2015 | A Year in Pictures

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It’s hard to believe that another year has come to an end and with that comes for a time of reflection and looking back on my year and what I did and accomplished. This year I was able to see a ton of art, which is perfectly okay in my books, and I hope 2016 is equally as rich in art for me. So, if you want to see what I got up to this past year, keep reading!

As mentioned, this year I was able to see a ton of fabulous art and exhibits:

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at TIFF Bell Lightbox (I have a ton of photos from this which you can find here).

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Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time at the Art Gallery of Ontario

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Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano at the Royal Ontario Museum

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Museum of Modern Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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After volunteering for my third year at the Hot Docs Film Festival, my mum, my sister and I took a trip to New York City—which is definitely my highlight of 2015. This was such a dream for me and we squeezed so much in in the few days we were there. You can read more about my trip here and here.

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After New York, I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed (which meant I had stitches for the first time ever). I remained pretty low-key for the rest of May. Then June came and it was the start of an amazing summer.

Beginning of June, I attended the Power Ball XVII: Appetite for Excess event at The Power Plant which was such a cool experience and I loved every second of it (see more here). Thanks again Shelly for letting me be your +1!

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In June, my sister and I saw a couple of shows—Grimes and Lana Del Rey at Molson Amphitheatre and Awolnation at Sound Academy.

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And my beautiful sister also graduated from University!

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In July, my friend Andrea—who I met in Guatemala and is an absolute doll—came to visit and it was so nice to catch up!

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I also finally tried axe throwing and it turns out I wasn’t completely terrible at it…

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Toronto hosted the Pan Am Games this Summer and though I didn’t watch any of it, I did see Kiesza and The Flaming Lips play at Panamania.

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End of July was the WayHome Music & Arts Festival, which was three days of incredible music and camping with the best group of people.

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I also attended the Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival at Fort York, Garrison Grounds and saw one of my favourite Shakespeare plays at Shakespeare in High Park (see my full post here).

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And of course a ton of days spent at the beach (but yet never quite enough).

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To wrap up Summer, my mum and I went to Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic Master Class on Jane Eyre at TIFF Bell Lightbox. My mum and I are both huge fans of him, as well as the gothic genre, so we absolutely loved this.

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September rolled around and I started my third year of University and my fourth year volunteering at the Toronto International Film Festival.

I attended the world premiere of Eye in the Sky and got to be in the same room as the one and only, Helen Mirren.

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And I finally experienced afternoon tea which was so adorable and everything I had ever hoped for.

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It was also an amazing year for baseball, as the Toronto Blue Jays made the playoffs for the first time since they won the World Series back in 1993. Naturally, this was a big deal for Toronto.

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My blog turned one and I am still in love with my little creative nook and love seeing it grow.

I also had some of my photos reposted on companies Instagram accounts including Sonia Kashuk, Eva NYC, Michael Todd True Organics and IKEA Canada. So thrilled!

I was invited to two fashion shows through my blog which was so exciting. Though I don’t produce much fashion content on here (I would love to if I could convince someone to be my photographer), I love fashion and attending these two shows made me fall in love with the industry even more.

Towards the end of August, I attended the Mercedes-Benz Start Up Semi-Final Show (full post here).

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And in October, I attended the Stephan Caras Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Show at World MasterCard Fashion Week (full post here).

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In November, my boyfriend and I had a little getaway to Niagara Falls, where our room had this amazing view:

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And I FINALLY went to the Toronto Christmas Market!

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And speaking of boyfriend, another highlight of 2015 was definitely meeting Jason. We met in the Spring, but ended up not talking for a little while before reuniting at WayHome. I’ll save you all the sappiness, but it is an incredibly healthy relationship and he makes me stupidly happy.

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And there we are! I hope you enjoyed looking back on my year with me! If you want to see what I got up to in 2014, you can find that post here. I love looking back on these posts, as they are a reminder of all the things I managed to do in a year and rereading them leaves me extremely happy.

Overall, I had a fantastic year and I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store. Wishing you all the best and a Happy New Year!

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