• What it Means to Be a Maker

    November 24, 2017 Kate

    It’s not about scale or automation. Passive income or growth hacking. It’s the physical connection with every piece of work you do. By a human for a human. Your fingerprints. Your signature. Unmistakably you. Ownership. Labour intensive, because that’s the point. The long road in a sea of shortcuts. A commitment to better. Refinement. Vulnerable,…

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  • A Day of Art and Architecture in Manhattan

    November 23, 2017 Kate

    Snaps from a day of art, architecture, and a particularly notable lemon meringue tart in Manhattan. I was at the Smithsonian primarily to see the building itself (are you seeing those details?!) and The Metropolitan to see the Leonardo to Matisse drawing exhibit. I was in that one room of the Smithsonian taking photos of the floors/walls/pipes/ceiling/trim…

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  • Why I Don’t Have Netflix

    November 23, 2017 Kate

    I don’t have Netflix. I know! I know. Or TV. I know. It’s not because I’m trying to save money or because I think it rots your brain, I simply realized it wasn’t serving the purpose I thought it was. I thought watching a movie or a show (OK, an entire series…) was a good…

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  • FOMO Isn’t What I Thought It Was and Yes, I’ve Got It

    November 21, 2017 Kate

    I’m tired. I’m not sure of what, exactly. Nope… No that’s a lie. I’m tired of the disconnect between where I am and where I want to be. I’m tired of the tension between how I feel and how I want to feel. As it turns out, I’ve got a serious case of FOMO. FOMO,…

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  • Williamsburg, a Love Story

    November 20, 2017 Kate

    Well, well. Looks who’s finally getting around to editing her New York City trip photos. It’s-a-me.  Taken on a stroll around Williamsburg, Brooklyn on October 30, 2017. SaveSave

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  • Adventures in Coffee (Because, What Else)

    November 16, 2017 Kate

    Photo evidence from a particularly wonderous stroll along Dundas West in Toronto last week. In which lots of coffee was drunk and many a dream was dreamed. (Studio/retail/event/??? space. That’s the dream.) Also, overheard at Balfour Books… “Oh, here it is, poetry to slit your wrists to. Someone was asking for this.” I love this city.…

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  • The Secret to Being on Social Media Without Feeling Like Absolute Garbage About Yourself and the World at Large

    November 15, 2017 Kate

    Alt titles: How to Navigate the Sewage Slash Bliss That is Social Media All Those Huffington Post Articles Were Right Social Media Anxiety is Real and I Have It Learning to Survive Social Media as a Millennial Who’s Been Told It’s The Key to Connection, Engagement, and Making a Name For Yourself (Yes, my title…

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  • It’s All On You

    November 7, 2017 Kate

    You know what traveling alone is? Traveling alone is a crash course in expectations. It’s an exercise in ownership. A lesson in choice. And it’s a really, really good way to find out how much you like yourself. You and you alone are responsible for your time, your outlook, and your experience. You’re not responsible…

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  • Simply, Go

    November 6, 2017 Kate

    I travel alone. Not always, but sometimes. I just got home from a week in New York City. Last year I did a 12 day road trip around Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island by myself. I’ve gone to Paris by myself, Stockholm, Milan… I’ve never thought much of it. These are places I wanted…

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  • Traveling Alone and a (Not so Hidden?) Lesson in Expectations

    November 1, 2017 Kate

    I enjoy traveling alone, I really do, but that doesn’t mean I enjoy every moment of it. Monday was hard. I was so excited to get here but once I did… Once I dropped my bag off at my Airbnb and started walking around Williamsburg… I felt pretty flat. I felt lonely. I’m not entirely sure what brand…

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