Today in Canada, it is Mental Health Awareness Day. Every call, text, and tweet with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk will contribute 5 cents towards mental health initiatives in Canada. Let’s end the negative stigma surrounding mental health, it’s not something that just happens to outcasts or weird people. Friends and family can go through the same thing and being open to the conversation can be a life-changer.

I filmed a Vlog to be a part of the conversation and to let people know that they are not alone.


My Resolution This Year is to Have None

In the past I’ve written so many post about resolutions and things like that but this year I am going to have none. I made the Vlog below to talk about why.

My New GoPro and the Beginning of Vlogtober!

I’ve been wanting to Vlog for a while. If you’ve been a frequent reader of the blog, I tried to at the end of summer but I ended up finding it cumbersome to be doing it on a DSLR. I enjoyed using the GoPro during the Canadian Club campaign and had wanted to buy one since. GoPro announced their new Hero 3+’s last week and on a whim, I ordered the new Hero Black!

I’m still testing the ropes on vlogging and according to frequent Youtubers it’s “Vlogtober” this month. It’s month-long challenge to vlog at least once a day. I’ll be doing so in a sort of daily snapshot-of-my-life-and-thoughts way. So far I’ve learnt a lot, including my own mannerisms in nervous situations (ie in front of camera) and the logistics of vlogging in general.

You can follow my adventures on Youtube and I’ll be writing about all my experiences here.

Mixed & Ready Moments at Grove Festival

A few weekends ago, I attended The Grove Music Festival. Instead of photographing it, I had the pleasure of taking part in Canadian Club’s Mixed & Ready Moments campaign, along with fashion stylist Chloe Wise. You can watch the result of our adventures in the video above! You can win some cool stuff at mixedandready.com.

goproThe video was filmed with a GoPro. I didn’t realize it was so small and versatile. I totally want to buy one now.

canadianclubWhenever I’m at shows, I am usually photographing or reviewing them. For once it was nice to relax, watch the show and have a couple of drinks!

photo 2We got a bit spoiled with backstage access, which included the catering tent with this snazzy ready-to-order pasta bar thing.

photo 3So, uh, funny story.. I went backstage to find somewhere to charge my phone. Before I knew it, I was on stage dancing with Girl Talk!


meandphoenix2Also, I met Phoenix. They were very very French and super nice guys!

Hot Chip!
Hot Chip!

This adventure made me realize that I have a damn cool life for an underemployed person and that I should document some of these in video format. It’s an idea that is still on brainstorming mode but hope to have more videos for you guys soon!