From My Desk :: Interview with Wantfolio

My Little Secrets, Natalie Ho Living Room tour | photo by: ARTIE

I met Lesley Metcalfe, Editor of Wantfolio several years ago at a networking event for women entrepreneurs. Lesley and I connected right off the bat and we managed to keep in touch over the course of the last few years. I’ve mentioned many times that my most favourite thing about blogging is meeting inspiring people like Lesley, and learning about all the cool ventures and start-ups that are being created each and everyday in this digital age.

I connected with Lesley recently to learn about Wantfolio,  a comprehensive platform where you can read, see, save, snap and share everything you want. What you want to wear, eat, drink. Where you want to go. What you want to do. Who you want to be. Wantfolio is unique because the best global content in already curated for you, without you having to go looking for it. I’ve been using this app myself the last couple of weeks, and I particularly love it because the content is lifestyle focused, spanning across many lifestyle verticals.

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From My Desk :: Office Necessities and VQ Speaker Giveaway


It’s been some time since I’ve shared tips ‘From My Desk‘! Today’s post is dedicated to some of my favourite desk mates that keep me super focused and also give me a hand when I’m on the run. My equation for maximum productivity includes a dose of morning Nespresso caffeine, blasting my must-have playlists from my smartphone, making to-do lists, and easy to use portable electronics.

Keep reading to see my current must-have gadgets and a chance to WIN the beautiful Bluetooth speakers pictured below!

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From My Desk :: My Daily Dose

Nespresso VertuoLine 1

Whether it’s days in the office or working from home, I always prefer to jump start my day with a cup of coffee. I love the taste and aroma of coffee. For me, it’s an instant wake-up call and also helps with my productivity. Now, if you spend most of your days in the confines of your company office, you may not have a choice when it comes to brewing your own, and therefore, most of us defer to coffee shops for our daily dose. However, if you’re like me, and have the opportunity to work from home (at least a couple times a week), selecting the perfect coffee machine becomes that much more important!

Today, I’m excited to share the announcement of a new partnership. I’ve officially been coined as one of Nespresso‘s Coffee Connoisseurs! This means I will be sharing loads of fun coffee how-to’s, recipes, and exciting news from Nespresso over the next several months!

First on the list, I’d like to introduce you to the life-changing Evoluo coffee machine from the VertuoLine collection.

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From My Desk :: How to Stay Organized

The Art of Prioritizing, Latte Art

Happy Thursday! Last week, I launched the start of a new blog series, “From My Desk” to share some of my personal experiences for the career driven, goal-getters out there (I know there are plenty of you!). Juggling between a full time job and a lifestyle blog requires quite a bit of organizational skills. Personally, being organized is tri-fold. It’s a combination of scheduling, prioritization, and setting goals.

Over the last several years, I’ve managed to devise my own plan and discovered a plethora of tools to help me stay organized.

Read further to find out my favourites!

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From My Desk :: A New Inspiring Series for the Career Driven

Home Office Space: How to Juggle Between a Full time job and a blog

It’s incredible how many people I know juggle between a demanding full time job and a creative outlet, whether that is blogging, freelance photography, wedding florals or being an occasional make-up artist. I have been so privileged to have met so many talented people in the last few years and I want to personally thank each and everyone of you for your inspiration and passing on some of your energy because  I know first hand, the hard work that goes along with it!

Every successful blogger I know has a personal ‘story’. Why they started, how they manage their time, and ultimately what the end game is. I’m beginning a new Thursday series, “From My Desk”, to share my personal journey and experiences in building a startup company that just hit our 10th year anniversary, a fulfilling career in marketing and creating my mini masterpiece, my blog. Today, I’ll kick off by sharing my personal story.

I hope to inspire some of you take a chance, achieve your goals and stay motivated!

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