We thought it high time that we introduce another summer playlist, with all of our favourite anthems of summer. Nothing beats a summer Monday morning like a new playlist.
There’s quite the range of songs here, something for everyone. Chances are if you happen to wander up to the fourth floor, you’ll hear one of these blasting. Check out our past playlists here and here and don’t forget our running playlist!
Natalie is our newest addition on the fourth floor, and we couldn’t be happier to have found her. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2007, with an honours degree in Media, Information & Technoculture, a minor in Comparative Literature and a Certificate in Writing.
She got her first kick at PR when she landed an internship with the Canadian Opera Company. She worked at Alliance Films for nearly three years, and from there, landed a contract doing unit publicity with Battle of the Blades, where she got to hang with Ekaterina Gordeeva, making her childhood dreams come true. A serious pedigree to have on our team – welcome, Natalie!
How long have you been part of the team?
About two months.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Sleeping in. I don’t do this very often, but I relish the days when I can lay in bed (guilt free) well into the afternoon.
What do you love most about living in Toronto?
Biking! I love living in a city with such a thriving bike culture. I’m way too much of a wimp to bike in the winter, but as soon as the city thaws, Rupert (my trusty steed) and I are inseparable. Toronto becomes a lot smaller and easier to discover when you can map out your own route.
Best gift you’ve ever received?
Last year for my birthday, my boyfriend gave me a custom-made Lara Vincent headpiece. Made of black & cream suede flowers, it is absolutely stunning. It’s the first thing I’d grab from my apartment in a fire (other than my boyfriend).
Best part about being a publicist?
No two days are ever the same.
A little more from the fourth floor:
Website: www.apartment803.com Designer: Samantha Pleet, Proenza Schouler, Calla Haynes, Rodarte, Lover, Vanessa Bruno… I’ll just stop now. Store: Robber, Rac Boutique, LAB, Jonathan + Olivia. Book: The Harry Potter series. Snack: Apples or dark chocolate. Season: Fall for the clothes, summer for the fun. Sexy: Boys with beards. Inspiration: Sally Singer. Drink: Coconut Bongo tea Motto in two words: Namaste (keep that extra word and buy yourself something pretty).
To note: one of Nat’s favourite things to do is to have friends over to try out new recipes, ingredients and cuisines. Her current favourite cookbooks are The Essential New York Times Cookbook by Amanda Hesser and Momofuku by David Chang. She points out “I’ll be testing out his pork bun recipe soon, if anyone wants to come over!”