Festival Time in Toronto

August, 26, 2016

Where is the place to be come September? That’s a total no-brainer. Toronto! The city’s namesake International Film Festival and Independent Film Festival run in tandem from the 8th through the 17th, making Toronto a feast for film-goers and celebrity-seekers.

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With Steve Veale at the helm of the indie fest, it’s no wonder that it has been crowned “one of North America’s top festivals for micro and no-budget films.” Here’s a picture of him that was taken when I won Best Music Video there for But I Do.

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I couldn’t be more excited to announce that my short, In Memory Of, is premiering in this year’s festival. I’ll be at the Carlton Cinema in downtown Toronto on September 16th. Tickets go on sale September first. Details are on  Toronto Independent Film Festival.

Speaking of tickets. I just got mine for the flight to Toronto. I’m going to be covering the festivities in real time. You’ll love seeing the excitement, and meeting Steve. He somehow manages to handle a million festival tasks seamlessly while making friends and having fun.

I guess you can tell that I have a lot of fond memories from my last trip to Toronto. Here are snapshots from my upcoming short…

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Total Immersion

August, 25, 2016

I’ve always believed in the total immersion philosophy when moving to a new place. While studying in Spain, I practiced the language with locals every chance I got…even though my accent was so atrocious that I considered myself the country’s Eliza Doolittle. I made friends wherever I went, joined in community events, and attended city-wide festivals.

Naturally, when I got the opportunity to housesit on the most gorgeous street I’ve ever laid eyes on, I followed the same procedure. The neighbors were so friendly that I was regularly invited to come over. I attended the town parade, took dance classes at a local studio, became a regular at the market, and frequented nearby cafés.

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Every morning, I had breakfast outside on the patio. The first time, the neighbor’s cat joined me, and after that each day he was waiting for me, just like clockwork! It was so much fun that I ate dinner out there every chance I could too. Somehow that cat had a remarkable internal radar. He would always come padding over as soon as I came out.

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Before heading out one night, I did a photoshoot in the house while all gussied up in my new favorite red dress. I wanted to create a fond reminder of the experience and thought that would be a good way.

The owners of that house had better be careful, because I’ve become quite attached! 😉

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Approaching Summer Passage

August, 19, 2016

We still have plenty of warm, sunny days left. So if you haven’t fully embraced summer, it’s not too late! Here are three must-do’s before you say goodbye to the rays and greet the fall leaves.

1. Peruse an arts-and-crafts fair. Admire the masterpieces, and find unique, handmade gifts, jewelry, and clothing.

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2. Go on a road trip with friends. Stop at the first beautiful lake you find, and swim. Stop at the first town having a festival, and eat a hamburger fresh off the grill. Sample the local lemonade. Buy a piece of clothing you tried on in a makeshift dressing room. And hold the memory in your heart when the first winter wind begins to howl.

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3. Plan a dinner party and shop for it at a farmer’s market. Buy a fish caught that very day, and corn still wrapped in the husk. Gather all the ingredients for an organic salad topped off with edible flowers. Grab a fragrant bouquet before heading home.

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I Dare You

August, 18, 2016

What is your response when you hear those three taunting words? In this video you’ll see mine.

Even though I’m no longer house-sitting at this magical manor, I’ll continue posting photos and videos of it. I was there long enough to slip in several shoots. So be on the lookout for beautiful fashions in this beautiful place.