The past two falls I’ve been in school while being on radio tour, and people always ask me how it’s possible to juggle so much travel with being physically present in class. The truth is, it’s just like anything else, you just do it. I’m so fortunate to be able to work in music because I love it so much, and so if it means early mornings, lots of planes, sometimes trains, and always automobiles, it’s worth it. Today I want to share with you some candid photos; sleeping on the car ride between stations, doing homework in the hotel room, squeezing in some holiday goodness from Starbucks, and an interview at Country 107.3 in Tillsonburg Ontario. What are some things that you love to do, even if at times making it all work can be a fun challenge?
I started a tour in September and it was such a fun experience! We went from Toronto, through New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and finished in New York City! My first stop was at Lyric Coffeehouse in Clayton New York. We had some time afterwards to walk around and explore the town and waterfront. I planned this tour through the Northeast at fall time to experience one of my favorite seasons while doing what I love! What are some places you’d like to visit in the fall?
My friend who introduced to some of the great local places to dine in London also recommended this frozen yogurt gem. Chil is a small dessert shop near the universities in London Ontario. This place was presented to me with a lot of hype, so my expectation were high…and it didn’t disappoint! I can’t eat dairy on the days that I sing, so I had to time my visit carefully, but this place was magical. I was told it was a frozen yogurt shop with greek yogurt as the base flavor for everything, along with some vegan options. The outside wasn’t anything remarkable, but the inside! It was so cute and the flavors were impressive, especially the super fruit and the original greek yogurt. They boast the largest available toppings of any frozen yogurt shop in Canada, and they don’t disappoint. They have everything from apple pie to golden oreos to warm white chocolate sauce and everything in between.
Last year I went to visit the BX93 office with my first single to country radio. They had me play in the office and get to know some of the great people at the station. This year they had me come and play for an audience of listeners while broadcasting our interview live on air! It was such a great experience getting to play Bad Habit and an unreleased song for the crowd. Afterwards we had a meet and greet with some fans and got to snap a few pictures, I’ll be sharing that post later this week. It was one of my favorite ways to spend any day!
On my last day in London Ontario, I went for brunch with a friend and then had time to stroll around a bit before my final radio show and interview. I opted for my favorite black high waisted Topshop jeans again and paired them with a sheer sparkly top with a peter pan collar. This look really captures my day-to-day style; I love feminine yet edgy looks and outfits that can transition. I was able to go from brunch, to strolling the streets, and then to a radio station visit and show! What is a key piece from your closet that allows you to transition looks?
I read before venturing out into London Ontario that this spot was a must visit, so I found my way to the Covent Garden Market and it lived up to the description! There was fresh fruit, great little restaurants, sweet treats, and my favorite, the Tea Haus! We had an excellent salad at The Salad Bowl, and then a Green Tea Chai shake from Taylor Sue’s Cups and Cones. As someone who loves tea, the Tea Haus was the real treat because of the many varieties and flavors and the fact that it was all natural ingredients! Even just wandering through the market was a great way to spend an hour, it’s small but packed with interesting treasures. What interesting markets, indoor or outdoor, have you visited?