Founder + Editor-in-Chief
Welcome to This Beautiful Day – a lifestyle blog for smart + stylish women. I launched this blog in June 2013 to curate and share a few of my favourite things. Myself and my team write daily about food, travel, style, beauty and life advice. We want to provide you with daily inspiration along with tips and advice to get the most out of every day.
I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada – moved to Los Angeles for 3 years, before re-locating to Portland, Oregon in May 2016 with my husband Paul. I think the weather, ocean and beach were calling our names – so we decided to give west coast living a try and I think it really fits us.
My goal is to live life to the absolute fullest and to share my research and experience on this blog to hopefully inspire you to get out there and try something new.
So what do I do now? I am a professional blogger and I do freelance writing and consulting in Digital Content + Social Media. I work from home on most days, but because my work is mobile – I’m lucky to be able to bring it with me on my travels.
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New to the blog? Start here:
I sold my three bedroom home in Toronto and sold everything I owned on Craigslist
How I drove Route 66 across the country with my husband to live in LA.
Thinking of starting a blog?
Here are my Essential Blogging Tools + Blog Photography Basics + a post on How-To Start a Blog to help you get going. I also offer consulting services for bloggers and businesses. If you need help getting your blog off the ground or building out your social media presence, please email me with details on how I can help you.
Meet The Team!
Jessica Blaine Smith
Jessica Blaine Smith is a photographer based in Toronto. She has been photographing professionally for the past ten years. Her camera has taken her around the world shooting everywhere from Trinidad & Tobago to Cuba to New Zealand. Her work has been seen in various websites and publications including Profit, BlogTO, Canadian Living and Macleans. She regularly blogs her photography at www.jbsmithblog.com and her regular life happenings at www.lifeawesomeblog.com . Jessica loves travel, people, music and a good cocktail.
Natalia Dziubaniwsky is a professional in the not-for-profit and volunteer sector. An avid traveller, Natalia has explored 18 countries to date and is forever searching for a new adventure, fresh experiences and delicious eats. She has lived in South Korea as an English teacher, gone sand boarding in Peru, journeyed solo through South East Asia and Australia, volunteered with elephants in Thailand and learned to scuba dive in Indonesia. You can follow her footsteps through her blog.
Shelby Morrison is a Toronto-based food blogger and freelance writer. She has a passion for food and living the most delicious life, while enjoying every step of the way. She eats her way through Toronto, yet loves to travel the world for unique and tasty finds. Visit her blog at www.sweetsandmeats.ca
Alison enjoys sharing her love for food, travel, arts and culture with family, friends and the online community. She has been an avid traveller since the tender age of one, sailing with her family around the world for several years. As a true foodie, Alison enjoys exploring Toronto’s endless variety of delicious cuisine and her favourites include Italian and Thai. Alison obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, and most recently attained a post-graduate certificate in Public Relations from Ryerson University. She also writes for The Hip + Urban Girl’s Guide and has been inspired to create her own lifestyle blog, The Charming Modernist.