it’s not very often i am a guest at events, my line of work usually has me behind the scenes making sure things go smoothly for the client.
so it was my intention at The Sunday Social TO, to sit back in the rustic venue, enjoy the sunshine and admire the fashion and hair of the women around me.
once Catriona of Coco & Cowe sat down with Grammy-award winning (and Guyanese-bred, Toronto-raised) songstress Melanie Fiona, something told me the voice note app was going to be clutch and i need to make sure i captured the life that was going to be given.
it’s always nice when celebrates who have sung you through long commutes and heartbreaks, are down-to-earth and funny. a snapshot of some of the questions and quotables:
on social media:
Catriona: instagram is like your life’s greatest hits, how do you deal with the pressure to be perfect?
on writing and creating:
(Melanie swears she’s me!. i can’t blog/post for the sake of. i need to be emotionally moved and motivated to write. the idea of monetizing that in the effort to take this blog to the next level..concerns me though)
her celebrity crush: Will Smith. i admire what’s done career wise and he really loves his wife which is always sexy.
dream collabo: Kanye West
guilty pleasure: eating. including potatoes. (but not really)
unwinding: burning incense and watching cartoons
recent movie: i origins
yours truly was able to kick off the question period by asking if her love of potatoes includes vodka. we had a teachable moment there. #themoreyouknow
on goals outside of music:
on getting out of a rut:
on speaking on social issues:
(insert praise break here)
there was so much more to the conversation (part 2 maybe?), but this post would be 5000 words (though full of awesomeness). it’s always awesome ‘meeting’ a celeb and feeling you just spent an hour with a girlfriend. it was uplifting, and powerful. so much of what she spoke on, mirrored how i feel about my progression and growth as a writer.
i’ve always written. it’s something i’ve always been good at. it’s my passion. my purpose. where it will take me – who knows. but i know it’s something i must do. not for fame, or fortune – but to complete my purpose.
people (well ladies based on the gender count in the room) are always on the hunt for elevated events that brings together people from different pockets of the city, walks of life and points of view.
if this edition of The Sunday Social is any indication, i have a feeling it will be here to stay.[tanya]
The Sunday Social presented by Moroccan Oil
- Annabelle Cosmetics
- Flow Water
- Luxelife Toronto
- Coco & Cowe
- Just For You Events
The Boiler House, Distillery District