Ahhhhh, HELLO, my friends! If I were with you in person, I’d probably say this as I greeted you with a big hug and practically collapsed into your arms while also smiling like a fool because WHAT A DANG WEEK. An exhausting but simply INCREDIBLE week. I can’t wait to get wifi hooked up today (hello from a coffee shop on Friday afternoon! hehe) and share a little bit about the week (and maybe share a few house pics that y’all keep telling me you’re dying to see – I love you guys haha!)
Anyway, meet Lex! She is simply the best! She’s one of those readers of my blog whose comments I always look forward to when I see she’s commented. She’s thoughtful, smart, and writes a wonderful blog to top it off! Oh, and she’s Canadian, and for some reason I get SO TICKLED when I feature bloggers in this seriess from other countries. I believe she’s my second from Canada. Neat, right?! I hope you enjoy getting to know her and support her by popping over to her page! Have a beautiful Saturday! xoxoxo
Q: Hey Lex! In three sentences or less, tell us a little bit about who you are. ☺
A: Hi there! I’m Lex and I’m behind a blog called Little Whyte Book (my last name is Whyte and it’s a play on Little Black Book – all the best jokes are the ones you have to explain right?) I’m a 24-year-old Canadian lifestyle blogger, journalist, coffee lover and movie fanatic.
Q: When did you start your blog? What was your main motivation to give it a go?
A: I started Little Whyte Book two years ago. I was about to graduate from university (I have a journalism degree) and I really wanted a creative outlet. I had been reading lifestyle blogs since about 2010 but every time I tried to start one, I stopped updating it because I felt too boxed in by strict formats. So this time I wanted to be able to share my life and interests across the board.
Q: The first thing that pops out to me from your Instagram is that you’re from Toronto! I’ve never been to Canada, but my husband and I keep talking about visiting soon. What do you love about your city?
A: You should definitely come! I’m such an advocate for this lovely country, I’ve been all over so if you or your readers ever have questions about traveling to Canada please do ask! But Toronto specifically is such an amazing city, I like to say it’s like New York but less intimidating. My favourite (sorry Canadian spelling) things are the food, being close to the water and how accepting of a city we are. For the most part you can be from any country, dress anyway you want, be into whatever and we just roll with it. Also the food is amazing! We have every type of cuisine you could imagine and it’s all within walking distance. And I grew up near the water so being a ten minute walk from the lake at any moment is a blessing.
Q: Where does your passion for journalism stem from?
A: I have wanted to be a writer my whole life and a journalist since I figured out that, that’s what the people on the news were called. I’m a bit of a know-it-all and always want to find out the truth, talk to the source and tell everyone about it first. Right now I’m doing tech and entertainment reporting which I never thought I’d get into but kind of fell in love with.
Q: What is your dream career?
A: A complete mixture of things! I like the stability of being on staff for a publication but also would really like to get some pieces published in big publications (WIRED, Ringer, Vanity Fair). And I’d really love to get a book (or more than one) published some day.
Q: You are/were on a quest to not spend money for four months! Tell us a little bit about your personal challenge. ☺
A: So I started this because I heard Becca Tobin (on the Lady Gang podcast) mention she was doing it for six months. I took up the idea not so much to save money, although that’s an added bonus, but to teach myself an important lesson. I have the tendency when I’m upset or feeling blue to browse stores in person and online. But I really don’t need more THINGS and retail therapy isn’t the healthiest way of coping so I tried to kick that habit. I have done all right – I have definitely bought things since January but I have bought A LOT less than I would have without this challenge hanging over me.
Q: I love your travel-related content! Where are some of your favorite places you’ve visited?
A: Thank you! I actually just got back from Charleston, South Carolina (so look for those blog posts soon!) and am completely obsessed with it, so I highly recommend that. My favourite city of all time though is definitely London, England. I am heading there for a quick trip this month and can’t wait. I’d move there in a heartbeat. My favourite American city is Washington, DC – I’ve been three times and would take any chance to go again, would also move there if given the chance.
Q: Where should new readers start on your blog?
Q: Where can we connect with you on social media?
And just for fun…
Rather read fiction or non-fiction? Non-fiction
Black or flavored coffee? Black with three sugars
Spring or fall? Fall! The scarves, the leaves, the pending holiday excitement, the fashion, pumpkin spice things!
Car trip or travel by airplane? By myself then definitely airplane, but I’d happily spend hours in a car with my boyfriend (and we have).
Thank you so much, Lex!
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