they can live on the blog, too.
So without further adieu, let’s get right into it & I hope if you’re reading this your questions are answered!! x
How tall are you?
I am 5’7 and happily consider that to be ‘tall’ (though Ryan disagrees). I def have size dysmorphia though and in my mind am like 5’10 – which I wish was reality because I think being tall is so elegant 😊
How old are you?
28! Turning 29 in November. A true scorpio even though I’m on the cusp.
Ryan is everything – how did you meet?
I will preface this by saying that I get SO many questions about Ryan all the time, and he is in fact everything lol. He does not have IG so I can’t tag him BUT we met originally in university. We hardly spoke and we had a class together but he’ll tell you I never went (work smarter people, not harder). In any case, about 4 years ago we ran into eachother at a party, I was a little drunk and didn’t remember him when he came up to me at first (LOL), and we didn’t exchange numbers but then I ran into him AGAIN that same week at a football game and he will tell you I pushed my number on him (LOL x2). In any case, was meant to be, we went out after that and the rest is history 😊
Who takes your photos & how do you edit them?
If I’m not in them (or selfies) then me, but otherwise Ryan obliges me and also my sister and girlfriends are very cooperative and will take them for me and are always down to pop in when I ask nicely lol. For how I edit them, there’s a full length post on that here.
How big is your place?
Our condo is 1,000 sq ft which is def big by Toronto standards (& my personal standards). We love it, but want to make the move to a house sooner than later!! We also have plans to potentially do some flips so stay tuned!
Where do you get planters?
All the ones in my house are IKEA, HomeSense or CB2. Also love checking Anthro and West Elm, they’re just a bit pricier.
How big is your engagement ring?
Literally one of my all time most asked, I get this question several times a week lol, and I used to find it invasive (espesh v abrupt messages like “how big is your ring?!!?” from strangers… rude), but for those who ask nicely out of curiosity / their own research (get it girls!), I am happy to share. It’s a 1.75ct princess cut oval on rose gold. Ryan designed + had it custom made. He always tells me though, most important to how it looks is DEF quality. A high setting (which mine is) seems to make the stone pop a bit more too.
How do you travel so much?
Put simply, because we make it a priority. We happily sacrifice spending on other sorts of things in order to save for trips. We also plan ahead when we can, take advantage of deals and use points. I have a whole post about how to accumulate travel points fast that is a big help if you’re looking to take more trips and spend less out of pocket.
As far as time off, again, we plan ahead and try to be smart by planning over long weekends and extending trips like business travel, destination weddings, etc. where we can.
Favourite place you’ve visited?
Toss up between Tahiti and Greece.
Dieing to do an African safari!! Was close to happening for our honeymoon but I hope it will as our big trip in 2019. Also really wanting to do Australia, and get back to different islands in Hawaii. You can see my top travel bucketlist here.
What do you do for a living?
Which also comes in the form of “do you have a job?” (people really need to work on their delivery lol). Yes, I work full time in PR – am lucky that I fast tracked uni, did a post grad and actually started my career in what I studied at 21. I’ve worked for awesome brands in both agency and corporate settings. I love and hate aspects of it, and think it’s important to adapt your work to your changing lifestyle and interests. Would you guys be interested in a post on career tips/advice?
Where did you get/ what does your wedding dress look like?
Not telling lol. I’ve shared a ton on all our planning as you know, but this is one piece that everyone is going to have to wait for. #sorrynotsorry !
Ideal brand partnership?
At this point, anything décor/design related or travel because that’s what I’m truly interested in!! I would also love to partner with McDees or Cineplex because I am obsessed with both and am always talking about them lol (as you guys probably know lol).
My best décor/design advice?
Go with your gut. It’s easy to get caught up on pinterest or the gram and try to recreate spaces you’ve seen, but while those places are GREAT for inspo, go with what feels authentic to you. For example, if you love colour, maybe an all white kitchen isn’t for you (as popular as it may be), or if you’re a maximalist, you’re probably not going to be happy in a Scandinavian style space. Also, mix high, low, vintage finds! Keeps the space interesting and not looking like a showroom 😊
Where do you workout in Toronto?
My fave workout in the city is Studio Lagree (pilates on a mega reformer machine), and Studio KO for boxing. I also box at Big Hit, and do yoga and mat pilates at least once a week to stretch it all out. I really enjoy spin classes too they’re just not as convenient for me based on my schedule and location of the studios I like. I use Class Pass btw, which you can read my thoughts on here.
Where do you get your hair done?
This one is definitely another of those constant questions!! Currently, Salon Daniel in Yorkville (Toronto), because I will follow my colourist Victoria anywhere. She’s a freaken master and if you go and ask for her, tell her I sent ya!
Will you do videos (travel vlogs, home tour, etc.) ?
I get questions about this ALL the time, and I really want to but it would definitely be a new space for me and that takes time (which I don’t have disposable amounts of right now lol). Hopefully something I’ll start in 2019. Would love to do a little honeymoon travel vlog!
Clothing – zara, anthro, club Monaco, aritzia, H&M, nothing too crazy. For beauty, I’m obsessed with Nars lately, and The Ordinary, kiehls and ole henrikson for skincare. For home – cb2, structube, west elm, home sense, urban barn, target….
Who are the dogs on your feed?
The little one who you see most often is Moe, my family dog who lived with me up until Ryan and I moved into our place two years ago. He now lives with my sister full time but visits often. The other big one (german sheppard) is Kujo, and belongs to Ryan’s best friend but I ask to puppysit anytime they’re away. Post wedding, we are getting our own. Ryan says only when we have a yard but I’m taking matters into my own hands lol.