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SHUT IT DOWN: 2017 FINISH LINE


2017 – you were such a treat! Between blogging on BURGERS AND BARBIE$ to whippin’ up some goodies with Burger Pawty, it definitely wasn’t an easy feat trying to keep up with all the events and commitments. This year kept me busy beyond belief, but busy = good, right? I have been challenged in more ways than one, but with all of the (positive) stress comes the incredible benefits and rewards from putting in all that hard work! Read on for more about this crazy, hectic year: the good, the bad and the downright awesome. Plus – what’s in store for 2018!  

Without further ado, here’s a breakdown of what I've been up to this past year!


THE GOOD: A LIST OF THINGS I WAS EXCITED TO BE WORKING ON

1. Branding revamp = more content y’all!
♥ BURGERS AND BARBIE$: Burger Dates (also now in video format!)
♥ BURGERS AND BARBIE$: That Girl – interviewing local badass girl bosses!
♥ Burger Pawty: playlists, mixes + merch (seen below)


2. New connections via Burger Pawty events throughout the year, including:
♥ continuing to work with a range of people and brands that align with BURGERS AND BARBIE$ and Burger Pawty
♥ teaming up with local boss babes to spread the #girlpower
♥ working on a total of 26 events this year (two of which were held by Burger Pawty!)


(#GoalsAF campaign by Balloon Bar)

3. Finally having/making time to volunteer with local, non-profit organizations, including:
♥ monthly entrepreneurial workshops with female-identifying youth at Covenant House Toronto
♥ a speaking engagement for a community workshop event, hosted by APM Consulting Services
♥ a monetary donation to SKETCH Toronto, from proceeds from the event Aleks Draws and Burger Pawty hosted this year, called GOODS



THE BAD: A LIST OF THINGS THAT DIDN'T GO AS PLANNED

1. I dropped my phone in the toilet (then stupidly tried to "clean" it by running it under some tap water fml)
2. THEN my phone revived itself, but once again bugged out during my trip to LA (due to the humidity in the Airbnb) and lost alllllllllllll my beautiful pictures from the first two days of the trip
3. On a personal note: not following through with year-long gym membership – mainly due to the fact that it was super far and took me at least an hour to get there one way (no excuses tho, right?), buttttttttttt I did start eating way healthier if that helps???


THE DOWNRIGHT AWESOME: A LIST OF THINGS THAT ACTIVATED MY INNER SPARKLE

1. Some kewl media features:

Connected Magazine
The Star Crossed
Stylish and Successful via Do Well Dress Well
♥ Toronto Life (excerpt above)
Volunteer Spotlight with the JACO Company Program
♥ #GoalsAF campaign with Balloon Bar
♥ Alsoooo getting to be a panelist for an event for International Women’s Day, held by DITTO – to ignite conversation around the importance of a diverse set of perspectives:


(it me + some other kewl babes)

2. Not one, but TWO Burger Pawty events: GXXRLS Pawty (in collaboration with GXXRLS Creative Agency) and GOODS (in collaboration with Aleks Draws)


3. Crossing some travel destinations off my bucket list: Japan, Thailand and LA (to see the Museum of Ice Cream IRL)


BONUS: Paying off my car! (It’s been a long five years)


THE COME UP: WHATCHU GOT, 2018?!

I feel like writing this post can’t even begin to describe how a-m-a-z-i-n-g my year has been. I’m not a mind reader (I wish!), but I have a gut feeling that next year is gona be even more epic than this one! I have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and I cannnnnnnnnnnnottttt wait to share them with you! For now, you’ll have to settle with this miniscule list:
♥ More BB content: more videos, more BTS, more collaborations, and most of all... more burgers!
♥ More health
♥ New sights



To 2017, with love.