It's been far too long, lovely readers. I have spent my summer entertaining friends, family and the occasional freelance assignment.
Looking for a fresh spot to spend New Year's Eve? An Italian-inspired newcomer to The Glebe’s bustling restaurant scene is quickly gaining the respect of local foodies. Though Orto Trattoria has only been open for a little over a month, it has received accolades on Trip Advisor and Google Reviews.
On his way to catch a flight to New York City, Canadian-raised international supermodel Adonis Bosso calls me to chat about the release of his first independent single, “Jungle.” He describes the song as social commentary on life, as the 27-year-old has experienced it. “I feel like life is a jungle. It’s kind of about my time in New York, trying to make it, trying to make a name for myself,” says Bosso.
Last week was insanely busy, what with an event to cover on Monday, the writeup due the following day and my midterm review anticipated for Thursday. In order to rest up for work, after grabbing a quick bite at the dinning hall, I spent most of my evenings in bed with my beloved partner that has yet to fail me, Netflix – aside from that time they figured out I was cheating on them with their French twin via VPN, but those days are long gone.
New York's novelty has yet to wear off. This city has it all: great food, pleasantly sassy people and breathtaking landscapes. Thanks to the humidity subsiding and allowing me to breathe when I step outside, I finally had the opportunity to spend my weekend doing what I love most – exploring the city with a coffee in hand and a penniless pocket. But that's a story for another day.
Since my first day in WWD's gorgeous, white office space, located in front of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, I have written a celebrity style report card, attended a movie premiere and interviewed a celebrity.
“Canada 150 is a celebration of genocide and colonialism,” says Brendan Copegog White, an Ojibway person and one of the primary organizers of Ottawa’s Anti Capitalist May Day being held on May 1. White is not the only one to feel some animosity toward the celebrations. A social media movement has begun with the hashtag #Resistance150.