I knew that Kait (from YuppieLove) and I were kindred spirits the moment we shyly struck up a conversation over lunch at Alt two years ago. Kait is kind and fun and bright–just like her blog. Her lovely demeaner and warm smile are instantly welcoming. Hailing from Calgary, Kait writes about delicious food, crafts and fun–all the ingredients for a fully lived life. I am so excited to introduce you to Kait and her lovely blog today. Read on to learn more about Kait and YuppieLove:
When did you start blogging and what inspired you to start blogging?
Blogging has been a big part of my life for nearly 10 years. I have not always noticed how important it is, but it has always been
there for me as an outlet. I officially started blogging in 2004 when I was in art school – I started out blogging about art projects and the one-nite-only art parties I would host in my city. I also wrote a zine, and I used another blog to promote it and to post photos from issue launches. A couple years later, I re-invented my zine in a blog format and renamed it New Canadian Modern and focused mainly on Canadian music. It was a great site and was growing quite a bit. Unfortunately, I started to lose interest in the content and wanted to
start something new that focused on my love of entertaining, DIY projects and home design. My husband and I just got engaged, and I decided to start blogging about our wedding plans so in January 2010 I launched YuppieLove and have been writing on it ever since.
My favourite aspect of writing a blog has got to be the ability to share ideas and projects while presenting them in an interesting
and exciting way. I love to write so having an outlet that is all mine keeps me motivated to do more. This also leads me to the most challenging aspect of blogging – since it is all mine I often overthink things and end up not posting content that I have created. And being a freelance writer, often I feel like I’ve used up all of my greatest ideas for freelance articles and am left feeling uninspired.
I love sharing cocktail recipes – I secretly wish I was a mixologist! Here is one of my most recent posts using Umeshu Plum Wine.
Usually when I am stuck for inspiration, I get out of my house and look for inspiration outside. Even just taking a quick walk around the neighbourhood leaves me feeling more refreshed and excited about starting a new project. I also love hitting up the mall and just
window-shopping. Stores like Forever 21 definitely inspire me – even if I don’t buy anything I love being surrounded by all of the colours, patterns and sparkle. Even their music is inspiring – I always walk around Shazaming every song I hear. I find music super important when I am creating a new project.
Oh, great question! I love shoes (who doesn’t?!) and it is always super hard to narrow down my absolute favourites. My go-to
pull on boots are Roots Roll Over Boot in Tribe Leather – super soft and breaks in beautifully. They literally feel like slippers but look
great with just about everything.
Not exactly a book but the last issue of Kinfolk Magazine was absolutely awe-inspiring and full of amazing stories. It is such a
great magazine and it actually reads like a really special book of short stories.
I am currently working with a photographer friend of mine on a book project. We are so excited to release more details soon!
My go-to meal is Vietnamese Pho or noodle bowls. In Calgary, we have so many great Vietnamese restaurants so we always get some
quick and delicious take-out. I just love the incredible flavours and who can resist a bowl of noodles?
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