She's Got Flare

Here it is! I'm so excited to finally show you my profile in the March issue of Flare Magazine. I feel like I'm floating on a cloud right now. When Assistant Fashion Editor, Jillian Vieira contacted me in December about the 'She's Got Flare' profile, I was thrilled, flattered, humbled. It was an array of emotions. In a matter of days the interview and photo shoot were set up and I was selecting outfit options with Jillian. Keeping it a secret this long hasn't been easy! In the issue, I share some of my favourite people and places in Hamilton -- from Ashley & Malone, who designed my new branding, to Two Black Sheep, where I like to go for a night out, to the Art Gallery of Hamilton, where I serve as Vice-Chair of CLiC, its young professionals collective. I also shared some style and beauty brands I love, including Pink Tartan, Vrai And Oro, F. Miller Skincare and Province Apothecary.

To be able to share my love of Hamilton, the places and people here that inspire me, and of course art and fashion.. it’s a truly special moment for me. I love capturing the beauty I find in unexpected places and changing the perception people have of Hamilton.

Eight years ago when I was an intern at Flare, I would have never imagined that I'd find myself on the pages of one of my favourite magazines. Words can't explain how humbled I am by this opportunity. Whether I’m creatively solving for public transportation issues or advocating for cultural vibrancy, I love contributing to building vibrant, sustainable, livable cities. Though some of my professional endeavours aren't covered in the profile -- my role as a marketer for the province's public transit agency and committee member for hpoGO and Tourism Hamilton, I'm happy to be recognized as someone with true civic pride.

You can find the profile in the March issue. Thank you so much Flare for this feature!