Being born and raised in an incredibly boring small town in Southern Ontario meant one thing – I had a lot of free time growing up, and most of it was spent dedicated to absorbing music, film and television at insane rates.

This meant that I knew from a very young age I would move to Toronto as soon as I possibly could in order to experience all this culture I could only see on the screen – and it’s been over a decade since I was able to make that happen.

Since moving here I’ve got a dog and named him after a Dylan song, graduated from a Fine Arts program at York University, volunteered for a variety of organizations, worked at least a dozen different jobs – some awful, some amazing, lived in five different apartments/neighbourhoods, made some of the best friends of my life, experienced more live music than I can remember, started this blog, met some of my heroes  and fell completely in love with this city.

There’s no where else in Canada for me. As my adventures in Toronto and abroad continue, I will continue to share them with you here.

Some of my favourite musicians are: Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire, Pink Mountaintops, Tom Waits, Smog, Cat Power, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys, Fleetwood Mac, Cold Specks, Jack White, Elliott Smith, David Bowie, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lykke Li, The Pixies, Teenage Kicks, Radiohead, Sloan, The Velvet Underground, Zeus, Wilco and I could seriously go on forever.

ABOUT THE BLOG

Turn The Record Over is a Toronto based lifestyle & culture blog for creative professionals.

Started over five years ago as a personal blog, it morphed into a music lifestyle blog before settling into its current incarnation as a lifestyle blog for creatives, focused on helping you discover the best in music, travel, style, food and drink, and technology, alongside #GirlBoss focused career advice.

The name comes from an Elliott Smith song, if you were wondering.

Over the years, TTRO has collaborated with specific companies and brands that align with the blogs creative vision, including:

FILM

  • Alliance Films
  • Cineplex
  • Hot Docs
  • TIFF
  • Luminato
  • Mongrel Media
  • Royal Cinema

MUSIC

  • Sony Music
  • Live Nation
  • Nokia Music
  • Embrace
  • Canadian Music Week
  • TURF Toronto Urban Roots Festival
  • Young Lions Music Club

BEVERAGES

  • Canadian Club
  • Absolut
  • Smirnoff
  • Summersby
  • Sapporo
  • Hennessey
  • Highball Collective
  • Jagermeister
  • Budweiser
  • Coors Light
  • Molson Canadian
  • Steam Whistle
  • Dreaming Tree Wine
  • iYellow Wine Club

CONSUMER/TECH/FASHION/CHARITY

  • AMEX Canada
  • Air Transat
  • Intel
  • Dyson
  • Gladstone Hotel
  • Honda
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Skechers
  • ModCloth
  • Motorola
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Visa Canada

Please contact me if you are interested in working together in some way – be it sponsorship, a giveaway, swapping guest posts, co-presenting or hosting an event, interviewing me, writing work, gifting a quality turntable for an exclusive lifetime sponsor spot on the blog, or sending me around the world to cover music festivals or profile travel destinations (aka my dream life).