MEET STANDARD ISSUE

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Oh hey, it’s September. Where has this summer gone, friends? Probably the busiest, most disorienting summer I’ve ever experienced – it surely has been a great one albeit a fast one. Where have I been, you might ask? Hastily working on a ‘new baby’ of sorts with a new collaborator, my friend Mackenzie Clarke. We launched a new Canadian lifestyle site called Standard Issue on the third of June. Over these past three months we have put nearly every inch of ourselves into this new online magazine. It has been tricky with balancing our freelance careers, travel and regular life stuff but we’ve loved every minute of it. And I want to share this with you. This summer was our soft launch but with us averaging 2-3 posts per day of curated and original content, Standard Issue has morphed into something we had always imagined but did not realize would happen so quickly for us. We’ve had the opportunity of working with some incredible local businesses such as Village Ice Cream, Camp Clothing Co. and Seed + Soil. This city is jampacked with some of the most talented photographers and videographers and we are so thankful to get to work with them – thanks to Blair Marie Photography, Heather Saitz, Jessika Hunter and Tom Kucy for helping us create incredible original content. We hosted a Stampede Party + DIY Craft at Anthropologie which was an absolute blast and success – you can check out our video by Tom Kucy here. There is so much more to come from us – pop-up dinner parties, DIY workshops and blogging networking opportunities – we want to you to be there for every minute of it.

I invite you to take a look at Standard Issue when you get a chance. We’ve got everything from travel, style, decor and sweet things for the little people in our lives. We have a big focus on local – so watch for new launches, shop profiles and local spotlights. You can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook – we hope you want to be friends.

As for yuppielove, now that things are getting back to normal around here and life is returning to routine, you’ll be seeing a lot more regular posts coming up. I’ve got some exciting new weekly columns I am writing and more projects that I would love to get you involved with. Stay tuned, pals.

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