As a former makeup artist and beauty professional of fifteen years, it would be fairly accurate to say that I thrive on creativity. But after the rather sudden death of my mother in November 2011 and the subsequent nervous breakdown it led to left me shaken to the core and feeling less than lukewarm about continuing on that particular path, I decided that some change was definitely in order. Who knew that change would include buying a house and moving to an entirely different city? Now all that’s left for me to do is figure out if there’s more to life than lipgloss.
Writing was, and I suppose will always be, my first love. Since October 2011, I’ve been the voice behind the Glamanomics section – with some moderation from the site’s editor, or perhaps reigning in might be a better term – at She’s So Savvy. If you’re looking to live large on a not-so-large budget, it’s worth a visit. And be warned: there will no doubt be many references to what I refer to as The Novel in this blog, which may or may not see the light of day in future. We’ll have to wait and see.
I love chocolate, shoes, baking, Eighties hair bands and guy-liner – in no particular order. While I have no culinary training to speak of, I’m happiest and most at peace when I’m baking. Most of my recipes come from cookbooks and various food blogs, but I use those as more of a jumping-off point and will often adlib my way through by combining and crossreferencing between a few different sources. I like to pretend that I know what I’m doing when I put on one of my seven aprons and start creating something eye-rollingly delicious.
I should also mention that I suffer from a dark sense of humour and am prone to moments of extreme sarcasm. Well, suffer isn’t exactly the right word. More accurately, I revel in it.
Hope I haven’t scared you off, and that you will perhaps join me on this emotional roller coaster called life. And if you or someone you know is looking for a bakery or pastry chef apprentice in the Hamilton area, drop me a line!