I had first heard of Jennifer Flores from my friend Jessica Blaine Smith – who raved about her awesome design blog. I raced to Google and fell in love with all the home makeover posts, DIY projects and authenticity that Jen brings to her site, Rambling Renovators. Not only is Jen a brilliant blogger, she is also a smart entrepreneur who works as a consultant, author and co-founder of Canada’s top conference for lifestyle and design bloggers. I caught up with Jen recently to learn all of her secrets!
What inspired you to start your wildly successful home decor and design blog, Rambling Renovators?
It was 2007 and I was newly engaged and house-hunting with my soon to be husband. I had just discovered design blogs and thought I would start my own. We were planning on buying a fixer-upper so I knew there would be lots of renovations to talk about! Continue reading →
I received an exclusive invitation to prepare dim sum with world renowned chef, Susur Lee at his newest restaurant, Luckee. Located in the chic Soho Metropolitan Hotel, the sleek and modern restaurant offers classic dim sum dishes with a unique twist.
Chef Lee welcomed our small group of food bloggers and began the workshop by speaking about his favourite item on the menu. Har gow is a simple steamed shrimp dumpling that is a staple dim sum dish. Prior to the workshop commencing, we sampled crunchy spring rolls and chicken cheung fun. The latter is my favourite dim sum dish, as the bite-sized morsel is soft, crunchy, and silky in texture. It has a savoury kick with tofu, ginger, green onion and soya juice. Continue reading →
Here are some of her tips on ‘getting it together’ career-wise:
1. Learn the job you want, even if nobody has offered to teach you yet.
Get nosey. Ask questions. Plan ahead to stay late for a couple of nights so that you are not cancelling plans, but keeping your life balance in mind as you add hours to your week. Use this extra work time to write up an idea you have so you can get feedback and learn from your seniors. Continue reading →
I have LOVED back to school shopping ever since I was a kid.
When August would roll around, I would collect all the different flyers that were delivered to our house, I would plot out all the new and colourful school supplies I was going to buy. It was the promise of a fresh start and my love of planning that made back to school so exciting.
So why should the kids have all the fun? I’ve been using August and September as a jump start to refresh my home office supplies and thought I would share my chic home office supply picks with you!